This was a pleasurable experience.
As with the Playboy Classic, I couldn’t find the specs for the Playboy Ultra-Thin anywhere online, so I’ll have to give my best guess at its thickness based solely on feel.
This definitely had better heat transfer and a closer feel to it than what we experienced with the Playboy Classic, so I’m certain that it’s significantly thinner than that one. I’m not sure it’s quite down to the .045 mm mark that we try to stay around, but I’m guessing it’s pretty close. It might be around .05 mm or so, but I realize I’m splitting hairs at that point, and it’s really impossible for me to know for sure just based on feel alone.
In terms of a comparable product, I would say that it was similar to the Trojan Bareskin; however, my personal opinion is that the Bareskin has better heat transfer and affords a closer feel, so I’m guessing the Bareskin is most likely a bit thinner than this one. If you’ve read any of my other reviews, you know that my wife and I are fans of the Trojan Bareskin. In fact, it’s one of only four latex condoms that have gotten four out of five stars from us and is the only Trojan product we use. So, it’s a decent compliment to the Playboy Ultra-Thin that we would put it within the same ballpark as that one.
That said, although the Playboy Ultra-Thin is definitely better than the Playboy Classic, I don’t think it’s quite up to the level of the Trojan Bareskin. Therefore, I would give this one three and a half out of five stars. I will say that the silicone-based lubricant that Playboy uses certainly earns it a point against the water-based lubricant used by Trojan, but that’s a minor point and isn’t enough to counteract the benefits of a thinner condom, which is where the Bareskin wins out against this product.
As with the Playboy Classic, it’s got the same cool-looking packaging, but, again, that’s a very minor point.
Bottom line: If you like the Trojan Bareskin, the Playboy Ultra-Thin probably won’t disappoint you, but, given a choice between the two, I would personally stick with the Trojan Bareskin.
This is one of those products we would probably use if that’s what was available. And, don’t get me wrong; we would enjoy using it. It’s a good product. But, with so many more preferable options available, we probably wouldn’t go out of our way to find this one.