Jeremiah Waye: I whear diapers all my life my brother and can't not get anny help to get
DiAPERiDOL: All body-worn 'Blue-Strip' products feel horrible!! Like wearing sandpaper,
especially when wet, and they all eventually get wet!!
We've thoroughly tested Prevail's entire line of incontinence products,
from Prevail's adult briefs, protective underwear and bladder control pads
from both retail and institutional lines, and on the whole, Prevail
categorically fails to meet even the minimum standards of quality for
equivalent European brands, on all fronts. In fact, Prevail's entire lineup
suffers from the same 'cost-cutting' measures similar to current USA-made
Attends and USA-made Tena products, featuring no inner-leg leak barriers,
no standing leak-cuffs or leak-guards, tapes that break, don't stick or
simply fall apart, thinner pulp and less overall fluff, inferior
construction lacking in features, cheap feeling low-grade materials and
that uncomfortable 'blue-strip' or 'white-strip' center panel, which is a
porous plastic laminate mesh 'dri-layer' that always separates, bunches up,
rubs the skin and sticks to you like wet scratchy sandpaper and more, all
dramatically reducing user comfort, leak-free confidence and I daresay, use
and enjoyment for active consumers.
Unfortunately, Prevail has become a 'regulated monopoly,' and now currently
dominates US institutional, nursing care, hospital, state and Federal aide
contracts and shelf space at most retail drugstores and supermarkets.
Prevail relies on the fact that American consumers don't know any better,
or simply aren't aware that more comfortable, more absorbent and higher
quality incontinence products exist for the active incontinence sufferer,
so they wind up buying Prevail because it is the only product in front of
them at stores, and more often than not, the only brand made available
through their insured supplier. Such are the monopolistic marketing
practices intentionally exploited by Prevail, practices that unfairly skew
brand penetration numbers, sales and marketing data, and creates a false
sense of consumer awareness that plays in its favor.
As the saying goes, "The rich get richer!" popularity figures based on
Prevail's sales volumes are a misrepresentation of reality, consumers'
don't buy Prevail products because they love or trust the brand, they buy
Prevail because little else is accessible for them to purchase, whether
obtained through insurance, purchased from an online medical supply house,
a supermarket or retail drugstore, or by prescription from a urologist or
When 'accessibility' determines 'product availability,' whatever product
saturates the market, is the product that can sets the universal standard
by which all brands compare, so long as that brand remains most-accessible,
like Prevail is in the US, that product's quality standard, high or low,
maintains control over the globally accepted standard. As such, wherever
Prevail employs cuts corners, further reduces quality or cheapens its
products even more, others brands follow suit, the same can go in reverse
for higher quality and newer product innovations, but to a much lesser
degree. Dominating the US market with low-quality products as the universal
standard, has allowed Prevail to flood America with higher-cost,
lower-grade incontinence products, which further allows itself to dominate
the incontinence sector through exclusive Federal supply-chain contracts
with medical insurance, institutional suppliers, Veteran's hospitals,
HMO's and vast, untold numbers of young and old Medicare/Medicaid
recipients, eventually squeezing out unequivocally superior brands like
Abena, Molicare and Tranquility, and setting a presidence of 'low-quality
disposables' and 'thinner is better' mindset as the industry-wide
defacto-standard on all made-for-US products. Not only has Prevail's
tactics proved a detriment to the quality of incontinence products in
America, it has also paved the way for previously-superior brands like
Attends-USA and Tena-USA to directly copy their methodology of cut-corners,
diminished quality control and overall lowering of standards to an all time
abysmal new low, a diminished level of inferior-quality neither brand could
get away with in markets outside of the US (Europe, Asia, South America et
The company that makes Prevail, "First Quality," is a misnomer, it's the
exact reverse of what the name implies. Any sub-par, low-grade brand like
Prevail that is granted the ability (dare I say responsibility) to define
product quality on a nationwide scale, and establish impetus for standards
on feature-sets for large, voiceless consumer demographics, should never
choose whatever makes them the most amount of money, and that is exactly
what Prevail has done. Follow the money and you'll find the culprits 'Why?"
so many US-made incontinence products are now categorically inferior to
their identical-brand name counterparts sold in every nation outside of the
Luckily, consumers are getting frustrated over lower-quality products as
the only option available to them, thanks in part to monopolies of
shelf-space by inferior US-brands like Prevail among others. It appears the
growing dissatisfaction among US-consumers has caught the attention of some
of the biggest names in the premium European incontinence sector, who are
starting to look across the ocean at several key areas for massive growth.
The adult incontinence market still has plenty of room to grow in places
like the USA, where inferior products maintain a veritable choke-hold over
retail space, more and more seniors are living longer and staying active,
while more and more younger Americans are being diagnosed for a variety of
chronic incontinence conditions, it's from these underserved populations
that European manufactures see an untapped market, and huge dollar signs.
