Sinvention Padded Muzzle and Collar

Vendor: Sinvention

Sinvention Padded Muzzle and Collar

Sinvention Padded Muzzle and Collar

With the puppy community still growing and more kinkster discovering their interest in this form of play, the number about questions which gear to buy to live out this specific form of play are quite high. So I was very happy when Sinvention sent me this iconic muzzle as a review sample to answer at least some of these questions.

Construction

The central part of this toy is the heavily padded mouth piece which is lined with soft leather. It covers the chin and the lower half of the face with a little recess for the nose. Onto this mouth piece various straps out of thick and sturdy bridle leather are attached. One runs along the jaw line, a second one runs from the corner of the mouth piece just over the ears to the back of the head and the last one runs y-shaped around the nose to the temple. In front of the forehead another strap runs around the head. All four straps are fettered onto a large piece of bridle leather lined with garment leather that covers the back of the head using locking roller buckles. On top of this leather piece you find a D-ring. From the bottom of the mouth piece runs a short leather belt to a collar which is made out of bridle leather lined with soft garment leather. It is closed again with a locking roller buckle and features three D-rings in front of the collar. The collar can’t be detached so in order to put the muzzle on your sub you eventually have to uncollar him briefly.

Detail of the Padding of the Mouth Piece

Detail of the Padding of the Mouth Piece

The muzzle is available in all black or medical which means tan-colored straps and white lining.

Sinvention is also always open for customizations. So for example you can get the forehead piece padded or add a D-ring at the back of the  collar.

Playing with the Toy

The bad news first: This is no toy for extensive out of the box play. The high quality Canadian bridle leather out of which the belts are made is stiff! It takes very long to be broken in and fit comfortable. Even after being broken in properly some testees found the pressure on the forehead uncomfortable. I addressed the issue with a cotton pad I usually use for poppers play.

Detail of the Locking Roller Buckle on the Collar

Detail of the Locking Roller Buckle on the Collar

After I got the bad stuff out of the way, let me tell you how awesome this piece of headgear is! In the intro text I described it the Sinvention Muzzle as “iconic” and this is a true attribute. I am not sure if Sinvention were the first ones to come out with this specific head gear design which is available in countless low quality and more uncomfortable varieties. But when you look around Tumblr this is probably (one of) the most often used muzzle by kinksters. So why is that the case?

Detail of the Straps which go around the Head

Detail of the Straps which go around the Head

First of all: Once it is broken in, it is very comfortable. You can wear it over extended periods of time even being worn over a hood. The leather straps really adjust to the shape of the wearer’s head. That being said, you can put the muzzle on different subs. But it will feel best if a sub buys the muzzle and is the only one wearing it so the straps can really take on his head shape. In exchange for the long breaking in period you get a really heavy duty piece of head gear. Even with a heavily struggling sub the belts will not tear. With four D-rings you can strap the sub into many different, creative bondage layouts. Because there is a D-ring on top of the muzzle it is even designed to safely tie down the head: Just tie the top D-ring lower and tighter than the ones on the neck so that the sub can’t choke himself when he is trying to get up. The top D-ring comes in also handy for stress bondage, for example when connecting it to an anal hook to force the head back. A quite puppy like stress bondage position is connecting mitts or wrist restraints with the collar D-rings so you create a position like with these rubber bondage suits. Since in this position the entire weight of the sub’s torso rests on the elbows, I recommend padding them well! The only place where I missed a D-ring – especially when you are going for awalk holding your puppy on a leash – was on the back of the collar. But the leather flap which holds the buckle in place is large enough to house a shackle.

Detail of the Features on the Back of the Head

Detail of the Features on the Back of the Head

Speaking of belts and buckles: The belts are long enough with the holes going closely enough to the rivets that the muzzle is very adjustable so it fits every size and shape of head. Since all buckles are locking, the mindfuck of hearing and feeling up to eight locks closing around the head is quite strong, adding to the intense bondage experience.

Depending on how strongly you tighten the belts the muzzle will more or less reduce all communication to a mumbling. Despite the padding don’t expect your sub to be totally quite. But especially after the breaking in the mouth piece if flexible enough to fetter the jaw while a gag is placed in the mouth.

The Three D-rings on the Collar

The Three D-rings on the Collar

You can speed up the breaking in process by using leather oil on the belts. This is also the best product to care for the muzzle. This kind of oil is also available with black color if over time the color of the belt should rub off. Especially when you often use the muzzle in combination with a ball gag which will cause your sub to drool a lot, I recommend cleaning the inside of the mouth piece with saddle soap on a regular basis.

Conslusion: High quality heavy duty muzzle for an intense bondage sensation.
Pro Cons Where to get Price
Intense Bondage Sensation Relatively Long Breaking-In Period Sinvention $CAD 250
Highly Adjustable…
No D-ring at the back of the collar
… so it can be worn over another hood
Ample D-rings for creative bondage set-ups
Locking Buckles
Well build out of high quality materials

Sinvention Padded Muzzle

The Sinvention Padded Muzzle in Classic Black

The Sinvention Padded Muzzle in Classic Black

Since I started this Heavy Bondage Special many weeks ago the toy I was asked most if I could write a review about was a muzzle. I am sadly not running a kinky market research agency so I can only guess why muzzles are so intriguing to many kinksters. The popularity of pup play and the feeling of having both jaws pressed together are probably important factors. Sadly I don’t own a muzzle yet so I did some research in my network.

