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Attends Briefs Waistband Style Review

By: Damon McClure on August 03, 2017

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 Slip Maxi (Est. $80 for a case of 56) when it comes to absorbency and capacity, they still perform admirably for light to moderate incontinence or single wettings.


  • Discreet under clothing
  • Comfortable fit
  • Budget priced


  • Tend to bunch up with activity
  • No inner leak side guards
  • Plastic sometimes crinkles
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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 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

Lutz Albrecht, June 3, 2015

German national Lutz Albrecht, blogging here under the name "Mylenium," gives his take on Attends Briefs Waistband Style. Some positives, such as a tight, but comfortable fit, and some negatives, such as the lack of inner leak side guards are noted, making this a middling choice that could satisfy those that are on a budget.

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 2017

Attends Waistband Style Briefs earn a 4.3 rating out of 5 based on more than 30 reviews. Only 6 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 2017

Though there isn't a ton of feedback here, Attends receives strong reviews from more than 15 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.

Editors of XPMedical.com, Not Dated

This adult diaper retailer's original test of this brief is no longer on line, but it gives it good grades for performance, noting that it can absorb up to three full bladders of urine. They add that "By pulling wetness into the absorbent core, this brief remains comfortable and will keep skin more dry."

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