Pantheon Bear was reviewed on 5 Apr 2013 by GayDemon
|Site Score: 65 out of 100||Videos:||12 / 20||Tour Claims:||4 / 5||Find out more about ratings, read the score criteria.|
|Pictures:||4 / 5||Uniqueness:||15 / 20|
|Content Amount:||12 / 20||Usability||4 / 5|
|Updates:||7 / 15||Value:||7 / 10|
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132 exclusive videos in streaming Flash at 640x360 to 850x480 in large HD plus 2 smaller sizes, older videos don't have HD versions. Newer vids available for download at 1280x720 (up to 2.46 Mbits for QuickTime and 8.65 Mbits on WMV), smaller size(s) available. Vids are average to good quality full scenes, no DRM used.
218 photo sets - 160 solo and 58 hardcore galleries; pics offered in 2 sizes, hi-res pics are shown at 800x1200 and low res at 400x600; pic quality is good amateur or better, no slideshows available, no downloadable zip files offered. Pics can be downloaded individually.
Access to 1 exclusive daddy/hairy bonus site from the same network.
Some sharing of content with the bonus site.
Credit Card processing and billing by CCBill.
- Trial: $7.95 (3 days, recurring at $19.95 every 30 days)
- Monthly: $19.95 (recurring every 30 days)
- Monthly: $24.95 (30 days, non recurring)
- Quarterly: $49.95 (recurring every 90 days)
- Half year: $89.95 (180 days, recurring every 90 days at $39.95)
Pantheon Bear is the younger brother of Hot Older Male, which has been around for more than a decade. Pantheon Bear is newer, opening their doors about three years ago. The site is packed with hairy men, muscle bears and big, furry bears. We last reviewed this site in 2010 and it looks like it's more than doubled in size, and now offers some downloadable videos, so let's head inside and take a fresh look.
Because Pantheon Bear and Hot Older Male both feature content filmed by Pantheon Productions, you'll find a lot of cross over with the models. However, where Hot Older Male has a lot more grey-haired daddies, Pantheon Bear features more furry models. The men are masculine, hairy, and often sporting beards. Most of the men are muscle bears or stocky guys, but you'll also find a few big-bellied bears. The men are largely in their thirties and forties, but you'll find some a bit older than that, as well. And if you like tattoos, plenty of the performers are inked.
These hairy men suck and fuck in duos, but there are 11 group sex scene with three or more men. The action is filmed both indoors and outside with lots of kissing, armpit licking, dick sucking, rimming, fucking, and of course, men blowing their wads of cum across hairy bellies and into hungry mouths. There are also about 50 solo jack off videos, so with 132 videos that means it's almost a 50 / 50 split between hardcore gay sex and masturbation.
When Pantheon Bear first opened they only offered streaming video that played between 640x360 to 850x480. But they've made some changes. First, the newer videos are offered exclusively at 850x480 and come in 3 qualities. The newer videos are offered for download in the same sizes as their streaming counterparts, but also give you an HD version playing at 1280x720; older videos only come in medium and large sizes. The videos are usually pretty good quality, but truthfully, I find the Quicktime videos look a bit washed out. The downloadable WMVs have higher bitrates, richer colors and are more crisp. The videos are also filmed in a variety of settings like condos, hotel rooms, dungeon play rooms, bars, and outdoors, so sometimes lighting can be an issue, but I was largely happy with Pantheon Bear's offerings.
The site also offers 218 pic sets - 58 are hardcore and 160 are solo. The pics are sized at up to 800x1200, and each set is also offered in a smaller size. Quality is good amateur or better, and these pics capture the men and the action well. There are no features like slideshows or downloadable zip files offered.
There are a couple of issues with Pantheon Bear. First, when you join the site you also get access to Hot Older Male. But both sites have had production issues over the last year and some of the videos appear on both sites. I'm not exactly sure of the update schedule, I think they initially were updating with a new video every two weeks, but a couple months have only had one update, a couple other months have had two updates each, and one month had noi updates at all. But while the update schedule is haphazard at the moment, you still get access to Hot Older Male, which gives you another 296 videos to watch, so it's not like you'll be hurting for stuff to watch.
If you're a bear or daddy lover, you're going to like the men of Pantheon Bear. They're over 30, many over 40, covered with body hair, and many are either big men or muscle bears. The site now offers downloadable videos and you get bonus access to Hot Older Male. Pantheon Bear itself gives you 132 solo and hardcore sex videos. I have talked to the site and they seem to be sorting out their production issues; while they're moving in the right direction, updates are still irregular. Nevertheless, I whole-heartedly recommend Pantheon Bear. If you like hairy men and muscle bears, you're going to like what they have to offer. The library of videos and the nearly 400 videos at Hot Older Male will give you lots to watch and enjoy. The bottom line - Pantheon Bear is definitely worth checking out!
Things we liked:
- Hot bears and hairy mature men
- Newer videos are downloadable (no DRM)
- Can email models through the site
- Reasonable subscription prices
Things we didn't like:
- Updates are irregular
- Some sharing of videos with bonus site
- Older videos could be better quality