I know we've had threads about diapers and brands before, and believe me I've read them all, but I'm at the end of my rope.
First, a brief rant:
Why does a company with a completely wonderful product, unique in design, perfect in just about every way, decide that it needs to be discontinued and replaced with a much inferior but more "modern" version? What goes through the heads of those in charge? Tena Slip Maxi was *the* best diaper on the market, bar none. It was highly absorbent, very thin, and relatively inexpensive for a premium diaper. And because of its plastic shell it did not leak. But of course that meant nothing to the idiots in charge of Tena: they had to switch to cloth covered because everyone else was doing so, even though anyone who actually *wears* cloth-covered diapers can tell you of the universal seepage issue that can't be helped in a premium brand designed to be worn for several hours. Maybe the company needs to take a hint from one of those old diaper stories about hiring college students to test its products by actually using them for a week or two. Then they'd know. ARRGH!
So anyway, I really stocked up when Tena made that announcement, and ever since I have been carefully nursing my ever-dwindling supply, supplementing it with various other brands so that (a) I would only be using the Tenas when I was teaching or in some other public function, and (b) I could continue to search for a replacement. I've tried, I think, every high-end brand on the market, both medical and ABDL. (I honestly don't care if it has babyish designs as long as it *works*.) Still, nothing comes close to the Tena. The best so far has been the A+, but it has the problem of having no waist gathers, which I consider a significant design error. The iD Slip is also pretty good, and I might end up going there, or maybe back to the AbriForm. I've been wearing ABU's Simple, and while they are fine for supplements they don't really work as well for daily use due to thickness and serious crinkliness. Diapers from Rearz are also pretty thick, and anyway I can't afford the insane shipping premium from Canada. (It cost me $30 last time.)
Right now I have a box from XPMedical containing A+, Molicare, Dry24/7, and AbriForm. I'd have gotten iD's too but I can't recall what size I am in that brand and I'm at an odd place: right near the cut-off on a lot of brands.
I guess my reason for writing is this:
Has anyone had great luck with any one of these diapers, or another brand that I'm not thinking about? Here are my basic parameters: I am bladder incontinent. I wear premium diapers b/c I don't feel like changing every time I wet and good diapers can be worn for hours. I need retapable diapers b/c of bowel movements. And I'd *kind of* like it if they didn't draw attention to themselves when I am out and about. I can wear the thickest, noisiest things in the world while lounging at home, but if I'm going out...that's a different story.