Looking for input on three different options

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So Spring break is coming very soon for me and I will have a chance to order some online and be here to get the package without any trouble. So I basically have it narrowed down to 3 different choices. Abena X-Plus, Abena Super, or Dry 24/7. I want a thick diaper but relatively quiet so that once Spring break is over I can still possibly wear when someone else is home. I'm planning on buying a case but would like any information anyone can offer up.
Some specifics would be nice mainly about the size of the bags (dimension wise) I don't have a whole lot of room to hide them but will figure it out.

Some specific things ive read mixed reviews about are the thickness and absorbency of all three.

Based on your experiences can you sort them on several differnt criteria?
Thickness, Absorbency, Noise Level, and anything else you can think of.

Super: 88 for $86.95
X-Plus: 36 for $57.95
Dry: 72 for $75

Any input would be nice, Break starts Friday for me so the sooner I get the more time I have to enjoy. Thanks for any help.
 

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The thickest would be the x-plus and they would also be the most absorbant, the next would be the Dry24-7, though the issue with them is the color more than anything(purple for large, blue for medium) in my opinion, i wouldnt bother with the supers, the drys are much better value for the money.

Have you thought of the abena extra? better than the super but not as thick as the x-plus so you can wear them around better.

None of them were to loud overall, really depending on what you wear them under, the x-plus would show the most due to overall bulk.

Hope this helps.

All 3 bag size is about the same 12x18x10 ish, you would get 4 bags of super, 3 bags of x-plus and i believe 4 bags of dry 24-7
 
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Thanks for the input, how does the bag size compare to the bag size of the large depends fitted max. I dont know why but im just having trouble picturing those dimensions. The color on the drys isnt a problem for me. Right now thats what im leaning towards is the Drys partly because of the number I would get and from what I can tell they ship from New York so it will only really take 1 day to get to me. Instead of waiting 4 days to get abenas delivered from california. Can anyone confirm they would ship from New York I just kind of remember seeing a New York address on their site somewhere but cant find it now. and again thanks for any info you guys/girls can offer up.
 

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The Drys will get to you quick, I live in NH and they were here in 2 days, I do not think that you would have to wait long for them. As in relation to the Depends back, I believe they are a bit larger by a few inches in all directions. However not to much more maybe 3 inches max on any side.

Here is your confirmation of their address:

Dry Care
1425 37th street
Suite 613
Brooklyn, NY, 11218

Enjoy.
 
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I just had spring break... and it snowed the whole time! It sucked! If there was school we would have had a snow day.

I've always wanted to try Dry 24/7 so I'd go for that.
 
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dont know about anybody else but i always have problems with the tapes ripping off of the back wings on abena xpluses.........kinda sucks because they are super absorbent and comfortable!
 

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K well I have decided that out of the 3 options I'm going with the Dry 24/7s. Right now I am trying to muster up the nerve to order them. It turns out I might have to deal with one person being home when they are delivered. Most likely she will be asleep and it won’t be a problem but not sure if I want to risk it. But I have already psyched myself up for these already so I think I am just going to order them then deal with it when they get here. Just one last question, well I think the last one, when you order from them do they only send the case of diapers and no other mail? My only previous online ordering attempt was when I ordered from DMP and got a sample pack but while the shipping was discreet about 5-7 days after I got the package I get a letter with my name on it and their logo. It was the receipt for my purchase. I was slightly confused by this because they already gave me one in the package, and that one letter almost screwed me over.
So long story short (kinda late now) will they ship anything else besides the one case of diapers? and thanks blue for the address conformation
 

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I have ordered from Dry 24/7 before. I never got any other mail from them besides the order. I cant say it this is the exception or the norm, but thats just my experience. Hope this helps.
 

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I order from Dry 24/7 for LuvsGurl on a semi-regular basis. They always ship quickly and discreetly... never had any problems with them.

Just watch out... their Small/Mediums (blue) are cut a bit small... so if you have a waist in the 34-38" range they may be tight on you. The Medium/Large (purple) are cut like a normal large diaper.
 

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i had some fitment problems as mentioned by darkfinn above. I have about a 33" waist and the blue (small/medium) felt a little tight on me, yet the purple (med/large) was too big. Have Abena X-Pluses right now and i like em, although they are pretty thick and can't see them as being discrete.
 

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I am on my spring break and I only wish I had thought of this so I could have ordered some :(
 

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Well so far thingsvare only going down hill. I now have to deal with two people home when they will arrive. So I am debating it again and have three more questions. Who do they ship with and do the require a signature? And is there a place during the ordering to have them leave the package not at the front door?
 

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Well so far thingsvare only going down hill. I now have to deal with two people home when they will arrive. So I am debating it again and have three more questions. Who do they ship with and do the require a signature? And is there a place during the ordering to have them leave the package not at the front door?

If this is the case, I'd recommend to not order from Dry 24/7, based on my personal experience. I never got what I paid for, and email correspondence was slow at first (2-3 days before a response), and is now nonexistent. Many others here and elsewhere have successfully ordered from them with no issues, but they don't seem to be 100% on the ball all the time. The dry 24/7s are a great diaper, and definitely worth trying, but there are "just as good" diapers elsewhere, too.

If you get Abenas (or something else) from XP, you are guaranteed to be working with a company that will ship fast, will email you a tracking number, will always package discreetly by default, and responds to calls immediately, and emails promptly. I've been ordering from them for... Jeez I dunno, 6-7 years, and have never had a problem. Ever. obody else has had any issues as far as I know either. I can't remember a thread on any AB board about an issue with them. The rest, yes.

Additionally, XP will work with people in your situation. I know people that have explained the fact that they need to know exactly when their order will come, and they will work with you as best they can to keep you informed. They'll also ship to UPS stores (their normal carrier, but I have gotten stuff via Fedex before from them) and "general delivery" to the post office for you.

Also, here is a cost breakdown for the three brands you chose (XP and Dry 24/7 pricing):

Abena Super (case of 88, shipped) - $0.99/diaper
Abena X-Plus (case of 36, shipped) - $1.60/diaper
Dry 24/7 (Case of 75, shipped) - $1.04/diaper

The X-Plus is definitely the most absorbent... While the Dry 24/7 is negligibly thinner, the X-Plus has much more padding extending into the wings. That's probably the biggest caveat with the Drys... The padding area is much smaller than Abenas and Secures, like shown here:

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The other "top diapers" (Abena X-Plus, Secure X-Plus, Bambinos, Molicare Super Plus, and Tena Slip Maxi) all have wider padding in the crotch, and it goes further up to the waistline and out in the wings. Plus, the padding in the Drys tends to sag if you're at all active. It does it to a lesser extent with the Abenas, and rarely at all with the Secures and Bambinos.

For you, I'd recommend that you get a case of the Abena Supers, as well as a pack of Abri-Let Maxi stuffers. This will give you the ability to wear a relatively discreet diaper when you want to, and add an Abri-Let, and you have a diaper that is more absorbent than anything currently on the market. Great combo for a "first time" buyer. :)

Get 'em from XP. Communicate with them that this is your first time ordering, and you're really concerned about the delivery. They are AB and TB aware, and will work with you, as they have for many others.
 

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At this point its to late for me to order from XP by the time they get here my break will be half over. I would still like to know if they require a signature when they are delivered. Because well that would make things even harder. Right now its a matter of if I am going to get them do I order tonight and get them Monday with two people here. or wait and order then Friday night and get them Tuesday with one person here.
 

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No, they do not require a signature upon delivery. Why don't you just get 'em sent to the post office?
 
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