Pink candy jaguar collar - sex toy by ASLAN Leather - review by Kkay

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Pretty in Pink, but not Plus

Form and function meld to make a pretty-but-wearable collar that I could see working for many people. Unfortunately, thanks to size, it's not for me.
Published:
Pros:
Beautiful color
Fits well for intended size
Functional
Cons:
Not for plus-sized users
Minor flaws in craftsmanship
Nickel plating
Rating by reviewer:
4
extremely useful review

Use



If you're looking for a beautiful collar that is also functional, then this might be the one for you. The combination of medium and heavy weight garment leather gives a butter-smooth finish inside but enough strength to stand up to serious play.

The buckle allows a padlock to be slipped through to thoroughly secure the wearer, and the O-ring is generous enough to be incorporated into serious rope work.

If you're a plus-sized user, though, I'd look elsewhere. Aslan's site advertises this as fitting 12-16 inches. I'm above that at 18, but gave it a try because I've found Aslan's gear to run larger than advertised. I can get this collar on and have room enough to breathe, but it's not comfortable.
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Bdsm
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    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere

Design / Craftsmanship / Material / Size / Fit

Made of medium and heavy weight garment leather, the dark pink and creamy white contrast of this collar definitely stands out. And for someone who falls into the recommended size range, it's a good fit- my partner has a smaller neck and found it comfortable and wearable, even with the somewhat large 1 1/2 inch profile of it. For me as a plus-sized user, I found that it fit on the last notch. I was able to fit three fingers underneath the collar while wearing it, but still found it uncomfortably tight.

The collar is made of three pieces of leather- one soft white that goes against the throat, the pink layer that shows, and the white strap that buckles over it. Laying flat it looks awkward, but it's smooth when worn. A total of seven rivets hold the strap onto the collar, and the white stitching is perfect.

Because it's Aslan I expect more from it than I would from another company. It was my purchase of their red jaguar wrist cuffs that led me to this collar as my first, hoping to find the same quality.

Unfortunately, I don't feel like I did.

Don't get me wrong- I'd still rate this collar four stars on craftsmanship- but Aslan's name is built on being a solid five.

My biggest concern is the quality of the leather and how it'll hold up over time.



You can see here how the pink leather bubbles away and bows when bent. It crinkles even when it lays flat. When I run my finger over the pink I can feel a very thin layer over the solid leather underneath. My impressions of this are that it could easily be torn or scratched in rough play, and that without proper care it'd likely flake somewhere down the road.



The white leather is more solid, but you can see here the flaws that it came out of the box with. The holes are ragged on the edges, and a nick is peeling up on the edge. It's small and would only be noticed up close, but for a perfectionist like me it was irritating.

Also, if you look in the first picture, you can see that the O-ring could've been finished more smoothly. It was left with a sharp edge that could've easily been deburred. For me, I coated it in clear nailpolish to protect any rope that slides through the ring.

Overall, it's a good quality collar. Outside of my concerns with the durability of the pink leather, I'm probably nitpicking. With a company that is known for perfection in leather, though, I felt it was important to list the issues that I did have with this collar.
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Performance

How well this collar performs depends on what you expect from it. If you're looking for something that can be worn in public without really drawing attention, this isn't the collar for you. The color and design make it look like something that could pass off as jewellery on the product page, but I found that in real life it was much more obvious exactly what it is. The O-ring is large and prominent and prone to jingling.

If you are looking for a beautiful collar that's suited to actually being used in play, though, I think this performs admirably. When I wear it I've had no issues with chafing or discomfort from the tag, even though I have hypersensory issues. The solid design means that it can be tugged on without choking the wearer, and I found it easy to attach both leads and rope to the O-ring. The locking buckle is a nice touch that can easily be put into use for a bit of added security, but I found it worked well without a lock as well.

Where I don't like this is for long-term use. As I've said, I'm plus-sized. This collar fits for me with enough slack to be safe, but I don't find it comfortable. I can wear it for 10-15 minutes without issue, but when it goes beyond that I reach the point where I want to take it off.

Part of that might be because this is my first collar, and part might be because it's a little tight, but I can't really see wearing this comfortably for 24-7 use. In my opinion, it's better suited for wear during play.
    • Comfortable during use
    • Holds up to use well

Care and Maintenance

Like anything else that presses against the skin, you will sweat on this. It's leather, so treat it appropriately- wipe down with a damp cloth to clean, and use leather cleaner when appropriate. Aslan suggests covering the metal in clear nailpolish to prevent rusting. For storage, I personally store it flat.

Aslan has a lifetime guarantee, which is amazing, and it shows a confidence in the quality and durability in their work that makes me quick to buy their products over competitors.
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Packaging

The packaging was very basic- just a thin plastic baggie- and there was a small Aslan tag attached by plastic that suggested covering the metal in clear nailpolish and advertised the warranty. Very minimalistic, not much info included.
    • Minimal
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Comments
  • PassionQT
    PassionQT  
    I have the matching wrist cuffs. They are pretty but I don't anticipate using them regularly.
  • - Kira -
    - Kira -  
    I'm sorry you didn't like this. I'll have to go check mine for the imperfections you mentioned. I don't buy a lot of leather to know what to look for so this seemed super high quality to me. Maybe I was wrong.
  • Kkay
    Kkay  
    Stainedclear - I'd expect the pink leather to be the same, but it might just be mine with the white.
  • freshbananas
    freshbananas  
    Thanks for the awesome review
  • Antipova
    Antipova  
    Sorry that this doesn't fit you comfortably enough for long-term wear. I feel like I should get the blue one to complete the set (I've got the cuffs and harness), but the O-ring just looks really enormous, and would be out of place in the uses we'd have for it. Hearing that you thought it was big too confirms my suspicions.
  • reysgirl83
    reysgirl83  
    great review!
  • bdvnt
    bdvnt  
    Excellent review! The information is very thorough, and that is really going to help me decide. The pictures are great too! I'm looking forward to your follow up, to see if you think it is more comfortable after you break it in a little.
  • LilLostLenore
    LilLostLenore  
    well it wouldnt fit me.
  • LavenderSkies
    LavenderSkies  
    Thanks!
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    Rod Ronald  
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    ninja250  
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    nankabd  
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    mmmmm  
    Thank you for the review!
  • Cowgirl-Cutie
    Cowgirl-Cutie  
    Thanks for sharing! I'm wondering if this will be a good fit for me. I suppose it's time to measure!
  • tami
    tami  
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  • Dawnie
    Dawnie  
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    783883877299373783  
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    animepanda89  
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    BrittaniMaree  
    Thank you for your review great pics
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