Sunday 17 March 2024

Sekure Adult Diaper Review

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



The Sekure Adult Diaper is a Southeast Asian diaper with a cloth-like backsheet and plastic landing zone. This diaper is remarkably similar to the Secure Basic Adult Diaper, even in name. I suspect both are produced by the same manufacturer, given the numerous design similarities. However, this diaper feels to be of a higher quality and the padding is significantly more durable than that of the Secure Basic Diaper. I found this interesting, because the padding is only slightly denser than that of the Secure Basic Diaper, yet it seems to be enough to make a major difference in durability. What’s more, from what I could find, this diaper generally appears to sell for cheaper than the Secure Basic. In fact, the unit price is comparable to what you’d find for many male guards.

In terms of absorbency, this diaper is still only really designed for a single wetting. Beyond that it’s highly likely to leak, and even with a single wetting you’d need to be somewhat mindful of pressout. Admittedly, this wasn’t the most interesting review doing it back to back with the Secure Basic, given all the similarities. However, it did make it glaringly obvious that this would be a much better choice if deciding between the two. In terms of availability, you’re only really going to find this diaper in Southeast Asia and from what I can tell it’s generally sold through online retailers. From a price perspective, it’s so cheap that it’s likely still a competitive choice against higher absorbency diapers and I suspect it sells well for carer environments.

Key Features:

  • Cloth-like backsheet
  • Patterned landing zone
  • Repositionable fasteners
  • Standing inner leak barriers
  • Wetness indicator


  • Strong tapes
  • Comfortable and breathable
  • Low unit price


  • Surface dampness
  • Low absorbency

Product Details

For the purpose of this post I will be reviewing and referring to the medium/large-sized Sekure Adult Diaper. However, other available sizes are listed below:


Brand: Sekure
Manufacturer: TAISUN VIETNAM CO., LTD.
Origin: Vietnam
Units Per Bag: 10
Cost Per Unit: $
Dimensions (L x W x H): 23 cm (9.1") x 16 cm (6.3") x 24 cm (9.5")
Weight: 0.93 kg (2.04 lbs)
Available Sizes: M-L, L-XL
Advertised Absorbency: Moderate (750 ml)

1.1 Sekure Adult Diaper Packaging


Backsheet: Cloth-like (non-woven)
Wetness Indicator: Yes (small blue dots 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: Yes
Outer Color: White (purple landing zone with stripes of varying shades)
Inner Color: White
Front Waistband: No
Rear Waistband: No
Folded Thickness: 2.5 cm (0.98")
Folded Length: 23 cm (9.1")
Dry Weight: 100 g (3.5 oz)
Fragrance: No
Diaper Dimensions (L x fW x mW x bW): 77.5 cm (30.5") x 65 cm (25.6") x 28 cm (11") x 65 cm (25.6")
Wing Shape (Front, Rear): Rectangular, Rectangular
Padding Dimensions (L x fW x mW x bW): 61 cm (24") x 32 cm (12.6") x 18 cm (7.1") x 41 cm (16.1")
Padding Wing Dimensions (fPW x fPH x bPW x bPH): 7 cm (2.8") x 12 cm (4.7") x 11.5 cm (4.5") x 17 cm (6.7")
Padding Wing Shape (Front, Rear): Semicircle, Semicircle
Total Padding Area: 1657 cm2 (257 in2)
Tape Spacing (t1 x t2): 5 cm (2") x 13 cm (5.1")
Tape (W x L): 4 cm (1.6") x 2.5 cm (1")

1.2 Sekure Adult Diaper

Laboratory Absorbency Tests

Total Absorption Volume (after press out): 680 ml (24 oz)
Total Absorption Volume (before press out): 700 ml (24.7 oz)
Time to Absorb Wettings (first to last): (76 s, 66 s, 90 s)
Wet Folded Thickness: 3 cm (1.2")
Used to Total Padding Ratio: 77%
Total Padding to Absorbency Ratio: 0.41 ml / cm2 (0.09 oz / in2)
Press Out Volume: 20 ml (0.71 oz)

Surface Dampness Rating: 3

The Sekure diaper was hardly a top performer when it came to surface dampness. During the lab test there was noticeable moisture after only a single wetting. That said, during real world testing the relatively wide padding and distribution channels meant it didn’t feel nearly as damp as you might expect. The most noticeable aspect of it during real world testing was the relatively slow absorption rate and tendency for pooling.

