Leather hood with leash by Pipedream - review by Penguin

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The Masked Cunnilingist

I'm no hood expert, but I can tell that this one is made really well. The materials are top notch and so is the construction. It can be used for sensory deprivation, but isn't great for oral. If you are looking for a hood that doesn't allow you to do much but breathe through your mouth, this is it. For us, I'd give it three stars, but for those who want to use it exactly as intended, it deserves 4. I'd give it 5 if the hole was a bit larger.
Published:
Pros:
-Materials, real leather
-Comfortable if you can get used to it
-Sensory deprivation
-Well made
Cons:
-Mouth hole not large enough for successful oral
-Leash not real leather, possibly too short?
Rating by reviewer:
4
extremely useful review

Use

Not one to back down from a challenge, I wanted to find a reason to accept this assignment. My partner and I are into light BDSM, but nothing hardcore. We had never even discussed the use of hoods. We don't have a master/slave relationship, and we don't enjoy demeaning one another in sex roles. So what to do with this in a non BDSM couple relationship? I decided that it might be fun to wear while giving oral. I love giving my girl oral. My partner could make me lick anything she wanted, and it would be all about her since I would not be able to even smell or see the beautiful sights. My partner was a bit skeptical at first, and I have to admit, so was I. After all, I was making this up as I went along...

I don't have any experience with hoods, other than this one. I do have some experience in blindfolds and cuffs though, and some leather. I was still really impressed with the quality of this hood, the materials, and the design. It was comfortable to wear, but a bit unsettling. It took awhile to get used to. I really think that those who use these types of products a lot will be pleased with the quality of this hood and leash, especially the hood. We made this product work for us on a trial by fire basis, but it probably isn't something we are going to use a lot. It was a nice experiment though.
    • Bdsm
    • Couples
    • Heavy restraint

Design / Craftsmanship / Material / Size / Fit

Even without using this, I can appreciate the materials. I didn't know what to expect, but I know I wasn't expecting leather this nice. The hood is made of two materials: leather and spandex. Both are really nice. The leather is genuine and has that really nice smell. It's also very soft and beaten in. The inside is suede. The outside has the wrinkly vein look. Each one of these will be different because, just like finger prints, not ever cow hide is the same. Even on mine, one side is smoother than the other. The leather clearly came from two different animals. The spandex is high quality too. It feels like the HEAD brand of sports wear.

FIT: It's stretchy. It will probably fit a lot of different people. My girlfriend and I both thought it fit well. It was form fitted, but didn't mash down either of our faces. It didn't feel too tight. It was oddly comfortable. There is room for larger heads.

The materials split the mask in half. The front is the soft leather. In the middle of the two sewn together pieces is a rectangle cut out for the mouth. It's about 2" wide and a little less than 1" tall. In my opinion this opening should be a bit bigger, at least for what we were trying to do with the mask. A few inches below the mouth opening is a leather band riveted with metal into the leather. It's about 3" wide and an inch tall. A circular metal ring is around it This is where you can attach the provided leash, or your own. To the right and left of this is the hardware to secure the hood under your chin, around your neck. There is plenty of length to fit around any sized neck. You'll probably end up cutting off some of the slack, there is that much.

The leash has a spring loaded end to attach it to the hood. It's about two feet long. That includes the wrist handle at the end. I don't think this is made of leather since it feels cheap and doesn't smell like it either. We didn't care since we don't use leashes and didn't plan on it. It seems a bit short for those who would like to use it though.
    • Adjustable
    • Mixed material
    • Will fit most people

Performance

I have to say that it was a bit unnerving putting one of these on for the first time. When I had it in my hands, feeling how soft and light weight it was, I wasn't worried about it. Having it on was a different story. It took a full few minutes to get used it. I didn't like feeling constricted at first. Let's just say that if you are at all claustrophobic, this isn't for you!

My intention was to have my girlfriend face sit on me. This worked all fine, but breathing is difficult. I could only give her oral for about half a minute at a time. This wasn't the biggest issue though. I could only stick my tongue out a bit and it was usually touching the leather. The opening wasn't large enough to really put my mouth on her. This was a bit frustrating for me, but I did like not knowing what she was going to put in my mouth. Boobies? Pussy? Ass? Beer with a straw?

For her, since her head is smaller, she was actually able to position the hood to either have the opening over her eyes, nose, or mouth. Using it on her mouth for oral was even harder for her than it was for me. The hole isn't nearly big enough to fit a cock through, not mine anyways. It ended up being a huge tease for me since she was only able to use her tongue.

We played around with the leash for fun, but didn't use it in any Master/sub sort of play. That's not our thing. We mainly used this good for sensory deprivation which it is really good for.
    • Comfortable during use
    • Easy to put on / use
    • Holds up to use well

Care and Maintenance

We all should know that leather and water don't mix well. If you need to clean this, using a slightly damp cloth to wipe it is probably best. The leather doesn't seam treated, but you probably could do that to it yourself. Keep it out of damp places when you are not using it. The box is a good place for it.

Packaging

The package is a white cardboard box. This item is from the Fetish Fantasy Series. The box has pictures of a couple using the hood and leash but doesn't have a whole lot of info on it. It would be nice if it came with a storage bag so I don't have to keep the box or at least some info on how to care for the material. The presentation is good though.
    • Good for storage
    • Not discreet
    • Recyclable
Follow-up commentary
Not going to lie, we have not used this again. But I can say we have not gotten rid of it just yet. We liked our experience as a whole and might revisit it later on.
This product was provided free of charge to the reviewer. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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Comments
  • Drifter86
    Great review.
  • ShadowKitten
    what's the fit like? I mean measurements around the crown, I have a really big skull so with hoods they need a fair bit of wiggle room. Considering it's leather might be best to measure it when it's off though heh.
  • M121212
    Great review! I'm also curious about ShadowKitten's question re: sizing. Good to know this doesn't work so well for oral, but that is a hot idea!
  • El-Jaro
    I've been looking forward to this review since I assigned it!

    Thanks!
  • leatherlover
    Thanks for the review. Like you and laur3n my wife and I are not into that heavy of bdsm play. But I am slightly interested in a hood.
  • Penguin
    Shadow Kitten & Miss V, I can't really give you a measurement on that. Not one that would matter. I mean, it's only half leather. The entire back is the spandex part I described. It's really stretchy and so I said it'll fit pretty much any head. It was form fitted but it didn't smash my face at all.

    HAHA JR YOU assigned this? Well I am glad I took the challenge then. Hope you enjoyed.

    Leatherlvoer, seeing that you are...a leather lover, I think you'd love this. -.-
  • LostBoy988
    Great job on the review! Hope to see more soon!
  • Penguin
    Thanks lostboy. You will.
  • bayosgirl
    TY
  • Ivy Wilde
    Thanks for the review. I appreciate your willingness to experiment.
  • SiNn
    ty for the review
  • skunked
    Very useful review. you made me REALLY want to try this bad boy out
  • Penguin
    Ivy, I'm glad you appreciate that lol. My girlfriend does too haha! Boyfunk, too bad its discontinued on eden.
  • Lady Evyl
    Very cool, love the review
  • Penguin
    Thank you Lady E
  • married with children
    great review, thanks for sharing.
  • Penguin
    YW
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