This is my second purchase of this brace. First one arrived in late December 2019 and I literally put it on every day, several times a day (I have to lift an mildly sedated elderly person throughout the day throughout the house). It still wraps but I wrap it rather tight and sometimes it whips loose given that the velcro has lost its tooth, and the fabric has lost its shape. But that’s given hundreds of uses for six months! So yeah, it’s sturdy and keeps your lower back tight. I’ve received the second one today, June 29, 2020 and will see if it lasts another 6 months. For me, that’s a great run for an essential product less that’s less than $30. Best of luck in your search.
I am delighted with this product. I hurt my back lifting heavy packages and couldn’t move well but was stressed lying around. Finally I dug this out (had bought for a different purpose and ended up not using it) and wrapped it on. Heaven! It made a huge difference in my ability to walk comfortably. I think it is helping to heal my back as Walking and getting myself moving in a pain-free manner helps my circulation and back sensitivity. It may not be comfortable for very large people as it acts like a corset and it could become too tight.
This back brace is flexible and comfortable but offers enough support to help with strains or pulled muscles. I tried several other brands which were either too stiff or uncomfortable to wear for long periods. This brace was the only one that I was able to wear for long periods comfortably. There are several semi-flexible bands in the back which provide support and a decent amount of Velcro for adjustment. The brace is thin enough that it doesn't get too hot or sweaty and allows some air flow unlike neoprene or thicker braces. I was able to comfortably wear this under a button down shirt all day and it was unnoticeable to anyone other than me. I would definitely recommend this brace.