Parus Restraint Set Heavy No 2702

Vendor: Parus

Parus Restraint Set Heavy No 2707

Parus Restraint Set Heavy No 2707

There is quite a large number of people asking me for a more intense yet everyday usable bondage experience. Something more practical than a straitjacket yet beyond the standard cuff style restraints. After some research I came across this restraint set from Parus which they kindly gave me for testing purposes. So, let’s see if it lives up to the big expectations.

Construction

The basic construction follows a basic cuff style restraint. Yet with a width of 10cm these are the widest restraints I have come across so far. The body is made out of stiff saddle leather. Onto it not one but two belts out of strong saddle leather are riveted. The belts are closed by roller buckles and can be locked with locking posts which are designed to take 3mm shackles. Under each belt three stainless steel –rings are hold in place by two rivets so you have a total of six d-rings per restraint. All metal parts are covered by the neoprene padding which is lined with soft Nappa leather. The Nappa leather is one piece that goes all around to the front of the body. A seam is stitched around the padding so there is a soft piping like edge of soft leather around the firm body which prevents skin irritations even when struggling hard.

Detail of the Stichting Quality

Detail of the Stichting Quality

All restraints are made out of top notch European leather. High quality leather is so important to Parus that they rather produce a smaller number of bondage gear but to compromise the quality standards. This level of quality can be felt and smelled. The rich leather smell is intoxicating for any leather lover. But not only the leather it top class also the craftsmanship. The stitching is flawless, the D-rings are welded and the attention to detail is astonishing. The is even a seam running around the belts to make the thick leather even stronger.

Due to relatively long belts all restraints can be adjusted in a very wide range so even the smallest and largest bodies can be properly restraints.

Minimal Circumference Maximal Lockable Circumference Maximal Not Lockable Circumference
Wrist Restraints 13cm 22cm 30cm
Ankle Restraints 21cm (reserve for prob. another hole) 32cm 39cm
Collar 31cm (reserve for prob. another hole) 46cm 51cm
Detail of the Roller Buckle and the Locking Posts

Detail of the Roller Buckle and the Locking Posts

This wide adjustment range leads to interesting usage scenarios: The collar is large enough to fetter slim thighs or calfs, the ankle restraints work very well as heavy duty upper arm restraints if the biceps is not too beefy.

Playing with it

These restraints are a bit miraculous: When I first got them I was wondering how long it would take me to break them in with the stiff body leather. But to my own surprise they were very easy to use out of the box!

Once fettered they really lived up to what I was looking for:  The padding which is soft enough to be comfortable for a long period of time yet firm enough to feel the stiffness of the body’s leather when struggling. Due to being wider than other restraints and more torsion-resistant moving your ankle and wrist is more difficult creating a deep bondage sensation. The collar is so wide that in most cases if can work as a posture collar. Besides the feeling the wide restraints especially with all posts locked are a great look for a bondage bottom. A testee walked around a day in Berlin with all restraints fettered and he said that is created a very deep bondage headspace.

Detail of one of three D-Ring Pairs per Restraint

Detail of one of three D-Ring Pairs per Restraint

From a practical point of view these restraints are all you can ever ask for in a bondage scene. With six d-rings per restraints you have enough attachment points for the most elaborate setups. Of cause the individual d-ring are with a width of 26mm smaller than the ones on other restraints which annoyed one testee. The rest of the panel including me could not comprehend that. I could easily fit two carabineers or two 20mm tension straps through one d-ring.

To sum this set up: I am so convinced by the quality and bondage sensation that I am actually thinking about buying a second set, sell the wrist restraints and use the collar for just above the knee of the calfs and the ankle restraints for the upper arm.

Conslusion: Intense bondage sensation combined with everyday wearing capability.
Pro Cons Where to get Price
Most intense bondage sensation on a cuff style restraints I have ever experience Restraint Set Heavy No 2702 249€
Wrist Restraints No 2106 125€
Ankle Restraints No 2211 129€
Versatile: Collar works as posture collar or calf restraints, ankle restraints on biceps Collar No 2308 74€
Exceptionally well made out of high quality materials
More d-rings than you will ever need
Lockable

 

Fetters Handlock

Vendor: Regulation

Always on the lookout for toys you can’t find everywhere I was very glad that Fetters send me this toy as a review sample to end the heavy bondage special.

Front of the Fetters Handlock

Front of the Fetters Handlock

Construction

The basis of this toy is an approx. 8cm wide and 40cm long sector shaped piece of latigo leather. At both ends of this piece a long latigo leather belt strap is riveted that runs along the back side and reenters the front side through two holes rectangular holes. Between these holes on the top, bottom and onto the middle of the front a d-ring is riveted. The two straps are secured through a pair of roller buckles with locking posts behind them. Between the buckles and the locking posts there is an additional d-ring. The back of the this restraint is lined with soft and thick leather padding that is way longer than the latigo body. So when the joints are fettered using the straps they are surrounded by padding.