2.1 Wet vs Dry Diaper After Capacity Test

2.2 Used vs Unused Padding After Capacity Test

"Real World" Absorbency Tests

Posture Tests


Total Absorbed Volume: 525 ml (18.5 oz)
Total Wettings: (1 standing, 1 sitting)
Leaked After Sitting: No
Used to Total Padding Ratio: 78%
Padding to Absorbency Score: 0.32 ml / cm2 (0.07 oz / in2)

Standing-Sitting Rating: 3
The Sekure diaper performed reasonably well when tested while standing and sitting. The first wetting while standing was absorbed quickly, though with some temporary pooling. The padding was wide and absorbent enough that it was distributed without feeling particularly damp. Upon sitting shortly after there was no sign of leakage and it still felt quite breathable. There was still a lot of dry padding at the front and rear. On the second wetting, while seated, moisture quickly pooled at the front of the diaper and eventually some pushed out into the wings resulting in a leak near rear left leg gathers. At this point the front and mid-padding felt completely saturated while there was still a significant amount of dry padding at the rear. All in all, this diaper performed better than the Secure Basic diaper in spite of its similar appearance and I’d expect it to generally manage at least one wetting without leaking.

Lying Down

Total Absorbed Volume: 675 ml (23.8 oz)
Total Wettings: 2
Used to Total Padding Ratio: 82%
Padding to Absorbency Score: 0.41 ml / cm2 (0.09 oz / in2)

Lying Down Rating: 5

The Sekure diaper performed better than expected when lying down. The first wetting was fully absorbed with no obvious leaks. Initially there was substantial pooling, which was eventually distributed through the rear padding and absorbed. It still felt quite damp after it was all absorbed but the highly breathable design somewhat mitigated that and eventually I didn’t notice. Interestingly the front padding remained mostly dry. Like with the Secure Basic diaper, I feel a big part of this was due to the leak barriers as the padding is quite thin. On the second wetting there was once again substantial pooling, a bit was absorbed but the padding felt quite saturated and squishy. Eventually moisture started gathering near the leg gathers and a bit escaped so I stopped the test at that. Under pressure it surely would have leaked much earlier, but lying down the barriers do a good job at holding back the moisture. This diaper is probably absorbent enough to handle a single overnight wetting without leaking, but it’s far from foolproof.

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

Daily Wear and Bedwetting

The Sekure Adult Diaper is pretty much a better version of the Secure Basic Adult Diaper. It has a “hybrid” design with a cloth-like backsheet and plastic landing zone/tapes. I had pretty low expectations for this diaper after some of the issues I ran into with its counterpart. However, it exceeded my expectations for the most part with the tapes more adjustable and padding more resilient than the Secure Basic. In general, I found it better suited for wear when lying down or bedwetting than daily wear. In either case, I feel it will generally manage at least one full wetting before leakage is a concern. But, when worn for daily wear I’d be a bit more concerned about pressout moisture causing leaks. The big advantage this diaper has is its extensive padding. So even though it’s not particularly thick/absorbent any moisture will have to work its way through a lot of padding before it could leak. Beyond a single wetting I would say it’s highly likely to leak. For me, I found it was sufficient for bedwetting as I often only wet once while asleep and might otherwise wake up before further wettings if I’m careful about fluid intake. So I didn’t experience any leaks with it and on several occasions I woke up without realizing it had even been wet until I looked at the wetness indicator. Had I tested further I suspect eventually I’d find it isn’t fool proof, yet it could also be improved with booster pads. During daily wear I think it would be a fine choice for moderate incontinence. It won’t be as good for heavier incontinence and I noticed pressout surface dampness far more during daily wear. Its lack of odor resistance would also be more of an issue during daily wear. All said, it turned out to be a more interesting diaper to review than I’d expected and surprisingly effective for the ridiculously low unit price.

Suitability for Bowel Incontinence: 7

The Sekure diaper is similar to the Secure Basic diaper when it comes to suitability for bowel incontinence. It loses some marks due to the cloth-like backsheet and weakness in terms of odor containment. On the plus side, it has decent leak guards and extensive rear padding. It’s also a bit better than the Secure Basic in that the padding is more durable. That said, there are definitely better diapers for this, like the BetterDry or Forsite AM/PM.

Wear & Tear Tests


The Sekure diaper is a “hybrid” diaper very similar to the Secure Basic diaper. Both feature a cloth-like backsheet with adhesive tapes and a plastic landing zone. As such it has a breathable design combined with the security you get from the stronger adhesive tapes of a plastic backed diaper. The tapes on this diaper grip very firmly to the landing zone, but I found them slightly easier to adjust than the Secure Basic diaper.

