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Thu Nov 05, 2020 2:36 pm
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Yesterday I woke up with a small spot on my soaker pad from my vent .  Last night , I think I am pretty smart and over it with the little stickers they give you in you bag supplies. Yeay I wake up at 4:00 a.m. There is a biggggg spot on the soaker pad . Bag intact . I guess through vent.???  Annoying.. Anyone else have this problem?

Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:33 pm


  Yeah, filters suck.  Better off burping the pouch.  Just my 2 cents.


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Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:36 pm

Vents are all disadvantages and no advantage.  I would never consider them.  I agree with Bain. 

Thu Nov 05, 2020 4:22 pm

What are you using, my Hollister vent does not leak but it only works for a few hours and then I start balloning.

Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:08 pm

I have seen where many people post about trouble they have with the vented bags. I have a lot of gas I just burp mine. Best wishes and stay safe.

Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:14 pm

Hi Daanders,  I think vents are just a justification for them to charge you more for the product.  They get plugged up and don't work, although I've never had one leak.  


Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:16 pm

I started with Hollister products and the filters were great. I switched to Convatec. I get a better seal, but there filters are useless.

Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:43 pm

Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:45 pm
Daanders wrote:

My cuts are on top of white part . Some one really messed up . So ticked off

Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:28 pm

Mine does that too on occasion. Not often, but I irrigate so don't usually have any output in my pouch. But when I do, this will happen because of sitting or sleeping with legs up, putting pressure on the pouch to push the stool up through the vent. I still order vents but they are only good for a few days or only until you have output. I tried the no vent pouches and did not like them. Having to burp from the get go is a pain in the patoot! At least with the vent, I have a few days of not burping.

Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:54 am

I use a Braun, the vent has never leaked, it has ballooned but very infrequently. Could you just have a bad batch ??

Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:55 am

Hello Daanders.

I gave up with vents (and bags) years ago. I must have a lot of gas at nights because the bags used to blow up like a balloon and then dislodge from the base.  Eventually I started wearing the irrigation sleeves, folded up to make a very large pouch. This resolved the problems at nights for me!

Best wishes


Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:25 am

Yes this bag definitely was a defected one.

Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:53 am

I'm lucky never had a leak from a vent but known of many people that have done, vents have been on all my bags for about the last 20 years but have never found them to be of any use to stop bag filling with gas, even before they were built into bags the old vents you used to stick on yourself and put pin pricks in were a waste of time 

Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:16 pm

The problem with vents is that is an easy leak path when you are sleeping.  I would recommend covering it at night and leave it vented during the day if you prefer a vent. I agree with Bain to burp the bag. Though some mornings if i eat some gassy food I wake up with a football in my shorts with vent covered. Personally, I put a sticker over my vent 24/7.  Stay well.  Penguins7

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