16 ct | 32ct | individually wrapped pads
starting at 6.49 from Well.ca, and other drug stores
I reviewed the Always Infinity pads earlier when it first came out and recently I was approached by Modern Moms to review this product again. This review will be very similar to my first review but will primarily focus on its performance during exercise. I tested this pad during a four hour hike on my heavy first day.
You can read my previous review here: Always Infinity Regular Pad Review
- Always Infinity’s revolutionary Infinicel core is made up of two foam layers. The top layer absorbs fluid fast while the bottom layer stores and distributes it.
- Microdots that may look like holes but are actually tunnels designed for really fast absorption. They channel fluid towards the back of the pad and away form you. So you can go with the flow- even if there’s a sudden one.
- Form fitting grooves trap fluid and help stop leaks no matter what you’re doing
- Like advanced workout gear, this high tech top sheet wicks fluid away and helps you feel dry.
- Beyond keeping your pad in place, these wings actually help stop leaks by keeping fluid where it needs to be.
The pads are individually wrapped coloured plastic according to their absorbencies. Regular flow is yellow, heavy is green, and orange is overnight.
Always Infinity Measurements
Wrapped: 12.0cm by 9.75cm and is ~0.4cm thin
Unwrapped: 24.7cm long by 8.0cm to 10.0cm wide and is ~0.2cm thin
Wrapped: 12.8cm by 10.5cm and is ~0.4cm thin
Unwrapped: 27.0cm long by 8.0cm to 10.0cm wide and is ~0.2cm thin
Wrapped: 12.5cm by 12.2cm and is ~0.4cm thin
Unwrapped: 29.7cm long by 8.0cm to 10.0cm wide and is ~0.2cm thin
Always Infinity pads are made with their revolutionary Infinicel material that provides super fast absorption and leak lock protection. You’ve probably heard this a lot in their commercials but what does it mean?
The pad is made up of two foam like layers, a top one and a bottom one. The top one has micro-dots and those are the holes that you see. They act as one way tunnels that quickly absorb your period to the second layer where it spreads out and is stored securely.
The layers are clearly distinguished after-use. The top layer will look clean with little period on it and the bottom layer will look very full.
The pad allows your skin to breathe and doesn’t trap any moisture or sweat. The cover is described as advanced work out gear and works to wick away fluid to keep you feeling dry and keeps the pad from sticking to your skin. It remains comfortable breathable throughout the wear even on a heavy day.
The adhesive is held by the plastic wrapping and sticky enough to keep the pad in place during exercise and sport wear. Most notably, the Always Infinity pads have long wings to wrap around your panties to ensure they stick and stay in place. I didn’t experience any lifting or shifting at all.
Wear Test: Hiking
I had committed to a hiking adventure and coincidentally gotten my period on the same day. I was going to wear a tampon but I wasn’t familiar with this trail so didn’t know how long it would be until I got a chance to freshen up again. So I went with Always Infinity.
Throughout the hike, the pad stayed in place and I experienced zero shifting or lifting. The pad flexed with my every move and didn’t crease at all. The cover also felt very soft against my skin and didn’t stick to my skin. Thankfully, it was very breathable throughout the entire four hour hike! Even when I felt sweaty, I didn’t feel sweaty down there.
The absorption was very fast too and the top and bottom layers became very apparent. I found that most of my period was pooled at the bottom layer with very little of my period on the top layer. The Microdots on the top layer helped with fast absorption and the bottom layer helped with the spread and storage of the pad. That’s why in my previous review, you’ll see more fluid collected on the bottom than on top.
During one part of the hike, my friends and I stopped and sat down by the river to eat lunch. I cringe at the thought of sitting down on a full pad… my mind fills in the action with a squishy sound effect. To my surprise, it didn’t feel squishy, my period was locked into the bottom layer, and the cover still felt soft. When I stood up, the pad still flexed with my body without sticking to my body.
Finally at the end of our hike, I had the opportunity to change my pad in an outhouse. I know I said this already but after a four hour hike, the pad really didn’t stick to my body and didn’t seem to trap any moisture. Also, the top layer of my pad looked like it was still clean and had more room for absorption, however the bottom layer was nearly full!
Overall the Always Infinity pad performed very well for a heavy flow during high activity. The pad flexes with every movement and never creases. The cover stays soft and highly breathable and never stuck to my body.
The absorption for the Always Infinity line include “Regular”, “Heavy”, and “Overnight” but the absorption performs the same for all pads. They all absorb 4X more than you may need and the only difference is their size. The pad consists of two layers; the top works to quickly pull down fluid to the bottom layer and the bottom layer works to absorb, distribute, and lock in the fluid.
I would definitely recommend this pad for sports or exercise if tampons aren’t an option. Their quick absorption power makes them suitable for heavy to normal and fast flows.
-Heavy, fast flow
-Exercise, sport wear
Not Recommended for:
-Light days, as a tampon back up
Save these for your heavier days!
This product was sent to The Period Blog for consideration for review from the Modern Mom and is not a sponsored post. Any compensation received will never influence the reviews, opinions, content, topics or posts made in this blog.