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This article reviews the top 15 disposable adult diapers for 2021 - both briefs (diapers with tabs) and pulls ups based on the top consumer feedback from articles, website reviews, and personal interviews with customers. We've broken each product down into seven sections:

  • What You Should Know
  • Absorption
  • Fit and Body Style
  • Available Sizes
  • Odor Reduction
  • Additional Products or Alternatives
  • Additional Information

The best products are listed from top down, but they are all fantastic. All of the products reviewed are designed for urinary incontinence, however several also protect for bowel/fecal incontinence. For bowel issues it is best to use bowel incontinence products that are specifically designed for that purpose. To learn more about fecal incontinence, please consult your care provider.

Background information you should know:

  • A "pull-up" is a diaper for adults that pulls on and off like regular underwear.
  • A "brief" is a diaper with tabs on the side with either tape or hook and loop closures.
  • A "booster pad" is placed inside of another incontinence product to make it more absorbent.
  • The average adult bladder holds 16-oz when full.
  • Most leakage happens in diapers for adults at the leg openings due to poor fit.
  • Tear-away sides on a pull-up mean that it can be ripped right off for disposal.
  • It is recommended that you take both your waist and hip measurements for sizing. The larger of the two is most commonly used to determine the best fit on the size chart for the product.
  • All products in this article are unisex and suitable for both men and women.

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

Here we go with the top 15 products of 2021:

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 is a pull-up that holds 20 to 30-oz of urine. It is made for overnight use but is also highly favored for use during the day

Absorption - Tranquility tests its 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.

Their 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, 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 20-oz (that is 2.5 cups of fluid). Remember the average adult bladder holds 16-oz. The size medium and up to 2XL will hold 34-oz (that is over 4 cups of fluid or 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 (#3 best product - below).

Available Sizes - As said above, it is recommended that you take your waist measurement at the belly button and hip. 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 the Tranquility brand. The same goes for switching between any brand 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 the same features is the Tranquility Premium Day Time Disposable Absorbent Underwear. A brief with tabs with similar features is the Tranquility ATN (#3 best product below)

Additional Information - It is important with incontinence to get 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.

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Ribbon that says 2Tranquility 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 are tested with pressure applied, not just soaked to see how much it will hold. The C.U.P. method is used to look at the 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 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 ATN's 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 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 the 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.

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Ribbon that says 3Prevail 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 that will fit 68-80 inch waists. They are available in packs 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.

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Ribbon that says 4Tranquility TopLiner Contour PadTranquility TopLiner Contour Pad (Booster Pad)

 

What you should know - The Tranquility TopLiner Contour Pad (Booster Pad) is manufactured with the same high-quality standards as our best seller Tranquility Premium Overnight Pull Ons. It has all the key features of a great booster pad: flow-through top and back sheets, comfortable texture, and latex-free. It has a higher capacity of 13.6 or 27.5 fluid ounces, depending on type. Make your favorite Tranquility product higher capacity during the day or night.

 

Absorption - Tranquility tests all of their products using the C (capacity) U (under) P (pressure) method. This actually tests the products holding capacity much like it is released from the body. This is done by testing the product under applied pressure instead of just soaking the diaper to see how much it will hold.

The product also has the peach mat core which wicks any fluid quickly away from the skin and retains it's in the core. This promotes skin health, odor control, and prevents bacterial growth. The Tranquility TopLiner Contour Pad (Booster Pad) is available in two sizes.

 

Odor Reduction - This product has the peach mat core which wicks away fluid quickly so it neutralizes any odors. The fluid is retained in the core with no exposure to the air.

 

Additional Products or Alternatives - You may only need this capacity in a diaper for overnight use. You may be interested in the Tranquility Daytime Pull-On for daytime use. Some also like a cover to go over the product – just in case.

 

Additional Information - While these booster pads maybe a little more expensive than the generic brands, they are well worth the price. It has been proven that a full night’s sleep is good for you both mentally and physically. And you do not need to stay with only one brand of diaper. Perhaps you need less coverage during the day. Use the product that best fits your needs and lifestyle.

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Ribbon that says 5Tranquility Premium DayTime Pull-OnsTranquility Premium DayTime Pull-Ons

 

What you should know - The Tranquility Premium DayTime Pull-Ons is another high-quality product from Tranquility. It has all the key features of a great pull-on. Outstanding protection and guaranteed performance. Comfort during active daytime hours. Peach Mat absorbent core for skin dryness and odor control pH neutralization. Full-rise waist panel providing a more proportioned fit. Tear-away side seams allow for easy removal and inner leg cuffs for leakage protection. Elasticized waistband and flexible leg bands.

