Recently I have had the chance to try a few Canadian products from Rearz Inc. (Rearz Inc - Baby and Adult Cloth Diapers and supplements) Laurie (The owner) is currently in between sites at the moment and this is the one with the most functionality on it. As their other site (RearZ - Gear for Rears! Cloth Diapering.) is still under construction. I had a lot of questions about products and I even asked about AB/DL considering they have baby print pants etc. All she said is that she “is AB/DL aware and friendly” and if there is a market for it will try to accommodate but politely noted that she is not one herself and primarily focuses on designs for the incontinent. Also pointing out that even though there is pictures of models on her site, she politely asks that people do not send pictures.
First I'll start with the service. I emailed the owner a few times before setting up a consultation visit. I did this because I was new to the idea of cloth and wanted someone to talk to face to face to ask questions. She's a work from home mom, is very friendly and has a lot of good knowledge on products for natural (cloth) diapering. She designs and researches the materials to be made and does her homework. Not only is she the retailer but also the designer. (She just gets professional manufactures to do the manufacturing) She's not afraid of trying new up-to-date materials either. After a lengthily conversation about my needs she presented a couple of items that may suit me best to try.
First product is called Rearz Super Snap Adult Diaper (1 Rearz Super Snap Adult Diaper: Adult Diapers & Incontinence Aid - rearz adult fitted snap - Rearz Inc - Baby and Adult Cloth Diapers and supplements) The best way to describe this diaper is like a pre-fold with leg elastics and a rear waist elastic. It is made from a cotton material and has a 4-10-4 layer system. She told me that after a few washes this diaper gets softer, more quilt like texture and is at it's best absorbency around 5 washes or so. She wasn't telling lies either, when I got it, it was kinda rough texture, after my first wash it was 200% better, now after 4 washings It's nice and comfortable and has good absorbency. The snaps are great because if I can make it to the bathroom I can just pull them down without having to pin anything back up.
The second product that I received is Rearz Adult Flannel Pull On Diaper (Adult Flannel Pull On Diapers: Adult Diapers & Incontinence Aid - pull on diaper - kitty - Rearz Inc - Baby and Adult Cloth Diapers and supplements) It has a “hello kitty” print on them, although not my first choice of print but I am comfortable with my sexuality and besides when under a pant, you can't see them any way. However I imagine if you are a girl, AB or sissy you will love these and want to show them off. She told me how she asked the manufacturing facility that makes her design to give her random prints.. but they must have thought she said A random print because this is the only print she got... and I was hopping for cammo too! Lol .. Any way, the diaper is thick and soft, decent day absorbency but for night I recommend a stuffer.. personal experience. With the thickness I thought they would have held more, but she did explain that these are made with a felt material and the cotton, although thinner hold more. They have snaps at the front in the location of where tapes on a disposable would be. There is one adjustment snap and the rest are for easy removal of the garment. Honestly I was pleased with this product. Even though the absorbency was a little less than the snap diaper, it was still a good fit / and wear.
The final product that I received was a Silence Pant The style I received doesn't appear on the site but man are these things comfy, they are stretchy and waterproof (you would hope lol) and feel really soft. I must say these were a great recommendation, I got plain white and a galaxy print.. she also has thicker mil available featured here. (1 Silence Pant with Comfort Elastics: Adult Diapers & Incontinence Aid - Silence pull on adult - Rearz Inc - Baby and Adult Cloth Diapers and supplements)
Final verdict? I would definitely do business here again. Laurie was very nice and was understanding the whole time. Also listening to good ideas and willing to receive feedback on current products to make them better. The products feel like they will last and she encouraged that if I ever had an issue to email her and she'll make it right.
So, my conclusion??
Product quality: 8/10 (Won't know if it's 10 until a few years of wear and tear)
Product selection: 8/10 (Possibly 10, but I don't know what I want in cloth yet)
Price compare: 8/10 (Checking local and international sites)
AB/DL Friendly: Yes
Discreet shipping: Yes