Top Adult Diaper Briefs Reviewed

Top Adult Diapers Reviewed

 

 

 
If you or a loved one has to deal with ongoing or occasional incontinence, you know how important it is to find a product that allows someone to go about their daily routine in comfort while providing the best protection.
 
 
 Drawing on a variety expert advice and owner reviews, this report on adult diapers recommends the best incontinence products for users with differing needs, while providing important shopping tips for making the right choice.
 

 

Best Overall Adult Diaper

 

Widely regarded as one of the best high-absorbency adult diapers, the Molicare Super Plus brief is an excellent answer to daily incontinence.
 
Its super-absorbent core makes it ideal for overnight use or heavy bladder and bowel leakage, and reviewers say the padded panels make for a comfortable fit.

 

These briefs also feature DryPlus polymer fiber filling and standing anti-leak guards for containment. All in all, expect both protection and comfort.
 

 Pros

  • Highly absorbent
  • Comfortable padded panels
  • Hardly ever leaks
Cons
  • A little bulky
  • Plastic covering can irritate skin
  • Larger sizes may run small

 

Extremely absorbent and infinitely wearable, the Molicare Super Plus Adult Diaper gets strong feedback from wearers and experts.

 

If you’re looking for quality coupled with peace of mind, this diaper can offer you excellent leakage protection, effective odor control and a comfortable fit.

 

 

Performance

Protects all through the night, and then some. In XPMedical.com’s comparative absorbency test, the Molicare Super Plus took in a total of 46 ounces of fluid — an admirable yield, in league with some of the other most absorbent brands of adult briefs.

But the Super Plus truly shines in the test’s “wicking distance” category. Outdoing the other contenders, it absorbed fluid over the space of 18 inches, allowing much of the padding to be used before needing to change.

Other experts fall in line, rating these adult diapers tops in absorption and freedom from leakage. John Davis at IncontinentSupport.org notes that because of its high absorbency, the Molicare Super Plus is a particularly good choice for overnight use.

 

 

Ease of Use

A secure, snug fit. The general consensus seems to be that the Molicare Super Plus briefs are comfortable to wear, although a review by the IncontinenceSupport.info warns that the brand’s sizing at the larger end of the spectrum is somewhat skewed. (They advise taking four to five inches off the size specifications for the larger sizes.).

 

 

Odor Absorption

High-tech materials keep odors at bay. The Super Plus’ three-part absorbent core is designed to neutralize odor, and most wearers seemed satisfied with this feature, as it went mostly unmentioned in user reviews.

IncontinenceSupport.info says that while the Molicare Super Plus is a relatively pricey product, it’s worth its cost for the “peace of mind it gives me in leakage and odor control protection.”

 

 

Best Adult Diapers for Extended Wear

 

 

If you need an adult diaper for heavy incontinence or for extended wear — up to 10 hours or more — the Dry Care ConfiDry 24/7 should receive serious consideration.

These land at the top of the charts in testing for absorbency, and experts laud their comfort and performance.

Fit is described as comfortable and accurate, and Dry Care ConfiDry are among the most absorbent products you can buy.

If there’s a downside, it’s that these are relatively bulky, and that the plastic shell is a little noisier than most, so the self-conscious might be hesitant to wear them for all occasions.

 

Best Discreet Budget Adult Diaper

 

 
Attends Briefs Waistband Style adult diaper has an absorbent core that’s effective for light to moderate incontinence, and the elasticized waistband allows for a customized, comfortable fit.
 
 
It’s discreet enough to wear under most clothing without detection, giving added piece of mind to the self-conscious. Though not rated as highly by some as premium adult diapers, Attends Briefs are also substantially less expensive than other top choices.
 

 
Pros
  • Discreet under clothing
  • Good absorbency
  • Comfortable fit
  • Budget priced
Cons
  • Tend to bunch up with activity
  • Plastic sometimes crinkles

 

Attends Briefs Waistband Style draw kudos for their snug fit and discreet appearance under clothing.

While the Attends don’t measure up to briefs like the Molicare Super Plus (Est. $25 for a pack of 14) when it comes to absorbency and capacity, they still perform admirably for light to moderate incontinence or single wettings.