 

Absorption - This Tranquility product holds 25 fluid ounces. The average human bladder holds 16 fluid ounces when full. This absorbency is tested through Tranquility using the C.U.P method (Capacity Under Pressure) The peach mat core absorbs the fluid very quickly, which helps with skin and odor.

 

Fit - This pull-up underwear has elastic around the waist. It also has both inner and outer leg gathers for more fluid containment. The material used and the way it fits is very comfortable according to people who call our customer service department.

 

Odor Reduction - The Tranquility Premium Daytime Pull-ons has a peach mat core, which quickly locks in fluid and thus neutralizes any odor

 

Additional Products or Alternatives - You may only want to add a booster pad for overnight used. The Tranquility TopLiner Regular and Mini Pads have several great options.

 

Additional Information - For something more absorbent, try the Tranquility Premium Overnight Pull-Ons. For a diaper with tabs try the Tranquility ATNs. For Bariatric, try the Tranquility Air-Plus Bariatric Brief, which goes up to 106"

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Ribbon that says 6Tranquility SmartCore Disposable Brief product imageTranquility SmartCore Disposable Brief

 

What you should know - The Tranquility SmartCore Disposable Brief is a maxiumum capacity product and designed for heavy to overnight needs. It is designed to give the users a much better rest at night. It has breathable sides that help keep the brief cool and prevent moisture build-up. It is designed to maintain healthy skin. It also features tear-away sides for easy removal.

 

Absorption - The Tranquility SmartCore Disposable Brief is a high capacity product, the Smartcore brief should allow for six to eight hours of sleep if necessary. Depending on the size, these briefs can hold from 22-34 oz.

 

Fit - This is a brief with tabs style product so it can custom fit to a variety of body sizes and shapes. This is good for both the user and any caregiver.

 

Available Sizes - The Small will fit waist sizes of 24-32" and sizes are offered all the way up to 2X-Large and will fit waist sizes 60-80". Remember to base the size you need on your measurements from your waist at the belly button or your hips, whichever is larger.

 

Odor Reduction - The Tranquility Smartcore brief has odor reduction through the use of the peach mat core. This core absorbs the fluids so quickly there is no chance of odor. By absorbing the fluids so quickly, neutralizes the pH, which is the odor in the urine. It also inhibits bacterial growth.

 

Additional Products or Alternatives - Many add booster pads to add to the capacity for just that little added protection and peace of mind.

 

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 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 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 bodyweight distribution is a key factor. The best fit is accomplished by using the waist measurement.

 

Odor Reduction - The triple-tier moisture locking system improves absorbency and odor control while promoting skin health. The breathable airflow materials also promote 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 8McKesson Protective Underwear Ultra image
McKesson Protective Underwear Ultra

What you should know - The McKesson Protective Underwear Ultra is a unisex pull on for moderate absorbency. The pull-on style is as easy to use as your normal underwear. It features a stretchable waistband for comfort and fit. The core is a high-quality layer that will absorb fluids quickly away from the skin. This reduces the pH level for healthier skin and odor reduction. The leg cuffs at the leg openings give you a better, snug fit and help with leakage control. The McKesson Protective Underwear Ultra is very discreet and comfortable.

 

Absorption - The McKesson Protective Underwear Ultra is designed for moderate to heavy absorption needs. It contains a dual-core that will quickly wick away any fluids from the skin and retain it in the center core. This also neutralizes the pH to reduce odor at the same time.

Fit -The McKesson Protective Underwear Ultra provides a comfortable fit with a stretchable waistband. The leg openings have gathers to prevent leakage and give you a form-fitting snug fit.

Available Sizes - The McKesson Protective Underwear Ultra is available in five sizes. They range from the small with a 25-inch waist up to the 2XLarge with a maximum of an 80-inch waist. They are available by the pack and case.

 

Odor Reduction - The McKesson Protective Underwear Ultra odor reduction is obtained due to the dual performing core. By wicking away the fluids into the center core, it provides odor control as the fluids are not exposed to the air for a long period of time. The fluids are quickly absorbed and the pH neutralized.

