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Always Maxi Pads with Wings, Unscented, Overnight Extra Heavy 20 ea

 
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Always Maxi Pads with Wings, Unscented, Overnight Extra Heavy, 20 ea
 
4.5

(based on 59 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (47)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (43)
  • Easy to use (39)
  • Good protection (24)
  • Very absorbent (23)
  • Reliable (21)

Cons

  • Not discreet (8)
  • Uncomfortable (4)

Best Uses

  • Heavy days (49)
  • Daily use (9)
  • Travel (6)
  • Light days (4)
  • Moderate days (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual dresser (12), Athletic (8), Young (8), Menopausal (3), Pre-menopausal (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Hallelujah!!!! Finally a Perfect Pad!!

As I danced around the bathroom for almost 15 minutes, I finally race to the computer to exclaim to woman around the world, (a-hem...hear yea, hear yea...."The...Read complete review

As I danced around the bathroom for almost 15 minutes, I finally race to the computer to exclaim to woman around the world, (a-hem...hear yea, hear yea...."The Perfect Pad is Here!!"--that is if you have heavy periods like me.

I can now sleep in peace knowing that my good linens will not be ruined, nor will my favorite pajamas! These pads are super-duper long, with wings everywear...yet not so bulky as one would imagine. Somehow they're thinner than the standard overnight pads, but with greater coverage. There are channels and redirects built in to prevent leaks.

I feel safe in these...I feel comfortable....I feel like I can sit through a whole movie on my heaviest day and not be nervous when I stand up!! Thank you to the makers of ALWAYS brand for this. dare I say it... i love you guys!!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

I could just scream! They Changed These!

I never thought that when I finally took the time to review this product, that it would be anything but a positive and glowing review. These were my absolute favorite pads in the...Read complete review

I never thought that when I finally took the time to review this product, that it would be anything but a positive and glowing review. These were my absolute favorite pads in the world. I have recommended them countless times. I loved these pads so much so that I usually bought them in bulk (8-10 at a time). My latest shipment was a real let down. The outer packaging looks the same, and the pad almost looks the same, and then you notice that it's literally half the size it used to be (not in length, but in depth and thickness). The reason people were raving about these pads is because they were so incredibly bulky and thick. That's what people like me need from a pad. If people want a thin ultra with so called high absorbency, there are a millions pads out there for them to buy (the choices are endless). There was never a pad like this in the world until these came along, but now they are just another thin pad like all the rest. Sure they are a little thicker and certainly wider, which is always a good thing, but they are not as absorbent or thick anymore.

The bulkiness is what kept these once plush and super thick pads stationary. The bulkiness is what kept these pads from moving around at night so that you didn't have leakage on heavy days, and even more importantly, on heavy nights. Now they bunch up just like an accordion, and don't even stay in place anymore. You can tell you have the new style pad when you see the cute little stars they have added to the strip that you pull off the pad (that's a sign that you have the new style). I was wondering why these were unavailable anywhere I looked a while back (in fact the only store that had them online at all was CVS, and I bought out all their stock thinking the pad was being discontinued)! Drugstore.Com showed it as out of stock for quite some time. Now I realize It was because they were revamping these. Even my grandmother loved these pads, and used them for incontinence. She noticed the horrible difference, and can no longer use these as well. I guess the search is on again. I will never understand why companies do this when they have a product that people were raving about! If it's not broken, leave it alone!!! What a let down (and the material even feels cheaper, and you can hear it crackling like some cheap paper product). Soooo disappointed. Used to love love love these! Please call Proctor & Gamble, and let them know how you feel about the changes they have made! The rep I spoke to said that feedback is very important, and that they do listen..

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2.0

Would Not Recommend

By Health Conscious

from San Francisco, CA

describe yourself Casual

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable

Cons

  • Difficult to Use
  • Unreliable

Best Uses

  • Heavy Days

Comments about Always Maxi Pads with Wings, Unscented, Overnight Extra Heavy, 20 ea:

I bought this for overnight usage, and was very disappointed. The feel of the pad is soft and comfortable. However, the cons are--it's bulky, not easy to put on, and the wings are not positioned to protect leakage on the edges. It advertises that "All-Around Barriers Pull Wetness Away from Edges", and it's not true. Would not recommend for overnight usage.

 
5.0

A lifesaver!

