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Attends Briefs Waistband Style Review

By: Damon McClure on August 23, 2016

Bottom Line

Attends Briefs Waistband Style draw kudos for their snug fit and discreet appearance under clothing. While they don't measure up to briefs like the Molicare Super Plus (Est. $25 for a pack of 14) when it comes to absorbency and capacity, they still perform admirably for light to moderate incontinence or single wettings. Their elasticized waistbands, soft leg gathers to prevent leakage, and contoured shape make them quite comfortable for extended use. Attends are also priced less than most premium adult diapers.

Pros

  • Discreet under clothing
  • Good absorbency
  • Comfortable fit
  • Budget priced

Cons

  • Tend to bunch up with activity
  • Plastic sometimes crinkles
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Breaking it down

Performance

Good protection for more moderate needs. According to the adult-diaper retailer XPMedical.com, which tests its products in a lab, the Attends Brief Waistband Style has a total capacity of 18 ounces, which is a decent enough absorbency rating for those with light to moderate issues, but pales compared to what top rated diapers can accommodate. 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. 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.

Ease of use

All in all, a discreet, comfortable brief. Attends Briefs generally receive excellent reviews for comfort and fit. XPMedical.com says the product has "a unique square leg cut that looks odd but is comfortable for most people." The soft, stretch waistband and six tape tabs allow for a customized fit, and users generally say that the diapers stay in place well. We did see a few comments, however, 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 absorption

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.

Our Sources

Editors of XPMedical.com, Not Dated

This adult diaper retailer has conducted extensive laboratory testing on the products it sells. Of Attends Briefs Waistband Style, the company says, "Great padding coverage, double waistbands and six tapes make this a long-standing favorite where discreetness and comfort are priorities."

Editors of MagicMedical.com, Not Dated

This incontinence-product provider supplies a comparative list of adult diapers for users. Attends Briefs Waistband Style fare moderately well, scoring in the "Very Heavy" absorbency category in the tape-on brief section. Magic Medical does not appear to have performed any formal testing on its products, however.

Editors of NationalIncontinence.com, Not Dated

Adult incontinence product seller NationalIncontinence.com offers a number of comparison charts on different types of diapers. On the list of plastic outer layer briefs rated "Good," "Better" or "Best," Attends Briefs Waistband Style receives a "Better" rating, although National Incontinence does not provide any criteria for the ratings.

Contributors to Walgreens.com, As of August 2016

Attends Waistband Style Briefs earn a 4.3 rating out of 5 based on roughly 30 reviews. Only 5 users rate it less than 4 stars. A few contributors said that the plastic backing has a tendency to crinkle, while others said the exact opposite, calling the product a very discreet diaper.

Contributors to Overstock.com, As of August 2016

Though there isn't a ton of feedback here, Attends receives strong reviews from about a dozen users, earning a 4.8 out of 5 rating. Most say that these adult diapers offers great leak protection, and many call it their favorite adult diaper on the market. 

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