Additional Products or Alternatives - For overnight use of the McKesson Protective Underwear Ultra is may be necessary to add a booster pad. At night your body relaxes and tends to have a heavier flow. This can be handled by the addition of a booster pad to the interior of the product. Some add a cover-up as added additional protection for their nighttime or daytime use.

Additional Information - This product is designed for use with both urinary and bowel incontinence. When you have bowel incontinence it is very important to use a product designed just for that. The absorption and cores are placed a little differently than products just for urinary incontinence.

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Ribbon that says 9Select Disposable Absorbent Underwear image
Select Disposable Absorbent Underwear

What you should know - The Select Disposable Absorbent Underwear is for heavy protection. The soft, breathable cloth-like outer fabric has a full-rise waist panel which provides a more comfortable fit. They are easy to pull up and down just like normal underwear. Select is Tranquility's economy version. The compact absorbent core is shaped for a better fit and better absorbency. The words “Front” and “Back” are imprinted along with size identification. They have to tear away side seams to allow for easy removal of this pull-up.

 

Absorption - The Select Disposable Underwear is rated for heavy incontinence. Holding 14.5-19 fl oz, realize that the average adult bladder holds 16 fluid ounces. See our comparison chart. These are designed for urinary incontinence only.

Fit -The Select Disposable Underwear is available in a wide variety of sizes. They feature leg gathers for leakage protection and a higher risk for a more comfortable

Available Sizes - The Select Disposable Underwear is available in seven sizes. They range from the Youth with a 17-25" waist up to the 2X-Large with a maximum of an 80" waist. They are available by the pack and case.

 

Odor Reduction - The absorbent core quickly wicks any fluid into the center core and retains it there. The urine is not exposed to the air long enough for the odor to develop. If you're having trouble with odor during an adult diaper change, use an .

Additional Products or Alternatives - Some feel more confident with a cover-up. They like the idea of added extra protection. For overnight use, or to add extra capacity to the product, you may add booster pads.

Additional Information - - This product is not rated for bowel incontinence. A bowel incontinence product similar would be the Tena Discreet Protective Underwear. If you wish for a diaper with tabs style product; a comparable product would be the Select Disposable Briefs. They are the same type of product only with the tabs instead of being the pull-on style.

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Ribbon that says 10Tranquility SlimLine Breathable Brief ImageTranquility SlimLine Breathable Brief

 

What you should know - The Tranquility SlimLine Breathable Brief is a disposable brief with tabs. It is a high-performance brief with a high capacity. It contains all of the Tranquility key features. These briefs are soft and comfortable with only a little padding on the sides at the hip. This makes them undetectable under your clothing and good during the day.

 

Absorption - The Tranquility SlimLine Breathable Brief is a high capacity product designed for daytime use. Tranquility tests all of their products using a method that actually simulates fluid being released from your body. It is called the C.U.P. method. It is the capacity under the pressure test. While testing the capacity of the products, it also tests their strength. It is a more complete and honest testing of an incontinence product than the soaking method. Tranquility’s peach mat core is in all of their products. The inner core of the product quickly absorbs all the fluid, wicking it away from the skin and keeping it contained in the center core. It serves to help with skin health, odor control, and urine pH neutralization. There is a wetness indicator that will show you when the product is reaching capacity and needs to be changed.

 

Fit -The Tranquility SlimLine Breathable Brief does not have the bulky padding on the sides at the hipline. This makes for a more discreet fit under your normal clothing. There are tabs at both the leg and waist openings so you can adjust the product to obtain a snug fit. Fit is the key to leakage control. The tabs can be refastened if needed. These tabs give you the ability to conform the brief to your body for a comfortable and discreet fit.

 

Available Sizes - The Tranquility SlimLine Breathable Brief is available in a wide variety of sizes. The capacity of the product varies with the size required. The waist sizes will go down to a 20” waist and up to a 64” waist. Please measure your waist at the belly button. Do not assume because you wear a certain size in one brand, another brand will be the same. There is no sizing standard with disposable incontinence products, so take your measurement carefully and always check the sizing charts to ensure you order the correct size.

 

Odor Reduction - The Tranquility SlimLine Breathable Brief has the peach mat core. This core wicks away any fluids so quickly that it eliminates any chance of odor. By retaining the fluid in the core, it eliminates the tell-tale odors.

 

Additional Products or Alternatives - While the SlimLine Breathable Brief is a high capacity product, some still feel the need for added extra security. It provides peace of mind that no accidents will occur. Some will add the booster pads, while others use the cover-ups. Some will use both.

