Saturday 20 April 2024

Jessa Diskret Flex Slip Adult Diaper Review

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


 

Summary

The Jessa Diskret Flex Slip is a diaper produced by Attends for dm-Drogerie, a drugstore that can be found throughout Central and Eastern Europe. This diaper features stretchable sides, with a single tape per side rather than the typical two tabbed design found in most adult diapers. Unlike the Attends Slip Active, this diaper has a cloth-like backsheet. In terms of North American diapers it most closely resembles thes Tena Super Stretch, but it has leak guards and the fit is a bit looser. I also found it to be softer than that diaper with the padding and backsheet being quite breathable and comfortable. It appears to be relatively limited in terms of sizing with only a Medium and Large from what I could tell and the medium fits on the larger side. As a store bought diaper, it’s relatively compact and easy to find, but I do feel it's a bit on the pricey side for what you get in terms of absorbency (about 1 wetting before leaks).

As an aside, I’d like to extend a special thanks to Gregory for the generous donation, which will go toward our next round of review purchases!


Key Features:

  • Cloth-like backsheet
  • Stretchable side fasteners
  • Standing inner leak barriers
  • Wetness indicator

Pros:

  • Highly breathable
  • Soft/comfortable material

Cons:

  • Surface dampness
  • Limited sizing

Product Details

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


Packaging

Brand: Jessa (dm-drogerie markt)
Manufacturer: Attends Healthcare AB
Origin: Sweden
Units Per Bag: 10
Cost Per Unit: $$
Dimensions (L x W x H): 20 cm (7.9") x 17 cm (6.7") x 20 cm (7.9")
Weight: 0.90 kg (1.98 lbs)
Available Sizes: M, L
Advertised Absorbency: 700~900 ml


1.1 Jessa Diskret Flex Slip Adult Diaper Packaging

Diaper

Backsheet: Cloth-like (non-woven)
Wetness Indicator: Yes (blue text down the middle, fades when wet)
Standing Inner Leak Guards: Yes
Leg Gathers: Yes
Product Style: Stretch Sides Brief
Refastenable Tabs: Yes
Number of Tapes: 1
Repositionable Tabs: Yes
Outer Color: White
Inner Color: White
Front Waistband: No
Rear Waistband: No
Folded Thickness: 2.2 cm (0.85")
Folded Length: 20 cm (7.9")
Dry Weight: 92 g (3.3 oz)
Fragrance: No
Diaper Dimensions (L x fW x mW x bW): 78 cm (30.7") x 38 cm (15") x 25 cm (9.8") x 71 cm (28")
Wing Shape (Front, Rear): Rectangular, Rectangular
Padding Dimensions (L x fW x mW x bW): 61 cm (24") x 21 cm (8.3") x 15 cm (5.9") x 27 cm (10.6")
Padding Wing Dimensions (fPW x fPH x bPW x bPH): 3 cm (1.2") x 11 cm (4.3") x 6 cm (2.4") x 19 cm (7.5")
Padding Wing Shape (Front, Rear): Semicircle, Semicircle
Total Padding Area: 1209 cm2 (187 in2)
Tape Spacing (t1): 2.5 cm (1")
Tape (W x L): 6 cm (2.4") x 4.5 cm (1.8")

 

1.2 Jessa Diskret Flex Slip Adult Diaper


Laboratory Absorbency Tests

Total Absorption Volume (after press out): 983 ml (34.7 oz)
Total Absorption Volume (before press out): 808 ml (28.5 oz)
Time to Absorb Wettings (first to last): (63 s, 57 s, 61 s)
Wet Folded Thickness: 4 cm (1.6")
Used to Total Padding Ratio: 94%
Total Padding to Absorbency Ratio: 0.67 ml / cm2 (0.15 oz / in2)
Press Out Volume: 175 ml (6.17 oz)

Surface Dampness Rating: 4

The Jessa Diskret wasn’t particularly well built for resisting surface dampness. During the lab test there was demonstrable moisture on the paper towel test after the first wetting and considerably more afterward. In real world testing I also found the padding to be a bit susceptible to surface dampness and it was noticeable when wet.