Left Smallest and Right Largest possible Cuff Size of the Fetters Hand Lock

Left Smallest and Right Largest possible Cuff Size of the Fetters Hand Lock

Finally a word on the build quality: Like all Fetters toys I have had the honor of playing with so far the manufacturing of this toy is flawless. The stitching is meticulous, the rivets are perfectly in place, the d-rings and straps feel solid and the toy has an overall feeling of high quality to it –if it wasn’t for the holes for the strap. When I first got this toy I was surprised that there you could see foam at the backside along the edges of the holes. Of cause the holes are surrounded by a seam so there is no chance that they padding of leather will fray or tear. Yet such a minor imperfection I usually would not make a deal out of stands out of such perfection. So I got in touch with the guys and Fetters and asked for the reason. It turns out to get the holes in just the right angle and position they are punched through once the padding is added to the body. There is no other way to do it but through my input they are looking at ways to make the holes maybe look a bit nicer. Since they gave good reason why the toy is the way it is I won’t hold the design against them. Just don’t be surprised if you see some padding foam. Everything is perfectly ok.

Playing with it

As the name of this toy says it is made to lock both hands together. It basically works like a wide, comfortable handcuff. In order to really keep the sub from freeing himself you have to lock the straps in place. For this the max hole in the belt you can use it the 7th. While this might sound quite a lot of length you are losing I have yet to find a wrist that would not fit in this setting.

Detail of the Locking Post and the D-Ring next to the Roller Buckles

Detail of the Locking Post and the D-Ring next to the Roller Buckles

Once attached to the sub the bondage possibilities are nearly endless. With a total of five d-rings you can spin elaborate webs in a bondage frame. Through the padding this restraint is very comfortable to be worn over extended periods of time, even in rather uncomfortable positions. I have used this restraint to tie the hands behind the back or above the head while playing with wax, e-stim and on the nipples of the sub. This created quite the reacting but despite moving heavily and pulling on the restraint he didn’t slip out of it or felt uncomfortable. Of cause, this design is not made for suspending the entire body weight from them! This comfort can also be used to recreate one of the most iconic bondage positions: The hogtie. Simply connect the handlock to a pair of ankle restraints and let the sub slowly get uncomfortable. I would recommend using the top d-ring for that because than the force pulls in direction of the hands which is more comfortable than a perpendicular force. You might have seen my pictures of the impro straitjacket restraint setup I posted on Tumblr. This handlock can replace the feet restrain which keeps the arm together in front of the belly.

When a sub is bound using these restraints I would recommend him to fold the hands. It makes the restraints more secure and more comfortable. And is a hot look! Attach the restraints to a collar using a padlock so he can’t free himself and he at least looks that he is worshipping you.

Despite the name of this toy you can also use it as an ankle restraint – if the ankles aren’t too big. There is some foot movement possible through turning the leg inside the lock. Yet a fettered sub won’t go anywhere too soon. Naturally you are using the far end of the strap for that so you won’t be able to use the locking post. But this should not stop you to incorporate this toy in a bondage setup, p.e. as a foot restraint for a hogtie or when tying the sub in a latin cross position keeping his feet neatly together.

Conslusion: Unique and well made piece of bondage gear.
Pro Cons Where to get Price
Comfortable over extended periods of time Locking posts could be closer to the buckle Regulation £109.95
Many different bondage possibilities
Very well made
5 D-rings

Blackjump Wrist Suspension Restaints

The Blackjump Suspension Restaints

The Blackjump Suspension Restaints

Vendor: Blackjump

Construction

The basis of this toy is a 13cm wide wrist restraint. It is made out of latigo leather onto which a rather firm and thin padding with soft leather cover is sowed. The restraint is closed with two latigo leather belts equipped with roller buckles. Onto the body a long strap of latigo leather is riveted. Through several rivets it has an h-shape with a welded D-ring on each vertical part and carrying a brushed stainless steel grabpole on the horizontal part. The leather is high quality and the manufacturing is spotless. Yet due to the materials used it takes a little bit longer to break them in. The restraints come with a standard steel carabiner which as always I recommend to switch for a climbing carabiner.

Detail of the D-Rings and Gradpole

Detail of the D-Rings and Gradpole

Playing with it

If this restraint lives up to its name depends on your play style. Through the stiff body the wrist is kept upright and well supported. Yet the padding is way firmer than on that restraint so I would not recommend the weight of a body resting on the lower bones of the hand. So a suspended sub would have to hold onto the grabpole which is essentially the stress bondage. Some testees found that scenario incredibly hot! Personally I prefer the 4 buckle style – at least for suspension.