Their elasticized waistbands, soft leg gathers to prevent leakage, and contoured shape make them quite comfortable for extended use.

Attends are also priced less than most premium adult diapers.

 

 

Performance

Good protection for more moderate needs. According to the adult-diaper retailer XPMedical.com, which tests its products in a lab, the Attends Brief Waistband Style has a total capacity of 18 ounces, which is a decent enough absorbency rating for those with light to moderate issues, but pales compared to what top rated diapers can accommodate.

But what the diaper lacks in capacity it makes up for in discreetness and comfort, experts say.

Its plastic outer covering is designed to prevent leakage, another plus. User reviews aren’t uniformly positive, but enough give it a thumbs up to qualify Attends Waistband Briefs as a dependable, discreet solution for many situations.

 

 

Ease of Use

All in all, a discreet, comfortable brief. Attends Briefs generally receive excellent reviews for comfort and fit. XPMedical.com says the product has “a unique square leg cut that looks odd but is comfortable for most people.” The soft, stretch waistband and six tape tabs allow for a customized fit, and users generally say that the diapers stay in place well.

I did see a few comments, however, regarding the plastic outer covering crinkling, though most say it’s quiet enough.

Some users also noted that the diapers have a tendency to bunch up around the crotch after physical activity.

 

 

Odor Absorption

Odor neutralizers are up to snuff. Attends Briefs Waistband Style features super absorbent beads meant to quickly lock in fluids and prevent odor, according to Walgreens.com. User reviews there and elsewhere back that up, noting no issues with odors escaping.

 

 

Best Pull-On Disposable Underwear

 

For those with mild to moderate incontinence, Abena Abri-Flex Premium Air Plus pull on disposable underwear provide both protection and dignity.
 
Just like standard underwear, they can be pulled on and off — or can be torn away quickly for easy clean up.
 
Elastic in the waistband assures a good fit, while elastic in the crotch prevents leakage.
 

 

 
Pros
  • Cloth-like outer covering is breathable, soft
  • Good absorbency
  • Easy to remove and discard
Cons
  • Not effective for severe incontinence

 

Abena Abri-Flex Premium Air Plus pull-on disposable underwear is designed to mimic normal underwear, offering more dignity and freedom than adult diapers. Experts and users praise the fit and comfort level.

Though not rated to be as absorbent as the best standard adult diapers, users are nonetheless pleased how well these deal with daily or even overnight incontinence issues, yet are snug enough to fit under clothing without embarrassment.

 

 

Performance

High absorbency, low leakage. Abena Abri-Flex Premium Air Plus is available in a variety of sizes and absorption levels, maxing out at 74 ounces for the highest level 3, or Extra (depending on the packaging) variety, says retailer NationalIncontinence.com. That’s as much or more than all but the most absorbent adult diapers, making Abena Abri-Flex a good alternative for everyday use by those with mild to moderate incontinence.

Users seem very pleased — ratings for the various sizes and absorbency ratings are high, with much praise around them being discreet to wear while providing excellent absorption and leakage protection.

 

 

Ease of Use

Comfortable to wear; quick to remove. Abena Abri-Flex pull-ups can be put on or taken off like standard underwear, and the elasticized waistband and crotch area make for a snug but comfortable fit. In addition, just like Tranquility Premium Overnight Underwear (Est. $55 for a pack of 64), Abena Abri-Flex has tear-away side-seams for easy removal and disposal.

 

 

Odor Absorption

Core material reduces the risk of unwanted smells. Abena Abri-Flex Premium Air Plus has an advanced super-absorbent core designed to securely trap fluids, preventing the release of odors. Reviews are relatively silent on how well it works, though I spotted no complaints of odor issues.

 

 

Best Overnight Pull-On Underwear

Tranquility Premium Overnight Underwear garners high praise from owners and expert reviewers alike for its good absorbency, comfortable fit and ease of use.
 
Absorbency is excellent and the pull-ons are available in a wide range of sizes.
 
Though their thickness makes them best for overnight uses, those with heavy incontinence could consider them as an alternative to a standard adult diaper.
 

