I was disappointed by a major leak in a confidry last night so I looked at my notes and thought I'd share. I occasionally drop a ziploc on a fish scale before tossing in the bin, to see what capacities diapers have. Here's what I've found so far, in actual use tests, not Crazy Contraptions drip/wringout tests etc you see on youtube.
I'll skip the boring stuff about how I measured. Suffice to say I get an accurate measure of a dry diaper, and in the morning it goes into a gallon ziploc, and before it hits the trash sometimes I will hook it on a fish scale. In all cases it was strictly an on-my-back wetting capacity. The far front is typically dry. "safe full capacity" is when the "water line" reaches the top back of my padding but does not leak.
- Cushies (plastic) Medium 23 oz
- Teddy Large: 32 oz
- ConfiDry Medium: 36 oz leaked out the back top, assuming ~32 oz capacity
- Absorbency Plus Large 4: 40 oz
- Dry247 (original): 48 oz
The numbers aren't intended to be accurate by themselves, this is more for comparison between diapers, percentage-wise. I'll try to fill in some more soon.
- ConfiDry Large should be equal to medium, only the shell size changes
- Fabine Large needed
- Bellisimo (original) Large needed
- AwwSoCute Large needed
- Abriform Large 3, Large 4 needed
- TotalDry Plus Large
feel free to send me others to test
It's Interesting to see a LOWER capacity in the new ConfiDry. They have adjusted the sap ratio so it wicks much better but has lower capacity before leaking. Also swells up much less. The bambino are like the original 247, with a lot more swelling and much poorer wicking. The ConfiDry do have a few things going for them though, the best standing leak guards I've ever seen, and very low clump, wet or dry.