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

(based on 61 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (48)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (43)
  • Easy to use (40)
  • Good protection (24)
  • Very absorbent (24)
  • Reliable (23)

Cons

  • Not discreet (9)
  • Uncomfortable (4)

Best Uses

  • Heavy days (51)
  • Daily use (9)
  • Travel (6)
  • Light days (4)
  • Moderate days (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual dresser (14), Athletic (8), Young (8), Pre-menopausal (4), 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

 

They should have just changed the name!

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...Read complete review

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....

Reviewed by 61 customers

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(1 of 2 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.

(5 of 7 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....

     
    5.0

    Best for heavy periods

    By Beadlover

    from Crete, Illinois

    describe yourself Casual

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Discreet
    • Easy to Use
    • Reliable
    • Very Absorbent

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Heavy Days
      • Moderate Days

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

      Best quality ever!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great use for thickness

      By mountaineers2006

      from Arlington, VA

      describe yourself Casual, Young

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Discreet
      • Easy to Use
      • Reliable
      • Very Absorbent

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Heavy Days
        • Light Days

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

        I use these thick pads as a stuffer for diapers. They are very absorbent and the thickness and long length provide a high sense of quality I am looking for. These are better than regular boosters, so I buy them regularly and stock up as much as possible. Happy to have found these. Very absorbent.

         
        5.0

        good

        By MS Y

        from CA

        describe yourself Casual, Young

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Discreet
        • Easy to Use
        • Reliable
        • Very Absorbent

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Heavy Days

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

          good useful

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Wish they were longer and thicker

          By katy

          from santa ana, ca

          describe yourself Casual

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Discreet
          • Easy to Use

          Cons

          • Not Absorbent

          Best Uses

          • Moderate Days

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

          I agree with another girl who posted, this particular product is NOT as thick as it used to be. If Always would at least DOUBLE the thickness and add about 3 to 4 more inches to the back it would be perfect. All women will agree that no matter how careful we are, the accidents leak mostly at the back waist on the panties when everything travels downwards while sleeping on our backs........MAKE THEM LONGER, MAKE THEM THICKER. I have to use Goodnight Pull Ups (or store brand Pull-ups for up to 120 pounds) for my night protection because NO PAD ON THE MARKET is long enough and thick enough for total overnight protection. I recommend it for moderate active lifestyle day use.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great post-partum protection

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          By payitforward

          from USA

          describe yourself Casual, Pre-Menopausal, Young

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Easy to Use
          • Reliable
          • Very Absorbent

          Cons

          • Not Discreet

          Best Uses

          • Heavy Days
          • Light Days
          • Moderate Days
          • Travel

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

          Be warned these pads are HUGE! Far larger than any other I have used before, making them wonderful for post-partum use. I wish that the hospitals carried these! If you are having a baby don't think twice about purchasing a few packs and taking them with you to the hospital. You will need them! I also use them for heavy nights when I need something comfortable and reliable in bed. I only wish I had discovered these sooner!

          Service and delivery comments:

          As always, the delivery was great!

           
          5.0

          "sleep easy you are covered"

          By Janice

          from NY

          describe yourself Young

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Discreet
          • Easy to Use
          • Reliable
          • Very Absorbent

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Heavy Days

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

            Forget going to bed and trying to sleep threw the night with other maxi pads, you know what I mean turning and leeking. With always maxi on my heaviest days I do not have to worry about waking up to a mess.
            These are the pads you want to wear on your heaviest days, they are big and long. They stay secure with the wings.

             
            4.0

            most turbo pad out there!

            By rosie jo

            from oregon

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Reliable
            • Very Absorbent

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                I bought these to use after I had my baby. I brought them to the hospital with me and used them for weeks after. They really do provide serious protection! I am sensitive to Always products, but when superior protection is needed, I don't care and these are what I turn to.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                The only pad i can use!

                By shopaholic

                from Brooklyn, NY

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Easy to Use
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Heavy Days

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

                  I always have heavy period, and only this pad can sue my need. I took off a star for several reasons.
                  1) The pad is sightly too thick so it may cause uncomfortableness sometimes during hot days.
                  2) The length is just okay, although it is the longest pad you can find for sell in here compared to other brands as well. However, as I know, in East Asia, they have better products, longer and thinner pad also for heavy period use. There is not much choice in here.
                  3) Perhaps it is due to the thickness, sometimes the pad is not absorbing fast enough. Plus, it is not long enough for bed time use as my period did leak out sometimes.
                  Yet, the reason why I still gave 4 stars is because it is the longest pad one can find in US.

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