 

 
Pros
  • Holds over a quart of liquid
  • Soft, breathable fabric
  • Tear-away side seams for easy removal
  • Comes in many sizes, including XS
Cons
  • Relatively thick
  • Sizing sometimes inaccurate

 

If you’re looking for a highly absorbent nighttime or extended wear diaper with the ease and simplicity of a pull-on, Tranquility Premium Overnight Underwear should be at the top of your list.

With its effective “Peach Mat” construction to contain odors and disperse urine, this product will provide you with reliable protection all through the night, and its tear-away sides will ensure quick, easy removal in the morning.

 

 

Performance

An undergarment that doesn’t underwhelm. With an absorbency level of 34 ounces in its larger sizes, the Tranquility Premium Overnight disposable underwear is a high-capacity diaper ideal for nighttime or extended use.

John Davis at IncontenentSupport.org generally recommends against pull up underwear, especially by those with fecal incontinence, but makes an exception for Tranquility, adding that they are “the best pullup I have found so far.” Davis notes that the standing leak guards and leg gathers are effective in controlling leakage — a major issue for those who toss and turn at night.

 

 

Ease of Use

The simplicity of a pull-on with the absorbency of a high-capacity brief. Tranquility Premium Overnight disposable underwear is designed with tear-away side seams to allow for easy removal, and it also features a cloth-like outer backing that ensures discretion and quiet movement. The fabric is soft and breathable.

Users generally praise the comfortable fit of the underwear for overnight or extended day usage, though some add that the sizing can be off; some trial and error might be needed to find the right fit.

 

 

Odor Absorption

Impressive inner core stops odors in their tracks. Tranquility Premium Overnight appears to control odors remarkably well.

The product contains Tranquility’s “Peach Mat” construction, a patented, super-absorbent composition designed to disperse urine, keep the skin dry and repress odors.

This inner material neutralizes urine pH, preventing the growth of bacteria and fungi in order to protect the skin and eliminate bad smells. Users who comment on that feature give it a thumbs-up for effectiveness.

 

 

Best Disposable Incontinence Pads

 

Whether you need a little protection, or a lot, there’s a size and absorbency of Abena Abri-San Premium incontinence pads to meet your needs.
 
You can use it with close fitting standard underwear for maximum discreetness. Capacity varies greatly by size, yet is good considering the relative slimness of each.
 

 

Pros
  • Can be worn with regular underwear
  • Good for mild incontinence
  • Discreet under clothing
Cons
  • Not as leak-proof as adult diapers

 

If your incontinence is mild to moderate and you don’t want to wear a brief-style diaper or disposable underwear, reviewers say Abena Abri-San pads are one of the most absorbent pads on the market.

While the Abena Abri-San is constructed with a leak guard and a waterproof plastic backing, the product is not nearly as leak-proof as a brief-style adult diaper fastened with tape. Pads, however, are less bulky while still offering reasonable protection.

 

 

Performance

A great solution for occasional or mild-to-moderate incontinence. According to adult diaper retailer NationalIncontinence.com, the largest version of the Abena Abri-San Premium, the Abri-San X-Plus, absorbs a total of 114 ounces — a shockingly high capacity for a disposable pad.

However, the pads may be better suited to people with mild to moderate incontinence than those with severe incontinence because they can be prone to leaks, users say.

 

 

Ease of Use

Lightweight, comfortable, and easy to remove. Abena Abri-San Premium pads aren’t as bulky as traditional disposable diapers, so they can be worn discreetly inside regular underwear or optionally under specially designed washable mesh pants.

The largest sizes provide nearly the same absorbency levels as the best full adult diapers without the hassle of tape tabs.

Abena Abri-San’s design also allows for easy removal, as users can simply tear them out of the host underwear and replace them without getting undressed.

 

 

Odor Absorption

Double absorption core designed to neutralize smells. Abena Abri-San Premium pads contain a two-layer, super-absorbent core designed to protect the skin and prevent the development of unpleasant odors. However, we did not find enough feedback to rate how effective the pads are in controlling smells.

 

 

Best Booster for Added Protection

 

 

If you’re in need of an extra dose of protection, the Tranquility TopLiner Booster Pad can extend the capacity of your primary diaper, helping you get through the day without needing a change. The pad’s design allows it to fill first, and only transfer liquid to a host diaper once its capacity is exhausted.

