The Benefits Of Different Types Of Chest Binding Products
There's a lot of choice when it comes to chest binding products, and it can be difficult to decide which one is right for you. Different products offer different benefits, and it's important to understand what they are before making a purchase. We've outlined the different types of chest binding products available and their benefits and drawbacks so that you can make an informed decision.
Transtape is a popular type of chest binding product that uses elastic bands to hold the breasts in place. Pros of transtape include that it's simple to use and quick to put on, plus it's adjustable so that it fits most people. Cons include that transtape can be uncomfortable if worn for long periods of time, and it may not be the best option for people who are sensitive to pressure or vibration.
Binders are another popular type of chest binding product. Pros of binders include that they're easy to put on and take off, plus they're easily adjustable so that they fit most people comfortably. Cons include that binders may not be as sturdy as transtapes and may come loose over time, plus they can be expensive compared to transtapes.
Other popular types of chest binding products include cloth tapes (also known as bandages), clamshells, cups, girdles, bustiers/corsets (which combine the two methods), push-ups bras with cups or clamshells inside them, sports bras with cups or clamshells inside them (for running), adhesive strips/sheets (incline/flat), buckles/straps (incline/flat), bows or ties (incline only). There are also speciality products such as the Boob Ease bandage which uses compression fabric instead of elastic bands.
Before buying a chest binder, it is important to measure your bust size using an accurate tape measure or measuring tape and then compare this measurement against the sizing charts provided by each product manufacturer. It is also advisable to consult with a health professional before making a purchase in order not to aggravate any existing health conditions related to breasts or ribcage expansion from wearing too tight a garment such as a corset or tight-fitting bra. Finally, always wear safety goggles when working with any kind of adhesive material, especially if there is any chance liquids could get on the adhesive. And lastly, always keep your new binder clean by spraying down with water regularly if necessary – even.