Many men have urinary and/or bowel incontinence. But they’re often less likely than women to get treated for it or look into products that can make their lives easier. 

If you have incontinence or care for someone who does, it’s important to find the right incontinence product as it can protect the skin, reduce odors, and keep furniture and bedding dry. To help you with your search, we’ve put together a list of the best adult diapers for men. 

What Are Adult Diapers For Men?

Adult diapers for men are similar to adult diapers for women. The difference is that they have extra padding in the front to prevent leaks and support the male anatomy.

Definition Disclaimer: Sometimes, the words “diapers” and “pull-ups” are used interchangeably. Here at Carewell, we call incontinence products with adjustable tabs “diapers” and incontinence products without tabs “pull-ups”. 

Still confused? Check out Adult Pull-Ups vs Diapers: What’s the Difference?

How We Chose the Products on This List

The products featured in our list of the best adult diapers for men are a mix of our “highest-rated” and “best-selling” items.

Under each entry, there is real customer or user feedback with the header:  Hear it from a Caregiver/User.

The Best Adult Diapers for Men

1) Prevail Per-Fit 360 Daily Adult Diapers with Tabs, Maximum Plus

Though advertised as ‘unisex’, these daily briefs from Prevail are some of our best-selling adult diapers for men.

They’re made with patented DriFit technology that blends cotton and synthetic fibers for a comfortable, clothlike feel. The Doublesorb layers protect against urinary and bowel incontinence, offering multiple hours of protection.

Key Benefits & Features:

  • Omni Odor Guard locks away odors so users feel fresh

  • 360 Breathable Zones keep the skin healthy while allowing heat and humidity to escape

  • Fit discreetly under clothing

Hear it from a Caregiver: “These are the only ones that my dad likes and that work well for him. I do have to add an extra absorption pad inside (The Attends brand), but with him being in bed almost the entire day and unable to go to the bathroom, sometimes there are leakage issues. But I think that would happen no matter what brand because I’ve tried many. I really like these for him and will continue to use them.” - Wilfred E.

Hear it from a Caregiver: “A great diaper for my 11-year-old son! I freaking love these diapers. Finally a diaper with proper tabs. The fit is great, snug where it needs to be, and super absorbent. Finally a night with no leaks.” - Angelique E. 

Hear it from a User: “Day to day use is great. These are a great diaper for during the day and breath well on my skin when I go about work and other activities. They hold up pretty well.” - Robert J.  

2) Attends Adult Diapers with Tabs, Heavy

Attends Adult Diapers with Tabs, Heavy

Price: $12.06 - $55.58

These adult diapers from Attends are ideal for men with heavy incontinence needs. The extra wide panels and sturdy leg guards hug the body, securely locking in odors and preventing leaks. 

The cloth-like material is soft and similar to regular underwear. Plus, it won’t bunch up or make noise when worn under slacks, jeans, or sweats. 

Key Benefits & Features:

  • Offered in sizes regular to XL

  • Provides up to eight hours of protection

  • The dry, absorbent core pulls moisture away from the surface

Hear it from a Caregiver: “These diapers fit well. We only need them for bowel movements, so don't know about absorbency. Works well for my husband.” - Sharon P.

Hear it from a Caregiver: “I like the quality and size of the diapers.They were easy to put on my husband who had been bedridden for over a month with bone cancer.” - Deborah P.

Hear it from a Caregiver: “Extremely satisfied with the product. Perfect size and perfect fit with no leakage. I would recommend this product to anyone!!” - Melissa S.

3) Tranquility SmartCore Disposable Adult Diapers with Tabs

SmartCore diapers with adjustable tabs are less bulky than some of the other products on this list. They look like normal underwear but offer maximum protection against urine and bowel voids.

The tabs provide a strong hold without being sticky, and the cloth-like backing ensures the product is silent and discreet. There’s even a wetness indicator that changes color when the diaper’s full. 

Key Benefits & Features:

  • Designed for breathability to keep you or your loved one’s skin cool and dry

  • Offers up to 8 hours of incontinence protection

  • Ideal for people with low mobility

Hear it from a Caregiver: “Keeps my husband dry.” - Lynda F.

Hear it from a Caregiver: “Our adult son is bed-bound and lies flat all day so this review is based only on that circumstance. For us, these diapers have replaced the Abena Abri-Form L2…Tranquility SmartCore performs as good as the old Abena L2 used to perform, and are much less expensive. No leaks yet after 6 bags! The Tranquility SmartCore hands down won a trial we did against a bag each of Attends, Prevail Per-Fit, McKesson, Tranquility ATN, Seni Super, and Tena Super.” - Paul K. 

Hear it from a Caregiver: “My son was wetting through his diapers constantly despite regular diaper changes. That has not been an issue since we switched to these diapers.” - Beth H.

