Best Diapers for your buck!

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Lazy

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I might wanna try 24/7 for awhile to see how long I can run with it but that's obviously a very expensive thing to do. Now we know which diapers are the best and the worst, but what about the inbetween?

I wanna create a list of diapers that I think perform best to worse, cheapest to expensive to make some kind of a price/performance kinda chart or something.

Can anyone help?
 

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Given their current sale, Dry 24/7 for sure if you buy by the case. High quality for right around $1/diaper, including shipping. Plus you can easily wear one 10-12 hours.
 

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I'd have to say that the Dry 24/7 seem to be the best bang for the buck. You can get a case online at $75 for 72, which is about a buck a diaper, which incidentially is almost the same cost per diaper as depends, however the dry 24/7 easily hold at least twice what a depend fitted max brief hold, which in my calculating mind would make depends not a very good value.

Anyway, I'll give you a quick price breakdown and quality breakdown on the ones I've mentioned, the pricing breakdown is based on where I buy them and the size, I have to wear the larges, mediums generally are slightly less expensive, or you get more in a bag for the same price.:

Abena X Plus - Best Diaper Around - I pay @$1.52 per diaper from XP Medical

Dry 24/7 - Excellent all around performance, not as great as Abena but still good and my recommendation for value - I pay $1.04 per diaper.

Depend fitted maximum protection (the tape on style). Adequate at best, more discreet than abena or dry 24/7 but lacks absorbency. They are OK if you need to go out of the house for a few hours. $0.99 per diaper, but you can add a depend boost, which I do and recommend, for an additional $0.30, for a total of $1.29 per diaper. This is still significantly less absorbent than dry's or abena's

Generic Store Brands such as CVS, Rite-Aid, Walgreens, Prevail, etc. Similar absorbency and discreetness as depends, though less expensive at @$0.69 per diaper.

If you can only buy store bought, I would stick with the store's generic brand. Most of these, like CVS, walgreens, rite-aid have absorbency that is equivalent to depends, but will be several dollars cheaper. Quick example, at one of our local pharmaices, Kinney's (it's a local chain), a bag of 16 depends max, size large is $15.99 whereas the generic brand that they stock which is a brand called Prevail, a bag with the same amount of diapers is $10.99. Both are similar absorbency, though the Prevails are cloth backed with I don't really care for.

As for the best of the best, Abena X-pluses, they are awesome, I love them, but they are rather pricey for what you get and I don't find them to be quite as good of a value as the dry 24/7's.

Hope this helps you maximize your money and your experience.
 
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go to XP Medical...they already have the chart made for you.

Here's the link straight to the chart:
Adult Diaper Review and Testing
While their tests are interesting, they are hardly comprehensive, and somewhat flawed, especially if you are expecting similar results in the amount of fluid absorbed. They used tap water, the polymers in diapers are highly effective at absorbing water, unfortunately the chemicals in urine reduce the absorbative qualities of the polymer. They also only reviewed products they sell and at the prices they sell them.
 

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I'm lucky enough to fit in Abena Abriform X-Plus 'Small' So i'm able to get a case of 66 for $61.95 from XP Medical which is a pretty good price/ratio...

So I guess I can't do better than that?
 

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:bunny: As one of the best procurrers of low cost adult diapers. Best Score = Ten Cent tag day at a Salvation Army Thrift Store = 37 unopened bags of Dignity Briefs = $3.70 = 518 diapers. Being as I have worn diapers frequently for the last twenty years, I find it to be more normal than not wearing. Leaks are not a big problem if you take the same precautions you would for caring any baby. (carry extra diapers, plastic pants and clothing to change into). Where to change in privacy? Most grocery stores and fast food restaurants have separate stalls or bathrooms for handicapped persons. Need to shower? Oregon State Parks all have separate handicapped accessible showers available for $2.00 for non-campers. Find out what's available in your area! I am always trussed up when I travel on long trips with my wife, or if I go into town for the day. For the past three years I have worn diapers during my 6- 8 hour shifts at work. No one has ever noticed or taken notice. As to brands of diapers etc., my opinion is that disposable diapers are just that - disposable! If I spend $2.00 each for a high capacity diaper (Tranquility ATN or Molicare) or go with the least expensive brief (pull-ups are crap) with a booster made from a second diaper (about $.60 for both), I will always go with the best price. I get about as much capacity and wearing time from the brief/booster set-up for 60 cents as from the ATN or Molicare for $2.00. I use on average 4 to 6 diapers per day. I change before I leak, as simple as that. But if I need to change into new pants/jeans I always have a spare. :bunny:
 
