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Last Post: May 31 2012 12:59 AMby: Guest

Alex
Alex
Member since:
3/31/09

How do the new "underwear style" products measure up?

Mar 09 2012 02:44 PM

Hey, guys. I've got a question for those of you with heavier types of incontinence.

I've had stress incontinence since I was a kid-- whenever I sneeze, cough, or especially laugh, my bladder just empties all at once. Big wettings like that tend to cause issues with leaks, especially if I am sitting down. I like to use a boost insert whenever possible, but sometimes I don't have one on hand, so I tend to stick to the most absorbent protection possible. I've been wearing the Depends Maximum Protection with tabs for a long time, because I've found that the "diaper style" briefs with open sides tend to hold up much better than the pull ups.

Recently though, I've been seeing the new grey "underwear style" briefs for men which are also labeled "Maximum Protection." How do they measure up in terms of absorbancy against the ones with tabs?
RMS
RMS
Member since:
3/31/09

RE: How do the new "underwear style" products measure up?

Mar 10 2012 07:01 AM

Hi, Alex. The answer is not well. What's considered good performance (protection/absorbancy) for a diaper is very different from what's considered good for a pull-up. The manufacturers clearly believe that customers will automatically understand that. If you need a diaper, wear a diaper. They provide not only superior absorbency, but much, much better coverage for protection in a wide variety of positions.

Disposables still won't do much to help nighttime "flooders" but will work much better for us guys while sitting--something I've never had good luck with from a pull-up.

Helpful?

-RMS
Alex
Alex
Member since:
3/31/09

RE: How do the new "underwear style" products measure up?

Mar 12 2012 02:35 PM

Thanks for the tip. I was immediately skeptical, but thought it would be worth looking into.
lighthouse thrift shop
lighthouse thrift shop
Member since:
6/17/11

RE: How do the new "underwear style" products measure up?

Apr 06 2012 04:48 PM

The new "sure fit"so called briefs are garbage. What in the heck was KC thinking about? I have MS and I find it hard to change now I have to take my clothing off when I change? I don't think so!! The sure fit briefs do not hold HALF as much as the fitted maximum protection briefs. Where are the max protection briefs anyway? Have they done away with them? I have been looking every where for them and all I find are the cheap sure fits. BTW they don't even have leakage barriers. KC, you have lost a customer
EARL H
EARL H
Member since:
3/30/09

RE: How do the new "underwear style" products measure up?

Apr 12 2012 11:51 AM

Chalk Up Another No Vote !
I honestly didn't buy my first and second "pair" of these and glad of it. They came as a sample in my "regular" package.
Its funny how a alternative comparison comes to mind but here goes nothing:
The "smooth and snug fit" is more like my lady friends panty hose without the hose. I do believe these "underwear" might best be described as "control top" in the panty hose realm. My very own Lacey caught one look at these on me and decribed them exactly as I've typed it above.
As I sais elsewhere the addage " less is more" most certainly doesn't apply here.
rickywetboy
rickywetboy
Member since:
10/14/09

RE: How do the new "underwear style" products measure up?

Apr 12 2012 10:39 PM

Well, I guess that it's OK if they try to make them look like underwear. But why can't someone make a pullup that really soaks it up. One that can hold 2-3 full on wettings. One that if you wet the bed or wet your pants at school or work it will soak it all up without leaking. Something that looks like tighty whities but thicker.
oab2011
oab2011
Member since:
8/4/11

RE: How do the new "underwear style" products measure up?

Apr 13 2012 10:32 AM

Very valid points on this particular discussion here. But the thing is, everybody has different bladder capacities. If it's a "one-time" thing, the underwear style may work very well until you can change. That's how it is with me and I do like the underwear style for being at home and for very short trips from home. But if I get into a real overactive bladder situation and I just keep going and going after the first void, then I count on overnight absorbency pull-ups and they work very well for me. So everyone is different and what may work for one person may not be the right answer for another.
EARL H
EARL H
Member since:
3/30/09

RE: How do the new "underwear style" products measure up?

