13.99 to 35.49 + shipping at Gladrags.com
- Made from comfortable cotton flannel and super absorbent terry cloth for maximum protection
- Zero plastics means they're highly breathable and great for women with allergies or chemical sensitivities
- Lasts for years to help you save up to $300 within 5 years
I tried to review this product during my last cycle but my cycle was weird and ended quite abruptly so I didn't get a chance to review this product in full yet. Although, my only experience with it was limited to a very light flow, so far my experience with it has been positive.
Gladrags recommends users to change the holder and inserts as often as you would change a disposable pad. Being that there isn't a water resistant or water proof backing on this pad, there is always the possibility of leakage or overflow and this is something very important to keep in mind especially when you are out. I haven't had experienced a heavy flow with this pad yet so unfortunately this is all I can say about it's absorption at this point.
The material of the pad feels very comfortable and soft against the skin. It's the same material that flannel pajamas are made of and they come in a variety of fun patterns. It's also very breathable and unlike many plastic pads, the cotton cover never makes my skin feel sweaty.
The pad is definitely noticable it when worn because it is so thick and it feels like something is inbetween your legs. It is definitely noticable when worn with leggings or tight jeans so avoid tight pants.
The pad is kept in place by wings with a snap button. There isn't any adhesive obviously, so if you're concerned about your pad shifting about, wearing a fitted or tighter panty with a wider crotch will help keep the pad in place.
With the reusable Gladrags, you're meant to carry a Gladrag Carry Bag with you to hold and store your used pads until you get a chance to wash them. The Gladrag Carry Bag is basically a leakproof bag to store your used and unused pads. So in order to change your pad on the go, you will have to carry you reusable Gladrags, the carry bag, and a purse or bag to store your carry bag with you. It may seem like a lot and that's because... it is! I didn't get a chance to change my Gladrag when I was out so I can't comment on this process right now.
With all reusable feminine hygiene products, there is a certain ick factor to them. You will be dealing with the whole clean up process from storing, soaking, rinsing, and washing them so you will definitely have to be comfortable with your own menstrual blood.
After my first use, I found that the pad loses a lot of its shape after machine washing it and putting it through the dryer. It becomes very wrinkly so I actually prefer to handwash it and lay it out to dry.
Washing the pad, is actually pretty easy if you wash it within the same day you bleed. I handwashed mine with soap and water and that usually does the trick. For stubborn stains, GladRags also carries an all natural enzyme cleaner and an environmentally friendly detergent.
GladRags Day Pads measure:
27.94cm by 8.57cm and is ~1.0cm thick
Are you familiar with reusable pads? How do you like them?
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