Product Review: The SXY Deluxe Neoprene Cuffs

I’m going to bracket this entire review right now by saying that I’ve seen these cuffs get discontinued from a lot of sites and I’m not entirely sure why.

On Lovehoney they have nothing but 5-star reviews and yet they’re still discontinued. Uberkinky—home of the perfectly perverse—have equally ousted these cuffs, and many other stores have followed suit.

These leaves me scratching my head in bewilderment, because I actually really like these handcuffs. Granted, they’re not at all conventional, but that’s part of their natural appeal.

The SXY Deluxe Neoprene Cuffs

The SXY Deluxe Neoprene Cuffs are simple and yet also entirely effective. Unlike most other cuffs on the market, the SXY Deluxe Neoprene Cuffs actually work on a criss-cross design. This rather unusual pivoting design allows for comfortable wear while also providing effective restriction. In fact, these are some of the most durable cuffs we’ve used in terms of escape efforts.

We like these cuffs, but are we in the minority?

Mr Peaches has always been rather adept at getting out of cuffs. I remember one incident when I was a very uninformed and very kink-curious teen. I had purchased a cheap paddle and some basic metal cuffs from Ann Summers and decided to try my hand at being a domme. Long story short the side of a paddle karate-chopping into a newbie’s thighs is not appreciated and the cuffs I had invested my allowance in to soon broke in two at Mr Peaches’ reasonable reaction.

Although in that case it was good that the cuffs we used were so fickle, a general set of cuffs really should be able to hold up to some reasonable wear and tear, and the SXY Deluxe Neoprene Cuffs are great for allowing for flexibility while also staying firm, even during more insistent moments of struggling.

So how do the SXY Deluxe Neoprene Cuffs work exactly?

All you need to do is make your partner cross their hands and then lay the cuffs over their wrists in an X formation. From there you can secure the lower cuff around the wrists and then the upper cuffs (the one with the SXY label) through their hands to fully secure the cuffs.

At this point I personally like to let Mr Peaches have a wriggle of his wrists to make sure that they’re comfortably placed and that too much pressure isn’t being placed on them before doing any final adjustments.

These cuffs are easy to apply and sturdy during use.

The SXY Deluxe Neoprene Cuffs are made from neoprene, which feels nice and cushioned against the skin. This material is perfect for allowing for the cross-wrist placement of the SXY Deluxe Neoprene Cuffs and allowing the user to wear them comfortably throughout play. It’s also a vegan material, which is a nice bonus for any ethical kinksters out there.

From a puppy-play element it’s also useful to have access to more neoprene options to potentially match any neoprene puppy hood that one may have purchased. This allows for a complimentary experience and a beautiful unison that can only come from keeping one’s kit matching.

The SXY Deluxe Neoprene Cuffs are secured via Velcro and, given this, I was surprised by just how effective they were at keeping Mr Peaches in place. There’s a particular pre-supposition that Velcro is useful but ultimately fickle in terms of truly strong links, but these cuffs firmly dispel that assumption.

But, that being said, these cuffs can also be easily and safely removed in one swift motion if needed. The first time I adeptly whipped the cuffs off after play Mr Peaches looked at me in stunned awe and, I have to admit, it gave us both an appealing rush. Any cuffs that can arouse such a sensation even from being removed are a winner in our books.

The SXY Deluxe Neoprene Cuffs also provide a generous 9.5-16 inches, which should suit most wrist sizes. Mr Peaches doesn’t have the thinnest wrists and yet they were very comfortable for him.

The cuffs themselves come with a nickel-free D-ring which can be used with most leads, chains, and other restraints. It can also be easily tugged without any add-ons to create a certain ambiance of dominance.

This D-ring works perfectly fine.

Because these cuffs are made from neoprene they’re very easy to wipe and wash clean without too many issues. The downside of this material being that it can become clammy and retain sweat during longer sessions. This was Mr Peaches’ biggest complaint with these cuffs, but even then it was a very mild thought.

For those who are unused to having their wrists in a crossed position the SXY Deluxe Neoprene Cuffs can also initially feel a bit disconcerting and cumbersome, but it doesn’t take long to adjust.

On a more objective note, the very confined placement of the SXY Deluxe Neoprene Cuffs leaves very little room for hand movement and so isn’t the best choice if you want more mobility from the wearer or if you’re planning on moving them around and positioning them too much.

But be sensible and consider your scene with care and these cuffs can be a fantastic ally.

Final Thoughts

Overall Mr Peaches and I really like these cuffs and I still can’t figure out why they’re being axed from so many places.

The only thing I can assume is that the average price for these cuffs, £23.99 is a bit too steep or unappealing for some, and I can understand this.

I was so interested in these cuffs that I purchased my own pair, and even then I got them at a discounted price during a sale. I’m not too sure I would have taken the original plunge if they were being sold at full retail price, but now that I own them I feel confident that I wouldn’t have regretted it if I did so.

Hardcore practitioners may still find these cuffs to be too soft and cozy for what they have in mind but the SXY Deluxe Neoprene Cuffs are perfect for the type of play that Mr Peaches and I engage in, and they get an ample amount of use.

Recommend to:

People who want simple cuffs.

People who want soft cuffs.

People who want secure cuffs.

Do Not Recommend to:

People who prefer firm cuffs.

People who engage in very vigorous play.

People who dislike their wrists being pressed against each other.