Continuing our exploration and evaluation of some more off-beat products, today’s menu has the Beesana Superslip Comfort in store. As far as naming conventions go, Comfort of course often translates to “barely meeting the minimum standards compliance of your health insurance” and everything above that then get’s called Premium or similar, but let’s not get distracted too much by that. Perhaps there’s something worthwile here, after all?
In my review of the BetterDry I complained about the lack of finesse in the package design, but here’s an example of how to do it even worse. It is literally just one stop short of the plain white wrap/ bags with stickers that you find on bulk ware intended for medical institutions or other mass users. The only reason that is forgivable is that Meditrade as a medical supply distributor target exactly this kind of clientele and they may not care.
The product is only available in sizes M and L depicted above, anyway. On that subject, while we’re there, the fit needs mentioning. The products are considerably undersized, so far in fact that I’m inclined to think that my usual size M is almost a size S. The larger size L is more forgiving in that regard. It’s really a bit weird – when I put on a size M of this product, there’s actually a few areas where it sits perfectly snug and almost airtight, making you think it would be ideal with no leakage, but then there’s other parts that you can’t get closed or that split up because the foil is a bit too short and tension gets to strong.
The fit issues are compounded by the foil, which is strangely resilient and extremely smooth and allows the tapes to come off easily. On any other day I would consider this a good thing, but the tapes are already rather weak, so having them slide on the glossy surface is not really useful. On the other hand, the same glossiness may have a certain attraction to some people as may the rather loud and crinkly noises. This is not consistent, though, and seems to vary from batch to batch plus this phenomenon seems limited to the blue size M. The size L version has a much softer and matter foil.
As I noted in this review, such lower-end products are usually meant to be changed regularly or at best as a temporary stop-gap measure in some situations like during long surgeries. That being the case, you simply cannot expect too much in terms of absorbency. The pad here is no thicker than a terry cloth towel and accordingly only holds as much, even if the shape of the pad is pretty decent. In combination with the aforementioned tight fit there could be potential for a better product. As it stands, I used up my single testing pack for those two or three hours after supper until you put on your nighttime diaper.
While in a crunch I wouldn’t send someone away who offered me a pack of those diapers, there’s not much reason to get them otherwise. It might be fun for experimenting around with the rustling foil and it may hold for that two hour drive when you visit your grandparents, but all things considered, there’s not much there. It’s as rudimentary as it gets and doesn’t offer any incentive to use it on a regular basis. Its only saving grace is the very low price, but then again the old logic applies: If you have to change a cheap diaper twice in the same time when you change a slightly more expensive product only once, you may still have burned money.