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Last Post: May 06 2012 01:04 PMby: magicdp

RMS
RMS
Member since:
3/31/09

Depend Real Fit: First Look

Mar 03 2012 03:17 AM

A few posts here have led me to understand that these new undies are available here and there, well before their advertized April release date. I went looking around on the Interwebs and although I couldn't find any site ready to sell them, a few have them listed, complete with pictures. The most interesting was the listing on the Walgreens site: http://www.walgreens.com/store/c/depend-real-fit-for-men-maximum-absorbency-briefs/ID=prod6105005-product

This page includes a picture of the actual product, out of the packaging. I still can't tell how high the pad goes in front, but the brief looks really interesting.

Depend, you will get my money on at least one package of these. After that, we'll see if you've earned any more.

-RMS
Puffy Pants
Puffy Pants
Member since:
12/24/09

RE: Depend Real Fit: First Look

Mar 03 2012 12:59 PM

I am in the same position RMS, I use them in the daytime at work and short ventures out when a full brief will be too much, I wondered about the height of the front zone too, hard to tell until I buy them I guess... Puffy
RMS
RMS
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3/31/09

RE: Depend Real Fit: First Look

Mar 04 2012 02:23 AM

So, Puffy, why do you suppose these manufacturers don't make underwear with longer and wider pads? Do they know what happens when men sit down? Have they ever actually done any studies that show how the pad-penis relationship changes? Do they know that penises move and that the urethra moves with it? They did take Anatomy in college, right?

Or are there more practical reasons, like loss of stretchability or cost that keeps them from doing it?

I would honestly love to know.

-RMS
oab2011
oab2011
Member since:
8/4/11

RE: Depend Real Fit: First Look

Mar 04 2012 04:56 AM

I think it's cost that keeps them from making wider and longer padding. And of course the increased cost would get passed on to us. But I'd love to see longer and wider padding just because of the anatomy issues you've described.
EARL H
EARL H
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3/30/09

RE: Depend Real Fit: First Look

Mar 04 2012 05:04 AM

I'd agree with the last post.
The cost to the maufacturer is key. They'd much rather make cheap inferior product to make their bucks unless your a UK manufacturer who cares more about people than profit !

" Life is like a poker game but not many folks want to play poker with diapers as money ! "

Not many would get a good "exchange rate" on a inferior product either
LOL
Puffy Pants
Puffy Pants
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12/24/09

RE: Depend Real Fit: First Look

Mar 04 2012 08:03 AM

Could also be that a lower amount of absorbant material = more frequent changing = more volume of product = higher sales... If they made a pull-up that had all day capacity, the sales would be half or less. I know when I use them, almost daily, and it happens that I needed it, I change immediately afterwards, as I do not trust it for a 2nd go around, unlike a brief. And yes, it is strange that male anatomy (inner cuffs) never came up in the manufacturing process, lol, maybe it did but cost ruled them out, along with higher and added material... Puffy
inconguy
inconguy
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7/24/09

RE: Depend Real Fit: First Look

Mar 04 2012 10:29 AM

After seeing the pictures I can't imagine that these are an improvement. The outside looks ok, but I could really care less about that. The padding on the inside looks very thin and short. I usually don't get pullups but I am willing to try new stuff once. I wonder what the cost of these new pullups will be.
touch241
touch241
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3/5/12

RE: Depend Real Fit: First Look

Mar 04 2012 05:36 PM

i am using depend real fit right now , really like them.
1cmoore
1cmoore
Member since:
10/8/09

RE: Depend Real Fit: First Look

Mar 04 2012 08:47 PM

KC has a really good marketing approach by providing a sample with a bag of the current Depend for Men. I tried the sample and found it to be the most comfortable product I have used - with the same capacity. I will certainly buy it when it is available in full packages, as long as there is not a significant price increase....

I hope there next modification is to use similar "fabric" for the adjustable UW, since they are a lot easier to change during the day, but not as comfortable.
RMS
RMS
Member since:
3/31/09

RE: Depend Real Fit: First Look

Mar 05 2012 12:52 AM

Hi, Touch and IC. Care to elaborate on your experience with the new undies?

- How's the fit? Snug?
- How do they look on? Would anyone mistake them for regular underwear?
- Is the fabric stretchy all the way around?
- Does the absorbent pad go up any higher in the front?
- Is the pad any wider?
- Does the underwear ride higher overall or just the same as the regular undies?

Details are good. :)

-RMS
cbchesa
cbchesa
Member since:
1/8/11

RE: Depend Real Fit: First Look

Mar 05 2012 04:40 AM

Re: Interesting new Depend product
Feb 17 2012 01:36 PM

I have used the new real fit underwear and i do think there is a lot to improve on. item one: they are smaller than the regular underwear, they do not go up as high around the waist.
item two: they have the same position of the pads like the regular underwear they do not sit any higher.
item three: they rip a lot easier than the regular underwear. while pulling up the garment my index finger ripped the back right hand side with hardly any pressure applied.

