Pros: Economical, comfy and reasonably absorbant.
Cons: Not a good overnight or extended wear diaper.
Attends Briefs 10 with Easy-Fit Tapes are a good value for someone with medium to heavy or feacal incontinence especially those less active and less concerned about leaks. Do not confuse these with the retail Attends with 6 tapes and a waistband (as those are more comfortable and more absorbent-but more expensive).
This diaper is pretty average when it comes to absorbency. It is more absorbent than other bulk buy adult diapers available (Like Kendalls or First Choice), but no where near as absorbent as premium diapers. It doesn't come close to the the huge capacity of a Molicare, but it is 1/4 the price of a Molicare! The diaper has a thick section of what Attends refers to as Perma dry down the center of the brief. This gel section absorbs and traps wetness well, and keeps the skin dry. Only a little padding into the wings on either end of the diaper means side sleepers might have leaks depending on how much they void at a time.
This diaper is not as bulky a diaper as the Molicare, but you will find it a little more bulky than a Depend Brief or any other store brand diaper. It needs this bulk to be more absorbent...if you don't want absorbency then why are you wearing diapers! As there is little padding in the wings, it is easier to hide under close fitting clothes. The padding is what I would call somewhat hour glass shaped--it is not just a striaght down the middle rectangle, but also doesn't extend into the wings in a T shape either.
The tapes on this diaper are ok. They stick well and have a double tape refastenable system like Molicare briefs. I don't find this approach very useful as it is designed to be refastened in the same spot as the original tape---which is not always the best place to re-tape as diapers do stretch with wear. Having only 4 tapes (2 on each side) means that getting a good fit is not as easy as with a diaper with 6 tapes. Under normal circumstances the bottom tapes help keep the diaper snug around the legs, and the top tapes keep the waist snug. A diaper with tapes in the middle helps keep the diaper snug throughout the center portion of the diaper which helps reduce the crinkling noise from the plastic, and also helps stop leaks at night when sleeping on one's side. It is difficult to pull this diaper up and down as there is no waistband so this diaper doesn't work well for those with partial continence who wish to use the toilet on occasion.
The stay dry lining is much more comfortable than the "Classic Style" Attends 10 Briefs-soft to the touch and cloth like. My skin stays dry even when the diaper is saturated as the lining does a good job of preventing wetness from coming out of the diaper, and it does absorb sweat as well.
Hiding these diapers is fairly easy as they are not very thick. They are white in color (medium) or blue (large) and have white tapes with "Attends" printed on them so if they ever peek out of your pants, they won't look like to much like a diaper (the large will stand out more). As for the bulk, you won't be wearing thin pants or short shorts while in this diaper as the bulk is somewhat noticeable, but they are no where near as bulky as a Molicare. The diaper does not have a cloth cover over the plastic so if too much of the diaper in visible, it will be more obvious you are wearing a diaper verses underwear. Size Large are blue in color and as such look less like underwear, the Regular size is a light mauve---yucking looking and not very underwear like!
The outer plastic backing is a little noisy as far as adult diapers go. They are not as quiet as the Tena/Promise cloth covered diapers, but are more discreet than Depends! I sometimes notice the tell tale diaper crinkling while wearing them, especially if I've had one on a while, then it crinkles more. Changing these in a public restroom will cause the plastic to crinkle, but the dual tapes undo much more quietly than the classic style. Even with the quiet tapes, this diaper is not easy to change quietly in a public restroom.
Attends Easy Fit are some of the most economical diapers you will find. www.homecaredelivered.com sells a case of 96 mediums for $59.95 which is 62 cents per diaper. When you compare this to Molicares, Molicares are $1.43 per diaper. So you can see, these are much cheaper! Attends with Waistband are 80 cents per diaper.
Attends Easy Fit come in the following sizes/quantities:
Size Prod code QTY Packaging
Small (20"-31") BREZ1010 96 4/24
Medium(31"-44") BREZ1020 96 4/24
Regular (34"-56") BREZ1025 96 4/24
Large (45"-58") BREZ1030 72 4/18
Ex Large(58"-63") BREZ1040 72 4/18
I used to wear a medium Attends, while I must wear a Large Promise/Tena/Molicare because of their fit. Attends recently changed the cut of their diapers and now the mediums fit more like the rest of the industries medium, so I must now wear a Regular (My waist is 36" and hips 38"). FYI - The Regular size is a light mauve in color-pretty yucky looking really!
One last note is that these diapers are not sold in drug stores. These diapers continue to "survive" well because many nursing homes etc use them. If you want to try them, check out your local medical supply stores or hospital equipment suppliers, or go online and buy them from one of the many online Incontinence retailers like HDIS.com, DMPONLINE.com or ISXPRS.com
You might want to try these out, I think you'll find them comfortable and economical. When you know you need a diaper for a LONG time, check out the review of Molicares or Abenas as these diapers are the best ones available in the USA, but aren't cheap!
Abena X-Plus Briefs
Molicare Super Plus Briefs
For a comprehensive article I wrote that compares a number of different brands see the following link--
How to Choose the best Incontinence Protection