At long last we have arrived at our last product review of “real” diapers from Attends‘ line of products (for the time being; of course there’s still their pull-ups and inserts that we may have a look at some day and they may always change their products or come up with new ones, necessitating a re-visit of the topic). This time we’re dealing with the Attends Slip Regular Plus.
This is not to be confused with the normal Slip Regular. It’s in fact a completely different product in every way – different measurements, different materials, different feel.
Being marketed as their product for most severe incontinence cases, the first distinction is the foil surface. As my recent reviews of the breathable “summer” variants like the Adjustable have shown, that’s not a bad idea for overall stability and shape retention and of course the rationale for heavy incontinence is that it better isolates the liquid inside, at least in theory. Combined with the typical Attends absorbent padding this should allow some extra headroom, should it not? Which brings us to a point: It does not! While I stay away from “obscure science” like weighing my full diapers, the difference between the Regular and Regular Plus in terms of how much they can take in is at best negligible.
That’s of course a bit of a bummer, given the higher price per piece to which the fewer items per package translate at nearly identical prices, so does it compensate for this with other things? One of the good aspects is the relatively stable and tensile foil. It allows you to reposition the adhesive tapes a few times when initially putting the diaper on without ripping if you only gently fix them in place initially. Even after wearing the product a while and the tapes having taken on their full stickiness it is often possible to carefully pull them off again. This can come in handy since the foil really barely stretches and you may want to loosen it up around the legs occasionally to avoid marks on your skin. That’s perhaps also a bit of a disadvantage since you can’t “pull out” that extra centimeter. The foil just isn’t malleable enough.
The fit for me is okay, but not optimal. The size tends to be on the lower end of the scale, so it’s a bit short in places and the wings on the side tend to show a split at the very bottom. This diaper is definitely more for smaller and/ or skinnier people than me. Aside from this, the biggest issue remains the price – 14 pieces of this vs. a Slip Regular M10 with 26 pieces for nearly the same price and with almost identical absorption will not always swing in favor of the more expensive product if their is no other reason for it…