So, Bambino Diapers released the Tena Slip Maxi – the famous European adult diapers and I have been so excited to get mine.  I finally received mine in the mail yesterday and I plan on doing a full and thorough review very soon but just wanted to express my first impressions after so much anticipation and excitement.

I opened the package of Smalls and they absolutely fit me perfectly.  Nice snug fit but not too tight…just how a small should fit on me.  But, the plastic is super soft and is perfect for those who don’t like the big bulk of a Bambino, Abena, etc.  Yet, so far they have held a ton of fluid…more in the complete review to come.  I absolutely love the look of the diaper…I love purple so this diaper is all me 🙂 It is a very cute diaper…for most people in the United States these diapers were something of a mystery besides seeing them on a lot of European ABDLs and used in a lot of the diaper “model” photos.  So, it is nice that Bambino has found a way to get them in the United States.  If you haven’t check them out over at Bambino Diapers: Tena Slip Maxi at Bambino Diapers.

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  1. Dragon-Knight August 3, 2012 at 2:08 pm - Reply

    Hey Adrian. I thinks i said so last time and its nice to see you posting again. You always know when to take breaks and take care of real life first before blog life. I’ll also say you got a nice little teaser post here leading up the full review of the Tena Slip Maxi diaper offered by Bambino from Europ. I know I didn’t even come close to spelling that right and I’m sure you all get the idea. As much as I would like get some of those, its some hard for me as I’m currently trucking all around the mid west area of the country. In due course if everything goes well and I have my own truck, I’ll keep some diapers on hand besides if I happen to find a medicial supply store to pick some up if they have anything good. Like I just said for my own little piece here, that will all be in due course. Thats all for now and take it easy and can’t wait for your review of the Tena Slip Maxi diaper and any other topics that you happen to come up with of interest for your readers and your blog. Dragon-Knight

  2. Schorse August 3, 2012 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    The Tena maxi is also one of my fav diapers. They swell nicely and become very squishy, I love that feeling. *blushes*
    And it once kept me from wakeing up in a wet bed.
    We had a movie night and I had a few drinks too much, so I thought it would be a good idea to get padded for the night. It was a dreamless night and I can’t remember anything, but in the morning, the Tena maxi was complete soaked. I was so happy, because otherwise I’d have flooded the bed that night.

  3. Amanda Lu August 4, 2012 at 10:35 am - Reply

    Coangrats on wearing my life long nappy!

  4. Matt August 4, 2012 at 4:46 pm - Reply

    Great news! Always wanted to try these. I’m usually a size between medium and small so I’m curious as to how these compare to say the old small bambinos I miss. Maybe I’ll order a sample pack of both sizes, there’s an idea! Anyways, good to see you posting.

  5. LargeDiaperz August 5, 2012 at 2:41 pm - Reply

    On my last trip to Europe I was able to use both the Tena Slip Plus for daytime and the Tena Slip Maxi for night. The plus are great and hold a ton and would not leak. But they are a quite noisy for daytime… The Maxis are absolutely perfect for night. They are the only diaper I have worn that won’t leak at night even sleeping on my side. I wore everyone (24) all night with absolutely no leaks! I have been trying to get them here (US) ever since. I am so excited by this news as I can never stay sleeping on an underpad and underpads are expensive. I will be ordering some right now!!!

    BTW… Attends Slip 10 are another diaper that performs equally well but are available only in Europe (Attends in the US are still rotten). You can order the Attends for delivery into the US but it is very expensive unless you order multiple cases.

  6. Rachel August 5, 2012 at 3:47 pm - Reply

    Is the Tena diaper good for night time? I wear cloth at night right now, because it’s thicker and leaks relatively little. Unfortunately, should I want to travel, cloth is obviously not a possibility. Wearing the diapers Medicaid authorizes me, however, I might as well be wearing ordinary underwear for all the protection they give me when I’m lying down. (It’s particularly bad when I’m lying on my side, of course.)

  7. G. C. August 9, 2012 at 5:32 pm - Reply

    I remember Tenas fondly from a college trip to London that overlapped with a pretty bad series of bladder spasms. They were a huge help in surviving life on the go, in a foreign country, with six flatmates and not much privacy.

    I’m glad there’s now a way to get them in the States. That would have been a much worse semester if I’d been stuck relying on the flimsy Depends/Attends/etc. offerings you get in US drugstores.

  8. Brian OC August 16, 2012 at 8:16 am - Reply

    So glad to hear from you again, Adrian!!! Also glad to hear a positive (partial at this point) review about the Tena Slip Maxi. I’ve pretty much always wanted to try that brand since I first saw one of the diaper “models” (as you put it) wearing one. I can’t wait to order some from Bambino!!!
    Hope all is well with you. Hugs!

  9. John August 20, 2012 at 8:41 pm - Reply

    I tryed the tena Slip Maxi but the medium size seems to small all though I am a 34inch waist, But any way here is a shot of me in Molicare Super they work great.

  10. Adrian August 21, 2012 at 11:33 am - Reply

    I’ve been ordering these from for years (for some reason, the small size has always been available in Canada).

    Without question, they’re the most comfortable and absorbent disposable diaper money can buy.

    And — if like me, you live in Canada, Bambino won’t even ship here; so buying directly from Europe is (my) only option.

  11. Slice August 22, 2012 at 4:22 am - Reply

    I should point out that there are actually two versions of the Tena Slip Maxi. Just something I’ve noticed whilst travelling around.

    One is made in Sweden and available throughout Europe & the UK. The medium size comes in a pack of 24, so after checking the website, I can confirm that these are what Bambino is selling.