Apr 13 2012 03:34 PM

For a honest answer don't ask those overpriced and paid actors in the new advertisement.
A close and indeed streamline Star Diaper does the user better than these products do.For this matter any Pull Up with a "baby diaper" insert will outperform this new contraption and still look better and fit better.
To make less that "granny pant" phenomenon a pair of underwear , any brand, will take care of that issue except maybe a boxer brief.
In the end the numbers are in a users favor with say
1 box of size 6 baby diapers
1 case of other model pull ups
1 or more pair of regular underwear to support the "granny pant"

Qty 20 Mens New Depends about $24.00
verses
2 package of 16 regular pull ups about $21.00
1 box of size 6 diapers with about 45 count $17 to $20.00
1 package of underwear about $8.00

$49.00 first time and about $ 30.00 every other restock
verses
$48.00 + for these new product
You need not work for NASA to figure out which is the better game plan
flyer01
flyer01
Member since:
5/19/12

RE: How do the new "underwear style" products measure up?

May 19 2012 03:22 AM

I have just tried the Real-fit style samples. Where this design fails is the lack of coverage on the backside. When seated in a slightly reclined position, the padding stops right at the bottom of my butt. Thus, there is very little absorbency and once this area becomes wet, leaks do occur.

What this underwear needs is absorbent padding that continues up towards the backside waistband.

Don't use this product if you sit or recline in any kind of chair - it doesn't have absorbency positioned properly to be effective. However, its OK if standing.
ttbear
ttbear
Member since:
4/27/09

RE: How do the new "underwear style" products measure up?

May 22 2012 09:15 AM

I received a sample package and decided to try them. I agree with the posts that they do not hold up to the image that I saw on the commercials. I will still use the tape briefs since the pants are not very good at holding leaks especially on the sides.
Patrick
Patrick
Member since:
8/26/09

RE: How do the new "underwear style" products measure up?

May 24 2012 01:12 AM

I guess, because my leakage is usually a slow dribble, the new underwear work well for me. The only times I need to worry are the hours after a meal in which I have drunk 16 ozs or more of fluid; then, in order not to flood them, I need to stay close to a bathroom and use it 3-4 times, until the leakage returns to normal.
GrandpaJ
GrandpaJ
Member since:
10/15/09

RE: How do the new "underwear style" products measure up?

May 30 2012 02:23 PM

I had the opportunity to give the new underwear style briefs a try and I do like them. The small/medium fit is perfect, the pants stay put once on and that I like. It's seldom I have to worry about a heavy wetting and so the type of incontinence that I put up with is well managed with the new briefs. To get a full nights sleep, the pants are probably not the choice for bedtime. For night time it's still the tape on to be sure. The only time I'd worry to much would be after meals, especially if I had a lot of water with lunch or dinner. Now if only the price were a little less.
thickndry
thickndry
Member since:
5/16/11

RE: How do the new "underwear style" products measure up?

May 30 2012 04:04 PM

I have used Depend underwear on and off since they first introduced them. Regardless of what you guys have said, I am impressed with the Real Fit S/M as I am about a 36. My introduction to their absorbency was when I was giving blood platelets, in a prone position for two hours without moving. I anticipated having to pee. One thing I did was wore plastic pants over them, just in case. About 45 minutes into the donation, first void, no problem. About half hour later, more leaking. Bottom line, at the end of the donation, the Real Fit was loaded, but did not leak. I looked at the plastic pant when I changed and it was dry. Since then, I have worn them to work when I needed some extra protection. I have worn to worship services, and still no problem. So I am sold on Real Fit.
Guest
Guest
Member since:
3/31/09

Re: How do the new "underwear style" products measure up?

May 31 2012 12:59 AM

As I have said here before, I too like the Real Fit. Yes, it could have a longer and wider pad that goes higher in front, and leak guards, but the fit of the pant is superb. It's that snug fit that keeps the pad close to your body and keeps urine from leaking before being absorbed.

It's not a diaper, but for those who don't flood, and don't need that level of absorbancy, I think it's the best pull-up on the market.

-RMS

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