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THIS WEEKS FEATURE: Leak Proof Underwear

This blog is written based on my personal views and opinions and is not ad advertisement or paid review in anyway.

Nope, I am not talking about incontinence pads or underwear like Tena, I am talking about real fabric underwear that is pee, period and sweat proof.  Yep.

Modi Bodi is a n Australian-based company founded in 2013 that aim to provide women of any body type with “beautiful and functional underwear that helps to feel safe, sassy and sustainable all day”.   Their underwear is made of “tech-savvy” fabrics that is also stain-resistant as well as leak proof.

You might be wondering how on earth I came about such a thing, and the simple answer is that I have no idea.  It cropped up in an advert on my social media page (those things both annoy and concern me – the fact that Facebook shows me things related to my searches or conditions makes me feel uncomfortable), and no this is something I had not been searching. 

But the idea of underwear that was so supposedly brilliant got me interested. 

With conditions such as Endometriosis, Adenomyosis and Interstitial Cystitis means that accidents happen and underwear gets ruined.  My periods are a nightmare – I bleed so much that I’ll go through underwear so fast, discard of the many stained ones and, at times, ruin my other clothes or fabrics.  And when I have a urine infection or a flare-up with my bladder, little leaks sometimes happen.  

Obviously, these things can be helped by sanitary wear, but the amount of money I must spend on pads on liners doesn’t bear thinking about.  So the idea of having something that is reusable and means I don’t have to a) spend money frequently and b) worry that I am going to leave stains where ever I go, seems good to me. 

How Does It Work?

The website claims that the product consists of “four game-changing linings” – “one for moder periods, heavy discharge and bladder leaks, one for getting hot and gloriously sweaty and never smelly, one for dips in the pool and laying in the sand and one for feeding hungry bubs and leaky boobs”.  It’s not that clear, but basically you can buy a set of underwear for whatever fluid leaking requirements you need.   There is a lot more detail on their website, but your looking at layers that can hold up to 20ml (2 tampon equivalent) of fluid, waterproof material and fabric that claims to draw sweat and discharge away from the source to fight bacteria.

What’s The Price?

The website has a chart which recommends which type of underwear to buy dependent on your needs and flow, and understandably, the more you require the more expensive they are.  

Modi Bodi do a range for teens as well as women, and also have a swimwear range.  I’ve had a look through their website and have put the average prices below;

Super Light Absorbency – £15.50

Moisture Wicking – up to £19

Light-Moderate Absorbency – underwear £18-37, swimwear £72-£98.50 and breastfeeding singlet £45

Moderate-Heavy Absorbency – underwear £17.50-23.50 and swimwear £16.50-21.50

Heavy/Overnight Absorbency – swimwear ONLY £21.50-23.50

The first thing to notice is that there is not a lot of selection in each category, with the heavy/overnight range being the most limited.  The “Teens” range is of a similar price, but only has 3 products available. 

Delivery is free if you spend over £50 but otherwise £5 for standard and £8 for express (UK-based prices).  

Is it Worth It?

The online reviews average the product at around 4 out of 5 stars with most customers saying the products are “brilliant” and “convenient”.  However, there are unfortunately plenty of reviews from people complaining of poor customer service, poor returns and delivery process and very long delivery times.  Some have even claimed they were sent faulty products and that they are of poor quality.

What I Think …

I have personally NOT tried the product, I was simply interested because the concept is great and I’m sure it would save me money in the long run.  I’d be really interested to hear from anyone that has tried this brand or a similar one. 

Brand aside, the idea of period, pee and sweat proof underwear is a great idea!

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