Determining the Quality of Incontinence Products: Disposable Underwear/Pull-Ons
(Please note that the products cited for examples below may not be available forever from the manufacturer and if this is the case, our customer service will gladly find you a comparable replacement.)
With thousands of options out there, it can be difficult to know what kind of quality of adult incontinence product you are getting without simply opening the package and finding out. Many brands help both your comfort level and your pocketbook by offering tiers of quality in their products. Some would call this a “Good, Better, Best” system. We offer all ranges of quality and prices in our incontinence products and our customer service will be glad to help you find what you are looking for.
Starting with “Good” means that a product will perform to expectation but not exceed expectations. It will be comfortable and less expensive that other items by the brand but it might not offer all the bells and whistles of a “Better” or “Best” product. An example of a “Good” incontinence adult disposable underwear is Per-Fit® Protective Underwear. These come with many features of the Prevail brand to absorb moisture, protect the skin, and be comfortable. For the price, these are a good pull-on for those with moderate to heavy incontinence.
A “Better” product will exceed expectations by usually offering more skin protection through breathability, wicking, or a stronger wetness absorber, while being more cloth-like and comfortable. An example in the same brand that is similar is the Prevail® Underwear for Women or the Prevail® Underwear for Men. These are a “Better” product because they are anatomically designed for women or men. These pull-ons are more padded in the appropriate area for a man or a woman giving more absorbency and feel cloth-like for breathability. These are designed to be just like regular underwear for dignity. The anatomical design is what makes these a “Better” product.
A “Best” product may cost more but have all the additions one could think of, and more, to make the product top of the line, best for the user, and easiest for the caregiver. An example in this brand of a “Best” product would be Prevail® Protective Underwear - Adjustable, Extra, and Super Plus. Although there are several variations here, they are designed to be the most absorbent, have adjustable sizes, and optimum skin breathability depending on what style you buy.
Any of these products are going to perform as needed to fight the symptoms of incontinence. The real difference is that there may be additions or design differences that add on to the basic “Good” product. These add-ons define the “Better” and “Best” products. They are all designed to meet the needs of an incontinent person and all are workable options within your budget.