Wellness Brief Superio Signature Series
Size Medium First Generation.
Before I get into the diaper itself Let me show you how the come as many members often often ask how discrete the package is. This is the first positive thing about the new Wellness Brief Superio Signature Series diapers. The box itself is fairly plain and only has basic information that really does not divulge what the box contains. The address label is also discrete.
The package itself is a plain white plastic bag with a giant sticker on it.
Appearance, Size and Features :
The diaper itself is very different from the regular Wellness diaper in that it is white while the other medium is blue.
The wetness indicators are also completely different.
This diaper is also pretty thin given that the manufacturer claims that it will last 8-12 hours.
Folded it is about 3/4” Here is a comparison: Wellness, Wellness Superio, Tena Maxi Slip, and Abena M4
The back of the diaper is about 24” wide while the front is 25.5” wide. The diaper is just over 30” long.
The crotch is 12” wide.
The padding runs about 24” long, 10.5” wide in the front and about 14” wide in the back.
The diaper has double stick tapes.
The diaper probably has the most generous leak guards I have seen on a diaper, stretching over 2” Compare that to other premium diapers. Regular Wellness about 1.25”, Abena M4 .75” and Tena Maxi Slip at just under 1”.
The diaper gets a new plastic cover that has a “waffle” texture.
Performance And Fit:
As far as fit goes, we are all different, so every diaper fits everyone a little different. Being about 5'8” with a 30” waist and 130Lbs, I'm in one of those in between sizes. Most smalls are too small and most mediums are just a little too big. Wellness has different sizing compared to most diaper companies. This Medium diaper is said to fit 24”-36” waist. Most medium diapers are 31”-32” at the low end. I am right in the middle of the range of this diaper so just like the other Wellness diaper, the fit is pretty good. Odd note: Both Wellness diapers are about the same size but the new Superio diaper seems to have everything shifted toward the front. Dry this diaper is easy to conceal under normal clothing, completely soaked your going to have issues hiding the fact you are wearing a diaper.
A lot of members here have complained about the other Wellness diapers, mainly the fact that the plastic is too thin. So thin in fact the the SAP in the diaper would poke tiny holes in the diaper. I was hoping that hey would fix that with the new diapers. Well they sort of fixed it. This diaper has a new outer cover that reminds me of disposable vinyl table cloth. The plastic in not the same super slick like on the other Wellness diaper but has kind of a “waffle” or “diamond” pattern on it. It sill is super thin but I did not have issues of SAP coming through. This diaper is very quiet for being a poly backed diaper.
I guess the question next on every ones mind is how much can you wet in it. Well a whole lot. Most diapers use a combination of SAP, (Super Absorbent Polymers,) and wood pulp, (or something similar.)
The general thought is the wood pulp is fast absorbing, but low capacity. SAP has a high capacity to absorb liquid be needs time for the crystals to absorb and turn into gel, locking away the water so the diaper wont leak when pressure is applied. Wellness diaper are all SAP and that also make it unique. (pun) The SAP they use absorbs super quick. I even did a full bladder release while sitting in an adirondack and no leaks. I am defiantly giving partial credit to the leg gathers here, as they are the tallest and most effective of any diaper I have tried.
I wore several of these in various circumstances. Lounging around, home improvement project, going to the sore, walking the dogs and never had this diaper leak on my. The day I did my home improvement project I had it on all day. The diaper managed to hold my first morning pee, several cups of coffee, my juice breakfast/lunch, normal water intake, a couple of beers in the afternoon. All this activity and no leaks. The only reason I took it off was that it was time to clean up and shower.
This this could be one of the all time great diapers, but..... It has several issues. The biggest problem is the plastic. It is simply too thin. Once wet you could easily poke a whole in it. For those you who like to have a “good time” in your diaper, that could be a bad plan. I highly suggest a diaper cover of some sort if you are doing any sort of rough housing, and be prepared for a mess to clean up. There simply is no way to have a diaper with such a high capacity, with no wood pulp, and a super thin poly cover to ever be able to keep its shape when highly soaked. When soaked, wearing this diaper is like wearing a plastic filled with gel. When wearing jeans I experienced the SAP pooling down each leg and there is simply no way to hide that. The other big problem is the tapes. I had no issues with them coming undone but they can not be refastened even though they are double stick tapes. I suspect this is a machine tolerance issue rather than a design issue and supposedly will be fixed on the next production run.
All in all this is a great diaper, despite some severe issues that hopefully with be fixed in the near future. The retail price is $119.97 fro a case of 54 which is just nuts for a diaper with major issues. On the wellness site the sell for $69.97. I found a coupon on line for 10% off and free shipping bringing the final cost $1.48 per diaper. Abena M4 from XP medical cost $1.42 plus shipping. Still a bit high but if they fix the issues I would put them right next to premium diapers like the M4. If you love super squishy diapers give these a try.
I have to break this up in multiple parts due to the number of photos. Tomorrow I will post the "MAX Test"