Wait! I know this is about a reusable menstrual pad, but hear me out! Its design is incredibly ingenious that it can catch anyone’s attention!
LastPad takes the concept of reusable diapers and upscales it for grown women. Whereas reusable diapers take in infant pee and poop, LastPad takes in… well, menstruation. There’s no immaculate way of saying it – the LastPad is a reusable menstrual pad made to reduce the number of menstrual pads women use during their periods.
What Makes LastPad Different?
Apart from being reusable, you mean? The LastPad has a triple layer design – with each layer having a specific function.
The top layer (the one which makes contact with your skin) is made from antibacterial polyester. It reduces the formation of odor and bacteria, making emergency changes more hygienic.
The middle layer is the true lifesaver here. It is made from absorbent polyester and 100% bamboo blend which absorbs 40% more liquid than cotton. It’s also soft, meaning you don’t have to worry about feeling uncomfortable during runny days.
If the middle layer is where all the liquid goes, the third layer made from Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) is the one that ensures it all stays there. There are even elastic, sticky silicone straps on the bottom so that they stay anchored to your underwear!
Once the LastPad has been used, all you need to do is store it inside the provided pouch bag and swap it out for another.
Can It Prevent Stains?
Good question. Not all disposable menstrual pads can completely stop menstruation from staining clothes. The LastPad, on the other hand, is designed to prevent this. Thanks to its thick layers that can effectively contain the blood, there is little chance for it to stain your undies.
As for its cleanup, all you have to do is close the Velcro straps on the wings and toss the menstrual pad in the washing machine. You can also hand wash them at 30°C (or 80°F). The coolest part? It can last up to 240 washes!
Is it Cost-effective?
You bet it is! According to the LastPad Kickstarter page, a woman uses about 11,000-16,000 menstrual pads in her lifetime (that doesn’t factor in tampons). This could cost quite a lot in total! With the LastPad, however, you’ll not only be saving money but the environment, as well!
The LastPad has a 5-year guarantee and can last a long time if properly cared for. It even comes in three sizes, so you have the freedom to choose what fits your current menstrual flow.
Even though the thought of cleaning a reusable menstrual pad is a bit disgusting, LastPad is still an environment-friendly and innovative way of dealing with the problems women face during their menstrual cycle.
It currently has US$309,767 funded on Kickstarter, which is way more than its initial US$12,000 goal. You can learn more about LastPad on its Kickstarter page.