Saturday, 4 June 2022

Beesana Super Slip Adult Diaper Review

 *For more information on how I do reviews see Diaper Test Methodology

 


Summary

The Beesana Super Slip is a high absorbency plastic-backed adult diaper produced by Meditrade GmbH. This diaper appears to be largely unknown outside of the European market and is primarily available in Germany. It’s marketed for overnight wear, which I feel is appropriate given its characteristics, and appears to be more targeted to the carer market. It has some conveniences in that respect, like a backsheet pattern to help with tape placement. However, it’s also a bit on the pricey side, which tends to be the case for products targeted more to individual buyers.

I found the Beesana Super Slip to be very comfortable in terms of both topsheet and backsheet. It’s nearly full featured with standing inner leak guards, leg gathers, and a rear waistband. Though I didn’t find the rear waistband to be particularly noticeable. The most exceptional feature of this diaper is its incredible wicking ability. In all capacity tests, moisture was able to wick through the full padding by the test end. As a result of this, I never had any issues with leaks and as long as you change after the second wetting it’s unlikely to leak on you. For this reason, I’d recommend giving this diaper a try, but mostly for non-active wear because it’s tough to get a snug fit with this one.

Key Features:

  • Plastic backsheet
  • Rear waistband
  • Standing inner leak barriers
  • Single tape per side
  • Refastenable tapes

Pros:

  • Incredible wicking ability
  • High absorbency
  • Soft and comfortable

Cons:

  • Hard to find outside Europe
  • Some durability issues
  • Difficult to get a snug fit

 

Product Details

For the purpose of this post I will be reviewing and referring to the medium-sized Beesana Super Slip Diaper. However, other available sizes are listed below:


Packaging

Brand: Beesana
Manufacturer: Meditrade GmbH
Origin: Europe
Units Per Bag: 15
Cost Per Unit: $$$
Dimensions (L x W x H): 39 cm (15.4") x 19 cm (7.5") x 21 cm (8.3")
Weight: 2.5 kg (5.4 lbs)
Available Sizes: S, M, L
Advertised Absorbency: Super (Night)

1.1 Beesana Super Slip Packaging

Diaper

Backsheet: Plastic (poly)
Wetness Indicator: Yes (blue text down the middle, fades when wet)
Standing Inner Leak Guards: Yes
Leg Gathers: Yes
Product Style: Tab-Style Brief
Refastenable Tabs: Yes
Number of Tapes: 2
Repositionable Tabs: No
Outer Color: White (blue marking lines at middle/sides)
Inner Color: White (White)
Front Waistband: No
Rear Waistband: Yes
Folded Thickness: 2.7 cm (1.1")
Folded Length: 21 cm (8.3")
Dry Weight: 158 g (5.6 oz)
Fragrance: No
Diaper Dimensions (L x fW x mW x bW): 78 cm (30.7") x 65 cm (25.6") x 27 cm (10.6") x 61 cm (24")
Wing Shape (Front, Rear): Rectangular, Rectangular
Padding Dimensions (L x fW x mW x bW): 62 cm (24.4") x 25 cm (10.2") x 18 cm (7.1") x 31 cm (12.2")
Padding Wing Dimensions (fPW x fPH x bPW x bPH): 4 cm (1.6") x 16 cm (6.3") x 6.5 cm (2.6") x 19 cm (7.5")
Padding Wing Shape (Front, Rear): Semicircle, Semicircle
Total Padding Area: 1491 cm2 (231 in2)
Tape Spacing (t1 x t2): 6.5 cm (2.6") x 17.5 cm (6.9")
Tape (W x L): 2.5 cm (1") x 4 cm (1.6")

1.2 Beesana Super Slip Diaper


Laboratory Absorbency Tests

Total Absorption Volume (after press out):1317 ml (46.5 oz)
Total Absorption Volume (before press out): 1492 ml (52.6 oz)
Time to Absorb Wettings (first to last): (47 s, 45 s, 50 s, 48 s, 61 s)
Wet Folded Thickness: 4.5 cm (1.8")
Used to Total Padding Ratio: 100%
Total Padding to Absorbency Ratio: 0.88 ml / cm2 (0.20 oz / in2)
Press Out Volume: 175 ml (6.2 oz)

Surface Dampness Rating: 7

During the lab capacity test the Beesana Super Slip showed very little surface dampness after the first wetting, but considerably more after the second. This puts it a bit below some of the more premium diapers on the market. Even so, during real world testing its superior wicking easily made up for this deficiency and I never found surface dampness to be much of an issue.



