Now, I would love to have one of those amazing four post beds, something made of strong wood to hold on to whatever bonds I could attach to it. At the moment though I do not have the ability to splurge on such things. So I was very excited when Lovehoney sent me the Beyondage Almosta 4Posta Under The Bed Restraint Gear from Bondage Boutique for me to review.
As always with Lovehoney, they sent it to me in very discreet packaging just a simple brown box (with free shipping!) and inside was the set in a simple plastic bag. The cuffs where separated from the straps so that was the only thing that needed to be put together and there where no instructions on how to use it. But it is not hard to figure out. Inside there was also another postcard to get a two free paddles and two more Bondage Boutique stickers for me to add to the one I already had so I am getting close!
The straps themselves are made from nylon web and nickel free 0 rings on either end. you just need to slip the straps over the bed base and put your mattress back on top. Making sure that the ends are sticking out of course and then move them to where you need them to attach yourself or your partner.
- Max strap length horizontal: 45 inches both ways (total 90 inches)
- Max strap length vertical: 47 inches (total 94 inches)
|Full Bed Size/ Double Bed Size||54″||75″||27″ x 75″||Wide enough for a large adult or two small adults|
|Queen Bed Size||60″||80″||30″ x 80″||Best selection for two adults but possibly too small for some|
|California Queen Bed Size||60″||84″||30″ x 84″||4 inches longer than standard Queen|
|Expanded Queen Bed Size||66″||80″||33″ x 80″||6 inches wider than standard Queen|
|Super Queen Bed Size||66″||80″||33″ x 80″||6 inches wider than standard Queen, also thicker|
|King Bed Size||76″||80″||38″ x 80″||Standard King|
|California King Bed Size||72″||84″||36″ x 84″||Not as wide but longer than a standard King|
Before I moved, I was able to fit them easily on to a Queen size bed, but I believe they could fit well on a King as well. A California King might be too long depending on if you prefer your straps at the top/bottom rather than on the sides of the bed. So it all comes down to how you want to use it and how much slack you really want. Depending on the position you are using the straps move easily around the edge of the bed to give you some movement other than getting away so that you can move your partner around how you need them without removing the restraints. You can also easily tuck them under the mattress when you have company over, making the whole thing super discreet.
The wrist and ankle cuffs that come with the system are made of a soft almost felt like material and Velcro that is comfortable to wear and doesn’t chafe the skin. The Velcro was easy to loose with a lot of movement so they are good for lighter play, but it would be easy to switch out your own cuffs to attach to the O-rings at the end of the straps if you needed to for heavier play.
When it comes to taking care of it, its easy to store either hiding it under your mattress or you can put it back into the back into the plastic bag that it shipped in. Washing the straps however can be a little hard because of everything that is attached to them so you do want to be careful cleaning them in any way. I suggest letting the straps soak in warm water and laundry detergent before using a brush to get out any thing that might have gotten into the straps. Then toss them into the washing machine to get out any lingering detergent. To dry you want to hang them as putting the metal into the drier would not be good.
Overall I found that these are great for people who need to be discreet about their activities and anyone who likes to restrain their partner. They can be easily adjusted for most bed or even other furniture sizes. The nylon straps hold up well to movement of the restrained, but you may find that you want to use your own cuffs if you are into heavier play so this is perfect for beginners to advanced players alike. I am really happy that Lovehoney sent them to me in exchange for this review, I know they will continue to come in handy for me time and time again.