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i just got to thinking are the Depends Diapers Really that bad or do we just dislike them because they cant hold up to what the premiums can do. honestly as of the release of the real fit Depends i guess you may consider me 24/7. but honestly i wear the real fit depends every day in place of underwear because they are comfortable and if worse comes to worse i can use the bathroom in them once with out having to worry about other people knowing. but really are they really bad. they are designed for minor incontinence and do in fact hold up to one wetting fairly well, now im not saying they are great for an AB/DL when in fact i would say just the opposite. but for how i use them they are perfect i can wear one comfortably all day and still use the toilet easily, no one can distinguish them from underwear and if need be i can pee in it once before changing. and even wet it still remains comfortable and discreeet for up to 2 1/2 - 3 hours before the smell gets noticable. all in all i think they get a bad rep from us because they don't hold up to our wants but all in all they are not a terrible product. they are just inconveniant for our leisure use.
 

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I've never thought they were that bad they just don't make any or none that I can find that have tapes on them.
 

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they actually used to when i was a teenager, which wasnt long ago. but i would wear them after school and they would hold up to 3 or 4 wettings and a mess if i was in the mood. but also stating i was a bit smaller then so how they would stand to an adult IDK.
 

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I'll admit, I LOVE the six tape design they have...it makes being out and about in a diaper so much easier...But honestly I haven't tried them in so long I'd be wrong to judge them. I don't remember them being particularly good back then...but perhaps they've improved somewhat?
 

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there is nothing wrong with them, the maximum protection with tabs M i will grab over goodnights XL if i am completely out of diapers, and they are cheaper and come in plastic and all the store brands are cloth so its a huge bonus. 20 for 12$ and tax isnt bad!

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as far as the real fit i tried one sample pack and they leaked after just drops... and the max protection with tabs can be pulled down and slid back up very easily and not noticablly if you are careful about it. i would suggest wearing boxers or briefs over them and then gently pull the whole thing down and up
 

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Never tried the real fit kind.

From when I last tried them they just went from unisex to desperate male and female kind.
The unisex ones fit me best of there pullup line.

I tried the male ones, to me it was baggy between the leg/thigh area.
Not front but the bottom, also a very big rear.

I tried the female ones, they fit me lot better tho was very slightly pressed in front,
tho still comfortable. A lot more overall than the male ones.

There not really bad, just not a AB/DL friendly for absorption.

The 6 tape kind felt weird to me, it almost felt like wearing a plastic bag with a little padding.
Tho that was like 2-3 years ago I last tried the tape kind.
 

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The depends fitted max protection with plastic backing and six tapes is the besxt thing you can buy in a normal store by me. I'd say they take 2 medium wettings. I have a 28 inch waist and they fit me perfectly! I wish more manufacturers woul use the 6 tape and hi rise design of these diapers. That said they are really thin and compared to m4s I'd say they absorb 5 times less. They are okay with a stuffer or two though.

As far as the realfit those are total rubbish. I barely had started peeing when they leaked everywhere. Seriously junk don't waste your money on them.
 

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As far as the realfit those are total rubbish. I barely had started peeing when they leaked everywhere. Seriously junk don't waste your money on them.

i wear them every day and occasionally pee in them and have never had a problem on first wetting. second it leaks but not first for me.
 

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I'll admit, I LOVE the six tape design they have...it makes being out and about in a diaper so much easier...But honestly I haven't tried them in so long I'd be wrong to judge them. I don't remember them being particularly good back then...but perhaps they've improved somewhat?

I literally just bought a pack last night! They take a little bit to absorb and leaked easily with pressure. From what I've attempted in them so far, I would not be comfortable using them for more than one wetting. They are a pretty good store bought though.
 

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The problem with Depends, is that their products lack any features that are vital to people who need the protection. They are very thin, and have an extremely narrow center panel, with elastic that yields the fit in such a way, that it actually promotes leakage. It's almost like there is no elastic at all in the center panel, of any of their protective underwear. The only product they offer that may offer any kind of protection, would be the "Protection with Tabs", which is the only item in their lineup that has the standing leak barriers. If I had no choice but to purchase something from a retail store, that's about the only product I would be able to even consider.
 

