Fresh chain leash by PHS International - review by carenautilus

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Fresh chain leash

Leash by PHS International

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A great leash for those who like bright colors or who wants to get into or further explore humiliation or animal play. Pretty, durable and vegan.
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Pros:
Vegan, colorful, well-made, well-priced, good length, great for humiliation or animal play.
Cons:
Swivel clip won't fit over larger-diameter o-rings/d-rings.
Rating by reviewer:
4
extremely useful review
Ah, leashes. Are there people out there who don't want to tie their lover up and drag them around the place? Surely not.

This leash is part of the Fresh line, which is comprised of vegan kinky toys, all in pink and blue. Make no mistake, I have a huge hard on for the Fresh line (...metaphorically). And this leash is every bit as lovely as the matching collar I have (here's my review!)]. I'd recommend this leash to anyone interested in kink, regardless of skill or experience level. I use it mainly for humiliation play, but animal players would enjoy it too, I imagine.
Okay, stats: The leash is 36.5" long total and consists of a 6" polyethylene handle, 29" metal chain and a 1.5" metal swivel clip.

The handle is a loop of two stitched-together layers of polyethylene (pink on the outside, blue on the inside). The two layers of are stitched together with white thread. Polyethylene is a faux-leather material, and is super durable. It's notoriously hard to tear or stretch. It's quite a sturdy handle, and you can tug on it pretty damn hard. You'll strangle your partner before you damage the handle. You can slip the loop over your wrist and grip the chain, but I find this awkward, because the handle is just stiff enough to make this look stupid (there's a dick joke in there somewhere). The most natural way to hold it is to slip the handle over the widest part of your palm. It fits my both my partner's tiny hands and my own big ones easily. It should fit nearly everyone, even people with giant hands. Also, fun fact: It works quite well as a slapper. Slap it against your partner's ass for a quick shock of light, stinging pain. It makes a great sound, too.
The metal chain is composed of small oval links. Also it's pink! I must confess the pink chain is my favorite part. The links are about a 1/4" in width, and just over that in length. They're quite smooth and non-pinchy. Even in rough play where the chain was bouncing around and occasionally getting wrapped around a limb, it didn't pinch at all.

The metal clip--which is disappointingly not pink but silver--is connected to the chain by way of a small D-ring. Now I have no complaints at all about this toy, except for the clip and the D-ring that attaches it to the chain. The clip is just too small for my liking. While, naturally, it fits the Fresh collar, it doesn't fit the equally lovely Vegan Jaguar Collar, which my partner wears. The jaws of the clip open to a maximum of 1/4", which will accommodate many, but certainly not all D- and O-rings. And while this is somewhat nit-picky, the D-ring connecting the clip to the leash would be better as an O ring (which would evenly distribute the weight, something the D-ring fails at).

Really, this are minor complaints. If you want to attach this to any O-ring or D-ring with a thickness of 1/4" or less, this a nearly flawless leash.

The Fresh leash, like most of the things I've bought from the line, came to me plastic package with a cardboard insert at the back. The top easily pops open. You could use this box for storage, but it's awfully bulky. You can store it pretty much anywhere, as long is it's dry (metal will rust in wet places). It doesn't tangle by itself, though I suppose it might get tangled up with rope or something similar. I tuck mine neatly in a pocket of my toy bag, and it works fine.

Cleaning is easy. For the polyethylene handle, use a microfiber cloth or soft bristle brush with a mild soap and warm water to clean, and pat dry. The metal can be cleaned in the same way. Although you can technically disinfect the metal chain and clip with a 10% bleach solution, or boil them, it would be hard to do in practice without touching the handle. So I'd advise just soap and water. Make sure the leash is entirely dry before you store it. Again, rust.

Despite my minor quibbles, this really is a lovely leash. I've had so much fun playing with it, and it's sturdy enough that it'll last me for years. It's bright and pretty and versatile. In short, it's a great addition to most any toy bag.
Follow-up commentary
Yeah, I'm not gonna even pretend to be coolly indifferent. This leash is awesome. I love pretty much everything about it, from the bright colors to the sturdy build. It's a well-loved and much-used tool in my toy bag.
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My Fresh chain leash tags
  • 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?
    • Anyone
    • Bdsm
    • Light restraint
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
    • Bedroom / on a bed
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  • Badass
    Badass  
    Great review, thank you for sharing!
  • BG529
    BG529  
    thanks for the reivew
  • Femme Mystique
    Femme Mystique  
    Thanks for sharing! Great info.
  • hillys
    hillys  
    Thanks for sharing
  • Allstars316
    Allstars316  
    Thanks for the review!
  • carenautilus
    carenautilus  
    Thanks for stopping by everyone!
  • Peggi
    Peggi  
    Awesome, detailed review! I am sure this looks so cute when attached to the matching collar! Always nice to find a product that you expect will be around for a very long time! Glad that you like it so much despite the few things you didn't care for!
  • carenautilus
    carenautilus  
    Thanks so much Peggi! It really is an awesome leash. Thanks for stopping by!
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    amazon  
    Great review!
  • Tattooed Master
    Tattooed Master  
    Well done!
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    mmmmm  
    Thanks for the review!
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    apryls  
    thanks for the review
  • carenautilus
    carenautilus  
    Thanks so much everyone, I'm glad I could help!
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