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o.b. Non-Applicator Tampons, Value Pack, Ultra Absorbency 40 ea

 
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o.b. Non-Applicator Tampons, Value Pack, Ultra Absorbency, 40 ea
 
4.8

(based on 93 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (88)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good protection (66)
  • Comfortable (61)
  • Discreet (61)
  • Easy to use (61)
  • Effective (35)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Heavy days (66)
    • Travel (31)
    • Swimming (23)
    • Daily use (9)
    • Moderate days (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Athletic (34), Casual dresser (13), Pre-menopausal (13), Menopausal (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    THE Best Tampons

    I've used o.b. Tampons now for years. Once I made the switch to this brand, I've never used any other kind; they offer the best protection, are compact and discreet (what's with...Read complete review

    I've used o.b. Tampons now for years. Once I made the switch to this brand, I've never used any other kind; they offer the best protection, are compact and discreet (what's with those huge applicators with other brands?!...just a waste of cardboard). These Ultra Tampons from o.b. offer the best protection for heavier days...no accidents. For women with reservations/fears about using a tampon without an applicator: once you get the hang of how to properly use this brand, it is so worth it; they really are the most comfortable and reliable brand on the market.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    o.b. must have changed the quality

    I used o.b. before they were discontinued for a mysterious non-reason and was so excited to hear they were on their way back with ultra. They must have changed the recipe because although I...Read complete review

    I used o.b. before they were discontinued for a mysterious non-reason and was so excited to hear they were on their way back with ultra. They must have changed the recipe because although I have an extremely heavy flow - must wear pad with tampons - since using ultra o.b., I have been astonished at how poorly they have worked. They were better before. The alternatives I found from other brands in comparison have worked better. I am so saddened because this was what I was waiting for and unless I received a defective lot, I am finishing out the box and returning to my alternatives. This just is not the same quality product as before.

    Reviewed by 93 customers

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    5.0

    YEAH, THEY ARE BACK

    By Mac

    from Spring Lake, NJ

    describe yourself Athletic

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Discreet
    • Easy to Use
    • Good Protection

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Heavy Days
      • Swimming

      Comments about o.b. Non-Applicator Tampons, Value Pack, Ultra Absorbency, 40 ea:

      So glad they are back. This is the best product for heavy days. And I love the fact that O.B. doesn't require an applicator. Come on people the landfills are full enough get with the times you don't need a hot pink or green applicator.

       
      5.0

      So glad these are back on the market!

      By Health Nut

      from Glendale, CA

      describe yourself Athletic

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Discreet
      • Easy to Use
      • Good Protection

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Heavy Days

        Comments about o.b. Non-Applicator Tampons, Value Pack, Ultra Absorbency, 40 ea:

        Most absorptive product on the market.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Finally, they're back....

        By EqyneOne

        from NY

        describe yourself Athletic, Casual

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Discreet
        • Easy to Use
        • Good Protection

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about o.b. Non-Applicator Tampons, Value Pack, Ultra Absorbency, 40 ea:

            THANK YOU for bringing these back, OB. I am not sure why you removed them from the shelves in the first place and made a lot of women's lives pretty much revolve around the bathroom for a week each month...seriously, just leave well enough alone. I like being able to leave the house and not worry about leaking all over the place. I have tried several other brands and just leaked through within an hour or two, highly embarassing and really makes it difficult to be active. I run 4 days a week and take a karate class (in a white uniform!) 2 days a week, along with just being very active and it really sucked to be limited. Please continue to make these, and I too, am going to hoard them for awhile just in case you decide to do something stupid again! Ladies, if you have not tried these, I highly recommend them!!!

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            They're Back!

            By Happy Camper

            from Brea, CA

            describe yourself Casual, Pre-Menopausal

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Discreet
            • Easy to Use
            • Good Protection

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Heavy Days
              • Moderate Days
              • Travel

              Comments about o.b. Non-Applicator Tampons, Value Pack, Ultra Absorbency, 40 ea:

              OMG - they're back. I don't even care that I have to pay for shipping! I'm 51 and I've used ob from day 1. As I got older the ultras were the only ones that ever worked well enough for me. These past 2 years have been hell for me. It's hard to remember to change every hour and heaven forbid that I get caught in a long meeting. I've had to wear an overnight pad all day just to have backup protection...and I've needed it a lot.

              Am I looking forward to my next monthly visit......no......but at least it won't be as miserable as it's been these past 2 years. :)

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Thank goodness, and note to TamiB in TX

              By Minnow

              from Providence, RI

              describe yourself Athletic, Pre-Menopausal, Young

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Discreet
              • Easy to Use
              • Good Protection

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Heavy Days

                Comments about o.b. Non-Applicator Tampons, Value Pack, Ultra Absorbency, 40 ea:

                From all the reviews and accolades, I can see I'm in great and sympathetic company. I was fortunate to have a stash of them when I got my IUD a few years back, and they were the ONLY thing that kept me from painting the town red, (to misuse the metaphor). Ran through my hoard and have been seeking them out ever since. Seriously, every trip to any relevant store has include a detour to the feminine products aisle. It was a happy accident that I found them here tonight.

