Tuesday, 31 December 2019

Depend Protection with Tabs (S/M) Adult Diaper Review

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



Summary

Depend Protection with Tabs is a light-moderately absorbent adult diaper with dual waistbands and a plastic backing. In North America it's one of only a small number of plastic-backed diapers you still frequently find in shops and is one of the cheapest tab-styled adult diapers on the market. With respect to comfort it provides a snug fit but the elastics may chafe a little. Given its relatively slow absorption rate and low overall capacity (it will only take about 1 wetting before leaking laying down) I would recommend it for individuals with a slow dribble or urge incontinence. However, I wouldn't recommend it for bedwetting without a booster pad or stress incontinence (because it cannot be removed without tearing the backing once applied). That said, when I started this review I expected this diaper to be a complete failure based on other online reviews, but found some aspects like the dual-waistband and leg gathers to be better than you'd get in many higher end adult diapers. It should be noted that it briefly switched to cloth-backed with 2 tapes before going back to the plastic-backing after major consumer backlash. If you haven't tried this diaper in awhile and find it in the store it's probably worth another try.


Key Features:
  • Front/rear waistbands
  • Triple tapes
  • Plastic-backing
  • Standing inner leak guards

Pros:
  • Easy to get a snug fit
  • Cheap and easy to find
  • Very discrete in terms of profile and noise

Cons:
  • Padding becomes damp to the touch when wet
  • Not enough padding at the back for overnight wear
  • Tabs cannot be re-attached

Product Details

For the purpose of this post I will be reviewing and referring to the small/medium-sized Depend Protection with Tabs diaper. However, other available sizes are listed below.


Packaging


Brand: Depend
Manufacturer: Kimberly-Clark
Origin: Mexico
Units Per Bag: 20
Cost Per Unit: $
Dimensions (L x W x H): 25.5 cm (10”) x 16.5 cm (6.5”) x 28cm (11”)
Weight: 1.9 kg (4.2 lbs)
Available Sizes: S/M, L/XL
Advertised Absorbency: Maximum



1.1 Depend Protection with Tabs Packaging

Diaper

Backsheet: Plastic (Poly)
Wetness Indicator: Yes (blue dashed down the middle, disappears when wet)
Standing Inner Leak Guards: Yes
Leg Gathers: Yes
Product Style: Tab-Style Brief
Refastenable Tabs: No
Number of Tapes:3
Repositionable Tabs: No
Outer Color: White
Inner Color: White (Blue-Green Lining)
Front Waistband:Yes
Rear Waistband: Yes
Folded Thickness: 1.6 cm (0.63”)
Folded Length: 26 cm (10.2”)
Dry Weight: 93 g (3.3 oz)
Fragrance: None
Diaper Dimensions (L x fW x mW x bW):
78 cm (30.7”) x 60 cm (23.6”) x 22 cm (8.7”) x 58.5 cm (23”)
Wing Shape (Front, Rear): Rectangular, Rectangular
Padding Dimensions (L x fW x mW x bW):
57 cm (22.4”) x 29 cm (11.4”) x 15 cm (5.9”) x 30 cm (11.8”)
Padding Wing Dimensions (fPW x fPH x bPW x bPH ):
7 cm (2.8”) x 14 cm (5.5”) x 7.5 cm (3”) x 19 cm (7.5”) (height averaged)
Padding Wing Shape (Front, Rear): Rectangular, Rectangular
Total Padding Area: 1336 cm2 (207 in2)
Tape Spacing (t1 x t2 x t3): 6 cm (2.4”) x 12 cm (4.7") x 20 cm (7.9”)
Tape (W x L): 2.5 cm (1") x 4 cm (1.57")

1.2 Depend Protection With Tabs Diaper

Laboratory Absorbency Tests

Total Absorption Volume (after press out): 667 ml (23.5 oz)
Total Absorption Volume (before press out): 682 ml (24.1 oz)
Time to Absorb Wettings (first to last): (84 s, 71 s, 72 s )
Wet Folded Thickness: 4.5 cm (1.77 in)
Used to Total Padding Ratio: 98.7%
Total Padding to Absorbency Ratio: 667 ml / 1336 cm2 = 0.5 ml / cm2  (0.11 oz / in2)
Press Out Volume: 15 ml (0.53 oz)

Surface Dampness Rating: 2
From the very first wetting the surface of the diaper was noticeably damp, by the second wetting the pressed paper towel showed significant signs of moisture nearly everywhere it made contact with the diaper's surface. This was in spite of the diaper appearing to have handled the wettings relatively quickly. While the pressout test showed relatively little loss due to pressout this may have been more due to the structure of the outer backing resisting pressout than it being effectively held by the padding. For this reason I can only give the Depend Tabs diaper a 2/10 with respect to surface dampness.




