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List of brands we tested in this review.
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Price paid for the pack size we tested.
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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.
Wings are the extra material on the sides of the pad that fold over the sides of your underwear.
Price per pad/product
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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Each product is tested for its absorbency speed. A specific amount of saline solution is dosed into the centre of the sanitary pad using the dosage pump. The amount of time it takes for the liquid to disappear is recorded and the process is repeated once more after waiting for three minutes. The total time for both gushes to absorb is taken as the absorption speed.
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We look for any leakages during testing and note if a leak was observed. This isn't scored.
Suitable for sensitive skin
Does the product claim to be suitable for sensitive skin?
PEFC, FSC or sustainable forest initiative certified
Does the product claim to be PEFC, FSC or Sustainable Forest Initiative certified?
A Similar model is identical in most aspects except for a few. This means that a majority of its test results are identical so you can reasonably expect to get the same results from the model we tested, but for those aspects which aren't identical, we'll note these as "Not Tested" in the Compare tables.
A Tested model refers to a model that is still current and available in the Australian market. You should be able to order this model through your local retailer, or find it online.
These models can't be found in retailers or online or are no longer manufactured. You may still find these models on second hand websites, or in second hand dealers. Test methods may change over time, so criteria which can't be directly compared will contain an N/A.
An Identical model is exactly that. Performance characteristics will be identical and the only difference will be something trivial such as colour, which won't have an impact on performance.
These are models we haven't yet tested but that are available.
Included in this review
- Odour control
- overall score
- absorbency level claims
- other claims
- velcro strength score
- rewet score
- manufacturers description
- PEFC FSC or sustainable forest initiative certified
- price ($)
- pack size tested
- Price per pad/product ($)
- individually wrapped
- warning not to flush
- Absorbency score
- Suitable for sensitive skin
- Leakage observed
- unscented claim
- velcro strength comment