On the good side the product did fit better around the legs they were a lot snugger. My opinion of this product is a little on the down side of the original product, and before anyone asked my family had bought the packages at the commissary on base i will have to asked what the paid for them.
draco_americanus
draco_americanus
Member since:
3/30/09

RE: Depend Real Fit: First Look

Mar 05 2012 07:17 PM

I might try them on a hot summer day, but from what i have seen they would not meet my needs, at lest the site says they are made in the usa.
1cmoore
1cmoore
Member since:
10/8/09

RE: Depend Real Fit: First Look

Mar 07 2012 04:50 PM

The details from my perspective:

Snug fit all around.
Don't believe they would be mistaken for regular underwear, but much closer than others.
Absorbent padding is about the same position as current Depend for Men, not any higher or more up front or behind.
Fit and ride is fairly close to tighty whiteys; I personally like that they don't come half-way up the belly or you get to fold it down. Waistband is similar to regular underwear, about an .75 to one inch wide, but the real support is because of the stretch material that is generally tighter around the body and legs.

The primary improvement is in comfort and look, but no real change with capacity. It will work generally work well for me during the daytime.
legil
legil
Member since:
3/11/12

RE: Depend Real Fit: First Look

Mar 11 2012 09:16 AM

Used the sample on my relative and it was perfect.
no leak overnight.secure. not easily available at this
time.I will use in the future.
nighttrain1017
nighttrain1017
Member since:
3/31/09

RE: Depend Real Fit: First Look

Mar 23 2012 01:14 PM

Just tried the real fit underwear. I love them. Depend did a fantastic job. If you were out and about and somebody happened to catch a passing glance, I don't think they'd even give it a second thought. I also appears that the team at depend listened to all the comments, and gave us a real tag, so you don't have to strain your eyes searching for which ways which.

As far as incontinence underwear goes I give um a 10!!!!
Jack1973
Jack1973
Member since:
3/25/12

RE: Depend Real Fit: First Look

Mar 24 2012 04:50 PM

I bought the 3 pack sample this afternoon and by this evening I had gone back to buy the 10 pack.

Love them they look and feel like real underwear!
mgilmore28
mgilmore28
Member since:
8/22/11

RE: Depend Real Fit: First Look

Mar 25 2012 11:51 AM

BE WARNED!! Although the new depends underwear look and feel great...they LEAK! I have been wearing the grey underwear for men since they came out and only on heavy wetting days do they tend to leak. I bought a ten pack of the new ones and today with just a little they leaked. It seems to leak near crotch opening near the leg. I had tried a sample before and it leaked in the same place. Now, two simple things that can help...higher padding (they go up about the same as the reg. underwear they make) and standup leak guards!! Saying all of that - I do like the look and feel and don't feel so much like I am wearing a diaper...but still needs improvement!
dustyboy1234
dustyboy1234
Member since:
3/13/11

RE: Depend Real Fit: First Look

Mar 25 2012 12:34 PM

Here is a copy of the message I sent to Depend today after wasting my money on this useless product.

I am writing concerning your new Real Fit briefs which I unfortunately wasted good money on today. My first complaint would be that with the price point being equivalent to most of your other products and the unit count in the package being far lower, one would expect a product which far exceeds any of your other products. This most clearly is not the case. Secondly, the package boasts that these are a maximum absorbency rating. This is the same rating given to your plastic backed diaper style "protection with tabs" (formerly fitted briefs). I must say that this product does not boast anywhere near the absorbency of the diaper brief. Thirdly I must address the absolutely minimal size of the absorbent padding in this brief. After perhaps a half hour of wear this brief leaked right out the top in the back while sitting. If you look at the brief from an anatomical standpoint you will note that even on a person of relatively small stature such as myself the "butt crack" extends several inches past the end of the padding. Unless you expect your customers to be standing at all times while wearing this product you will find that this will consistently provide a path for urine to shoot right past the padding. I would like to ask if anyone in your design department has ever even tried on one of your products, much less used it before shipping it out the door. If they had it would become quite clear that they do not work. It almost seems as though your company is more focused on making "underwear" than adult diapers. The truth be told, one would find almost as much absorbency in a pair of regular underwear as is found in this product. I am completely dissapointed that Depend no longer focusses on those of us who suffer moderate or worse incontinence and instead feels the need to keep pounding out products for those with very light leakage. I will most definitely not be purchasing any Depend products again until such point as your product quality improves greatly. By the way, with the cost of the carpet cleaner to clean up the mess caused by your product, the total cost for 12 briefs comes to about $62, thus making them by far the most expensive adult diapers that I have ever had the displeasure of purchasing.
RMS
RMS
Member since:
3/31/09

RE: Depend Real Fit: First Look

Mar 25 2012 12:38 PM

Hi, Mgilmore. A Depend product that leaks? What is the world coming to? :)

I too am a big fan of leak guards, but I'd trade them for a crotch wide enough to form a cup. I think most manufacturers have just forgotten that.

The padding going up all the way in front would be a dream, but one that doesn't seem likely to come true anytime soon. As I've said many times, the people who design these things must not use them, and they sure must not have penises.

-RMS
Looking to Help
Looking to Help
Member since:
9/22/09

RE: Depend Real Fit: First Look

Mar 25 2012 03:46 PM

RMS,

Depend has not got my business in a long time. I feel they make cheap, low end products that are only good for light incontinence. Anything moderate to heavy and you need to look somewhere else. I am a firm believer that anything incontinence related of quality cannot be purchased in a store. You have to look online. The moderators say that they pass along all of our requests for better products to the depend designers, but they fall on deaf ears. Depend makes their products to fill a niche. That niche is the low cost, light incontinence crowd. All of us heavier users have to choose other brands.

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