Tips & Advice: Guards for Men Comparison Chart

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Attends Guards for Men Attends Guards Better $0.61
  • Thinnest, smallest
  • Short strip of adhesive
  • Not individually wrapped
  • Circle folded in half; no elastic
  • For light incontinence, least absorbent
Depend Guards for Men Depend Guards Good $0.41
  • Slow absorption
  • Least expensive
  • Individually wrapped
  • Discreet, cup-shaped protection
  • For moderate incontinence
Prevail Guards for Men Prevail Guards
Best $0.34
  • Most absorbent
  • Not individually wrapped
  • Rectangular shape with slight narrowing at back
  • Elastic at legs
  • For moderate incontinence--able to absorb quickly and trap fluid
Select Slim Guards for Men Select Slim n' Soft Guards for Men Good $0.29
  • Gentle and discreet protection
  • Easy to change
  • Contoured for a better fit
Surecare Guards for Men Surecare Guards Good $0.71
  • Adhesive strip length of product
  • Less polymer
  • Does not trap fluid as readily
  • Longest guard
  • Not individually wrapped
  • Same width front to back
  • For moderate incontinence
Tena Guards for Men Tena Guards for Men Best $0.50
  • Long adhesive strip length of product
  • Thickest guard
  • Individually wrapped
  • Shaped like bicycle seat
  • For moderate incontinence
Cardinal Health™ Men's Protective Guard Cardinal Health™ Men's Protective Guard
6 oz Capacity
Better $0.43
  • Adheres directly to underwear
  • Super-absorbent core locks away fluid
  • Specially contoured
  • For light incontinence

*absorbency listed when provided by manufacturer

**cost of each based on lowest costing size/absorbency combination

NI Rating based on:

  • Absorbency
  • Cost
  • Wearability

Notes: All guards have the following:

  • Cloth like outer layer
  • Adhesive strip
  • Cup-shaped male design
  • 4 to 9 oz. absorbency
  • White color
  • Are disposable
  • Meant to be used with close fitting underwear
  • Approximate dimensions of 6.5" x 11"
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