The 5-layer natural has one more layer of birdseye, which leaves it breathable, absorbs a significant amount more to be useful, and still stays slim – yet, remains easy to wash and dry.
**As of 3/29/16, the white selection will no longer be available
*While a single pad absorbs enough to satisfy most of the time, All natural fabrics have a saturation point. With these pads and design, you will find that the entire pad will soak in moisture (wicking) but must be replaced with a dry pad before it has no other alternative but to seep into your clothing. Some women find they can double the pads (either 4 or 5 layer) and change the inner pad periodically. We’ve also found that heavy leaking can be periodic and this allows you flexibility; to have a thick pad when you need it, but have the freedom to switch back to the slimmer pad when you are not leaking as much. (And no puffing up in the center because the pad is so thick that it can’t dry in the dryer.)