July 16, 2011
Review by Alix
Product name: Underworks Tritop Chest Binder (Model 983)
Chest measurements in inches at time of use: Bust 37″, chest 44″ (mean 40.5″)
- 2 for the initial 3 days of wear, but soon much more comfortable as I got used to the feel and it gained a bit more give.
- Gives a fairly good bind, perfect for under loose clothing, but the shape of them is still somewhat visible in tight clothes.
- Looks like a sports bra, if that’s okay for you; high neck line so visible under shirts with a low neck.
Overall : 4/5
- A good binder for those with larger chest, as folding to get an effective bind is not necessary(or possible-preventing you from going too tight) as it is with a double front.
- Be warned that getting in and out of it is a pain, but once you find a method for it, it’s possible.
- Also, you may have to move things around in there to get the best bind. I do up and out to the sides, but my friend who is also large chested prefers ‘down and out’.
Review by Kim
Product name: Underworks Double Front Compression Shirt
Manufacturer’s website: http://ftm.underworks.com/
Chest Size at time of use: 38DDD (37″ under bust/45.5″ bust)
- It’s not ultra comfortable, but it’s not super uncomfortable for the most part either. Sometimes it hurt a little in the armpit, but it seemed to be dealt with when I adjusted myself some.
- You could still tell I had breasts, but not by more than an inch or inch and a half.
- You don’t even notice it under a t-shirt.
- It’s hard to get on, but once you do and mess with the arrangement of your breasts some, it goes a long way to flattening out a chest.
Reviewed by LilDoberman
Product name: High Strength Velcro Short Binder
Manufacturer’s website: http://www.lesloveboat.com/
Chest size at time of use: 34DD
Overall : 4/5
- This is a fantastically comfortable binder and I have no qualms recommending it for anyone that’s a c cup or smaller. For larger guys, it doesn’t have as much coverage as I would like. It’s fine under a sweatshirt, etc but I’m going to try one of their wider coverage binders next and I think it’ll work better; review coming soon. Sizing note: I’m well within the large range but it’s a little big on me. I’m going to order mediums in my next binders; don’t size up. Shipping was really fast, binder is great. I can breathe! 🙂 I’ll order from them again.
October 24, 2010
Reviewed by Jordan
Product name: UnderWorks 983 (Medium)
Manufacturer’s website: UnderWorks.com
Cup size at time of use: B
- It’s 70% Nylon and 30% Lycra. I think the Lycra is what makes this product actually worth it. The Nylon makes a swishing noise if I rub my shirt over the binder. Reminds me of an extremely uncomfortable bathing suit. Also, I don’t care how thin/thick you are, this sucker will roll up when you bend over or need to be adjusted if you make any sudden movements. Under the arms is the most uncomfortable because the fabric gives a pinching feeling, even though it fits like it’s supposed to or there tends to be friction there because I move my arms like other human beings. Oh, and no matter how many times you wash this sucker, it still smells like rubber or something strange. I have sink-washed and hung-dry like the instructions say and that smell never leaves. However, the fabric is breathable, so if I sweat at all, it may be damp, but it doesn’t ruin the functionality of the binder itself. Also, a major note: the website sort of assumes since you are a “biological female” then you must have tiny shoulders. This creates a problem in itself because, personally, I have very broad shoulders, so since the shoulder straps are meant to sit at a certain place on an individual with a smaller frame, it causes a hump in the scoop of the neck, which is irritating because, of course, we want it to lie flat on our chests like a tank top.
- It definitely does what it says it does. Somebody else had submitted a photo of “without binder” and “with binder.” That describes it perfectly. It’s especially nice if you are like me and went from wearing a couple sports bras to this binder. The difference is amazing. For me, the less I wear, the better. I don’t like to have to prepare all my undergarments before putting clothes on. That’s just time-consuming and ridiculous. I don’t think I could ever wear a regular sports bra again because I have definitely become accustomed to the binding effect. It has also helped with my posture, although the binder is not stiff and is flexible, but I tended to hunch over without knowing it to hide my chest. It definitely could improve though because I still am not fully confident to walk around with my chest thrust outward (not that I would, but you know what I mean). Also, I adjust my chest under this binder by flattening my breasts toward each armpit. Personally, this helps me and the “shaping” process because, of course, if they aren’t perfectly positioned in the binder, there are oddly-shaped looking bumps on my chest and no, they don’t appear to be pecs, however, what I described does help with that specific effect.
