I used to LOVE the Depend Underwear. They changed my life, giving me back the confidence to go out an do things where I can't instantly find a bathroom (or at least a bush). I could have been a corporate salesperson for them.
I just tried the newest version of the RealFit underwear, as I am tired of having to mail-order what I need from overseas.
These look great, they fit great--I must say they get an A+ for that. It is amazing how comfortable they are for me, both physically and mentally.
But they don't work at all for even the tiniest amount of fecal incontinence, not even 3ml of what is basically water. And this is the problem I have. The pad has been moved so far up and the product so optimized for males with urinary incontinence that it is now worthless for everything else. I tried all variations of the product in all sizes. Being a scientist, I even cut them apart and compared the pads; turns out that all the men's underwear products use the identical absorbent pad.
I give them a 4 star rating for because they fit so well and I imagine they work well for LIGHT urinary incontinence. I ended up with a NASTY urinary/prostate infection and while driving, I instantly had an near-uncontrollable, painful need to urinate. I was driving around in a panic trying to find a public restroom (naturally this all happened in a city dense residential area) and since I was wearing these, I finally had to let some of the urine out (less than 100ml/3oz) just to see if it would let the pressure off long enough for me to find something. But it leaked all over me and my pants. It was fortunate I had leather seats, but I still had to drive home and change.
If you slowly leak or dribble urine, and want something as close to underwear as possible, please try these. For anything else, I can't recommend them.
We appreciate the thorough review, Brett2. When our consumers share their stories with us, it helps us as we are continually assessing our products. We do want to mention that our products are designed for urinary incontinence only, and not fecal incontinence. We will pass your comments along to our team. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact us here, https://www.depend.com/contact-us. Thanks again!