Berlin Wrist & Ankle Cuffs Review
By Carnal Queen.
I’m going to say this right from the start, these cuffs are exquisite. I’ve got several sets of cuffs, of differing materials, and I do like most of them. I was happy with what I had, and I never thought I was missing out on anything on the cuff-front, but MEO have just raised my expectations hugely, for any future pieces that may cross my path, because the Berlin range is a beautiful example of what leather cuffs should be …
I knew these were going to be different, the moment I took them out of the parcel they arrived in. The wrist and ankle cuffs were individually sealed in their own plastic packaging. A quick side note, absolutely everything I’ve received from MEO has been packaged really well. All very well protected, all with little MEO stickers on, and anything that could potentially leak, was sealed separately, fantastic! Other companies could learn a thing or two here. Anyway, back to the cuffs! Each set was inside it’s own black storage bag, with the phrase ‘Play With Me’ and the MEO logo subtly written down the side. I was impressed already, and I’d not laid eyes on the cuffs yet!
The cuffs themselves are virtually identical, the only difference being the length, the ankle cuffs are 13 inches long, with the wrist cuffs measuring 11 inches. Both are just over 3 inches wide, supremely thick and luxurious, and just stunning. I’ve never seen such buttery soft, and generously padded leather cuffs before. There’s no denying the fact, they’re incredibly masculine, but I really like this. CK has often worn our other cuffs, they fit and feel fine, and they do the job that’s intended, but faux fur or patent PVC is harder to ‘man up’. He looks hella hot in these, rocking the manly Sub look, the image certainly does it for me!
There’s not a stitch out of place, not a ragged seam or any sharp or pointy bits, they’re finished to a really high standard. Each cuff offers lots of adjustability and versatility, with six holes, three D rings, and a lockable buckle. This enables you to lock the cuff into place, preventing the wearer from removing it, you can even lock two cuffs together with one lock, restricting movement very successfully. Each cuff comes with it’s own lock and two keys. I really like the fact that the cuffs use a universal lock system, so if you buy lots of things from this range, you only need one key to hand, because it will fit all of the locks. It would be a nightmare if you had a handful of keys to go through every time you wanted to take off a piece of kit, you just know it would be the last key you tried!
The studs and D rings add to the look of the cuffs, but the rings also serve a practical purpose. You can tie, hook and clamp pretty much anything to them, knowing that whatever it is will stay put, because they’re very sturdy. After several uses, with lots of pulling and tugging, they’re still perfect, and showing no real signs of wear. The leather has worn in a little, and softened up, but that’s a good thing. Initially, the cuffs are poker straight and a little awkward to do up, because they want to spring open, but after a couple of wears, they form a natural curve and do up really easily.
The lavish padding is beautiful, and makes wearing these cuffs very comfortable, even for extended periods. Nothing digs in or catches your skin, and even under pressure, they don’t hurt or chafe. You know you’re wearing them, but they’re not heavy or cumbersome at all. I’ve worn these happily, so they’re suitable for both males and females, but if they truth be told, I’m going to keep these as my little treat when CK hands the reigns over to me, because they look amazing on him, and I love it!
Because these are leather, you can maintain them in the same way you’d maintain any high quality leather piece, and having the storage bags gives you somewhere safe to store and protect them. These will give you years of service and some very happy memories! A higher price point, yes, but totally worth it in my opinion for anyone serious about their bondage essentials kit.
MEO very kindly sent me the Berlin wrist and ankle cuffs for free, in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. Massive thanks to them! If you’d like to experience the luxurious, premium Berlin range for yourself, you can do so here, and also here. Affiliate links have been used in this post .