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: 965 ml (34 oz)
Total Wettings: 3 (1 standing, 2 sitting)
Leaked After Sitting: No
Used to Total Padding Ratio: 94.8%
Padding to Absorbency Score: 965 ml / 1336 cm2 = 0.72 ml / cm2 (0.16 oz / in2)

Standing-Sitting Rating: 7
The Depend Tabs diaper was easily able to take a full void standing up. There was no leakage on the standing wetting, yet there was clearly moisture pooling and it took a few minutes to be completely absorbed (it may have leaked sitting down immediately after). To my surprise there was no leakage after sitting down in the wet diaper only about 5 minutes later. Not only that, but it also was able to take a second full wetting while seated. Temporary moisture pooling was again clear on the second wetting but the leak guards and backsheet were very effective. By the third wetting the diaper was clearly going to fail; however, there was again relatively little leakage as the structure and leak guards were effective at channeling excess fluid and preventing leakage. The diaper performed much better than expected in this test when compared with the previous capacity test, comparable even to the ATN for "absorbency". The only issue I have with it is that the backsheet will be damp to the touch far before leakage occurs, but for the diaper's price you can't complain too much.

Lying Down

Total Absorbed Volume: 807 ml (28.5 oz)
Total Wettings: 2
Used to Total Padding Ratio: 76%
Padding to Absorbency Score: 807 ml / 1336 cm2 = 0.6 ml / cm2 (0.14 oz / in2)

Lying Down Rating: 4

The Depend Tabs diaper demonstrated reasonable absorbency for the first wetting lying down, however it remained noticeably damp and was slow to wick. Perhaps its greatest strength was its very effective leak guards and snug fit design, which prevented any leakage before unabsorbed moisture could effectively wicked to nearby padding. The wearer would certainly notice this for a brief time, but after absorption it isn't particularly noticeable, just feels a little more humid than a higher end diaper might feel. The second wetting lying down in this diaper was a complete failure, there was very little wicking up the front of the diaper and the excess moisture overwhelmed the leak guards and escaped from the sides and back (where the padding length is relatively short). For this reason I would say Depend Protection with Tabs can only take a single wetting lying down.


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



Daily Wear and Bedwetting

The Depend Protection with Tabs diaper comes up short in the absorbency department but somewhat makes up for it by having top notch leak guards and a very effective plastic backing. The diaper's structure held up very well in both day and overnight testing. However, I would not recommend it for overnight usage unless you can guarantee frequent changes, as it almost certainly won't handle more than a single wetting. If you require frequent changes this might be the diaper for you as it's relatively cheap and easy to find. I would recommend the Depend Tabs diaper for daytime use, particularly in situations where changes can happen after the first wetting. It provides many benefits to the daytime wearer including discreetness (it's very easy to conceal), durability (the triple tape mechanism holds strong and the padding doesn't easily clump), and fit (dual waistbands provide a snug fit). For longer wear, even after a single wetting, it can expose the wearer to rashes due to the continuing dampness of the topsheet once wet. Moreover, the tapes will not refasten once applied, so if your condition allows you to make it to the bathroom in time you will lose the diaper; likewise if you don't fasten it correctly the first time. The fact that the padding tends to run further up the front and shorter on the back when properly fastened also suggests this is a diaper best suited to daytime use (overnight diapers tend to extend padding further up the back). This diaper should be fine for a more active wearer, but I suspect it could get a little warm and uncomfortable in warmer weather or intense exercise.