- Depends on the shirt you wear over it. A tighter fitting shirt is more difficult because of the hump that’s created in the neck scoop, so it protrudes outward if the shoulder straps are not positioned on the outermost part of my shoulders. No, wearing a tank over it really doesn’t help, and like I said, I am personally burnt out on layering my clothes. That was the point of the binder. Also, with a tighter fitting shirt, if it rolls up, well, you might as well be wearing a sports bra because you can totally tell which part of your upper body is confined within a fabric and what is not. You may also note that if you have *any* underarm fat tissue, it will protrude out of the binder in what I’ve seen described as “dog ears.” If you are a thinner person, it will appear to be a tank top under your shirt, but still keep in mind the size of your shoulders, as this will still affect how it fits.
Overall : 3/5
October 23, 2010
Reviewed by Chris
Product name: Zaggemous Zealer Chest Binder
Manufacturer’s website: http://www.zaggemous.com
Cup size at time of use: C
- I like it that it’s not racer back (like most sports bra). From under my clothes, it looks like a singlet, which is great! Cos I hate it when people could see that I am wearing a sports bra.
- All my life, I have been looking for an effective and comfortable binder. I was sixteen then and I have only tried binding with bandages (I’m not kidding…) the old school way ONCE. It was effective and very convincing… but i could hardly breathe. After so many years I didn’t dare to try it again. I resorted to wearing sports bra (one size smaller than I should) to flatten my chest. It did reduce my CUP C chest to a CUP B I think.
And then this year, after more than ten years of wearing sports bra (which didn’t keep me very happy… I still had to wear big and thicker clothes to hide my chest…), I finally found the best binder ever! It works! Reduces my CUP C chest to look like a CUP A! Although my chest is not completely flat like a man’s, it was very comfortable! And i’m so glad that i chanced upon this binder review blog! Hey great job! Keep up the good work! It’s really something good for the community ya… =) Because I really think that binding too tightly could be… erm… maybe a little bad for health? So I’m happy to share that achieving the appearance that we want could be attainable with a little compromise too! =) At least… I think my chest looks flat enough to be convincing! And i feel very confident now! heh!
I just wished that they could have more designs and colours soon! Oh and i did had some trouble wearing it and pulling it over… but now I’m an expert!
October 23, 2010
Reviewed by D.
Product Name: Model 980 T Kingdom
Manufacturer’s website: http://www.t-kingdom.com
Cup size at time of use: A
- I have had comfortable naps in this binder and could probably run in it if I wanted to. The binding stops above the stomach which aids comfort and the binder doesn\\\’t seem to ride up. This is far more comfortable than my two underworks binders the tri-top and the extreme cotton concealer.
- It reduces my chest size well though it leaves me looking like I have huge pecs (but my other binders do also). and can get away with a reasonably fitted top if I wear a fitted tank underneath.
- Invisible (I have the black one) even under my tank though as it pushes chest tissue out toward the underarm and this DOES NOT look like muscle. I wouldn’t wear it by itself or with just a tank. Also the binding area and the rest of the binder are 2 different materials and the difference is fairy obvious.
- It was quite cheap compared to the underworks models and the shipping is also cheaper. I received mine in about 5 days in the UK using the express shipping which cost around £10.
October 23, 2010
Reviewed by Alexander
Product Name: T-kingdom M1980
Manufacturer’s website: http://www.t-kingdom.com
Cup size at time of use: <A
- Just feels like a tank. A little tighter of course but nowhere near uncomfortable. very cool even in the heat of summer.
- Flat. Not Non-existant, but with my size i can get away with it. I\’m quite Buff so they just look like pecs
- Looks like a tank. If you wear it under one it just looks like your going for that layered look
- Great if your very small chested like me. As the Testosterone builds my pecs up its harder to hide my chest and still look muscular. This does the job nicely.