As a touring cyclist I have used a lot of different tubes. The Schwalbe tube is the best by far for a lot of reasons. One of the more important factors is it doesn't leak down overnight, which a lot of tubes do. I am sure it's because of the quality of the butyl rubber it's made from. Secondly, the Schrader threaded metal valve is very strong. I have had many tube flats in the past where the stem meets the tube. I also like the clear valve stem cap. It reminds me to make sure the valve stem is covered to protect the valve, and it adds a nice finishing touch.