2.1 Wet vs Dry Diaper After Capacity Test


2.2 Used vs Unused Padding After Capacity Test


"Real World" Absorbency Tests

Posture Tests


Standing-Sitting

Total Absorbed Volume: 1217 ml (42.9 oz)
Total Wettings: (1 standing, 2 sitting)
Leaked After Sitting: No
Used to Total Padding Ratio: 100%
Padding to Absorbency Score: 0.82 ml / cm2 (0.19 oz / in2)

Standing-Sitting Rating: 8
The Beesana Super Slip had good results when tested when standing and sitting. The first wetting while standing was absorbed quickly and effectively wicked through the padding. There was some very temporary pooling but it was very short lived. Upon sitting 5 minutes later there was no sign of leakage. After the moisture was fully absorbed the diaper felt comfortable and the wetness was hardly noticeable. The second wetting while seated was again easily absorbed with no sign of leakage. Again, there was some pooling, but this diaper has very effective wicking and it didn’t last long. I noticed a bit more surface dampness when seated after the second wetting, but it was still reasonably comfortable. The third wetting was mostly absorbed, but there was a significant leak through the rear leg gathers. Remarkably by this point moisture had wicked through the entirety of the padding, demonstrating the strength of this diaper’s wicking ability. Based on this test I’d expect this diaper to consistently absorb 2 wettings during daily wear before leaking would be much of a concern.


Lying Down

Total Absorbed Volume: 1342 ml (47.3 oz)
Total Wettings: 3
Used to Total Padding Ratio: 100%
Padding to Absorbency Score: 0.90 ml / cm2 (0.20 oz / in2)

Lying Down Rating: 8

The Beesana Super Slip performed well when tested while lying down. The first wetting was absorbed quickly with minimal sensation of surface dampness afterwards. I wouldn’t rank it among the fastest absorbers as I noticed more pooling than others like the Attends Slip Regular Plus but not quite as much as the NorthShore MegaMax. On the second wetting the pooling was more apparent, but it was eventually completely absorbed with no signs of leakage. Once absorbed, the surface dampness subsided and it felt fairly comfortable. On the third wetting there was a substantial leak out the rear and the rear padding was completely saturated. Moisture had wicked across the entirety of the padding and the test was ended at that. Based on this I feel it would be reasonable to expect the Beesana Super Slip to absorb 2 full wettings when worn for bedwetting but certainly wouldn’t push it past that. Also, with that in mind, the fit can come a bit loose so pre-saturation leaks are possible when not well fastened.

 

2.3 Pattern of Used vs Unused Padding Test Stand/Sit (right) Lying Down (left)


Daily Wear and Bedwetting

The Beesana Super Slip is a reliably absorbent diaper that is highly resistant to leaks prior to saturation. I found this diaper could consistently take two full wettings without any leakage when seated or when worn for bedwetting. This makes the Beesana Super Slip quite practical, as I feel 2 wettings without leakage is generally enough for realistic usage for most scenarios; generally you would want a change after the second wetting if possible. The primary issue with this diaper is its fit. I found it tends to fit loose and if you try to make the tapes a bit tighter for a snugger fit that will actually make things worse as they’re likely to come detached. For this reason, I can’t say the Beesana Super Slip is best suited for daily wear. Even in overnight wear I also had some detachments when worn for bedwetting. In terms of comfort I have few complaints about this diaper outside of the looseness during daily wear. For non-active “around the house” wear, the looseness isn’t too much of an inconvenience (e.g. it won’t slide off on you). It was very similar to the Molicare Slip Maxi with its soft padding and backsheet and a general resistance to clamminess. Like the Molicare, this diaper is exceptional in its wicking ability and wettings are quickly distributed through the padding. That in itself helps maintain comfort by reducing the impact of pooling. Getting a good fit might be a challenge for some, this diaper has decent padding coverage but feels smaller than the Molicare Slip Maxi and proper lower tape placement can be a challenge. Overall, it’s not quite at a premium level, but I do feel its absorbency and wicking ability outweigh most of its downsides and would recommend it for non-active wear.


