Ok, to anyone who is reading this, a piece of advice: When throwing gear into the washer to get washed (duh), make sure the velcro is attached to that gear.... I threw my hockey socks in the washer with my chest pads and the velco got stuck onto them and started twisting it and almost twisted it off, now I need to sew the strap back on so it doesn't fall off next practice (so disappointed, its sorta new gear too). My question, anything better then sewing? I never really trusted sewing to be a permanent fix. Maybe with fishing line? (omg yes, 150 lbs braid fishing line... well seee).