Small Tranqulity Smart Core Diaper Review
The small tranquility smart core brief is a relatively new product. It is made and sold by the company tranquility and was made to be a diaper in between daytime and night time use. I am reviewing the size small, which fits 24” to 32” size waist. The small diaper is also green. This sample diaper was purchased in September 2013.
Appearance, Size, and Features
The smart core diaper is really medical looking, adult small brief. It has a cloth outer layer, that is relatively quiet without any clothes over it. The diaper should be great for daytime users, and maybe night time users as well.
The Smart ore adult small brief has a decent fit for users. The fit can be comparable to the Tranqulity's Slimeline briefs.
I have listed some sizes below though to easily help readers find the information quickly.
Diaper length: 25 in || 63.5 cm
(Flap width)Front/Back: 20.3125 in || 51.5938 cm
crotch width: 8.3125 in || 21.1138 cm
Tape size: 1.75 in || 4.445 cm
The tranquility diaper comes with almost all the features that most premium diapers have. I have listed them below in a organized view to help readers.
The diaper has leak guards.
The diaper has refastenable tapes.
The diaper has a wetness bar.
I found that the leak guards on the Smart core brief worked exceptionally well.
The refastenable tapes on this diaper allow for users to easily get a snug fit.
Wetness Bar Strip:
The wetness bar strip worked well for this product. When the color changed it was correct about when you should and should not need to change.
The diaper is missing a elastic waistband.
Although the diaper does not have a elastic waistband it still keeps a snug fit for the user.
Inside of diaper:
Back of diaper:
Performance and Fit
Surprisingly these diapers performed well. I originally felt they would not hold as much as the website had mentioned, but was corrected when I tried them out. They are not a heavy absorbing diaper. They are in between a daytime and night time diaper.
Most websites say: 18 oz
When the diaper was tested with water it absorbed about 34 oz, before it began to leak out the back.
Real Life test:
When I took a real test drive with them they pretty much absorbed aroudn 18 oz. They managed to hold more then the small molicare diapers. Now these diapers are good for daytime use, but they do get a tad bit bulky when full. It is not near enough to were anyone would notice you in public which still makes this diaper great for public use. These diapers do not start out thick, but do have a slight swell to them.
Now when I first tried this diapers, I was extremely worried about, weeping liquids, chaffing, stretching, and bad tapes, but Unlike other cloth diapers, the smart core brief did not fall into any of those categories. The diaper did not stretch over time, and had wonderful tapes. The diaper did not wick liquids through the padding and held everything in side. I did not have any chaffing issues with this diaper. The diaper tapes also held extremely well. Now even though these diapers fit me with a 27" waist, I would recommend any individual interested , to buy a sample. Tranqulity has been known for their weird sizing, or you can compare their dimensions above to some diapers you already have. The inside of the diaper is also really soft. The inside of the diaper is quilted.
Price and Final Thoughts
You can find the Smart core brief for about $8.69 for a 10 pack, on NorthShoreCare.
Personally I would probably buy this product again, when I am low on money and want to wear during the daytime. Other then that I would probably look for a plastic backed diaper, but I can still say this cloth backed diaper is better then most I have tried. If The are relatively cheap and are extremely incognito, but have a slight swelling, that ab/dls might like. This product also would still be liked by IC people. Mainly because the diaper is really discrete, and will not cause a waddle when full.
Thank you for your time and have a great day.