Last updated on June 18, 2022
Millions of incontinent individuals around the world wear adult diapers.
According to a Transparency Market Research (TMR) study, the demand for adult diapers is expected to grow by 6.7% every year from 2022 to 2031. This is a result of more adults suffering from severe incontinence, improved hygiene awareness, and mobility issues each year.
Choosing the right diapers can tremendously improve your daily quality of life or the quality of life for your loved ones. We polled shoppers of Comfort Plus Online and found the following 12 adult diapers to be the best for 2022. Read below to learn more about the products in the list.
This year we chose a best overnight adult diaper for uninterrupted sleep, a best daytime adult diaper for staying active, and a most absorbent adult diaper for maximum protection. Please note this list will be regularly updated, as well as our Best Liners & Incontinence Pads guide, to keep up with the best products available.
THE TOP PRODUCTS:
- Best Overnight Adult Diaper: Tranquility Premium OverNight Disposable Absorbent Underwear
- Most Popular Adult Brief: Tranquility ATN (All-Through-the-Night) Disposable Briefs
- Best Daytime Adult Diaper: Tranquility Premium DayTime Disposable Absorbent Underwear
- Most Absorbent Adult Diaper: Tranquility SmartCore Disposable Briefs
- Best Value Pull Up Diapers for Adults: Tranquility Essential Underwear - Heavy
- Best Disposable Swim Diaper: Swimmates Disposable Swimwear
- Best Retail Store Disposable Diaper: Attends Premier Briefs
- Most Affordable Absorbent Diaper: Tranquility Essential Underwear - Moderate
- Most Recommended Adult Diaper by Caregivers: Tranquility Slimline Original Disposable Briefs
- Best Dermatology-Tested Adult Diaper: Abena Abri-Flex Disposable Underwear (M3 and L3)
- Best Value Disposable Diaper: Tranquility Essential Breathable Briefs - Heavy
- Best Extra Large Diapers for Adults: Tranquility Air-Plus™ Bariatric Brief
About the Categories
Incontinence products, commonly called “adult diapers,” come in two different types: briefs and disposable absorbent underwear. Adult incontinence briefs have a tape tab closure and are applied similar to diapers for young children. These are often considered the preferable option for caregivers who need to put on and change the products for an adult living with incontinence. Disposable absorbent underwear (DAUs) are pull-up style adult diapers. These are worn like regular underwear and are often considered the greatest adult diapers for incontinent adults who are mobile and independent. Bariatric-style adult incontinence products are also available in both styles, and may be considered the best diapers for bariatric individuals.
Whether you are searching for the right incontinence product for yourself or someone you care for, it is important to consider the features and benefits of each style and type. Before making your selection compare the best adult diapers of 2022 to determine the option that is most ideal for you or your loved one.
1. Tranquility Premium OverNight Disposable Absorbent Underwear
The Best Overnight Adult Diapers
Sizes available: XS - 2XL
Price range: $16.99 - $18.99
Key features: Best Overnight Adult Diapers; Pull-on Style; Maximum Absorbency, Kufguard® (inner leg cuffs) for leakage protection
Tranquility Premium OverNight Disposable Absorbent Underwear (DAU) is our most popular adult diaper, and has been selected as the best adult diaper choice for those in need of long-term incontinence protection. The Tranquility Overnight DAU is a pull-up style product designed for maximum overnight protection. These DAUs are available in sizes XS to 2XL for individuals generally ranging from 65 lbs to 250 lbs or more. Premium OverNight DAU is designed for extended wear, so the wearer can sleep through the night with no leaks or odor. The OverNight DAU also helps protect fragile and sensitive skin and is also latex-free for those who are sensitive to various materials or have a latex allergy.
Here is an overview of all of the core features of the Tranquility Premium OverNight DAU.
When used throughout the night, Tranquility Premium OverNight DAU has the capacity to absorb more than an entire quart of liquid (for sizes medium through 2XL). The Tranquility Premium OverNight DAU features Tranquility’s Peach Mat Guarantee. The Tranquility Peach Mat core keeps skin dry and protected against breakdown, rashes, and discomfort for hours at a time or overnight; and provides odor reduction, PH neutralization of urine, and inhibits bacterial growth.
