As an avid hunter, it didn't take me long to understand the importance of hearing protection. While hunting, I rely on my sense of sound just as much as I do my eyesight. Locating turkeys, for example, would be a lot more difficult if I wasn't able to hear what direction they were gobbling in the distance! Plus, sighting in my rifles and patterning my shotguns would be a big headache (literally) if I didn't protect my hearing. One of the most important pieces of gear a hunter and/or shooter should have is some form of hearing protection. The Impact Sport Color Earmuffs by Howard Leight by Honeywell are a great option, not only for hunters like myself, but for those involved in shooting sports as well. They are electronic earmuffs, so they are doing more than just putting a barrier between your ears and harmful noise. They protect a shooters' hearing by reducing harmful sounds, like gunfire, and actually amplify low-level sounds, like conversation, so you'll be able to communicate better in a shooting environment. I put these earmuffs to the test while patterning my shotgun for the upcoming turkey season and had a great experience with them. While shooting I did notice a great decrease in the sound of the shotgun, and I was able to carry on a conversation easily between shots, without having to yell or ask my husband to repeat what he said. They worked exactly as advertised! The earcups adjusted easily and had a good, comfortable fit. They can also be folded, making them more convenient for storage or travel.
Earmuffs can be folded for more convenient storage and travel.
Aside from the hearing protection abilities and the fit, one of my favorite features on the Impact Sport Earmuffs is the built-in AUX jack that allows you to connect it to your smartphone or MP3 player so you can listen to music between shooting!
Here are some more of the great features on the Impact Sport Color Earmuffs: -Noise Reduction Rating 22 db -Battery life of up to 350 hours -Automatic 4-hour shut-off that extends battery life -Convenient folding design for easy storage -Single knob control for on/off and volume -Air Flow Control Technology -Black leatherette headband -2 AAA Bateries included -Available in Teal (shown above), Purple and Pink! I know from my own experience that women love to have options. We love for our hunting gear to be customized to suit our own personal tastes, without sacrificing quality. The Impact Sport Color Earmuffs allow us to have just that and definitely make hearing protection more fun! These retail for about $59.99 at Cabelas
By Andrea Haas