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Last Post: Aug 11 2011 10:21 PMby: macgyver1980

bryce1
bryce1
Member since:
3/31/09

Brief and Diaper Design

May 01 2011 01:11 PM

Has anyone ever wondered why there doesn’t seem to be as much design development when it comes to adult diapers? (compared to Huggies)
The Depends fitted brief work well (with in their limit) and their leakage barriers do help to some degree.

But why hasn’t anything better come along yet? I think we would all agree that the fitted briefs could used to be more absorbent and designed to be better fitting over all (I know not everyone is the same). If KC can design better diapers for babies on the move... why have those improvements not been transferred to the Depend Diapers?

Does anyone have any thoughts on this or feel the same way??
Looking to Help
Looking to Help
Member since:
9/22/09

RE: Brief and Diaper Design

May 17 2011 01:54 PM

There are better diapers out there. Abena and Molicare are probably at the top, Tranquility, Tena, and Attends are in the middle, and everyone else is towards the bottom. But you pay more per diaper with those brands. You can't get the top brands in a store, you have to get them online. The middle of the road ones you can find in medical supply stores. These diapers save you more money in the long run because you have to change them less often. They also keep your skin drier and they don't generally leak. Try one of the top brands and you will be satisfied.
TransportationMan
TransportationMan
Member since:
5/19/11

RE: Brief and Diaper Design

May 19 2011 05:51 AM

Well Abena is more thicker so if your wetting while in public look out for more noticeable bulge in your pants. Tena for me leaks all the time I wear there underwear 4 men product and the legs are always loose so the urine leaks, The best product for me is def. the depends underwear 4 men. Yes it does leak but so far its awesome. I wish they would make the leg openings with an adjustable elastic string to tighten the leg openings.
Robert109
Robert109
Member since:
5/6/10

RE: Brief and Diaper Design

May 19 2011 09:53 AM

I agree with that. Also the tena briefs really sag when wet. Depends did a good job with the pullups, I wear them all the time and they rarely leak. The reason is that they are gender specific. I would love to find a diaper made for guys to sleep in.
Shane e
Shane e
Member since:
5/21/11

RE: Brief and Diaper Design

May 21 2011 07:39 AM

Try the Abena abri-san. These are full size pads and the size 11 can contend with any premium full size nightime diaper. Size 5 to 7 compare well with the depend male pullups and in my opinion have better leg guards. I'm not knocking depends as I almost always have a bag as they work well and are thinner than most, but for ease of day time change and leg guard protection the abena pads are my first choice. i'd love to see depend make a pad like these.
o2rj
o2rj
Member since:
1/27/11

RE: Brief and Diaper Design

Jul 08 2011 10:46 AM

i do feel the same way when it comes to that.
LynnK2104
LynnK2104
Member since:
3/31/09

RE: Brief and Diaper Design

Jul 09 2011 03:02 AM

I agree about adult diaper designs and the lack of concern for the adult market. They funnel millions into the child market and leave the adults with inferior products. I rememeber wearing pampers when i was older and the switch to adult products. My mom did a ton of laundry because of it. We need a good quality generic white adult Huggies....same features just plain white and call it Depends adult! It works for kids and can work for us. We can use one tape each side and will be fine.
feralfreak
feralfreak
Member since:
5/27/09

RE: Brief and Diaper Design

Jul 09 2011 07:51 PM

lets time to put on, the tapes can be wider giving more surface area, might make the tapes hold a little better, but would the diaper clothlike on the outer cover or like it is now?
Inconman
Inconman
Member since:
5/12/09

RE: Brief and Diaper Design

Jul 11 2011 08:02 AM

Abena makes a number of different products and I swear by the Super. It's only a little thicker than the Depends Fitted Brief but lasts considerably longer. In terms of discretion, I'd say that the Depends is only slightly more discrete.
Michelle46
Michelle46
Member since:
1/5/10

RE: Brief and Diaper Design

Jul 31 2011 10:58 AM

I am willing to pay more for a higher absorbency brief. As an example I have to use a Tena Overnight pad to increase absorbency each time. Depend brand is available everywhere so getting this much improved products out there will help many. Also a more breathable outer water proof lining would help cut down on heat rash
oab2011
oab2011
Member since:
8/4/11

RE: Brief and Diaper Design

Aug 09 2011 06:08 AM

The generic store brand adjustable pull-up type works well for me and for my level of incontinence. These have one wide tape on each side and can be refastened numerous times if needed. They don't get excessively hot, even in the Florida climate. My favorite brand come from Publix supermarkets. The CVS adjustable underwear are very similar and I've worn those a lot, as well. I haven't worn Walgreen's much but I guess they, too, are similar. But I have absolutely no complaints about them.
Looking to Help
Looking to Help
Member since:
9/22/09

RE: Brief and Diaper Design

Aug 09 2011 08:55 AM

Transportationman,
I wear abena every day. I wear the extra and xplus. I can wear the Extra model with any pair of pants or shorts I own. Nobody has ever said anything to me about wearing a diaper. Nobody has ever noticed. I have worn gym shorts, board shorts, cargo shorts, suit pants, khaki pants, and jeans. You simply cannot tell that I am wearing a diaper. I can wear the xplus with a concealer and a pair of cargo shorts or jeans. This is a thick diaper. Nobody has noticed. I will argue with you 100% that noone can tell I am wearing abena's. I know, I've asked family could they tell I was wearing and they could not. Abena's are probably the best diapers in the world. My question to you is how is a diaper that leaks "awesome"? That is not awesome, that is embarassing. I cannot live a healthy and active life while wearing a product that leaks. I refuse!
macgyver1980
macgyver1980
Member since:
8/12/11

RE: Brief and Diaper Design

Aug 11 2011 10:21 PM

i agree they could make a better design. i like the disposable briefs with the plastic outercover if they could only make the tapes more stickier or something

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