Booster pads like the Tranquility Topliner aren't designed to be used alone, but experts and reviewers say they do a good job of extending the capacity of primary incontinence products such as adult brief-style diapers and disposable pull-on underwear, especially for overnight use. The Topliner has a flow-through pad and is designed to fill to capacity before transferring the liquid to the primary protective garment. It also fits well inside adult diapers and is easy to remove.
Flow-through design extends use of host diaper. While the Tranquility Topliner Booster Pad is strictly a supplementary means of protection against incontinence, it extends the longevity of a primary diaper and improves comfort by preventing leakage all through the night. According to NationalIncontinence.com, the regular size Topliner absorbs a total of 10.9 ounces. After the pad fills to capacity, its design allows it to pass fluids to the primary diaper. Contributors to Amazon.com and NationalIncontinence.com claim the pads provide excellent additional coverage, and most users praise the product's leakage protection. A few users said they would have preferred a thicker pad, but most respond favorably.
Extra absorbency comes in a hassle-free package. Reviewers at Amazon.com and NationalIncontinence.com describe the Topliner as easy to use and dispose of, although a small minority criticized the pad's fit inside briefs. One user at Amazon.com said the absorption material sometimes falls apart upon removal, and another reviewer at NationalIncontinence.com said her elderly mother found the product uncomfortable for daytime use due to its large size. IncontinentSupport.org gives the Tranquility Topliner its official recommendation, saying the pad fits better within the primary diaper than double diapering with a store-brand diaper.
A little boost couldn't hurt. The Tranquility Topliner Booster Pad is designed to boost the absorbency of a primary disposable brief or undergarment, thus preventing skin irritation and controlling odor. The pad does not appear to contain any components meant specifically for odor neutralization, but its essential function should, in theory, inhibit the diffusion of unwanted smells. However, no owner reviews mention anything about the product's ability to absorb odors.
This incontinence support community offers a primer intended to educate newly incontinent adults. While there is no comparative review of boosters, the Tranquility Topliner is recommended as the best booster. The authors say the pads fit better within a primary diaper than store-bought brands do when double diapering.
Review: The New Diaper Primer: Chapter 1A: Disposable Diapers, Editors of IncontinentSupport.org, 2005
This adult-diaper retailer provides a side-by-side comparison chart of popular booster pad products. The Tranquility Topliner Booster Pad falls under the "Heavy" protection level, surpassed only by NorthShore's own booster product. While the page lists the absorbency of the various products, the company does not appear to have conducted any formal testing.
Review: Booster Pads, Diapers Inserts & Diaper Doublers, Editors of NorthShoreCare.com, Not dated
The Tranquility Topliner garners a total score of 4 out of 5 stars based on nearly a dozen reviews, with 89 percent of respondents saying they would recommend the product to a friend. Most of the reviewers say the pads are an effective supplement to regular diapers and expressed overall satisfaction with them.
Review: Tranquility Booster Pad, Contributors to NationalIncontinence.com, As of July 2013
The pads receive a 4.4 out of 5 rating based on nearly 40 customer reviews. The majority of respondents were parents using the product as extra protection for their toddlers; however, of the respondents who wrote in describing their experience with the product for adult use, most said the boosters were highly effective.
Review: Tranquility Topliner Booster Pad Medium Diaper Inserts Case/100 (4 Bags of 25), Contributors to Amazon.com, As of July 2013