 

Additional Information - The Tranquility brand is one of the best products on the market for incontinence products. They have a quality product with many desirable features. These features are on all of their products, from the peach mat core to the dual leg cuffs for leakage protection. They are constantly upgrading their products as new technology becomes available. The Tranquility products span from pads, liners, underpads up to the pull on or briefs with tabs.

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Ribbon that says 11Attends Extra Absorbent Breathable Brief image
Attends Extra Absorbent Breathable Brief

What you should know - The Attends Extra Absorbent Breathable brief is a unisex product for those needing heavy incontinence coverage. The sides offer airflow to the skin for better skin health. They are a full-coverage product. They offer improved comfort with flex tabs that are soft, flexible, and can be refastened anywhere on the brief. Both the inner and outer coverings are non-woven, cloth-like material that offers a softer and quieter fit.

 

Absorption - The Attends Extra Absorbent Breathable Brief has a rapid lock system that provides superior acquisition. This triple moisture locking system gives this product better absorption, promotes better skin health and odor control.

Fit -The Attends Extra Absorbent Breathable Brief is contour shaped for a better form fit to your body. There are no leg gathers, the product is cut to fit properly between your legs with no added bulk. The extra-wide, soft, flexible flex tabs fasten anywhere to allow for a custom fit at the leg and waist openings.

Available Sizes - The Attends Extra Absorbent Breathable Brief is available in a wide range of sizes. The small will fit down to a 20-inch waist. The XLarge will fit up to a 63-inch waist. They are sold in both packs and cases.

 

Odor Reduction - The Attends Extra Absorbent Breathable Brief obtains its odor reduction with the use of the triple-tier moisture locking system. This system wicks any fluid away from the skin and down into the absorbent core. This limits the exposure of the fluids to the air.

Additional Products or Alternatives - While the Attends Extra Absorbent Breathable Brief is rated for heavy coverage, it may require the addition of a booster pad for night use. Your body is relaxed during sleep mode and you may experience a heavier flow. The booster pad will add capacity to the product. Some also prefer to add a cover-up. This gives them peace of mind that there will be no leakage.

Additional Information - Attends brand has been providing effective, absorbent products for incontinence needs for over 35 years. They offer comfortable and discreet products. With their wide variety of products, you will be able to find the correct product with the right level of protection. Their team continually strives to develop new technology for improved softness, absorbency, leakage protection, and healthy skin.

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Ribbon that says 12Tranquility Slimline Product Packaging ImageTranquility Slimline Disposable Brief

 

What you should know - The Tranquility Slimline is a disposable brief with tabs. It is a high-performance brief with a high capacity. It contains all of the Tranquility key features. These briefs are soft and comfortable with only a little padding on the sides at the hip. This makes them undetectable under your clothing and good during the day.

 

Absorption - The Tranquility Slimline Disposable Brief is a high capacity product designed for daytime use. Tranquility tests all of their products using a method that actually simulates fluid being released from your body. It is called the C.U.P. method. It is the capacity under the pressure test. While testing the capacity of the products, it also tests their strength. It is a more complete and honest testing of an incontinence product than the soaking method. Tranquility’s peach mat core is in all of their products. The inner core of the product quickly absorbs all the fluid, wicking it away from the skin and keeping it contained in the center core. It serves to help with skin health, odor control, and urine pH neutralization. There is a wetness indicator that will show you when the product is reaching capacity and needs to be changed.

 

Fit -The Slimline Disposable Brief does not have the bulky padding on the sides at the hipline. This makes for a more discreet fit under your normal clothing. There are tabs at both the leg and waist openings so you can adjust the product to obtain a snug fit. Fit is the key to leakage control. The tabs can be refastened if needed. These tabs give you the ability to conform the brief to your body for a comfortable and discreet fit.

 

Available Sizes - The Tranquility Slimline Disposable brief is available in a wide variety of sizes. The capacity of the product varies with the size required. The waist sizes will go down to a 20” waist and up to a 64” waist. Please measure your waist at the belly button. Do not assume because you wear a certain size in one brand, another brand will be the same. There is no sizing standard with disposable incontinence products, so take your measurement carefully and always check the sizing charts to ensure you order the correct size.

 

Odor Reduction - The Tranquility Slimline has the peach mat core. This core wicks away any fluids so quickly that it eliminates any chance of odor. By retaining the fluid in the core, it eliminates the tell-tale odors.

