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Sckoon (US/CAN)

Post  indigohoney on Fri May 28, 2010 2:50 am

Sckoon

http://www.sckoon.com/

Please rate how well you liked this product out of 5 (with 5 being the highest)

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daybreaksadness Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 11:08 pm
I tend to keep my Skoon in the back of my drawer. I love it's fabric, the insert just seems to fall out very easily.
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bdaonion Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 6:03 pm
I have 7 of these and rarely use them. They are very well made, very very soft, wash well etc...but the liners fall out of the holder and that bugs me. I actually have worn them wrong side up with a better result (so the liner insert is on the BOTTOM) . I liked the idea of these but the reality was a liner on the floor, one in the toilet and pain in the ass fiddling with it in general. Bummer !
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tiredofcollege Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 10:51 pm
They are super cute but I also find the liners to short. If given the chance they fall out. I'm thinking of making my own liners for them, and then i'd use them all of the time.
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AmandaPanda Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:14 pm
I haven't had a problem with the liners falling out. They are very absorbent, and so soft! I really like their prints, too.

I always seem to bleed on the holders though. The inserts seem to long/bulky for my overnight's base & holders. It's nice to have a pad that you can just swap out a liner for, but it wouldn't really matter if you bleed on the holder. having a separate, unfoldable liner does make it dry more quickly though.

Do not wash the base part in hot water or place it in the dryer, because it will shrink. I haven't had problems with the inserts shrinking
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choices Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 1:07 am
Customer Service - These shipped out quickly for me. No problems with customer service

Workmanship - very good workmanship - very professional.

Comfort & Fit - The best thing about these pads are the material. The organic cotton is the softest thing ever - other than bamboo velour, but I've read that bamboo velour is not really natural - i.e. a lot of chemicals are used in its processing, so I'm still sticking with the 100% organic cotton thing. For that, sckoon is one of the best.

However, I too have the problem with the inserts falling out. I can see theoretically why they were designed like that, but they should have tested the design out with more women. Also, the lining around the edge adds unnecessary bulk.

It is good in the sense that you can hang out the inserts to dry without it looking like they're cloth pads, but there are a lot of other top insert pads that do it better.

Look - very nice to look at (and to touch). Just not my favorite to wear. And I say this despite the fact I sell them in my shop Razz

Durability - Insert edges got a little wavy after washing. Stitching is all still really tight. Not too much staining, and cotton just got softer after each wash (a good thing!)

Value for money - If you want 100% organic cotton, top insert pads, these are good value for the money. It's still good value, but I suggest due to the price, get 1 to try out to see if the insert falling out thing is an issue for you.

I'm considering ways to modify the product in a minor way myself so I can get more use out of my sckoons.
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not_yellow Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:11 am
I have a few organic day pads and an AIO. They are all so well made and definitely the prettiest cloth pads I've seen. The organic cotton liners are extremely soft. Unlike many others, I haven't had a problem with the liners falling out, but I do occasionally have problems with bunching. Yes, they shrink significantly in the dryer, but this isn't a problem for me since I prefer shorter pads and probably should have bought the mini pads instead of the day pads anyway. The main problem with these is the bulkiness - they are very big and it would be nice if there was a half-size liner so we had the option of making them thinner to use for lighter days, especially since I fold the liners in half twice rather than into 3 sections to decrease width.

However, I don't particularly like the AIO. It's convenient and beautiful and well-made, but I do not like the feel of the waterproofing.
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Juanita Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:42 am
I gave it a 2.

I am not very fond of these pads, they dont fit very well around my panties, and I dont like the feel of the waterproof base, I even find the waterproof layer kind of noisy.

At first, the foldable insert seemed a good idea since is washes and dries well and quick, but the insert is difficult to fix on the base (the insert seems to be at the same time too short and too bulky to be held by the base), and alas ! after the first wash, the inserts shrunk so badly that they are now definitively too short to even be fixed on the base at all !!!