The Sinvention Padded Muzzle in Medical Beige with White Lining

The Sinvention Padded Muzzle in Medical Beige with White Lining

One of the muzzles named most often is the padded one from Sinvention. The padding makes it comfortable enough for long term wear while the locking buckles create an inescapable bondage sensation. I have talked to people who own one and have a really large respective small heads and Sinvention’s claim seems to be true that it is really a one size fits all without compromising the fettering effect. The muzzle comes in two color schemes: Classic black and in the medical style with beige and white. From a practical (and honestly personal preference) point of view I would recommend the black one because I would fear that the white lining doesn’t maintain its clean look for too long. Regardless of the leather color this muzzle costs CAD$250 which is a good price for a high quality piece of bondage gear. I can’t wait to get my hands on this toy and take an in-depth look at it.

Why I haven’t reviewed products from Sinvention, Fetters or Regulation yet

In the last couple of month I have been getting quite some messages asking me why I feature only products from a limited selection of manufacturers (most of my toys comes from Mr S, Mister B, SlingKing and McHurt) and thus why I don’t review products from this manufacturer or why I have ignored that one for my desiderate section (Which has gotten a bit neglected). There are a number of reasons out there and because they partly play a role why today’s Christmas gift tip nearly came without pictures I decided to elaborate them:

  1.  Toy Selection Pattern
    Against widely spread believes I buy most of my toys myself. I am thankful to Mister B, HML and UberKink who sometimes provide me with toys to review but the majority of my toys from my own money. When it comes to getting a new toy I am fantasy driving. Most of the time I have a specific scene or sensation in mind I want to create and for which I am lacking the right “tool”. So if I have gotten a toy for a specific sensation it is unlikely I am going to by one from another manufacturer just to compare them. Also the collection reflects my personal play style and my fantasies and fears.
  2. Money
    This leads to the next issue: Money. I am still a student currently without a job so my toy budget is rather limited. Next to toy categories I am currently not covering at all – like hoods or breath play – especially when it comes to bondage and impact toys I know that there slight variations of toys I already own out there which for my intention of having just the right toy for the right sensation at hand (or just for the convenience of having a second or third restraint set) would be great to have. But with my limited budget I simply can’t afford the luxury to have a deep AND wide selection of toys. So for the moment I am going for wide in the field that interests me and neglect the rest. And even with stuff that has become interesting lately like some hoods they simply are out of my budget for the moment.
  3. Shopping Style
    Due to the two above factors my purchasing process is rather sophisticated: When I have a fantasy I start looking at websites and from what I know of material and design properties choose a relevance set of toys that might deliver the desired sensation and fit my budget. Once the relevance set is done I go out and take a look at the toys I consider and try them out; I rarely purchase toys online. This is of cause difficult with stores being based in London, Atlanta or Canada.
  4. Review Process
    I have been getting messages asking why I don’t write about toys that have been used on me in scenes. When I gather notes for a review I am not going under in the scene. I am focusing on how the toy performs, how the sensation alters when used differently, etc. As much as I enjoy the reviewing scenes they are not as emotionally intense as normal ones and usually don’t get the top what he wants from me as a sub. So I stage “review” scenes where I interview the tops and subs afterwards. Of cause I do have an opinion on a toy used on me after a scene. For example I certainly can say something about the Padded Locking restraints from Mr S (I like them a lot) but that opinion is too indifferent for a review. So even though I have experienced toys from Sinvenstion, Fetters and Regulation (these are the three manufacturer I get the most questions about reviews for) I can’t say more than “I liked this and disliked that in that specific scene.”
  5. Copyright Issues
    This isn’t an issue for reviews but for desiderates. For the desiderate section I am posting pictures from the manufacturer/ vendor on my website and I have to obtain the right to do so from the current copyright holder! In the last two years I have approached over three dozen web shops and manufacturer several times and only got the permission from a handful to use their material. Most of them didn’t answer at all even so I stopped bothering them.
    Please note that some of the manufacturers named here have given me the permission to use their material for my website.

All of these factors can of cause lead to the impression that I am favoring certain manufacturers. This is partly true and as much I love the ones I am currently featuring I would much rather present a broader spectrum of toys and manufacturers to the community. So in the meantime while I am trying to win the lottery and fill my dream dungeon with all the dream toys, if you want to see a specific toy reviewed or just want to support my side by sending me toys, here is a list of toys that I am interested in but are for various reasons not on my purchasing list:

Sinvenstion – Arm Immobilizer Splints

Fetters – Calf to Thigh Restraint

Regulation – Leather Bag Hood

Regulation – Chest Binder

Mister B – Closed Leather Face Mask

Mister B – Iron Whips Wocen Cat 8×4 Long

Mr S – Asylum Muzzle

Parus Leather – Restraints No. 2106 & No. 2211

HML – Wide Bondage Belt

ErosTek – ET302R

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