Ostomy Wrap by Awestomy! REVIEW (w/ video)

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A good ostomy wrap can make certain situations with an ostomy a lot easier, and Awestomy! is a brand that’s had a good reputation for making quality wraps.  Today, I’ll be reviewing the men’s ostomy wrap from Awestomy!

Video Review

https://youtu.be/6sUUQ1T7p-I

About the Product and My Initial Impressions

I’ve purchased several IBD and Ostomy Awareness shirts from Awestomy! (including the one in the video review), but this was my first warp from them.  This wrap came recommended from an ostomate friend at Ostomy Toronto, so I placed an order from their website, but the nice folks at Awestomy! ended up gifting me the wrap.

When I received my parcel in the mail, I was pleasantly surprised at how nicely everything was packaged.  I’m almost certain that my previous orders had arrived looking this amazing too.

Awestomy wrap packaging

I was even more surprised to see how beautiful and vibrant the printed pattern was on the wrap! Gorgeous!

Awestomy wrap frontal

The wrap comes with two internal pockets, which are great for putting your pouch into regardless if you’ve got a stoma on the left or right side of your abdomen. The idea of having pockets (vs. none like with a maternity band), is that the pockets help to keep the pouch from sticking out the bottom of the wrap, and it offers a level of security too.

This wrap is made of a stretchy material containing “15% spandex/85% nylon blend with the silicone elastic trim 20% silicone, 10% spandex, 70% nylon.” and they come in several sizes (waist size 31-45″) to accommodate just about any body shape, but I decided to order a size smaller than I measured.  While this was intentional, I feel that I should have gone with the proper size. The reason why I wanted a tighter band is that I intend to use the wrap for specific situations, like intimacy or exercise.  Because the tighter fit tends to restrict the flow of my output, wearing this size all day would be annoying (although I’ve already done it on several occasions!).  Keep that in mind if you decide to order one – get the right fit if you want to wear it all day.

The pattern I ordered is called the “Argyle”, and it’s a nice change from the solid colors I’m used to seeing. Awestomy! does offer a few other patters and some solid colors, but I would love to see more patterns become available.

I will point out that the wrap I have is a “men’s” style, which is straighter on the sides vs. the women’s wraps, which are tapered to accommodate a woman’s figure. The women’s wraps also come in feminine patterns and are available in sizes 27-40″ around the waist (37.5-50.5″ around the hips).

Awestomy! does mention that they can do custom sizes if needed, so that’s something to think about if you fall outside of the stocked sizes.

Comfort and Function

One common complaint that people have when wearing a wrap is that the wrap tends to slip down and bunch up.  Awestomy! has taken steps to help minimize this by adding a nice silicone band along the top rim of the wrap.  This means that the wrap will have less of a tendency to slip down, and I haven’t experienced any issues with it doing so.

Awestomy wrap non-slip band
The non-slip band works really well to keep the band from slipping down.

As I mentioned, output is restricted on the size I use, but even properly fitted wraps will restrict the flow of output to some degree for many people with thicker stool.  This could mean that you’re pushing down on your pouch throughout the day to get things moving to the bottom of your pouch.  While not a deal breaker by any means, it is something to consider if you’ve got a high-output stoma with thicker stool.  If you’re an ostomate with thicker stool, I have put together a list of strategies to try HERE.

Because I had ordered this wrap specifically for wearing during sex, I was particularly interested to see how it would look and feel in that situation, and I was not disappointed!  It stays put, looks great and hasn’t caused any issues.

Awestomy wrap underwear frontal
Sexy time never looked so good.

As for wearing the wrap for regular activities, I found it to be really comfortable and never felt like it was bunching up.  The quality is fantastic and you can tell that this product will easily last many years.

Awestomy wrap frontal pose

Conclusion

At the time of this writing (Feb 2017), the regular price for the Men’s Wrap is US$32.99 with approx. US$11 to shipping in Canada.  Awestomy! often has discount codes for their products, so keep an eye out on their social media pages or website.  Awestomy! does ship their products internationally, but you’ll have to check the rates and whether or not you pay duty on top of that.

EXCLUSIVE PROMO CODE: The first 10 people to use the promo code “veganostomy” during the Awestomy! checkout will get 30% off their purchase!  This is not an affiliate code, and I won’t get any kickbacks from it, but you will get awesome products at a great price! How Awestomy! is that?! 

If you’re looking for a high-quality ostomy wrap, this one’s a good option.

Pros
  • High quality.
  • Comfortable to wear all day; great for intimacy.
  • Offers pouch support.
  • The silicone band means that it doesn’t slip like other wraps can.
  • Has two internal pockets to hold the pouch comfortably.
  • Reasonable shipping costs to Canada; International Shipping available too.
Cons
  • Small number of patterns to choose from.
  • Available sizes to order are often limited (as are sizes for other products sold on their site)
  • Can restrict the flow of output for some.
Recommended
You can find out more about these Awestomy! wraps at: www.awestomy.com
QUESTION: Have you used this wrap? How does it work for you?
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10 thoughts on “Ostomy Wrap by Awestomy! REVIEW (w/ video)

  1. Sorry I’m late to the party, but I only found you like a year ago on Youtube. But I love your reviews! I appreciate you do both a video and detailed written review as both parts are super helpful in describing the product.

    I keep going back to the part where you put on the wrap as I’m FLOORED it actually can go over your jeans! I’ve always been sensitive to snug clothing and don’t like to wear anything tucked in (unless I HAVE to for a job), but all the ostomy wraps I’ve come across seem to be made specially to wear under pants. As someone who wears wide width shoes and is often in between sizes of clothing, this has just added another frustration >_<

    I gotta ask: did you actually wear the Awestomy wrap untucked all day? I know you said you we should be fine if we order our usual size, but considering their site says no returns accepted…it's a little daunting to order. I know you can't 100% say if it will work for my body or not but any more advise you can give would be really appreciated. Or if you can recommend another product that would work better for over- the pants- wear (fyi I usually wear one piece pouches so not looking for horizontal wraps/belts right now). Thanks a lot :)

    (ps, I commented on another review saying how I don't wear wraps anymore. Well…I've had to buy clear pouches a couple times, so I'm in the same boat as you where I need something for sexy times lol.)

    • Hey Erin,

      Yes, I’ve work various wraps all day and untucked without much trouble! That’s actually the only way I wear them as I find it too bulky and uncomfortable to stuff it all under my pants tucked in.

      You do have to watch out for them being on too tight or they can still restrict output, but that really depends on the thickness of your output (assuming the wrap is not on super tight).

      • Hi Eric, thanks for the reply! Yep the bulk is annoying- and I also worry about cutting off the pouch. I did notice a lot of wraps are adjustable with velcro/hooks but I was just unsure if they were actually ‘cut’ where they would go over pants well. I looked at some of your other reviews where you have on a few different wraps- both tucked and untucked- and that really helped give me a better idea of how they would fit. Thanks so much for the input and taking the time to make all these reviews and share you’re experiences :)

  2. Picked one of these up after reading your review and received it today. Really like it so far. Primarily used stealth belts for the past three years. This seems to be a bit more slim-fitting as I can tuck it under my jeans. Definitely a quality product for the price. gonna wear it all day tomorrow and see how it goes from there.

  3. Thanks for the review on the Awestomy Wrap and the discount. I ordered my first wrap today! I really enjoy your reviews and emails.

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