Breaking it down
Good protection for more moderate needs. Although its detailed test results for Attends are no longer online, in previous testing XPMedical.com gives them a mid-range rating for absorbency — noting that they can hold up to three full bladder loses. That’s sufficient for those with light to moderate issues, but pales compared to what top rated diapers can handle. However, what the diaper lacks in capacity it makes up for in discreetness and comfort, experts say. Its plastic outer covering is designed to prevent leakage, another plus, however the lack of inner leak side guards, which can lead to leakage, especially overnight, is a disappointment. User reviews aren’t uniformly positive, but enough give it a thumbs up to qualify Attends Waistband Briefs as a dependable, discreet solution for many situations — especially for those where cost is a top concern.
Ease of use
All in all, a discreet, comfortable brief. Attends Briefs generally receive excellent reviews for comfort and fit. The soft, stretch waistband and six tape tabs allow for a customized fit, and users generally say that the diapers stay in place well. Blogger Lutz Albrecht finds the fit tight, but comfortable, though says that “like all Attends products it falls a bit on the small side compared to a regular size M.” We did see a few user comments regarding the plastic outer covering crinkling, though most say it’s quiet enough. Some users also noted that the diapers have a tendency to bunch up around the crotch after physical activity.
Odor neutralizers are up to snuff. Attends Briefs Waistband Style features super absorbent beads meant to quickly lock in fluids and prevent odor, according to Walgreens.com. User reviews there and elsewhere back that up, noting no issues with odors escaping.
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