Sportsheets Spreader Bar — Test & Review

Isabelle Uren
by Isabelle UrenUpdated:
4.9/5

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Overall Rating

4.9/5

Bedbible Rating:

4.8/5

Reviewed by: 

Isabelle Uren

User Ratings:

5.0/5

Based on user reviews

90/100
DesignBeginner

Rating: Sportsheets Spreader Bar was rated 90 out of 100, which means it is designed absolutely incredible.

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100/100
Ease of UseEase of Use

Rating: Sportsheets Spreader Bar was rated 100 out of 100, which means it is extremely easy to use and worked very well.

What it is: The Ease of Use rating is a score given on how easy the toy is to operate and use. Aspects that are considered is the suitability for different kinds of people, intuitiveness, and potential learning curve of using the product for pleasure (or pain).

90/100
QualityQuality

Rating: Sportsheets Spreader Bar was rated 90 out of 100, which means it is one of the absolute top quality toys.

What it is: The Quality rating is a score that takes into account the quality of the materials used in the toy, how well it was manufactured, the safety, durability and overall quality feel of the toy.

Affordable

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Rating: Sportsheets Spreader Bar was rated 2 out of 5, which means it is moderately priced, neither expensive nor cheap.

What it is: The Price rating is indicated by 1-5 price icons. 1 indicate a very cheap product, while 5 indicate a very expensive product. The rating is a relative score compared to other similar toys.

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My Verdict

The Sportsheets Spreader Bar is a fantastic bondage accessory that has a lot of potential for creative positioning and use! If you are ready to explore more intense restraint play, I would highly recommend this set! I think the overall quality and versatility make this a great investment!

Buy, if you...

  1. Want to explore more intense restraint
  2. Are looking for a versatile bondage tool
  3. Prefer vegan leather
  4. Prefer buckles to velcro

Don't buy, if you...

  1. Are looking for real leather cuffs
  2. Want an extendable/adjustable spreader bar
  3. Prefer a lockable spreader bar

About The Sportsheets Spreader Bar

The Sportsheets Spreader Bar comes equipped with wrist and ankle cuffs attached to sturdy metal bar that can be used for restraint in multiple positions. The padded vegan leather cuffs come in the Saffron range's signature red and black design, and they are detachable giving you even more restraint options!

Pros

  • Sturdy construction
  • Padded comfortable cuffs
  • Cuffs are detachable and can be used separately
  • Can be used in multiple restraint positions

Cons

  • Cuffs are a little stiff
  • Not a fan of the red and black
  • Won't fit all body sizes

The Sportsheets Spreader Bar: Through My Eyes

My Personal Experiences with Sportsheets Spreader Bar

I was surprised by just how sturdy the Sportsheets Saffron Spreader Bar feels and excited, if a little daunted to put it to the test! I love that you can detach all of the cuffs and each one has a carabiner so you can get quite creative with how you use them. The cuffs themselves are very thick and comfortable, and didn’t dig in at all even during more intense play. I love that you can use the spreader bar in different positions too! You can restrain your ankles, wrists, or both at the same time, depending on the level of restraint you want. Depending on which position you go for, it can be a pretty intense experience, both physically and psychologically, so I really recommend starting out slowly and making sure you feel comfortable with your partner! Being fully restrained really enhanced the power dynamics and my partner loved the access it gave him for all kinds of teasing!

Design

Sportsheets Spreader Bar Design

I have to say I'm not the biggest fan of the signature Saffron range red and black combo and would much prefer it it was all black, but that is a very small personal preference. Aside from that, I think the design of the Sportsheets Spreader Bar is great! The cuffs are thick and I like the faux leather finish.

How user friendly is the Sportsheets Spreader Bar?

Sportsheets Spreader Bar How user friendly is the Sportsheets Spreader Bar?

The Sportsheets Spreader Bar is incredibly easy to use! The cuffs fasten with a buckle and can be completely detached from the bar, so you can get into the cuffs before you get into position. It also makes it much easier to change positions as you can just unclip the cuffs from the bar. They also have a swivel attachment, which makes it much easier to use in a range of different positions.

An in depth look at the Sportsheets Spreader Bar’s quality

Sportsheets Spreader Bar An in depth look at the Sportsheets Spreader Bar’s quality

The Sportsheets Spreader Bar feels very well constructed, and I can see it standing up to a lot of use! The rings on the bar are welded on well so and the attachments are all made of strong metal. The cuffs are also very thick and sturdy, and I can't find any vulnerable points that I would be concerned about. The only small thing I noticed was the paint is starting to come off where the carabiner has been rubbing on the attachment point but this is only a superficial issue and you can hardly notice it.