                TamiB in Dallas: I laughed aloud about your "George." It's the moniker my family also uses. Legend has it that my mom had a pest of a boyfriend named George before meeting my dad. The poor sap lingered and kept coming around; not a bad guy, just not wanted. Thus, "George" was born into our family; my sister and I continue the tradition, and my niece soon will, too.

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                It's back! It's back! OMG it's back!

                By TamiB

                from Dallas, TX

                describe yourself Active, Athletic, Casual, Mom, Pre-Menopausal, Professional

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Discreet
                • Easy to Use
                • Good Protection
                • Lifesaver

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Having a life
                  • Heavy Days
                  • Sleeping
                  • Swimming
                  • Travel

                  Comments about o.b. Non-Applicator Tampons, Value Pack, Ultra Absorbency, 40 ea:

                  OMG, it's back! I grabbed my wallet and began my order - this is the first time I've ever had to order "girl stuff" off the internet - and utter the words, "I can't believe I'm ordering this off the internet" out loud. Hubby overhears and says, "Oh? You found your Ultras? Thank god! You can go outside when "George is in town"!"

                  Y'all, this product is a lifesaver. I've used OB since I was 13 - I'm going to be 41 soon. THAT is brand loyalty (do you hear me, marketing people?)... when the Ultra went off the shelves without explanation, I admit, I hoarded. A lot. I held onto that one last Ultra for 7 months, as if I were hoarding that last can of beans post-apocolypse, JUST IN CASE there was an emergency that required me to NOT have to run to the bathroom for more than an hour. (And yes, I ordered the maximum allowed just in case it goes out of production again.)

                  Thank GOD for drugstore.com carrying this!!! It is not sold in any local stores, in fact most of the local pharmacies here (in Dallas) have actually stopped carrying the o.b. brand completely.

                  So, for as long as "George" keeps paying visits, I'm pretty much forced to use this particular brand. For the past 17 months, I've searched for and tried other brands, but all in all, the o.b. Ultra can be imitated, but never duplicated.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  HALLELUJAH! THEY'RE BACK

                  By Rachel G

                  from Alexandria, VA

                  describe yourself Athletic, Pre-Menopausal

                  Pros

                  • Discreet
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Good Protection

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Heavy Days
                    • Overnight
                    • Swimming

                    Comments about o.b. Non-Applicator Tampons, Value Pack, Ultra Absorbency, 40 ea:

                    I have missed these for a year and a half since they were taken off the market. Thank goodness they're back. NO other tampon works as well for heavy days.

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Rejoice!

                    By Ordinary Shopper

                    from Pasadena, CA

                    describe yourself Casual

                    See all my reviews

                    Pros

                    • Discreet
                    • Good Protection

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Heavy Days
                      • Travel

                      Comments about o.b. Non-Applicator Tampons, Value Pack, Ultra Absorbency, 40 ea:

                      Yipee and Yee-Haw!
                      They're back. I have missed these, although recently I have begun the menopause process and my needs are changing, but I am still thrilled that o.b. Ultra's are back. I still have heavy periods sometimes, so I'm happy that I won't have to worry about accidents anymore. And I'm very happy for all the women who truly NEED a product like this.
                      I've kept these in my earthquake kit for years. Hey, frequent changes won't be possible if I'm standing in line for bottled water or living in a high school gym somewhere with a hundred other displaced neighbors. Yeah, I plan for stuff like that.
                      So, I'm doing a happy dance for us ALL, and adding Ultra's to my shopping cart. Thanks o.b.!

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      ridiculous you can't buy in stores

                      By B.

                      from Spokane, WA

                      describe yourself Athletic, Casual, Pre-Menopausal

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Discreet
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Good Protection

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Heavy Days
                        • Travel

                        Comments about o.b. Non-Applicator Tampons, Value Pack, Ultra Absorbency, 40 ea:

                        I've used OB for years, so easy to slip in a pocket and head to the restroom, no one sees it -- carry it all day in a pants pocket and the most anyone would think it was is a tube of lipstick.

                        Thank you Drugstore.com for carrying this size!! Can't believe I have to buy tampons through the internet -- the only two local stores discontinued this size. And as I'm getting older the more I need it. Also reassuring when you head for the airport and several hours on a plane.

                        Use this size only when needed and it won't be uncomfortable.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        A must for a heavy flow!

                        By sadgirl

                        from MD

                        describe yourself Casual

                        See all my reviews

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Discreet
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Good Protection

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Heavy Days
                          • Moderate Days
                          • Swimming
                          • Travel

                          Comments about o.b. Non-Applicator Tampons, Value Pack, Ultra Absorbency, 40 ea:

                          I can no longer find this size in any store around my home. I don't know why they pulled it. Let me tell you - I NEED this size to get by without leaks or accidents. On my heavy days I still have to wear a pad and change them out every 20 minutes or hour. But OB is the only TP I will use since it is the most absorbent and leak resistant product available. Plus you are not stuck disposing of the applicator too since it does not need one.

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