By Don't waste your money!

from Canada

describe yourself 30 Years Old

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Pros

  • Amazing Protection
  • Comfortable
  • Easy to Use
  • Very Absorbent

Cons

  • Not Discreet

Best Uses

  • Heavy Days
  • Overnight

Comments about Always Maxi Pads with Wings, Unscented, Overnight Extra Heavy, 20 ea:

I have never done a review for a pad before, but I cannot say enough good things about this pad!! After suffering with a suddenly heavy flow that worsens around 2am, and soaking through a super plus tampon and Always Overnight Maxi, I picked up a package of these and I have slept comfortably ever since! No more getting up 3 times a night to change a super plus tampon and overnight pad. I feel so protected, have had no leaks, and they stay where they are supposed to. I tend to leak at the front and they gave me lots of coverage at the front, while keeping my back end nicely covered too. Yes they are bulky, but I find that reassuring knowing I am covered. I used to stick to Always overnights maxi or Overnights Infinity and I will not go back for the heaviest nights during my cycle. My flow suddenly increased overnight, and the pad held everything. The two sets of wings are a lifesaver. I usually have to make a run for the bathroom when I get up to avoid leaks, but I had no such worries.

 
5.0

Best Overnight Pads on the Market!

By Sie (rhymes with fly)

from Atlanta, GA

describe yourself Casual, Young

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Easy to Use
  • Reliable
  • Very Absorbent

Cons

  • Not Discreet

Best Uses

  • Heavy Days

Comments about Always Maxi Pads with Wings, Unscented, Overnight Extra Heavy, 20 ea:

These are, by far, the best pads for use during extra heavy days or overnight during my period. They're very long and very absorbent, and I love that I can sleep in them every which way in bed and not have to worry about any mishaps.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Finally!

By Addee

from Phila, Pa

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Pros

  • Reliable
  • Very Absorbent

Cons

  • Not Discreet

Best Uses

  • Heavy Days

Comments about Always Maxi Pads with Wings, Unscented, Overnight Extra Heavy, 20 ea:

I have a fairly heavy flow and these are the ONLY pads I can trust overnight! I was put off by how long they were at first but this is now the ONLY pad I will use at night!

 
5.0

Great for heavy flow

By Joanne

from Seattle, WA

describe yourself Forty-ish

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Pros

  • Reliable
  • Very Absorbent

Cons

  • Not Discreet

Best Uses

  • Heavy Days

Comments about Always Maxi Pads with Wings, Unscented, Overnight Extra Heavy, 20 ea:

The first time I used these, my period had skipped about three months, and I had to go to the doctor to get those pills to make me bleed. When my period eventually came back, it was very heavy. I normally use tampons, but even the largest size just could not keep up.

These quite honestly feel like you're strapping a pillow between your legs. But it covers my entire panty area, front to back, so that even when I'm sleeping, I can relax, knowing I'm not going to wake up to a huge mess. Best pad for a heavy flow I have ever used.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect Fit For Me

By Nancy Ann

from Rochester, New York

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Easy to Use
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Moderate Days

    Comments about Always Maxi Pads with Wings, Unscented, Overnight Extra Heavy, 20 ea:

    Evenings out and dressed to impress

     
    4.0

    urinary incontinence

    By Fran

    from Daytona Beach, FL

    describe yourself Elderly

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easy to Use
    • Great Night Security
    • Reliable
    • Very Absorbent

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Always Maxi Pads with Wings, Unscented, Overnight Extra Heavy, 20 ea:

        Helpful for nighttime security for urinary incontinence. Product can absorb a large amount of fluid without spilling. Comfortable to wear and easy to put on and off.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        GREAT FOR SLEEPING!

        By Stephanie G

        from Queens, NY

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        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easy to Use
        • Reliable
        • Very Absorbent

        Cons

        • Not Discreet

        Best Uses

        • Heavy Days

        Comments about Always Maxi Pads with Wings, Unscented, Overnight Extra Heavy, 20 ea:

        I'll be as frank as possible in this review. I didn't discover these until my boss and a coworker told me about them earlier this year. I had been using Always ultra thin overnights for years (extra long and extra thin) but my flow has increased and although Always was great, my sheets and night clothes were suffering. I also had problems during the day if I felt a 'gush' coming along, I'd have to quickly stand up because if I didn't I knew it could go over the top of the pad and cause a problem. I don't have to do that with these. They're long, thick and absorbent. Yes, I do feel like I'm wearing a diaper. No, they aren't very discreet. When I have my period and have to wear these, I make sure my wardrobe includes a long top. I don't care! I can be at ease now! They're not great for spooning with your honey either but my boyfriend understands and at least I don't have to worry about being embarrassed in the morning when I stay at his house during my heavy days. I found out about this product prior to meeting him. If I hadn't, I probably would NOT stay at his house during that lousy time.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        these are super long!