Suitability for Bowel Incontinence: 8

The Beesana Super Slip seems like a decent choice for managing bowel incontinence. It has a generous amount of rear padding and rear waistband (though I barely even noticed it). The plastic-backsheet would also be helpful. There’s also a fairly large pocket at the rear and decent leg gathers and leak guards for containment. My primary concern with this diaper in this regard is that it has a relatively loose fit and while I didn’t have too many issues I’m not sure how much I’d trust the tapes.


Wear & Tear Tests


Fitting

The Beesana Super Slip has a soft plastic backsheet with a rear waistband and uses a double tape fastener. The tapes can only be positioned one time, but can be refastened in that spot multiple times. The Beesana tapes are a bit on the smaller side and hold reasonably well, but I have experienced detachments.

3.1 Beesana Super Slip Fastener

Ease-of-Use Rating: 8

The Beesana Super Slip is quite user friendly. It features a wetness indicator, rear waistband, generous leak guards and guide lines printed on the backsheet to help achieve consistent tape placement. It was a bit tough to get a snug fit, but quite easy to get a comfortable fit and in many cases that’s what really matters. I also found its sizing to be a bit on the smaller size for "medium". The biggest challenge with this diaper is its tapes, which are rather small and could be tricky for some to apply. With this design and the choice of graphics on the package it feels like the Beesana Super Slip is geared toward the carer environment, but it’s of a good quality and I would certainly recommend it for non-active self-use.

3.2 Beesana Super Slip Diaper Fit


Comfort


Comfort Rating (dry): 9

The Beesana Super Slip features a soft plastic backsheet with some similarities to the Molicare Slip Maxi. The backsheet is far softer and more flexible than the rather stiff plastic of others like the NorthShore MegaMax though it also has a looser fit. The padding is again similar to the Molicare Slip Maxi in that it’s super soft with more “fluff” to it than you’ll find in many high capacity diapers. It’s also quite resistant to clumping or tearing of the padding so I never found that to be a problem. My biggest complaint with this diaper is that it can be difficult to get a snug fit and the tapes will occasionally slide. That said, for low activity wear and bedwetting I found it to be an excellent choice.


Comfort Rating (wet): 8

The Beesana Super Slip is surprisingly resistant to overheating and clamminess. I never found surface dampness to be much of a concern. If only wet once it feels the same as its dry state, in fact, when worn for bedwetting, I had to check the wetness indicator in the morning to confirm whether it was wet. The dampness will be a little more noticeable after a second wetting, but this diaper has very effective wicking and you can count on moisture to be distributed, reducing the impact of the surface dampness. My only complaint in terms of wet comfort goes back to the tape weakness and fit. It’s tough to get a real snug fit and the tapes can on occasion come loose, which will lead to sagging. 


3.3 Beesana Super Slip Topsheet and Backsheet


Durability

Dry Padding Deterioration Proportion: 17% (topsheet), 21% (backsheet)
Shake Deterioration Test: 6 shakes to deterioration


Durability Rating (dry): 7
The Beesana Super Slip showed considerable padding deterioration after the dry deterioration test, though it was largely outside of the core padding. During daily wear I was never bothered by clumping or padding, so its deterioration may be a bit overstated as a result of having removed and stretched the diaper out to measure it. I suspect part of its deterioration issue may be due to the soft fibrous padding that also does such a good job at wicking. The tapes on this diaper are on the smaller end, but generally hold. That said, it’s tough to get a snug fit with this diaper so it can be prone to loosening with wear. In terms of dry durability this diaper falls short of other premium diapers like the Drylife SlipSuper, but has similar performance to the Tranquility ATN (with better capacity).


Durability Rating (wet): 8

The padding of the Beesana Super Slip is fairly durable in its wet state and I never experienced much in the way of clumping or tearing. It features a rear waistband but the tapes are a little on the weak side, which reduces the utility of this diaper for active wear. Moreover, the waistband didn’t seem to help much when it came to securing a snug fit. For lighter activities or bedwetting it’s more than durable enough. The challenge to get a snug fit makes this diaper a bit vulnerable to sagging, but not any more so than the Molicare Slip Maxi. In fact, I found this diaper to be very similar to the Molicare Slip Maxi in terms of wet durability and both performed comparably in the wet shake test.

