This past sport season for my volley ball team I made the choice to start wearing tampons, mostly because spandex and pads don't go good together and,summer is right around the corner. When I asked around all of my friends pointed towards Playtex Sport Compacts, so I desired to give it a try. The applicator has a rubber grip giving this product a smooth application. The string to the tampon is very strong and the removal of this product is a very smooth painless process. I would recommend this product for all girls out there. Being the small size that they are you can store and consile them easily and they withstand water very good. Over all this is a great product to store in you monthly kit ladies!