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Tape On / Tab Style / Disposable Adult Briefs

The most common answer to bladder control loss and bowel control loss is the brief-style disposable adult diaper. In manufacturer speak associated with the incontinence industry, tab-top, or tape-on adult diapers are usually called "briefs". Of the universe of incontinence products available, these protective undergarments typically offer the greatest absorbency, the most consistent leakage protection, and the most security in terms of fit and staying in place. Read more

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Tranquility ATN (All-Through-the-Night) Briefs (Tape - on)

Tranquility ATN (All-Through-the-Night) Briefs (Tape - on)

A latex-free, disposable adult brief with maximum ...

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MoliCare Super Plus Overnight Adult Diapers Tab-Top

MoliCare Super Plus Overnight Adult Diapers Tab-Top

These extra-absorbent overnight incontinence diape...

$54.99

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FitRight Ultra Briefs

FitRight Ultra Briefs

Fitright briefs provide big name protection withou...

$19.99

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ComfortAire PM Extended Wear Briefs

ComfortAire PM Extended Wear Briefs

ComfortAire briefs are specifically designed for o...

$74.99

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ComfortAire Adult Diapers

ComfortAire Adult Diapers

The breathable cover of this diaper allows for com...

$49.99

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Prevail Per-Fit Adult Briefs

Prevail Per-Fit Adult Briefs

Front tab style incontinence briefs. Soft cotton o...

$16.99

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Baribrief Bariatric Adult Diaper

Baribrief Bariatric Adult Diaper

The stretchable side wings of this adult protectiv...

$33.99

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Abena Abri-Form Premium Adult Brief - Extra Capacity (Level 3)

Abena Abri-Form Premium Adult Brief - Extra Capacity (Level 3)

Up to 3 times the capacity. Wetness indicator & od...

$34.99

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Unique Wellness Superio Tape-on Briefs

Unique Wellness Superio Tape-on Briefs

Unique Wellness Superio Series Briefs,Pale Blue, 2...

$27.99

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Cardinal Value Basic Breathable Brief

Cardinal Value Basic Breathable Brief

Soft, cloth-like outer fabric provides improved co...

$16.99

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Select Disposable Adult Briefs

Select Disposable Adult Briefs

These disposable adult briefs are latex-free, desi...

$9.99

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TENA Stretch Super Briefs

TENA Stretch Super Briefs

Maximum protection for nighttime and prolonged usa...

$29.99

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Attends Waistband Style Briefs

Attends Waistband Style Briefs

Provides a more customized fit with its unique sof...

$17.99

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TENA Classic Briefs

TENA Classic Briefs

Tena Classic style incontinence briefs with new de...

$19.99

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Abri-Form Level 4 Heavy Absorbency X-Plus Comfort Adult Briefs by Abena

Abri-Form Level 4 Heavy Absorbency X-Plus Comfort Adult Briefs by Abena

Highest quality incontinence products from Abena. ...

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Prevail Nu-Fit Briefs

Prevail Nu-Fit Briefs

An Advanced Zoning System provides superior incont...

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TENA Super Briefs

TENA Super Briefs

This tab-style disposable adult diaper ensures dry...

$24.99

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Depend Adjustable Underwear - Maximum Absorbency

Depend Adjustable Underwear - Maximum Absorbency

Can be changed without removing clothes. Slips on ...

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TENA® Stretch Ultra Briefs

TENA® Stretch Ultra Briefs

For moderate to heavy bladder & bowel protection. ...

$29.99

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Tranquility® Slimline Breathable Brief

Tranquility® Slimline Breathable Brief

Breathable sides allow air to circulate in and aro...

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Abena Abri-Form Premium Adult Brief (Tape-on) Level 4 Super Capacity

Abena Abri-Form Premium Adult Brief (Tape-on) Level 4 Super Capacity

Offers up to four times the absorbency of store-br...

$27.99

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Wings Choice Plus Quilted Adult Briefs

Wings Choice Plus Quilted Adult Briefs

Featuring a special quilted lining, this brief off...

$13.99

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Abena Abri-Form Premium Adult Brief - Moderate Capacity (Level 2)

Abena Abri-Form Premium Adult Brief - Moderate Capacity (Level 2)

The Premium Brief Line is designed to provide the ...

$34.99

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FitRight Restore Disposable Adult Briefs

FitRight Restore Disposable Adult Briefs

Restore adult diapers intended for heavy incontine...

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Disposable Briefs
They generally feature a cloth-like or plastic outer surface, a highly absorbent inner core, leg elastics, and either tape tabs or hook-and-loop fasteners. These tape-ons or tab-tops are designed much like infant diapers, often with two adhesive tabs (instead of one tab as in infant diapers) positioned for better placement and tighter fit when in use.

Due to their easier application and removal for a caregiver, Tape-on briefs are often the make of choice for the bed-ridden or those in hospice care. Conversely, because tape-on briefs are slightly more cumbersome to put on, individuals purchasing incontinence products for themselves will often default to a pullup diaper (often called disposable underwear).

Based on our own Parentgiving advisors, caregivers, and user reviews, our highest rated and consistently bestselling briefs are the Molicare Super Plus, Tranquility ATN, Abena Abri-Form, the Original Unique Wellness Brief, Tena Stretch Super, and Prevail PM. The best values on a per unit basis would be to purchase a case version of Tranquility ATN (All-thru-the-Nights), Prevail PM, or TENA Stretch Super. The Abena Abri-Flex and the original Unique Wellness Brief carry the largest claimed capacity for absorption of urine.

Choosing between Plastic backed briefs and textile backed briefs is a final question we often field regarding adult briefs. In general, plastic backed briefs leak less, are more secure, stretch and sag less, and are provide a more stable surface for the tabs to adhere. The downside is the plastic backed briefs can crinkle and make noise if the user is up and about. Despite manufacturers' claims about textile backed briefs offering breathability and thus greater skin integrity versus plastic backed briefs, we find those claims to be dubious. Having a lot of absorbent material to wick away urine during overnight periods without periodic changing plays a much greater factor in maintaining skin integrity than does breathability. Finally, our caregiver panel finds plastic backed briefs to offer slightly better odor control versus textile backed briefs.

As fit is the most important consideration for all incontinence briefs, a well-fitting adult brief should address a majority of overnight incontinence, however for some caregivers, the idea of even one nighttime leak leading to additional laundering of bedclothes is too much additional work. As a line of last defense for overworked caregivers, and used in conjunction with a well-fitting super absorbent brief, we strongly advocate using a reusable or disposable mattress pad. Links to our bestselling mattress pads can be found here: