Review: Holy Trainer V5 Nano Male Chastity Device

Holy Trainer has been making male chastity devices for many years. Their products are knocked off by cheap Chinese imitators. These cheesy products flood the Internet and Amazon. The authentic Holy Trainer devices are worth the cost. The current price for a V5 device is $165. It’s worth it!

The latest version (v5) features a novel lock. It’s fully integrated into the device. Prior versions used the standard “hitch lock” that required inserting a locking pin using the key. The new, integrated lock doesn’t require a key to lock it. You put the device on and press the lock down. It clicks and you are securely locked in. Very cool. This new lock will slow down the Chinese copycats.

About the nano

I tested the v5 Nano. This is the second smallest version. The Nub is the shortest. I used that one in the past. The Nano has a bit more room than I need but seemed like a good choice for this review. My base ring size is 45mm (1-3/4 inches). This is also the most popular base ring size. Remember that the base ring should fit snugly (you should be able to insert one finger between your skin and the ring), but not too tight. If you need to lube in order to wear the base ring comfortably, it’s too small.

The authentic Holy Trainer is made from a special plastic that is derived from plants, not petroleum. It has a fairly low melting point. The manufacturer claims this improves comfort and safety. I believe them. The ring is anatomically shaped. Over the years, this shape has been refined. The current version is very comfortable.

The penis tube has one opening at the end. It’s generously sized but not big enough to encourage mischief. The entire device is sturdy while being very lightweight. Manufacturing quality is excellent. This device is molded, not 3D-printed. That’s important. The molded product has a much smoother finish and is much stronger than the printed products.

The device comes in a strong plastic pouch. Prior versions were packed in a fancy box intended to provide storage when not in use. I never kept it. I keep devices in zip-lock bags. Apparently, a lot of other people do too. The Holy Trainer is made in Switzerland. Shipping is free and very fast. I received mine in just a few days.

Wearing the v5

The first thing I noticed was how easy it was to put on. Every other device I’ve tried is difficult to put on. Attaching the tube to the base ring of most male chastity devices is a struggle, including pinched skin and badly aligned locking mechanisms. The v5 base ring has a wide top that protects tender skin during assembly. The tube slides over the base ring with no fuss or pain. Once the tube is firmly in place, press the lock. It clicks, and you’re locked in. No key is required. I had no problem putting it on.

The first thing I noticed was that I was completely comfortable. The fit is perfect. There was no pinching, and it’s so light I forgot I was wearing it. It’s invisible under clothing. My problem came when I had to pee.

The biggest issue with tube-type cages is that urine gets trapped in them. If you are lucky and the tip of your penis is firmly touching the end of the tube, almost all of the urine will go where you want it. I’m not that lucky. My penis can shrink and find the head halfway down the tube, even with the Nano.

That means my urine stream isn’t going straight out the hole in the tip. It went everywhere. I had to sit on the toilet. After I finished, I had to stay seated to allow the tube to drain. After I got up, I needed to rinse above the device where some urine escaped. It didn’t take long for the device to smell. If I had the Nub (maybe I need to try one), there would have been no mess or bad smell. Even in that situation, an odor will develop over time. That’s the nature of closed tubes. A flexible shower head and liquid soap can let you clean up every day. Even so, the device needs to come off at least every week or two for a more thorough cleaning. This isn’t an issue just with this device. It’s true of all closed tube male chastity devices.

If you prefer a tube rather than a cage, I think the Holy Trainer V5 is the best off-the-shelf choice. There are enough options for most guys to get a very good fit without the time and expense of ordering a custom device. Service is excellent, and the quality of this device is amazing. Best of all, the integrated lock offers the keyholder the ability to give the device to her male and have him lock himself in without ever going near the key. The new click-and-lock system is convenient and secure.

I know it is tempting to buy a cheap knockoff. Don’t do it. Aside from it being unethical, the knockoffs are made from cheap plastic and don’t feel as good as the real thing. I can’t explain it, but the authentic Holy Trainer (This website) feels soft against my skin. It doesn’t feel like plastic. It feels good.

I got the Nano because it is the most popular size. I should think about trying the V5 nub too. That may solve my shrinking penis problem. No matter what size you get, the Holy Trainer is the most comfortable male chastity device I’ve ever tried.

The device I tested was provided to me free of charge for the purpose of this review. We do not receive any commissions or other payments in return for reviews or sales of products we link to our posts.

9 Comments

  1. In the past you spoke fondly of the Evotion Orion. It sounds like you like this much better. I’ve been trying the Orion but have some issues that probably would be resolved with a minor change to the shaft piece. Given the cost of making changes, it sounds like I should pay a couple bucks more and just go with the HT5.

    1. Author

      I like the Evotion Orion, but had trouble getting a sore where the retaining ring for the head rubbed. I can’t figure out why. The device is very comfortable. The Holy Trainer is much more comfortable, but causes me a problem peeing. That’s not the device’s fault. It’s due to my penis shrinking at times and pulling back from the opening in the front. I imagine the Nub would cure that. The HT is without a doubt the most comfortable device I’ve ever worn.

    2. Hi Lion, I have been away from your blog for a while, glad I looked now, Mrs Phoenix said it was time we got a new device so will probably give this a try plus we both liked the look of the locking system , I’ll go for the nub for the same reason as you stated, the blog is still as good as ever by the way.

      1. Author

        I’m glad you’re back. I’m sure you will like your new Nub.

  2. So last month I Said order the HTV5 plus the 1st time from Holytrainer so it my 1week completed and many more to come so my review from 1st time wearer Do have the HTV3 Nub reslin ring and cage from eBay 4 rings set, so my comparison to each
    1 HTV3 Nub comfortable with the 50mm ring but the last couple weeks come down to 45mm to prepare myself to v5 because to order 45mn ring and Namo as cage and stated in Lions blog myself the same problems urine but just the 1 hole compare to Namo with 3 allowing more urine tobe empty and bit more air and Namo covers the pa hole too
    2 HTV3 ring are more a single thickness HTV3 1cm dia HTv5 1.7cm dia HTv5 is in same as v4 , looking at locking mechanism v3.4 are keyblock with my V3 the 2ends do spray out a little when erection happen to forward movement and brass lock takes all the force .
    V5 with click and lock the lock is more centred plush down and it lock to release key turn to unlock great design .
    If I was going to the Nub then it a 50mm ring but a this stage Namo and 45mm is a good combination .
    All of my stainless are 45 mm rings and comfortable to wearing and are open cages hygiene is the Number 1 for me Namo and Nub a little bit more to unlock for cleaning and do have a handheld shower head but still the unlocking for a full clean is up there.

  3. So other than the new lock, are there any other differences between the HT5 and the HT4?

    1. Author

      The lock is the most obvious improvement. They also adjusted the fit a bit too. I don’t think that change is big enough to go from v4 to v5 if you are comfortable in your v4. I liked the way the v5 felt compared with my older v4.

  4. So just a update to the v5 so the 45mm ring was too tight still so order 55mm and nub because the ring of the V5 1. 7mm wide is a significant difference for me compared to V3 as to the single ring. So, explain to Mrs. Why not locked in the V5 45mm ring set so back in the V3 and the new V5 55mm ring and the Nub arrive in September Then Mrs. can have her choice to Nub or Namo over time I downsize to the 45mm ring love the click and lock Mrs. She will love it too push down and you locked husband

    1. Author

      Good luck in your new Nub. V3 is considerably different from V5 (and V4). I’ve had no problem with the 45mm ring.

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