Wednesday, 27 January 2021

Tena Slip Active Fit Ultima Adult Diaper Review

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

Summary

The Tena Slip Active Fit Ultima is a slightly more absorbent version of the Tena Slip Active Fit Maxi and identical in most respects. It has a high quality ridiculously smooth plastic-backing; the same backsheet that made the original Tena Slip Maxi such a popular product. The padding is dense, compact and barely, if at all, thicker than the Maxi. It’s an interesting product, as if the company decided they needed something a little more than Maxi and added another drop of absorption to the branding, breaking their scale (see packaging). As far as I can tell there’s nothing more absorbent in this line of products.


Like the Maxi this is a premium European diaper and I feel its absorbency better fits that title. It’s reliably about a half to full wetting more absorbent than the Maxi, so it could make a big difference if you found the Maxi was leaking earlier than you’d like and makes this diaper better suited for bedwetting. Otherwise it provides a snug fit, is super discreet, and highly durable like the Maxi, perfect for active individuals. Because it’s so similar, I won’t go into as much detail about it as I do with the Maxi, but I frequently reference that review for easy comparison.


Key Features:

  • Plastic backsheet
  • Two-tier padding with very absorbent mid-section
  • White backsheet with grey dots
  • Rear waistband
  • Refastenable tapes
  • Standing inner leak barriers

Pros:

  • Very comfortable backsheet/topsheet
  • Snug/discreet fit
  • More absorbent than the Maxi
  • Great durability/fit for active wearers
  • Great for warm weather wear
  • Resistant to odors/skin irritation

Cons:

  • High unit price
  • Not widely available


Product Details

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


Packaging

Brand: Tena
Manufacturer: Essity Hygiene and Health AB
Origin: EU
Units Per Bag: 21
Cost Per Unit: $$$
Dimensions (L x W x H): 39 cm (15.4") x 17 cm (6.7") x 25 cm (9.8")
Weight: 3.25 kg (7.2 lbs)
Available Sizes: M,L,XL
Advertised Absorbency: Ultima


1.1 Tena Slip Active Fit Ultima Packaging

Diaper

Backsheet: Plastic (Poly)
Wetness Indicator: Yes (yellow line down middle, 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 (with light grey dots along edges)
Inner Color: White
Front Waistband: No
Rear Waistband: Yes
Folded Thickness: 2 cm (0.8")
Folded Length: 25 cm (9.8")
Dry Weight: 158 g (5.6 oz)
Fragrance: None
Diaper Dimensions (L x fW x mW x bW): 80 cm (31.5") x 63 cm (24.8") x 26 cm (10.2") x 61 cm (24")
Wing Shape (Front, Rear): Rectangular, Rectangular
Padding Dimensions (L x fW x mW x bW): 62 cm (24.4") x 23 cm (9.1") x 14 cm (5.5") x 24 cm (9.5")
Padding Wing Dimensions (fPW x fPH x bPW x bPH): 4.5 cm (1.8") x 8 cm (3.2") x 5 cm (2") x 18 cm (7.1")
Padding Wing Shape (Front, Rear): Semicircle, Semicircle
Total Padding Area: 1120 cm2 (174 in2)
Tape Spacing (t1 x t2): 4 cm (1.6") x 15 cm (5.9")
Tape (W x L): 3 cm (1.2") x 4 cm (1.6")


1.2 Tena Slip Active Fit Ultima Diaper


Laboratory Absorbency Tests

Total Absorption Volume (after press out): 1392 ml (49.1 oz)
Total Absorption Volume (before press out): 1442 ml (50.9 oz)
Time to Absorb Wettings (first to last): (43 s, 46 s, 45 s, 49 s, 58 s, 51 s)
Wet Folded Thickness: 6 cm (2.4")
Used to Total Padding Ratio: 96%
Total Padding to Absorbency Ratio: 1.24 ml / cm2 (0.28 oz / in2)
Press Out Volume: 50 ml (1.8 oz)

Surface Dampness Rating: 8
The Tena Slip Ultima performed well during surface dampness tests with no significant surface dampness on the first 3 wettings, putting it ahead of the Maxi. During real world testing it performed similar to the Maxi, and I didn’t find dampness to be much of a concern. It should remain comfortable until it approaches saturation.


