Fetish Fantasy spread 'em bar and cuff set - bondage toy by Pipedream - review by Jessica (Buttercup Green)

Spread Those Pretty Legs For Me Baby.

As a couple who is a beginner to BDSM gear, we love this set. It comes with everything you need including a storage bag that can be locked. While it may not last a lifetime, it is definitely worth its weight in gold in my opinion. It has opened our imaginations to all sorts of possibilities, and it also gives us an idea as to what we like and dislike in our gear. It isn't something that can stand up to extremely hard play, but it is a good quality set.
Published:
Pros:
So many ways to use it, Adjustable cuffs/collar, Storage bag!, Comes with a lock/two keys, Well made
Cons:
Free mask isn't the best, Only comes in black, Lock/keys are flimsy
Rating by reviewer:
5
extremely useful review

Use

If you are new to spreader bars or BDSM gear in general, this set by Pipedream is a perfect choice. This is a great way to begin playing with kink, and it will help you discover what you and your partner like and dislike. It will also help you discover new and exciting positions. The spreader bar set comes with everything you will need to get started in your explorations. While this may be an amazing set for beginners, those more advanced in BDSM play or those who love to get extremely rough may find this set to be a little disappointing. The bars are not adustable in length, but this set has so many possibilities that it will not become boring. Spreader bars are mainly used to keep your submissive's legs or arms immobile and widely spread. This can be very helpful when torturing your sub by tickling, flogging, orgasm denial, or making them have as many orgasms as they can. The set comes with four cuffs (two for ankles, 2 for wrists), a collar, a short spreader bar, a long spreader bar, an eye mask, and a storage bag that can be locked! When in use, the spreader bars tend to clink and make noises. Because of this, I caution those who have roommates or live in a dorm to think about this before purchasing. It is a discreet item to have since it does have a storage bag, but just be aware that it does make noise. The spreader bar set is only limited in its uses by your imagination. It can be used with your favorite cuffs, it can be attached to other restraint systems, and it can be used anywhere in the house! This is truly a versatile set.
The mask is very cheap in looks and in feel. It is thin, which blocks out very little light. The material of the eye mask is kind of stiff, so it is just overall uncomfortable. I wouldn't buy this just for the mask and I certaintly wouldn't even give this to someone. I threw mine away as I already own a few lovely eye masks.


  • 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?
    • Couples
    • Everyone
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Bedroom / on a bed
    • Campus/roommate living
    • Play party
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly

Design / Craftsmanship / Material

Wrist/Ankle cuffs and Collar
The cuffs and collar are made of a very common material called neoprene. Neoprene is a very tough material, and that is why it is used a lot for BDSM gear. It is resistant to dirt and other dirty things, so keeping it clean is very easy. Neoprene is stretchy to a point, and it is extremely comfortable to wear for long periods of time. It also breathes well, so it doesn't make the skin overly hot or sweaty. Neoprene stands up to twisting and bending very well. It is super hard to tear something made of neoprene. It isn't like leather, but neoprene definitely holds it own in the BDSM sex toy world. It has a faint smell when it first arrived, but it wasn't anything weird or overwhelming. It smelled like a new item of clothing. This smell went away after a few uses. When wearing, the cuffs feel soft and smooth against the skin. Each cuff/collar has a 6 1/4" of attached velcro. I have never had a problem with the velcro irritating or scratching my skin. This velcro makes the cuffs and collar very adjustable, but it also makes these cuffs kind of easy to get out of. The easy on and off access is perfect for beginners. More advanced players, however, will most likely prefer a lockable set of cuffs. I think the cuffs or collar would fit anyone with large or small wrists, ankles, or necks. The collar has a metal D ring, which helps the user connect the collar to the spreader bars or a leash. Each of the cuffs has a D ring with a swivel clip attached to it. The swivel clips allow the cuffs to be connected to the bars.
Measurements-
Length of cuffs: 11" with 6 1/4" of velcro
Length of collar: 16 3/4" with 6 1/4" of velcro
Length of adjustable lead: Shortest- 7 1/4" Longest- 13 1/2"




