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Pros: Good fit range, reasonable compression, easy to launder, reasonably long lasting Con: not great feeling on the back of the knee for all day wear; helps to add a layer under it, such as a cut length of stocking or panty hose.
This is too tight. I could almost get it in place, but it was like a tourniquet. I don't understand how this can really be a large. I did measure, and just barely over 17" so this should be fine according to the measurements. Why no xl? I don't see how a man could use this size. So, consider sizing up if your knee falls into the S or M range. And remember you can't return it!
I also bought another similar sleeve without the hole so I could compare them. That one was even tighter! I couldn't get it up as high as this one, so maybe they all tend to run small. But at least the other brand has XL.