I had a really nasty breakin taste (yes I wash my hands first) with V2 to the point I've only used it twice and tossed aside the rest, worse than any of the cotton pads I have tried - no such problem with Prime, it wicks fast and tastes clean right from the start. Tanks I had been used to using Rayon in are doing just as well (if not better) with Prime. Prime is a little more brittle, like comparing dried out hair to conditioned hair, than other cotton I've used.