Remember when we talked about the DivaCup – the reusable menstrual care product? Well, we’re taking a trip to Aunt Flo’s again, this time to dish about Glad Rags, which can work great in conjunction with your Diva Cup, or all by themselves.
What The Heck Are Glad Rags?!
Glad Rags are reusable, washable, adjustable pads and pantyliners that KICK BUTT. These things are cushy soft, all natural, chemical free, come in cute patterns and most importantly… they actually work! In my experience, Glad Rags outperformed the traditional disposable pads every time I used them. (I’d show you some proof, but that would be… gross.)
The only drawback I can see is that they are a bit thicker than a disposable pad, so don’t expect to go out in your skimpiest outfits with these on – though I doubt many women are up for that attire during that time of the month anyway. I did however, test them out in all kinds of “normal clothes” and they all passed the “Hey can you see my pad?” test. Even my skinniest skinny jeans didn’t scream to the world that I was on my period.
If you’ve got questions, Glad Rags has answers. With a pretty thorough FAQ, covering everything from washing instructions to absorbency and cost concerns, their site is sure to calm your nerves and get you ready for the world of reusable pads.
Do GladRags cost more than disposables?
No, they’re actually much cheaper. When compared to the amount of money spent on disposables, it only takes a couple of years to make up the cost of your GladRags. They are made to last 5+ years. Many women tell us they still use the same pads they bought when we started in 1993! Think of this: it would be tremendously expensive (not to mention wasteful!) to continuously re-stock our kitchens with disposable paper plates, so we buy plates that we can use indefinitely. We make an initial investment into something reusable that will last a long time. It’s the same with GladRags.
Something important to note is that if you plan to wear these at work, or on the go, you will need a special bag to carry them in (think a cloth diaper wet bag, but smaller). While they sell them on their site, I reused one I’d already had and it works great – just find one that is waterproof and can be cleaned easily.
If you’ve still got questions, or want to jump in and buy a stash for yourself, check them out on their website, on Facebook and on Twitter! In fact, if you “like” them on Facebook right now, you can get a coupon code for 15% off your purchase at GladRags.com!
*GladRags was kind enough to provide samples for review, but the opinions above are strictly my own.*