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: 1367 ml (48.2 oz)
Total Wettings: 4 (1 standing, 3 sitting)
Leaked After Sitting: No
Used to Total Padding Ratio: 85%
Padding to Absorbency Score: 1.22 ml / cm2 (0.28 oz / in2)

Standing-Sitting Rating: 8
The Tena Slip Active Fit Ultima performed well in the standing-sitting test. The first wetting was easily absorbed when standing and no pressout was observed upon sitting. Also, all surface dampness was quickly locked away. The second wetting while seated took a bit longer to absorb with more moisture wicking up the front of the diaper; however, there were no leaks and surface dampness faded quickly. On the third wetting the front of the diaper became noticeably saturated with trace amounts making it through the front leak guards and the surface dampness was more noticeable. The leakage wasn’t much more than a light sweat, so I decided to continue the test. By the fourth wetting more spilled through the front leak guards and resulted in a light leak, it wasn’t a lot but it would have been noticeable on clothing. What’s interesting is that there was still a substantial area of unused padding at the back; it might be that the snug fit was acting against more effective channeling to the diaper’s rear padding. Even at this point of saturation, the diaper was still pretty comfortable, which I found surprising. Overall, I feel this diaper could take 2~3 wettings without leakage during active daily wear and, as expected, it performs slightly better than the Tena Slip Active Fit Maxi.


Lying Down

Total Absorbed Volume: 1717 ml (60.6 oz)
Total Wettings: 5
Used to Total Padding Ratio: 99%
Padding to Absorbency Score: 1.53 ml / cm2 (0.35 oz / in2)

Lying Down Rating: 9
The Tena Slip Active Fit Ultima performed exceptionally well when tested while lying down. Its padding was clearly more absorbent than the Tena Slip Active Fit Maxi and it benefited from the same amazing structure. The first wetting was quickly absorbed and barely noticed. The second took slightly longer to absorb but little-to-no surface dampness was perceivable afterwards. On the third wetting some moisture did get to the edge of the padding and it felt like it might leak but instead the leak barriers held it in and the padding absorbed the excess. It was much the same on the fourth wetting and the diaper felt noticeably damp afterwards. At this point I believe had I got up and sat somewhere there would have been leakage, but lying down with no pressure on the core areas of padding meant it wasn’t going anywhere. The diaper had a noticeable dampness to it at this point but wasn’t particularly uncomfortable. By the fifth wetting the leak barriers clearly failed and there was substantial leakage through the rear leg gathers. Even so the diaper held onto a lot of moisture that would otherwise have leaked in a diaper with weaker barriers. This test pushed the padding to its limit and it was well past saturated, so I feel the recorded absorbency is a bit of an exaggeration of how well it performed. It reflects more on the strength of its leak barriers, which, while impressive, wasn’t enough for me to justify a perfect score. Overall it is well suited for bedwetting and should hold 3~4 wettings before leakage becomes a concern.

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


Daily Wear and Bedwetting

The Tena Slip Active Fit Ultima is a more absorbent version of the Tena Slip Active Fit Maxi, but I feel its added absorbency puts it more in line with other premium adult diapers for performance. It also features the two tier padding construct with a more absorbent midsection that swells above the light surrounding areas. The material and construct is the same as the Maxi, with an exceptionally smooth plastic-backsheet that will put up no resistance when active. Like the Maxis, these seem to have their most absorbent padding in the mid-front section. In practice I found this diaper to be better than expected for bed wetting even though it's geared more for daily wear. Where the Maxi would fail between 2~3 wettings this diaper typically won’t leak on the 3rd wetting. During my test it did exceptionally well but part of that was due to the structure and its ability to retain moisture even when ridiculously saturated when not under pressure. This diaper is designed for daily wear and again it outdoes the Maxi in that regard. However, I did find it suffers the same occasional problem, where a very heavy wetting while standing may allow some moisture to escape the leg gathers well before saturation. Where I found the Maxi had a tendency for small leaks after 2 wettings, it wouldn’t be an issue on this one until at least 3 wettings. In terms of durability, it’s exceptionally durable and the tapes are surprisingly strong for their size. It also feels light and is very easy to hide under clothing. With that in mind, even with it being slightly more expensive than the Maxi, I feel like the extra confidence this diaper provides makes going up a level in absorbency worthwhile.


