The Most Disarmingly Comfortable Cuffs

These handsome restraints bring a splash of color and playfulness to the most dreary of dungeons, but don't be fooled by their overwhelming cutesy-ness. While elegant choices in red, blue and white indulge a sub's sense of vanity, ASLAN's Jaguar Cuffs are quietly concealing a brutish strength and durability. Though they come with a lifetime warranty, you'll likely never be able damage these enough to require putting that insurance to use.
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Pros:
Welded metal work, sturdy leather, masterful stitching, loop on buckle for locking.
Cons:
Smaller wrists may find it necessary to overlap the ends which can be a bit of a pain.
Rating by reviewer:
5
extremely useful review

Use

These luxurious cuffs from ASLAN Leather are elegant, simple and incredibly functional. Made of soft finished leather and heavy duty nickel-plated steel metal wear, these cuffs strike the perfect balance between non-intimidating design and menacingly tough construction. In classic ASLAN fashion, these bondage accessories are equally accessible and appealing to newcomers and old pros alike. Newbies can feel secure knowing that these plushy, squishy guys won't leave deep marks or chafe uncomfortably, and the sturdy welded D-rings can be linked together with anything from a light chain to a carabiner used for holding house keys on. At the same time, these aren't cuffs that you're likely to "outgrow" once you cut your BDSM teeth and start to develop a repertoire of skills and experiences. The buckles are cleverly fitted with small loops designed to slip a small to medium sized master lock through, making escape from these restraints a Houdini-esque feat. These rivets have hung steadfastly in their place as well, even as I threw all 135 pounds of my body weight against them. ASLAN guarantees that all D and O rings in their products are welded together with the utmost precision making these sweet darlings deceptively pretty because they. mean. BUSINESS!

These also fit a wide range of wrist sizes as well, from the more petite to the more solid frames among us. They accommodate anywhere from 6.5" in circumference to nearly 9" in circumference. Plus and petite sizes should be able to fit comfortably, although it is definitely worth the few seconds it takes to measure your wrist before you invest!
  • Who / How / What
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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?
    • Advanced players
    • Beginners
    • Intermediate players
  • Where
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    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Outdoor fun

Design / Craftsmanship / Material / Size / Fit

I really love that these restraints manage to be tough as nails but fashionable and modern looking at the same time. The black leather straps are set against truly gorgeous finished leather that comes in a nice selection of nontraditional colors. Who says BDSM can't be cute or humorous? I also appreciate the fact that these are SO freaking COMFORTABLE! The leather is a little stiff at first but after breaking them in with a session or two they are almost decadently squishy and yummy. The material is thick and sturdy; don't get me wrong, these aren't any chintzy tin cuffs. But they still manage to be an absolute joy to wear, which is really quite an accomplishment. The finished leather does not shed at all and with a little care should stay glossy and soft for quite a long time.

The only problem I had with the design, and with the cuffs themselves, was that having a smaller wrist I found it necessary to overlap the ends of the cuffs. This is slightly difficult to do if you only have two hands (that's what friends are for, yes?) and can be a little uncomfortable. I also noticed that it was harder to get a precise and close fit with these because the buckle holes are cut into long, narrow slits instead of holes. When you buckle the cuffs up, the buckle's prong has the tendency to slide around a little within the slit. Even though a centimeter of wiggle room within the opening may not seem like a big deal, it can end up narrowing your options down to "a little too tight" or "a little too loose". Still, both of these are pretty minor issues and ultimately didn't really detract from my experience all that much.

Performance

Ah. My Jaguar Cuffs. You handle like a dream! Your chunky D-rings can accommodate everything from heavy duty rope to delicate little chain link. I can yank like hell against you and you never budge even a millimeter. Did I mention you're possibly even more cozy than my favorite pajamas? Is bondage even supposed to be this luxurious? I'm supposed to be suffering a little, no?

My one naive regret is that some part of me silently held out hope that you would fit around my itty bitty ankles. I figured if there was any upside to having the physique of a string bean it would be that you could double as ankle restraints. Alas, even on my rather small ankles you did not comfortably fit. Still, for your intended use you're the freakin' best. I can't say enough what a good feeling it is to know that you can struggle like a crazy person and not a single rivet will move in the slightest.

Care and Maintenance

These cuffs are very low maintenance and most of the time will not require any cleaning or loving. So long as they are not exposed to any kind of fluids during playtime, you can usually just throw them back in their bag once you're done with them. If they do get a little sweaty, the easiest thing to do is just give them a once over with a baby wipe. Should you for any reason get blood, ejaculate or lube on them, ASLAN (and I) recommends gently scrubbing the spots with a wet toothbrush and a little anti-bacterial soap. Once you've cleaned the areas, just wipe clean with a damp washcloth, making sure you remove all the soap residue. For a more thorough cleaning you can use a bit of rubbing alcohol, but bear in mind that this can dry out the leather. If you do choose to use rubbing alcohol (sometimes nothing else will do) then you may want to follow up with a little leather conditioner from time to time.

Always be sure to dry your cuffs completely before putting them into storage. 24 hours out in the open air is a good minimum, but 48 hours is even better especially if it is humid. Leather should be stored away from sunlight (which can dry and bleach the material) and should be kept in a dry environment (no musty basements, please!)

Packaging

As always, ASLAN packages its cuffs in a clear plastic Ziploc bag. Fancy? No. Stylish? Not quite. But practical, functional and low on waste? Check, check and check. Nothing irritates me quite as much as three plastic blister packs, a cardboard box and oodles of unnecessary leaflets and manuals sheathing my toys and gear. Haven't these other companies ever seen the pictures of those sad little albatross birds all tangled up in plastic six-pack rings and such? Get rid of those blister packs!

Besides being environmentally-minded, these Ziploc bags are just tremendously convenient. Heavens forbid a bottle of massage oil or sticky lube spills in my toy box, my cuffs are safe and protected within my baggie. Not to mention plastic bags take up minimal room in your toy box, leaving plenty of space for all of your other goodies.
Follow-up commentary
Nothing new to add, because I still love these to death. No popped rivets, no tears, no loose stitching, all of the same quality and durability that greeted me when I first cracked open ASLAN's trademark plastic baggie containing these cuffs. But with restraints, I really tend to think that no news is good news. Unlike dildos and other sex toys, I really like to settle down with things like cuffs and harnesses and the like. The Jaguar Cuffs and I have all but bought a house together; we're pretty much solidly in love.
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Comments
  • lovebites
    lovebites  
    thanks for the review!
  • Real or memorex
    Real or memorex  
    Thanks for the great review!
  • robberknot
    robberknot  
    So helpful! THanks!
  • KinkyNicki92
    KinkyNicki92  
    Thanks for the review
  • Kitt Katt
    Kitt Katt  
    These really are beautiful cuffs. I got the red ones and I absolutely love them.
  • Alex Time
    Alex Time  
    Awesome review! Thank you!
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