3.4 Beesana Super Slip Dry Test Deterioration

Discretion Tests


Profile

Front Rise Above Waistline (Jeans, Sweatpants): 4 cm (1.6"), 4 cm (1.6")
Back Rise Above Waistline (Jeans, Sweatpants): 5 cm (2"), 5 cm (2")
Side Rise Above Waistline (Jeans, Sweatpants): 5 cm (2"), 4 cm (1.6")

Profile Discretion Rating: 6

I found this diaper was easier to conceal than the Molicare Slip Maxi, in spite of its similarities. That said, some care would be needed to avoid a diaper bulge and this definitely wouldn’t work under tight fitting clothing. Your best bet to maintain discretion when going out would be to wear it under meshpants or regular underwear for a snugger fit.


4.1 Beesana Super Slip Jeans Profile (left) vs Normal Underwear (right)

4.2 Beesana Super Slip Sweats Profile (left) vs Normal Underwear (right) 


Noise

Noise Rating: 7

The soft plastic and decent padding coverage in the Beesana Super Slip actually helps a fair amount to dampen its sound. This is particularly true when worn dry. I did notice minor crinkling noises with movements but it was hardly perceivable with any degree of background noise.

4.3 Beesana Super Slip Noise Profile

Odor Reduction

Odor Reduction Rating: 8
The Beesana Super Slip does a good job at repelling odors and I never noticed much during testing. However, the looser fit means odors won’t be completely contained and it is somewhat susceptible to surface dampness. Again I rank it similar to the Molicare Slip Maxi in this regard.

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Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Attends Slip Active Fit M10 Adult Diaper Review

 *For more information on how I do reviews see Diaper Test Methodology


Summary

The Attends Slip Active Fit is the most absorbent diaper in the European Attends Active line of products. It can be found at a reasonable price and boosts modest absorbency, but falls short of the Attends Slip Regular Plus. However, this diaper is much more compact than the Attends Slip Regular Plus and features a “hybrid” design with cloth-like wings and a plastic backsheet. It’s also notable in that it has only a single primary adhesive tape per side, but it gets around some of the fitting issues associated with that by including a secondary type of adhesive on the backsheet that keeps the wings more firmly attached.

This diaper is very comfortable and feels perfectly suited to an active lifestyle. It’s highly resistant to overheating and very unlikely to leak until the second wetting. Because it’s so compact it could easily be discreetly carried and changed when out and about. With this diaper you’ll likely want to change frequently, but after a single wetting the padding is surprisingly good at holding off surface dampness and pressout leaks. Because of its overall absorbency I’d tend to recommend it for daily wear over overnight wear, but may work for bedwetting if you’re not likely to wet multiple times a night.

Key Features:

  • Plastic backsheet
  • Cloth-like wings
  • Standing inner leak barriers
  • Single tape per side
  • Refastenable tapes

Pros:

  • Highly comfortable/breathable
  • Discreet design
  • Resists surface dampness
  • Reasonably priced

Cons:

  • Hard to find outside Europe
  • Hook & loop fastener can scratch legs

 

Product Details

For the purpose of this post I will be reviewing and referring to the medium-sized Attends Slip Active Fit M10 Diaper. However, other available sizes are listed below:


Packaging

Brand: Attends
Manufacturer: Attends Healthcare AB
Origin: Europe
Units Per Bag: 28
Cost Per Unit: $$
Dimensions (L x W x H): 37 cm (14.6") x 18 cm (7.1") x 20 cm (7.9")
Weight: 3.4 kg (7.4 lbs)
Available Sizes: M, L
Advertised Absorbency: Maximum (10)


