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GladRags Organic Pads 3-Pack

50% Positive Reviews
Rated #17 in Menstrual Products


Pros: comfortable, adjustable absorbency, easy to clean

Cons: kits are pricey

I love Gladrags!  They are the only cloth menstrual pad that I have found that is very comfortable, easy to wash, and also doesn't shrink much in the washer/dryer.  I currently have the solid white organic day pads and night pads that were from a kit I bought off their website.  These pads consist of a pad shell with wings and 2 liners.  They also have metal snaps that are easy to snap and don't rust.  You can use either one or both of the liners, depending on how heavy your flow is.  This is great if you are very heavy the first two days of your period and then it slows down toward the end.  Gladrags organic pads do not have any waterproof backing to them, but I have found that they absorb well, yet rarely leak. 

The main difference between the day pads and night pad is the length, and that the night pad has an extra layer of absorbent cotton for the pad shell.  Women who are overweight or have just had a baby would like the night pad, because of the extra lenght and absorbency.  I found that the night pads are excellent for when you are out and about, but don't have a chance to change your pad right away.  

Gladrags are also great for people who are in wheelchairs, since they are comfortable and don't rub against your skin the wrong way.  From my experience, this can greatly cut back on rashes and pressure sores.  Overall, they are an excellent pad for any women, young or old. 


Pros: Natural organic fibers, soft, no dyes, easy to find in stores

Cons: stain easily, not as effective as similar products

I bought these and a couple of colored gladrags when I first switched to natural menstrual products. At first I loved them: the natural fibers were so much softer and more breathable than the icky plastic pads, and they were easy to wash and care for, even though they stained pretty much immediately. But after a few washes, the cover got wrinkled and wouldn't lay flat anymore, even with the liners in place. The inserts also didn't provide enough absorption: stand up once on CD 1 or 2 and you need to change your underwear. There's also no waterproof liner to help keep the fluid from soaking through the pad. I have since bought some WAHM pads that were less expensive, MUCH more comfortable, and more effective, so I wouldn't recommend Gladrags. If you do get some, get the colored ones for sure!
GladRags Organic Pads 3-Pack

Comfortable, breathable and easy to clean, GladRags all cotton reusable day pads are a healthy alternative to disposable feminine protection. GladRags holders are made out of comfortable cotton flannel fitted with a snap and “envelope” for the inserts. GladRags inserts consist of super-absorbent terry cloth and flannel for maximum protection. Lasting for years, GladRags are easy on your budget, while also using minimal resources. To Use GladRags Washable Menstrual Pads: 1. Place 1 or 2 of the inserts inside the holder. 2. Turn your GladRag over. Snap it around your underwear. The tag side goes next to your underwear and the smooth side goes next to your body. 3. Change your GladRag (holder and inserts) about as often as you would change a disposable pad.

BindingHealth and Beauty
FeatureServing Size:
LabelGlad Rags
List Price$44.49
ManufacturerGlad Rags
Product GroupHealth and Beauty
PublisherGlad Rags
StudioGlad Rags
TitleGlad Rags Organic Pads 3-Pack
Weight0.5 pounds
Is Adult Product0
BrandGlad Rags
Package Quantity1
IngredientsOrganic grown cotton This package contains: 3 holders and 6 liners. It's a Mini and a Maxi Each Glad Rag consists of one holder and two liners.
Ingredients Set ElementOrganic grown cotton This package contains: 3 holders and 6 liners. It's a Mini and a Maxi Each Glad Rag consists of one holder and two liners.
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