Just got in my two sample packs from XPMedical fairly quick (Definitely recommend them for anyone looking for discreetly shipped items). Tried out the original plastic backed one for about 12 hours and wow, these things just continue to gobble up liquids! When I first opened the box I was surprised at just how big these things are when they are folded!
So far I've used one Original xplus and one original super, although the super does soak up alot it doesn't last nearly as long as the Xplus. Both aren't very noticeable under some loose pants size wise until you start to soak them, then you got this kind of bulge going on. Noise wasn't too bad, under loose fitting pants theres a slight crinkle which is noticeable in a quiet room and definitely noticeable if wearing PJ's.
Now my one gripe so far isn't the tapes really, so far those haven't pissed me off yet but actually after about a second heavy wetting the gel in the front starts to become soaked but the bottom and rear of the diaper still stay dry. On the 3rd wetting the leg cuffs became a little damp but not really leaking. Was wondering if this is normal and if the bottom/back of the diaper actually ever get used if just wetting or does it only primarily stick in the front. Still a great diaper for sure just makes me a little nervous after awhile considering how much it bulks up in the front but not so much on the bottom or back.
But anyway, for those who haven't tried the Abena's yet I suggest you order yourself a sample pack from XPMedical. It's not as bad as you think (unless of course your parents intercept your mail and open it), paypal or money order works fine