1.1 Attends Slip Active Fit M10 Packaging

Diaper

Backsheet: Plastic (poly)
Wetness Indicator: Yes (blue hash symbols down middle, disappear when wet)
Standing Inner Leak Guards: Yes
Leg Gathers: Yes
Product Style: Tab-Style Brief
Refastenable Tabs: Yes
Number of Tapes: 1
Repositionable Tabs: No
Outer Color: White (blue Attends text)
Inner Color: White (slightly discolored central padding)
Front Waistband: No
Rear Waistband: No
Folded Thickness: 1.5 cm (0.6")
Folded Length: 21.5 cm (8.5")
Dry Weight: 100 g (3.5 oz)
Fragrance: No
Diaper Dimensions (L x fW x mW x bW): 76 cm (30") x 38 cm (15") x 25 cm (9.8") x 78 cm (30.7")
Wing Shape (Front, Rear): Triangular, Rectangular
Padding Dimensions (L x fW x mW x bW): 62 cm (24.4") x 22 cm (8.7") x 15 cm (5.9") x 27 cm (10.6")
Padding Wing Dimensions (fPW x fPH x bPW x bPH): 3.5 cm (1.4") x 9 cm (3.5") x 6 cm (2.4") x 15 cm (5.9")
Padding Wing Shape (Front, Rear): Semicircle, Semicircle
Total Padding Area: 1173 cm2 (182 in2)
Tape Spacing (t1): 3 cm (1.2")
Tape (W x L): 5.5 cm (2.2") x 4 cm (1.6")


1.2 Attends Slip Active Fit M10 Diaper


Laboratory Absorbency Tests

Total Absorption Volume (after press out): 1100 ml (38.8 oz)
Total Absorption Volume (before press out): 1225 ml (43.2 oz)
Time to Absorb Wettings (first to last): (47 s, 45 s, 50 s, 48 s, 61 s)
Wet Folded Thickness: 5 cm (2")
Used to Total Padding Ratio: 94%
Total Padding to Absorbency Ratio: 0.94 ml / cm2 (0.21 oz / in2)
Press Out Volume: 125 ml (4.4 oz)

Surface Dampness Rating: 8

During the lab capacity test the Attends Slip Active didn’t show substantial surface dampness until the 3rd wetting, at which point the padding was already nearing capacity. Not accounting for overall absorbency I put it similar to the larger Attends Slip Regular Plus in terms of surface dampness. The central padding is well suited for containing moisture and breathable design means you’re unlikely to notice surface dampness before it hits capacity.




2.1 Wet vs Dry Diaper After Capacity Test


2.2 Used vs Unused Padding After Capacity Test


"Real World" Absorbency Tests

Posture Tests


Standing-Sitting

Total Absorbed Volume: 725 ml (25.6 oz)
Total Wettings: (1 standing, 1 sitting)
Leaked After Sitting: No
Used to Total Padding Ratio: 89%
Padding to Absorbency Score: 0.62 ml / cm2 (0.14 oz / in2)

Standing-Sitting Rating: 7
The Attends Slip Active M10 performed decently during the standing/sitting test. There wasn’t any sign of leak when wet while standing nor was there upon sitting down shortly afterward. The diaper continued to feel comfortable when wet, perhaps owing to the very breathable design and the dampness was hardly noticeable once absorbed. On the second wetting there was a significant leak through the rear leg gathers. The diaper continued to feel comfortable and breathable but it was clearly too big a leak to carry on with testing. I imagine this diaper would be great for 1~2 wettings during the day, but best to keep it at just one. Otherwise, it’s highly comfortable and would be very convenient in daily wear.


Lying Down

Total Absorbed Volume: 875 ml (30.9 oz)
Total Wettings: 2
Used to Total Padding Ratio: 74%
Padding to Absorbency Score: 0.75 ml / cm2 (0.17 oz / in2)

Lying Down Rating: 7

The Attends Slip Active M10 performed reasonably well when lying down. As the name implies it’s probably a better choice for active daily wear, but still absorbent enough to use for bedwetting. The first wetting was absorbed quickly and easily with no signs of leakage. However, one thing to watch for is the cloth-like wings; for a side-sleeper moisture could easily escape through those during a wetting. Aside from that, this diaper remained very comfortable after the first wetting. The second wetting was also fully absorbed, but with a small amount of leakage through the right leg gather. I ended the test at this point because the diaper was clearly at capacity and would likely leak upon sitting. When lying down, assuming you’re not a side sleeper, I feel this diaper will absorb 1~2 wettings before leakage would be a concern but I can’t see it handling 3 wettings in any circumstances.