 

Pros

  • Great for extra protection
  • Lightweight
  • Soft material
Cons
  • Material is a little thin

 

Booster pads like the Tranquility TopLiner aren’t designed to be used alone, but rather to increase the capacity of a primary incontinence product, such as adult brief-style diapers and disposable pull-on underwear.

The TopLiner is designed to fill to capacity before transferring the liquid to the primary protective garment. It fits well inside adult diapers and is easy to remove.

 

 

Performance

Extends the capacity of any diaper. While the Tranquility TopLiner Booster Pad is strictly a supplementary means of protection against incontinence, it’s effective in increasing the capacity of a primary diaper so that even those with the heaviest incontinence can get through the night or day without needing a change.

Reviews say that the regular size TopLiner absorbs a total of 10.9 ounces before liquids begin being transferred to the primary diaper. Users are generally pleased with the additional absorbency these incontinence booster pads provide.

 

 

Ease of Use

Extra absorbency in a hassle-free package. Users describe the TopLiner as easy to put on and dispose of, although a small minority criticize the pad’s fit inside briefs. IncontinentSupport.org gives the Tranquility Topliner a recommendation, saying the pad fits better within the primary diaper than other booster pads and provide as much boost as double diapering, but with less hassle.

 

 

Odor Absorption

Little feedback, but a little boost couldn’t hurt. The Tranquility Topliner Booster Pad is designed to boost the absorbency of a primary disposable brief or undergarment, thus preventing skin irritation and controlling odor.

The pad does not appear to contain any components meant specifically for odor neutralization, but its essential function should, in theory, inhibit the diffusion of unwanted smells. However, no reviews mention anything about the Tranquility Topliner’s ability to absorb odors.

 

 

 

 

 

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How to Buy Adult Diapers

 How to Buy Adult Diapers

Protection differs among various styles of adult diapers

 

Millions of adults struggle with chronic fecal or urinary incontinence on a daily basis. Fortunately, there’s a wealth of quality products on the market designed to meet their needs.

The most common solution to total bowel or bladder control loss is the brief-style disposable adult diaper.

Of all the types of incontinence products out there, these protective undergarments offer the most consistent leakage protection, the highest absorbency and the most security.

 

Molicare Super-Plus Briefs Size Medium Pk/14

Molicare Super-Plus Briefs

 

They generally feature a cloth-like or plastic outer surface, a highly absorbent inner core, leg elastics, and either tape tabs or hook-and-loop fasteners. Brief products by Abena, Attends, NorthShore and Molicare consistently outshine other competitors in this category.

 

Alternatively, pull-on disposable protective underwear products work like regular undergarments by pulling on and off, and they are meant to offer more dignity and freedom than brief-style diapers.

 

 

Abena Abri-Flex Air Plus Pull-Ons, Extra, Medium M3, 14

Abena Abri-Flex Air Plus Pull-Ons

 

 

However, pull-ons often don’t have the capacity or protection to handle severe incontinence.

 

 

Disposable incontinence pads, much like female menstrual pads, are designed to be worn inside regular underwear.

Abena Abri-San Premium, X-Plus 11 Pad, 16 Count

Abena Abri-San Premium, X-Plus Pads

 

They are generally not absorbent enough to protect against major bowel incontinence, but they can provide adequate protection against urinary incontinence.

 

 

Absorbency booster pads are worn inside a primary diaper for supplementary protection.

 

Tranquility TopLiner Booster Pad Medium Diaper Inserts Case/100 (4 bags of 25)

Tranquility TopLiner Booster Pad Medium Diaper Inserts

 

When they fill to capacity, wetness passes through them and into the host garment, extending the longevity of the main diaper. Many people with severe incontinence rely on booster pads for extra overnight protection.

When it comes to adult incontinence products, the general rule is that high absorbency comes at the cost of discreetness. For the most part, the higher a diaper’s capacity, the bulkier it’s going to look under clothing. It’s almost always a trade-off, although some are slightly less conspicuous than others.

Finding the best adult diapers

 

There isn’t a lot of informative testing out there on adult diapers, and I based much of these findings on owner reviews and ratings.

