Patented is an incontinence article comprising a front portion for wearing adjacent to a front of a user and a rear portion joined to the front portion. The rear portion is designed for wearing adjacent to a rear of the user. A front guard extends above the rear portion vertically from a waist area of the front portion to a middle chest area of the user. A bumper extends to transversely opposite side edges along a longitudinally outer edge of at least one of the front guard and the rear portion. The bumper is absorbent.