Detail of the Roller Buckles and the Padding

Detail of the Roller Buckles and the Padding

In different play scenarios I really love these restraints. Because the D-rings are centered above the hand you can really stretch a sub into a spread eagle. Also in a hogtie the bounding force being an extension of the arm feels more natural than pulling perpendicular on the wrist like when using a D-ring attached to the side of a cuff style wrist restraint. This more natural flow of force is also good in many other play situations, p.e. when fettering a sub into a sling. I used these restraints into a fisting once and the sub used the bars to lift him up and really thrust his ass onto my fist.

Speaking of position these restraints are good to compensate for the shortcoming of most crosses in play spaces. There are good reasons to put a St.-Andrews-Cross into a play space yet for flogging in combination with cuff style restraints they are not ideal. The arms get stretched up leading to tensed up shoulder muscles. If you use these restraints the arms can hang easily so that the upper arms are in line with the shoulder leading to relaxed muscles.

Conclusion: High quality heavy duty bondage belt
Pro Cons Where to get Price
Supports the wrist very well Padding is a bit too firm and thin Blackjump 249€
Allows for more “natural” bondage in some situations compared to cuff style restraints
Very well made out of quality materials

HML Fetish Wide Bondage Belt

Vendor: HML Fetish

The HML Fetish 17cm Wide Bondage Belt

The HML Fetish 17cm Wide Bondage Belt

Construction

The HML Fetish  Wide Bondage Belt comes in two varieties: One that is 11cm wide and one that is 17cm wide. While the narrower one only has one line of 7 welded stainless steel D-rings the wider one has two with a total of 14 D-rings. In order not to have metal touch the skin the belts that hold the D-rings in place are not riveted but sewed onto the belt. On one end of the belt there is a roller buckle, on the other side metal reinforced belt holes. The entire belt is made out of high quality soft leather. It comes in sizes from S to XXXL (!) so even a heavier built bear will find the right belt for him.

Detail of the Roller Buckle

Detail of the Roller Buckle

Playing with it

For this review HML Fetish provided me with the 17cm wide version because they claim that it can hold the weight of an entire body in suspension bondage. Naturally I was curious and a bit skeptical if just nylon thread and no rivets would be strong enough. I tried it out both as a top and as a sub and I have to admit: It takes a leap of faith to surrender the body just to this belt. Don’t get me wrong: As all HML Fetish leather it has a very high quality and robust feel. Yet I have learned in over 3 years of toy reviewing that rivets are the gold standard in durability and security. After multiple tests I have to say that to my own amazement the belt delivered what he promised: You can suspend even a heavier struggling body securely just using this belt. But please keep in mind that this form of suspension is an extreme form of stress bondage. Most of the time I used this belt for added support in a suspension setup with multiple restraints in which naturally he performed really well.

Detail of the D-Ring

Detail of the D-Ring

Apart from suspension bondage this belt is a great piece of bondage gear. With more D-rings than you would probably ever need you can really tie a person down. The wide belt sits comfortably on the entire hips and thus prevents movement of the lower torso really well when tied tightly. Of cause this belt is not limited to the waist; it works just as well around the chest.

The most surprising usage scenario was found by a member of my testee panel. He is new to rope bondage and thus struggles a bit with long ropes. He used this bondage belt as anchor point for shorter ropes to create elaborate rope bondage designs. This of cause also works with different restraints, I for example tried out different hogtie setups. If you are in a playful mood this belt really encourages you to be creative.

Conclusion: High quality heavy duty bondage belt
Pro Cons Where to get Price
In wide version can support a man on its own during suspension HML Fetish 179€ – 299€
Really ties one down
Encourages creativity when it comes to bondage
Very well made out of quality materials

Meo Foot Suspension Bonds Deluxe

Vendor: Meo

This is one of the toys Meo kindly sent me for the heavy bondage special. And since I finally got a chance to try the restraints out as a sub Easter Sunday at Quälgeist I am finally able to write the review.

The Front of the Meo Foot Suspension Restraints

The Front of the Meo Foot Suspension Restraints

Construction

The first impression is: They are massive! The body of these restraints is 170mm long. Its exterior is made out of stiff, sturdy leather. Usually I would complain about the cardboard like soulless leather quality but in this case the stiffness is a feature for giving the foot and ankle all the support they need. This outer shell is covered with padded soft high quality leather. While the padding at the instep is a bit thinner and firmer the “cushion” that wraps around the ankle is lavishly thick, almost like a pillow. It is designed that way that if the ankle is not too massive no metal of the many rivets that are use to hold the stiff body in shape even under large strain touches the skin. The padding layout leads to the comparatively robust foot being pushed into the “harder” area while the more fragile ankle is well protected yet without having too much give to allow the foot to slip out of the restraint when fettered properly. The fettering is done by two latgio leather straps with roller buckles. Their holes’ spacing is 18mm. While this is ok due to the thick padding which can take some of the pressure, a little bit finer spacing (15mm hole distance p.e.) would have been better to ensure safe and comfortable bondage. Onto each side of the body a 55mm wide and 220mm long latigo leather strap with a massive welded d-ring is riveted.

