Millions of incontinent individuals around the world wear adult diapers each year. Choosing the best adult diaper can help you get more out of each day, and the best adult diapers for sleeping through the night can tremendously improve your quality of life or the quality of life for your loved ones.
We polled shoppers of Comfort Plus Online and found the following 11 adult incontinence products (adult diapers) to be the best adult diapers of 2021. Read below to learn more about the products in the list. Please note this list will be regularly updated to keep the best products on 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. Remember to check back to see the most up to date list of best adult diapers.
Here are 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 EliteCare Disposable Briefs
- Best Value Pull Up Diapers for Adults: Select Disposable Absorbent Underwear
- Best Disposable Swim Diaper: Swimmates Disposable Swimwear
- Best Breathable Adult Diaper: Tranquility SmartCore Disposable Briefs
- Most Affordable Absorbent Diaper: ComfortCare Disposable Absorbent Underwear
- Most Recommended Adult Diaper by Caregivers: Tranquility Slimline Original Disposable Briefs
- Best Value Disposable Diaper: Select Disposable Briefs
- Best Extra Large Diapers for Adults: Tranuility Air-Plus™ Bariatric Brief
We recommend you check out our new Best Liners & Incontinence Pads guide too.
About the Categories Included In Our List
Adult diapers come in many styles, to serve all people with urinary incontinence and fecal incontinence, and the range of conditions they face. The right adult diaper can transform your life, giving you the confidence to pursue the activities you love with the people you love. The best adult diapers will be the most absorbent and comfortable, eliminating odors and keeping skin dry.
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 a baby diaper. These are often considered the best adult diapers for caregivers who need to put on and change the incontinence products for an adult living with incontinence. Disposable absorbent underwear (or DAUs) are pull-up style adult diapers. These are worn like regular underwear, and are often considered the best adult diapers for incontinent adults who are ore mobile and independent.
Bariatric-style adult incontinence products are also available, and may be considered the best adult diapers for bariatric individuals.
Whether you are searching for the right adult diaper for yourself or another adult with incontinence, it is important to consider the features and benefits of each style and type. Before selecting an adult diaper that is right for you or your loved one, compare the best adult diapers of 2021 to determine the option that is most ideal.The Results are in:
1. Tranquility Premium OverNight Disposable Absorbent Underwear
The Best Overnight Adult Diaper
Sizes available: XS - 2XL
Price range: $16.99 - $18.99
Key features: Best overnight adult diaper; 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 incontinence product designed for maximum overnight protection. These DAU-style (pull-up) adult diapers are available in sizes XS to 2XL for individuals ranging from 65 lbs to 250 lbs or more. Premium OverNight Disposable Absorbent Underwear 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 for those who have a latex allergy.
When used throughout the night, Tranquility Premium OverNight Disposable Absorbent Underwear has the capacity to absorb more than an entire quart of liquid (for sizes medium through 2XL). The Tranquility Premium OverNight Disposable Absorbent Underwear 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.
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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; Tape-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 product is great for urinary incontinence and bowel leakage.
The adult incontinence 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 (All-Through-the-Night) 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.
The Tranquility ATN (All-Through-the-Night) Disposable Briefs features the Tranquility patented Peach Mat. The Peach Mat core is an essential part of the best adult diapers, 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 (All-Through-the-Night) Disposable Briefs in size XS features a cloth-like backsheet and micro-hook closure tabs.
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3. Tranquility Premium DayTime Disposable Absorbent Underwear
Best Daytime Adult Diaper
Sizes available: Medium - 2XL
Price range: $16.99
Key features: Best daytime adult diaper; Pull-on Style; Latex Fre1e, Adult Diapers that Last All Day
Our customers selected Tranquility Premium DayTime Disposable Absorbent Underwear as the best product for discreet daytime incontinence protection. It’s a popular adult incontinence product for lasting through the day while at work or recreation. This diaper provides a highly absorbent solution that enables the freedom to participate in everyday activities without embarrassing leaks or odors.
Tranquility Premium DayTime Disposable Absorbent Underwear offers excellent absorbency and incontinence protection without the bulk. This underwear-style adult diaper includes a flexible full-rise waist panel and tear-away side seams, which make putting it on and taking it off easier. The Tranquility Premium DayTime Disposable Absorbent Underwear is made with soft, body-conforming materials to maximize comfort and eliminate leaks without sacrificing absorbency and protection.
Like the first two results in our list of 2021’s best adult diapers, the Tranquility Premium DayTime DAU features the Tranquility patented Peach Mat. The Peach Mat core is an essential part of the best adult diapers, 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 Disposable Absorbent Underwear is ideal for adults ranging from 120 lbs (size Medium) to 250 lbs (size 2XL). The Tranquility Premium DayTime Disposable Absorbent Underwear is not currently available in XS or Small sizes (shop the Tranquility Premium OverNight Disposable Absorbent Underwear for XS and S).
