Luxe white jaguar - sex toy by ASLAN Leather - review by Owl Identified

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Luxe...ish?

Getting me to sing for an ASLAN product is like getting a hungry puppy to bark for a scrap of a fragrant holiday roast: absolutely effortless. At least, it always has been in the past. But, in spite of the Luxe Jaguar Harness' durable and quality construction, its feel was a bit less than luxurious. Overall, this is a great product. However, if you've been spoiled by ASLAN in the past, you might be let down here.
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Pros:
Gorgeous color, durable leather and hardware, adjustable, dual straps for access to driver genitals
Cons:
Leather was dry and a bit coarse, will not fit larger hips, color stains easily
Rating by reviewer:
4
extremely useful review
I have been an avid lover of all things Jaguar for quite some time now. From the Jag Cuffs to the Jag G to the classic Jag Double Strap Harness in black (and then silver when my black one quit,) I'm a big fan. When I saw that the Luxe White Double Strap Harness was up for free review, I jumped at the opportunity to try another incarnation of this lovely line. I'm not much of a collector, but I make an exception for ASLAN. A hundred harnesses is never enough!

All things considered, this is an incredible harness that blows most other brands and designs out of the water. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone if they loved the look of the white and wanted a sturdy, sexy piece of leather. And yet? This luxe harness is actually not as luxe as it's more plainly named counterparts. I own the Luxe White Ankle Cuffs and assumed this harness would be similar. The Ankle Cuffs are buttery, soft and slick, albeit a little bit sweaty after extended wear. This harness came out of its plastic bag packaging surprisingly dry and even brittle compared to my other ASLAN gear. It lacked the luster and the supple give of other pieces in the Jaguar line, and of the Luxe Ankle Cuffs in particular.

I'm absolutely open to the possibility that this particular piece is a fluke, and not representative of this issue as a whole. The packaging was different than what I've seen with other ASLANs; it came in a crimped plastic bag as opposed to the Ziploc-style plastic bags I'm used to. The Ziploc-style bags are often left open, I would think to prevent issues associated with long term storage of leather in plastic bags. I'm wondering if perhaps the packaging was changed to cut down on production costs, or possibly to be more "green". The new bags are thinner and likely use less plastic than the former design. If this is the case, perhaps we'll see in time that the old bags need to make a comeback.

This is still a gorgeous harness, don't get me wrong. It suits petite to medium sized hips - going up to a 42" hip measurement. Curvier ladies should look into the nylon Sedeux Divine Diva (fits up to 82" hips) or the leather ASLAN Minx (fits up to 60" hips). If you do fall into the 42" maximum measurement range, you'll find the Luxe Harness is wonderfully customizable. Each side fastens with a metal roller buckle. Because each side has several inches of notches (and you can always carefully poke a few of your own in,) you end up with quite a lot of room for adjustment. If you are on the leaner side of the size spectrum, you can carefully trim off excess, hanging strap with a pair of sharp butcher scissors. Be sure to use strudy, sharp shears that will make clean cuts; cheap, blunt scissors can create jagged, uneven edges.

At the rear of the Luxe harness are two adjustable straps that give the "dual strap" harness its name. They are adjusted with O-ring buckles, and can be tightened or loosened to your hearts content! I found there was a fair amount of slack left with these, and even more padded booties may be left with a need for some strap trimming. Unlike newer pieces like the Candy Minx, there is no liner or padding near the crotch. Unlike a G-style or lined style, the Luxe Jag leaves you free to be penetrated or manually stimulate yourself during playtime. If you are more interested in the possibility of your harness assisting in holding a dildo or butt plug in during play? A G-style is far more equipped for this challenge!