Based on rising consumer dissatisfaction in America, and steadily rising
levels of direct-to-consumer import sales of European incontinence
products, it's no wonder US manufacturers haven't capitalized on this. The
fact remains, more and more incontinence sufferers are leading normal,
physically active lives, they are willing and able to pay top dollar for
high quality products, which they order online. With such a windfall,
European manufacturers hope to fill the voids created by the saturation of
low-tier US-made products primarily designed, marketed and sold for use by
infirmed, bed-ridden elderly, or for nursing home residents.
Prevail's tradition of low-quality, thinner and cheaper, no-frills adult
incontinence products, equals more frequent 'diaper changes,' which means
more total units sold, increased volume penetration that looks good
on-paper, leading to higher sales volumes, more contracts based, more
product moved out the door, and higher profits, a downward cycle of reduced
quality traded for higher margins, and a trend that only hurts consumers
because it allows the lowest-quality denominator to flood the market,
diminishing accessibility to far more absorbent, higher quality "premium
brands" which are the retail standards everywhere else in the world.
Although higher-priced per unit, with Prevail, cost doesn't determine
better value, it's actually the reverse. Prevail, as a US-made brand name,
mostly consists of inferior, lower-tier, lower-value incontinence products
which lack even the most basic design, quality and material construction
essentials so commonly found in brands made and sold to markets in Europe,
Asia and South America, and why we highly discourage people from
PREVAIL-BRAND PRODUCTS, all the worse-for-wear, lacking most in comfort,
quality and usable features for leak prevention and bladder/bowel
incontinence of any level or kind.
In summary, Prevail's entire line of adult incontinence products are
at-best, grossly outdated and sub-par quality compared to any other brand
manufactured and sold OUTSIDE of the US, and just goes to show that market
dominance is not necessarily a reflection superior quality, but rather by
profit motive, consumer comfort be damned!
NOTE: What is said and true about Prevail's products, can also be applied
to USA-made Attends-brand, and USA-made Tena-brand products, with some
variation on market penetration and retail availability to Prevail. Both
Attends & Tena make inferior products for the US retail and institutional
market, and like Prevail, both brands appear less concerned about user
needs (comfort, absorbancy, features) and more concerned about
cost-cutting, reductions of quality and non-woven materials used, and
providing less overall, dollar-for-dollar value on any product made for the
US market-only. In markets outside of the US however, both Tena & Attends
shine, they are value-rich, top-notch premium brands enjoyed by consumers
around the world, featuring all the 'bells & whistles' of comfort,
absorbancy and leak-proof protection and performance one could want. In
America, Attends & Tena brands are identical to Prevail, cheaply made, sub
par on absorbency, and grossly overpriced.
Jennifer Beck: ............
The blind redneck: Would you say these are comparable to a depends or tranquility in terms of
diaperman89: Amazon has them.
Jason Carpp: I also appreciate a diaper with strong tapes that don't come undone when
Freddie Ploeger: What is your channel
Joe Buscher JR: The newer diapers have two lines for the wetness indicator and the diaper
is a darker blue. First quality change their diapers about eight months
ago. The diapers you got have to be over a year old may want to look at the
lot number and contact first quality.
SJ Frank: Where do you get them?
john caldwell: do a video on the tena slip diaper form the UK.if u go to bambino diapers u
can buy a sample to try out.they are plastic backing.
jacob Coulter: Why do you still wear diapers
Joe Buscher JR: The diapers that you were testing our old the newer one stick butter
Roy Toomey: I have to disagree with you on that comment - diaper rash creams &
baby/talcum power on the hands can contaminate the tapes. You need to clean
your hands after using them, so that tapes on the diaper can stick.
diaperman89: I will put them on my list.. Thanks.
crashman898989: Thanks for the info and compared to some others the First Quality diapers
look like they fit you well.I am on the short side and they don't fit me as
diaperman89: Thank you for the info. Sometimes it hard to keep up with the
manufacturer's. I will see if I can find some of the newer versions and do
another review...... at some point.
josiahward02: love them
Jason Carpp: I've never tried First Quality diapers before. I like a diaper that has
elastic at both the legs and the waist. I also like a diaper with the poly
backing, rather than the cloth backing.
Dave S: I love your reviews. I had some prostate problems and had to wear diapers
for a short time. It was helpful to see what different diapers look like...
john caldwell: they should have put leak guards beside the leg gathers on the inside of
the diaper.pampers and baby diapers has leak guards on the inside of the
diaper to keep the pee form leaking out"
john caldwell: im sorry to tell u this.the green part beside the leg gathers or call leak
guards".because leak guards keep pee form comeing out the diaper.the bule
diaper has the old bule color like the vintage huggiess.bule for boys and
pink for girls".i remember