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4. Tranquility EliteCare Disposable Briefs
Most Absorbent Adult Diaper
Sizes available: Medium - XL
Price range: $21.99 - $24.99
Key features: Most Absorbent Adult Brief; Tape-Tab Closures; Best Value Adult Brief; Latex-Free; Ideal For Caregivers
Tranquility EliteCare Disposable Briefs are the most absorbent adult incontinence brief available, with a capacity to absorb up to 44oz. of fluid. That translates into approximately three full voids (based on research-based averages). And because the super-absorbent core keeps moisture away from the skin, EliteCare’s longer wear times won’t result in painful rashes or skin breakdown. These disposable briefs are great for light bladder leakage as well as heavy incontinence.
EliteCare is a favorite of caregivers who are working with stroke survivors and other adults who have difficulty with mobility or motor control. Easy tape-tab closures and the strong cloth-like backsheet make changing the adult incontinence brief easy.
EliteCare Maximum Absorbency Adult Incontinence Briefs offer the greatest value, absorbing the most fluid per dollar spent. They are available in Medium, Large, and XL.
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5. Select Disposable Absorbent Underwear
Best Value Pull Up Diapers for Adults
Sizes available: XS - 2XL
Price range: $16.99
Key features: Best Value Pull up; Pull-on Style; Cloth-like Backsheet; Latex-Free
Select Disposable Absorbent Underwear has the feel of traditional adult underwear while providing incontinence protection and enough absorbency to enable the wearer to go about their everyday activities. The Select Disposable Absorbent Underwear is easy to put on and take off and provides comfortable material that is ideal for those who are seeking an absorbent adult incontinence solution that is not uncomfortable, bulky, or noisy. The Select Disposable Absorbent Underwear’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.
Select Disposable Absorbent Underwear currently comes in 7 sizes: Youth, XS, Small, Medium, Large, XL, and 2XL to provide for individuals who have waist measurements ranging from 17" to 80". Select Disposable Absorbent Underwear’s size range makes is a great option for children with incontinence who no longer fit in baby diaper sizes. The Select Disposable Absorbent Underwear is latex-free for those who struggle with latex allergies and skin sensitivities.
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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; For Bowel Containment; Latex-Free
Those who are incontinent do not have to feel left out when it comes to swimming and 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.
Swimmates Disposable Swimwear are available in both youth and adult sizes, providing comfort and dignity anytime you want to enjoy water activities such as swimming, water aerobics, or even a day at the beach. The disposable swimwear is designed to provide discretion and boost confidence while in the water. Wear Swimmates Disposable Swimwear 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 also included with the Swimmates Disposable Swimwear, assisting with the containment of excrement. The swimwear is entirely latex-free and includes tear-away side seams for easy changing and disposal.
Currently, Swimmates Disposable Swimwear is available in sizes S-2XL Plus, fitting waists 22"-80". Each bag of Swimmates Disposable Swimwear 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.
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Also check out our definitive guide to finding the best swim diapers for adults.
7. Tranquility SmartCore Disposable Briefs
Best Breathable Adult Diaper
Sizes available: S - 2XL
Price range: $9.99 - $24.75
Key features: Best Breathable Adult Diaper; Tape-Tab Style; Prevents odors and rashes; Latex-Free, Kufguard® (inner leg cuffs) for leakage protection
Tranquility SmartCore Disposable Briefs are among the most absorbent adult diapers available, enabling 6-8 hours of protection with each wear. The disposable briefs include 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 briefs features side panels designed for maximum breathability, preventing moisture buildup while allowing for more airflow and less heat interference with the body.
Caregivers prefer Tranquility SmartCore Disposable Briefs when caring for adults with incontinence because 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 also come in color-coded sizes, an ideal option for caregivers who work with multiple care recipients or 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.
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8. ComfortCare Disposable Absorbent Underwear
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
ComfortCare Disposable Absorbent Underwear 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, ComfortCare Disposable Absorbent Underwear is a perfect step up from incontinence products you find at retail stores (grocery stores, Big Box stores, pharmacies, etc). ComfortCare Disposable Absorbent Underwear is discreet, comfortable, and designed to work for those who are interested in remaining active throughout each day.
ComfortCare Disposable Absorbent Underwear includes 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. ComfortCare Disposable Absorbent Underwear diapers are also latex-free.
With the ComfortCare Disposable Absorbent Underwear, take advantage of elastic leg gathers and comfortable material while you are at work, traveling, or simply enjoying an active afternoon out on the town. ComfortCare Disposable Absorbent Underwear is 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.
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9. Tranquility Slimline Original Disposable Briefs
Most Recommended Adult Diaper by Caregivers
Sizes available: Junior - XL
Price range: $6.99 - $16.99
Key features: Most Recommended Adult Diaper by Caregivers; Tape-Tab Style; 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. Larger sizes (M-XL) are poly-backed, preventing unwanted leaks or odors while walking and moving throughout your day. Smaller sizes (Jr-S) feature a cloth-like backsheet.
