Lunapads have two parts: a pad base with wings that fastens around the underwear and a removable insert made from absorbent fleece. The Pad Base is designed to be leak-resistant. Lunapads recommends that users keep the Pad Base in place all day and then change out the insert as needed. In fact, this is given as one of the main factors that makes Lunapads different from other cloth pad brands. With most other brands, you have to change out both the base and the inserts.
Changing all of that would require you to carry more with you, to do more laundry and to potentially have to purchase more items. With Lunapads, you just wear the one base all day and adjust the absorption levels with the removable inserts.
Lunapads are available in mini, maxi, long, overnight and postpartum sizes. In addition to the Pad Style Lunapads, they also produce pantyliners that can be worn for daily use or as a backup for tampons or menstrual cups. They’re available in styles including Thong, Teeny, Mini and Long. Keep in mind that the panty liners do not have a leak-resistant core like their Pad Style products.
- The Pad Base is designed to be leak-resistant.
- Lunapads have two parts: a pad base with wings and a removable insert made from absorbent fleece (you just wear the one base all day and adjust the absorption levels with the removable inserts)
Benefits & Positive Feedbacks:
These are AWESOME. Every woman should know about them and use them. I would NEVER go back to disposables after using these! So much better for your body, and the environment, AND your pocketbook. They work great and wash out nicely too. BRAVO!!!!!!! Will definitely be telling my friends and sisters about them!”
Most customers had good things to say. The most complaints we’ve seen is from customers who didn’t receive the pads in the color of their choice, which Lunapads has stated was an issue with Amazon fulfillment. Other customers reported that they used to always get rashes when they used disposables, especially the ones with fragrances. Now they feel drier and cleaner, and there’s no unpleasant scratching from plastic against the skin.
Saving money in the long run is another frequently cited plus.
Downsides & Negative Feedbacks:
Not ideal to wear during exercise because they may shift around. One customer, in particular, mentioned having a problem during yoga class.
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About the Company
Lunapads operates out of Vancouver, Canada, and is a woman-owned, socially driven business founded by a fashion designer on a mission to address the health concerns she had about disposable pads. Since 1993, this company has provided reusable menstrual pads to thousands of women around the globe. They also bring us the DivaCup menstrual cup and a line of panties called Lunapanties. According to Lunapads, thanks to their reusable products, more than 2 million disposable menstrual products are kept out of landfills, every month. They actively donate washable pads to lower income women, provide mentorship to female entrepreneurs, and are members of the Green America Business Network.