If you've read any of my other reviews, you probably know that my wife and I are huge fans of the Unique Pull, which is the original product by Unique that comes in the black pack. In fact, we currently have a regular subscription to them from Lucky Bloke if that tells you anything. So, needless to say, we were very much looking forward to doing the necessary "hands-on research" required for this particular review. ;-)
This new product from Unique, dubbed the Unique Plus, comes in a snazzy metallic blue pack and is every bit as spectacular as its black-pack counterpart. It's made of the same polyethylene material, so it stays just as strong at the same insane .015 mm thickness all while remaining virtually as flexible as latex.
As we expected based on the performance of Unique's other product, the sensitivity and heat transfer of the Unique Plus are absolutely amazing. After some frustrating experiences with the subpar performance of some thicker condoms that we had been reviewing, my wife was elated to get back to the feel and experience of a Unique condom. As soon as she felt me slip inside, she said, "That's what I'm talking about. I forgot how much I loved this brand. It's like there's nothing between us again."
Anyway, that pretty much covers all of the similarities between the Unique Pull and the Unique Plus. So, what's the difference. Well, there are a couple of significant points points.
Whereas the Unique Pull has two pull tabs on the sides (hence the name), these tabs are missing from the Unique Plus. Instead, the Unique Plus has a skirt (for lack of a better term) around the base. This is kind of odd, I'll admit, but it really didn't interfere with anything. I think this difference is really just a matter of personal preference as I really don't mind either setup. I honestly don't know why either one is necessary, but they don't adversely affect anything, so they're both fine with me.
The original Unique Pull is a little under six and three-quarters inches inches long, and the new Unique Plus comes in just shy of seven and a half inches. Also, the base of the Unique Plus is significantly wider. I consider myself to be somewhere between average and large as I seem to be able to get a pretty decent fit out of most standard- and large-sized condoms without many issues. These are no exception. Both the Unique Pull and the Unique Plus fit me without any pinching, squeezing, slipping, or sliding (the bad kind, that is), so I am ecstatic with either one. If you tend to be closer to a standard size, then go with the Unique Pull, but if you're on the larger end of the spectrum, then the Unique Plus is the way to go.
Bottom line: The Unique Plus joins the Unique Pull and the Sagami Original 0.02 as the only three condoms to receive my wife's and my prestigious five-star rating, which is reserved for only the best of the best.
I would definitely use this top-shelf product again...and again...and again...