Fabric is soft. Nice to have both the hooks and the zipper, as well as adjustable shoulder strap, which makes it easier to get vest on. Works very well post-surgery. Short Vest - Style No. MVS
I should have listened to the reviews saying to order 1-2 sizes up, but I decided to trust the size chart for this product. That was a mistake. My measurements put me in the XS but it was so small I couldn't even close the clasps. So make sure to set aside the time (and cash) before surgery to reorder a different size. I'm very disappointed. If you're going to sell such expensive items with a 0 return policy, then an accurate size chart is necessary.
I am a 5’1” man and around 120lbs, so I opted for the XS size and have been wearing it for 7 weeks to help my swelling, and it has definitely helped. Although, with having worn it for this long, it is not as elastic as it was out of the package, which is disappointing. I found the velcro straps to be very strong and they stayed in place very well; I needed quite a bit of force to get it unstuck, which I wasn’t expecting. The binder pinched my underarms which made sitting in it uncomfortable at times, but other than that it is decently comfortable. It also washes and dries fine, I washed it inside out in a cold cycle and put it in the dryer afterwards with no issues.
Easy to wear and adjust as needed, great for compression
The vest feels really good to the touch and performs great for what is needed for (gynecomastia recovery).