2.3 Pattern of Used vs Unused Padding Test Stand/Sit (right) Lying Down (left)


Daily Wear and Bedwetting

The Attends Slip Active M10 has one of the most interesting designs in the market. It features a plastic backsheet over the central section with padding while the wings are of a completely breathable cloth-like material. In this way it perhaps better suits the “active” role than any of the “active” diapers tested so far. It has strong adhesive tapes with an unusual placement of hook & loop coverage facing out from the backsheet on the front wings. This doesn’t give quite as snug a fit as you’d get compared to the diapers with 2 tapes per side (this diaper has only 1 tape per side, similar to baby diapers), but the additional tape does prevent it from sliding around. With this combination, the Attends Slip Active provides the benefits of a plastic-backsheet to prevent perspiration and cloth-like sides that keep it cool and resistant against overheating. When active, a wearer is more likely to be standing or sitting upright so the risk of leakage through the breathable sides is less a factor than when lying down. I found this diaper to be excellent for daily wear and was impressed with how comfortable and breathable it was while it consistently absorbed a single full wetting and won’t leak even after pressout. It’s quite small and compact in terms of size, which makes this more impressive as it’d be easy to take and quickly change on the go. I feel it’s less suited for overnight wear for the same reason as it won’t take much more than a single wetting and could easily leak out through the sides when nearing capacity. With that in mind, I largely avoided leaks when worn for bedwetting, probably because the padding has a fast absorption rate so there’s almost never any pooling to leak out the sides so long as you don’t wet more than once. My biggest complaint in daily and overnight wear was that the hook & loop tapes can fold slightly inward and scratch the wearer’s legs; I had this happen on multiple occasions. In terms of absorbency, this diaper is comparable to the Tranquillity ATN, but that comes at a substantially smaller size. As a final note on these diapers, the central more absorbent padding has an odd yellowish tint and slightly different texture from the remainder of the padding.


Suitability for Bowel Incontinence: 4

I don’t believe the Attends Slip Active M10 to be particularly well suited for bowel incontinence. It has snug leg gathers and leak guards, but I found the leak guards can sometimes fold inward as it shifts when worn and this would be a big problem when dealing with bowel incontinence. The plastic backsheet is a plus, but the cloth-like sides won’t hold back odors like a fully plastic-backed diaper and it doesn't have waistbands to reduce odors coming out the top.


Wear & Tear Tests


Fitting

The Attends Slip Active M10 could be considered a “hybrid” style diaper, but different from others tested so far like the Rearz Barnyard or Tykables diapers. This diaper has a single large adhesive tape per wing with a plastic backsheet, but cloth-like wings. Often this single tape design will lead to sagging or shifting, but this diaper has engineered a way to avoid that by placing a small hook & loop fastener facing outward from the front wing to hold the rear wing in place. Moreover, it doesn’t have a landing zone, but instead uses a double tape mechanism whereby the tape can be reattached from the same position multiple times.

3.1 Attends Slip Active Fit M10 Fastener
 

Ease-of-Use Rating: 8

The Attends Slip Active M10 appears to be perfectly suited for individuals that are actually active and going out. It has a very compact size that could easily be fit into a purse or bag and discretely changed in a public washroom. The sizing is interesting because the diaper itself feels quite small and compact but the sides have a lot of room to stretch. This diaper is easy to apply from a standing position, though properly aligning the inner hook & loop fasteners requires some care. You’d likely want to change this diaper regularly after wetting to avoid leaks, but it’s well designed for that purpose. The hardest part is aligning the inner hook & loop fasteners to avoid scratching the wearer’s legs. It may also take a few tries to figure out the best tape placement because the wings are a bit on the long side and if you don’t properly size it the tapes may end up overlapping, it’s a similar problem to what you’ll find in the Prevail Air Overnight or Tena PROSkin Night Stretch but I found these tapes a little easier and more adhesive than those two.

3.2 Attends Slip Active Fit M10 Diaper Fit

Comfort


Comfort Rating (dry): 7

The Attends Slip Active M10 has a highly breathable feel to it with wings barely noticeable. This has to do with the fact that the wings aren’t very wide and made of a very soft cloth-like material. The padding itself is also super soft and I found it becomes softer with wear as it “fluffs out”. However, as the padding loses some integrity this can lead to minor clumping or tears. The backsheet is made of a soft plastic that’s similar to what you’d find in the Tena Slip Active Fit Maxi or Attends Slip Regular Plus and among the most comfortable on the market. My biggest complaint in terms of comfort with this is that the hook & loop fasteners in the front wings are very close to the edge of the backsheet and frequently fold inward where they can irritate the skin. This reduces my scoring for what otherwise is a very comfortable diaper.


