Bear Bound was reviewed on 27 Aug 2008 by GayDemon
|Site Score: 74 out of 100||Videos:||12 / 20||Tour Claims:||4 / 5||Find out more about ratings, read the score criteria.|
|Pictures:||4 / 5||Uniqueness:||16 / 20|
|Content Amount:||16 / 20||Usability||3 / 5|
|Updates:||9 / 15||Value:||10 / 10|
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361 exclusive 1- to-2 minute video clips, mostly MP4 format, shown at 320x240, amateur quality, vids are downloadable, no DRM used.
800+ exclusive pic sets, pics are medium sized, shown at from 480x360 to 640x480, good amateur quality, no slideshows or downloadable zip files available.
10 exclusive (and hot) comic panels, 6 stories, bondage tutorial.
No way to know how often videos are updated (but they have updated a lot since last we review the site).
Credit Card processing and billing by Epoch.
- Monthly: $19.95 (recurring every 30 days at $16.95)
- Quarterly: $34.95 (90 days, non recurring)
- Half Year: $59.95 (6 months, non recurring)
- Year: $99.95 (1 year, non recurring)
Bear Bound is a site full of daddy bears, bound and gagged. The tour shows all kinds of big hairy men in ropes or handcuffs being gagged with ballgags, bandanas or duct tape. This is definitely not a corporate site - it's obviously the product of people who love what they do. If you're a fan of bondage and big-bellied bears being tied up and used, join me as I get a good look at the member area of Bear Bound!
The Bear Bound gets right to the point without any filler or annoying ads. When you log in, there are navigation links on the top of the page, newest galleries are on the left of the page, news is in the middle and some links are on the right. There are three links at the top of the page that we're the most concerned with - galleries, archives and clips. Let's start by checking out the galleries.
The galleries are the 150 most recent photo sets. Each pic set is listed with a thumb, and there some of these thumbs show that this site is the real thing. I see some biker bears gagged and blindfolded, silver daddies and lumberjack types restrained and plenty of facial hair and hairy chests are in evidence. Even the small amount of bondage I can see on the thumbs displays both a lot of experience with rope bondage and also a sense of the artistic.
The pics themselves are 100% exclusive and each set credits the model, the person who did the ropework and the photographer. While the pics are medium-sized at 480x540, they are a labor of lust and of love. The photographers in Bear Bound obviously love bears and bondage,and know just how to show us both so it is very intimate as well as just plain hot!
The archives are apparently where the pics go after they are not included in the 150 newest sets. There are over 650 more pic sets, all original and all of bears, cubs or other hairy men in bondage. Some of the pics in the archive are smaller, around 480x360, but plenty are shown at 640x480. While I'd love to see these pics at a nice juicy 800x600 or bigger, they are still very nice and capture the action, the men, the scenario and the bondage perfectly.
The videos are found on clips and they are clips, not full videos. There are currently 361 clips, mostly around 1 to 2 minutes in duration. They are all laid out on one page, listed by thumb, title and size of file. All but a few of the oldest clips seem to be MP4 format and they can be downloaded or streamed as you choose. They played easily in my Quicktime player.
The movies are amateur quality, which isn't surprising since they are shot by amateur photographers. They are shown at a screen size of 320x240 and have what I call natural sound - you can hear what was in the room when the videos were shot and there is no music. Every groan, the sound of ropes, every man speaking sternly or imploringly is exactly as it sounded when the videos were shot. I only wish the videos were offered as full scenes, but otherwise I like them a lot.
Expect to see a lot of hairy chests, bellies, arms and legs in both the Bear Bound videos and pics. Also expect variety. There are indoor shoots, outdoor shoots. You'll find guys wearing work clothes and tool belts, t shirts and jeans, underwear or nothing at all as well as plenty of variations on those themes. You will see men thrashing and struggling in their bonds, hairy biker bears and men who quietly show their skill with ropes as they tie up willing victims.
While the site says on the join form that Bear Bound adds 3 new pic sets each Friday, there are no dates on the updates so there's no way to know when it was last updated. The site has grown quite a bit, though, so it is definitely doing updates. The site not only adds more pic sets, it also adds more videos - but there's no mention of when or how often they update the videos.
If you're interested in being a model for Bear Bound, there is a link at the top of the page leading to more info. In fact, even if you don't want to model I suggest that you check this page out. It's really interesting and will give you more insight into what this site is about.
Right now support includes only the link to contact the site owners. Hopefully in the future they will include a link to required video player and some trouble shooting suggestions but honestly this site is pretty simple to use and if you need help, you can always send a message.
By the way, Bear Bound also has a link on the lower right of the member home page you might want to check out. It says Answer Our Questionaire, and this is a great way to help the guys at Bear Bound improve their site. I thought the questionaire was fun and also shows that Bear Bound really is interested in pleasing their members.
Bear Bound is a wonderful site that I recommend to anyone who loves bears or bondage - or both! The pics of these big hairy masculine men bouind and helpless are erotic and the bondage is well-done and varied. And there are so many pic sets - over 800 at the time of this review, all exclusive. The 361 video clips are good amateur quality with great sound, and even if they are short, I really enjoyed them. The very real hairy men are what makes this site what it is, though - no models or toyboys here, just real amateur bears. If the idea of big hairy men being tied up turns you on, be sure you take the time to visit Bear Bound - you'll be glad you did!
Things we liked:
- Exclusive content
- Real bears and real bondage
- Videos are downloadable (no DRM)
- Exclusive bear bondage comics
Things we didn't like:
- No update dates on the content (but they do update)
- Videos are presented in 1-2 minute clips only