Wear & Tear Tests


Fitting

Depend Protection with Tabs uses a triple tape mechanism to fasten with three tapes per side. The tapes can be attached to any part of the backsheet, but can only be applied once and will tear the backsheet if you attempt to remove/reapply them. That said, there does seem to be a bit of a grace period when applying the tapes and they can usually be removed without tearing the backsheet if done only shortly after they were first applied. The tapes have a strong adhesive and do a very good job at staying put once applied.


3.1 Depend Protection with Tabs Fastener


Easy-of-Use Rating: 6

Achieving a snug fit is very easy with the Depend Tabs diaper due to the triple tape mechanism and front/rear waistbands. The leg gathers are also very elastic and have a relatively tight fit making it easy to avoid gaps between the diaper and the leg. If applying the diaper were the only criteria for ease-of-use I would probably rate it as 7 or 8, as it's pretty easy to get the right fit on the first try and unlikely you would need to adjust it. However, the problems will happen more when the diaper is removed. The sticky adhesive tapes work against it and tend to tear the backsheet when removed making it difficult to remove and impossible to reapply if you're able to make it to the bathroom in time.

3.2 Depend Protection with Tabs Fit

Comfort

Comfort Rating (dry): 6
Depend Protection with Tabs has a firm/compact topsheet and relatively ridged leg gathers. I didn't find it particularly uncomfortable to wear, but you likely will experience a bit of chafing from the leg gathers if on a long walk or bike ride. The plastic on the backsheet is also fairly firm and may get stuck when in contact with skin rather than sliding in the way a softer backsheet might do, but perhaps less than a cloth-backed diaper. I suspect it could also get a little warm in warm weather as breath-ability and slow moisture absorption may be an issue. That said the overall snug fit means you won't need to deal with a sagging or loose diaper and is its greatest advantage when it comes to comfort.

Comfort Rating (wet): 4
The snug fit is a great advantage for the Depend Tabs diaper and the padding holds together fairly well when wet. This means it's unlikely to sag and won't clump too much after a wetting. That's about the only thing this diaper has going for it when it comes to comfort when wet. The slow absorption rate will result in a diaper that, in spite of not leaking, will feel very clammy. Preventing clumping is important and I credit the diaper on that; but preventing clamminess is an equally, if not more important, factor when it comes to comfort when wet so I can't give this diaper a higher rating.

3.3 Depend Protection with Tabs Topsheet and Backsheet

Durability

Dry Padding Deterioration Proportion: 0.5% (topsheet), 0.7% (backsheet)
Shake Deterioration Test: 4 shakes to deterioration


Durability Rating (dry): 9
Doing a proper "dry" durability test with the Depend Tabs diaper was a challenge and this test ended up being shorter than I was aiming for (at about 6.5 rather than 8 hours of wear). The main challenge here was that the diaper cannot be fully removed during the test. Trying to hold one's bladder/bowel for that long is just not realistic. The waistband affords some flexibility so it still is possible (at least for a male) to use the toilet for urination; but even then it's not easy. I cut the test short when I felt it had adequately been through some wear/tear (walking/standing/sitting). You'll note both the topsheet and backsheet held out remarkably well, with the exception of the tearing of the backsheet where the diaper was removed (I didn't count that toward wear/tear). The wetness indicator also demonstrated some fading as a result of a relatively small amount of involuntary post void dribbling during the test, but again I don't consider that wear/tear. There was minor degradation near the edges of the diaper but overall it held its form and it's hard to imagine a diaper doing much better than this for dry durability.


Durability Rating (wet): 6
The Depend Tabs diaper remained fairly durable when wet. The padding didn't exactly clump but it quickly detached from the backsheet and collapsed in places; this after only a single wetting. It held out relatively well in the shake test and, in spite of collapsing, no material fell out of the diaper. Were it more absorbent I'd probably rate it as 7 or 8 with respect to wet durability, but I can't justify such a rating when a higher end diaper would easily brush off an equivalent amount of moisture.

3.4 Depend Protection with Tabs Dry Test Deterioration

Discretion Tests


Profile

Front Rise Above Waistline (Jeans, Sweatpants): 3 cm (1.18"), 3.5 cm (1.38")
Back Rise Above Waistline (Jeans, Sweatpants): 4.5 cm (1.77"), 4.5 cm (1.77")
Side Rise Above Waistline (Jeans, Sweatpants): 4 cm (1.57"), 4.5 cm (1.77")

Profile Discretion Rating: 9
It's hard to imagine a diaper being much thinner than the Depend Tabs diaper. It feels like a slightly thicker underwear and should easily be concealed under all but the tightest fitting outfits with respect to profile (I can't exactly say the same for the noise). It will protrude slightly above the pant-line, so I can't give it a perfect score but it's probably about as good as you're going to get if you want discretion with a decent amount of protection against leaks.