Detail of the Roller Buckles on the Back

Detail of the Roller Buckles on the Back

Playing with it

Putting these restraints on is no rocket science yet takes a bit of practice: Out the body around the foot, than adjust the leather covered padding. Next tighten the strap close to the foot securely, than the other one. If you don’t want to use the restraints for suspension, you are done now. For suspension purposes retighten both straps so they are just tight enough not to cut circulation. Otherwise the friction of the padding might be to low causing the foot to slip out of the restraints. I recommend putting the restraints on at the place where you want to fetter the sub. Unlike cuff style restraints it is a bit hard to walk wearing these restraints because of the straps onto which the d-rings are mounted.

Once put on you can there are different ways to use these restraints. For suspension I recommend using one carabineer for both d-rings because it causes less swinging. The restraints come with a d-rings but I would strongly advice you not to use it to suspend a sub’s weight from there but use a climbing carabineer instead. These restraints are also great for less spectacular bondage. Because the d-rings straps are an extension of the legs I found these restraints a massive improvement of cuff style ones when tying someone into a spread eagle. The force holding the leg in down is more evenly distributed and works directly against the movement a struggling subs shows. This characteristic and thick padding make these restraints ideal for hogties over extended periods of time. If you soften the d-rings straps so that they bend easily perpendicular to the restraints‘ body the make great bondage means for bastonado. The soles of the feet are nicely exposed and if you have a way to fetter the d-rings tightly they won’t move very much, allowing for precise hitting.

Detail of the Lavish Padding

Detail of the Lavish Padding

Through the thick padding and long straps, these restraints even fit massive ankles and feet. If you really take advantage of the entire strap length you can even fit feet with boots into them. I tried the restraints with rangers, engineer and motocycle boots and encountered no problem size wise. The only kinds of boots that were too large were motocross and skiing boots.

Finally a word of warning when using them to be suspended from your feet down: Every position facing downward is increasing the blood pressure towards the head. The steeper the angle, the higher it gets. Don’t remain in this position for too long because the fine veins in the head can’t handle the pressure too well. If you have high blood pressure or have used poppers do not get suspended with the head down. Also: The big muscles in the calves and thighs are needed to pump the blood through the body. After it has accumulated in the head and if it rushes back you can have a heart attack!

Conslusion: Well build, high quality foot suspension restraints
Pro Cons Where to get Price
Designed for heavy duty play Provided carabineer not made for suspension Meo 189€
Very well build out of high quality material
Lavish padding

Fetters Flat Hand Mitts

Vendor: Fetters

The Fetters Flat Hand Mitts

The Fetters Flat Hand Mitts

For a long time I have been looking for a bit more bondage orientated mitts. So I was very happy when Fetters was kind to provide me with these as a review sample.

Construction

The basis of this toy is a 24cm long mitt with a maximum diameter of 10cm thus it is large enough even for large hands (I tried up to a glove size 13). It is made out of and lined with soft leather that has an intoxicating rich smell. On the back and just over the top of the body runs a 4cm wide leather strap which holds the d-ring on top of the mitt in place. Around the opening runs another strap out of saddle leather. Onto this a roller buckle is mounted which can be locked with a locking pin. Besides closing the mitt around the wrist the strap also holds two welded d-rings in place.

Detail of the Roller Buckle with Locking Pin and the Strap running to the Top D-Ring

Detail of the Roller Buckle with Locking Pin and the Strap running to the Top D-Ring

Concluding a word on the build and material quality of this toy. I pride myself in trying to acquire only high quality toys or ones with a good value for money. So I do not really have “bad” toys in my collection and thus have pretty high standards when it comes to build and material quality. Yet when I unpacked this toy I was amazed how good it felt! Many other toys which are top notch yet this felt different, better, superior. I can’t really tell why I felt this way because from an objective point of view this toy is not better made than my many other toys from Mr S or Parus for example but it just stood out from other toys.

