One of the most popular BDSM scenarios is making a sub totally helpless and restrained in a way that leaves them immobile. And what can fulfill this fantasy better than the best hogtie restraints?
We’ve tried on 12 most popular options to come up with 8 product reviews with Bondage Boutique Faux Snakeskin Hogtie Set being the most impressive one. We’ve considered options made from various materials that will be reliable enough and won’t tear apart at the first sign of roughness. All of the cuffs are safe0to0use and are padded to protect the gentle skin on the wrists and ankles. Beginners will find products that are easy to put on and leave more space for moving, and experienced users will be happy to meet thick restraints that will require patience and flexibility.
More features: snakeskin imitation, quick-release clips, cuffs included
The Bondage Boutique Faux Snakeskin Hogtie Set is our Editor’s Choice. It is made from luxurious, faux snakeskin that gives it an exotic and unique look to it. There are four cuffs, two for the ankles and two for the wrists, that can be adjusted for maximum comfort. You can easily find the perfect fit for your submissive. As a bonus, you can actually separate each cuff. This is a unique feature and gives you more versatility.
We really like the appeal of the faux snakeskin. It has a dark burgundy color to it with gold accents on the studs and buckle. It has an elegant look to it and will appeal to many different people. Inside the cuffs, the faux leather is smooth and won’t irritate the skin. While it would be nice if there was a more supple lining, this is still perfect for that mixture of pleasure and pain that so many are looking for. While the leather can feel a little stiff at first, the more you wear them, the more the material will start to break in. It can also take a little while to figure out how to use the cuffs but again, this will ease with time.
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More features: cuffs included, nickel-plated claws, O-ring, 5.5-7 in wrist cuffs, 7-10.5 ankle cuffs
The KinkLab Leather Hog Tie Bondage Kit is made with premium leather and while this elevates the price point, it does give you a more sumptuous feel while using it. The kit includes two wrist cuffs and two ankle cuffs, which can then be attached to one hogtie. You can also opt to keep the wrist cuffs and ankle cuffs separate, which will give you even more possibilities in the bedroom. The D-rings on each cuff will allow you to attach them to many different surfaces.
The black leather of the hogtie kit is offset by the nickel-plated hardware. These metallic accents include both the studs and the buckles. It is very easy to attach all the parts of the restraints together, so you don’t have to spend much time on setup and instead can dive into the action. We especially like the feel of the leather. It is soft enough for long-term use but isn’t so comfortable that your sub won’t be aware they are tied up. The cuffs are very easy to adjust so you can fit them around most ankles and wrists. However, if you are especially plus-size, they might not be wide enough.
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More features: flat-weave, tear-reinforcement, 3.5-in cuff opening
The Shibari Rope Hog-tie is quite different than other options on our list and really stands out for its unique look. It is made from rope and gives you that rustic appeal that can help you enact some fantasies. Unfortunately, each individual cuff can’t be separated. Instead, the four cuffs of the Shibari Rope Hog-tie are all attached via an O-ring in the middle. You can adjust the rings but it takes a bit of movement as there are no buckles involved. In fact, the only metal part is the central O-ring.
The Shibari Rope Hog-tie gets its name for its tie-in with a special form of bondage. With shibari, you use ropes to tie and tightly bind your partner. You can use one rope and make many different designs, or you can cut corners and purchase pre-made sets like this one. Overall, the rope can feel a little scratchy, which may limit the time used. However, if you want to feel more pain or discomfort while tied up, then the scratchy feeling is a positive. The rope is also lightweight so it won’t weigh you down while using it. You can also use the central O-ring to attach other devices for even more fun.
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More features: 6.5 in length from tip to tip, 7-10 in wrist cuffs, 8-11.5 in ankle cuffs, central O-ring, cuffs included
The Bondage Boutique Soft Cuff Hogtie is an excellent option if you want to experiment with restraints but aren’t ready for a large financial commitment. The four cuffs are made with a soft, velvet material. This is great for beginners who are worried about being tied up for a long period of time and don’t want to feel too uncomfortable. The cuffs are then clipped to a central O-ring for a traditional hogtie style. However, you can also wear the cuffs individually or in pairs, thanks to the many clips on them.
The Bondage Boutique Soft Cuff Hogtie uses Velcro to tighten the cuffs. This is easy to use but doesn’t offer the same level of strength as buckles. If you move a lot with them on, you may inadvertently remove the cuffs, which would defeat the purpose. While the straps can be tightened, they are a bit on the bigger side. If you have very small wrists, this set might not be small enough, and you may even be able to slide out of them. Finally, even though the velvet material is soft at first, for extended periods, it can start to chafe. It’s important to always check in with your partner and adjust as needed.
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More features: 11 in from tip to tip, nickel-plated rings, cuff not included
The Vondage Hog Tie set is made from vegan microfiber, which is perfect if you are concerned about the materials used in your toys. It is important to note that this product is actually only the hogtie, and not the cuffs. The picture can be misleading, and we have no doubt that some people have been disappointed when their product arrives. You may notice the price and think you are getting a great deal but in reality, you are only paying for a part of the entire set, so the price will go up exponentially if you also need cuffs.