Tranquility’s Slimline adult diapers feature a super absorbent design that prevents skin irritation, rashes, and leaking. Additionally, the Tranquility Slimline Original Disposable Briefs features the Peach Mat Guarantee, protecting the skin against rashes, dryness, and also helps to eliminate and prevent odors from occurring. The 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. Each Tranquility Slimline adult diaper features a wetness indicator along with re-fastenable tape tabs for quick checks, changes, and replacements. The briefs include elastic leg gathers that are soft and comfortable, plus channel fluid to the core to reduce the likelihood of leaks. The Tranquility Slimline Original Disposable Briefs 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. The briefs are latex-free, optimal for individuals who are sensitive or allergic to latex and for those who have sensitive skin. 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.
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10. Select Disposable Briefs
Best Value Disposable Diaper
Sizes available: Juniors - XL
Price range: $5.99 - $10.99
Key features: Best Value Disposable Diaper; Tape-Tab Style; Poly Backsheet; Prevents Leaks
Finding the very best adult diaper 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 Select Disposable Briefs. Select Disposable Briefs include a blue soft-wicking absorbent layer designed to accelerate moisture absorption. With the soft-wicking layer, maximize your protection while preventing leaks when you are on-the-go, working, or spending a day with family and friends.
The Select Disposable 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 choosing the best adult diaper. Avoiding odors and preventing leaks is easy with Select Disposable Briefs.
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 6-8 hours. Select Disposable Briefs are also latex-free with odor control and prevention that is built-in. Avoid skin irritation, dryness, and rashes from developing with these briefs. Select Disposable Briefs are available in 6 sizes, ranging from Youth to XL. Select Disposable Briefs use 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 of the Select Disposable Briefs has been designed to fit children weighing 28-42 lbs.
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11. 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, Tape-Tab Style; Breathable; Cloth-like 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”. For larger adults who need incontinence protection, this top-rated adult diaper is our best bariatric diaper.
The Tranquility AIR-Plus Bariatric Brief is 100% breathable, allowing air circulation that promotes skin health. The high-rise design in the front and rear assures a secure and comfortable fit. Dual Wetness Indicators help wearers and caregivers know when to change the product. Micro-hook closure tabs allow for repositioning and multiple openings while maintaining a secure, fastened fit.
Tranquility was the first company to bring plus-size (bariatric) products to the market, realizing that larger and heavy people need excellent incontinence protection. Years later, Tranquility continues to be a leader in the Bariatric diaper category. The Tranquility AIR-Plus Bariatric Brief continues to be one of the largest absorbent products available today. Buy Tranquility AIR-Plus Bariatric Brief 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). There are plenty of options available on the market that provide protection for those who are in need of daytime, overnight, and even waterproof diapers for swimming and water-centric activities.
With the right adult diaper, you can prevent leakage, odor, irritation, and discomfort. Finding the best adult diapers for you or someone you know is a way to bring 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||34 oz||17” – 80”||Yes||Peach Mat Guarantee||Yes, this is Latex-free.||Shop Now|
|Tranquility® ATN™ (All-Through-the-Night) Disposable Briefs||Most Popular Adult Brief||Disposable Brief – Tape-tab Style||27.5 oz||18” – 64”||Yes||Peach Mat Guarantee||Yes, this is 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||Yes, this is Latex-free.||Shop Now|
|Tranquility® EliteCare® Disposable Briefs||Most Absorbent Adult Diaper||Disposable Brief – Tape-tab Style||44 oz||32” – 64”||Yes||Peach Mat Guarantee||Yes, this is Latex-free.||Shop Now|
|Select® Disposable Absorbent Underwear||Best Value Pull Up Diapers for Adults||Disposable Absorbent Underwear (DAU) – Pull-on Style||19 oz||17” – 80”||Yes||Breathable Cloth-like Outer Layer||Yes, this is 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||Yes, this is Latex-free.||Shop Now|
|Tranquility® SmartCore® Disposable Briefs||Best Breathable Adult Diaper||Disposable Brief – Tape-tab Style||34 oz||24” – 80”||Yes||Peach Mat Guarantee||Yes, this is Latex-free.||Shop Now|
|ComfortCare™ Disposable Absorbent Underwear||Most Affordable Absorbent Diaper||Disposable Absorbent Underwear (DAU) – Pull-on Style||13.5 oz||22” – 66”||Yes||Tear-away Side Seams||Yes, this is Latex-free.||Shop Now|
|Tranquility® Slimline® Original Disposable Briefs||Most Recommended Adult Diaper by Caregivers||Disposable Brief – Tape-tab Style||21.4 oz||< 18” – 64” (Junior size is 28 - 42 lbs)||Yes||Peach Mat Guarantee||Yes, this is Latex-free.||Shop Now|
|Select® Disposable Briefs||Best Value Disposable Diaper||Disposable Brief – Tape-tab Style||19.3 oz||< 18” – 64” (Junior size is 28 - 42 lbs)||Yes||Wetness Indicator||Yes, this is Latex-free.||Shop Now|
|Tranquility® AIR-Plus™ Bariatric Brief||Best Bariatric Diapers / Extra Large Diapers||Disposable Brief – Tape-tab Style||34 oz||70” – 106”||Yes||Peach Mat Guarantee||Yes, this is Latex-free.||Shop Now|
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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.