I have heard a lot of talk about the Unique Wellness Brief, so I figured I would see what all the fuss was about it. At first, I did receive a bad batch and was sent more of the “correct” batch with the improved padding. I will add the new photos of the unique wellness brief when I get a chance. I removed the old ones as they are not accurate for a quality review anymore.
The first thing I noticed was the cute color blue of the medium sized unique wellness diaper. I will say the blue is certainly a change from the white color diaper that most are. That is one of the positives when I am comparing the diaper to some of the premium diapers such as Bambino, Secure, Abena, etc since those are all white. The diaper is definitely no where close to as thick as the other premium diapers and if I am going to be paying a premium price than I want to feel like I am getting a premium diaper in thickness. But, I will say that they absorbed a lot which definitely would classify this adult diaper with the premium type diapers. They don’t absorb as much as a Bambino or Secure X-Plus but they still hold a lot for being thinner. The problem I have with the Unique Wellness Briefs is that they are so expensive compared to what you can get for your money. You can get a lot better deal and more bang for your buck with other premium diapers. But, again, this is all preference. Some people want to avoid thickness but still want decent absorbency which the Unique Wellness Brief definitely offers. The material including the plastic seems high quality and to have good protection. The “crinkle factor” is definitely there, so they are not quiet if that is what you are going for.
Even after the corrected version I received, I still feel like they misrepresent their diaper look with their photos…here is the photo they provide on their website which makes the diaper look very thick everywhere but in reality its not as thick as it looks:
They make the diaper look so thick in that image but it is not that thick and you will be disappointed if you are expecting some super bulky-babyish diaper. If I had to compare them to another diaper in similarity I would say they are about the same as the Secure Plus but without the cute design of the Secure Plus of course(not that Secure X-Plus).
The tapes are similar to the Abena diaper but I think the Unique Wellness Brief’s tapes hold significantly better than Abena’s tapes. The tapes were very strong overall and actually felt a little more stable than the Abena but I guess I am just so used to the super secure tapes on the Bambinos. They do have a wetness indicator on them which is nice to have if you like wetness indicators on your diapers.
In conclusion, they are a good premium adult diaper that I would rate as on the same level as a Tranquility ATN or Secure Plus diaper. The absorbency of the diaper is very good as is with the other mid-upper level diapers such as Secure Plus or Tranquility ATN, Tranquility being the lesser of the group. Again, it comes down to preference and what you are looking for. For the price I would have to pay for them I could get a better deal and better diaper in the Bambinos or Secure or some of the other premium ones out there like Abena but that is mainly because of my bias and preference to the thicker and super premium diapers. Its all preference obviously, but I will say for the price I expected a few more features OR better absorbency. But, overall the Unique Wellness Briefs are just a good premium diaper that I think they would be a good backup diaper to your Bambino, Secure, or Abena diaper if you like the thicker ones or just a good premium diaper to switch things up with every once in awhile since they are absorbent and a different color. (I am sure others have differing opinions) – but I am basing a fair amount of this off the price of the diaper compared to a lot of the more well-known upper echelon diapers like the Secure X-Plus or Abena X-Plus or Bambino Diapers..
I like how you post something on the 25th and say nothing of Christmas! I hope you had a great holiday!
May i ask how much you paid for them and how many came in your purchase? I also noticed that in the photos you took of them they did not look the same as the ones that I have gotten since the wetness indicator on the ones that I got says unique on it rather than the three lines that your photos show. I am not doubting you but questioning the dealer that you bought them from. Happy holidays to you.
matt – I apologize – Merry Christmas 🙂 My Christmas’ usually are very uneventful so I apologize it sort of slipped my mind.
bbjw – I purchased them directly from their website.
Then I can understand your dissappointment with the diaper. I have ordered them from DME and have been able to get them about ten dollars cheaper than from the direct website.
Have you tried the Tena ultras?? They aren’t as thick as premium diapers but they’re good for being discrete and they are cloth covered which i’m not a huge fan of but they can keep you cool when it’s hot out. The thing I was really impressed about with these diapers is they hold 2-3 good wettings and still feel dry. Unlike an attends these don’t get clammy. Anyways I picked some up at the local pharmacy for pretty cheap and I was really impressed. Just thought I’d let you all know.
thanks for the warning, to think I almost bought those.