Wear & Tear Tests


Fitting

The Tena Slip Active Fit Ultima fitting is almost identical to the Tena Slip Active Fit Maxi and features two small double-tape fasteners per side, allowing the diaper to be detached and reattached in the same position. While the tapes are relatively small they have a firm grip and won't easily come undone. My main complaint is that the small tape surface area can make it difficult to position if you need to reattach it.

3.1 Tena Slip Active Fit Ultima Fastener

Ease-of-Use Rating: 7

The Tena Slip Ultima again is almost identical to the Tena Slip Active Fit Maxi when it comes to ease of use. The primary challenges are its relatively small sizing, which can make it tough to get the tape alignment correct and finding the best position for the lower tape. Otherwise, this diaper provides a snug and comfortable fit with great backsheet flexibility.

 

3.2 Tena Slip Active Fit Ultima Fit

Comfort


Comfort Rating (dry): 10
The Tena Slip Active Fit Ultima, again like the Tena Slip Active Fit Maxi, is among the most comfortable diapers on the market; particularly among plastic-backed alternatives. The plastic used in these diapers has a unique almost “breathable” feel to it, it’s very smooth and not prone to wrinkling. The padding is dense and relatively thin, but also very soft (although not as soft as the Attento diaper). This diaper certainly fits it “active” fit categorization as it’s flexible and breathable and doesn’t feel heavy to wear. It has a rear waistband like the Maxi and that may slightly help with providing a snug fit, but I don’t feel it makes a big difference overall.


Comfort Rating (wet): 10
The Tena Slip Active Fit Ultima is effectively the Tena Slip Active Fit Maxi but more absorbent. In my review of the Maxi I mentioned my biggest complaint in terms of wet comfort was around absorbency and the tendency for some minor leakage with only 2 wettings. That isn’t so much an issue for the Ultima and thus I’ve given it a higher rating. This diaper will swell quite a bit when wet but it is highly resistant to surface dampness and doesn't feel particularly different from its dry state until it approaches saturation. It is also incredibly durable and doesn’t clump or tear.

3.3 Tena Slip Active Fit Ultima Topsheet and Backsheet


Durability

Dry Padding Deterioration Proportion: 2.1% (topsheet), 2% (backsheet)
Shake Deterioration Test: 3 shakes to deterioration


Durability Rating (dry): 9
The Tena Slip Active Fit Ultima performed similarly to the Tena Slip Active Fit Maxi in terms of dry durability with only very minor padding tearing and no significant deterioration in key parts of the padding. After hours of wearing while dry the diaper won’t feel much different from when it was applied. In fact it may be slightly more comfortable as the dense padding fluffs up a bit.


Durability Rating (wet): 8
No surprise, but the Tena Slip Active Fit Ultima was again similar to the Tena Slip Active Fit Maxi in terms of wet durability. It didn’t perform particularly well on the shake test, but it had absorbed a lot and I’ve found that test isn’t always indicative of how well a diaper will perform in reality. The padding will stay mostly intact when wet with more deterioration toward the edges than in the middle; part of this may be a side-effect of the tendency for the highly absorbent padding down the middle to expand more than that around the edges. I feel it could continue to be worn when active after a single wetting with high confidence it won’t come apart on you; but you wouldn’t want to push it when it reaches saturation.


3.4 Tena Slip Active Fit Ultima Diaper Dry Test Deterioration


Discretion Tests


Profile

Front Rise Above Waistline (Jeans, Sweatpants): 5 cm (2"), 5 cm (2")
Back Rise Above Waistline (Jeans, Sweatpants): 5 cm (2"), 4 cm (1.6")
Side Rise Above Waistline (Jeans, Sweatpants): 2.5 cm (1"), 2.5 cm (1")

Profile Discretion Rating: 10
While the Tena Slip Active Fit Ultima is more absorbent than the Tena Slip Active Fit Maxi, it’s identical in terms of profile discretion. It’s easy to hide under clothing and won’t be noticeable unless it's very wet and has swollen in size.