To try a sample of Tranquility Premium OverNight Disposable Absorbent Underwear, click here.
2. Tranquility ATN (All-Through-the-Night) Disposable Briefs
Most Popular Adult Brief
Sizes available: XS - XL
Price range: $7.99 - $14.99
Key features: Most Popular Adult Brief; Tab-Style Brief; Poly Backsheet, Kufguard® (inner leg cuffs) for leakage protection
Tranquility ATN (All-Through-the-Night) Disposable Briefs are a tape tab-style adult diaper with maximum absorbency to help promote uninterrupted sleep. Tranquility ATN Disposable Briefs are a preferred adult diaper for those who need a high-absorbency disposable adult incontinence product, or who may have a caregiver helping change the adult diaper. This diaper is great for urinary incontinence and bowel leakage.
These briefs are made for individuals with a waist size of 18" to more than 64" and come in sizes XS to XL. The briefs are great for individuals who need an overnight incontinence solution due to reflex incontinence and functional incontinence. Tranquility ATN Disposable Briefs are designed with poly backing (plastic backsheet; XS has a cloth-like backsheet) to eliminate leaks and can absorb up to 3 1/2 cups – more than double the average bladder void of approximately 1-1.5 cups of liquid. Here is a chart of how much liquid each size can hold.
The Tranquility ATN (All-Through-the-Night) Disposable Briefs features the Tranquility patented Peach Mat. The Peach Mat core is an essential part of what make these diapers the best, providing a superabsorbent core that helps to prevent rashes, dryness, and even severe odor due to urine. The Tranquility Peach Mat also prevents bacterial growth and infections from occurring while wearing the briefs for extended periods of time.
It is important to note that the Tranquility ATN Disposable Briefs in size XS features a clothlike backsheet and micro-hook closure tabs.
To try a sample of our best adult incontinence brief – the Tranquility ATN (All-Through-the-Night) Disposable Brief – click here.
3. Tranquility Premium DayTime Disposable Absorbent Underwear
Best Daytime Adult Diapers
Sizes available: Medium - 2XL
Price range: $16.99
Key features: Best Daytime Adult Diaper; Pull-on Style; Latex Free, Adult Diapers that Last All Day
Our customers selected Tranquility Premium DayTime Disposable Absorbent Underwearas the best product for discreet daytime incontinence protection. It’s a popular adult incontinence product for lasting through the day while at work or other activities. This diaper provides a highly absorbent solution that enables the freedom to participate in everyday activities without embarrassing leaks or odors.
Tranquility Premium DayTime DAU offers excellent absorbency and incontinence protection without the bulk. They include a flexible full-rise waist panel and tear-away side seams, which make changing them easier. The Tranquility Premium DayTime DAU is made with soft, body-conforming materials to maximize comfort and eliminate leaks without sacrificing absorbency and protection.
Here is how much fluid each size can hold.
Like the first two results in our list of 2022’s best adult diapers, the Tranquility Premium DayTime DAU features the Tranquility patented Peach Mat. The Peach Mat core is an essential part of what make these diapers great, providing a superabsorbent core that helps to prevent rashes, dryness, and even severe odor due to urine. The Tranquility Peach Mat also prevents bacterial growth and infections from occurring while wearing the briefs for extended periods of time.
The Tranquility Premium DayTime DAU is ideal for adults ranging from 120 lbs (size Medium) to 250 lbs (size 2XL). The Tranquility Premium DayTime DAU is not currently available in XS or Small sizes (shop the Tranquility Premium OverNight Disposable Absorbent Underwear for XS and S).
To try a sample of Tranquility Premium DayTime Disposable Absorbent Underwear click here.
