This is my first binder, so I have nothing to compare it to, but I love it! It compacts my chest really well while still allowing me to breathe. It's not so easy to put on, though. I have to put it on over my head because my hips are really wide and that's tough, but I've gotten used to taking it off (it's more of a me problem, not a product problem in itself). One complaint I have is the texture, it's rough on my skin (like a trampoline). Hopefully it does get softer the more washes it has like everyone tells me it will. Anyways, this is a great binder that is definitely worth your money!