I have 2. One for string and one for loop. I love them. Thay are right about the softening up. The first one I bought, the string release is 1 size to big. That is the main reason I got the other one. Since I use a loop I got the one for that. The only 2 draw backs, and it really doesn't bother me, is the hook and loop is noisy and once on it is hard to do anything with that hand. If they made one with a buckle strap i'd be all over it.