Briefs are designed to provide full incontinence protection while offering an easy on, easy off solution. Designed with tape tabs or hook and loop taps, briefs can be donned or doffed while standing up, laying down or sitting on a wheelchair. Choosing an incontinence brief is usually centered on several key factors--the level of absorption, tab closure, wicking capability, breathability, type of back sheet material, and size. Sometimes there can be trade-offs in choosing the right brief. For instance, the higher the level of absorbency, the less discreet the brief becomes and the less flexibility and comfort. However, modern absorbent material has become lighter and less bulky to make highly absorbent briefs the best choice for many incontinence patients. Many modern heavy absorbency briefs are very discreet and comfortable and when dry are nearly indistinguishable with light briefs. However, when wet, high capacity can translate into bulkiness based upon the amount of fluid or fecal matter that is collected. This added weight and size can make things uncomfortable. Therefore, wearing highly absorbent briefs in public may still require occasional changing in order to keep things lighter. At the bottom of this web page are some detailed guidelines to help you determine what incontinence products will work best for you.