 

Additional Products or Alternatives - While the Slimline is a high capacity product, some still feel the need for added extra security. It provides peace of mind that no accidents will occur. Some will add the booster pads, while others use the cover-ups. Some will use both.

 

Additional Information - The tranquility brand is one of the best products on the market for incontinence products. They have a quality product with many desirable features. These features are on all of their products, from the peach mat core to the dual leg cuffs for leakage protection. They are constantly upgrading their products as new technology becomes available. The Tranquility products span from pads, liners, underpads up to the pull on or briefs with tabs.

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Ribbon that says 13Tena Discreet Protective Underwear ImageTena Discreet Protective Underwear

 

What you should know - The Tena Discreet Protective Underwear is a pull-up that has a long standing reputation for quality and reliabilty. It provides the discretion of a pull-up panty with moderate absorbency for controlling urine and or bowel leakage. They are available in Small to X-Large sizes.

 

Absorption - This pull-up has the ability to hold 1.9 cups of liquid.

 

Fit - Although pull-ups do not offer the customizable fit that briefs with tabs do, they do offer the comfort of an underwear style fit with easy pull-on and tear away use.

 

Available Sizes - The sizes for this product range from Small, 25-35" / 125 lbs, to X-Large, 55-66" / 185 lbs.

 

Odor Reduction - Odor is wicked away to inner core.

 

Additional Products or Alternatives - Tena Discreet Protective Underwear is a moderate capacity product, so some added protection using a booster pad may be helpful.

 

Additional Information - The tranquility brand is one of the best products on the market for incontinence products. They have a quality product with many desirable features. These features are on all of their products, from the peach mat core to the dual leg cuffs for leakage protection. They are constantly upgrading their products as new technology becomes available. The Tranquility products span from pads, liners, underpads up to the pull on or briefs with tabs.

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Ribbon that says 14Abri-San Special ImageAbri-San Special - Heavy Fecal Incontinence

 

What you should know - The Abri-San Special is a disposable pad style product. Its range forms a complete range of anatomically shaped pads for all degrees of incontinence. Specially designed leakage barriers with “built-in” pockets keep feces inside even when released under pressure. Designed to allow frequent pad changes. Is based on the cost-effective two-piece system, minimizing product costs, even when changed frequently.

 

Absorption - Abri-San Special contains more than 67 oz of fluide.

 

Fit - This pad is anatomically shaped for all degrees of incontinence

 

Available Sizes - This is a single sized product that is sized 14" x 27.5" for maxium coverage area even under pressure of sitting or lying down.

 

Odor Reduction - This product is designed for ease of frequent changes to reduce odor buildup.

 

Additional Products or Alternatives - Pull-on covers can provide added protection and confidence in using this product.

 

Additional Information - Pads are not for everyone, but they are an excellent choice for those desiring a low impact, discreet, easy to change option.

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Per-Fit Frontal Tape Briefs

What you should know - The Per-Fit Frontal Tape Briefs are rated for heavy incontinence. They feature a cloth-like outer fabric and easy-lock fasteners that grip and hold anywhere on the brief. These fasteners give you an improved snug fit without being sticky.

 

Absorption - The Per-Fit Frontal Tape Briefs are for heavy incontinence. They have an advanced zoning system and breathable zones for maximum leakage protection and skin dryness. There is a wetness indicator that changes in color from light blue to dark blue to indicate the need for a change of product. This product is also rated for bowel incontinence.

Fit -The Per-Fit Frontal Tape Briefs have the Easy-Lock fasteners that grip and hold anywhere on the brief. This gives you the ability to get the snug fit you need to prevent leakage. You can adjust the leg and waist openings as needed without the area becoming sticky from the adhesive. The leg gathers in the crotch area provide leakage protection and containment.

Available Sizes - The Per-Fit Frontal Tape Briefs are available in four different sizes. They will fit from the size medium at a 32-inch waist up to the Xlarge that fits up to a maximum of 64-inch waist. They are available in either pack or case sizes.

 

Odor Reduction - The Per-Fit Frontal Tape Briefs have a target acquisition zone that will wick any liquid away from the skin. It is then contained within the core and away from the air for odor control.

Additional Products or Alternatives - The addition of a booster pad to the Per-Fit Frontal Tape Briefs will add to the capacity of the product. There are many to choose from; that will add anywhere from 4 ounces up to 16 ounces. The cover-ups are also very popular as additional protection from leakage.