4.1 Tena Slip Active Fit Ultima Jeans Profile (left) vs Normal Underwear (right)

4.2 Tena Slip Active Fit Ultima Sweatpants Profile (left) vs Normal Underwear (right)

Noise

Noise Rating: 9
The Tena Slip Active Fit Ultima is identical to the Tena Slip Active Fit Maxi in terms of noise. These diapers are incredibly quiet for having a plastic backing that won’t be noticeable in all but the quietest of rooms. Even then you could likely dampen the sound with the use of mesh pants or underwear over top.

4.3 Tena Slip Active Fit Ultima Noise Profile

Odor Reduction

Odor Reduction Rating: 10
The Tena Slip Active Fit Ultima doesn’t have any perceivable fragrance and provides best in market odor reduction capabilities. Like the Maxi, I almost never notice odors coming from its padding and suspect it uses something special to nullify them. The snug fit also helps if any odors were to form. I can’t see any diaper performing better than this in this regard.

Tuesday, 26 January 2021

Attends Care Poly Briefs Adult Diaper Review

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

Summary

The Attends Care Poly diaper appears to be the last of the North American Attends products that still has a plastic-backsheet. The only other I’m aware of is the Attends Care Waistband, but that appears to have been discontinued. Surprisingly, I found this diaper to be a little better than the waistband product, but it features many of the same flaws.

It’s among the cheapest diapers on the market, but I’ve found that the Depend Protection with Tabs is often cheaper and perhaps a better value when absorbency is considered. I feel this diaper was designed for the care home market where changes should be done frequently and products are bought for low unit pricing (hence the “care” in the branding). Its durability is such that it can’t be worn for long without deterioration, so it’s ideally suited for overnight wear in cases where high absorbency isn’t needed (or perhaps for bowel incontinence where the spacious design would be beneficial).

Key Features:

  • Plastic backsheet
  • Refastenable tapes

Pros:

  • Soft “airy” padding
  • Spacious design
  • Low unit price

Cons:

  • Padding easily deteriorates
  • Highly prone to surface dampness
  • Low absorbency


Product Details

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


Packaging

Brand: Attends Healthcare Products Inc.
Manufacturer: Attends Care
Origin: USA
Units Per Bag: 21
Cost Per Unit: $
Dimensions (L x W x H): 48 cm (18.9") x 16 cm (6.3") x 24 cm (9.5")
Weight: 2 kg (4.4 lbs)
Available Sizes: M,L,XL
Advertised Absorbency: Heavy


1.1 Attends Care Poly Packaging

Diaper

Backsheet: Plastic (Poly)
Wetness Indicator: Yes (two yellow lines down middle, blue when wet)
Standing Inner Leak Guards: No
Leg Gathers: Yes
Product Style: Tab-Style Brief
Refastenable Tabs: Yes
Number of Tapes: 2
Repositionable Tabs: No
Outer Color: White
Inner Color: White
Front Waistband: No
Rear Waistband: No
Folded Thickness: 2.2 cm (0.87")
Folded Length: 24 cm (9.5")
Dry Weight: 83 g (2.9 oz)
Fragrance: None
Diaper Dimensions (L x fW x mW x bW): 81.5 cm (32.1") x 62 cm (24.4") x 29 cm (11.4") x 62 cm (24.4")
Wing Shape (Front, Rear): Rectangular, Rectangular
Padding Dimensions (L x fW x mW x bW): 57 cm (22.4") x 24 cm (9.5") x 17 cm (6.9") x 25 cm (9.8")
Padding Wing Dimensions (fPW x fPH x bPW x bPH): 3.5 cm (1.4") x 12 cm (4.7") x 4 cm (1.6") x 15.5 cm (6.1")
Padding Wing Shape (Front, Rear): Semicircle, Semicircle
Total Padding Area: 1177 cm2 (182 in2)
Tape Spacing (t1 x t2): 4 cm (1.6") x 15 cm (5.9")
Tape (W x L): 2.5 cm (1") x 4 cm (1.6")

