GladRags Review

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GladRags are cotton pads in cute prints that use a pocket design so you can customize the absorption depending on the day of the week or the month of the year. They have been around since 1992 so are a brand that many of you may have heard of, and they are available in both cotton and organic cotton. GladRags do NOT use any waterproof barrier and rely on the absorbency of the terry inner. This allows them to be breathable and the key is that you change them about as often as you would a disposable pad (2-6 hours). I did not have any problems with leaks and only needed to change them every 4-6 hours, but each woman is different so use your current routine as a guide and adjust accordingly. 


These were soft, comfortable and breathable and I loved how I could customize the pad’s absorption without needing to sift through my drawer to make sure I get one thick enough or thin enough for that particular day. You could prestuff them with 1 (regular), 2 (maxi), even 3 (super maxi) according to your “norm” or color code them if you want to prestuff them with different absorptions. I liked the overnight pad, although a little intimidated by it’s length at first, it actually fit into the rise of bikini cut panties. The pads for the overnight absorption customization tuck under the pad in the panel that goes across for the wings and it was super soft.


All in all these are great pads that I would recommend to anyone looking for a simple and functional pad that is breathable, does not use synthetic fabrics, and has a some style and color. They are relatively trim as they are serged and feel like you’re wearing thicker underwear rather than a diaper like disposable pads. I was able to review their liner, day pads and night pads, however, they have tampon alternatives such as sponges and cups also available. You will also want to check out their FAQs page where I learned a lot about pad storage, washing and avoiding stains. 


Overall Rating: 9


Overall Fit: 9


Style: Pocket (day pad), Sleeve (night pad), AIO (liner)


Size/Measurements: Liner (6.75 X 2.75″), Day Pad (9 X 2.5″), Night Pad (14 X 3″). The center measurements are for the body of the pad (not wings) at the narrowest point. 


Closure Style: Snaps, metal


Ease of Use: 8.5 (day/night pad), 9.5 (liner) 


Absorption: Great, customizable


Materials Used: Cotton flanne, cotton terry or organic cotton flannel


Durability: 8.5 


Pocket Opening: Yes (day pad), NO (liner) and Sleeve (night pad)


About: http://www.gladrags.com/s-5-about-us.aspx


Affordability: $$-$$$$$


Cost: $11.99 – $23.99/1-pack (buy more, save more, so packages are your best deal here)


Care and Use: http://www.gladrags.com/s-11-gladrags-pads-faq.aspx


Retailers: http://www.gladrags.com


About Us: http://www.gladrags.com/s-5-about-us.aspx


Blog: http://blog.gladrags.com/


Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/GladRags/78403406986


Website: http://www.gladrags.com


Compare to: Lunapads

A sample of the liner, day pad and night pad were provided by GladRags for this review.
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