Red rubber catheters contain latex, which gives flexibility and a soft feel for comfortable urinary catheterization of the bladder. Bard, Covidien, Rusch, Hollister, and Medline are trusted brand names of high-quality catheters. These are available in several French sizes from 8 French to 30 French. Most catheter users find that these catheters are more difficult to insert due to their very flexible nature. Conversely, users of this catheter like the comfort produced by the soft feel during insertion through the urethra. On a scale of 1 to 10 where 1 is the softest and most flexible and 10 is the most firm and least flexible, the red rubber catheter would be closer to the 1. Red rubber catheters are available in straight tip and coude tip, as well as one eye or two eye models. These catheters are used frequently in VA Hospitals.