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So far I've most often used depends. They seem quite alright to me and I don't understand why so many people here don't seem to like them, though this is probably just because I've not tried many different diapers to begin with so I can't really compare much. At least for me though, I am satisfied.
 

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well, the plain and simple truth is that they are quite inferior to the premium products that I've tried in general.
I have tried the real fit recently (still have a few) in, I can't trust them for much more than an hour.
when doing a cost comparison/benefit analysis against the premium brands, I find the depends are quite a bit more expensive.
I can't say that I never use them, because, due to timing and finances, I have been known to buy them in an emergency (the premiums have run out, and the new ones are still in shipping)
 

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Protection with Tabs is a pretty reasonably priced but low capacity diaper. It used to be widely available and the plastic also used to be a bit more sturdy, rather than almost always being torn by the tapes on removal. I still like them for times when a thinner or less expensive diaper is called for. Since they are thin, the padding is less likely to clump up or collect, like other diapers in that range and that's a big deal to me. I wish they weren't so hard to find these days at retail, but I do have many alternatives. I have no experience with any of Depends pull-up products, as cloth covers do nothing for me.
 

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all I've ever worn from them are the protection with tabs brand. as far as functionality goes, I guess I don't have much good to say about it, other than that they are indeed very thin, and I personally love having three tabs on each side. For some reason though they're actually one of my favorite diapers. I mean other than the crap absorbency, what's not to like? they're loud as all heck, have those nice little elastic waistbands, get SUPER squishy when wet, and the wetness spreads to literally the entire diaper...I guess it's the fetish speaking lol
 

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I've been wearing the Real Fit ones all day at work for a couple months now and the only time one has leaked is when I had pulled it up too far and it created a gap at my groin area. It surprised the heck out of me. I've used each one at least a bit and that was the only leak. I wore one today while out and about and took the opportunity to see how much I could resist my bladder urges. There were several bladder leaks and a couple events that were enough wetting to stop my bladder from making me crazy. I also visited the a urinal too, and I can easily push the top of it down so I can go. Could you flood one? Heck no. But I don't think I can expel much over 16 oz anymore and they can hold that. They are extremely comfortable to me, much more so than the most comfortable underwear I have. They've been saving me from wet pants for sure. Nobody would ever detect them, either.
 

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All things considered, Depends really aren't that bad. (By depends, I refer exclusively to Depends Max Protection with tabs. Everything else they sell isn't worth the packaging) They're a quarter the price of a premium diaper (with shipping factored in, a Bambino or Abena would run me about 2$), and about a quarter the effectiveness, all things considered. They'll hold a full messing easily enough, and, if you don't feel like changing every time you have two medium wettings, there's nothing stopping you from cutting slits along the indicator strip and putting another overtop of them. Or, in my case, you could put three over top of it. It really depends ^^ (Pun intended). Depends aren't that good for adult babies/diaper lovers, but they're not intended to be. They're minor IC products, and they function like minor IC products. Sure, a Bambino or ABU diaper would kick the crap out of anything depends makes anytime anywhere, but, all things considered, I'd rather be in depends than anything I could cobble together in my bedroom out of towels, plastic bags, underwear, duct tape and kitty litter, and I think most people would agree.
 

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Really thin, don't swell up much, easy to make leak, the plastic is terrible and they feel (and sound) like you're walking around in a garbage bag.

Depends just aren't comfortable or functional.
 
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I wear 24/7 and I actually like them (waits for slings and arrows) because they're easily available where I live and I'm not spending a lot of time having to order online. I'm referring to the maximum protection with tabs of course. There are tons of pharmacies and medical stores around and they all sell them so I can usually just stop in and pick some up after work. The line ups usually aren't so bad at that time either. They are thin so I would use more of them than the premium brands which are reserved for 'special occasions only.' Heheh.
 

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the depends pull ups are really thin
if you like pull ups I would go for euron mobile
and no I don't like cloth backed diapers :p
pull ups are a exception
 
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