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: 538 ml (20.6 oz)
Total Wettings: (1 standing, 2 sitting)
Leaked After Sitting: No
Used to Total Padding Ratio: 59%
Padding to Absorbency Score: 0.48 ml / cm2 (0.11 oz / in2)

Standing-Sitting Rating: 6
The Jessa Diskret performed relatively well during the standing-sitting test. The first wetting while standing was quickly absorbed with little lingering dampness. Upon sitting shortly afterward there was no sign of leakage and little in the way of pressout. The diaper felt quite comfortable and breathable and most of the front/back padding was still dry. The second wetting while seated quickly filled the front padding but didn’t spill past the leak guards or into the wings and didn’t appear to have any initial leaks though there was definitely moisture pushing at the mid-section leak guards.There was still plenty of dry padding at the rear. On the third wetting there was finally a leak through the front leg gathers so I ended the test at that, but I was surprised how well the leak guards and moisture distribution had held up to that point. Surprisingly, the rear padding was still mostly dry so it appears there was a bit of a damming effect preventing moisture from reaching it. I’d generally expect the Jessa Diskret to manage a single wetting during daily wear without leaks, but generally 2 wettings would probably be pushing it.


Lying Down

Total Absorbed Volume: 733 ml (25.9 oz)
Total Wettings: 2
Used to Total Padding Ratio: 81%
Padding to Absorbency Score: 0.61 ml / cm2 (0.14 oz / in2)

Lying Down Rating: 6

The Jessa Diskret diaper had no problem fully absorbing the first wetting while lying down. It was absorbed quickly and distributed through the rear padding. The front padding stayed relatively dry with most moisture ending up in the rear padding. Afterward the diaper still felt quite breathable, though the surface dampness at the rear was more noticeable. On the second wetting there was a substantial leak through the rear leg gathers and I ended the test at that. While the first wetting had little in the way of pooling, I noticed it much more on the second wetting as the rear padding had clearly hit capacity. In spite of that, there was still a bit of unused padding at the front, albeit it was pretty thin anyway. I expect this diaper will have no trouble with a single wetting while lying down, but I wouldn’t expect it to absorb more than that.

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


Daily Wear and Bedwetting

The Jessa Diskret Flex Slip diaper certainly fits the profile of a diaper you’d buy in a drugstore with relatively low absorbency. However, it has a decent quality construction and is incredibly soft and comfortable. I found it similar to the Tena Stretch Super in North America, but this diaper has the advantage of inner leak guards compared with that one. However, in terms of diapers available in Central/Eastern Europe I feel like the Duchesse Med Flexi Slip comes out on top for overall performance. I found the materials to be quite skin friendly and never had any chafing or irritation when wearing this diaper. In terms of absorbency, I expect it will generally absorb at least a single wetting during daily wear, though I would be a little worried about pressout during a heavy wetting if seated. Likewise, if worn for bedwetting, where I feel it will perform a little more consistently, albeit with about a single wetting capacity limit. I found this diaper to be quite discreet when out and about. It’s completely silent and pretty easy to hide under clothing. It’s also easy to attach and reattach the tapes for times when you are able to make it to the bathroom. However, you need to be careful that the backsheet doesn’t fold inward under the stretchable sides when you’re applying or reapplying it. Also, the tapes sometimes come a bit loose and can stick to your outer clothing so you need to make sure you’ve firmly planted the tape during changes. I’d recommend this diaper for less active individuals who are able to change after a single wetting but it likely won’t work as well during active wear, given the tape weakness.


Suitability for Bowel Incontinence: 5

I rank the Jessa Diskret diaper above the Tena Stretch Super when it comes to suitability for bowel incontinence largely due to its inclusion of standing inner leak guards. The clothlike backsheet and relatively loose fit make it less than optimal for fecal management. It doesn’t have front or rear waistbands and is relatively weak when it comes to pressout moisture.


Wear & Tear Tests


Fitting

The Jessa Diskret diaper has stretchable sides with hook and loop fasteners mixed with adhesive tape on each side. I’ve found it fits a little on the large side with the tapes nearly meeting in the middle in my case. The fit is quite similar to the Tena Super Stretch diaper, though the tapes are a little narrower. Otherwise they are of a decent quality but don’t have a particularly firm grip. They can be repositioned and refastened multiple times.

3.1 Jessa Diskret Flex Slip Fastener

Ease-of-Use Rating: 7

I rank the Jessa Diskret about the same as the Tena Super Stretch when it comes to ease-of-use. It fits a little on the large size. In my case, the medium fits much looser than I typically would have liked and the tapes sat quite near each other in the middle. I think this design combined with the limited number of sizes could make it a challenge to find an optimal fit for many. I also found the front backsheet had a tendency to fold inward under the tapes after application. Aside from that, it’s quite easy to use with tapes that can be reattached multiple times without much trouble and a form that snugly wraps the wearer’s body.