4.1 Depend Protection with Tabs Jeans Profile (left) vs Normal Underwear Jeans (right)


4.2 Depend Protection with Tabs Sweatpants Profile (left) vs Normal Underwear Sweatpants (right)


Noise

Noise Rating: 7
For being plastic-backed the Depend Tabs diaper is surprisingly quiet when dry. It will still stand out in a quiet room under light clothing, but under a pair of jeans and mesh pants you won't hear a thing. When wet the padding will separate from the backsheet and it is noticeably louder. I'm sure there are more discreet cloth-backed diapers and I can't quite give this an 8 or 9 for the aforementioned reasons but for the protection of the plastic backsheet you can't complain too much. In figure 4.3 you'll see the observed waveform of crinkling produced by the Depend Tabs diaper when shifting from sitting to standing multiple times nearby in a very quiet room.

4.3 Depend Protection with Tabs Sit-Stand Noise Profile

Odor Reduction


Odor Reduction Rating: 6
Depend Protection with Tabs has no fragrance and the padding / backing emit-little-to-no odors. The fact that the padding remains relatively damp after a wetting suggests it could be prone to odors when worn for longer. This is counteracted by the diaper's superior fitting which can be expected to keep odors from escaping. Overall it does a decent job, but I would rate it higher in this category if it absorbed more and wasn't so prone to surface dampness.



Sunday, 3 November 2019

Tranquility ATN (M) Adult Diaper Review

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



Summary

Tranquility ATN is a moderately absorbent adult diaper with comfortable plastic backing and reasonable price point. This should be fine for most nights. However, it will only take 1~2 wettings before it begins to leak and I wouldn’t recommend it for extended wear without a booster pad.


Key Features:
  • Refastenable tapes
  • Plastic-backing
  • Standing inner leak guards

Pros:
  • Comfortable interior and backing
  • Availability (often available in home healthcare stores)
  • Very affordable for a diaper that can consistently take a full wetting without leaking
  • Easy to hide under clothing when dry

Cons:
  • Padding clumps when wet
  • Will leak on the third wetting
  • Might be a little warm to wear in hot weather

Product Details

For the purpose of this post I will be reviewing and referring to the medium-sized Tranquility ATN diaper. However, other available sizes are listed below.


Packaging


Brand: Tranquility
Manufacturer: Principle Business Enterprises
Origin: USA
Units Per Bag: 12
Cost Per Unit: $$
Dimensions (L x W x H): 27 cm (10.6”) x 17 cm (6.7”) x 24 cm (9.5”)
Weight: 1.2 kg (2.7 lbs)
Available Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL
Advertised Absorbency: Maximum (27.5 oz / 812 ml)


1.1 Tranquility ATN Packaging

Diaper

Backsheet: Plastic (Poly)
Wetness Indicator: Yes (yellow line down the middle, turns blue 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
Inner Color: Peach/White Wings
Front Waistband: No
Rear Waistband: No
Folded Thickness: 2.4 cm (0.94”)
Folded Length: 24 cm (9.5”)
Dry Weight: 105 g (3.7 oz)
Fragrance: None
Diaper Dimensions (L x fW x mW x bW):
77 cm (30.3”) x 61 cm (24”) x 23 cm (9.1”) x 60 cm (23.6”)
Wing Shape (Front, Rear): Rectangular, Rectangular
Padding Dimensions (L x fW x mW x bW):
61 cm (24”) x 36 cm (14”) x 15 cm (5.9”) x 36 cm (14.2”)
Padding Wing Dimensions (fPW x fPH x bPW x bPH):
10.5 cm (4.1”) x 14 cm (5.5”) x 10.5 cm (4.1”) x 18 cm (7.1”) (height averaged)
Padding Wing Shape (Front, Rear): Rectangular, Rectangular
Total Padding Area: 1587 cm2 (246 in2)
Tape Spacing (t1 x t2): 3 cm (1.2”) x 20 cm (7.9”)
Tape (W x L): 2.5 cm (0.98") x 4 cm (1.57")

