I never thought I would ever buy and wear an Always product but now that Always is unexpectedly entering the incontinence market with a range of new products, I was really eager to test their underpants out, from a Drynite / Goodnite wearer point of view.
So here is a little review of the Always Discreet Plus (size: M) underpants.
When opening the package, the scent coming from the pull-ups is the most surprising thing.
Itís not that strong, but still something very new.
The outside of the pull-up feels soft and the discreet light purple flowers on the white background look pretty good.
It looks however much bigger after having unfolded it. It is much bigger than I had first expected, especially the big waistband that makes it look like a bit too much like granny underpants. The scent is stronger after having unfolded it as well. Not bad again, but I am wondering if this can be recognized if someone is wearing this pull-up next to you. Great to create a community of wearers but not very good for discretion I guess!
The absorbent part is thin but covers a large area and the pull-up has two blue leak guards.
First impressions wearing it
My fear of the granny look became a reality at first. They do have a very high waistband that goes even to my belly button.
After folding this waistband inside, they look like more like real underwear and so it gets much more discreet, so thatís not such a big deal.
They immediately feel very comfortable with enough room inside and a nice feeling of the absorbent part on the back while sitting.
They are after all discreet under jeans as the absorbent part is pretty thin.
I am very impressed about their absorbency. They started to leak after wearing them 10 hours in a row without going to the loo and drinking normally (even a bit more as usual)
The pee is only absorbed after a while after having been contained between the leak guards. The dry feeling is not as good as on Goodnites I would say but still pretty good.
You can however really feel the thickness of the pull-up at the crotch when it is wet, but it remains very comfortable and you can still go on doing your activities (I walked a lot with wearing them). You can feel this same thickness pretty much on your bottom when sitting as well.
When pulling jeans down, you canít smell any unwanted odor apart from the scent which is still there.
The Always Discreet Plus are very good pull-ups, very efficient, comfortable to wear and quite cute. I would however have preferred them without any scent.