Best 8 Adult Diapers Reviewed

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This article discusses the best adult diapers - the top eight disposables - briefs and pull ups based on the top consumer search article on the topic, website reviews, and our own personal interviews with customers. We try to be as neutral as possible. We've broken each product down into seven sections:

  • What you should know (general information)
  • Absorption
  • Fit: This talks about how well the product conforms to a person's body.
  • Available Sizes
  • Odor Reduction
  • Additional Products or Alternatives (what other products can or should go with this)
  • Additional Information (what else we found in the interviews)

We start with the best products and go down to the least most important, but they are all fantastic. These are all for urinary incontinence. If you have fecal incontinence, this product, #8 in the list will work well for moderate jobs. Remember, for bowel issues, it is best to use bowel incontinence products that are specifically designed for that purpose. To learn more about fecal incontinence, visit this site.

Background information you should know:

  • A pullup is a product that pulls on and off like regular underwear.
  • A brief is a brief with tabs on the side like large baby disposable diapers.
  • A booster pad is an additional pad put in an incontinence product that makes it much more absorbent.
  • The average adult bladder holds sixteen fluid ounces when full.
  • Most leakage happens in the leg openings if it happens.
  • Tear-away sides on a pull-up means that it can be ripped right off.
  • It is recommend that you take your waist measurement at the belly button. Then check the sizing chart for the product to see what size to wear.
  • All products in this article are unisex, used by both men and women.

Click here to see a full feature overview table of all products.

Here we go with the top 8 products:

ribbon image that says number 1Tranquility Premium Overnight Pull-Ons product and packaging imageTranquility Premium Overnight Pull-Ons

What you should know - The top product in our adult diapers review was a pull up that holds a lot of urine that is made for overnight use but is also very useful during the day

Absorption - Tranquility tests their products using the C.U.P. method. The C.U.P. method is capacity under pressure, or how much liquid the product holds under pressure. How much liquid the product holds and the strength of the product is tested with applied pressure instead of just testing the diaper filled with liquid. The C.U.P. method is used to see what absorption is like if the person is sitting, standing, walking or lying down. It is a more complete test.

They're absorption technology is called the peach mat core and is the inner core of the product. It promotes skin health, odor reduction and urine pH neutralization. It quickly absorbs moisture and traps it away from the skin. By it quickly absorbing the urine, it helps with odor control. It locks in the urine so bacteria can't thrive. All of this makes for healthier skin conditions.

The capacity (absorption) varies with the size. The size X-Small and small holds up to twenty fluid ounces (that is 2.5 cups of fluid). Remember the average adult bladder holds sixteen fluid ounces. The size medium and up to 2XL will hold thirty-four fluid ounces (that is over four cups of fluid or over two full bladder losses).

Fit - This Tranquility product uses inner and outer leg cuffs. The most common place for leakage is at the leg openings. There's elastic around the waist, upper hip, and legs. This adult pull up features tear-away sides for ease in changing. The product quickly changes from a formed diaper to a flat one with a tug on the side, which means the person doesn't have to stand to change it.

If you do experience leakage in these pull ups, it can be for several different reasons. Fit is very important when it comes to incontinence products including this one. Make sure you are getting the correct size. If you have thin thighs (men are prone to this), you may not be getting a snug fit, and may want to try a brief with tabs like the Tranquility ATN (#4 best product - below).

Available Sizes - As said above, it is recommended that you take your waist measurement at the belly button. Then check the sizing chart for the product to determine what the correct size would be for you. The same size product in other brands using may not be the same as in Tranquility brand. The same goes for switching between any brands of incontinence products.

The Tranquility Premium Overnight comes in: X-Small (17-28 inch waist) all the way up to 2XL (62-80 inch waist). This product is available by the pack or case. It is recommended, if you are trying the product for the first time, to order the pack size first.

Odor Reduction - The peach mat core of this pull up is good at odor reduction because of how quickly it absorbs.

Additional Products or Alternatives - You also can add booster pads to add to the capacity of the product (see honorable mention below). Another product for daytime use with same features is the Tranquility Premium Day Time Disposable Absorbent Underwear. A brief with tabs with similar features is the Tranquility ATN (#4 best product below)

Additional Information - It is important with incontinence to get of a full, restful, sleep without leakage or problems. This Tranquility underwear is the best at this according to our interviews. While the price may be a little higher than your big box store brand, this is a case of you get what you pay for. You get the maximum leakage control, maximum capacity, healthy skin, odor reduction and comfort.


Abri Diapers product and packaging pictureAbri-Flex Premium Protective Underwear

What you should know - The Abri-Flex Premium Protective Underwear is for overnight protection. It is one of the few pullup style products designed for both urinary and bowel incontinence. While giving the person the feeling of wearing normal underwear, it gives the protection needed, especially during the night.