For a time, I used the Sckoon base with inserts from an other brand (Lunapads), but I ceased completely to use them once I found well made AIO pads from WAHMs.
I now know that I prefer All-in-one pads (but that is a very personal thing, other may of course like the top-and-insert type better)

I have recycled the inserts as wipes for my baby's bottom.

I cannot say anything of the customer service, as I bought them from a french retailer.
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CoffeeBean Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 6:47 pm
I absolutely adore sckoon! The fabric is 100% Organic Egyptian Cotton, which makes it SUPER soft and SUPER absorbent. The pretty fabric is the backing of the pad and the pad has a moisture resistant sheet inside. The design of the pad is a foldable, which is not for everyone. It's an insert and base type of foldable.

Sckoon is my favorite retailer of pads compared to others. The quality is indeed amazing, but some aspects of the design need major improvement as well as maintaining no change in their inventory (I purchased extra inserts and they are different from the one that already came with the pad; a bit longer, which is weird). Hands down, I would instantly snatch my sckoon pad instead of a bamboo velour topped pad, the sckoon fabric is that good to me.

I have 2 mini pads with 4 total liners and I also have 1 day pad with 2 total liners. The day pad I ordered was "irregular" (a second), but it looks fine and it costs about as half as the original.

As a warning, the fabric used to make these pads is NOT preshrunk
.. So please only wash in warm/cold water and dry on delicate temp or air dry. It's incredibly irritating. More pad retailers need to stop this, a cloth pad of course needs to be washed and since they are pricey, the customer should be free in how they want to wash it..

Foldable pads can be pretty bulky, but sckoon pads are not that pad. I have to admit, most of my pads are AIOs, but I really love foldable ones too, they get really clean and they don't require much care as an AIO (in my opinion).


Customer Service = 5
Super fast shipping, and my receipt had a hand written Thank You on it! I Purchased from Sckoon.com

Construction = 4
The bias tape around the edges of the pad adds a bit of bulk. The fabric is NOT preshrunk. The liner (also called insert) is usually short and can pop out at times (I never experienced this but I understand the other complaints). Amazing construction for the liner, it has an extra layer in the center so thickness is mainly where it should be. The design would be better for women whose bleeding patterns are usually in the center and spread out.

Value = 5
100% Organic Egyptian Cotton much value to that baby! The quality of the material makes the value amazing. The price is very pricey, but compared to other retailers, I find more value in sckoon.

Overall, I do love sckoon, but it's not a pad I would pay complete price for, the finicky liner size and the fabric not being preshrunk really annoys me. The design of the sckoon pad is why I love foldable pads and it's why I am inspired to make my very own foldable cloth pad, minus the annoying cons and complaints taken into mind Smile

I highly recommend these if you are looking for true luxury and will be cautious about washing them Smile I gave them a 4.
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Re: Sckoon (US/CAN)

Post  memorist on Tue Jun 15, 2010 4:02 am

these are my least favorite pads. I have had these for 5+ years but i rarely if ever use them (unless i'm desperate)

I have the holder and the exchangeable cotton inserts.

You have to fold the cotton inserts, the cotton shrinks in the wash so it gets all "wavy" (obviously this was not prewashed before sewing), and then it doesn't fit well in the holder (becomes too short and it bunches up in the middle due to the many layers of folded cloth). it's bulky, and not super absorbent, just a very clumsy system.

Funnily enough, they are very well made other than the shrinking thing, the serging and sewing is extremely professional.

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Sckoon is the best cloth menstrual pads

Post  mim on Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:04 pm

I have used quite a few brands of cloth menstrual pads and among all, Sckoon pads are the highest. First of all they are made of certified organic cotton and certified as biodynamic as a product. There is no other cloth pads that are certified as organic products.

Second they are very, very soft. The Sckoons felt like I was wearing nothing -- no sticky dryness like paper pads -- even when the pad was used. I was really surprised to see how comfortable they were after a few hours even. I could hardly feel them against my skin. And the absorbed a lot, a lot more than I expected and really, a lot more than I thought possible.
I have used some Sckoon Pads over 5 years but their silky softness has been unchanged after numerous washes.