3.1 Sekure Adult Diaper Fastener

Ease-of-Use Rating: 9

The Sekure diaper is nearly identical to the Secure Basic diaper, but better quality. For this reason, I give it a slight edge in terms of ease-of-use. It has a very similar patterned landing zone, which makes it easy to consistently get a snug fit. In my experience, I found the padding held up better and the tapes were less likely to get stuck and tear during refastening than the Secure Basic tapes and padding. Otherwise, it has decent leak guards and a wetness indicator, which helps in caregiver environments.

3.1 Sekure Adult Diaper Fit


Comfort Rating (dry): 9

The Sekure diaper wins high marks for comfort in its dry state. This diaper is highly comfortable and the tapes hold strong, giving it a snug fit. The padding and backsheet are particularly soft. Unlike the Sekure Basic, the padding in this diaper held up far better in terms of wear and tear in its dry state. For this reason I rank it much better with respect to dry comfort.

Comfort Rating (wet): 7

The Sekure diaper performed better than the Secure Basic when it came to wet comfort but still demonstrated surface dampness early on. On the plus side, although the padding was susceptible to surface dampness it didn’t feel particularly damp after a single wetting. Moreover, this diaper proved quite durable and I didn’t notice much change in padding consistency when wet compared to its dry state. I didn’t notice much in terms of sagging, clumping or tearing, at least not in a way to affect its comfort. All in all, I felt it was perhaps average or slightly above average in terms of wet comfort.

3.3 Sekure Adult Diaper Topsheet and Backsheet


Dry Padding Deterioration Proportion: 7.7% (topsheet), 7.3% (backsheet)
Shake Deterioration Test: 6 shakes to deterioration

Durability Rating (dry): 7
The Sekure diaper proved considerably more durable than the Secure Basic in spite of the surface similarities. This was particularly true for the padding and tapes. After considerable wear and tear I found relatively minor damage to the padding, generally away from the core area of absorption. The tapes also proved better than Secure Basic and I found it held up decently to multiple refastenings with limited weakening. However, the wetness indicator was somewhat susceptible to sweat and minor drips/dribbles.

Durability Rating (wet): 7

The Sekure diaper was similar in its wet state compared to its dry state and again more durable than the Secure Basic. I only noticed modest padding deterioration with the core area generally keeping in good condition. Like the Secure Basic diaper, the tapes on this diaper have a strong fit and don’t shift with wear. I didn’t notice much in the way of sagging, albeit, given the limited absorbency.

3.4 Sekure Adult Diaper Dry Test Deterioration

Discretion Tests


Front Rise Above Waistline (Jeans, Sweatpants): 4 cm (1.6"), 5 cm (2")
Back Rise Above Waistline (Jeans, Sweatpants): 5.5 cm (2.1"), 5 cm (2")
Side Rise Above Waistline (Jeans, Sweatpants): 4.5 cm (1.8"), 5 cm (2")

Profile Discretion Rating: 8

The Sekure diaper has a discreet profile, particularly at the front. I didn’t notice the diaper at all from the front, but there was a bit of a diaper bulge at the rear. Even so, the diaper has a snug fit and the padding is relatively thin so it will easily disappear when worn under underwear or meshpants. Otherwise, the most noticeable aspect of this diaper is the rise above the waistline, but this is generally easier to hide and it has a plain white fabric-like appearance.

4.1 Sekure Jeans Profile (left) vs Normal Underwear (right)

4.2 Sekure Adult Diaper Sweats Profile (left) vs Normal Underwear (right) 


Noise Rating: 6

The Sekure diaper has the same design as the Secure Basic with a plastic landing zone that’s susceptible to rustling. So, in spite of its cloth-like backsheet, this diaper will not be as easy to hide as other such diapers when it comes to noise. This is particularly true when standing up or sitting down, though it could be somewhat concealed when worn under thicker clothing.

4.3 Sekure Noise Profile

Odor Reduction

Odor Reduction Rating: 4
The Sekure diaper is again the same as the Secure Basic in terms of odor reduction, even if it is slightly more durable and absorbent. I found it susceptible to surface dampness and thus more susceptible to odors. Also, the cloth-like backsheet and gaps don’t do much to prevent the escape of odors. For these reasons I rank it at the lower end of the scale when it comes to odor reduction.