Accidents happen, which mean it’s a good idea to have adhesive bandages handy to help protect unexpected scrapes, cuts and blisters. Good ones should securely attach to the skin without sticking to the wound and stay on until you decide it’s time for them to come off. They should also allow the skin to breathe and be flexible for enhanced comfort. To help you find the right bandages for you, we did our research and rounded up some of the best options on the market. Each pick on our list is latex-free and offers quality sticking capabilities for all-day wear.
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1. Band-Aid Brand Clear Strips
This option includes 45 see-through bandages in assorted sizes that will blend into your skin.
Pros: A Quilt-Aid Comfort Pad provides soft cushioning, wicks away fluids and won’t stick to wounds. A Microvent backings deliver superior breathability.
Cons: They’re not very water-resistant.
2. Nexcare Max Hold Waterproof Bandages
These clear bandages feature a durable waterproof film that’s designed to stay on for up to 45 hours.
Pros: They come in a single-size pack of 40 or 60 bandages. Their flexible construction allows them to contour to hard-to-fit places like heels, knees and fingers.
Cons: Some may find them difficult to remove.
3. Curad Flex-Fabric Bandages
This pick gives you 50 sizable 2 by 4-inch bandages woven to stretch and conform to your wound.
Pros: The material is breathable and durable, with a four-sided seal to keeps dirt and germs out. A non-stick island pad offers comfort as you heal.
Cons: Some may find they tend to fray easily.
4. Welly Bravery Bandages
With this option, you get 48 flexible fabric bandages in two kid-friendly sizes and three patterns and colors.
Pros: You can choose to get one tin or a six-pack bundle. The durable, stackable tin can be reused. They come in a wide variety of designs for tots of all ages.
Cons: Some may wish they came in bigger sizes.
5. All-Health Flexible Fabric Bandages
This set comes with 200 flexible and breathable fabric bandages, including 80 small, 70 medium and 50 large.
Pros: The non-stick pad cushions helps protect minor cuts, scrapes and wounds. Meanwhile, a four-sided seal keeps out dirt and contaminants.
Cons: Some may feel it comes with too many small ones.
6. Patch Bandage Strips
This pack offers 25 bandages made with moisture-wicking bamboo fiber and mineral-based adhesive.
Pros: They come in options infused with aloe vera, coconut oil or activated charcoal to help soothe wounds and keep smells at bay. They’re tested to break down in garden soil within weeks.
Cons: They might not adhere well on fingers.
7. Solimo Flexible Fabric Bandages
With this choice, you get 100 bandages that are flexible and conform to the skin for comfortable movement.
Pros: You can buy the bandages as all one size or with three assorted sizes in a pack. They’re designed to adhere to skin for up to 24 hours, with a wound pad that’s soft and absorbent.
Cons: The adhesive may be too strong for some.