I snagged a real bargain on some Depends Maximum Absorbency diapers -- $11.99 for 24. I've been using them 'round-the-clock for 3 days now -- they're actually pretty good despite my past encounters with them from long ago (with their cloth, slip-on ones).
Fit-wise, they're very comfortable. They're thick enough so that you *always* know that you're wearing it, which made me happy.
Absorbency-wise, they rank an 8 out of 10. They held up quite a bit. The first capacity test was the 'old-fashined' way -- if you catch my drift. They held up for the whole night, from 7PM to 9AM the next day. by morning they were completely soaked, and not a single hint of a leak.
The next day I used water. they held an amazing 8 coffee-mug sized water pours, and no flooding/leaking. When they are wet, the swell up very nicely and give a nice bulge to them.
Look-wise, they're plain white plastic-backed, the same as you'd find in older style baby diapers. The only thing on them is a green dotted line going across the length of the diaper.
They are *very noisy*. Any slight movement will make a quite noticable (to the wearer, anyway) rustle from the plastic backing.
Overall, these diapers rank very high for me. A total of 9 out of 10! Very high considering they're depends.
So if you're on a tight budget, these are very formidable. I bought mine at walgreens, and they carried 16-packs for $8.99.