1.2 Tranquility ATN Diaper

Laboratory Absorbency Tests

Total Absorption Volume (after press out): 875 ml (30.9 oz)
Total Absorption Volume (before press out): 915 ml (32.3 oz)
Time to Absorb Wettings (first to last): (56 s, 128 s, 116 s, 104 s)
Wet Folded Thickness: 4.5 cm (1.77 in)
Used to Total Padding Ratio: 75%
Total Padding to Absorbency Ratio: 875 ml / 1587 cm2 = 0.55 ml / cm2  (0.13 oz / in2)
Press Out Volume: 40 ml (1.41 oz)

Surface Dampness Rating: 8
Prior to the point of leakage very little dampness was observed when pressing a paper towel against the recently wet diaper during each phase of the capacity test. There were small amounts of moisture so I can’t give it a 10 but the absorbent material was very effective at keeping moisture from working its way out.



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: 965 ml (34 oz)
Total Wettings: 3 (1 standing, 2 sitting)
Leaked After Sitting: No
Used to Total Padding Ratio: 97%
Padding to Absorbency Score: 965 ml / 1587 cm2 = 0.61 ml / cm2 (0.14 oz / in2)

Standing-Sitting Rating: 7
The ATN was easily able to take a full void standing up (although I suspect it would have leaked upon sitting down immediately after). I didn't anticipate it would hold out on the first wetting while seated, but again it performed surprisingly well. It wasn't until the 3rd wetting that it became noticeably damp and clearly started to leak. Based on this test I would say that the ATN can easily take 1~2 voids while standing or seated, depending on how active the wearer is and assuming the tapes are properly fastened (top and bottom over the padding facing inward toward each other).


Lying Down

Total Absorbed Volume: 965 ml (34 oz)
Total Wettings: 3
Used to Total Padding Ratio: 97%
Padding to Absorbency Score: 965 ml / 1587 cm2 = 0.61 ml / cm2 (0.14 oz / in2)

Lying Down Rating: 7
The ATN was effective when lying down and, surprisingly, achieved virtually the same results as the above test (perhaps owing to very effective wicking). The first wetting was absorbed quickly and barely any dampness was noticed. There was considerably more dampness after the second wetting but because of the snug fit and padding distribution the diaper was easily able to contain it while lying down. The diaper began to fail on the third wetting with leakage out of the back and was very damp by that point. By the third wetting virtually the entire area of padding was used. Based on this test I would say the ATN can easily take 2 voids lying down.


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

Daily Wear and Bedwetting

As the name implies, the ATN might be best suited for overnight wear. In my opinion this isn't due to its absobency, which should be fine for daytime use and may even be a little less than desired for overnight use, instead the primary problem that will crop up during daytime use is that the padding just wasn't designed for wear/tear in an active individual. On a day with low activity I'd say it would still be a fine choice, but when active it might be better to go with something a little more durable (particularly when wet). That said, if you're going for discretion the ATN is quite discreet. Moreover, no pinhole leaks were observed in the ATN and the outer plastic back holds up well and is not suspectible to the damp feeling that can accompany many cloth-backed diapers. As far as overnight usage is concerned, I'd recommend this so long as you don't go more than 10 hours without a change. The ATN can get sweaty in warmer conditions, but the topsheet does a good job at keeping the skin clean and it will not easily lead to rashes.


Wear & Tear Tests


Fitting

The Tranquility ATN diaper uses a double tape mechanism to fasten with two tapes per side. The tapes can be attached to any part of the backsheet but the blue bottom tapes cannot be reattached if mistakenly placed. If you don't get it right the first time you can re-attach the white tapes over a different part of the backing but that will prevent further fastening. If you get it right the first time the diaper can be unfastened/refastened multiple times.