Spreader Bar/Connectors
The spreader bars and connectors are made of metal. This rigid material is very cold to the touch at first, but it quickly warms up to body temperature. Each bar has a rubber stopper placed on the ends, which prevents any sharp edges from causing harm to your skin. The spreader bars are hollow, but there is a chain running through each bar. A little bit of chain comes out of each end, and this is where you connect your cuffs. The small bar has a metal O ring in the middle of it, and there is a strip of nylon material attached to this ring. This strip of material has an adjustable metal slider that lets the user shorten or lengthen it. At the end of this nylon strip is another D ring with an attached swivel clip. This allows the short bar to be connected to the long bar or to the collar. The long bar has two metal O rings in the middle of the bar. This allows the wrist and ankle cuffs to be attached to the long bar at the same time. It also gives a place for the collar or the short bar to be connected. See how versatile this product is?
Measurements-
Length of small bar: 10 1/4"
Length of large bar: 24 1/8"


    • Firm
    • Multiple ways to use
    • Well made / sturdy

Performance

Since this arrived, we have gone through so many positions and experiments. Before I get into that though, I would just like to say that each session was very comfortable and pleasurable. I was in certain positions for a long period of time (30-45 minutes), while sometimes I was only strapped to the spreader for 5-10 minutes. Either way, I never had to ask to be uncuffed because the cuffs are super comfy.
The first time we tried the spreader bar, my husband had me flat on my back with my ankles and wrists attached to the long bar. My legs were high in the air and spread as all get out. I could use my arms to raise my legs higher or lower if need be. This was an amazing position as it left all of my lady bits exposed, and he used it to his advantage while he flogged me. The second position, I was standing with my wrists attached to the small bar and my ankles attached to the long bar. The two bars were attached together, which made moving very hard. This is also a great position to make your sub or lover stand still while you flog or torment them with a vibrator. No matter what, my husband makes sure my ankles are bound. Why? Well when I am having an intense orgasm I tend to close my thighs and move a lot. This can cause my husband's penis or the toy being used on me to slide out. I think that is the one thing my husband can't stand. He wants my legs to remain open at all times during an orgasm so that he can watch me squirt. The spreader bar helps my legs stay open, and I have to admit that this can make my orgasms feel more intense sometimes.
The spreader bar can be used in the front of the body or the back of the body in a hogtie type of position. You can use the bars seperately or together. The collar can be attached to the bars, which helps give a choking sensation. My next purchase will include a cuff set that be hung on the door. My husband wants to slide the large bar in the cuffs hanging on the door. We won't really be using the cuffs as cuffs, but more of a hanging device. We will be using the neoprene cuffs that came with the spreader bars. My arms will be spread very wide. Once my wrists are bound and spread, he wants to attach the collar to the bar as well. That way if I move, I will be choked. He will probably tickle me or something excrutiating like that. See how imaginative he can be? What a lucky girl I am!
Long bar with all four cuffs attached:

Swivel clip:

Long bar spreading action:

Small bar with wrist cuffs and collar:
    • Aids in positioning
    • Comfortable during use

Packaging

The spreader bar set arrives in the black storage bag. It has a tag attached to the bag, and this tag shows a woman modeling the spreader bar set. She isn't nude, but she is wearing lingerie. The back of the tag shows the same woman modeling the set some more in different poses to kind of give the user some ideas on how this spreader bar can be used. The tag is easily removed from the storage bag. The bag is locked upon arrival, but the two keys are attached to a handle located at the end of the bag. The keys are easily slid into the lock. That being said, the keys are flimsy and probably easily bent or broken. When unlocking, be careful not to roughly turn the key. The keys and lock reminds me a lot of something found on a childhood diary. They are very cheap and flimsy looking. Of course, you can always use your own lock if you wanted to. The strap on the end of the storage bag can be used to hang this set on a wall with your other BDSM gear. I also use this bag to store my Fashionistas Whip since it doesn't have a hanging strap. This bag makes traveling and storage very easy. What is more perfect than that?
Storage Bag


Lock and Keys


Front and back of attached tag:
    • Good for storage

Care and Maintenance

Neoprene is very easy to clean and care for. It is resistant to dirt. It also stands up to folding and twisting extremely well, and it is very hard to split or tear something made by neoprene. It doesn't have the quality of leather, but it is a material that will stand up to time and wear. If the collar or cuffs need to be cleaned, I take a damp washcloth and wipe them down. I would also wipe down the metal spreader bars down with a washcloth as well. Of course, and Eden wipe is always an option as well. I have used mine quite a bit, and I have never had the cuffs or the collar smell like sweat or body odor. Neoprene is compatible with silicone and water lubes so don't fret if a little lube gets on the cuffs during play. For storage, I fold them neatly and put them with the spreader bars in the storage case that came with it.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store
This product was provided at a discounted price in exchange for an unbiased review. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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    Ferrion  
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