4. Tranquility SmartCore® Disposable Briefs
Most Absorbent Adult Diapers
Sizes available: S - 2XL
Price range: $9.99 - $24.75
Key features: Most Absorbent Adult Brief; Tab-Style Brief; Clothlike Backsheet; Breathable; Latex-Free; Ideal For Caregivers
Tranquility SmartCore Disposable Briefs are among the most absorbent adult diapers available, enabling 6-8 hours of protection with each wear. The product includes the Tranquility patented Peach Mat absorbent core to ensure performance while preventing skin irritation, odor, and leakage. The Tranquility Peach Mat helps maintain skin health by neutralizing urine pH and preventing potentially harmful bacteria growth.
Tranquility SmartCore Disposable Briefs can absorb between 2.75 and 4.25 cups of liquid (depending on size) with each disposable diaper. This adult incontinence brief features side panels designed for maximum breathability, preventing moisture buildup while allowing for more airflow and less heat interference with the body.
Here is a quick overview video of all of the main features of the Tranquility SmartCore Disposable Briefs.
Caregivers prefer Tranquility SmartCore Disposable Briefs when caring for adults with incontinence because of the handy wetness indicator on the outside of the product makes it easy to know when it’s time for a change. Tranquility SmartCore Disposable Briefs are latex-free and come in color-coded sizes, an ideal option for caregivers who work with multiple patients or in larger care homes.
Choose Tranquility SmartCore Disposable Briefs if you are in need of durable, super absorbent adult diapers that are made for wearing throughout the day or night. With Tranquility SmartCore Disposable Briefs, you or your loved ones can enjoy everyday activities and routine tasks without worrying about leaks, irritation, odor, or discomfort.
To try a sample of Tranquility SmartCore Disposable Briefs click here.
5. Tranquility Essential Underwear - Heavy
Best Value Pull Up Diapers for Adults
Sizes available: Junior - 2XL
Price range: $16.99
Key features: Best Value Pull up; Pull-on Style; Clothlike; Latex-Free
Tranquility Essential Underwear - Heavy has the feel of traditional adult underwear while providing enough absorbency to enable the wearer to go about their everyday activities. This product’s cloth-like material minimizes noise while maximizing comfort. This top adult diaper is designed with a full-rise waist panel, optimal for the best fit possible, regardless of your weight and size.
Tranquility Essential Underwear - Heavy currently comes in 7 sizes: Junior, XS, Small, Medium, Large, XL, and 2XL to provide for individuals with waist measurements ranging from 15" to 80". This wide-ranging size range makes is a great option for children with incontinence who no longer fit in baby diaper sizes. This disposable underwear product is latex-free for those who struggle with latex allergies and skin sensitivities.
To try a sample of Tranquility Essential Underwear - Heavy click here.
6. Swimmates Disposable Swimwear
Best Disposable Swim Diaper
Sizes available: S - 2XL Plus
Price range: $19.99
Key features: Best Disposable Swim Diaper; Pull-on Style; For Bowel Containment; Latex-Free
Those who are incontinent do not have to feel left out when it comes to enjoying going to the beach or spending time in a swimming pool. Swimmates Disposable Swimwear are specifically designed to provide containment for bowel incontinence from occurring while swimming, allowing you to make the most out of any time you spend in the water.
This specialty product is available in both youth and adult sizes, providing comfort and dignity anytime you want to enjoy time in the water, at any age. This disposable swimwear is designed to provide discretion and boost confidence while in the water. They can be worn inside any traditional swimsuit to keep the pool and bathing suit clean anytime you are in the water.
Swimmates Disposable Swimwear is optimal for anyone dealing with bowel leakage. The blue moisture-proof barrier is designed for leakage protection and minimal swelling while the swimwear is in use. Inner leg cuffs are a feature of the product that assists with the containment of excrement. The swimwear is entirely latex-free and includes tear-away side seams for easy changing and disposal.
Currently, this product is available in sizes S-2XL Plus, fitting waists 22"-80". Each bag comes with 12-22 pairs depending on the size you require. The next time you want to spend a day in the water, consider using Swimmates Disposable Swimwear for complete and total protection.
To try a sample of Swimmates Disposable Swimwear click here.
