Stuff about the swim binder
This isn’t the greatest picture for my swim binder to show how it binds and sits on my body, but it does bind fairly well.
- I got the binder from the Les Love Boat shop about a year ago
- Yes it is a binder
- Yes it is pool/swimming safe
- It binds as well as, if not better than my normal binder. It puckers a bit at the zipper and I think it sits weird on my body, but that might just be because I’m not used to wearing just a skin tight layer and nothing else.
- The material feels like your basic swimsuit material, and then the top has a second binding vest attached inside that is…kinda spongey? It doesn’t feel too irritating or awkward.
- I’m pretty sure that I bought the top a size too small. I can still wear it, but it’s a hassle to put on [I got my tummy caught in the zipper trying to squeeze into the fucker] and gets pretty uncomfortable for me after wearing for a while [as would any too tight fitting binder binder after wearing for a long period of time.
- It’s a bit on the expensive side, currently coming in at $114 [I can’t remember if that was before tax/shipping and handling or if they include those in the price…]
- They have an extremely limited color scheme [I think they only had brown and blue when I bought mine, and now they only have blue and yellow] which I guess doesn’t really matter, but I like having different colors to choose from
I would say that it binds very well [though I do have a fairly small chest and a small body type, so it’s easier for me to bind. I come in at about 5’2” and 105 lbs with a chest size of about 32in?]. I’ll have to see how this would bind if I had the proper size. I had no problem with the way my chest looked in it, but I’m not too fond of the awkward puckering from the zipper and from being so far stretched [that’s probably just from being the wrong size. The zipper might still pucker, but that’s just because it’s a zipper and zippers are asses]. Basically my main complaint is from an aesthetic standpoint. It did everything it was designed to do, and looked fairly good doing it. I just need to get my size worked out.
It’s a pretty sleek design that I quite enjoy. It kinda bothers me that when you wear it the streak running down your sides don’t match up on the top and bottom, but besides that I didn’t really see anything I didn’t like visually. I didn’t have much of a problem with it rolling up or bunching up. It rode up a little, but only about an inch at the most.
Packing While Swimming
I wore my small packer in my rodeoH harness under the trunks to make sure it didn’t slip around too much or fall out while I was swimming, and was a little embarrassed [just a little. I like to show off too much for it to really bother me] at the fact that you could see most of the details of my packer through the trunks [such as the shape of the glans, the flare/ridge behind the head before it becomes the shaft, and the shape of the balls mainly] because they are basically skin tight. So if you plan on packing while swimming, be ready for that. You don’t necessarily need a harness to keep it in place while swimming because they’re tight enough to do the job on their own [though still managing to be hella comfy and not try to squeeze me to death], but if you’re worried about shifting you can definitely wear a harness underneath without it being obvious [I’m not sure about one with a lot of straps or bulges not in the desired bulge area. The harnesses I’ve used with it were a homemade one from the elastic of some old underwear, my rodeoH, and my pete packing underwear: commando [aka my jock strap], which are all underwear like harnesses and don’t show up too extremely with the trunks. I didn’t notice them, at least.
I’m a fan of them. The only drawback that I’ve had about them is the sizing and the color.
Hope this was helpful! Let me know if you have any other questions.