Additional Information - The Per-Fit Frontal Tape Briefs are for both urinary and bowel incontinence. If you are dealing with bowel incontinence, you definitely want a product that is designed for that type of incontinence. Urinary products are not designed to do both. The Per-Fit Tape Diapers with tabs are manufactured by Prevail. Prevail products are about hope, trust, and dignity. They put care into every detail in their products to provide protection and comfort to allow people with incontinence to live better, more confident lives.

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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, 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-on Pull Up 20.3-34 fl. oz. Dual Cuffs, tear-away sides 17-80" Peach mat core $1.08 No
#2 Prevail Extra Protective Underwear Pull Up Moderate Leg gathers 20-80" Quick wicking core $.82 No
#3 Tranquility ATN Diaper with tabs 18-34 fl. oz. Dual Cuffs 18"-64" Peach mat core $.95 No
#4 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
#5 Tranquility Elites Diaper with tabs 44 fl. oz. Dual cuffs, refastenable tabs 32-64" Peach mat core $1.68 Yes
#6 Tranquility Slimline Disposable Brief Diaper with tabs 10.9 - 23.7 fl.oz. Dual, refastenable tabs 20-64" Peach mat core $.85 Yes
#7 New Tena Classic Plus Briefs Diaper with tabs Moderate to Heavy Refastenable tabs, curved leg elastic 34-64" Super absorbent microbeads $.67 Yes
#8 McKesson Protective Underwear Ultra Pull Up Moderate to heavy Stretchable waistband, leg gathers 25-80" Dual performance core $.58 No
#9 Per-Fit Frontal Tape Briefs Diaper with tabs Heavy Easy-lock fasteners, leg gathers 32-64" Target acquisition zone $.61 Yes
#10 Attends Extra Absorbent Breathable Brief Diaper with tabs Heavy Flexible flex tabs 20-63" triple-tier moisture locking system $.68 No

Note from the table that some adult diapers are much more expensive, but they often have much more absorption and features such as increased comfort, increased odor control, better-fit features, and of course they don't leak. In other words, you often get what you pay for in this case.

 

Feel free to leave any kind of comment below, many people like to ask us questions about the best adult diapers. Also, if you want custom help picking an adult diaper, leave a comment, email us, email our nurse, or call us.

 

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




Urinary Incontinence Comments


question markMy mom is a resident in a nursing home. I have had issues with the staff changing her. They have told me that the absorbent mat clumping is happening in 1 1/2 hours. My Mom is confined to a wheelchair and it is the front of the diaper where she urinates that is clumping. Is this possible?


the word responseThank you for your inquiry. Yes, it is possible. The product sounds like it has reached its capacity. What product are you using? You may need a higher capacity product like the Tranquility brand. Here is a link to all their products:

http://www.idiaper.com/tranquility-diapers

These are all high-capacity products that will hold more than your "store" available brands. They have a peach mat center that will wick away any moisture.

Take a look. If you have any questions, please send us an email. We would be happy to assist.


question markI have no urinal control and when I return to work I will working 10 hours per day on manual work. When I return what would you recommend I wear to minimize leakage and improve absorbency. Thank you.


the word response One of the highest capacity products is the Tranquility brand. Here are some site links for both the pull-on and brief with tab styles. You may need to add a booster pad (link below - the Tranquility TopLiner), which many do if you plan on not changing during the workday.

Tranquility Elites
Tranquility ATMs
Tranquility Premium Overnight Pull-on
Tranquility Premium Daytime Pull-Ons
Tranquility TopLiner Contour Pad - Booster Pad

I would suggest taking your waist measurement at the belly button and your hip measurement at the widest point. With these measurements, check the sizing charts for each product. Once you have decided on the style of product, then select the product you would like and order the package size to see if it works for you.

If you have any questions, please let me know. I would be happy to assist.


question markHave MS and Molicare briefs, but looking for all-day diaper protection for day trips with family; also is there a booster, pad, or doubler pad WITHOUT plastic backing so liquid flows through to diaper? Thank you


the word responseThank you for your inquiry. There is a booster pad that can be added to your current product that will add to the capacity of the product.

Tranquility topliner Contour Pad -- Boster Pad

They do not have a barrier liner. They will absorb and then all any more to flow through to the outer product.

