With the market for incontinence products being so large, its unavoidable that one cannot know each and every single one of them even in your regional market and this is one of those cases. I picked up the product name only mentioned casually on some forum and then a quick web search led me to their site. Let’s have a look at the Seguna Sensitive Slip.
The product is a custom brand of Medi-Markt, a distributor of medical goods hailing from Mannheim. That being so, you can only order it from their web shop or via some TV sales channel. This being a random, accidental discovery I wasn’t expecting too much, but surprisingly the product holds up better than anticipated.
First we need to get the one critical issue with these diapers out of the way – they are notably undersized. Not in the “it’s the end of the world” sense, but where an average size M comes in at a maximum circumference of about 130 cm, this one is 10 cm short. This may not seem much, but when you think about the required overlap of the wings and positioning the tapes it becomes an issue. At least for me it brings me back to my old problem with the lower tapes barely holding everything together and the leg parts showing a visible split. In the interest of leak prevention this is just not ideal.
Other than that it’s not half bad. For a non-premium product the specs are just fine. The pad is reasonably large and has my much favored sideways extensions in the front, so it’s comfortable to wear and offers enough protection even in unusual sleeping positions. The night version depicted will not hold as much as e.g. a Molicare Super Plus, but if you do not over-extend your wearing time too much, it is sufficient to get you through the night. The thinner daytime variants with only 3 drops of absorbency scale accordingly and work just as well.
Another good thing about this product is that the outer surface stays relatively dry, something which not every breathable/ cotton feel diaper manages. At first the surface feels a bit like cheap cardboard, but there’s nothing to worry – it works. It also adds a certain robustness that allows you to open the tapes and reposition them once or twice despite their being the conventional sticky variety, not velcro.
One slightly puzzling aspect is the intensely printed labeling. I’m all for a bit more color on my “underwear”, but with a bit of finesse. And as usual, when you are sensitive to having your little secret exposed, bright yellow, green and blue peeking out of your jeans is not everyone’s kettle of fish.
All things considered, this diaper is more than okay, especially once you figure in the very reasonable pricing. It has a few limitations and you need to weigh that against your specific needs, but you could do worse. The only caveat may be availability, as naturally such small outlets are even more likely to change their product portfolio than big market players.