|Nice material, comfortable.
April 23, 2008
(3 of 5)
What are the benefits/plusses of this product?
Neat fabric, breathable, stretchy, 3-row adjustable hooks, easy on crease and armpit incisions
What are the disadvantages/minuses of this product?
Bulky velcro arms, bottom of vest rides up, expensive
Would you recommend this product to a friend?
How long have you been using/owning this product?
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|This had a great, strong breathable mesh material that was stretchy and very comfortable. When looking at sizes, my measurements fell right between two sizes, so I ordered the smaller size, to be sure I got the compression I wanted. Besides, this vest has three rows of hooks up the front to allow you to loosen or tighten it if needed. For a compression vest, it still seemed a little loose. But that did allow me to shove ice packs down it, haha.
The velcro arms are good and not good. It's good for if you had an arpit incision and it kills you to raise your arms at first, and it's good because you can adjust the arms, so the side seams aren't up in your armpits, bugging you, but they're rather bulky (why can't they make them of a thinner material?) and annoying.
The length of the vest would probably be fantastic if you had a crease incision, as nothing would rub them, and the thin fabric provides plenty of air flow, but then it would nullify the velcro arms. I don't know if maybe this would work better on someone a little bigger around than I am, but I'm pretty thin, and even with the large elastic band around the bottom, it kept riding up, and I kept having to pull it down all day.
All in all, I loved the fabric (especially for summer!), but would not buy this again. I wore it less than a week, and doubt I'll ever wear it again. It was a waste of $80 for me.
For girls that had the armpit incision, I might suggest the Josephine one, because it's exactly the same, but shorter, or would just get a couple of sports bras. I would suggest this item or something like it for someone who had crease incisions.