Reusable leak proof underwear for women

Have you heard of reusable leak proof underwear for women? Who knew such a brilliant and wonderful thing would be invented? Seeing this for the first time was such a joy. It’s like a win-win situation. The environment wins because they are reusable. Women all over the world win because they save money while looking and feeling confident. Everybody wins. Except maybe the tampon and pad industry. But hey, we still need them sometimes as well. Now they just have to share the cake they’ve been eating alone for so long.

Reusable Pee and Period proof underwear for women

Can reusable leak proof underwear be used for both incontinence and periods? Well, yes. A leak is a leak. It’s just a different labelling. The trick is to find the right absorbency level for your needs. What is considered heavy in period terms, is not the same thing when it comes to incontinence. Because of that I’ll keep them separate here. I will also show you their maximum absorbency level. That way you will easily click yourself in the right direction towards your new leak proof underwear. 

To be clear, this article is about reusable leak proof underwear FOR WOMEN. If you need leak proof underwear for teens and tweens, check out:

Thinx BTWN →

And if you’re a man looking for leak proof undies, head over here:


Reusable leak proof underwear for periods

Let’s start with period proof underwear (if you’re looking for incontinence underwear, just scroll past this part). I’ve got three top contenders for you. They all offer high quality underwear that are stylish, comfortable and functional. I would say they’re equally good and have roughly the same prices. They only differ in style and design. I think you should browse them all if you have the time. Just to make sure you get the ones you really want.

All three brands offer lots and lots of styles, colors, and patterns. They all look just like regular underwear. The underwear also have different absorbency levels. The different brands name them quite the same. You can get super light, light, moderate, heavy and overnight. Make sure you get the right ones.


Modibodi is an Australian company (ships worldwide) that’s been around this block since the dawn of leak proof undies for women. They’re super popular and offer underwear in very classic styles. My two favorites are the Seamfree full brief and Seamfree bikini. These are super light and comfortable. The minimal seams make them perfect for any outfit, day or night.

Will this be your favorite new style? Maybe it’s time to wave goodbye to the pads and tampons and embrace the reusable leak proof underwear for women full time.

Check out all styles from Modibodi →

the best reusable leak proof period underwear

Absorbency: 15ml = 2-3 tampons

seam free period underwear for women

Absorbency: 15ml = 2-3 tampons

Right now Modibodi offers discount on all their Bundle packs


Thinx is another big player in the leak proof underwear for women business. The brand Thinx offers fresh and delightful period underwear and training apparel.  They also have two partner brands, Thinx BTWN (period underwear for teens and tweens) and Spaex. Spaex is their incontinence brand and we will have a closer look at further ahead.

It’s hard to just choose two favorites from Thinx, but mine are Cotton briefs and the Sport underwear. You can’t find nothing more comfortable to wear than the cotton panties when you’re on your period. Compare it to a your favorite sweats. And the Sport ones are perfect for any activity. They’re made for movement. Super popular.

Check out all styles from Thinx →

cotton period underwear

Absorbency: 18ml = 2-3 tampons (Super cotton briefs 36ml)

period proof sports underwear for women

Absorbency: 14ml = 2-3 tampons


Knix is a company that focuses on underwear and intimates for all stages of a woman’s life. They want to make products that are functional and actually meet the needs, not just look pretty. From periods, to pregnancies, and weak pelvic floors. I think Knix has succeeded. They offer truly innovative and gorgeous leak proof underwear. And they’re not afraid to showcase real and natural women. I love that.

My absolute favorite panty from Knix is the Dream short. They’re designed to stay in place all through the night. With a thicker waistband, 4-way stretch material and leak proof technology, they’re almost unbeatable. Another cool design they have is the Corelove High rise. You get extra support and stability from the velvet compression bands. While looking super sexy at the same time. Knix also has the classic leak proof styles in lovely earthy colors.

Check out all styles from Knix→

reusable leak proof underwear for nights

Absorbency: 20ml = 3-4 tampons

high rise leakproof underwear for women

Absorbency: 20ml = 3-4 tampons

Reusable leak proof underwear for incontinence

As I mentioned before, all leak proof underwear (at least the ones I’ve encountered) can be used for all kinds of leaks. It doesn’t really matter if it’s blood, pee, discharge, sweat, or everything at once. But. When it comes to incontinence problems, there’s often a lot more fluids that need to be absorbs compared to the other leaks. If you only experience stress incontinence you can probably choose any underwear brand you like. But, for all other incontinence types, you probably need to go with an incontinence brand.

Stress incontinence is leaks that happen due to stress being put on the bladder. Like when you cough, sneeze, jump or laugh. This is common when you’re pregnant, after being pregnant and with age. Other incontinence types are urge, mixed, overflow and functional.

There are unfortunately no reusable leak proof underwear for severe or total incontinence. But if you’re having super light, light, moderate or heavy incontinence, there are options. I have two brands I like, Spaex and Wearever.


Spaex is a part of Thinx, the period brand you might have heard of before. They launched Spaex just a year or two ago. I guess they realized how many women experience bladder leaks. Did you know, it’s actually a third of all women? Despite this, there’s unfortunately not a lot of resources, support or solutions available.

What Spaex offers is a sustainable, comfortable and stylish solution for women who need light to moderate absorbency/protection. Two of the most popular styles are the Hi-waist and the Hiphugger. Classic lines and soft elegant colors.

Check out all styles from Spaex →

hi-waist incontinence underwear for women

Absorbency: up to 40ml

best leak proof underwear for all women

Absorbency: up to 40ml

Buy Saver Sets to save money


So, I don’t think the Wearever underwear are as nice and pretty as the other brands I have presented here. But, they do have some advantages. You can get them at about half the price of the others, and they offer styles with some serious absorbency. You can choose between 4 different absorbency levels. They have light (90ml), regular (150ml), super (300ml) and maximum (600ml) absorbency. That’ll keep you covered up to heavy incontinence.

The underwear is absolutely ok looking, like normal underwear. The pad doesn’t look super thick or anything. Although, I think you can expect them feeling a bit bulky when it comes to the super and maximum. It’s probably impossible to make something super thin and still hold that much fluid. They do not show through clothing if you’re worried about that.

Check out all styles from Wearever →

super absorbent underwear for women

Absorbency: 300ml

Are you ready to give reusable leak proof underwear a try?

Change can be scary. Especially if it has never changed before. Most of us have only used tampons and pads. One thing that makes change easier to deal with is information. If you’ve never tried reusable leak proof panties before you might have a few questions. Here are the answers to the most common ones.

  • They do not smell. The three-layer technology locks away the smell in the middle.
  • You won’t feel wet wearing them. The moisture wicking layer transfer away all fluids. You might even forget about your leaks.
  • You can wear them all through the day (and/or night). As long as you have chosen the right absorbency level.
  • How many do you need? You need at least one pair a day and one pair a night. How many you’ll need in the long run depend on how often you do laundry.

Want to know even more about how it works. Jump on over here.

Please share your thoughts and experiences in the comments. Did you know that there aren’t just leak proof underwear available? Nowadays you can find leak proof maternity wear, perspiration proof clothing and leak proof swimwear. Amazing!