XPMedical.com conducts the best testing of adult diapers, although the only pads rated are made by Abena. User reviews are scarce for any kind of adult diapers. We found a brief message-board discussion on IncontinenceSupport.org, where users agree the Abena Abri-San is a good pad, and there is some advice about how best to hold them in place.
If your incontinence is mild and you don't want to wear a briefs-style diaper or disposable underwear, reviewers say the Abena Abri-San X-Plus is the most absorbent pad. Pads can be worn with snug-fitting regular underwear, or with special underwear designed to hold the pads in place. While the Abena Abri-San X-Plus is constructed with a "leak guard" and a waterproof plastic backing, these are not nearly as leak-proof as a briefs-style adult diaper that is fastened with tape. Pads, however, are less bulky while still offering a reasonable absorbency. The Abena Abri-San also comes in two lower absorbencies midi and super. If your incontinence is moderate to severe, reviewers most frequently recommend the high-absorbency Abena Abri-Form X-Plus brief-style diaper (*est. $15 for a package of 14 medium), which attaches with tape in four places. Disposable underwear like the Abena Abri-Flex (*est. $16 for a package of 14 medium) is another option.
1. XP Medical.com
XPMedical.com, a retailer website, tests the pads it sells in a lab, although there's no indication that anyone wore these as part of the lab exercises. Only Abena Abri-Form pads are rated by absorbency, and the Abena Abri-San X-Plus has the highest such rating.
Review: Incontinence Pads, Guards and Booster Inserts, Gary Evans
On this informal message-board thread, two posters discuss how well the Abena Abri-San pads stay in place.
Review: Thread: Abri-San Pads, Contributors to IncontentSupport.org