How to use these Mitts to make an Impro Straight Jacket

How to use these Mitts to make an Impro Straight Jacket

Playing with it

These mitts are designed to put the sub’s flat hand into them and then lock them onto his wrist. Depending onto the palm size the hand can move fairly freely inside. If you want to limit the movement let the sub form a fist and lock another wrist restraint between the fist and the locking strap of the mitts. Once fettered these mitts are great versatile bondage gear. They work just like normal high quality restraints. The d-rings can be used to tie the sub down, which is most fun in a spread eagle because with the top d-rings you can really stretch the sub’s arms. The bondage sensation is enhanced through the nature of being a mitt. He can’t grab anything so even if he wanted to he couldn’t free himself. This mindfuck can be even made more intense with locking the mitts bounding him inescapable into leather. While the d-rings are a good basis for creative and complex bondage setups, the strap the runs along the body to the top d-ring is a good anchor point for rope. A rope top friend of mine used it to run ropes through there which were tied to the thigh. In another setup he incorporated the mitts into a body harness creating an impromptu straight jacket. If you are like me and not good with ropes you can use a bondage harness, feet and upper arm restraints to also create an impromptu all access straight jacket substitute with these restraints.

Because the mitts are not padded there can be circulation problems if you tighten the strap too much. This happens even more often when you use the top d-ring for strictly restraining the sub’s arms above his head.

Detail of the Front D-Ring

Detail of the Front D-Ring

In recent years mitts in a BDSM context have been very much associated with pup play so I have to say that these mitts have quite limited puppy play capabilities. I would not recommend to use them as a paw substitute because putting the weight of your torso onto the top d-ring is quite uncomfortable. For this kind of play I recommend Fetters’ Brown Paw Puppy Mitts or their Padded Fist Mitts. A possible usage of these mitts for pup play is locking the top d-ring onto a collar so the pup has to walk on his elbows. In this case I would recommend elbow pads.

If you look for a less intense bondage experience, take a look as the Fetters Easy Mitts which only have one d-ring at the top and are closed with Velcro. If you want a more extreme experience the mitts I reviewed here check out their Full Sleeve Speedlace Bondage Mitts which can be laced up to the elbow.

Conslusion: Incredibly well build versatile bondage mitts.
Pro Cons Where to get Price
3 D-rings Fetters

Regulation

 £84.99
Lockable
Many different bondage positions possible
Incredibly well build using high quality leather

 

HML Leather Chastity Harness

HML Leather Chastity Harness

HML Leather Chastity Harness

Vendor: HML

This design was developed by HML following ideas of a customer who asked for a leather chastity device. While the customer was more than happy with the designs they guys at HML asked if I would give it a test ride to see if it really works. Always eager to try out new and innovative toy designs I was more than happy to comply.

Detail of the Locking Post

Detail of the Locking Post

Construction

The body of this toy is made out of two perpendicular 15mm wide leather straps. They are attached to a leather strap with four rivet reinforced holes and a locking post so the cage can be locked around even large junks. In the middle of the body straps there is a steel ring for stabilization. In sizes S/M it has a diameter of 30mm, in sizes L/XL it has 35mm. At the tip of the cage there is a small d-ring. The overall length for size S is approx. 60mm, for size L approx. 80mm.

All metal parts on this toy are made out of stainless steel so there is no risk of rust or allergy. It comes with a pad lock. Please note that due to having enough keyed alike pad locks I didn’t take the provided one with me. The one on the picture is from my own collection.

Detail of the D-Ring

Detail of the D-Ring

Playing with it

Putting this toy on is like every other chastity cage. You put your balls between the rear strap and the steel ring with the lower body strap working as a divider. Than place your dick inside the devices and lock the rear strap around your junk in a comfortable yet inescapable setting.

The big question of this review is: Does it work as a chastity device? Simple answer: No, it doesn’t! While it keeps a dick from getting hard to a certain extend from getting hard, he can easily be pulled through the two body straps. This is actually necessary if you want to piss because due to the design there is no piss hole. Being made out of leather the cage isn’t really designed to be worn for extended periods of time under cloths because the constant moisture will most likely damage the material.

Detail of the Stainless Steel Stabilization Ring

Detail of the Stainless Steel Stabilization Ring

So that leaves the question: Is it a bad toy? Not at all! In my opinion is it just named wrong. If you think of it less as a chastity device and more of a dick harness/ CBT device it makes a lot of sense. As a dick harness it can serve as a symbolic chastity device. Due to being made out of soft leather and being quite specious even people like me who have a hard time finding an off the rack chastity device will fit into it. So when going out to the bar as a naked/ or just harnessed slave this device is nifty so show that your dick is off limits. While a determined person can get access to the dick it takes some effort so this dick harness can work as an attention focus mean to keep the hands of the dick when the attention should be at the ass for example.