The Vondage Hog Tie is meant for those that already have cuffs. If you have ankle and wrist cuffs but want to bring them all together, then this hogtie will allow for it. It features four crab-claw hooks that are easy to attach to other cuffs or O-rings. The four material parts that extend from the middle O-ring are secure and won’t fray. They are made from a classic black fabric with metal studs for that domineering look. It is a nice touch that the fabric is vegan, so you can have fun in the bedroom and still be kind to animals.
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More features: 6.5-in long straps
Ready for an adventure? The Whip Smart Glow In The Dark Wrist & Ankle Hogtie Set will give you an experience you won’t forget. Featuring glow in the dark cuffs and middle hogtie, you can have a lot of fun in the dark. The restraints are made from a soft velvet material that won’t chafe, so you can wear them for an extended time. The cuffs use Velcro, which is sturdy and easy to attach.
The Whip Smart Glow In The Dark Wrist & Ankle Hogtie Set may look a little gimmicky but they work well. You can keep the light on or turn the light off and they will glow a neon yellow. The cuffs can be used on their own or attached to the central hogtie. The cuffs adjust nicely and should fit most people’s wrists and ankles. The middle part is an X-style of fabric, instead of an O-ring, which enhances the neon color. The only drawback may be the color. If you want an old-fashioned hogtie set, there are plenty of other options. And, if you want to be serious in the bedroom, this might not be for you. Still, it is nice to see different restraint options available.
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More features: O-ring, nickel-plated hardware, reinforced rivets
The Liberator Leatherworks Elocia Hogtie is made from leather and is a great option if you already own ankle and wrist cuffs. However, if you don’t already have these cuffs, you will need to purchase them separately, which can greatly increase the overall price. Made from leather with metal studs, this is a stylish, classic hogtie that will go well with other accessories.
The Liberator Leatherworks Elocia Hogtie is great for both beginners and experts. It has a metal O-ring in the middle, from which four ties are linked. These ties can then be attached to cuffs. What makes this product unique is that it is handmade. It is manufactured completely in the United States, so there shouldn’t be any issues around durability or potentially harmful materials. Price-wise, this is an affordable option, but only if you already have cuffs. You can also choose the leather to be in a matte black color or a duller black color. This is a small difference but it’s nice that there is any choice at all.
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More features: vegan-friendly, cuffs not included, official collection
The Fifty Shades of Grey Bound to You Faux Leather Hogtie is a one-piece option that will unite your ankle cuff and wrist cuffs. It does not come with cuffs on its own, so this is important to note, or else you will be very disappointed with your purchase. The faux leather is nice and supple and the brass accents with the studs and the clips are a really classy touch. The overall look is warm rather than severe, so it may be better for beginners.
The Fifty Shades of Grey Bound to You Faux Leather Hogtie has four sturdy clips that can attach to just about any style of clips. They are easy to use and won’t take you long to figure out. They are also incredibly durable so, not only will you not be able to get out of the restraints on your own, but the hogtie will last for a very long time. There may be a concern that the hogtie is too long, which means not enough restriction. It would be nice if there was a way to alter the design for better customization.
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A hogtie is a type of restraint that holds your arms and legs behind your back. Cuffs are attached to each ankle and wrist and then are bound together in the middle, by your back.
Hogtie restraints can come as the hogtie piece itself, or as a package. With just the middle piece, you can then connect cuffs that you already have. However, if you don’t have anything, then you should purchase an entire hogtie kit that will include all the restraints.
There are a few ways to put on a hogtie restraint so try a few ways and see what is the most comfortable. You can start by lying down and then having your partner move your arms and legs into position. They, they can attach the entire apparatus to your ankles and wrists.
If you have a system that comes apart, you can alternatively place the cuffs on your ankles and wrists and then get into position. Your partner will then attach the middle hogtie strap and connect your limbs together.
The most traditional position when using a hogtie restraint is to lie flat on your stomach. Then, your arms and legs bend behind you so they are trussed up behind your back.
Those that have a hogtie system that has removable cuffs can also experiment. You may want to only have your arms or legs restrained, or you may want to create unique positions.
If you really want to get creative with restraints, you can think about adding extra elements. This list of the best ropes for bondage can be used with a hogtie restraint for more kinky fun.
Any time you are restrained, safety precautions should be taken. First, make sure that you are doing this for yourself and not your partner. You don’t want to be coerced or pressured into a lifestyle that you are not comfortable with.
Next, agree on a safe word with your partner. Make sure you trust them enough to stop when you ask to.
Finally, go slow. Try the restraint on without anything sexual to see how it feels. Then, start wearing it for short amounts of time. Slowly work your way to longer periods of use, but always be aware of how your body is feeling.
After you have used a hogtie restraint, your limbs might feel numb. Have your partner help massage them as part of the aftercare.
