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Abena Abri-Flex Premium Protective Underwear

$20 for 14 diapers
Reviewed
July 2013
by ConsumerSearch
Abena Abri-Flex Premium Protective Underwear

Pros
  • Cloth-like outer covering is breathable, soft
  • Excellent absorbency
  • Easy to remove and discard
Cons
  • Not effective for severe incontinence
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Bottom line

Abena Abri-Flex Premium Protective Underwear products are designed to mimic normal underwear, offering more dignity and freedom than other types of adult diapers. They feature a high number of elastic threads for maximum comfort, and their cloth-like outer covering is quite soft to the touch. With their high absorbency, dependable leak protection and comfortable fit, these pull-ups are a great choice for patients with mild to moderate incontinence.

Performance

High absorbency, low leakage. According to NationalIncontinence.com, the Abena Abri-Flex boasts a total capacity of 43 to 74 ounces, making it an extremely absorbent diaper, although it may not be quite substantial enough for severe incontinence. Users at Amazon.com and Drugstore.com commend the product's superior absorbency and leakage protection. XPMedical.com notes that Abri-Flex underwear has an elasticized crotch designed to prevent gaps and leaks. The retailer, which conducts extensive testing on its products in a laboratory setting, calls the underwear "our most absorbent pullups, and the most absorbent that we have tested to date against all competing products."

Ease of use

Comfortable to wear, quick to remove. Like the Tranquility Premium Overnight diaper, the Abena Abri-Flex has tearaway side-seams for easy removal and disposal. One reviewer at Amazon.com said that this feature comes in handy when dealing with severely handicapped patients who are unable to assist in removing and replacing the underwear. Users at Amazon.com and Drugstore.com agreed that the soft, breathable, textile-like exterior makes for a comfortable, snug fit. An Amazon.com contributor who wore the diaper for eight hours in order to write the review said the underwear did not bunch up at all.

Odor absorption

Core material reduces the risk of unwanted smells. Abena Abri-Flex incontinence products contain an advanced super-absorbent core designed to securely trap fluids, preventing the release of odors. The efficacy of this feature goes largely unmentioned by reviewers, although one user at Amazon.com says that the diapers do adequately suppress unpleasant odors.

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Our Sources

1. XP Medical.com

XPMedical.com is a retailer website that tests its products in a laboratory for absorbency, wicking and other capabilities. It calls Abri-Flex diapers "perhaps the finest pullups available anywhere" and praises their comfortable fit, super-soft material and superior absorbency. The website also says the diapers are the most absorbent pull-ups tested to date.

Review: Abena Abri -Flex Disposable Protective Underwear, Gary Evans, Not dated

2. Magic Medical

This website, another adult-diaper retailer, offers an extensive comparison chart of various types of pull-on underwear. Abri-Flex Premium Underwear, located at the top of the list, is touted as having heavy absorbency, although the Tranquility Overnight Underwear gets the site's official recommendation. The company does not appear to have done any formal testing on the products.

Review: Which Adult Diaper Is for You?, Editors of MagicMedical.com , Not dated

3. NationalIncontinence.com

This comparison chart by the incontinence product vendor NationalIncontinence.com gives the Abena Abri-Flex a "Best" rating and praises some of the product's stand-up leak guards, wetness indicator and tearaway seams. The author does not explain the methodology for the ratings.

Review: Tips & Advice: Breathable Underwear Comparison Chart, Editors of NationalIncontinence.com, Not dated

4. NorthShoreCare.com

This retailer ranked several popular pull-on underwear brands based on protection level. Abena Abri-Flex is placed at the top of the list in the "Extra" category and praised for its absorbency and tall waist. The company does not appear to have put the products through any scientific testing.

Review: Pull-On Protective Underwear Style Adult Diapers, Editors of NorthShoreCare.com, Not dated

5. Drugstore.com

Although the rating is only based on a few reviews -- for whatever reason, finding a large pool of customer reviews of this product proved difficult -- Drugstore.com contributors give the Abri-Flex a perfect score of 5 out of 5, calling the product breathable and comfortable. Users said they would recommend it to a friend.

Review: Abena Abri-Flex Pull Ups, Extra, Medium, Contributors to Drugstore. com, As of July 2013

6. Amazon.com

Abena Abri-Flex Underwear receives an average score of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on an aggregated score from about a dozen reviews. Only one customer is dissatisfied with the product, saying it isn't much help with heavy incontinence. Other users are enthusiastic about the product's absorbency and comfortable material.

Review: Abena Abri-Flex Air Plus Pull-Ons, Extra, Medium M3, Pack/14, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of July 2013

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