Contrary to department store terminology, "briefs" are disposable diapers for adults. Briefs open at the sides and fasten with tabs. They are best for people who are unable to use the toilet without assistance. Briefs are also good for people who use the toilet reliably during the day but are unreliable about getting up to use the bathroom at night. Briefs are the most absorbent incontinence products and are available from moderate to super absorbency. Most have a cloth-like breathable outer cover. Ask us for a free sample if you are not sure which to choose!