Also check out our definitive guide to finding the best swim diapers for adults.
7. Attends Premier Briefs
Best Retail Store Disposable Diaper
Sizes available: Medium – X-Large
Price range: $29.24
Key features: Best Retail Store Disposable Diaper; Tab-Style Brief; Ultra-Plush, 100% Breathable
If you are looking for a quality adult diaper that is available online through our website and frequently found in many Discount Drug Marts or other retail stores, Attends Premium Briefs is a great solution! These tab-style briefs are designed for use by both men and women, and range in size from Medium (32”-44”) to Extra Large (58”-63”).
Attends Premium Briefs feature a Dry-Lock® Containment Core to lock away fluid faster, ConfidenceCuff™ leak guards for confident days and dignified nights, and SmartCool™ Breathability for comfort and skin health. These briefs also utilize an odor-controlling materials to minimize odors. Attends Premium products are all created for overnight protection. The high-rise, full-body fit of Attends Premier Briefs hug your body exactly where you want it to, so you feel confident, secure, and protected.
Attends Premier Briefs are becoming a popular solution for our customers seeking great protection during the day and through the night.
To try a sample of Attends Premium Briefs click here.
8. Tranquility Essential Underwear – Moderate
Most Affordable Absorbent Diaper
Sizes available: S - XL
Price range: $14.99 - $19.99
Key features: Most Affordable Absorbent Diaper, Highly Absorbent; Pull-on Style; Latex-Free
Tranquility Essential Underwear – Moderate is an optimal choice for adults with incontinence who want to maintain their everyday lifestyle without interruption, discomfort, or embarrassment. For someone with moderate to heavy incontinence, this Tranquility product is a perfect step up from incontinence products you find at standard retail stores. This pull-up style product is discreet and ideal for those who are interested in remaining active throughout each day.
Included is a cloth-like outer layer that keeps the adult diaper breathable and soft, helping prevent moisture buildup from heat and sweat. Additionally, the tear-away side seams allow for easy removal and changing of this latex-free diaper.
Take advantage of elastic leg gathers and comfortable material while you are at work, traveling, or simply enjoying an afternoon out of the house. They are an ideal choice for active adults and older adults who still wish to continue living life to the fullest without feeling isolated or embarrassed to partake in activities due to incontinence.
To try a sample of Tranquility Essential Underwear – Moderate click here.
9. Tranquility Slimline Original Disposable Briefs
Most Recommended Adult Diapers by Caregivers
Sizes available: Junior - XL
Price range: $6.99 - $16.99
Key features: Most Recommended Adult Diaper by Caregivers; Tab-Style Brief; Prevents odor and rashes; Latex-Free
Tranquility Slimline Original Disposable Briefs are designed for a slim and discreet fit, allowing you to wear them comfortably under everyday clothing without feeling or seeing them visibly. Smaller sizes (Jr-S) feature a cloth-like back-sheet, while larger sizes (M-XL) are poly-backed, preventing unwanted leaks or odors while walking and moving throughout your day.
Tranquility balances discretion while still featuring a super absorbent design that prevents skin irritation, rashes, and leaking. Additionally, this product features the Peach Mat Guarantee, protecting the skin against rashes, dryness, and also helps to eliminate and prevent odors from occurring. These briefs also assist with urine pH neutralization while working against the growth of bacteria due to natural sweat and movement while wearing them.
The Tranquility Slimline Original Disposable Brief is a top adult incontinence solution for urinary and/or fecal incontinence, requiring fewer changes while eliminating excessive and unnecessary laundry cycles. This brief features a wetness indicator along with re-fastenable tape tabs for quick checks, changes, and replacements. These latex-free briefs include elastic leg gathers that are soft and comfortable, plus channel fluid to the core to reduce the likelihood of leaks. They also come with printed size indicators, which are highly recommended for professionals working as caregivers or those who work in nursing homes with multiple care recipients. Sizes range from Junior or XL and fit waists ranging from 18"-64" for complete versatility. Junior-sized briefs are available for individuals who weigh 28-42 lbs.
