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The Rearz Inspire+ InControl Diaper comes in three sizes:
•Medium 32” to 40” waist or hip
•Large 36” to 50” waist or hip
•XLarge 40” to 58” waist or hip
The fit of the RearZ+ Inspire InControl Brief gets a “good” rating due to the fact that they are RIGHT at what the manufacturer says without any additional room. Part of that problem is you are limited by the width of the tape landing zone, unless you're not worried about them being refastenable. We’ll cover the tapes and landing zone later. If you fasten the tape tabs on the medium, for example, at the largest waist size of 40”, the tabs will be RIGHT AT the edge of the tape landing zone, with a very tight fit. They do fit well though and the tabs hold quite well, even with a snug fit. The tape tabs are one piece and do NOT stretch at all, so when they are placed, that is the fit you have.
The RearZ+ Inspire InControl Brief has an ALL WHITE heavy plastic backing, with a clear, very thick tape landing zone, that makes the tape tabs refastenable. Off the landing zone, the plastic backing tends to rip when the tapes are unfastened. There are two single layer adhesive tabs on each side. If you need to refasten the brief, you pull up the tape tab by the blue strip on the end and place it back on the tape landing zone. These briefs have VERY tall standing inner leak barriers that are quite effective at containing any kind of leakage. There is an elastic waistband in front AND back which is about 1.5” tall. The padding extends out toward the side wings in the front and back, so the padding has an hourglass shape.
Strong ALL WHITE Plastic Backing
The all white plastic backing on these briefs very strong for wearing, but not strong enough to keep it from ripping if you apply the tape tabs directly to the backing, off the tape landing zone. The plastic backing has a stretchy quality to it that keeps it from biding and pinching the skin in the leg openings. It moves well with your movement. The newer version of plastic backing RearZ uses, makes very little noise under everyday clothing. However, the thick and large tape landing zone does tend to make audible crinkling noises under lighter weight pants. There is NO wetness indicator, so the diaper is literally all white on the outside.
As noted above, this diaper does have an elastic waist band in the front AND back for those of you who like an elastic waist. Personally I do not find this elastic waist all that effective against wetness in the front when the diaper is saturated, as the waistband is affected by the tape landing zone and does not stretch and flex as it should. HOWEVER, since the waist band in the back is not affected by the landing zone, I have found it very effective in incidences of bowel incontinence, along with the higher fit of the RearZ diaper in the back. The elastic at the leg openings is VERY effective at giving a comfortable and snug fit around the legs and in the leg creases without binding or cutting into the skin. If the lower tape is fastened comfortably snug, the elastic will flex as you move, keeping the diaper snug against your skin without allowing leakage.
The standing inner leak barriers in this diaper are very effective! They are actually some of the tallest leak barriers I've ever seen! The nice thing is that when you stretch the diaper out to put it on, the standing inner leak barriers stand up on their own with no extra attention needed. They are tall enough however, that you need to make sure they are not caught in the leg elastics when you put the diaper on. This can be done easily by running your finger along the inside of the elastic leg bands. No big deal, as you should do this when putting any diaper on to ensure a good seal against the skin.
Padding Size, Shape and Thickness
The padding shape on this diaper is a lot bigger than the the “figure 8” shape we’re all used to with padding out toward the wings a bit farther in the back and front than many other diapers with the “figure 8” padding shape. The padding also comes up much higher in the front and back than most diapers on the market which is great for those who sit all the time (such as wheelchair users) for wetness protection at the waist in front, and bowel protection at the waist in the back. While the padding does not wrap all the way around the sides, it comes far enough out toward the sides in the front and back to catch any wetness that may run around to the side while sleeping on your side or sitting. The padding that extends out toward the wings in the front is about 1” narrower than it is in the back. This allows a good fit but still gives enough padding to make this a very protective product.
The padding on this product is actually fairly bulky. The padding is just a little thicker than the Northsore Supreme Brief. The padding tends to “fluff up” the longer the diaper is out of the bag, as RearZ uses a “compressed packaging” which compresses the padding while in the bag. Under everyday clothing, this product would not be very obvious, other than a slight bulge here or there, even though it looks bulky and big when you put it on. The padding seems to absorb very quickly but does not wick very quickly. If you flood it again in a short period of time, you may encounter leaks at the leg openings. Otherwise, it performs well overall.
The RearZ Inspire+ Incontrol diaper has single layer clear adhesive tape tabs, two per side. The tabs are about 1.5 times the size of tape tabs on most other diapers. They have a very strong grip on the tape landing zone, but they pull off reasonably easily by grasping the blue strip at the end of the tape tab. You can refasten them over and over again with no degredation in performance. The only complaint I have about the RearZ tabs is they are noisy when untaped, but this is a problem for all diapers with a tape landing zone, so I don't give them a bad mark for that.
Overall, the quality of the RearZ Inspire+ Incontrol diaper is very good, with no stray padding pieces outside of the padded area, tabs that hold very well and great absorbency. The product seems VERY consistent case to case. I have found that the quality consistency is EXCELLENT. You never feel clumps of padding or polymer, no polymer granules poking the backing, etc.. I have been really amazed at the consistency of this product. If it works well for you once, it will work well for you again and again!
The padding of these diapers does NOT break up or clump, no matter how active you are! I’m not sure how they do it, but I have never had a problem, whether in my wheelchair, walking in my braces, crawling under my truck to do an oil change or anything! This gives a very secure feeling.
For those of you who prefer an ALL WHITE diaper, this diaper is for you! They are just plain white, with no wetness indicator or obnoxious patterns on the tape tabs. This diaper would definitely not be an issue to wear under white pants, as it would look like a large pair of white underwear to the average eye.
The RearZ Inspire+ Incontrol fits well. Not perfect per their indicated sizing, but overall well. If you are right on the edge of the next size up, go with the next size up. They have VERY generous padding size which leaves plenty of area for absorbency and bowel protection and a light feel to their fit, for as thick and large as the padding is. The interior of the diaper is very soft to the touch, and the exterior is very smooth. I have had no problems with chafing of the thighs when walking in my braces. You can fasten them as snug as you like and they will hold. The only issue with fit that I don’t like is the front waistband tends to roll down, especially if you have a bit of a belly. This can be alleviated though by making sure your pants waist band holds the diaper waist band from rolling down. The stretchiness of the front elastic waist is also affected by the tape landing zone, so I don't think it is as affective as it could be. I give these VERY high marks in the comfort department, even when wet!
VALUE FOR THE PRICE
Here is where I have a serious problem with this product: The price! The RearZ Inspire+ Incontrol diaper is anywhere between $2.61 and $2.83 PER DIAPER depending on the size you buy. You will find this price to be similar or the same across the board of retailers. I have been told that in order to carry the RearZ products, you HAVE to charge those prices. A company is not allowed to sell them for less. I think you would be better served by a lesser priced product like the Northshore Supreme brief for the same absorbency. That said though, this IS an incredible product and may fit well into your supply. Give it a try and tell us what you think!