Absorption - The product shapes itself to your body for a snug fit, and a snug fit is key to leakage control. The polymer core wicks moisture quickly away from the skin and provides odor protection. Depending on size, this product will hold between 47 fluid ounces up to 74 fluid ounces, which is up to over four and one-half bladder losses.

Fit - The Abri Flex features twice as many elastics as other products, which ensures the product stays in place. The product shapes itself to your body for a snug fit, and a snug fit is key to leakage control. The cuffs are gathered for ultimate leakage control.

Available Sizes - There is an X-Small size available for waist size 17- 27 inches all the way up to XL for a 51-67 inch waist.

Odor Reduction - The polymer core wicks moisture quickly away from the skin and provides odor protection.

Additional Products or Alternatives - You also can add booster pads to add to the capacity of the product (see honorable mention below).

Additional Information - There is also a wetness indicator to designate when the product needs to be changed. With all of that, the product is fully breathable to minimize any skin problems. This product provides maximum protection with its capacity along with comfort in fit and performance.


Ribbon that says 3 Molicare Mobile Extra Pull Up

What you should know - These pull-ups are for heavy usage.

Absorption - This Molicare pull-up has a heavy capacity. The wicking ability of the center core is the real plus. It will keep you feeling dry by wicking fluid away from the skin in an eighteen inch spread, spreading the fluid throughout the entire padding system in the pull up. There is extra padding in both the front and rear wings. The large padded panels reduce any risk of leakage.

Fit - The Molicare features leg cuffs for leakage control. The backing is a comfort stretch poly backing that will mold to your body shape.

Available Sizes - This product is available in size Small with a waist of 24-35 inches, all the way up to a size X-Large with a waist of 51-67 inches. Take your waist measurement at the belly button. They are available only by case size of 56 briefs.

Odor Reduction - The odor reduction is because of the effective wicking system. The product quickly wicks the fluid away so the odors are contained in the poly backing that wraps all the way around the entire pull up.

Additional Products or Alternatives - You also can add booster pads to add to the absorbency amount of the product (see honorable mention below). These will "beef up" the absorbency by a huge amount. For example, a booster pad that holds sixteen ounces of fluid will put the product at an overnight (maximum) capacity.

Additional Information - The wetness indicator signals when pull up should be changed. The padded panels, in addition to stretch poly, create comfort and mobility.


Ribbon that says 4Tranquility ATN product image Tranquility ATN (All Through the Night) disposable brief

What you should know - This is a brief with tabs (built like a large baby diaper with tabs on the side as opposed to a pull up like underwear) that secures well around the waist and leg openings. This is the alternative to the pullup style Tranquility Premium Overnight Disposable Underwear. For some people, the pullup style does not work for different reasons. This product gives you the same maximum capacity and the same high quality as product #1 above.

Absorption - Tranquility uses the same C.U.P. testing procedure on this product. The C.U.P. method is capacity under pressure, or amount of fluid held under pressure. The absorbency amount and strength of the diaper is tested with pressure applied, not just soaked to see how much it will hold. The C.U.P. method is used to look at wearing conditions of the user whether sitting, standing, walking or lying down.

The amount of fluid the adult diaper holds is different for each size from youth, which holds 18 fluid ounces (over 2 cups of fluid), to the X-Large, which holds 34 fluid ounces (over 4 cups of fluid). It features the Tranquility peach mat inner core for the maximum absorbency under pressure, maximum leakage control protection, healthy skin, odor reduction and comfort. This inner core quickly absorbs moisture and traps it away from the skin.

Fit - This is the alternative to the pullup style (#1). For some, the pullup style does not work for different reasons. The brief with tabs gives you more of an ability to adjust things. If you have smaller thighs and are experiencing leakage at the leg openings, the brief with tabs gives you the ability to get that snug fit needed for leakage control. Human bodies are not all the same.

With the tabs you can adjust the fit in both the waist and leg openings to almost eliminate leakage. You need a snug fit, not a tight fit. Remember that the fit of the product is the key to both comfort and leakage control. There is an inner cuff and an outer cuff to help prevent leakage in the ATN.

Available Sizes - The Tranquility ATN are available in a youth size with an 18-26 inch waist, all the way up to an X-Large with a 56-64 inch waist. Tranquility ATNs are available in both pack and case size. It is recommended that you take your waist measurement at the belly button. Then check the sizing chart for the product to determine the correct size. The same size in another product might not be the same size in the Tranquility brand, as happens between all brands of adult diapers.

