Solved our issue
We have a small 6# papillon-chihuahua mix who's deals with sensitive skin issues. We noticed her old collars were rubbing raw spots along her neck due to the rigid sides. The vet suggested finding a softer sided collar. Easier said than done. Finally found this Sunburst collar at a locally owned pet store for a very reasonable price so after her necked healed, we decided to give it a try. We have had no further issues with raw spots. Went out and bought a new one yesterday...but only because I was tired of the old color. The collar itself is still in good shape.