Pros: comfortable, effective, easy to use, easy to clean, affordable
Cons: doesn't catch all the hair if fur is short
Our older cat has longer fur and has problems passing all the fur he ends up grooming off himself, so getting an affordable and good brush ASAP was a priority.
Our old brush wasn't nearly as well made and would wake the cats up and they would get up and leave, or start swatting at it instantly. An obvious sign they were not happy about being groomed by a cheap tool. I always thought the bristles were too rigid, especially for thinner coats.
I thought since they're both categorized as short haired, a softer brush like this would be good. They both took to it quickly, and compared to the cheap and stiff brush we used to have, they tolerate it much better for much longer. It's great at collecting lots of hair quickly (especially from the dense coated cat), likely due to the dual direction of of the bristles, and the handle is comfortable.
My only concern is that with our shorter haired cat with a thinner coat, while the brush gets the excess fur off of her, it doesn't collect all of it within the brush. When I brush her, I'm always using my other hand to follow the brush and collect flyaways. Regardless, we are now able to brush multiple times a day, I'm optimistic the tumble furballs will be decreased significantly, and we won't have any more furry tummy problems.
Very happy with this brush.