Fifty Shades of Grey Hard Limits Bed Restraint Kit — Test & Review

Rachel Worthington
by Rachel WorthingtonUpdated:
4.7/5

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4.7/5.0

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Rachel Worthington

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4.5/5.0

Based on 262 user reviews

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Rating: Fifty Shades of Grey Hard Limits Bed Restraint Kit was rated 80 out of 100, which means it is designed very well.

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Rating: Fifty Shades of Grey Hard Limits Bed Restraint Kit was rated 100 out of 100, which means it is extremely easy to use and worked very well.

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Rating: Fifty Shades of Grey Hard Limits Bed Restraint Kit was rated 90 out of 100, which means it is one of the absolute top quality toys.

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Rating: Fifty Shades of Grey Hard Limits Bed Restraint Kit was rated 3 out of 5, which means it is pricier than the rest, but not the most expensive.

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My Verdict

I'm a big fan of the Fifty Shades of Grey Hard Limits Bed Restraints! They are a fantastic introduction to the world of full-body restraint, and are so exciting to use with a partner (without being scary!). While they aren't designed to stand up to more heavy-duty use, they're perfect for light bondage and exploring new scenarios with a significant other.

Buy, if you...

  1. Are looking for an affordable, approachable set of restraints
  2. Like the idea of experimenting with bondage and sensory play
  3. Want some comfy, padded cuffs

Don't buy, if you...

  1. Are looking for cuffs that can stand a lot of pulling and resistance
  2. Have a very large or long bed
  3. Would prefer sleek, dark-colored restraints

About The Fifty Shades of Grey Hard Limits Bed Restraint Kit

The Fifty Shades of Grey Hard Limits Bed Restraint set is set of four adjustable bondage straps, connected by an O-ring, that go underneath your mattress for instant restraints whenever you want them! The set also comes with four Velcro-fastening cuffs, two wrist-sized and two ankle-sized, that can be clipped on and off easily. The cuffs are super soft and padded for comfy play, and the straps can be moved around depending on your preference or position. As a little bonus, the Hard Limits kit also comes with a soft blindfold and a storage pouch!

Pros

  • Adjustable straps and cuffs
  • Fits most mattresses
  • Beginner-friendly
  • Easy to install and travel with
  • Comes with a soft blindfold and storage bag
  • Cuffs are detachable

Cons

  • Velcro cuffs are not very secure
  • Doesn't have an extra adjustable strap under the mattress (unlike other sets)
  • Bright silver look isn't for everyone

The Realities of Using the Fifty Shades of Grey Hard Limits Bed Restraint Kit

My Personal Experiences with Fifty Shades of Grey Hard Limits Bed Restraint Kit

Fitting the Straps

Having read Isabelle’s review of the Sportsheets Bed Restraints, and Cassie’s review of another Fifty Shades Bed Restraint set, I had a pretty good idea of how to get the Hard Limits restraints fitted and ready. However, what I hadn’t considered was the fact that my boyfriend and I use two separate mattresses in one bed frame. That meant that, after laying out the restraints on top of the bed and adjusting the straps to what I thought would fit, I then had to strip all the bed linen off and lift up each mattress, one at a time, placing one side of straps down and then the other. This was even harder because we have very little room on either side of the bed! Would it have been easier with him there to help me? Absoutely. Did I want to wait? Absolutely not.

A Perfect Beginning to Bondage!

Both me and my boyfriend are bondage newbies, and I was looking for a product that was versatile, but non-intimidating and easy to use. I have tested out the Quickie Cuffs previously, but was looking for more of a full-body restraint experience. The Fifty Shades of Grey Hard Limits bed straps tick every box for us! It was incredibly exciting to be strapped down to the bed by a partner, and I also loved the feeling of strapping him in, too. Since the set comes with a blindfold, it’s a great way to experiment with some alternative forms of sensuality, like sensory and impact play, and to indulge in some power play as well. The padded cuffs are super soft to wear, and the Velcro makes it easy to get them on and off. However, that also means that they’re relatively easy to slip out of if you’re pulling on them a lot. For some variety, you can connect the cuffs together without using the straps, using the carabiner clips, and try out some other bondage positions.