The best website by far for testing and reviews is XPMedical.com, an online retailer specializing in incontinence products. Owner Gary Evans and a small staff perform exhaustive testing on their products, and their ratings have a good reputation in the online adult diaper community. Their diaper reviews are detailed and specific, and information on each style includes wet and dry measurements, features, results of wetting and rewetting tests, cost per diaper and comments on overall quality and effectiveness.

I also considered the reviews done at IncontinenceSupport.info. They are more anecdotal than scientific, and I’d be happier I we knew more about those who administer the site, but the reviews are based on hands-on testing and cover most aspects of what those who need adult diapers should know before making a selection.

To name the best-reviewed adult diapers, I considered performance (how well the diaper retains contents, how well it absorbs fluids and how well it protects against leaks), ease of use (comfort, fit, convenience of removal) and odor absorption (whether the product neutralizes odor and how long the protection lasts). My top picks for disposable briefs, pull-on underwear, incontinence pads and booster pads all receive favorable reviews from experts and strong feedback from owners.

What the best adult diaper does

 

  • Absorbs and retains liquid. Absorbency and leakage protection are the most important things to consider when buying a new brand of adult diaper.
  • Proves easy to use and comfortable to wear. If the underwear or disposable brief doesn’t fit snugly, it could lead to leaks or discomfort.
  • Neutralizes odor. Most styles and models of adult diapers contain an absorbent core that has been designed to suppress odors, although the effectiveness of this feature varies widely.

Know before you go

 

Consider your personal needs. A light pad may provide enough protection for mild stress incontinence, and a standard diaper may work well enough if it’s changed after each use. For those with severe incontinence or those who want to use a single diaper for multiple wettings, a premium diaper is the most reliable choice.

 

Choose a diaper that’s compatible with your clothing. Although premium diapers are the most effective, they can also be bulkier. While the increased bulk shouldn’t be an issue for those who wear fairly loose clothing, a less absorbent style or a highly absorbent pad worn inside close-fitting underwear will be more discreet under tighter clothing.

 

Pull-on underwear allows for easy removal. Users say pull-on underwear or pads are far easier to pull up and down than adult briefs, which need to be refastened on each side after a trip to the bathroom. Another option is to place a booster inside a brief and change the booster as needed while leaving the brief in place.

 

Start with a sample pack. Because of the variation in people’s body shapes and lifestyles, experts say there’s no incontinence product that works for everyone. Many makers and/or retailers offer small sample packs — usually two or three diapers — at a reduced price, so you can try the product before you commit to a larger order.

 

What about the backing? Adult diapers are available with either a plastic or a cloth-like paper outer shell. Experts say that plastic does a better job containing moisture and odor. However, plastic can sometimes make a crinkling sound when users move about.

 

Buy the smallest size that fits well, unless you need extra protection. Adult diapers and disposable pull-on underwear come in a range of sizes from extra small to extra-large and beyond. The snugger the fit, the less likely leaks will occur. Larger sizes, however, offer more absorption.

 

Try new products out at home first. An incontinence product that works well for one person’s body shape may be uncomfortable or leaky for someone else. Experts caution that even a top-rated brief, pull-up or pad should be tested in a private setting before being worn out in public.

 

Value Expectations: The Dollars and Cents of it

 

The cost of adult diapers varies widely based on retailer, quantity and size, so it’s difficult to pin down exact numbers.

In general, you can expect to spend between 60 cents and $2 per diaper, but buying in bulk can sometimes reduce the price.

Another great way to save is to buy booster pads, which are much more affordable, so that the primary garment needs to be changed less often.

What’s to Come

 

On the whole, adult diapers are trending toward a slimmer, more discreet fit. According to an article by the online retailer DiaperBuys.com, “More diapers are beginning to look like underwear and lack the significant padding of previous products. These diapers and briefs still provide the same absorbency and protection but allow for a more discreet appearance.” As brands develop increasingly effective chemicals and crystals for liquid absorption, the need for bulky diapers is gradually declining.

 

 

Thanks for visiting and reading …

I hope this article provided you some helpful ideas. 

I welcome your comments below.

-Laurie

 

 

Incontinence Care Products at Northshore Care!

 

 

 

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