The Trans Consumer


Soft Pack (Mini) from Babeland
December 22, 2010, 11:58 am
Filed under: 4/5, featured, medium, packers, text, things | Tags: , , ,

theCircle has been a Babeland affiliate for months now mainly because we love that they provide good, inexpensive packers. We work with economically underprivileged persons, so having this resource is incredibly beneficial to our community. We thank them for that.

The cheapest packer Babeland provides is the Soft Pack. This packy comes in five different sizes: mini (3.5 inches/8.89 centimeters), small (4.5”/11.43 cm), medium (5.75”/14.61 cm), large (7”/17.78 cm). The larger the size, the higher the price. For this reason, we decided to review the mini Soft Pack.

The first thing you will notice when you pull this packy out of the box is that the shaft does not lie against the scrotum. Instead, it pokes straight out. When wearing slacks, jeans, or other relatively stiff pants, there is nothing to worry about. People on the street will not stare at your crotch in a negative way (wink wink). However, when wearing this packy with soft materials such as gym shorts, you should certainly where it under a pair of briefs to hold the shaft down. Otherwise, you might make innocent bystanders feel violated. If you don’t like briefs, you can always get the next size up. The shaft is longer, so it falls over the scrotum thanks to the added weight.

This specific packer is produced by Mango which no longer produces shades for persons darker complexions. This is not the fault of Babeland, but it is unfortunate that there is not an equally inexpensive packer for us persons of color.

There are wonderful things about this product. The first thing, as stated earlier, the price is one of the lowest on the market. This has an incredibly positive impact on our community making it more possible for trans* persons of lower incomes to reach a happy place in their transitions. This outweighs just about anything relatively negative about the product by far.

The design is very detailed. This along with the texture give you a pretty realistic cock. If you wanted to turn the Soft Pack into an STP, it would most certainly “pass” in the men’s room. The bulge it provides is also very natural (except in gym shorts) and is the perfect size. You don’t find people staring at your crotch, but the bulge isn’t practically invisible either.

The Soft Pack is easy to clean. All you need is water and soap. Conversely, it gets pretty sticky when you wear it. To avoid this, you can apply some cornstarch to it and store it in a cool, dry place. The back of the balls are slightly convex (it curves away from your body a tiny bit) making it so it fits comfortably against you and makes it so you don’t necessarily need a harness to wear it.

All in all, the Soft Pack is an awesome product that definitely needs to come in more colors. We give it a 4 out 5 rating.

 



Mr. Right might be better suited as Mr. Right Now
September 24, 2010, 10:50 pm
Filed under: 2.5/5, packers, rating, text, things | Tags: ,

I purchased a Mr. Right packer from a website back in December and I was initially really excited about it but once I opened the packer, I realized that the balls on the packer were pretty large. For some people, this might be a plus and something that they desire in their packers and I was definitely ‘pumped’, no pun intended, about it at first. But after wearing the packer for quite some time, I realized that the balls actually make it really difficult to wear without giving the impression that I’m hard or at least halfway aroused. The balls definitely adds a lot to the bulge like look when it sits in your boxers or briefs, but it also creates some discomfort as I found that when I walked long distances with Mr. Right between my legs, I kind of took on a chicken-footed stance. It’s kind of hard to get the balls situated properly and/or comfortably. But one of the perks that I enjoyed about Mr. Right was that when I was in a romantic situation, it proved really effective and gave the right impression to the person that I was with. In other words, it generally feels pretty hard so I was able to give the effect of a hard-on. Also, I didn’t feel afraid to whip Mr. Right out from my boxers because the dick looks really accurately like a dick. Granted, the color isn’t spot on, but it’s difficult to get a spot-on tone with most of the packers that are on the market. But the head is sculpted nicely, the shaft has some light veins contoured into it (in the same color as the packer itself), and the balls even have some ridging (where the skin would be folding naturally). The packer has a nice feel and a good aesthetic, but for day-to-day wear it’s a bit difficult and a soft-pack from Mango or Babeland might be more comfortable for me (though this might not be the case for other people). But since I caught Mr. Right at a discounted price, I can’t complain too much. I wouldn’t recommend it to a friend, but I wouldn’t convince someone not to get it either. So all in all, I’d say it gets a middle of the road rating from me: 2.5/5.