Comfort Rating (wet): 8

The wet comfort of the Attends Slip Active M10 is very similar to its dry comfort, in fact I put it a little ahead because I really didn’t notice much difference between its wet and dry state. The caveat being that this diaper can only really take a single wetting and on the second you’d need to worry about leaks. It also suffers the same problem as in its dry state with its hook & loop fasteners scratching the legs. Otherwise, I never noticed clamminess when wearing the Attends Slip Active. Though the absorption wasn’t great, don’t be fooled, this performs far better than others like the Depend Protection with Tabs and when wet you can tell the difference with the padding doing its job to retain moisture rather than the plastic backsheet alone. Aside from that, the unusual taping does a good job at keeping the diaper from sagging and is a nice addition to the single tape design.

3.3 Attends Slip Active Fit M10 Topsheet and Backsheet


Durability

Dry Padding Deterioration Proportion: 11.5% (topsheet), 9.9% (backsheet)
Shake Deterioration Test: 2 shakes to deterioration


Durability Rating (dry): 7
There was some modest padding deteriorating during the dry durability test, but little in the core area of padding. In fact, the padding at the wings is pretty thin and sometimes has a deteriorated look to start, particularly as it loosens. This doesn’t have much impact on performance so I didn’t weigh it too heavily. I did find sometimes the front tapes will cause minor tears in the front backsheet, if worn and reapplied many times. Even so it’s not in a place that’s likely to cause leaks. The tapes retain a strong adhesiveness with refastening so are unlikely to come loose on you. Overall, the Attends Slip Active wasn’t among the most durable diapers on the market but it doesn’t have any significant flaws.


Durability Rating (wet): 7

The Attends Slip Active M10 was reasonably durable when wet, perhaps comparable to the Egosan Ultra. The padding is far from the most durable and it didn’t perform particularly well on the shake test as it has a tendency to come loose. But during active wear when wet it was never loose enough to be a problem or produce notable clumping. The tapes have a good level of adhesiveness so the diaper will resist sagging. All in all, I wouldn’t rank it as a top performer for wet durability, yet it should be suitable for most purposes with its compact sizing.

3.4 Attends Slip Active Fit M10 Dry Test Deterioration

Discretion Tests


Profile

Front Rise Above Waistline (Jeans, Sweatpants): 5 cm (2"), 4 cm (1.6")
Back Rise Above Waistline (Jeans, Sweatpants): 4 cm (1.6"), 4.5 cm (1.8")
Side Rise Above Waistline (Jeans, Sweatpants): 2 cm (0.8"), 2 cm (0.8")

Profile Discretion Rating: 8

I found this diaper was generally easy to conceal, though for its compact size it had a surprising amount of diaper bulge around the crotch. The rear was largely concealed and when combined with meshpants or underwear I doubt anyone would notice this diaper when worn out. I rank it similar to the Medline Extended Wear in this regard.

 

4.1 Attends Slip Active Fit M10 Jeans Profile (left) vs Normal Underwear (right)

4.2 Attends Slip Active Fit M10 Sweats Profile (left) vs Normal Underwear (right) 


Noise

Noise Rating: 10

The Attends Slip Active M10 may well be the quietest plastic-backed diaper on the market. Of course it’s not fully plastic-backed since the wings are cloth-like but the plastic part of the backsheet is made of a smooth material that’s resistant to crinkling. The material is similar to that of the Tena Slip Active Fit Ultima, but I rank it slightly ahead of that. You’re unlikely to notice any noise from this diaper in all but the most silent of rooms, I found the sound barely perceivable when walking.

4.3 Attends Slip Active Fit M10 Noise Profile


Odor Reduction

Odor Reduction Rating: 7
The Attends Slip Active M10 has a good quality padding with properties that contain moisture and suppress odors. The main issue in terms of odors here is that it doesn’t have a particularly large area of padding and the cloth-like wings could easily allow odor escape. Also, without waistbands it may not always fit snug enough to structurally reduce odors.


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