Have recently ordered most of the handy sleeves, so at this point have tried every handy sleeve with the exception of the Hard open-ended sleeve because it wasn’t in stock, and the TrueGrip gen 2 because I found the gen 1 to be just so rubbish honestly, that it removed all my willingness to try the Gen 2, even if I know they don’t really have much in common.
From my testing, all the new sleeves are an upgrade over the original, also my experience with them makes the firmness chart on the handy website completely useless to me, because I would describe them wildly different than what they rated them at, where for me out of these the Truegrip original might be the more aggressive of them all.
From my testing the touch is significantly more aggressive than the rest, open-ended, very short, so even an average member will be constantly going in and out of the tip, which is what for me makes it a more aggressive/intense sleeve, but would still say it feels fairly good, just not great for long sessions since the penis will adjust to the roughness.
Then out of the 2 open-ended collections I tested, as their names would indicate the soft is the softest, and is pretty soft, but not too much, they are both good, however my preference out of these 2 is for the medium which is slightly more aggressive, but not too much so, still would say significantly below the touch.
They are both longer than the touch, however would still say an average member will be going in and out of the tip a fair amount, just not as much as the touch. Which to clarify isn’t a bad thing from a pleasure standpoint, it feels good, but it does make them messier to use given you will pretty much be guaranteed to splodge outside the sleeve.
Then tried the Lips and Lotus, personally the Lips is probably my second favourite after the medium (I quite like open-ended sleeves, don’t use the top cover on fleshlights for example), It is also I believe the only sleeve from handy that is not symmetrical, Shop_content_Lips-detail.jpg (1200×1200) (wp.com) if you look at that photo you will see that there will be bumps inside the sleeve that are different (bigger and more square shaped) from the rest, these are only in 1 side of the sleeve, so unlike other sleeves where their rotation won’t make a difference on how it feels, in this it does make some difference.
Regarding the lotus, honestly it felt so soft that when I wrote my first impressions down I wrote that it felt like it was almost as if there were nothing there, which was confirmed when I flipped it inside out, it is by far the softer texture, since it is pretty much just empty of features through its length.
For context though this is a recent acquisition so I have only tried most of these twice so far, so very early opinions on them, especially since I ordered some other stuff (not from handy), and have been trying it out, including different lubes.
Anyway unfortunately from my experience with this (having tried a few dozen different sleeves and what not), it is very much down to personal preference, and you kind of have to test things to know what you will like or won’t like, have written down some of my thoughts on that here Handy sleeve alternatives - General - EroScripts where you will also find more discussion regarding alternatives to the sleeves.
For example, I disagree with the other user opinion that Japanese oneaholes feel so much better than Fleshlights, they are perhaps higher in general quality, but have tried a few different tenga (some flip orbs, flip zeros, and eggs), and have a few different Japanese onaholes, and the tenga stuff would say were all inferior in feeling from my test (they were more practical though), some of the Japanese onahole I got were straight up trash, while others are, in fact, pretty good.
Which to be fair is to be expected, they experiment a lot more than fleshlight does, and you have significantly different formats of onaholes there, like this one https://www.toydemon.com/masturbators/onaholes/meiki-no-syoumei-05-zhang-xiao-yu would say is indeed better than any fleshlight I tried from a purely quality standpoint, and would say that given enough purchases I could find one in that format or whatever that would feel even better, much like I did with the fleshlights, but the format also makes it unusable with an automated device, which makes it significantly less enjoyable to use, it is much harder to clean, and almost certainly far less resilient (expect use in an automated toy would destroy it in no time).
Speaking of that particular format, it is obvious that the weight of it makes a significant impact, so I don’t think we are comparing like for like, I’m sure a full on sex doll, or even one of those 10kg hip sex toy things will feel a lot better than a fleshlight, but it is a fairly different format.
I will give them this though, fleshlight blowjob stuff is straight up trash from my experience, got several of them, threw them all away, while have a few of japanese onaholes and perhaps except 1, they are all fairly nice to use, they can even be mounted on the handy, even if they are a bit too floppy for proper use (not without 3d printing a case anyway).