The other uniquebriefs that people are talking about are at uniquebrief.com, they look like the ones called IDslip and used to be Eurobreifs. I have ordered these a couple times.
i just bought a case of abena super. A case of 80 for 80$.
I like them….I LOVE bambino but these are good too. The tapes are a bit of a hassle not because they dont stick, but because they are the blue bottom and white top and when you try to peel the blue off the diaper goes with it lol
anyway its also not AS thick as a bambino but definately as absorbant.
There is a big difference between the wellness and unique wellness brief
unique suck and leak all over
Any update on the new review?
If not, can you give us some info on what was bad about the first batch, and what you found with the new sample?
just got these diapers they sure hold a lot of fluid same thickness as ABRI-FORM X-PLUS BRIEFS but hold twice the liquid.
[…] Also, as promised, I updated my review of the Unique Wellness Brief since I had a bad batch…you can check out the updated Unique Wellness Brief Review. […]
Adrian, thank you for the time and effort you put into all these posts. i appreciate all the hard work. and I’ve tried these unique wellness briefs before, not a huge fan. I would say your review is dead on!
i ordered a case of the unique wellness diapers from DME knowing that they didnt meet the quality control standards of the manufacturer. i emailed the guy at dme to learn more of this and me told me that the only difference is that they hold like 50+ oz. instead of 80, which for me isnt a big deal, because got such a huge discount. i did get a sample direct from the wellness site and dont know if those were the regular ones or if they were still defectivley holding less at taht point but, i liked them enuff either way to eventually order this case i just got. i would place these diapers right in the middle, i would say they are comparable to abena extras in absorbtion. i wish they would have more elastic waistbands in more areas of the diaper tho as i feel like u could easily flood one of these without trying too hard. i like the way they the gel expands when u wet and so the diaper seems thin when dry but being wet is where u really an idea of how well these work. overall i would say they are pretty good.
I like how much these absorb and hold but i also think that they need to be a little wider in the crotch area.
For anyone who is interested Unique Wellness Brief is offering free samples. I received a free sample and the shipping was at no cost to me. If you are interested in trying our this prodcut just visit their site:
The wellness diapers are quite decent. I wear diapers to work and normally wear Molicare Classic. Anything heavy even the Molicare super is too thick for me to wear at work. I can use the Abena second level (lg white). For some odd reason, even though there is quit a bit of bulk I can use the Wellness at work, lasts for the most part all day. They are not uncomfortable and the are quiet enough. My only problem is that they are expensive, 2X the Molicare classic, I know you only get what you pay for. I have not tried them at night as I use cloth and plastic pants during night time. All in all they are very very good. I recommend!
I found that these diapers were only good for a max of 6 hours not the 8-10 hours stated by unique wellness.
I have to say, I was shocked how ‘thin’ they were when they came out of the package, but they do fluff up pretty thick when you leave them out…
Though the absorbency is great the tapes are narrower than Abena and do not hold as well. As a result of the tape failure issue I have decided to go back to Abena though they cost a lot more. The tape issue has been mentioned by others on several other sites. I contacted the people in Canada bout the problem but I have yet to hear of a solution or cause.
There’s a dollar store by us that used to sell Cuddsies baby diapers that were plastic sheet backed.
Amazingly they sold them for 3 packs for 99 cents. They came in a pack of 3-5 and all different sizes. I bought them every time I could, and figured that they would always be there for me to buy. But one day, they stopped selling them, and were never there again,. They told me that someone came in and bought them all. Sometimes I donated a pack or two to a church, and I think that one of the women I’ve been donating them to got nostalgic and and questioned me on where I’ve been getting them from. So I couldn’t lie in church and told her about the dollar store in the shopping center down the road that sold them. I think that she was the one the bought them all. Next time I find plastic sheet back diapers sold in any store, I won’t ever tell anyone again.
These used to be really great diapers, but the last batch I got were extremely low quality. They crinkle more than they used to, are lighter weight plastic and appear to have little holes down in several columns. After about two wettings, they already start to have some kind of moisture on the outside. I have to change these two or three times as much as the previous version. I guess this is why they are doing all the very cheap discounts as of late, they can’t get anyone to buy the lower quality diapers at the high price. Be careful if you buy these anymore.
It’s too bad they’re not sold in stores, that you have to order them online. I don’t have an online account with anyone, and even if I did, I’d prefer to go into a store and buy in person.