3.1 Jessa Diskret Flex Slip Fit

Comfort


Comfort Rating (dry): 9

The Jessa Diskret proved highly breathable to the point I barely noticed I was wearing it. Also, unlike many other diapers with stretch sides, I never had any issues with the tabs on this diaper making contact with my skin. My main complaint would be that the tapes don’t have super firm grip so it can be tough to maintain a snug fit. Also, you need to be a bit careful when applying it because the front backsheet can fold inward under the tapes. Otherwise, the padding didn’t show much in the way of clumping or tearing. Both the padding and backsheet materials are also very soft, amongst the softest on the market in my opinion.


Comfort Rating (wet): 8

I rank the Jessa Diskret slightly lower when it comes to wet comfort. While it did remain quite comfortable and breathable when wet, I found the padding to be somewhat susceptible to dampness/pressout moisture. Otherwise the padding itself held up fairly well when wet and I didn’t encounter issues with clumping or tearing. Also, in spite of its relatively loose fit I found it wasn’t particularly susceptible to sagging and otherwise held up decently.

3.3 Jessa Diskret Flex Slip Topsheet and Backsheet

Durability

Dry Padding Deterioration Proportion: 6.2% (topsheet), 12% (backsheet)
Shake Deterioration Test: 3 shakes to deterioration


Durability Rating (dry): 8
The Jessa Diskret proved quite resistant in the dry durability test with relatively little padding deterioration after many hours of wear. All deterioration was at the edge of the padding with no real clumping or tearing in the core padding. The tapes were a bit more problematic as I found they didn’t have a particularly strong grip and could lose some adhesiveness over time. Even so, the tapes held up well enough to prevent sagging and I never had them come completely undone. I feel the looser fit could be somewhat mitigated with the addition of waistbands.


Durability Rating (wet): 8

Wet durability was similar to dry durability in the Jessa Diskret. There wasn’t much in the way of additional deterioration. The padding appears slightly clumpy when wet but not so much that it was detaching. The tapes also continued to hold up when wet and there wasn’t much in the way of sagging. All in all, this diaper is quite durable, but still far from the top performers, largely on the part of the tape weakness.

3.4 Jessa Diskret Flex Slip 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): 5 cm (2"), 4 cm (1.6")
Side Rise Above Waistline (Jeans, Sweatpants): 4 cm (1.6"), 3 cm (1.2")

Profile Discretion Rating: 8

In spite of its apparent loose fit, I found this diaper quite easy to conceal under clothing and I rate it highly for profile discretion. It was a little more noticeable at the rear, but the padding sits low enough that there isn’t a significant bulge. If worn under underwear or meshpants I imagine it will be even easier to conceal and I doubt anyone will notice if worn outside.


4.1 Jessa Diskret Flex Slip Jeans Profile (left) vs Normal Underwear (right)

4.2 Jessa Diskret Flex Slip Sweats Profile (left) vs Normal Underwear (right) 


Noise

Noise Rating: 9

I found the Jessa Diskret diaper to be exceptionally quiet, with only a slight rustling sound when standing or sitting and little noise when walking. I highly doubt anyone would hear this diaper if worn out, particularly under thicker clothing.

4.3 Jessa Diskret Flex Slip Noise Profile

Odor Reduction

Odor Reduction Rating: 6
The padding in the Jessa Diskret seemed apt at neutralizing odors and I suspect this to be a core feature of the padding. During general wear I rarely noticed odors when wet. However, the cloth-like backsheet, lack of waistbands, and relatively large gaps mean there would be ample room for odors to escape. It also has some susceptibility to surface dampness, which will also contribute to odors over time. For this reason, I rank it a little lower than I might otherwise rank a diaper with such padding.


1 comment:

  1. These used to be really good. In the beginning there was M/L size which was a copy of attends waistband slip L10 absorption. I guess the margin on those where not so great, so they got replaced by M8 attends and that matches the results you found here. The L10 could easily go to 1500ml with very high amount of SAP. Now I skip these ones when in shop in Germany. Much better ones in supermarkets in Europe these days like serenity maxi.

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