It is also recommended, if you are trying the product for the first time, to order the pack size first. If you experience leakage, make sure you are ordering the correct size and getting a snug fit - especially around the leg openings.

Odor Reduction - The inner core quickly absorbs moisture and traps it away from the skin. By the inner core quickly absorbing the urine, it helps with odor control as it is quickly neutralized. And because the peach mat core locks away urine, it deprives the related bacteria a place to thrive. All of this makes for healthier skin conditions.

Additional Products or Alternatives - You also can add booster pads to add to the capacity of the product (see honorable mention below). Additionally, a good product for daytime use with same features is the Tranquility Slimline Disposable brief.

Additional Information - Tranquility's goal is to give you a good night's sleep without leakage or problems. Not getting a good night's sleep is bad for your body, brain and behavior.


Ribbon that says 5Attends product imageAttends Briefs Waistband Style

What you should know - The Attends Briefs Waistband Style offers a more customized fit with its unique waistband design. It is a brief with tabs for heavy incontinence needs. The soft stretch waistband offers good comfort and fit.

Absorption - These briefs hold 14 fluid ounces, while offering discreetness and comfort.

Fit - The soft stretch waistband is comfortable and fits well. The soft cloth-like inner liner is gentle against the skin. Instead of the standard 4-tape tabs, the Attends Waistband offers six tabs for a more custom fit. The leg openings feature gathered cuffs to prevent any leakage.

Available Sizes - They are available in size medium with a 32-44 inch waist, or size large 44-58 inch waist. They are available in a pack or a case.

Odor Reduction - The soft cloth-like inner liner has pH reducing fibers and a super absorbent polymer channel that locks fluids in the core to prevent odor. There is also a wetness indicator to let you know when the product needs to be changed.

Additional Products or Alternatives - You also can add booster pads to add to the capacity of the product (see honorable mention below).

Additional Information - Packaged in discreet outer cases.


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Tranquility Premium DayTime Disposable Pull-Ons

What you should know - The Tranquility Premium Day Time Disposable Pull-On is for moderate to heavy needs. This is the lighter (daytime) version of the Tranquility Premium Overnight Disposable Underwear. This is a pullup style product so it is much like your normal underwear.

Absorption - Tranquility tests their products using the C.U.P. method. The C.U.P. method is capacity under pressure, or how much liquid the product holds under pressure. How much liquid the product holds and the strength of the product is tested with applied pressure instead of just testing the diaper filled with liquid. The C.U.P. method is used to see what absorption is like if the person is sitting, standing, walking or lying down. It is a more complete test.

They're absorption technology is called the peach mat core and is the inner core of the product. It promotes skin health, odor reduction and urine pH neutralization. It quickly absorbs moisture and traps it away from the skin. By it quickly absorbing the urine, it helps with odor control. It locks in the urine so bacteria can't thrive. All of this makes for healthier skin conditions.

The capacity (absorption) for all sizes is 25 fluid ounces.

Fit - This Tranquility product uses inner and outer leg cuffs. The most common place for leakage is at the leg openings. There's elastic around the waist, upper hip, and legs. This adult pull up features tear-away sides for ease in changing. The product quickly changes from a formed diaper to a flat one with a tug on the side, which means the person doesn't have to stand to change it.

If you do experience leakage in these pull ups, it can be for several different reasons. Fit is very important when it comes to incontinence products including this one. Make sure you are getting the correct size. If you have thin thighs (men are prone to this), you may not be getting a snug fit, and may want to try a brief with tabs like the Tranquility ATN (#4 best product - above).

Available Sizes - The Medium will fit waist sizes of 34-48 inches, and sizes are offered all the way up to XX-Large will fit waist sizes 62-80" (bariatric). Remember to base the size you need on your measurements from your waist at the belly button. Do not rely on the poundage shown on the chart. Your body weight distribution is a key factor. The best fit is accomplished by using the waist measurement. This product is available by the pack or case. Always try the pack first to make sure it fits and absorbs how you want.

Odor Reduction - The peach mat core of this pull up is good at odor reduction because of how quickly it absorbs.

Additional Products or Alternatives - You also can add booster pads to add to the capacity of the product (see honorable mention below). Another product for overnight (extremely absorbent) use with same features is the Tranquility Premium Overnight Disposable Absorbent Underwear. A brief with tabs with similar features is the Tranquility ATN (#4 best product above)

Additional Information - It is important with incontinence to get of a full, restful, sleep without leakage or problems. This Tranquility underwear is really good for daytime at this according to our interviews. While the price may be a little higher than your big box store brand, this is a case of you get what you pay for. You get the good leakage control, good capacity, healthy skin, odor reduction and comfort.


