Saw these at the local CVS pharmacy, and figured I'd see what they're about. First, they have less absorbency than a Luvs Size 6 used as an insert in standard briefs, but cost three times as much as the Luvs. They have no standing leak barriers, and are extremely thin. Wearing, they felt sweaty and clammy, yet they also made me feel naked. With urge incontinence, the containment was extremely poor, as was the leakage protection. For feel, fit, and comfort, there is little difference between them and the standard generic store-brand granny panty.
first, the box. Notice that there is a tab that opens it, kind of like the old fashion Pampers of the 1970's:
And here is the item its self:
This is what it looks like inside, note the absence of standing leak barriers:
This is the size, compared to a toddler diaper, this being Pampers 7. The view is showing the back of both, and the padding of the Pampers rises further both back and front than the Depend Real Fit:
And finally, a comparison of thickness. The Depend is actually the same thickness as the Pampers and Luvs it's sandwiched between. Yet, the Depend has less polymer than either of the two toddler diapers:
Although the package advertises maximum protection, my opinion is that it would be maximum for someone who will only expel a few ounces just before immediately making their way to a restroom. This would be admirable for someone who can reach a toilet before emptying out the bladder completely, but would be an extremely poor choice for someone with urge incontinence. Certainly, they would be of no use for someone on a Chinese train headed home for the Lunar New Year!
I do feel, however, that it could be useful for concealing an adult diaper such as the Abena M4 or other quality product of similar cut. The gray color would tend to hide well and coordinate with other clothing. For those who can make due with a pad for light incontinence, a Pampers 7 or Luvs 6 will be very compatible with this product, and I'm sure that Huggies will too. I DO NOT recommend the use of the Depend Real Fit without an insert, as the capacity is far too limited.
Since an insert is required for them to be useful, cost effectiveness decreases significantly, especially if you have to throw away the garment and insert both, as they cost about $1.00 each, and a Luvs Size 6 will add another $.33 to that. An Abena M4 Premium costs $1.43 each, just slightly more than the Depend Real Fit and the Luvs or Pampers insert. And the Abena will hold far more while keeping the skin dryer and healthier, without the sweat, naked feel, and clamminess. You might as well wear a hospital diaper, as even it will perform better than this product. The hospital diaper will feel more comfortable, too.