We'd be happy to assist more.


question markI've been using a menstrual pad cut in half for over 10 years. My medication has been altered recently and I have regained some energy, but have been dribbling more than before, thus filling the 1/2 pad much more quickly, wetting my underwear and jeans. I've been very inactive, but now my energy has increased to the point where I want to be riding my horses again. I would really not like to have to wear a big diaper nor do I want to waste a diaper due to unuse. ie. I'd take like to remove them after horse exercising when returning to office work. I'd return to my pad. Does that make any sense?


the word responseThank you for your inquiry. Here is the link for our men's pads. They will definitely give you more protection than the half pads you are using. Take a look. If you have any questions, please let us know. I would be happy to assist.

http://www.idiaper.com/male-incontinence-pads

We would suggest either the Depend Guards or Abri-Man male pouch pads as starters.


question markI need something that looks like real underwear. Can you give me a good recommendation? My grandma fights me on wearing them and won't unless they feel and look close to what real underwear looks and feel like.


the word responseThank you for your inquiry. Here is the link to the ones on our site that look like regular underwear for women. Please note that most of these have sewn-in pads. You can add additional booster pads for added capacity.

http://www.idiaper.com/incontinence-panties

Wearever brands are really nice. You will need to get the waist measurement at the belly button and the hip measurement at the widest point. These will let you find the correct size on each sizing chart.

If you have any questions, please let us know. We would be happy to assist.


question markI am caring for a 97-year-old female. Weight 106 lbs. She is on a diuretic and has very heavy urine output at night necessitating waking her after about 4.5 hours for a pad change. Is there a product that has an absorbent silicone that might help get her through the night?


the word responseThank you for your inquiry. You do not state if you are using the pull-on style or the brief with tabs style. I am sending the link to our site for an overnight in both styles. This product has a very high capacity. First, you will need to measure her waist at the belly button and her hips at the widest point. Apply these measurements to the sizing charts for the products. That will give you an accurate size needed.

http://www.idiaper.com/tranquility-premium-overnight-pull-ons http://www.idiaper.com/tranquility-atn http://www.idiaper.com/tranquility-smartcore-disposable-brief

If you have any questions, please let us know. We would be happy to assist.


question markI've just had lower lumbar back surgery. I have difficulty standing without help. What would you recommend for me when there is no "helper" available? Thanks so much


the word responseThank you for your inquiry. You do not state what type of product you are looking for. Perhaps a high capacity pad might be able to help.

Here is the site link for those products.

http://www.idiaper.com/Heavy-Incontinence_c_1472.html

There are also pull styles and briefs with tabs for daytime use that might be useful.

http://www.idiaper.com/tranquility-premium-daytime-pull-ons
http://www.idiaper.com/tranquility-smartcore-disposable-brief

Take a look. If you have any questions, please let us know. We would be happy to assist.


question markI’m a very large lady. Do you stock extra large diapers?


the word responseThank you for your inquiry. Here is the site link for the plus-size products. The pull-on style will fit up to an 80" waist/hip. The brief with tab style will fit up to a 106" waist/hip. Take your measurement for your waist the belly button and your hips at the widest point. Apply these measurements to the product sizing chart. This will give you the proper size to order for a good fit.

http://www.idiaper.com/plus-size-adult-diapers

If you have any questions, please let me know. I would be happy to assist.


question markHaving trouble with the right fit. They all seem to leak. Thank you for your help


the word responseThank you for your inquiry. The first step is to take your waist measurement at the belly button and your hips at the widest point. Apply these measurements to each product sizing chart to ensure you obtain a proper fit. If you are experiencing leakage at the leg openings and using a pull-on style - you may need to switch to a brief with tabs. The tabs allow you to get a snug fit around the leg openings. If the leakage is due to capacity - you may need to progress to a higher capacity product like the Tranquility brand. If you have more questions, please give us a call at 866-559-0353 and we would be happy to assist.


question markI am looking for a recommendation on what adult diaper we can get for my mother with urine incontinence. When we take her out for a day trip from the nursing home, her diaper leaks a lot. Understandable since she can’t get changed till the end of the day. If we knew of a product that we could buy that we could use for these occasions, then she wouldn’t have to be wet and uncomfortable. My mother is 5’11” and weighs about 175. I do not know what kind the nursing home is using on her currently, but they don’t work either way for these sometimes 6,7,8 hour trips.


the word responseThank you for your inquiry. It has been forwarded to me for product assistance. I would suggest the Tranquility brand products. They are a comfortable high capacity product. You will need the waist measurement at the belly button and the hips at the widest point. Using the larger of the two, use that number on the sizing chart for each product. You do not mention whether you are looking for a pull-on style or brief with tabs - so I am sending you the complete listing of their products.

https://www.idiaper.com/tranquility-diapers

Take a look. If you have any questions, please let me know. I would be happy to assist.


