The Hyper band is made in Italy, from strong, stretchy natural rubber, with a distinctive "wave" shape. It fits longer to wear over a thin wetsuit, or for those with larger wrists, and is known for its durability. Natural rubber can have a "rubbery" smell, so we mix a light Vanilla scent into the rubber mixture to keep it smelling good. The Hyper band, is available in a variety of different colors. If you like a shorter band, try our Mini rubber band.