German Condoms Test 2009

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The German foundation Stiftung Warentest is a very helpful resource when it comes to product testing and quality information.

Stiftung Warentest exist since 1964 and during that time (to be exact during 43 years) they produced more than 4500 tests. That way they put more than 80’000 products to the proof.

Each year these tests are published in roughly 10 million magazines or viewed online (26.6 million visits in 2008). It is only natural that condoms are tested periodically too.

During the test – called Fast schon perfekt (almost perfect) – 27 variations of condoms and totally 24’500 of them were controlled by for instance filling in 18 litres of air.

The best ones only burst at about 30 litres of air, not one cracked at the Din/ISO limit of 18.

All brands passed the testing procedures with a “Good”. Of those 24’500 tested condoms only 5 had small holes.

Study the graphical outlines below to find out more about the test results. To get to the original test please click the link on the left.

Billy Boy Extra feucht

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Average price per item (Euro): 0,65.
Safety: good.
Declaration: good.
Packaging: very good.
Test results: GOOD (1.9).
More: Homepage Billy Boy. Great homepage; also available in English

Blausiegel Comfort

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Average price per item (Euro): 0,64.
Safety: good.
Declaration: good.
Packaging: very good.
Test results: GOOD (1.9).
More: By the same producers as Billy Boy and Fromms.

chaps classic natur

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Average price per item (Euro): 0,28.
Safety: good.
Declaration: good.
Packaging: very good.
Test results: GOOD (1.9).
More: Homepage Chaps. Find 3 other variations on the chaps brand on the MedDevice homepage.

Durex Emotions

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Average price per item (Euro): 0,91.
Safety: good.
Declaration: good.
Packaging: very good.
Test results: GOOD (1.9).
More: Homepage Durex. No need to explain Durex, just the same thing you get at home.

Durex Gefuehlsecht

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Average price per item (Euro): 0,63.
Safety: good.
Declaration: good.
Packaging: very good.
Test results: GOOD (1.9).
More: Homepage Durex. No need to explain Durex, just the same thing you get at home.

Fromms mit Spezialgleitfilm

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Average price per item (Euro): 0,55.
Safety: good.
Declaration: good.
Packaging: very good.
Test results: GOOD (1.9).
More: Homepage Fromms. Fromms is one of the oldest condom brands on the market.

Mueller/Young Hearts sensitiv

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Average price per item (Euro): 0,25.
Safety: good.
Declaration: good.
Packaging: very good.
Test results: GOOD (1.9).
More: Homepage Young Hearts. Young Hearts is the brand by German drugstore giant Mueller. To be found more than 500 times across Europe.

Orion/Secura Gold

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Average price per item (Euro): 0,22.
Safety: good.
Declaration: good.
Packaging: very good.
Test results: GOOD (1.9).
More: Homepage Secura. A sligthly different approach to condoms/packaging than the rest.

Ritex ideal

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Average price per item (Euro): 0,50.
Safety: good.
Declaration: good.
Packaging: very good.
Test results: GOOD (1.9).
More: Homepage Ritex. Available in English and Dutch as well.

Ritex intensiv

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Average price per item (Euro): 0,69.
Safety: good.
Declaration: good.
Packaging: very good.
Test results: GOOD (1.9).
More: Homepage Ritex.

Ritex RR.1

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Average price per item (Euro): 0,50.
Safety: good.
Declaration: good.
Packaging: very good.
Test results: GOOD (1.9).
More: Homepage Ritex.

Rossmann/preventivo sensitiv

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Average price per item (Euro): 0,21.
Safety: good.
Declaration: good.
Packaging: very good.
Test results: GOOD (1.9).
More: Homepage Rossmann. Preventivo is the brand of the German drugstore chain Rossmann.

Schlecker/vulkan sensitive

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Average price per item (Euro): 0,25.
Safety: good.
Declaration: good.
Packaging: very good.
Test results: GOOD (1.9).
More: Homepage Schlecker. Another big player in the German drugstore market.

rfsu Okeido

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Average price per item (Euro): 0,60.
Safety: good.
Declaration: good.
Packaging: very good.
Test results: GOOD (2.0).
More: Homepage RFSU. Condoms by the Swedish healthcare giant.

Beate Uhse/Love Care feeling

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Average price per item (Euro): 0,67.
Safety: good.
Declaration: good.
Packaging: satisfactory.
Test results: GOOD (2.1).
More: Homepage Beate Uhse. The erotic store approach.

Rilaco Akiriko extra duenn

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Average price per item (Euro): 0,49.
Safety: good.
Declaration: good.
Packaging: satisfactory.
Test results: GOOD (2.1).
More: Homepage Rilaco. One of 14 brand variations.

Inspiral Condoms

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Average price per item (Euro): 0,75.
Safety: good.
Declaration: satisfactory.
Packaging: very good.
Test results: GOOD (2.2).
More: Famous producers of slightly different condoms like Yourtube or Dolphin.

Strength 0,1 Millimeters

Blausiegel HT Special

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Average price per item (Euro): 0,64.
Safety: good.
Declaration: good.
Packaging: very good.
Test results: GOOD (1.9).
More: Homepage Blausiegel.

LifeStyles ER2 Reissfest

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Average price per item (Euro): 0,40.
Safety: good.
Declaration: good.
Packaging: very good.
Test results: GOOD (1.9).
More: Homepage LifeStyles Deutschland.

Latex-free Condoms

Blausiegel Sensitive Hauchduenn

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Average price per item (Euro): 2,5.
Safety: no regulations available here.
Declaration: good.
Packaging: very good.
Test results: no end result because of the missing regulations.
More: Homepage Blausiegel.

Durex Avanti Ultima

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Average price per item (Euro): 2,48.
Safety: no regulations available here.
Declaration: good.
Packaging: very good.
Test results: no end result because of the missing regulations.
More: Homepage Durex.

Thanks to Stiftung Warentest.

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  1. UPVC Oct 23, 2009
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