Monday, August 16, 2010Labels: Bondage, Bondage Week, Cuffs, Giveaways, Pipedream, Reviews, Ultra Cuff Set
I won these cuffs from Pipedream's super awesome facebook page a while back, I guess you could say it was my first real introduction to Pipedream Products. They were also my first pair of cuffs, so I thought they would be a good start for Bondage Week.
The box that mine came in is white instead of blue like the one that is advertised on their site now, same photo though. I have had these for a few months now, so the packaging color might have been changed since then. There isn't anything all too special about the packaging - It's a box with a picture of a chick sporting the Ultra Cuff Set. It's really not very discreet, but still a tasteful picture in my eyes at least. It is small enough that you should be able to easily hide it away in a drawer if you need to.
Inside the box, the cuffs are folded up nicely in a little plastic bag and you even get a free love mask that comes in a little bag too. I didn't use the mask during playtime, so I guess I can't comment there - but I did use it for sleeping which was another first for me. Staying up all night "researching" new toys and writing about them sounds like fun, right? Not so fun when you are trying to sleep with the sun in your eyes. Thanks to the love mask, I no longer have that problem!
I'm sure you aren't here to read about the love mask or the box, so I suppose it's time to get on to the review! The Ultra Cuffs are mostly made out of a soft foam like material with a ring (like a key chain) on each cuff and a single lobster clasp to hold them together. With the cuffs clipped together the space in between them is about 5 inches. You could always replace the clasp with something else to make the space bigger if you wanted.
I don't know exactly what the material is, but they are strong enough to hold me -though if you had to escape, you could. They fasten with Velcro, and are big enough to fit any size of wrist or even ankles. On my small wrists the Velcro strap is actually a bit too long since the cuffs 17" in total when laid flat and it overlaps on me. The cuff itself, not counting the Velcro is about 10 1/4" long. I thought about cutting the Velcro shorter, but decided to leave it in case I want to use them on someone with bigger wrists. The Velcro is making the fabric start to get fuzzy where it has been overlapping though, so cutting it might be a good idea.
They are decent cuffs, soft, comfortable and strong enough to hold any willing subject and were perfect as a first pair. If you want to use them to tie someone to the bed you will need to use some rope, scarves, tether straps or whatever you find that will work. They haven't come apart or shown a lot of wear for me yet, but we haven't been extremely rough with them either.
Even though this one wasn't a sponsored review Kevin did agree to sponsor a giveaway so that one of you can try out these great cuffs too!
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