Price

Sportsheets Spreader Bar Price

I would say this is a very fair price for the quality of this Spreader Bar! There are some models out there that are cheaper but they don't look nearly as well made as this one! I also think there are so many ways to use this that it's worth the investment, especially if bondage is a regular in your repertoire!

The Sportsheets Spreader Bar’s performance: Expectation vs Reality

Sportsheets Spreader Bar The Sportsheets Spreader Bar’s performance: Expectation vs Reality

The Sportsheets Spreader Bar performed really well and was a lot of fun to use! It's a great restraint for all kinds of kinky play and teasing. I was also pleasantly surprised by how it intensified the sensations from partner's touches in certain positions due to being more exposed. There's a little noise from the metal parts clanking when you move but it wasn't distracting and kind of added to the experience, as it reminds you you are chained to a metal bar!

Evaluating the Sportsheets Spreader Bar’s packaging

Sportsheets Spreader Bar Evaluating the Sportsheets Spreader Bar’s packaging

The packaging was minimal which is totally fine with me! The spreader bar came inside a bubble wrap envelope to protect it and had a small label attached to it with the brand and very basic information on it. It would have been a nice addition to have a little card or booklet demonstrating some position ideas.

Materials and care of the Sportsheets Spreader Bar

Sportsheets Spreader Bar Materials and care of the Sportsheets Spreader Bar

The metal bar is made of nickel-free aluminum and the cuffs are made from faux leather, both of which can be wiped down with a damp cloth. The size and shape mean this isn't the easiest toy to store, but I like that I can detach the cuffs and store them in a drawer and then the bar is much easier to tuck away by itself.

Specifications and features

LengthBar: 24.75, Cuffs: inches
MaterialsStainless Steel, Nickel-Free Metal, Polyurethane Foam 
FasteningBuckle 

Comparing Sportsheets Spreader Bar with alternatives

Compare Sportsheets Spreader BarSportsheets Spreader Bar
Overall score4.9 / 5.0 3.4 / 5.0 4.7 / 5.0 4.8 / 5.0 4.3 / 5.0 4.6 / 5.0
Bedbible rating4.8 / 5.0 3.0 / 5.0 4.8 / 5.0 4.5 / 5.0 4.5 / 5.0 4.5 / 5.0
User rating5 / 5.0
from 3 users
3.8 / 5.0
from 14 users
4.6 / 5.0
from 9 users
5 / 5.0
from 9 users
4.2 / 5.0
from 17 users
4.7 / 5.0
from 15 users
PriceAffordable Cheap Pricey Cheap Cheap Affordable
Design90 / 100 25 / 100 95 / 100 95 / 100 90 / 100 80 / 100
Ease of use100 / 100 10 / 100 100 / 100 70 / 100 100 / 100 70 / 100
Quality90 / 100 61 / 100 85 / 100 90 / 100 70 / 100 70 / 100
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LengthBar: 24.75, Cuffs: inchesChain: 13 inches-(26.25 feet) 315 inches12.5 inches27.5 inches
MaterialsStainless Steel, Nickel-Free Metal, Polyurethane Foam Nickel-free Metal, Rubber Cuffs: Faux leather & fabric Bamboo silk ABS plastic, vinyl fabric, rubber cap Nickel-free metal, silicone
FasteningBuckle -Buckles ---
Width-Up to 1.5 inches--1 inches-
Adjustable-Adjustable clamps Yes ---
Storage Bag Included-No Yes No No Yes
Colors Available-Silver/Black Reversible cuffs: choose between neutral black leather or detailed fabric with red roses Rainbow and solid colors --
Waterproof--Splashproof -Splashproof -
Diameter---0.24 inches--
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Author
Isabelle Uren
Isabelle Uren

Site Manager | Aiming to empower people to embrace sexual pleasure one sex toy at a time or two, whatever takes your fancy! As well researching and writing about all things sex, I have studied Tantra and am currently studying towards becoming a psychosexual therapist. My life philosophy is the three Ms approach — meditation, masturbation, and mmm a good cup of tea!

Age: 32
Gender: Female
Sexual orientation: Heterosexual
Sex toy experience: Experienced
All-time favorite sex toy: Doxy Die Cast
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