1.2 Attends Care Poly Diaper


Laboratory Absorbency Tests

Total Absorption Volume (after press out): 642ml (22.7 oz)
Total Absorption Volume (before press out): 667 ml (23.5 oz)
Time to Absorb Wettings (first to last): (37 s, 48 s, 53 s)
Wet Folded Thickness: 4 cm (1.6")
Used to Total Padding Ratio: 86%
Total Padding to Absorbency Ratio: 0.55 ml / cm2 (0.12 oz / in2)
Press Out Volume: 25 ml (0.88 oz)

Surface Dampness Rating: 1
Surface dampness issues appear almost as soon as any moisture is added to the Attends Poly diaper. It’s very similar to the Attends Waistband or First Quality diapers in that regard. During capacity testing it showed substantial surface dampness after only a single wetting. In real world testing this was confirmed with prolonged sensations of pooling and the diaper felt constantly clammy after a wetting.


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: 567 ml (20 oz)
Total Wettings: 2 (1 standing, 1 sitting)
Leaked After Sitting: No
Used to Total Padding Ratio: 100%
Padding to Absorbency Score: 0.5 ml / cm2 (0.11 oz / in2)

Standing-Sitting Rating: 2
The Attends Care Poly diaper performed about as expected on the standing-sitting test. It absorbed the first wetting but felt damp immediately afterwards and the dampness never fully receded (though it did feel a little better over time). The diaper leaked almost immediately after the first wetting while seated; moisture quickly found its way into the sides and leaked through the bottom. It felt completely saturated and resulted in a major leak. I feel this diaper is only good for a single wetting during daily wear at best, but I wouldn’t say it's the worst on the market.


Lying Down

Total Absorbed Volume: 542 ml (19.1 oz)
Total Wettings: 2
Used to Total Padding Ratio: 67%
Padding to Absorbency Score: 0.5 ml / cm2 (0.1 oz / in2)

Lying Down Rating: 3
On the first wetting while lying down the rear of the diaper quickly became saturated and was noticeably wet. There was very little wicking up the front of the diaper (but it has a pretty loose fit, which probably explains it). Surprisingly it didn’t leak as the diaper’s leg gathers prevented the excess from escaping before it could be absorbed; however, even after it was absorbed it felt noticeably damp. I feel there may have been a little pressout had I sat down somewhere after the first wetting. A cloth-backed version of this diaper likely would have leaked at this point, whereas this diaper has a plastic-backing. On the second wetting the back of the diaper was already saturated and there wasn’t a significant amount of absorption. It leaked through the rear leg gathers, but surprisingly the leg gathers held back what would otherwise have been a major leak leaving a puddle covering the saturated padding. This diaper should generally work for a single wetting without leakage while lying down, but certainly wouldn’t handle 2 wettings in this posture. I’ve ranked its performance similar to the Depends Protection with Tabs or Certainty Adult Diapers in this regard, but its leak barriers are less effective than those two.

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


Daily Wear and Bedwetting

The Attends Care Poly diaper showed poor absorbency during testing and was prone to leaking in as little as a single wetting. If wet when lying down this might be less of an issue as the diaper’s leg gathers trap moisture and won’t be under pressure to release it; that in spite of the fact it has no inner leak guards. When sitting down it’s unlikely to avoid leaks if wet. If wet while standing and given proper time to absorb when sitting you might avoid a leak, but I wouldn’t count on it without the use of a booster pad. During daily wear I also found this diaper’s padding would easily fall apart even under a relatively low amount of activity. When used for bed wetting it leaked less but there were still occasional leaks after only a single wetting. This diaper feels best suited for bedwetters who are light wetters or in care home settings where the patient is frequently checked and changed (e.g. wouldn’t be in a wet diaper for long). I would not recommend it for daily wear, even for light wetters, as the padding deteriorates too easily. It really does feel like this diaper was made for use in a hospital or care home setting, having a cheap unit price and being relatively easy to change.


Wear & Tear Tests


Fitting

The Attends Poly diaper features a plastic (PE) backsheet with two double tape fasteners per side. The tapes are relatively small and modestly sticky, but can be reapplied multiple times after they are initially applied.