3.1 Tranquility ATN Fastener


Easy-of-Use Rating: 7

I've found it's pretty easy to get a snug fit with the ATN and the tapes unfastened relatively easily when needed; this should make it a convenient diaper for changes by caregivers. That said you need to be a bit careful when pulling up the bottom tape as you might dislodge the top tape. The ATN padding is relatively soft and flexible which means it has a decent fit between the legs and won't significantly disrupt movement. If it also had waistbands to ensure a closer fit at the waist I'd certainly give the ATN an 8 or 9 for fitting due to the ease at which you can achieve a snug fit.

Note: the bottom tape in the image below is sitting a bit below the ideal location for a good fit; ideally it should be fastened just above that over the padding closer to the top tape.

3.2 Tranquility ATN Fit

Comfort

Comfort Rating (dry): 8
The ATN topsheet isn't the softest I've tried, however it's soft enough that I rarely felt uncomfortable wearing it and often barely even notice it. The backsheet is a soft/smooth plastic and doesn't really chafe against the skin. I can't quite give the ATN a 9 or 10 rating in dry comfort because it can get a little warm during warm conditions and the topsheet could be a little softer but it makes up for that in other areas.


Comfort Rating (wet): 7
The ATN isn't quite as good when worn wet, after a while the padding will start to clump and it will start to feel clammy. That said, I only noticed this on the second wetting and after a single wetting it doesn't feel considerably different than it does when dry. If worn for bed wetting you likely won't feel whether the ATN is wet in the morning without checking the wetness indicator. On the second or third wetting its ability to moisture slows down and you will feel the wetness for at least a few minutes.

3.3 Tranquility ATN Topsheet and Backsheet

Durability

Dry Padding Deterioration Proportion: 8% (topsheet), 5% (backsheet)
Shake Deterioration Test: 3 shakes to deterioration


Durability Rating (dry): 7
The ATN held out relatively well during the dry durability test. I was able to remove and replace the tapes multiple times and they continued to hold without losing stickiness. The backsheet had no visible signs of damage.The primary concern was that the padding began to deteriorate at the diaper's mid-section and below the front tapes (see figure 3.4). I also found the wetness indicator to be highly reactive to even small amounts of involuntary post void dribbling; consequently the sight of blue in the wetness indicator might not necessarily indicate a full wetting has occurred.


Durability Rating (wet): 6
The ATN was far less durable when wet; padding was more prone to clumping and it failed very quickly on the shake test. I wouldn't consider this a problem if it's worn overnight or can be changed quickly but it might not be the best choice for an active individual during the day.

3.4 Tranquility ATN Dry Test Deterioration

Discretion Tests


Profile

Front Rise Above Waistline (Jeans, Sweatpants): 5.5 cm (2.17"), 6.5 cm (2.56")
Back Rise Above Waistline (Jeans, Sweatpants): 1.5 cm (0.59"), 3 cm (1.18")
Side Rise Above Waistline (Jeans, Sweatpants): 3 cm (1.18"), 3 cm (1.18")

Profile Discretion Rating: 8
For the level of protection the ATN provides it is very discreet when dry. It will stick above the waistline of most pants, but as you can see from the images below it results in very little obvious bulge when worn under most pants. It would likely be noticeable under very tight fitting pants but you won't get anywhere near this level of production with a product that isn't; I've factored this consideration into my profile discretion rating because nothing is less discreet than a major leak.


4.1 Tranquility ATN Jeans Profile (left) vs Normal Underwear Jeans (right)


4.2 Tranquility ATN Sweatpants Profile (left) vs Normal Underwear Sweatpants (right)

Noise

Noise Rating: 6
The plastic backing on the ATN probably isn't the loudest you'll find on the market but it does produce a distinct crinkling sound under clothing. With underwear or mesh pants and thicker clothing this likely would be barely noticeable, but with thin clothing in a very quiet room you'd likely hear it. In figure 4.3 you'll see the observed waveform of crinkling produced by the ATN when shifting from sitting to standing multiple times nearby in a very quiet room.

4.3 Tranquility ATN Sit-Stand Noise Profile


Odor Reduction


Odor Reduction Rating: 7
The ATN has no fragrance and the padding / backing emit-little-to-no odors. The padding of the ATN was designed with neutralizing odors in mind. Immediately after a wetting I detected no noticeable odor from the ATN; however, I have noticed a slight odor in the odd case. When the padding becomes saturated it will likely emit odors. For that reason I can't give it a perfect score, but it's pretty darned close.