How much did I like this product? This is my very first Amazon product review--after about twenty years of Amazon shopping. I have a massive record collection, with some very nice pressings. Unfortunately being a DJ and dragging my records all over NYC bars and clubs over the last 25 years, a lot of them took a beating. I wanted to replace the outer sleeves I had; some had holes or tears, others were super wrinkly, and even the ones in "good" shape were dusty/cloudy.
I researched all the outer sleeves on Amazon, based on positive customer reviews and read them all. Yeah, it took a long time. I finally found these outer sleeves and was glad to see not only that customers were satisfied, but also that the company itself cared enough to read and comment on the reviews. Being that I have such a large collection, I jumped in with both feet and ordered two sets of 100 sleeves. I even got a 10-percent discount for buying 2 at once.
I started with my favorite records and started swapping the old sleeves for new ones, and the results were pretty striking. LP covers that I thought were old and dingy suddenly sprang to life again. Some copies that I thought had ring wear were actually simply housed in old sleeves that had ring wear. The sleeves themselves are super sturdy, but don't feel crisp and rigid like some others I've seen. They fit albums nicely (even gatefolds), but leave enough room for them to breathe. I've also found they can accommodate most double albums. I have included a bunch of before-and-after photos to give you an idea of why I'm so happy with these sleeves--they took years off my LPs.
To address what some other reviewers mentioned, yes, some of the outer sleeves did arrive wrinkled. But I was expecting a small portion of the sleeves to have some sort of lines or wrinkles (out of 200 outer sleeves, I'd have been shocked if they were all pristine). I was pleasantly surprised, though, that out of the 200 sleeves, only twelve had big wrinkles in them. I was able to use three of them to house nice albums because they only had a big wrinkle on one side. The nine that are super wrinkled on both sides, I suppose I can use to house lesser albums.
To sum up, I'm very happy with my purchase. In fact, the day my outer sleeves arrived and I started using them, I was so pleased, I decided to reward the company by buying some inner sleeves from them. They're great too!