I have been using Radians products for more years than I am going to admit to in writing. Many years ago I was suffering from an inner ear problem, and I couldn’t be around shooting without being in pain. My husband bought me my first set of electronic earmuffs at that time, they were my first Radians. I was so impressed, I was like a little kid running around telling everyone who would listen how thrilled I was with my hearing protection. Many of the shooters I was bragging to, had never had a pair of electronic earmuffs, and couldn’t understand how you could hear better, but not blow out your eardrums when shooting, while wearing them. But, they all went out and bought the same earmuffs I had, after using mine for just a little while! They became believers!
Now we return to the present, and I am still running around telling everyone how great they are! I still have my original pair, and they still work great, but I have added to that one over the years.
The Hunter’s Ears model has to be the best all around model I have used. They feature the dual independently controlled microphones which enhance and amplify sound, while they automatically compress the harmful sudden noise from a muzzle blast. Like all of the Radians earmuffs, they can be folded very compactly for protection of the unit and ease of storage. They are comfortable to wear, with lots of adjustment for different sized heads. I tend to forget I even have them on!
The Prowl Ears model is a behind the ear version that still has the amplification and compression features. These are extremely small and easy to transport and pack. The package includes 2 units and will work both in the woods or on the job. Wearing this model, you can easily wear a hat or head band for warmth.
My new favorite pair is the Enhance Ear! The are a very small design that fits comfortably and securely into your ear. Like the other electronic hearing protection that Radians offers, these can do the double duty of sound application and harmful sound compression. These do the job of their bigger brothers, while leaving you the freedom of hats, headband and eye glasses without any conflicting. I wore these the entire time I was hog hunting in Alabama recently. They made hearing the faint hog noises much easier, while of course not doing any damage to my hearing from my shots! Plus no extra weight to carry around with you! These will be going to South Africa with me in a couple of months. I need to watch what I pack because of weight, and these don’t weigh enough to make any difference in my luggage, but they will definitely make a difference when we are sighting in our rifles and hunting!
For my grandchildren, I am loving the new Women and Youth models! They now offer a Pink Pro-Amp model, which of course is pink. They feature the dual independent microphones which amplifies your normal conversations while keeping the harmful impulse noises to a safe level. The headband is padded with a moisture wicking material. These are designed for the smaller heads that we women tend to have. My granddaughters have been fighting over this pair, so I will probably be adding another into our collection!
There are several combination packs that are offered for Women and Youth. There is a T-71P/MP22C that pairs the performance shooting glasses with the slim design passive earmuffs. This combo comes in pink, with the shooting glasses having tasteful accents in pink. These earmuffs have a Noise Reduction Rating (NNR) of 22.
There is also the True Jr. Combo kit, which has the silver colored True Jr. Earmuuffs designed specifically for the younger shooter. These are passive, and have a NNR of 21. This kit also includes the youth model shooting glasses, with 3 interchangeable lens colors.
My grandchildren shoot often with us, so it is important to have eye and hearing protection that not only fits correctly, but also protects their delicate ears and eyes. These models fit the bill, and also require no batteries! We used to let them use our electronic versions, and we would have to purchase new batteries absolutely every time we used them. The kids would inevitably leave the microphones turned on, even after they were done wearing them. These passive models are perfect for the kids that would forget.
Radians manufactures for several different companies, including Remington. They have also came out with a complete line of Michael Waddell’s Bone Collector shooting glasses and hearing protection. Fashionable and functional performance!
I use my hearing protection for every situation. They go from shooting and hunting to cutting firewood and running other equipment. The next time you are in the market for a new set of hearing protection, look for the Radians name, you will not be disappointed! They have a hearing protection for every application and budget!
These products can be purchased at Cabelas, Bass Pro, Gander Mountain, Sears, Amazon and many other retailers. They range in price from $15.99 for the Low Set Ear Muffs to around $100 for the Hunter’s Ear model. And the best part…They are Made in the USA!!
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