So glad I found you!
I didn't start using your products because they were cost effective or earth friendly - although they are. I really just wanted a pad that would fit my plus sized underwear and stay put. And thank goodness I found you! They fit! They stay in place! They are absorbent so I don't have any mishaps.
So much more comfortable than disposable pads, they stay put and are much more absorbent! They’re easy to clean, and I’m not bothered by the grossness factor. My periods are not as painful, and I am so happy with these pads! I hope they will last for many years
Best Reusable Pads
I really enjoy the reusable pads, the different sizes are great for use all during your cycle. Also they are easy to care for, which is wonderful!
Will be purchasing more!
I am in the process of transitioning to zero waste periods, so this review is from someone still finding their way in what works best. For context, I prefer period undies and wear these for the duration of my period, but need extra coverage for 1-2 days when my period is heaviest. I have quite a heavy period and am a teacher, so I need something with a lot of oomph that I can rely on for a few (or several) hours at a time. Also, I am small both in clothing size and height. The day pad PLUS is the 3rd gladrags daytime product I have tried in my process of finding what works for me. The panty liner freebie was a wonderful gift and is handy to carry as a backup in my bag, but as I mentioned, my period is heavy so it is practically useless to me on most days. I then tried the regular day pad, and while I was impressed by the absorbency with 2 inserts, I found the length of the pad to be insufficient. Feeling hopeful, I decided to buy a daypad plus, and I'm glad I did! Having just that little bit of extra coverage really does improve this pad. I'd say this pad is closer to the same size of a regular size disposable pad (maybe just a tad smaller) and has at least as much if not slightly more absorbency. With a thin pair of period undies, the daypad plus is quite comfortable and I have not had any issues with it wiggling around either. With the thicker undies I wear during the rest of my period, it can be a bit uncomfortable, but even then it isn't unbearable (like getting the adhesive of a disposable pad stuck to your leg all day was :(). I do somewhat consistently get "leaks" around the very edges of the wings, but this is something that happens with period undies, too, and like period undies the material is absorbent enough that I have not actually leaked through to my pants or beyond. These are relatively easy to clean (I rinse 3 times, hand wash, then dry) and I have become unexpectedly fond of the colorful patterns. I will be buying a few more of these to properly last me through my period without constant laundry.
15 years - Still going strong
I have been using GladRags cloth pantyliners for 15 years and they are still going strong. I recently purchased some new ones, along with a few cloth pads, and I love them. I would definitely recommend the plus type - the longer ones - because they offer more coverage. The cotton fabric is soft and comfortable and they stay in place. I use the pantyliners as a backup with my menstrual cup during the day, and I use the day pad plus with my menstrual cup for heavier nights. The fabric is soft and comfortable, the quality is great, and they last for years.