        By Lala_Rose

        from Boston, MA

        Pros

        • Very Absorbent

        Cons

        • Not Discreet
        • Uncomfortable

        Best Uses

        • Heavy Days

        Comments about Always Maxi Pads with Wings, Unscented, Overnight Extra Heavy, 20 ea:

        I used these after childbirth and they were still much too large for comfort.

        (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        They should have just changed the name!

        By Incredibly Disappointed!

        from PA

        describe yourself Smart Shopper

        See all my reviews

        Pros

          Cons

          • Completely Changed
          • New Scratchy Material
          • Not Bulky Enough
          • Not Thick Enough
          • NOT WIDE ENOUGH
          • Too Flimsy
          • Too Thin

          Best Uses

          • None Anymore

          Comments about Always Maxi Pads with Wings, Unscented, Overnight Extra Heavy, 20 ea:

          I used to absolutely love these pads! I have recommended them countless times over the past few years. When this pad first came out, I thought they were the most amazing pads to ever come along. There was nothing out there quite like them. They were incredibly thick, wide, and intensely absorbent. They were luxurious, plush, and super comfortable. I never had leaks anymore (not even at night during my heaviest flow). There was no other pad out there even remotely as thick or wide as these used to be. That's why they never moved around or bunched up (because they were incredibly thick-NOT ULTRA THIN). I felt very confidant wearing these out knowing that they would protect me from embarrassing leaks or spillage. They were also a Godsend for me when I got the flu and suffered intense incontinence every time I coughed. If I had these so called new and improved pads during that time, I would have leaked urine everywhere!They took a fabulous niche product that people fell in love with because of it's exact specifications and changed it completely! What were you thinking Always! Why mess with something that people loved for a reason! How ridiculous! The first thing I noted was that they are literally not even half as thick as they used to be! Gone is the thick, wide, plush look and feel that we have come to expect from this pad, and in it's place is a flimsy, extra long, ultra thin, just like any other ultra thin on the market! They took away the width which is so important in protecting you from having spillage over the sides and elongated the pad instead so that it creeps up into an area where it doesn't belong all day long (I kept having to adjust it constantly)!In addition, because it has lost all it's thickness, it bunches up like an accordion constantly! It doesn't even stay in place because it's so flimsy and thin! Almost no movement at all causes this thing to bunch up leading to heavy leakage! These are worthless now! To add insult to injury, they irritated my skin, which has never happened before using these pads (I guess it's something in their new "wicks away moisture" design)! I called Always and sure enough, they modified these pads in January 2012 so once the old stock runs out (which it is doing now) everyone is going to wake up (I am already seeing other reviews like mine at [@] about this)! I buy these in bulk and had purchased several packages before I realized what was wrong! You can tell that you are getting the new pads because they look so much thinner even in the packaging (and it says "New and Improved" on the package towards the top).Disappointed is putting it mildly! After looking at several different alternatives (not fun and very costly) I found a Poise Pad with wings that come close (but still not as great as these used to be). Big mistake Always! If it's not broken, leave it alone for God sakes (if people didn't want a bulky pad, they had a million other ULTRA THIN choices out there)! Raise the price if you must, but changing EVERY reason that we loved this pad was a really big mistake! You should have just changed the name on this pad. This new and improved pad is nothing like it used to be. You cut the thickness of the pad over a year ago as it is, and I nearly stopped using the pad there and then, but now it's so thin and flimsy, that it makes no sense to use anymore to keep leaks at bay. There were a million ultra thins out there for people who are ultra thin themselves or don't have a really heavy flow, but you took the one pad that was made for people like us and did away with it. I've been a customer for years on this pad, but it's time to look elsewhere again (and I notice more synthetics in the part that comes into contact with your skin as well). Goodbye Always. It was good while it lasted....

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