Hey all. I just received a package of Medium Secure X-Pluses to try out, so I thought I'd include them in my diaper comparison. Sorry about being somewhat redundant with the picture, but it strikes me as most useful to have a side-by-side comparison of different brands on the same 'model' (ie, me ).
Top: Dry 24/7, Sm/Med
Middle: Abena X-Plus, Med
Bottom: Secure X-Plus, Med
My review of the Secure X-Plus diaper:
As already stated by several others, the Secure X-Plus is somewhat thinner than the Abena X-Plus (and definitely thinner than the Dry 24/7). This is likely due to less wood pulp 'wicking' material in the Secure; as a result, the Secure is slower to wick than the Abena. Sitting down in the Secure immediately after a large flooding (particularly if the diaper is already wet) is not recommended; give it a few minutes for the gel to lock in moisture. However, once this happens, you'll be hard pressed to, uhm, press out any wetness.
The Secure seems on par with an Abena in terms of absorbency. If I had to make a call without doing any tests though, I'd say the Abena can hold a bit more. (And for reference, as long as one is not a "front-wetter," the Dry 24/7 seems capable of holding more than either the Abena or Secure).
The padding distribution seems more even than on either the Dry 24/7 and Abena, with the Secure favoring neither the front (like an Abena) nor the backside (like the Dry 24/7). The Secure X-Plus is soft like one would expect of a quality diaper; it is closest to an Abena in this category (the Dry 24/7's remain the absolute softest disposables I have ever tried).
In terms of noise, the plastic on the Secure X-Plus is very quiet. However, the front taping panel creates a significant amount of rustle; it should be fine under jeans though.
Possibly the best aspect of the Secure X-Plus is its refasten-ability. The tapes are hands-down better than those of an Abena or a Dry 24/7 because they can be refastened several times and will still not lose their tackiness and holding ability. Furthermore, the location where the tape may be refastened is not limited to small "landing zones" created by the double-tapes of an Abena or Dry 24/7--on these, if the diaper is tightened by placing the secondary tapes onto the plastic and not the top of the "landing zone" tapes, they cannot be further refastened as they will rip the plastic. Also, the white tapes do not stick to the plastic as well as they stick to the "landing zone" tapes. On the Secure X-Plus, however, the landing zone area is very large and provides a large space for multiple refastening.
Finally, the Secure has a rather low cut for a diaper--its back waistband is smaller than that of an Abena or Dry 24/7, making it less apt to poke above the top of ones pants. Also, the waistband rustles less because there is simply less of it; the front waistband is a nice touch absent on Abenas.
I still prefer the Abena X-Plus for overnight use or long trips because I find I can go longer between changes with them. However, the Secure X-Plus is a strong alternative that is more discreet and has better tapes than the Abena X-Plus or Dry 24/7, while still remaining highly absorbent. It very well might become my preferred daytime diaper.