The Best Washable Absorbent Underwear for Active Women
It seems everyone is doing it these days
Women of all ages, sizes, and shapes have bladder leaks. It's one of the life badges we get from child-birth, exercise, menopause, overweight, lifting...and the list goes on.
One of every two women who have been pregnant and given birth will have some kind of prolapse - which may cause incontinence or an overactive bladder.
Above: Women's Washable Absorbent Underwear - take your pick
Younger Women Step Forward
At a gathering of women of all ages not long ago, it was the mothers between the ages of 25 and 40 who were coming forward to check out our fashionable, washable "normal" underwear.
Above: Panties from the left are Wearever Lace 5 ounce Panties, Wearever 3 ounce, Wearever 10 ounce, Conni Chantilly 12 ounce Underwear
Managing urinary incontinence can be as simple as wearing panties with a built-in pad. One woman with a two year old said that she was horrified that she now had embarrassing moments at yoga class.
One of the fittest women I have ever seen over the age of 40 told of how she learned a not-fun lesson while trampolining in the backyard with her kids.
Something for everyone
These younger women wanted freedom from pads (or wads of toilet paper) while staying active, and they scooped up two styles of our washable line of absorbent panties.
Above: Conni Actives (4 ounce) in black, beige and pink vs Wearever Seamless Panty (3 ounce) in beige and black
Above: Wearever Seamless Panty (3 ounced) in beige with technical drawing of built-in absorbent pad
Designed to absorb up to 3 ounces (89 mls) of liquid, the Wearever lightest absorbency panties are just what you need for the occasional leak from a cough or sneeze. A modern style that is soft and silky, made with 100% nylon microfiber knit.
The appeal of the spandex stretch, the high cut leg, the invisible built-in padding were a surprise these women weren't expecting.
Technology has come a long way in reducing the bulk while working hard to prevent unpleasant odours. Wearever calls its products "life changing" with real underwear and real leak protection.
Sizing is according to the size chart (please do measure your hip/waist before ordering!) and goes up to a generous 48" hip.
Above: Wearever seamless panties are available in black or beige in packs of three
Bladder leak protection in many convenient forms and fashions
Many of the women we met voted in appreciation for the soft cotton with a bit of stretch found in the hip-hugging Conni Women's Active Underwear. The Conni Actives trap more urine - a full ounce more - with no bulk at all in the panties.
Above: Conni Active in beige with technical drawing of built-in absorbent pad
Also offering a built-in pad, Conni Actives offer a different style from the Wearever seamless panty as they sit on your hips and are designed for light bladder loss, postnatal support, excessive perspiration, and light menstruation.
Several women we spoke with said these washable panties for bladder leaks looked ideal for summer - especially in the high temperatures we are experiencing this year.
Above: Conni Actives are available in black, beige and pink.
Now available in Beige, Wearever also offers higher absorbency options than in the seamless panty - if you're worried about more drips than not, check these out:
For travel, sports or just on the run
- Cindy Clegg