3.1 Attends Care Poly Fastener

Ease-of-Use Rating: 6

The Attends Poly diaper comes in about average in terms of ease of application. The tapes are small so it can be a challenge to line them up again if you need to reapply. I’ve also found that when first applied you really need to push the tape in otherwise it won’t stick and will slide. Moreover, if you don’t hold the blue lower tape when removing it there’s a tendency for both tapes to become detached. However, it’s not particularly difficult to get a snug and comfortable fit and the tapes won’t slide if well applied when changing.

3.2 Tena Slip Active Fit Ultima Fit


Comfort


Comfort Rating (dry): 8
I found this diaper to be surprisingly comfortable in its dry state. It has a light “airy” feel to it and both the padding and backsheet are quite soft and flexible. This diaper is spacious, so there will tend to be less contact between the skin and the padding. It does become less comfortable over time as the padding has a strong tendency to clump and tear with wear. A particularly interesting aspect of this diaper is that it has a zone of soft material that extends beyond the padding up both its front and rear that’s about 10 cm (4 inches) in diameter. I was surprised to find this diaper was more comfortable than the Attends Care Waistband in spite of seemingly being less featureful.


Comfort Rating (wet): 4
The Attends Poly diaper ranks poorly for wet comfort, although again better than the Attend Waistband diaper. The padding quickly becomes saturated and has serious pressout issues. It will likely cause skin irritation if left wet for long without changing. The main reason I didn’t rank it lower was that the spacious “airy” design somewhat cuts back on the discomfort brought on by the surface dampness, it’s just a shame it isn’t more absorbent.

3.3 Attends Care Poly Topsheet and Backsheet


Durability

Dry Padding Deterioration Proportion: 19.5% (topsheet), 18.8% (backsheet)
Shake Deterioration Test: 3 shakes to deterioration


Durability Rating (dry): 3
The Attends Poly diaper performed only slightly better than the Attends Waistband diaper in terms of dry durability. The padding construct is fairly similar, it’s very light and easy to clump and tear. It gets damaged even with relatively light activity. I feel like this probably aligns with its design in being more for a care home setting where patients are relatively inactive and should be changed frequently. The tapes themselves and the rest of the design holds up alright, but if not removed properly you may tear the backsheet.


Durability Rating (wet): 2
The wet durability of the Attends Poly is again only slightly better than the Attends Waistband. I’ve also noticed, while the wetness indicator is supposed to turn blue when wet it often turns a faded yellow when saturated. It shouldn’t be worn in the wet state for long because it will exhibit a high degree of surface dampness and even more padding will detach leaving more skin against the backsheet.

3.4 Attends Care Poly Diaper Dry Test Deterioration


Discretion Tests


Profile

Front Rise Above Waistline (Jeans, Sweatpants): 7 cm (2.8"), 7 cm (2.8")
Back Rise Above Waistline (Jeans, Sweatpants): 6 cm (2.4"), 6 cm (2.4")
Side Rise Above Waistline (Jeans, Sweatpants): 4 cm (1.6"), 4 cm (1.6")

Profile Discretion Rating: 7
I’ve ranked the Attends Poly similar to the Attends Waistband diaper in terms of profile discretion. If you ignore the noise and tendency to leak, it’s easy to hide under clothing. It does have a pretty high rise above the waistline, but the backsheet is pure white and not particularly obvious compared to normal underwear.

4.1 Attends Care Poly Jeans Profile (left) vs Normal Underwear (right)

4.2 Attends Care Poly Sweatpants Profile (left) vs Normal Underwear (right)

 

Noise

Noise Rating: 3
In spite of being pretty thin, the Attends Poly diaper crinkles like crazy. This can be somewhat dampened when worn under clothing but even the slightest movement will lead to noise. I believe this comes from the padding easily detaching from the backsheet leading to greater friction between the surfaces and making it more likely for the backsheet to fold in on itself. It seems to be a common trend in think plastic-back diapers, where some of the thicker premium ones are surprisingly quiet.

4.3 Attends Care Poly Noise Profile

Odor Reduction

Odor Reduction Rating: 5
The plastic-backing is about the only thing that keeps this diaper from having an even worse rating in terms of odors. It doesn’t have any added fragrance, but odors easily form when the diaper is wet due to the high degree of surface dampness. The plastic-backsheet somewhat keeps it in check but the design doesn’t do much to prevent them from escaping.