Ribbon that says 7Attends underwear product imageThe Attends Underwear Super Plus Absorbency

What you should know - The Attends Underwear Super Plus Absorbency is for moderate to heavy needs. This is a very popular product for those that don't need a maximum capacity product and have a lot of mobility and freedom in their life. This is a pullup style product so it is much like your normal underwear. It features tear away sides for easy removal.

Absorption - The Attends Super Plus features a triple-tier moisture locking system of cellulose fibers, micro-porous layer and super absorbent polymer. This system improves on absorbency and odor control while promoting skin health.

Fit - This is a pull up style product so it is much like your normal underwear. It features tear away sides for easy removal. There are comfortable waistband elastics and leak-guard cuffs at the leg openings.

Available Sizes - The Youth/Small will fit waist sizes of 22-36 inches, and sizes are offered all the way up to X-Large will fit waist sizes 58 to 68 inches. Remember to base the size you need on your measurements from your waist at the belly button. Do not rely on the poundage shown on the chart. Your body weight distribution is a key factor. The best fit is accomplished by using the waist measurement.

Odor Reduction - The triple-tier moisture locking system improves on absorbency and odor control while promoting skin health. The breathable airflow materials also promote a drier, healthier skin.

Additional Products or Alternatives - You also can add booster pads to add to the capacity of the product (see honorable mention below).

Additional Information - The cloth-like outer material allows discretion and no fear of rustling sounds. This would be a good choice for those who are active and on the go.


Ribbon that says 8Prevail underwear package imagePrevail Extra Protective Underwear

What you should know - Prevail Extra Protective Underwear is a pull up designed for moderate absorbency. This product is great for those who have skin problems such as rashes and irritation. It features Skin Smart fabric, which is made with Aloe, Vitamin E and Chamomile for the best skin health.

Absorption - It features a quick wicking core that helps prevent odors along with promoting skin health. It is for those who have moderate incontinence needs.

Fit - It pulls up and down like normal underwear. The gathers at the leg openings help prevent any leakage.

Available Sizes - They are available in a youth/small size for waist sizes 20-34 inches all the way up to a 2X-Large will fit 68-80 inch waists. They are available in pack and cases.

Odor Reduction - It features a quick wicking core that helps prevent odors along with promoting skin health.

Additional Products or Alternatives - You also can add booster pads to add to the capacity of the product (see honorable mention below).

Additional Information - It is an excellent product for those who have sensitive skin. The Aloe, Vitamin E and Chamomile the fabric of the product is made from are the best for skin health.


Ribbon that says hHonorable mention: This has to go to the booster pads. Booster pads add to the capacity of the incontinence product. Two great ones are the Dignity Stackable and Dignity Extra Duty Doubler Pads. Booster pads do not have a barrier on the inside; they allow fluid to flow through them. Once the pad has reached its capacity it then allows the flow of fluid onto the incontinence product. They are not for use in your normal underwear; they must be used with an incontinence product. The Stackables can be stacked on top of each other to added additional capacity as needed. The Doublers are two pads connected together, generally folded and used together. They are generally used for overnight, added protection and as padding in specific areas as needed.


Here's a table of features for your convenience:

Product Image Style Absorption Fit Sizes Odor Cost/diaper - Medium case Fecal
#1 Tranquility Premium Overnight Pull-ons Pull Up 20.3-34 fl.oz. Dual Cuffs, tear-away sides 17-80" Peach mat core $1.08 No
#2 Abri-Flex Premium Protective Underwear Pull Up 47-74 fl.oz. Double elastic, good cuffs 17.5-56" Polymer core $2.69 Yes
#3 Molicare Super Plus Briefs Pull up Heavy Leg cuffs, poly backing 24-67" Wicking system $1.15 No
#4 Tranquility ATN Diaper with tabs 18-34 fl.oz. Dual Cuffs 18"-64" Peach mat core $.95 No
#5 Attends Briefs Waistband Style Diaper with tabs 14 fl.oz. 6 tabs, gathered cuffs 32-58" pH reducing fibers $.92 No
#6 Tranquility Daytime Underwear Pull Up 25 fl.oz. Dual Cuffs, tear-away sides 34-80" Peach mat core $.95 No
#7 The Attends Underwear Super Plus Absorbency Pull Up Moderate to Heavy Leak-guard cuffs, tear-away sides 22-68" triple-tier moisture locking system $.92 No
#8 Prevail Extra Protective Underwear Pull Up Moderate Leg gathers 20-80" Quick wicking core $.82 No

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Sources:
http://www.consumersearch.com/adult-diapers
XP Medical.com
Incontinentsupport.org
Nationalincontinence.com