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Detail of the Cage Construction

I spent a dark winter Sunday afternoon with a quite greedy sub to explore the CBT capabilities of this toy and discovered great fun! The initial use it is of cause to torture the well displayed balls. Through the way this cage is put on they are quite tightly tied of and separated so they can easily be targeted separately when hitting. The d-ring up front is ideal for creating quite uncomfortable predicaments. When attaching the cage to wrist restraints tied behind the back or to a pair of connected ankle restraints the sub’s movement is quite limited. Depending on how bruised the balls already are rapid movements can be painful. Since all metal parts are made out of stainless steel they conduct currency quite well. So it is only natural to turn the locking post and the metal ring into electrodes. But please be cautious! Since the mass and the contact surface is quite little the sensation will be quite intense and stingy.

Conclusion: Not really chastity cage but a great CBT toy and piece of leather gear craftsmanship.
Pro Cons Where to get Price
Unique design Doesn’t really work as a chastity device HML (Manufacturer) 79.95€
Very well made out of quality material Shouldn’t be worn for extended periods of time due to material properties
Many CBT possibilities
D-Ring on Top

 

Meo Abuse me/ Fuck Me-Restraints

Vendor: Meo

The Abuse Me Restraints fully Assambled without Locks

The Abuse Me Restraints fully Assambled without Locks

I was for some time looking for a restraint layout; I actually was developing one of my own until I discovered this nifty one at Meo’s website. So I was very happy when they send me the toys as a review sample for the heavy bondage special.

Construction

This restraint consists out of four pieces. The basis is a 5cm x 21cm large piece of stiff leather. In the middle is a pin with a drilled hole to house a pad lock. Onto this pin a 28cm long leather strap is attached. The strap has eleven holes with a spacing of 1.5cm for adjusting the space between the balls and the restraints. Onto the far end of the strap another 22cm long strap of soft triple layered leather is attached for being put around the balls or the entire junk. On the one side of this strap is another pin, on the other side six holes for adjusting the size. Left and right of the pin of the basic piece of leather are the rows of three holes each. Through these holes you put the provided wrist restraints. Their outside is made out of stiff leather, the inside is lined with soft a one. They feature a welded D-ring and two pins with drilled holes at the top. In order to adjust the size there are six sets of holes allowing for a diameter between and 4.5cm and 7.5cm.

The toy comes with six keyed alike locks.

Detail of the two Wrist Restraints

Detail of the two Wrist Restraints

Playing with it

Putting this restraint configuration on takes a bit of work: First you put on the wrist restraints and attach them to the rectangular body. Once you have done that you can already use this toy as all leather rigid cuffs. The next step is to put the leather strap either around the balls or your entire junk depending on the intended effect. Putting it just around the balls will increase the pain sensation. The same counts for the last step: Attaching the genitalia to the main body. The shorter the distance between them, the more intense the sensation.

The Toy used as Rigid Cuffs

The Toy used as Rigid Cuffs

As you can tell from the way it is put on the unique purpose of this toy is creating a physical feedback loop between the hands and the balls. This leads to interesting bondage scenarios. The first one is probably stress bondage. Put the sub in an uncomfortable position and watch him wiggle. Each evasive movement with his arms will tug on his balls. This is especially effective when the balls are already bruised. If you are really sadistic you can do what a friend of mine did and put a leather strap with (dull) pins on the inside of the strap around the balls. Of cause this feedback loop works also the other way round. Once the sub has found a somewhat comfortable position, smack his balls to encourage some movement. But also in a normal play situation this method of fettering someone is very interesting. The human body usually try to “work out” pain sensation through muscle movement. So regardless of what you are doing to the sub as soon as he tries to move his arms to help processing the sensation his balls will feel the effect. I found that particularly fun in combination with CBT or e-stim around the balls. The more the sub tries to work out the sensation, the more his balls hurt. What I haven’t tried but probably is forbidden amount of fun is attaching an electrode to the balls and clipping the E-Stim Systems Remote with its movement sensor onto it.

Despite Meo’s product name calling them Abuse Me/ Fuck me restraints this restraint layout is NOT made for fucking, at least when it comes to anal intercourse. The strap connecting the balls with the wrist restraints runs directly through or above (depending on the tension) the ass crack so the sphincter is covered.

Conslusion: Unique and effective combination of CBT and bondage.
Pro Cons Where to get Price
Interesting sensation feedback loop Takes some time to put on Meo 89€
Inspires creative bondage Leather takes some time to soften
Can be used as all leather rigid cuffs

HML Bondage Harness

Vendor: HML

 

The HML Bondage Harness

The HML Bondage Harness

The thing I love most as a BDSM toy collector than using toys (or more precisely having them used on me) is strolling through small BDSM shops who make their own gear and toys. While I love the products sold by Mister B or 665 Leather to name two big players in the market, I love the sometimes unexpected creativity of small shops. So when discussing with the guys at HML the suggestions for improving the electro ball stretcher I stumbled across this bondage harness, a category of gear I thought that wasn’t made anymore. So I was quite surprised when they provided me with a review sample.

