Looking for a new binder?
We’ve crawled around the web to find every binder provider and give you the who’s-who on binder brands and providers.
Each provider has a different:
- fabric quality
What works for one person may not work best for you!
So, let’s explore your options!
Be wary of binders with velcro, eye-hooks, full zippers or other adjustable elements. These may work for some folks, but since they can prove difficult to get on and provide adequate compression, and they’re also easy to over-bind with, we don’t usually recommend them.
If you see listings for "swimming binders” these are binders made of fabrics resistant to chlorine (and other pool chemicals) or that retain their lifespan after exposure to those chemicals or being worn for long in water. However, this does not mean they are made to accomodate the movements of actual swimming. Binding restricts lung capacity and movement: PLEASE refrain from increased physical exertion while binding; PLEASE refrain from swimming while binding, especially in deep water. This may put you at greater risk of drowning or injury. “Swimming binders” are a great option for binding in a pool or spending time in water, but not for actual swimming. Please keep that in mind.
For more information on binder safety, please visit www.allisfair.com/safely
Please talk to us if you have any further questions, thoughts, or reviews!
We can help guide you in the right direction based on your measurements, budget, skin sensitivity, discretion—any thing you can think of, we’ll point you in the best direction!
–The AIF Team