Bowel Incontinence Comments


question markMy brother had a stroke and is in a nursing home incontinent of bowel and bladder. He is 114 lbs but always leaks out of the diapers provided by the nursing home especially at night and his room smells of urine every morning. Do you have a recommendation?


the word responseThank you for your inquiry. Here is the site link for the bowel incontinence products:

http://www.idiaper.com/bowel-incontinence-diapers

You will need the waist measurement at the belly button and the hips at the widest point. Use these measurements with the product sizing chart to ensure a proper fit. There are only 3 pull-on styles for bowel incontinence. Most prefer the brief with tabs style. You can get a better fit around the leg openings with the brief with tabs style. The Tranquility brand is the highest-capacity product. These products have a core that wicks moisture away from the skin and into the core. This helps with odor control.

If you have any questions, please send us an email. We would be happy to assist.


question markMy 93-year-old grandmother has trouble controlling her bowels and needs to be wearing diapers day and night. However, her skin is extremely sensitive and she says Depends irritate it too much. Can you recommend a diaper style and brand that would be good for extra sensitive skin? Thanks for your help!


the word responseThank you for your inquiry. Here is the site link for the bowel incontinence products:

http://www.idiaper.com/bowel-incontinence-diapers

For people with sensitive skin, I would suggest the Wings Choice Plus or Wings Super Quilted. They are extremely soft while containing bowel incontinence. Another excellent product would be Tranquility Smartcore. It is also designed for sensitive skin with a high capacity.

Here are links to those for sensitivity:

Wings Choice Plus
Wings Super Quilted
Tranquility Smartcores

You will need her waist measurement at the belly button and her hips at the widest point. The briefs with tabs seem to be the most popular choice for ease of changing. Take a look, and if you have any questions, please let us know. We would be happy to assist.


question markAre sample quantities available to help buyers make decisions? Desire bladder and fecal control.


the word responseThank you for your inquiry. At this time, we do not offer samples. We do have a majority of our products offered in the smaller pack size.

Here is the link for the products for both fecal and urinary incontinence.

http://www.idiaper.com/bowel-incontinence-diapers

There are three products available in the pull-on style, the balance is the briefs with tabs. Please take your waist measurement at the belly button and your hips at the widest point. Apply these measurements to each product's sizing chart.

Please let us know if you have any questions about the products. We would be happy to assist.


question markI am a large man (size 46 waist) but I have thin legs and find that diarrhea drips out from the edges of my Depends. Is there a better option?


the word responseThank you for your question. You did not state if you are using the pull-on style or briefs with tabs. Also, you did not let us know if there is urinary incontinence involved.

The Depend product you are using more than likely is not rated for bowel incontinence. There is a difference in the product to try.

Many people have had excellent coverage with the Abri-San Special heavy fecal pad. It features little pockets and ribbing that contains the matter. It will hold 67 fluid ounces. It is designed to be worn with a close-fitting undergarment. Here is the link to see the product and details.

http://www.idiaper.com/abri-san-special-fecal

In the pull-on style, there are three good products available that I can think of. Here are the site links for those.

http://www.idiaper.com/tena-discreet-protective-underwear
http://www.idiaper.com/prevail-extra-protective-underwear
http://www.idiaper.com/prevail-super-plus

In the brief with tabs style, there are several but the most absorbent is the Tranquility brand

http://www.idiaper.com/tranquility-slimline-disposable-brief http://www.idiaper.com/tranquility-smartcore-disposable-brief

Once again, these products are designed for fecal incontinence. Take a look, if you have any questions please let me know. I would be happy to assist in finding the correct product for your needs.


question markMy son is paraplegic with no unassisted output. What is the best diaper for going out and using just In case of a bowel accident? He is only 26 so we want something discreet, mainly but also that will protect against an accident if it happens.


the word responseThank you for your question. You did not state if you are using the pull-on style or briefs with tabs. Also, you did not let us know if there is urinary incontinence involved.

Here is the site link for the bowel incontinence products.

http://www.idiaper.com/bowel-incontinence-diapers

The Abri-San Special has worked for many of our customers. Please note the size of the product. This pad fits inside normal underwear and contains any matter. They would be fairly discreet. If you have any questions, please let me know. I would be happy to assist.