Before you choose your next hogtie restraints, here are some important factors to consider.
A lot of time, the type of material you choose will be dependent on your experience. For example, beginners will better appreciate a softer material, such as velvet. The Bondage Boutique Soft Cuff Hogtie is a good option, as is the Whip Smart Glow In The Dark Wrist & Ankle Hogtie Set.
Leather or faux leather can still be soft but can have a bit of bite around the edge. The Bondage Boutique Faux Snakeskin Hogtie Set and the KinkLab Leather Hog Tie Bondage Kit are better options if you have experience with restraints.
Another option is the Vondage Hog Tie. It is made from vegan microfiber. If you love animals but still want to get into the world of BDSM, this is a nice, ethical choice.
A good set of cuffs will have a sturdy fastening system. You may purchase a hogtie set that has the cuffs included or you may have them already purchased.
Velcro is perhaps the easiest to put on. The Bondage Boutique Soft Cuff Hogtie has a Velcro system, which is great for beginners as you can quickly take the cuffs on or off. Velcro is loud, so be prepared for a bit of noise. This shouldn’t be an issue but might be if you have roommates.
If you want a more secure system, try cuffs with buckles this will ensure you can’t take them off and might provide a tighter fit. Some buckles can even have a lock on them, if you feel comfortable giving all your power to your partner.
The cuffs themselves will then be attached to the central hogtie harness. This is usually used through claw clips. They are easy to attach to O and D-rings, and you can then mix and match harnesses if you want.
The one exception on our list is the Shibari rope Hog-tie. The cuffs are permanently attached to the central O-ring. To tighten the cuffs, you tighten the rope restraints, and then need to loosen them to take them off. This is a one-piece system that works together.
The handcuffs and ankle cuffs will either be included in your purchase or not. Pay close attention to the writeups to see what is on offer as you don’t want to be disappointed with your purchase. Basically, if the price looks really low, it is a sign that only the harness is included.
The wrist cuffs and ankle cuffs should be a mixture of pain and pleasure. They should be firmly around your ankles and wrists but not tight enough to restrict circulation. As for material, they should be softer if you are new to the experience but you can move to a harsher material if you are ready for the next level.
If you already have handcuffs and ankle cuffs, make sure they have a D-ring on them. Then, you can use the clips on your hogtie harness to attach them all.
In addition to these restraints, you can also add more accessories. A classic is a mouth gag. There are many options, but you might want to check out this list of the best BDSM spider gags for ideas. If they are too intimidating, you can start with a simple fabric gag and then work up to a ball gag.
Most hogtie restraints will have an O-ring in the middle. Then, four spokes of material fan out which then attach to the cuffs. This makes it a bit of a system but it adds more flexibility.
You may also find a restraint that is an X-shaped material. The Whip Smart Glow In The Dark Wrist & Ankle Hogtie Set is an example of this shape. The difference between the two designs is that there is less room for movement when the straps are already in an X-shape.
For the most part, hogtie restraints will have a similar strap length. This will be just large enough to cover the area of your back but won’t be so loose that you won’t have the tied-up feeling.
The strap length might be an issue if you want to use other BDSM toys with your hogtie restraint. This list of the best BDSM collar and leash is for more advanced users but can give you some kinky ideas.
When it comes to allergens, you will want to pay attention to both the material of the straps and the material of the buckles. Common materials include leather, faux leather, and velvet. For buckles, this will be a form of metal, either brass or nickel.
Luckily, hogtie restraints are not very expensive. You can save money if you already have cuffs but even if you need to purchase the entire system, they are still affordable. Still, you want any purchase you make to last for as long as possible.
Look for weaknesses in the fabric and pay attention to the stitching. If it looks like some of the threads are already fraying, this is a sign you will have issues in the future.
You can also tug on the rings to see that the material holds true. Remember that there can be a lot of squirming with hogtie restraints, so you don’t want anything that will fall apart or become loose from a bit of pressure.
When putting your self into a hogtie restraint, you should go slowly and make sure you are comfortable. If you have had previous shoulder issues, you want to be extra careful. Take breaks when needed and always listen to your body.
Wearing your hogtie restraint is a personal choice. If you are new to restraints, you should start out slowly and only wear them for a small while. You can then build up your stamina. Always discuss your limits with your partner and be sure to have a safe word agreed upon if you become too uncomfortable.
Choosing your new hogtie restraint is all about personal preference and experience. Beginners and experts alike will appreciate the Bondage Boutique Faux Snakeskin Hogtie Set. It has a unique faux snakeskin design that really stands out.
Those who have more room in their budget will love the KinkLab Leather Hog Tie Bondage Kit. It is a premium product but offers everything you want when you’re tied up.
Finally, the Bondage Boutique Soft Cuff Hogtie is perfect if you are on a budget. The Velcro cuffs are easy to attach and the design still looks classy. We hope you have enjoyed reading about the best hogtie restraints and now have a clearer idea of what direction you want to go in.