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Last updated: 23 November 2019


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When you get your period it's important to use products that keep you feeling comfortable and protected.

Need to know: Only products of each type (regular, super and liners) can be directly compared with one another, so use our filter tool to sort by type.

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Our tests results will tell you which sanitary pads and pants:

  • absorb the quickest
  • stay damp on the surface
  • have a strong adhesive system to keep them secure
  • leaked during testing.

Our interactive tool helps you sort by price per pad/product, and our Recommended list will quickly tell you which brands came out on top.

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List of brands we tested in this review.


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    We tested regular and super pads as well as liners. Pads that are labelled as super, overnights or maternity have all been tested as super pads. Only products within each type are directly comparable to one another.


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      Wings are the extra material on the sides of the pad that fold over the sides of your underwear.

        Price per pad/product

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        The cost per pad is the price we paid divided by the pack size tested. For period underwear, this is the cost per pair.

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        • Odour control
        • origin
        • overall score
        • absorbency level claims
        • Availability
        • other claims
        • velcro strength score
        • rewet score
        • manufacturers description
        • biodegradable
        • PEFC FSC or sustainable forest initiative certified
        • price ($)
        • pack size tested
        • Price per pad/product ($)
        • individually wrapped
        • warning not to flush
        • contact
        • Wings
        • Absorbency score
        • Suitable for sensitive skin
        • Leakage observed
        • recommended
        • unscented claim
        • velcro strength comment
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