I’ve always LOVED the fashion aspect of course and I’ve always adored the look and feel of latex and leather. So as my interest in my Fetish clothing . . . and toys . . . has developed, I have begun adding more items to my “special cupboard and drawer”.
During several switching-sessions . . . initially with Lover No.14 and then at some of our local dungeons . . . I’d collected a small collar or two. But imagine my delight to receive the Strict Leather Premium Locking Collar from Uberkinky for a product review.
I had seen pictures of this collar on the Uberkinky web-site, but it’s not until you actually unwrap and slide the collar from it’s plastic bag, and feel it in your hand, that you realise just how substantial and strong this collar really is.
It is constructed of three (yes three) thick layers of strong leather. Two for the body of the neck-piece itself and the outer one for the strap. Each layer is 4mm thick, with strong sewn edges. The two inner neck-piece layers, which are 58mm wide . . . or deep if you imagine the way it is when strapped around one’s neck . . . are sewn firmly together. The inner one being slightly padded so as not to chafe against the neck. Then the narrower (27mm) outer strap, for the buckle attachment and slots, is secured to the two neck-piece layers by eight steel rivets in such away that the steel fixes only to the outer neck-piece layer. In other words, the rivets are visible only from the outside of the collar and cannot be seen, or more importantly felt, on the side of the collar which touches the skin of the wearers neck. (You may be able to see what I mean by clicking on the picture gallery below for a more close-up view).
This outer strap is 61 cm in length, 11cm longer than the two inner straps, with an impressive chrome-silver steel buckle (almost 4cm square) at one end and eight securing slots cut into the leather at the other end. These rectangular shaped slots, each about 10mm long and 4mm deep, and equally spaced 1cm apart, accept the prong of the buckle itself, allowing for a reasonably tight fit I would imagine no matter how thick or thin the neck of the wearer. The prong has a circular end rather than the pointed end you would associate with a “normal” belt-buckle. This makes it easy to attach a thin padlock to lock the collar in place . . . if you so wish . . . see below!
In addition there are three quite large steel D-Rings attached to this fixing strap. They each stand 25mm proud of the strap, the middle one being exactly half-way between the buckle and the end of the strap, with the other two fixed 75mm on either side. They can easily be folded back flat against the strap or used to attach additional restraints such as rope or a leash to the collar (see the picture gallery below!).
As well as the initial weight of the collar in my hand I was certainly impressed by the obvious strength of manufacture of the collar. And, I would imagine, it’s durability . . . even with long and regular use. LOL!!!
Although I can enjoy both a submissive or a dominant role . . . depending on my mood AND my company . . . just opening and feeling and examining this collar in my hands immediately brought out my domme side and I couldn’t wait to buckle it around the neck of my No.1 Slave. The stiffness of the new leather does make it a little difficult to adjust at first. Finding the correct wrap-around position and the right slot for the most comfortable fit took a little practice. But the look of the collar . . . and that lovely intoxicating leather smell . . . made the slight fiddling, and pinching, more than worthwhile.
No.1 Slave pronounced it being difficult to “look down” as the width reached directly below his chin. “Good, that’s exactly how I like it!” I replied to his complaint. “Now where did I put that padlock!”
In the interest of objectivity of course . . . and experiencing those nice little mood-swings later in the evening . . . I tried it on myself for the first time. And I did see what he meant about not being able to move one’s head up or down with any ease. But actually it is reasonably comfortable to wear . . . you certainly feel you are being “collared” . . . but after all that is just as it should be.
No.1 has now worn it for several hours at a time at two recent events without complaint, well not about the collar at least! LOL!!! And I have loved leading him around . . . with leash attached . . . so much so that I made him buy two matching wrist-cuffs we came across whilst browsing at a recent Fetish Fair. And the cuffs have those D-rings as well, ideal for fixing with a short rope to the corresponding D-rings on my Uberkinky Collar!!! Ooohhh I’m getting all over-excited just thinking about it again now . . .
So . . . if you are looking for a strong, secure, collar with which to restrain your submissive, improve their posture and acknowledge their place in your presence, I would highly recommend you visit Uberkinky from the >Buy Link< below. And I’m confident you’ll spend quite some time browsing their extensive range of other extremely interesting items as well! LOL!!!
You can also find them on Twitter @UberKinky.
Modesty Rating: 8 out of 10
Pros: Strong and very well made. Lovely to look at both off . . . and . . . on!!!
Cons: Quite stiff and the buckle stem is fiddly the first few times to put on. Definitely a 2-person activity to achieve the best fit initially. But if you do wish to put it on alone, with practice and the aid of a mirror, it becomes easier the more often you try.
Material: Leather with steel buckle, D-rings, and rivets.
Size: 61cm (24 inches) long x 5.75cm (2.25 inches) wide
Weighs: 0.240 kg . . . so substantial to hold in your hand, but actually not uncomfortable at all to wear.
Ease of Use: See cons above!
Available Colours: Black
Additional Play Options: The buckle-tongue makes it easy to attach a lock (not supplied), and those D-rings are ideal for securing ropes or a slave-leash (not supplied either, but I’m sure you’ll have your own!)
Waterproof: You wouldn’t want to wear it at the local Lido . . . would you???
After-care: I’d recommend you wipe after use with a soft dry cloth to remove your submissives excited sweat. Normal leather cleaning products afterwards.
Storage: Out of sight of the in-laws! Perhaps in the loose plastic-bag it arrived in.
Manufacturer Product link: Uberkinky Bondage and Slave Collars.
Buy Link: Strict Leather Premium Locking Collar.
Xxx – K
The Strict Premium Locking Collar was sent to me, free-of-charge, by Uberkinky for an honest and un-biased review.
The Modesty Rider:
I realise, of course, that there are already thousands of long-established Sex Toy Reviewers and Review sites . . . most of whom will be far more adapt at explaining all the technical details and specifications of things. But for me, sexy clothes and lingerie, sexy toys . . . and even sexy books . . . are all about adding a little fun and excitement to things. So that is how I tend to approach my reviews and videos!!! Just to explain “how it was for me” in a fun, and light-hearted, way without taking things too seriously! Chances are that if something makes me giggle and tingle and feel good, it will score higher on my Modesty Rating.