Re: Snaps or aplix in this situation?
I'd go for snaps. The fit may not be totally perfect, but I can't stand curled aplix. My issue w/the aplix on Flips is that the tab sticks out rather than be completely sewn onto fabric. I just don't like that look and it seems less durable to me.
I have three large fleece DryBees with hook/loop and it doesn't look too bad to me. We've used them as nighttime pockets for about 2 1/2 years, and I almost always allowed them to air dry. The hook/loop still works fine, although probably not as well as when they were new. It's completely attached to the fabric though, no unreinforced parts stick out. I think that makes a difference.