This review was last updated in June 2019.
Urine is big business these days thanks to the fact that drug testing is quickly becoming the norm rather than the exception.
The declaration in 2017 of a national opioid crisis only served to accelerate the move toward substance screening by companies of all sizes.
The result of all this is that many good people have been forced to seek out ways to achieve a negative result that may not be entirely above board.
Hence, synthetic pee (particularly products like Urine The Clear, which we’ll get into below) has become big business.
Among all providers, Urine the Clear stands out as one of the few that actually sells real human samples provided by paid donors. They then test this donated sample to make sure it’s clean and safe and resell it to folks who need to pass a test.
But is this focus on “real” pee actually useful or is it simply a marketing ploy? Let’s find out.
Real Pee vs. Urine The Clear
Urine the Clear as a company is built on the notion that using “real” human pee provides you a better chance of passing a standard lab test than using fake ones.
But is this true?
The idea has a certain appeal to those who maintain that “real” is always better, but there are actually no hard and fast facts that establish that a real sample is more effective for beating a urinalysis than artificially-made products.
In fact, you probably stand just as good a chance, and in some cases a better chance, of getting through it unscathed if you use artificial products instead of real piss.
What Makes Synthetic Products So Great?
The companies that are manufacturing the testing machines these days needed some way to test and calibrate them as it was making many people feel uncomfortable.
Since they couldn't ask their technicians to stand around and piss into cups all day, they developed artificial piss that is chemically identical to real human samples and has used it ever since to validate their machines.
It wasn't long after synthetic products (see the rest) was first created that some forward-thinking chemists realized they could make a handsome living selling the same product to people who needed to get past those machines.
So the answer to the question "What makes these products so great?" is this: "It was developed specifically for the machine you need to get past to keep your job."
Alright. So, What About Urine the Clear?
As we mentioned above, Urine the Clear takes a different approach to the fine art of getting around a screening.
They believe that a real human sample provides you the best chance to obtain a negative result and go to great lengths to convince potential customers of the validity of their approach.
But while there is no doubt that Urine the Clear kits are well conceived and tripped out with everything you’ll need and that they have helped lots of people get through mandatory exams for work or athletics, the fact is their record is no better than that of the best fake products. And in some cases not as good.
But why is that?
First of all, Urine the Clear is upfront about the fact that they use only male pee for their kits. They say it doesn’t matter which raises the question that if it doesn’t matter then why insist on it?
The fact is even something as elementary as a home pregnancy test strip can differentiate between a man and a woman so it can’t be all that hard to do in a lab.
Therefore, while some women may get away with submitting a sample of male pee, others are not going to be so fortunate.
Secondly, the way Urine the Clear powdered urine is mixed, stored and used is no different than the process you would use when submitting artificial samples.
That means that, just like with fake pee, if you missed or neglected a vital step, your sample is going to be caught as "not real," no matter how real the person was who donated it.
As we said, none of this means that Urine the Clear doesn't work well. It actually has an excellent track record.
But because its reliability is no better than that of an artificial sample while its price is as much as three times more, the question then becomes: "Why would you pay so much when you could get something just as good or better for 1/3 the price?"
Urine The Clear Instructions
Preparing and using your sample involves just a few steps that you have to follow exactly. Most people that fail a urine test tend to miss a step or not pay close enough attention.
Step 1: Read The instructions - We cannot repeat this too often. Read all the instructions before you open any of the contents so that you understand what you need to do and when you need to do it.
Step 2: Mix Dehydrated Urine - Your kit will include a pouch with sterile water, and you simply use the syringe to mix in the concentrated pee. Shake it well and let it sit for a few minutes. The color will change immediately and look like real piss.
Step 3: Attach The Heating Element - The heating element will bring the temperature gradually up to between 90 and 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Make sure you attach the temperature strip to the opposite side of the pouch to avoid false readings.
Step 4: Strap The Pouch Under Your Clothes - The elasticated belt that is included is thin enough to comfortably fit under your clothes without looking bulky. Make sure you strap the pouch in a comfortable place so that it doesn’t rub or make you walk awkwardly.
Step 5: Check The Temperature Before Entering The Lab - Never start checking the temp once you’re inside the lab as people will notice. Ideally check the temperature in your car before you enter, or find somewhere you can do it without being noticed.
Step 6: Submit Your Test - In the cubicle, you will have to be careful when opening the pouch outlet. Don’t fully empty the pouch as it will provide an exact 2-ounce sample which could be noticed as odd.
This part takes some practicing, so make sure you try it out at home before. It’s likely that someone will stand nearby while you pee in a cup, so this step has to become natural.
So How Much Does it Cost?
The simple Urine the Clear kit retails for $59.95 while the "full" kit retails for $99.95 plus shipping and handling.
Now, when taken in the larger context of potentially saving your well-paying job, that's a relatively small price to pay. However, it's also three times the cost of the basic Quick Fix 6.2 kit.
Again, while spending a hundred bucks on saving your career isn't such a big deal (or shouldn't be anyway), why would you spend so much if you don't have to?
Conclusion: So, Should You Buy Urine The Clear?
Based on our Urine the Clear review, these kits contain everything you need to submit a convincing substitute sample during your next urine test.
It also includes an IV bag full of someone else’s sample, heating elements, an elastic belt to hold the IV bag in place, a temperature strip to test the temp of the sample, and a pretty decent set of instructions.
But, so does the Quick Fix 6.2 kit.
Urine the Clear requires you to monitor the temperature of your sample and if necessary, use the heating elements to bring the sample to between 90 and 100 degrees Fahrenheit. So does Quick Fix 6.2.
Urine the Clear has a better than 99% success rate when all instructions are followed to the letter. So does the Quick Fix.
So, with all things being equal why would you choose the more expensive option? Save yourself some cash and buy a Quick Fix kit. It will get you the negative result you’re after, and you’ll have enough to get a celebratory pizza afterward.