Hook and loop material degrades. The material that accepts the hook comes apart or wears out. Other than that they seem ok.<\/p>\n <\/div><\/div>
I use the back brace primarily for travel when I may have to be lifting suitcases. I also sometimes use it at home if I think my back is going to be challenged.
\r\nI have purchased this product previously. The most recent purchase was made because two of the front plastic "stays" (which is what I think that are called) started poking through the fabric.
\r\nThe replacement brace tightens nicely, but has a tendency to bunch up (vertically) when I bend. I don't know if this is because of a design change. There is still support, but a prefer that it not do this.<\/p>\n <\/div><\/div>
The front needs more Velcro so the belt flap doesn't work it's way loose, creating a bulge in front.
\r\nIt would be nice to have in tan or black so it's not so obvious.
\r\nThe stitchwork and basic structure is strong and well-made.
\r\nComment from Core Products:
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