Tips & Advice: Guards for Men Comparison Chart

Guards for Men Rating Cost* Characteristics
Attends Guards for Men
Attends Guards
$10.95/pack
  • Thinnest, smallest
  • Short strip of adhesive
  • Not individually wrapped
  • Circle folded in half; no elastic
  • For light incontinence, least absorbent

Cardinal Health Men's Guards
$25.95/pack
  • Adheres directly to underwear
  • Super-absorbent core locks away fluid
  • Specially contoured
  • For light incontinence
Depend Guards for Men Maximum Absorbency
Depend Guards
$24.95/pack
  • Slow absorption
  • Least expensive
  • Individually wrapped
  • Discreet, cup-shaped protection
  • For moderate incontinence
Prevail Guards for Men
Prevail Guards
$6.95/pack
  • Most absorbent
  • Not individually wrapped
  • Rectangular shape with slight narrowing at back
  • Elastic at legs
  • For moderate incontinence--able to absorb quickly and trap fluid
Select Personal Care Pads
Select Personal Care Pads
$12.95/pack
  • Gentle and discreet protection
  • Easy to change
  • Contoured for a better fit
SureCare Guards for Men
Surecare Guards
$10.95/pack
  • Adhesive strip length of product
  • Less polymer
  • Does not trap fluid as readily
  • Longest guard
  • Not individually wrapped
  • Same width front to back
  • For moderate incontinence
Tena Guards for Men
Tena Guards for Men
$11.95/pack
  • Long adhesive strip length of product
  • Thickest guard
  • Individually wrapped
  • Shaped like bicycle seat
  • For moderate incontinence

*Cost of each based on lowest costing size/absorbency combination

NI Rating based on:

  • Absorbency
  • Cost
  • Wearability

Notes: All guards have the following:

  • Cloth like outer layer
  • Adhesive strip
  • Cup-shaped male design
  • 4 to 9 oz. absorbency
  • White color
  • Are disposable
  • Meant to be used with close fitting underwear
  • Approximate dimensions of 6.5" x 11"
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