Door jam cuffs - wrist and ankle cuffs by Sportsheets - review by MimiPhryxus

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Door Jam Cuffs Left Us in a Jam

While these soft cuffs are perfect for couples or play partners over 5 feet tall looking for light restraint play, the non-adjustable strap does not lend well to shorter kinksters and is unable to be used for some who are not tall enough to reach the top of the door.
Published:
Pros:
Super soft fleece
Cuffs adjust to any size wrist or ankle
Small enough to toss into toy drawer
Cons:
Nylon strap does not adjust for height
Unable to clean thoroughly
Rating by reviewer:
2
extremely useful review

Use

These are not the bondage cuffs for the deep dark recesses of the BDSM world but, for some light kink in the bedroom, these super soft cuffs will work. These are also easy to use and remove in an emergency.
  • Who / How / What
    [ ? ]
    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Bdsm
    • Couples
    • Light restraint
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere private with a door
    • Bedroom
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Quick release
    • Travel friendly

Design / Craftsmanship / Material / Size / Fit

While these cuffs are super soft, light weight and easily removed (in case of emergencies) they do have one major problem in that they do not adjust.

For shorter people, like myself at 5 foot even, who love to be restrained, these are not for you. I wore them, restrained to my closet door, which is as tall as all the other doors in the house with the exception of the front door, and within 5 minutes I could no longer feel my hands and my shoulders were hurting terribly.

If these were adjustable for shorter heights, they would be much easier to use but as they are at the moment, I cannot use them for their given purpose.

The fleece cuffs are comfortable enough for longer wear as they prevent chaffing or bruising. Also, the Velcro straps allow for adjustment to fit any size wrist or ankle as well as quick release in emergency situations.

Another issue I found was that the cuffs are not easily cleaned. The fleece and Velcro do not lend themselves to easy cleaning. However, the nylon strap, D-ring and plastic rod can be wiped down with a wet cloth.
    • Mixed material
    • Velcro

Performance

My husband set these up easily. They come out of the package ready-to-use. Simply put the plastic rod on the side of the door you do not want to hang on, and close the door with them hanging over the top. Took seconds.

I honestly could not use these long enough to get a good opinion on in use performance. Due to lack of length adjustment, I could not stay restrained for very long. My shoulder discomfort distracted me at the beginning of the play even as my husband was enjoying having me restrained and stretched out in front of him. Within 5 minutes at most I had started to lose feeling in my hands and told him to release me.

Also, I would not recommend pulling on the restraints with full body weight unless you are sure you have a sturdy enough door to handle the weight and pressure at the top.

As far as use in BDSM, I could not use these at the door long enough to reach any sort of submissive head space.

We did move them to the bed and my husband used them to sort of puppeteer me as he wanted me for a little while there. They worked this way but weren't exactly restraining me, which defeated the purpose of using them, in my mind.
    • Difficult to put on / use
    • Does not work well

Care and Maintenance

Care and maintenance was the second issue I had with the cuffs. I do not find the fleece or Velcro easy to clean as they do not go in a washing machine and a simple wipe down with a wet rag can mat the fleece and doesn't clean or sanitize as well as I would like.

The metal D ring, nylon strap and plastic rod can be easily wiped down with an anti-bacterial wipe and dries quickly.

They cuffs do not come with storage bag or box, which would have been nice. They are small enough to dump into my toy drawer.
    • Hard to clean

Packaging

Sportsheets cuffs come in a plastic package that shows a couple in their underwear with the woman restrained. I'm more comfortable with a classy, skin-free photo or graphic design over something like this but, as this package is easily thrown away after, it's not really an issue for me.

I would prefer a list of materials used in the cuffs, as I had to look on the website to find the nylon, fleece and Velcro materials listed. Also, a suggestion for cleaning the cuffs would have been nice as well.
    • Not discreet

Personal comments

I would have been much happier if the nylon strap was adjustable for people of all heights so I could use these as they were intended. For now they are decorating the inside of my toy drawer.
    • Needs adjustments
    • Unable to use

Experience

When received, both my husband and I tried on the straps to test fit and feel. We did enjoy the softness of the fleece and the Velcro adjusted around the wrist so it could fit my small wrist or his larger one. We also took turns pulling on the nylon strap as hard as we could, as we can be somewhat rough on restraints. The nylon showed no sign of breaking.

My husband set the cuffs up over the closet door, so that we could play in the privacy of our bedroom. The closet door is as tall as every other door in the house but not as wide. They only issue I foresaw at the beginning was that the door might not be as sturdy as the actual bedroom door and didn't want to pull on the straps too much for fear I would damage the top of the door.

We showered and prepared for play. Hubs strapped me in but I noticed immediately that the cuffs were almost too high for my wrists to reach them. In seconds I was uncomfortable. Hubs tried to adjust them as best he could, but no change. I told him to go on and I would tell him if the discomfort got worse.

My husband had fun for the 5 minutes I was restrained, teasing me with a black velvet rose until I told him to let me go as I was losing feeling in my hands. He released me immediately as any numbness can lead to actual damage of appendages.

We moved, with the cuffs, to the bed where he used one cuff around both of my wrists and the other around my left ankle so he could puppeteer me as he liked me. This did not leave me fully restrained as I had hoped I would be for the evening, but we were determined to have fun.

I had considered trying to use these on my husband as he would be tall enough for them to be comfortable at the door but I am not quite tall enough without a stool or something similar to strap him in. In the end I doubt I will be using these very much if at all.
    • Disappointed
    • Needs adjustment
Follow-up commentary
I was unable to use it because of my height. Since I don't foresee myself growing any taller, I gave the cuffs to a friend of mine. He has used them a couple of times and loves them because of their ease of placement and ease of getting out in an emergency. He also loved them because he can do self-bondage with them, which is important for him as he does not have a partner.
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Comments
  • SiNn
    SiNn  
    great review ty
  • mpfm
    mpfm  
    Thanks for the details. These wouldn't work for my short self either.
  • Silverdrop
    Silverdrop  
    That sounds scary! I'm glad you didn't suffer any permanent injury!

  • True Pleasures
    True Pleasures  
    Great review, hun! Keep up the good work!
  • All His
    All His  
    great review!!
  • Hekate101
    Hekate101  
    Useful review. Very helpful, thanks.
  • DreamWolf
    DreamWolf  
    Great review!
  • Master DarkWolf
    Master DarkWolf  
    Good review...
  • TheSinDoll
    TheSinDoll  
    Very good review, I hate that these didn't work for you. They sound fun, but good job on warning those who are on the short side just what to expect!
  • nori
    nori  
    great review, thank you.
  • CaliGirl
    CaliGirl  
    Great review
  • lzee
    lzee  
    Good review!
  • Kat and Aaron(aaron)
    Kat and Aaron(aaron)  
    Thanks for the great review.
  • FTMax
    FTMax  
    Sad times. Thanks for the warning.
  • GingerSpice
    GingerSpice  
    very helpful!!! thanks
  • higs
    higs  
    Good review, nice to know the downside
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