Reviewed by Dysperdis

Product name: T-Kingdom M1500

Manufacturer’s website: http://www.t-kingdom.com/

Cup size at time of use: 34 C

Comfort: 4.5/5

  • It’s made of lycra and cotton, which means it’s soft– it feels a lot like a snug sports bra. There was a little bit of abdominal pressure, especially after eating, though it resulted in minor discomfort at worst.

Effectiveness: 5/5

  • There were small lumps left, but they didn’t look out of place. While I’d have loved it if I ended up flatter, there was no more give left to my chest– it’s about as good as I’m going to get without surgery.

Discreetness: 4.5/5

  • Remember how I said it’s made of cotton and lycra? The result is that it actually looks like a cotton tank top or undershirt. It’s a little bulky, but even that seems to come from the double-sided design more than anything else– it’s reversible, light blue on one side and white one the other– and will not look out of place even when it is highly visible.

Overall : 4.5/5

  • Seriously, I love this thing. All that’s left is to see how durable it is, but I have high hopes.
  • This binder is NOT currently available in sizes smaller than Medium.

 

Reviewed by Diego

Product name: Underworks Tri-Top Chest Binder

Manufacturer’s website: http://www.underworks.com

Cup size at time of use: size B

  • My chest measured about 34 inches so I ordered a medium according to their measurements and ended up having to exchange it for an X-small which fit well.

Ratings:

Comfort: 4.5/5

  • Getting it on is TOUGH. Getting it off, is even harder. It doesn’t hurt when it’s on except for sometimes when I’m sitting in weird positions for a long time. Does chafe at the armpits a little. And also, it makes my chest and stomach make creaking noises when I breathe. But it is all worth it.

Effectiveness: 4.5/5

  • I used to use t-shirt sleeves and tight spandex pants legs which I feel sometimes gave me better results because I could pull it tighter. But this is one constant fabric that conceals well and I can wear pretty tight shirts and still pull off a 97% flat chest.

Discreetness: 4.5/5

  • It’s definitely passable except for the fact that you can’t wear V-necks.

Overall : 4.5/5

 

Reviewed by Greg

Product name: 988 tank top extreme compression vest

manufacturer website: http://ftm.underworks.com/

Cup size at time of use: B or C

Comfort: 4/5

  • The under-stitching has a tendency to rub kind of hard, but overall its a very nice feeling. Wouldn’t recommend sleeping in it.

Effectiveness: 5/5

  • I am completely flat chested with this shirt on.

Discreetness: 4/5

  • I wouldn’t wear it with v-necks since the fabric doesn’t exactly feel like cotton, since it is spandex. Otherwise you cannot tell you have a compression vest on, looks like a regular t shit.

Overall: 4.5/5

  • I say [four and a] half because the price for one single item is pretty high, but then again having my dignity and self image restored to normal is priceless. This shirt works for extreme gynecomastia.

 

Reviewed by Chris

Product name: Zaggemous Zealer Chest Binder

Manufacturer’s website: http://www.zaggemous.com

Cup size at time of use: C

Ratings:

Comfort: 5/5

Effectiveness: 4/5

Discreetness: 4/5

  • 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.

Overall: 4.5/5

  • 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!

 

Reviewed by Who is Morgan

Product name:  Underworks Double Panel Compression Shirt

Manufacturer’s website

Cup size at time of use: A

Ratings:

Comfort: 3/5

  • I have some issues with it rolling up, even if I tuck it into my pants. I don’t find any particular pressure points, though there is tightness around my ribs and stomach. I cannot eat a large amount in a short period of time while wearing it or I vomit.

Effectiveness: 5/5

Discreetness: 5/5

  • I passed well enough as a guy (I was crossplaying at the time, playing the part of a male) I had to explain to a gay man that I was biologically female and had no desire to ever be a man. I have also worn my binder on its own as an undershirt once.

Overall : 4.5/5  (average of ratings)

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Review by Splatterdash:

Product Name: Underworks Double Front Compression Vest

Manufacturer Website

Cup size at time of use: B

Ratings:

Comfort: 4/5

  • Chest doesn’t hurt in the slightest either whilst wearing it or once it’s taken off, but the bottom hem has a tendency to roll up and dig into my hips.

Effectiveness: 4/5

  • Not perfect, but as good as bandages without the lasting rib-ache. Worth noting that it also slims hips a little if you wear it pulled all the way down.

Discreetness: 5/5

  • Nobody can tell you’re wearing it under your shirt, and it doesn’t look much different from a normal vest. I would advise, for better passability, to wear it with a sweater or jacket over the top, since with just a t-shirt, there’s still a bit of a bump where your chest is.

Overall: 4.5/5