Tips & Advice: Plastic Outer Layer Briefs Comparison Chart

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Abena Abri-Form Briefs Abena Abri-Form Super
(102 oz.)
Best $1.08
  • 4 refastenable tabs
  • Double leg elastic front to back
  • Available in XL
Abena Abri-Form Briefs Abena Abri-Form X-Plus
(123 oz.)
Best $1.59
  • Same as Abena Super but more absorbent
  • Thickest
Attends Briefs Attends Briefs Good $0.55
  • 4 tape tabs
  • Single leg elastic
Attends Briefs Waistband Style Attends Briefs Waistband Style
(19 oz.)
Better $0.79
  • 6 refastenable tabs
  • Single leg elastic
  • Higher Rise
Medline Molicare Briefs Molicare Briefs Best $0.72
  • 4 adhesive tabs
  • Anti-leak cuffs from front to back waist
  • Tabs stick immediately, not refastenable
  • Plastic or cloth depending on style
McKesson Lite Briefs McKesson Lite Briefs Good $0.50
  • 2 Adhesive tabs
  • Economical
Select Disposable Briefs Select Disposable Briefs Good $0.60
  • Available in 6 sizes
  • 4 tape tabs
  • Value line
Tranquility ATN Briefs Tranquility ATN (All Through the Night)
(33 oz.)
Best $0.80
  • 4 refastenable tabs
  • Available in 5 sizes and Bariatric
  • Designed like SlimLine but more absorbent
Tranquility SlimLine Disposable Briefs Tranquility SlimLine
(21 oz.)
Better $0.58
  • 4 unique refastenable tabs
  • Available in 6 sizes
  • Double elastic front to back
  • Good value

*absorbency listed when provided by manufacturer

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

NI Rating based on:

  • Absorbency
  • Cost
  • Wearability

All of the plastic outer layer briefs:

  • Have a plastic outer layer
  • Have white tabs
  • Are white (unless color specified)
  • Are available in S, M, and L sizes
  • Have an absorbent area that extends from front waist to back unless specified
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