Construction

The basic construction follows the blueprint of a standard full body harness: Two straps run over the shoulder, one under the arms and one around the waist. What sets this harness apart from a standard full body harness is that the strap running around the ass: You can either wear it with once strap over the ass crack or add two contouring the ass cheeks for a thong-like look.

Like all HML leather toys the 4cm wide straps of this harness are made out of soft black hide which is folded so the seam is in the middle of the back of the straps which makes for a clean look without edges. The individual straps are attached to massive and heavy steel rings by rivets. The connecting strap between the upper torso part and the thong-like part around the waist uses snap fastener for connection. They are quite convenient because once you have adjusted the harness to fit your body by using the roller buckles you don’t need to open them again so the harness fits perfectly every time you want to wear it. The holes in the belts for the roller buckles are reinforced by steel rivets. The right size depends on your body type: The harness can be adjusted to different body heights but is quite limited to adjusting so bigger bodies. If in doubt ask the friendly guys at HML. Another thing that can be changed is the stainless steel cockring. The harness comes with a standard 50mm cockring that can be changed into the perfect size for you.

Detail of the Snap Buttons on the Middle Strap

Detail of the Snap Buttons on the Middle Strap

What makes this harness special are the six D-rings that are riveted under sturdy pieces of leather just behind the roller buckles on the shoulder, under the arms and around the waist.

Playing with it

I have made it a rule not to talk about gear on this website: The different styles and cut and ways of making it are way too personal and actually controversial in our community (I have seen friendships break over discussing the “right” place to get your rubber…). But being a harness the gear aspect is the pink elefant in the middle of the room so I get it out of the way first: I’ve been out with this harness a couple of times and it performs well as gear. The cut is very good helping to highlight your good assets. It can be worn either as a full body harness or you take the connecting strap out and wear it just as an upper torso harness or as a cockring thong.

Detail of the Roller Buckle with the D-Ring

Detail of the Roller Buckle with the D-Ring

But now on the playing aspect. As the name states this harness is made for bondage and it performs really well in the field of play. First I thought that six D-rings are a bit few but when trying out the harness there were more than enough. When tying someone into a bondage frame you can effectively immobilize someone’s torso quickly by using chain and carabiners or tension belts without having to worry about cutting of circulation like when using rope. If you use rope, you can also incorporate the four steel rings on the front and the back for an even more elaborate designs. A fun thing when taking out your sub to the bars is to use the shoulder D-rings for tying a head harness in its place and attaching upper arm restraints to the upper and wrist restraints to the lower strap that runs around the body. Depending in the method you chose for attaching your sub is quite immobilized, coming close to the effect of a straight jacket yet every part of his body is accessible. In order to limit access to certain body regions there are anal toys out there which can be put onto a harness (sadly I have forgotten where I have seen them). They will probably fit on the strap running down the crack keeping them well in play. What works in any case is attaching a show plug for pup play onto the harness. I a friend of mine was thrilled that he can pup out with a tail despite not being able to take something up his ass when wearing this harness.

Detail of the Straps which can be Added to Create a Thong-Like Look

Detail of the Straps which can be Added to Create a Thong-Like Look

When talking about the usage possibilities a word of warning is in place: The well chosen location of the D-ring would THEORATICL make this harness good for suspension bondage where the matter of supporting the torso is always a difficult one, especially when you are not using rope. BUT: Do to the snap fasteners I strongly discourage you from using this harness for suspension bondage because there is always the fear of the snap fasteners opening under the stress they are put onto. To be honest I put them to a hard test with strong subs who fought against the bondage and I tried the harness for suspension (with security measures of cause) and nothing opened. Yet still because the security of the sub is paramount I would not advise using this harness for suspension!

HML also makes another kind of harness called the HML Restraint Harness which exchanges the shoulder straps with a collar, has D-ring in front of the collar and two at the crotch and has build in restraints above the hip. It is made in the same great way as this bondage harness is and costs 345€.

Conslusion: Good full body harness with nifty additional features
Pro Cons Where to get Price
Great material & build quality Not made for suspension HML

(Manufacturer)

295€
Many restaining possibilities
Unique design
Easy to get in and out of

Mr S Bishop Head Harness

Vendor: Mr S or Regulation

The Mr S Bishop Head Harness with Eye and Mouth Cover Attached

The Mr S Bishop Head Harness with Eye and Mouth Cover Attached

I have long wanted to review this toy but since it is so complex to describe the construction I always chose something different to review despite being one of my favorite bondage toys. But since it is my birthday today I sat down to treat you to this review.

