Abena is a Danish incontinence brand known for extremely high absorbency and premium products with top-of-the-line features. This guide will help you learn more about Abena and its products and determine whether they’re the right fit for you or a loved one. 

What is Abena?

Abena is a manufacturer of high-quality incontinence products benefiting anyone with incontinence. These include:

  • Tab-style briefs (overnight only)

  • Pull-up Underwear (overnight only)

  • Bladder pads (moderate to overnight)

  • Bowel pads (only brand with this product)

  • Booster pads

  • Male guards

How do Abena Products Work?

Products from Abena lock in urine and bowel voids to keep wearers comfortable during the day and at night.

Pros and Cons of Abena

Abena pros include:

  • High absorbency and fewer changes: Abena’s extremely high absorbency is for customers who say, “I’ve tried everything and I still leak.” The ultra-absorbency of these products allows for a long night’s sleep thanks to fewer changes.

  • Premium features: Abena products include premium features such as breathable materials, advanced odor guards, and stretchy side panels.

  • More eco-friendly: Abena has more eco-certifications and environmentally friendly raw materials than any other brand.

Abena cons include:

  • Price point: Because of the premium quality and features of Abena products, some budget-minded shoppers might prefer other brands that cost less.

  • Made outside the U.S.: For buyers who prefer to purchase products manufactured in America, Abena doesn’t fit the bill. The company is based in Denmark.

Key Features 

Abena Abri-Flex Pull-Up Underwear 

This absorbent underwear comes in four absorbency levels. Even the lowest absorbency level is comparable to the most-absorbent overnight underwear from other brands. These pull-ups also have comfortable, soft backing and an advanced odor guard.

Abena Pants Pull-Up Underwear, Level 3s
Abena Pants Pull-Up Underwear, Level 3s

Price: $24.56 - $145.95

Abena Abri-Form Premium Diapers with Tabs

Like the Abri-Flex, these are among the most absorbent wearable products available. Breathable backing, strong tape tabs, and flexible panels make these a customer favorite.

Abri-San Special Pad 

The only product of its kind available in the Carewell catalog, this bowel pad is ideal for loved ones with diarrhea. A wide pouch in the back is designed to hug the body and catch voids.

Who is Abena For?

Abena products are a great fit for people experiencing heavy urinary or bowel incontinence. They can help your loved one sleep through the night and stay dry with premium innovative features. Plus, they’re designed to reduce their environmental footprint, so you can shop confidently.

Hear it From a Caregiver

  • “No need for a booster pad!” Customers used to layer a wearable incontinence product with a booster pad often find that with Abena’s extra absorbency, they don’t need the pad.

  • “My husband is able to get 12 hours of sleep!” Customers report getting up less often for nighttime changes, resulting in superior rest and less risk of falls.

  • “These are too bulky!” Some customers choose Abena’s bulkier and highly absorbent products for added peace of mind. In some cases, they end up choosing a more discreet option with less padding if it turns out they don’t need the premium support Abena provides.

Commonly Asked Questions

1) “Is an L4 a level 4?

Abena’s product naming structure includes the product size (XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL), then the level (1, 2, 3, 4). For example, a medium in a Level 2 is called an M2, and a large in a Level 3 is called an L3. Double-check the size and level information before ordering to avoid getting a product that’s too big or too small.

2)Are the pull-ups unisex?

All Abena pull-ups and tab-style diapers are unisex.


Abena products are well-made, highly absorbent, and a favorite among many. They protect during the day or at night and are especially suited for people with heavy incontinence. Abena is unique because it provides a dedicated pad product for those experiencing diarrhea. 

Need Help?

Have questions about any of the products listed in this round-up or about incontinence products in general? Our Caregiving Specialists are here to help 24/7 in English and Spanish. Email support@carewell.com or call (800) 696-CARE.

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Nate Birt
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Nate Birt is a healthcare writer with a journalism degree from University of Missouri. He lives with his wife and their four children on a small farm in Missouri.