Fetish Fantasy japanese silk rope - restraints by Pipedream - review by Faeya

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Well, Tie Me Down!

I'm sure there's better rope out there. However, for the price, this rope beats anything you'll find at the hardware store. And, if you're willing to do a little bit of work yourself, there's plenty to cut into shorter lengths if you want. For me, this is my favorite rope out of the ones we have, and I plan to buy some more to make shorter lengths out of very soon.
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Pros:
long, sturdy, easy to clean
Cons:
can fray easily, ends not pre-bound
Rating by reviewer:
5
extremely useful review

Use

So, what can you do with 35 feet of rope? As far as I'm concerned, almost anything. Whether you're looking for something to tie someone to the bed or to make a rope harness, this rope is great. Also, it comes with a free blindfold. How cool is that? And, to make things better, it comes in your choice of red, black, purple, or pink, so you can get a rope that matches your existing bondage gear!

After using nothing but white, hardware store rope for a long while, this rope was a lot of fun to play with. It looks good, it feels pretty good, and is easy to clean.
  • 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
    • Solo
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
    • Bedroom / on a bed
    • Play party

Design / Craftsmanship / Material / Size / Fit

While this is called "Japanese silk rope", it's actually made out of woven cotton. It's pretty smooth when you run it through your hands, but after a couple of uses you can see where it starts getting a little "furry". However, I haven't seen any weak spots in the rope, and it doesn't seem to have stretched, even with my weight pulling on it.

When you purchase the rope, the ends are capped with some sort of silver tape. Said tape is pretty sticky and seems like it'd last a while, but if you'd prefer, there are plenty of tutorials on the internet telling how to sew rope ends to keep them from unraveling. I purposely bought this rope so I'd have a long length for full body harnesses and things of that nature, but if you want to cut it shorter, make sure you either tape or whip the ends or it will unravel.

The rope itself is 1/4" thick, which is a good weight for most bondage. Much thinner and it starts cutting into you if it's tied tightly. Still, unless you're pretty small/light, I wouldn't use this for suspension because it's still thin enough to cause marks and rope burn if I use it to support too much of my weight.

    • Multiple ways to use
    • Will fit most people

Performance

In general, this is a good, multipurpose rope. Despite this rope's smoothness, I've had no trouble with knots slipping. It's heavy enough for some weight-bearing bondage, including tying ankles to headboards. It also works well for shibari, and is a good length to experiment with. However, it's a bit too heavy and bulky for my tastes to use for small projects such as rope gauntlets.

pentacle cropped

Besides just using the rope itself, we've also used it through the rings on my cuffs and collar to connect them to each other and the bedpost, as well as just looping it through the collar's ring to tie me
somewhere.
    • Comfortable during use
    • Easy to put on / use
    • Holds up to use well

Care and Maintenance

This rope is cotton, and therefore washable. I usually put my ropes in a pillowcase, tie it shut, and throw them through the washer and a gentle trip through the dryer, then hang them in the shower to finish drying. I have only washed this rope once, and it didn't bleed or anything, and it didn't seem to fray at all from doing so.

As for storage, it does tangle up easily, but so does any rope. However, it also untangles easily. I usually just coil it up and put it in the toy drawer when it's not out and ready for use.
    • Easy to clean

Packaging

Discretion? What's that? This rope comes in a big, white box with a tied up, mostly naked woman on the front. The box is sturdy enough that you could keep it for storage if you want, but I just recycled mine.

box

Inside the box, the rope and the free blindfold that came with it were in simple plastic bags. The rope was coiled around itself with the ends sticking out, but the loose rope itself tucked inside, which made it a bit complicated to unwrap it.

packaging
    • Not discreet
    • Recyclable

Experience

This rope has been used for everything from shibari harnesses to being tied to the headboard. It's also long enough to slip under the mattress or around the head/footboard of our queen sized bed if Dragon wants me more stretched out. This rope gets plenty of use, and has just barely started looking a bit fuzzy. It almost never gets put back in the toy box!
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Comments
  • Undead
    Undead  
    THanks for the review.
  • SiNn
    SiNn  
    thanks for the review
  • melissa1973
    melissa1973  
    Great review, thanks.. I love the pentacle design
  • Beneath The Bed
    Beneath The Bed  
    Thanks for the great review!
  • Vadim50
    Vadim50  
    THanks for the review.
  • TheSinDoll
    TheSinDoll  
    Nice review! How long have you been working with rope?
  • Faeya
    Faeya  
    Not as long as I wish I could Got the knotty boys book on my wishlist tho.
  • Sundae Sparkles
    Sundae Sparkles  
    thanks much for the photos!
  • amazon
    amazon  
    Thanks for the review
  • Tbanda
    Tbanda  
    Thanks, great review!
  • Peres2013
    Peres2013  
    Thanks
  • xxxbluexxx
    xxxbluexxx  
    nice review!
  • misterazor
    misterazor  
    like the pattern. thanks for the review.
  • spiced
    spiced  
    Thanks for a great review and pics. I appreciate the pillowcase tip for washing. And nice rope work!
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