Hi, the problem that brings me here is a repeated defect with my one-piece Convatec pouches. I've been through about 5 boxes (50 pouches), maybe more. I feel like I was having issues last summer, too, so I've probably been putting up with this for a while, and today I decided I was DONE with them.
The pouches otherwise wear great, I get long life out of them, usually at least a week, which is why I have stuck with them. HOWEVER, there's a good chance each new pouch will have tiny, undetectable (until they leak) defects where the bag is glued to the top of the wafer. Tiny, tiny leaks that are not a big deal, I wrap some TP around it, and it's not very messy. Doesn't get to my skin or affect the seal. Just makes me smell sometimes and annoys the fire out of me. Weighed against the pain (and expense) of changing out my (usually brand new) pouch, I just put up with it.
I've called my supplier (Edgepark) and I've spoken with Convatec folks. Everyone is always very nice, they send replacement boxes. Those leak the same way. I've gone through it repeatedly. I give up. They have a product that I want to love, but I can't.
So I went to the Edgepark website to see options... Thousands. And not a good search filter system. Ugh.
Anyone have a recommendation for a 1-piece drainable, not Convatec, that has a sturdy plastic clip to close and is comparable to the Active Life (I think that's what it's called). I can't with those bags that have a closing device built in. I only feel secure with a big separate clip.
When I call to talk to the folks at Edgepark, they're nice, but they are just there to take orders. They can look up specific models all day, but not something vague like my request that requires actual hands-on knowledge. ANY AND ALL HELP MUCH APPRECIATED, THANKS!