The front of the harness is a simple, triangular swatch of leather with a hole cut into its center. What is one of my favorite features of the Jag harness is that you have the option of placing the base of the dildo behind the leather front, or mounting it on top. I prefer to pop my dildo onto the front, locking it in with the three straps that fasten with sturdy stud & socket snaps. If the dildo is attached this way, the Luxe Jaguar can accommodate a base of about 3 or so inches before things get crowded. If you insert the dildo from behind the hole, you can have a base of any size without issue. The included rubber O-ring and hole in the leather will accommodate dildos of about a 2" diameter. A larger or smaller O-ring can easily be switched in as needed.
Experience
Your Luxe Jaguar Harness should be cleaned like any other finished leather product; if needed, spot clean areas with a damp (not soaking wet cloth) and a bit of gentle hand soap or saddle soap. Massage the soap in with fingers or the cloth, and thoroughly wipe the surface clean of any suds or residue. Allow the leather to fully dry for 24-48 hours (or longer if the air is especially humid) and be certain there is no remaining moisture before storing in a cool, dry place. Leather is the hide of an animal, and like the skin of us people, it can get dried out. If this occurs, a little leather conditioner applied with love will make it look and feel good as new. ASLAN recommends coating the rivets in clean nail polish to protect it from rust. As the nail polish can chip, keep an eye on it and reapply as needed. I always take extra care to dry in the crevices between the leather and rivets, because I have had rusting there when I wasn't careful.

Overall? This is a great harness. I love the look of the clean, stark white leather, which sets off the gold tones in my skin. What I didn't love was that for something called "luxe," it falls far short of luxurious in its feel. I have no doubt that this harness will stand the test of time (and if it doesn't, ASLAN has a lifetime warranty!) However, in the meanwhile, I'm admittedly disappointed by how dry and coarse it feels. I plan to condition it to see if this helps, but I've never had an ASLAN product anything short of buttery smooth straight out of the package. I've been trying to take comparison pictures, but so far my crappy camera isn't capturing the difference. Hopefully, I'll be borrowing a proper camera soon so I can give a visual comparison. The dryness is, in fact, visibly noticeable.

It's not like this leather irritating my skin or anything, but I'm used to feeling spoiled any pampered by this company's material choices. If you love the color and style? Don't hesitate to pick this one up. But, if you, like me, have become a bit ruined by the high quality feel of other ASLAN products? You may just be a bit disappointed by this one.
This product was provided free of charge to the reviewer. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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Comments
  • Boobs and Lubes
    Boobs and Lubes  
    Id like to know how it works out. We love ours
  • leatherlover
    leatherlover  
    Thanks for the great review.
  • Owl Identified
    Owl Identified  
    Hey Dr & Mrs, I'm not sure what you mean by "works out" in this context. I assume you mean how the leather conditioning works out? I will update (or do a follow-up review) once I get this properly conditioned. Hopefully it will help the dryness! And thanks, leatherlover!
  • gone77
    gone77  
    Yeah, that doesn't sound very "luxe" to me, either. However, you've demonstrated that it's still of great quality and that's awesome to hear! Looking forward to finding out if the conditioning works. Thanks for the review, Owl.
  • softinvasion
    softinvasion  
    thanks for the honest review! i've been wondering what was meant by 'luxe' for awhile. so sad the title didn't deliver. I was wondering how much upkeep the white leather calls for, does it get dirty or lose it's crisp color over time? if so, how much and did it bother you?
  • HannahPanda
    HannahPanda  
    Great review, love this harness!
  • Owl Identified
    Owl Identified  
    softinvasion, I've had this harness for less than a month, so I can't speak to that yet.
  • stars
    stars  
    thanks for the review!
  • Rawhide
    Rawhide  
    Dry leather from Aslan? say it ain't so... thank you for sharing!
  • tiggle biddies
    tiggle biddies  
    nice review
  • Loriandhubby
    Loriandhubby  
    thank you so much for this review. I just love harnesses. do yo think that this one could be worn lower on your body so that the base of the dildo would be over your clit? I am on a hunt for one and the other Aslan one I bought feels very akward in that positon.

    HUGS thanks again.
  • amazon
    amazon  
    Nice review
  • Real or memorex
    Real or memorex  
    Thanks for the review!
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