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:bunny: As one of the best procurrers of low cost adult diapers. Best Score = Ten Cent tag day at a Salvation Army Thrift Store = 37 unopened bags of Dignity Briefs = $3.70 = 518 diapers. Being as I have worn diapers frequently for the last twenty years, I find it to be more normal than not wearing. Leaks are not a big problem if you take the same precautions you would for caring any baby. (carry extra diapers, plastic pants and clothing to change into). Where to change in privacy? Most grocery stores and fast food restaurants have separate stalls or bathrooms for handicapped persons. Need to shower? Oregon State Parks all have separate handicapped accessible showers available for $2.00 for non-campers. Find out what's available in your area! I am always trussed up when I travel on long trips with my wife, or if I go into town for the day. For the past three years I have worn diapers during my 6- 8 hour shifts at work. No one has ever noticed or taken notice. As to brands of diapers etc., my opinion is that disposable diapers are just that - disposable! If I spend $2.00 each for a high capacity diaper (Tranquility ATN or Molicare) or go with the least expensive brief (pull-ups are crap) with a booster made from a second diaper (about $.60 for both), I will always go with the best price. I get about as much capacity and wearing time from the brief/booster set-up for 60 cents as from the ATN or Molicare for $2.00. I use on average 4 to 6 diapers per day. I change before I leak, as simple as that. But if I need to change into new pants/jeans I always have a spare. :bunny:
To each his own, I guess.

Although $3.70 is a remarkable price to acquire 518 diapers :)thumbsup:), you still own 518 cheapo diapers. And you will be wasting your time and cheap diapers stuffing your front, battling leaks, looking for changing places, carrying extra clothes, taking precautions, worrying and all that comes with cheap diapers.

The diapers will run your life. But, whatever . . . .

I too like a good price, but I also like the benefits of competent diapers, and when I weigh the two, competence wins. Give me a good Abena that I can wear on campus all day, without worry about changes or leaks or stuffing, and I think it's worth the price. :twocents:
 

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Give me a good Abena that I can wear on campus all day, without worry about changes or leaks or stuffing, and I think it's worth the price. :twocents:
Amen to that.

One of the great things about wearing (good) diapers is that you put one on and forget about the need of finding a toilet for the next half a day.

What's the point in wearing a diaper that makes you need a place to change more often than an average guy would need a bathroom? Maybe you'd spare some money, but then your 24/7 experience would turn into pure hell! (at least from my personal point of view)
 

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Personally, I try to find a middle ground between spending lots of money on diapers, and getting decent diapers.
I used to buy most of my diapers off EBay, as that place used to have some great offers if you bought more than one bag (and thus saved on postage). I suppose the sellers were mostly people who used to take care of an older family member who was incontinent and just auctioned off the remaining supply when their family member was finally transferred into a nursing home, or died.
But nowadays, the place is swamped with professional sellers, so there ain't no good deals any more.
So now I gotta stick to professional online stores, and that's why I mostly get Tenas or Molicares, as they come from a cheap online pharmacy that happens to be in my city. And 37 Euros for a case of Molicares (56 diapers) including shipping sounds fair to me.

Peachy
 

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OMG you can get a case of Bambino Classico Diapers Size 'S' for $69.95

How are these? Are these the ones with cute baby prints? Is there a coupon I can use? I hope these are good, next case I order are gonna be these :]

Apparently fits waist sizes 22-34 :]
 

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I think the best diapers for the money are Dry 24/7's followed by Tranquility ATN's.
 

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I would recommend the Abena line.

Since I'm more about discretely wearing a diaper, the AbriForm AirPlus Super seems to fit the bill well. A case shipped to your door ends up at less than a dollar a diaper. They are comparable thickness to depends, however WAY better at holding up, and holding liquids.
 

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The Depends Max diapers are approximately $1.12 each in the large size. The Abena X-Plus in the same size cost $1.61 each, a $.50 difference. The Abenas will absorb 4 times as much as the Depends without leaking, and last 3 times as long without falling apart. If you typically go through about 4 Abenas per day at $6.44, you would most likely be using up about 8 or 9 Depends or more. With the Abenas, you would be looking at a savings of $2.50 per day or thereabouts.

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I don't know about value....but I love Secure Plus for daytime wear and Secure X-Plus at night.

Like Soren, I believe quality is better than quality, but I don't really feel comfortable wearing a thick diaper to class, or out in public for that matter. The Secure Plus is a nice compromise. I don't have to dress or do anything differently than if I had a pair of boxer briefs on. They last me through my normal school day (4-6 hours), and most importantly remain comfortable from the moment I tape it up to the moment I take it off.
 
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