Some Slight Sizing Issues

Our bed is 160cm wide (about 3 inches wider than a standard Queen size) and 200cm long (about the same as a Queen) — so not small, but not the biggest either. However, as I was fitting the Hard Limits straps, I realized that some of them were extended almost to their longest point. The photo you can see above shows exactly what I mean — the cuffs, especially the wrist cuffs, can’t get much closer together. However, when it came to actually using them, everything worked fine! I’m only 5′ tall, and the straps reached my wrists and ankles, both with the straps coming from the end of the bed and from the sides.

How it’s designed

Fifty Shades of Grey Hard Limits Bed Restraint Kit How it’s designed

The design of the Hard Limits cuffs and blindfold seems a little tame to me — like it was made specifically to be 'non-threatening' to bondage newbies. The silver color doesn't look bad at all, but I think I would have preferred plain black. However, I do like the silky shine of the material and the soft interior! In terms of the straps, I wish that they had added an extra under-mattress strap to adjust for the length of the mattress, rather than just using an O-ring.

My User Experience

Fifty Shades of Grey Hard Limits Bed Restraint Kit My User Experience

This set of bed restraints is relatively easy to install, especially if you only have one mattress to contend with! My favorite thing is that you don't have to take them off after use — just unclip the cuffs and tuck the straps in, and no one will be the wiser! Actually strapping someone into the restraints is also very easy thanks to the Velcro cuffs. I do recommend tightening the straps after the cuffs are on, however, rather than trying to estimate the size you need before.

The Fifty Shades of Grey Hard Limits Bed Restraint Kit: Quality vs Expectation

Fifty Shades of Grey Hard Limits Bed Restraint Kit The Fifty Shades of Grey Hard Limits Bed Restraint Kit: Quality vs Expectation

I wouldn't say that the Fifty Shades of Grey Hard Limits set feels particularly luxurious, but it is a high-quality product. The cuffs are soft and silky, and the straps are made of a durable material. It will stand up well to light bondage, but isn't made for more extreme play — for example, the slide buckles are made of plastic. Additionally, the blindfold is well-made, but a sturdier elastic strap would have been nice.

Affordability Check: The Price of Fifty Shades of Grey Hard Limits Bed Restraint Kit

Fifty Shades of Grey Hard Limits Bed Restraint Kit Affordability Check: The Price of Fifty Shades of Grey Hard Limits Bed Restraint Kit

At around $70, the Hard Limits Bed Restraints are fairly reasonably-priced, but also aren't the most affordable option on the market. They'll definitely hold up well, but do lack some versatility in their design, which may put some people off spending this amount on a restraint set. However, I do like that they've included a blindfold and a storage bag as some little extras.

The Fifty Shades of Grey Hard Limits Bed Restraint Kit: Satisfaction Guaranteed?

Fifty Shades of Grey Hard Limits Bed Restraint Kit The Fifty Shades of Grey Hard Limits Bed Restraint Kit: Satisfaction Guaranteed?

The feeling of being restrained (or restraining a partner) is really something else, and I'm so glad I got to experience that with this product! You're not totally restricted to one position, as the straps will move a bit with you (even when tightened), but I still think it's a fantastic sensation. My partner let me know how much he enjoyed seeing me like that, which was another little benefit!

Is the Packaging Worth the Hype?

Fifty Shades of Grey Hard Limits Bed Restraint Kit Is the Packaging Worth the Hype?

The box that this set comes in is a little flimsy, but is nice enough. It has the Fifty Shades of Grey logo at the top (which I really couldn't care less about), and a photo of the restraints on one side. Inside is a really nice box with all the materials inside, split into two compartments. If you'd like, you can use this box for storage, as it will fit all the cuffs and the straps. However, if you're going to leave the straps on the bed, the cuffs alone will also fit inside the accompanying silky storage pouch.

The Fifty Shades of Grey Hard Limits Bed Restraint Kit’s Material and Care

Fifty Shades of Grey Hard Limits Bed Restraint Kit The Fifty Shades of Grey Hard Limits Bed Restraint Kit’s Material and Care

Both the cuffs and the straps of the Hard Limits Bed Restraints are made from polyester, the slide buckles are made from hard plastic, and the rings and clips are made from metal. I couldn't find any information as to whether the metal is nickel-free, and I also couldn't find whether this set is machine-washable. Since all the components have metal elements, you may prefer to simply wipe everything down with a clean, damp cloth.