    The other one is made in Malaysia, and of course is what you can buy in Asia and Oceania regions. For this one, the medium size only comes in a pack of 8.
    In terms of thickness, the Malaysian ones are comparable to an Abena M4 X-Plus, or a Bambino even; the Swedish ones were more inline with an Abena M3, or some other thinner diaper. Side-by-side, two packs of the Malaysian ones (16 diapers) are about as wide as a single pack of Swedish ones (24 diapers).

    The plastic on the Malaysian ones are much more silkier to the touch and the diaper itself a lot softer and a bit ‘puffier’, probably due to the extra cushioning. The wetness indicators are slightly different too.

    Other than that, they are the same. Same tapes, landing strip, design and sizing. From what I remember, the absorbency is pretty much the same between the two as well, and both hold up extremely well to floodings and general prolonged usage. The only real difference, as I’ve mentioned, is the thickness and softness. In my humble opinion, the Malaysian ones are certainly more ‘babyish’.

  12. Dave August 25, 2012 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    I agree these are the best diapers i have worn in the 15 years i have been wearing they got everything right on them price is reasonable too and i can only think of 1 diaper that is more absorbant is the dry 24/7. thanks for pointing out that bambino sells these!

  13. Julien September 3, 2012 at 3:16 am - Reply

    Hi, and happy to read you again !
    Are these diapers in plastic ? In France we can’t find anymore the plastic version, but only the non woven version :'(

  14. Sabaton September 8, 2012 at 5:15 pm - Reply

    Tena is the adult diaper brand most recommended by drugstore staff here in Germany. They are expensive, but quite discreet (’cause they are made for people who do NOT lie around in hospital) and hold quite a lot. Of course, for extra-heavy payloads I wouild rather suggest Abena, but they are much more bulky. 🙁

  15. RMS401 September 9, 2012 at 8:24 am - Reply

    I’ve always been curious about these diapers. One of my favorites here in the U.S. is the Tena Super Stretch, which fits great and holds a lot. Very curious to hear what you think of the Maxi.


  16. Pat October 12, 2012 at 10:26 am - Reply

    Hi, Adrian.

    First of all: Keep up the good work on the site. I’ve been a loyal reader for a couple years now, but I prefer to stay in the shadows and let the more eloquent folks out there take the podium on diaper culture. Thank goodness for sites like this and the bravery of people like you. It helps to demystify some of the confusion and apprehension surrounding the AB/DL community, while also providing practical advice to those afflicted with true incontinence.

    Second: I have my second case of Tena Slip Maxis on order as we speak, after having rapidly torn through my first “experimental case”. IMHO, these are unquestionably some of the best diapers money can buy. I was shocked at how absorbent they were despite being so thin and discreet, in contrast with bulkier premium products such as Abena or Bambino. They are also extremely comfortable and lightweight — SO light, in fact, that it almost feels like you’re wearing nothing at all. Remarkable.

    I only have a couple small complaints:
    1) Price. They aren’t oppressively expensive, but I’m not convinced that the cost-per-diaper ratio is quite at the right target. At over $1.50/diaper, they’re in the same echelon as Bambinos and Dry 24/7, despite lacking the absorbency of these products. Again: I feel they’re worth it — but only JUST.

    2) Fit. Generally, the fit is very good, but it feels a little vague at times if you’re taping in a standing or seated position. I’ve had a couple surprise leaks in the seat well before the saturation point due to slightly misplaced tapes or a loose fit. I’ve found that the tighter you can stretch the fit, the more you can cut down on these mishaps, but it’s a lot tougher to do this when changing in a stall or in a hurry.

    Looking forward to your detailed review!

  17. Billi October 13, 2012 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    When I get to Arizona City I am ordering one of two sample packs. I sleep on my side – never on my back and only swometimes on my stomach. I am a diabetic so I produce a lot pee in the night. I did mewp_e my urin discharge on night and it was 45oz – that’s more than a quart! Most nights I get up and make it to the toilet – but then some nights I just get my shorts or if I am wearing a cloth diaper very moist in the morning. Resently when tired I flood my diaper.

    For people like myself who have to diaper myself here is a suggestion. Find out where all the tabs go for a perfect fit. Then pre-fit your diaper like a pair of underwear. I generally have 4 diapers made up that way. When my first diaper is about finished holding any more pee, I sleep it off and put on like a pair of underpants a fresh diaper. Oh I also use plastic panties. No trieng to get on the floor or leaning up against the wall. Not: In public I can change in the toilet stall with out complications.

    I’ll let you all know how it works out – Oh I like the idea of a purple colored diaper!

    • Rachel October 13, 2012 at 3:42 pm - Reply

      to Billi: cloth works beautifully for me at night, but I’ll keep your suggestion in mind when I travel.

      My problem right now is that use I use Attends, which seems to be the only adult diaper that Medical Assistance (my state’s version of Medicaid) will pay for. It is utterly worthless for nighttime, and only so-so during the day (rare is the day in which I don’t have to completely change my clothes because my diaper leaked). The savings from not having to pay for diapers are offset by the laundry expense, I think.

      I would love to use the Tena diapers–including the Tena Slip Maxi–but is there *any* medical insurance plan anywhere that would cover them? I’m on a fixed income and the cost would really add up, even if I only used them at night.

      And I, incidentally, *love* the idea of a purple diaper myself. The new diaper cover I’m getting for my cloth diapers is going to be purple, too…=)

      Note to Adrian: I ended up nearly downloading a trojan (which my antivirus fortunately caught) when I tried to access your blog a couple of weeks ago, which I assume came from one of the ads that appear here. I don’t know if there’s anything you can do, but you might want to make WordPress aware of the situation.

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