An incontinence article was patented comprising a front portion positioned adjacent to a front pelvic area and extending from a waist area to a crotch area when the article is worn by a user. A rear portion is joined to the front portion. The rear portion is positioned adjacent to a rear pelvic area and extends from the waist area to the crotch area when the article is worn by the user. The front portion and the rear portion extend vertically to an article waistline, being substantially the same level vertically when worn by the user. A back guard extends vertically from the rear portion. The back guard fully extends above the article waistline when the article is worn by the user. The back guard comprises an absorbent material and a separately positioned elastic.