4) McKesson Bariatric Ultra Adult Diapers with Tabs, Heavy

These diapers from McKesson are perfect for men with larger bodies. Specifically, men who are 6 feet tall or have waist sizes between 70-95 inches.

The stretchy side panels provide extra comfort, and the refastenable tabs ensure a perfect fit. The absorbent core draws and locks in moisture and odors, keeping the wearer comfortable and dry.

Key Benefits & Features:

  • Heavy absorbency

  • The absorbent core has an odor-preventative gel

  • Up to 8 hours of incontinence protection

Hear it from a Caregiver: “For my husband who is a bigger size, these fit great. Fast shipping. Wonderful.” - Beth N. 

Hear it from a Caregiver: “I needed something for my son to wear to bed that had good coverage. These work great. I like the cloth stretch tabs.” - Lena L. 

Hear it from a Caregiver: “I ordered the bariatric brief for my brother. They arrived within 2 days after I ordered them. Very happy about that and my brother likes them so much more than the ones [the] nursing home uses. The price is much, much better than what we were paying them as well.” - Angela P.

5) Prevail AIR Overnight Stretchable Adult Diapers with Tabs

If you need overnight protection, consider these stretchable adult diapers from Prevail. 

They come in three sizes –– M, L, and XL and support heavy incontinence. The built-in AirMax layer helps air, heat, and humidity escape, keeping the wearer’s skin dry and problem-free. 

Key Benefits & Features:

  • Latex-free

  • Flexible, stretchy side panels for a comfortable and secure fit

  • Easy lock fasteners that hold without being sticky

Hear it from a Caregiver: “These disposable underwear fit well and are very absorbent. They have greatly improved my husband’s comfort overnight.” - Jayne S. 

Hear it from a Caregiver: “They keep my husband and our bedding dry throughout the night. The stretch hook and loop closure keeps them tightly and comfortably fit. Great product!” - Katherine S. 

Hear it from a Caregiver: “These are definitely the best adult disposable underwear my husband has tried so far. With extra booster pads added to them, they do last 12 hours without leaking. The velcro sides are easier to put on than the pull-up type of underwear.” - Sharon M. 

Hear it from a Caregiver: “Excellent absorbency! When I change my husband in the morning, the briefs feel like they weigh 5 lbs! No leaks at all, after four weeks of nightly use.” - Alyson

How to Choose an Adult Diaper for Men

Before you buy diapers for yourself or your loved one, think about the following things:

  • Size - A diaper needs to fit properly for it to work. Each of the diapers featured in this list has a size guide. After taking measurements of your loved one’s waist and hips you can use the size guide to find the perfect fit. 

  • Absorbency - How much incontinence protection do you or your loved one need? Some men’s diapers offer mild protection, while others can be worn for 8+ hours.

  • Skin sensitivity - Sometimes, diapers with tabs irritate the skin. If you or your loved one have allergies or a history of urinary tract or yeast infections, look for men’s diapers with breathable materials and proper airflow.

Commonly Asked Questions

1) What’s the difference between adult diapers for men and women?

Adult diapers for men and women have the same goal –– absorb moisture and prevent leaks. The only real difference is where the absorbent material is located. 

Men’s diapers usually have extra material in the front crotch, whereas women’s diapers usually have extra padding at the bottom and back.

Nowadays, most adult diapers are advertised as unisex. But if you have questions, make sure to reach out!

2) Is it okay for men to wear adult diapers?

Yes, absolutely! It’s estimated between 11-34% of older men have some type of incontinence. Adult diapers can stop the problem from affecting your quality of life and help you feel your best. 

The men’s diapers featured here at Carewell come from some of the most well-respected manufacturers in the space. All men’s diapers on this list are comfortable, quiet, and breathable and provide lasting protection.

3) How do I find the right size of men's adult diapers?

For a men’s diaper to fit, you need to take two measurements:

  • Start by measuring the width of your or your loved one’s waist (just below the bellybutton)

  • Then, measure the width of your or your loved one’s hips (in inches)

Write both measurements down and compare them to the “size chart”. Diaper size charts have “brackets” with waist/hip measurements. Select the diaper size with the larger of the two numbers.

Need help sizing? Our friendly Caregiving Specialists can help! Call (855) 855-1666.

Takeaways

Incontinence isn’t something men like to talk about, but it is common and easy to treat. 

If you’re tired of accidents and want to stay dry and confident, consider incontinence products. Adult diapers with tabs can prevent accidents, reduce the frequency of changes, and improve your quality of life.

Need Help?

Our Care Specialists are familiar with the men’s adult diapers we carry. They can make personalized product recommendations based on your lifestyle and needs. Send an email to support@carewell.com or call (800) 696-CARE.

We’ll be happy to point you in the right direction!

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Chad Birt
Chad Birt

Chad Birt is a freelance medical writer who resides in Astoria, Oregon. When he isn't behind a keyboard, you can find him hiking, camping, or birdwatching with his wife Ella and their two dogs, Diane and Thoreau.