Porelast is a lengthwise elastic adhesive short stretch bandage for compression of the extremities. It creates a low resting pressure and high working pressure thereby providing more comfort leading to better usage compliance. Porelast can remain on the patient's leg even during bed rest. The fabric with porously-applied adhesive is permeable to air and water vapor, thus offering good ventilation even when overlapping bandage layers. Porelast is latex free.