Lastly I love the practical design! To me, having a removable pad was a critical part of the design. It is less to carry and easy to change. I love my Sckoon pads.

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Sckoon Organic Cotton Cloth Mnestrual Pads

Post  organicmom on Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:20 pm

I really love Sckoon pads. I was using Glad rags and lunapads before, but frankly Sckoon pads are much better. The fit is extremely comfortable and easy to clean Smile . The fabric is soooo soft and breathable. http://sckoon.com/clothmenstrualpads.html

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Re: Sckoon (US/CAN)

Post  hangingonthread on Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:14 pm

Sckoon:
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Rating: 4

Value: These pads are super expensive and their durability and construction doesn't match with the price. I am only giving these pads a 4 because I love the organic fabric used (so soft) and the foldable-insert design, as this is why I got them. There is no stability in their stock..the inserts you get with the pad are different with the ones you get separately. So irritating! These pads absorb a lot, I have worn them with heavy flow. The nylon (I assume they use) is not so good for a heavy flow as I leaked once or twice with them and onto the bias tape. That is another thing..why not just serge the edge of these pads or turn/top-stitch? The bias-tape adds a lot of bulk. And also..these pads can SHRINK if you go to crazy with hot temperature settings when washing... But this isn't a surprise as most if not all retailers don't pre-wash their fabric. The insert needs to be folded to go into the base, and depending on how lucky you are with the insert you got, it can go in and stay in well. Sometimes the insert will pop out as it was not made long enough :/
I know these pads are well made with attention to aesthetic detail, but it's sad considering the shrinkage and insert issue :(
Here is a link about their washing/care information: http://www.sckoon.com/cain.html While they pride themselves on how lovely their fabric is, it SHOULD be pre-washed!

Customer Service: I purchased 2 second day pads and a pack of 2 inserts (one for me and sis), my order shipped quickly and the receipt had a hand written thank you. I love little notes like that.

Comments: Most of my cloth pads are AIOs (All-In-Ones: No inserts/folding required), but I am leaning towards more foldable pads. I do NOT recommend paying full price for these pads as you may have problems with them. Instead buy their seconds or pre-used pads. I have 2 mini pads that were pre-used and 1 brand new second day pad. I do use them a lot, but please be careful about the shrinking issue!


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Re: Sckoon (US/CAN)

Post  notamama on Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:42 am

I tried a couple of the insert style Sckoon's and really didn't like them. I have found that the top liner/insert style of pad really doesn't work for me - folding the insert just right is a hassle, and I usually bleed onto the front holder portion so I end up changing the whole pad anyway. The inserts don't really fit into the pad very well, and the style of the holders makes it impossible to pull them in so they fit snugly. I haven't used the pads themselves in months.

However, I do really love the inserts - they are super soft and fairly absorbent, so I started using them for post-sex cleanup Smile Because I like and still use the inserts pretty regularly, these weren't a total loss for me and I gave them a 3.

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Not bad...

Post  GSD Gal on Thu Jul 24, 2014 4:46 pm

I picked up a couple liners and a day pad from Sckoon and liked a lot about them. Especially their trial price for a day pad (almost half off!). I love that they stayed in place and that they use an insert system (so you don't have to change the whole pad). But I also found that I would bleed onto the holder regularly so I'd end up needing to change the whole pad. I also feel like the holders will stretch out over time and not hold the insert as well as they currently do (although I have not had enough time to see if that will happen or not).

The leakproof barrier was a nice comfort when I knew I was going to have a long day. And I did also like the leakproof material as it was fairy slip resistant (something I'm prone to). However, the inserts and top portion of the pad only come in organic undyed cotton so there will be stains if you do not use a stain remover (like me). I found soaking them in water would help reduce stains, but they are inevitable.

Overall, I love the system and do wear them during my monthly. They are a little more bulky than some, so I don't wear them with leggings, and I do worry how they will wear, but you can't beat their comfort!

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