Specifications and features

Length inches
MaterialsPolyester 
WaterproofYes 
FasteningCuffs: Velcro, Mask: Elastic, Straps: Carabiner Clips 
Storage Bag IncludedYes 
AdjustableYes, both Cuffs & Straps 
Colors AvailableBlack/Silver 

Comparing Fifty Shades of Grey Hard Limits Bed Restraint Kit with alternatives

Compare Fifty Shades of Grey Hard Limits Bed Restraint KitFifty Shades of Grey Hard Limits Bed Restraint Kit
Overall score4.7 / 5.0 4.5 / 5.0 4.8 / 5.0 4.7 / 5.0 4.4 / 5.0 4.0 / 5.0
Bedbible rating4.9 / 5.0 4.8 / 5.0 4.8 / 5.0 4.8 / 5.0 4.5 / 5.0 4.0 / 5.0
User rating4.5 / 5.0
from 262 users
4.2 / 5.0
from 5 users
4.8 / 5.0
from 110 users
4.5 / 5.0
from 472 users
4.3 / 5.0
from 761 users
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from 3 users
PriceModerate Pricey Moderate Moderate Affordable Affordable
Design80 / 100 95 / 100 100 / 100 95 / 100 80 / 100 80 / 100
Ease of use100 / 100 100 / 100 100 / 100 100 / 100 95 / 100 95 / 100
Quality90 / 100 85 / 100 90 / 100 100 / 100 90 / 100 70 / 100
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Lengthnull inches-Straps x 4: 60 inches & Connector Strap: 60 inches-Strap Length - 48 inchesLength of strap when secured in the door: 8.5 inches
MaterialsPolyester Cuffs: Faux leather & fabric Polypropylene, polyester, nickel-free metal, ABS plastic Nylon, ABS Plastic Nylon webbing, soft fleece, and plastic hook-and-loop Velboa fabric, polypropylene webbing, nickel-free metal hardware, and plastic
WaterproofYes Splashproof -Yes No. It is, however, made of cloth so it will dry. Yes
FasteningCuffs: Velcro, Mask: Elastic, Straps: Carabiner Clips Buckles -Plastic pull tabs Hook-and-loop for the cuffs and knot-tying for the straps Velcro
Storage Bag IncludedYes Yes -No No -
AdjustableYes, both Cuffs & Straps Yes Fits any size mattress Yes, both straps and cuffs -No
Colors AvailableBlack/Silver Reversible cuffs: choose between neutral black leather or detailed fabric with red roses -Black Black -
Width----Cuff Width - 2 inches-
Diameter----Cuff Diameter - 3 inches-
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FAQ

Is the Hard Limits restraint set good for different positions?
These restraints are fairly versatile, but you'll still be a bit limited on how many positions you can assume. When used on a bed, you are mostly limited to lying flat on the bed, whether face up or face down. You can also use them on a chair for sitting positions, and the cuffs can also be used separately for binding the ankles or wrists together.
Can the cuffs be used separately?
Yes! Simply unclip the cuffs from the bed straps and pop them on your wrists or ankles. You can clip the clips together directly, or clip each clip to the D-ring on the other cuff for more restriction.
Will the Hard Limits bed straps fit my bed?
Lovehoney state that these straps will fit any size bed, which is probably technically true, but you will be more limited if you have a very large bed. For example if you have a king or super king, you may only be able to use the straps if you have them on the ends of the bed, especially if you have shorter arms and legs.

Instructions - Manual

The Hard Limits restraint set does come with a small leaflet with some basic instructions on how to set everything up. It also has a short paragraph on using a safe word! They also suggest using this set on a chair as well as a bed, which is not something I’ve tried, but does sound fun!

Author
Rachel Worthington
Rachel Worthington

Product Testing Program Coordinator & Senior Writer | I’m a sex expert and writer with a background in psychology and cognitive semiotics, and I’ve a got a passion for sex positivity, diversity and good vibes! As well as managing our growing team of sex toy testers, I’m here to help our readers find honest and helpful information about sex and intimacy, while having a whole lot of fun in the process! ❤️

Age: 26
Gender: Female
Sexual orientation: Bisexual
Sex toy experience: Experienced
All-time favorite sex toy: We-Vibe Tango X
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