To try a sample of Tranquility Slimline Original Disposable click here.
10. Abena Abri-Flex Disposable Underwear (M3 and L3)
Best Dermatology-Tested Adult Diaper
Sizes available: Medium & Large
Price range: $21.90
Key features: Highly Absorbent Adult Diaper; Pull-on Style; 3D dual core technology, Breathable
Abena Abri-Flex Disposable Underwear were developed by European manufacturer, ABENA Group, and are growing in popularity in the U.S. Known for making highly absorbent adult diapers, the Abena Abri-Flex Disposable Underwear M3 and L3 are two of their most absorbent styles. M and L stand for the sizes, Medium (32”-44”) and Large (40”-56”). This product features a unique top-dry system that is designed to provide a dry surface and rapid absorption.
Abri-Flex utilizes elastic Lycra threads, which provides a firm and comfortable body fit and stays in place for active use. This pull-up style product are breathable, allowing heat and moisture to escape. These adult diapers are latex-free and dermatology tested.
These disposable underwear are highly absorbent, stating they absorb 81 oz or 2,400 mL of fluid. For those with light to moderate incontinence, Abena offers a range of other incontinence products.
To try a sample of Abena Abri-Flex Disposable Underwear click here
11. Tranquility Essential Breathable Briefs - Heavy
Best Value Disposable Diaper
Brand: Tranquility Essential
Sizes available: S - XL
Price range: $14.99 - $19.99
Key features: Most Affordable Absorbent Diaper; Pull-on Style; Clothlike Backsheet; Latex-Free
Finding the best product is not always an easy task, especially with the array of choices available on the market today. One of our most affordable adult diaper solutions is the Tranquility Essential Breathable Briefs - Heavy. This tabbed brief includes a soft-wicking absorbent layer designed to accelerate moisture absorption. With the soft-wicking layer, maximize your protection while preventing leaks whether on-the-go or spending a day with family and friends.
These Tranquility briefs are known for their comfort, re-fastenable tape tabs, elastic leg gathers, and their secure fit. Feeling comfortable and confident is extremely important when making your choice, and the odor-protection and leak-protection of this product make that decision easier.
These briefs range in absorbency by size from just over 1 cup up to almost 3 cups of liquid, allowing for extended wear of up to six to eight hours. Avoid skin irritation, dryness, and rashes with these latex-free briefs. These briefs are available in six sizes, ranging from Youth to XL. This product uses color-coded identifying markers for each size and come in white, green, blue, and beige. The briefs are most suitable for waists ranging from 18"-64", though the Youth size has been designed to fit children weighing 28-42 lbs.
To try a sample of Tranquility Essential Breathable Briefs - Heavy click here.
12. Tranquility® Air-Plus™ Bariatric Brief
Best Bariatric Diapers / Extra Large Diapers
Sizes available: 4XL
Price range: $25.99
Key features: Best Bariatric Diaper; Best Extra Large Diapers for Adults, Tab-Style Brief; Breathable; Clothlike Backsheet; Prevents Leaks
Bariatric Briefs are adult diapers for men and women needing large absorbent products sized 3XL-5XL. Our best Bariatric Diaper is the Tranquility AIR-Plus Bariatric Brief. This product is size 4XL and fits waist sized from 70” – 106”.
This brief is 100% breathable, allowing air circulation that promotes skin health. Dual Wetness Indicators help wearers and caregivers know when to change the product. The high-rise design all-around, as well as micro-hook closure tabs allow for repositioning and multiple openings while maintaining a secure, fastened fit.
TTranquility was the first company to bring bariatric products to the market, recognizing the need for accessible incontinence protection for all body types. Years later, Tranquility continues to be inclusive in this regard with The Tranquility AIR-Plus Bariatric Brief leading the way.
To try a sample of Tranquility AIR-Plus Bariatric Brief click here.
Finding the right adult diaper is essential whether you are in need for yourself or looking for someone you care for. Some adult diapers are optimal for small accidents (light protection) while others are designed to protect the heaviest of incontinent episodes and protect throughout entire days and overnight (maximum protection). Luckily, there is a wide range of products available to accommodate even the most specific health situations.
