I just thought it would be of some interest here, for some to see what they use in hospitals to manage incontinence. This, I believe, is a Medline product. The backing is cloth-like, and the lining is quite soft with no rough "enhancements" in the center panel (Tena and Prevail in the United States are notorious for rough, scratchy linings). There is some padding in the wings, but most of it is centered, and overall it is slightly thicker than a Depend Max. These fasten directly to the cloth-like backing with sticky tapes, using no velcro. So you only have one chance to get it to fit properly. This is partially why I had to go through about 5 of them before finally got it right. Absorbency is good for the amount of materials they use, and their quality control is also good. Not a single defect on any of them.
As seen on the photos, they came to me in a clear plastic bag. The center photo illustrates how the lining looks, and of course tapes to the right. The sides are about like the Abena Air Plus, in that they are breathable. But unlike Abena, these have plastic sandwiched between the two non-woven layers in the center. So, they are not prone to seepage as long as liquids are contained long enough for the polymer to work. Unfortunately, there is no way to tell which brand these actually are, but I did see a package of Medline Absorbs in the extra large size on a stool by an empty semi-private bed. This may be the same product in the medium size.
And yes, it's true: The products you buy at the drug store are far below what you get at a hospital, at least the one I was staying in. This clearly illustrates the decline in the quality of products at drugstores and retail outlets lately.