Construction

Before I talk about the construction a short word about measurements: Because there are no less than 6 straps with roller buckles and a Velcro patch it is almost impossible to talk about sizes because if you fasten one strap it naturally affects the other. I have tried out this head harness on subs with really small and really large heads and really beefy necks and it fit everyone.

The Mr S Bishop Head Harness without Any Attachements

The Mr S Bishop Head Harness without Any Attachements

The bottom of the head harness is a double layer of thick, yet soft leather which forms a collar. Onto it a strap with a roller buckle and three welded D-rings are riveted under thick saddle leather. Into this double leather layer the face mask part of the harness is sowed. It is made out of soft garment leather. While the part covering the neck and the chin is a single layer of leather, the part covering the face is also lined with garment leather. The face mask is roughly triangular shaped. On its ends it has another saddle leather strap with a roller buckle riveted onto it. At the end of this part and the collar a 90mm by 50mm patch of industrial grade Velcro is sowed for a firm and precise closure. The central part has an opening for the mouth and the nose with snap buttons around. Onto the lower ones you can put a through 2 roller buckles adjustable double layer garment leather strap. On it you can put one of two leather patches that come with the head harness. Both are made out of saddle leather lined with garment leather. One is just the patch with riveted loops to put on the strap, the other featured a pecker gag like their lockable gag. The upper 6 snap fasteners are for a triangular eye cover. The face masks runs out into a long leather strap onto which 4 other straps with roller buckles are sowed. Through these 4 straps you adjust the head harness so that it fits tightly on the sub’s head.

Detail of the later Added Loop

Detail of the later Added Loop

An alteration I had made on my head harness is a patch of double layered garment leather which a local leather shop riveted on middle of the strap running over the head. Under this flap I can put a shackle as an added bondage point. I strongly believe that the guys at Mr S can do the same thing if you want it.

Playing with it

There are two components which makes this head harness an awesome toy. First there is the sensual aspect of this toy: As I have written almost two years ago kneeling in front of a top and having the straps fastened around your head is a very intimate experience and a great way into the scene.

Detail of the Welded D-Ring

Detail of the Welded D-Ring

Once this is done, soft leather is hugging the sub’s face and the rich intoxicating scent of leather envelopes him. But in order to create this great experience it takes a lot of practice and experience how to fasten the straps in order to get tight and symmetrical without having to try and undo them too often.

Detail of the Two Straps with Roller Buckels on the Collar

Detail of the Two Straps with Roller Buckels on the Collar

After having experienced the sensual experience of having the head harness put on and just being in it, it is now time to start playing with it. First there is the bondage feeling around the head. It is not as strong as a full mask you get laced into but still the pressure of the individual straps can be felt to create a tight bondage sensation. This is good especially for a bit claustrophobic people where a full mask would be too much. If you don’t tighten the straps too much the more “airy” feeling and appeal is good newbies who would also be overwhelmed by a full hood. Also in the lighter/ newbie section belong the eye cover and the gag. While the cover does block the sub’s sight and the gag it good for chewing on and kind of hard to spit out, they are more a psychological support of a scene than made for heavy play. If you want the real deal (total darkness or a thigh, secure gag) I recommend to look at the reviews of the Ultra Blindfold or the Lockable Gag both from Mr S. A nice psychological touch I am missing is that there is no locking option for the collar straps. For real bondage aficionados knowing that they are inescapable locked into bondage gear is a great mind fuck.

Detail of the Roller Buckle of the Straps which wrap around the Head

Detail of the Roller Buckle of the Straps which wrap around the Head

Detail of the Pecker Gag Stuck Through the Mouth Hole Showing the Inside Leather Lining

Detail of the Pecker Gag Stuck Through the Mouth Hole Showing the Inside Leather Lining

With three D-rings the head harness it has ample anchoring points for a leash or attaching mitts or restraints. While the rings are tempt to be used for binding down the sub I would not advise it because there is a chance that the subs will strangle himself. Because of this I had the loop on top added. If you use the collar as an anchoring point make sure that the top of the head is even bound harder to when the sub tries to get up his head is stopped before he chokes on the collar. Another interesting way of using this head harness for bondage is attaching ropes to the four straps around the head and tying them to a bondage frame so the sub can’t move his head. It takes a bit of practice and time but the one sub which I witnessed being bound like that was entering bondage bliss after he realized that he can’t turn his head.

Conslusion: The best head harness I have yet played with
Pro Cons Where to get Price
Many different sensations Difficult to put on and adjust Mr S (Manufacturer) $379.95
Three D-Rings  No locking collar straps Regulation £389
Very versatile
High material & build quality

 

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