Finding the best incontinence product can do more than prevent leakage – it can empower you or someone you know in a way that brings comfort, confidence, and enjoyment to everyday life.
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Here is how the top products compare.
|Product Name||Award Won||Product Style||Absorbent Capacity (Urine)||Sizes Available||Fecal / Bowel Incontinence||Additional Features||Latex Free?||Where to Buy|
|Tranquility® Premium OverNight™ Disposable Absorbent Underwear||Best Overnight Adult Diaper||Disposable Absorbent Underwear (DAU) – Pull-on Style||20.3 oz - 34 oz||17” – 80”||Yes||Peach Mat Guarantee||Latex-free||Shop Now|
|Tranquility® ATN™ (All-Through-the-Night) Disposable Briefs||Most Popular Adult Brief||Disposable Brief – Tab-Style||18.5 oz - 34 oz||18” – 64”||Yes||Peach Mat Guarantee||Latex-free||Shop Now|
|Tranquility® Premium DayTime™ Disposable Absorbent Underwear||Best Daytime Adult Diaper||Disposable Absorbent Underwear (DAU) – Pull-on Style||25 oz||34” – 80”||Yes||Peach Mat Guarantee||Latex-free||Shop Now|
|Tranquility® SmartCore® Disposable Briefs||Most Absorbent Adult Diaper||Disposable Brief – Tab-Style||22 oz - 34 oz||32” – 64”||Yes||Peach Mat Guarantee||Latex-free||Shop Now|
|Tranquility® Essential Underwear - Heavy||Best Value Pull Up Diapers for Adults||Disposable Absorbent Underwear (DAU) – Pull-on Style||14.5 oz - 19 oz||15” – 80”||Yes||Breathable Cloth-like Outer Layer||Latex-free||Shop Now|
|Swimmates® Disposable Swimwear||Best Disposable Swim Diaper||Disposable Swimwear – Pull-on Style||N/A – for Bowel Containment only||22” – 80”||Yes||Designed for bowel containment||Latex-free||Shop Now|
|Attends Premier Briefs||Best Retail Store Disposable Diaper||Disposable Brief – Tab-Style||Not indicated||32” – 63”||Yes||100% Breathable||Latex-free||Shop Now|
|Tranquility® Essential Underwear - Moderate||Most Affordable Absorbent Diaper||Disposable Absorbent Underwear (DAU) – Pull-on Style||13.5 oz||22” – 66”||Yes||Tear-away Side Seams||Latex-free||Shop Now|
|Tranquility® Slimline® Original Disposable Briefs||Most Recommended Adult Diaper by Caregivers||Disposable Brief – Tab-Style||10.2 oz - 23.7 oz||< 18” – 64” (Junior size is 28 - 42 lbs)||Yes||Peach Mat Guarantee||Latex-free||Shop Now|
|Tranquility Essential Breathable Briefs - Heavy||Best Value Disposable Diaper||Disposable Brief – Tab-Style||12 oz - 23 oz||18” – 80” (X-small size is 28 - 42 lbs)||Yes||100% Breathable||Latex-free||Shop Now|
|Tranquility® AIR-Plus™ Bariatric Brief||Best Bariatric Diapers / Extra Large Diapers||Disposable Brief – Tab-Style||34 oz||70” – 106”||Yes||Peach Mat Guarantee||Latex-free||Shop Now|
About Comfort Plus
Since 1992, we have prided ourselves in providing the best adult diapers, briefs, disposable underwear, and other incontinence supplies on the market.
Comfort Plus features products that have been proven to prevent embarrassing moments, skin breakdowns, and other side effects associated with incontinence and other bladder issues. Learn more about Comfort Plus.
About the Author
Nathan is a Gerontologist who currently works as a Content Marketing Specialist for a leading continence care product manufacturer. He has worked in the healthcare industry for nearly 10 years, including the last four years focusing on incontinence-related educational content.
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