Band-aid is my favorite brand, but these are not my favorite bandages. I bought these for the first time recently at Wal-Mart and was only fairly impressed. The cloth to cover the cut is not big enough but they did stay on for a while.
I love the band aid brand first of all. they are a little pricey but worth it. I love the fact that the pads are big enough for your injury and that they also completely cover around the injury sealing out anything from infecting your sore....
I got samples of this in my recent PinchMe box. It was a very different band-ad for what I have tried. I had some trouble opening the package . I did not like how small the little cloth thing to stop the blood was.
I would say that it does keep out water I used to where them when I played soccer and they worked well. If you plan to use them when doing something really active I would tape it down for sports or anything involving a lot of movement but it will get sweaty underneath the Band-Aid.