180s American Wool Ear Muffs: Cozy Cranial Cavities
When winter strikes and cold weather becomes the norm, layers, sweaters, and winter coats come out to play. We know to protect our bodies with coats and our necks with scarves, but what about our ears? Ear warmers are a critical item for keeping your ears warm during cold weather or while skiing, running, and more. Recently, I tested the 180s American Wool Ear Muffs in the Pacific Northwest winter and walked away from a huge fan and with a newfound love of earmuffs.
Generally, I’m more of a knit headband of a beanie gal; I need something that stays put while I’m out skiing, running, rock climbing, coaching, or hiking. With that in mind, I never truly gave earmuffs a chance. The 180s American Wool behind-the-ear ear warmers are a warm, comfortable ear muff that boasts a low profile and an easy-to-use click-to-fit frame. The behind-the-ear design saves you from hat hair and stays low profile for everyday wear.
Testing & Review: Impressive Warmth and Staying Power
I tried out these 180s American Wool ear-warmers for runs, skiing, and other activities. The Sherpa fleece lining with Primaloft and wool shell makes this product so incredibly warm that my ears often overheated, which speaks volumes to the warming ability loaded into such a small package. This product was best for sledding in the snow and walks or more tame days out in the cold. Most winter days where I live are in the low 40s and rainy; most testing occurred in this climate.
I also wore them on snowy Mount Hood, where the temperature was in the 20s. There I used them while walking around the historic Timberline Lodge and sledding down a hill. I have a lot of hair, and when it was down, it was hard even to see the ear warmers frame, which meant they were secure against my head. Even when flying off the sled after hitting a bump, these earmuffs only slightly moved. I was genuinely impressed by their staying power, which is enhanced by the snap-to-fit band that adjusts by either pulling or pushing on the band.
Collapsible and Portable
One of the best features of the 180s is portability. The earmuffs collapsed easily, which made them compact and easy to take anywhere. The ear-warmers ended up in pockets, the side of the car door, a car center console, and a backpack or two. The earpieces stack in front of the band and allow them to tuck down compactly enough to anywhere, including an already full bag.
180s American Wool Ear Muffs Buy
To purchase the 180s American Wool Winter Ear Muffs, hit the button below, where you can get a pair in seven different colors.
My favorite style was the brown wool herringbone; I found it matched well with my outfits, and I enjoyed the herringbone pattern as it was discreet while remaining classically stylish. These ear warmers boast an MSRP of $35, but you can often find them for less through 180s partners.