Unlike ear plugs and headphones, Wind-Blox only block the wind noise, allowing you to hear approaching traffic, nature and fellow cyclists. Decibel meter tests show absolutely no discernible reduction in desired sounds–while significantly reducing wind noise.
The quick bi-directional hook and loop closure takes seconds to mount to either side of your helmet. You don’t have to disassemble your helmet straps to install. They are durable, easy wash and dry, they don’t come unglued, fray or matt.
In addition, they can reduce cold wind-induced ear aches, are excellent for hearing aid wearers, have US-based support, and include reflective lettering to increase night visibility.
We recently received some wind blox products to checkout. We were impressed by them all.
If you ride bicycles then these are the products for you. They work and work well.
They keep your ears protected and stop most wind noise too, and where it is windy like here in the Las Vegas Area they keep your ears warm in the winter and not sunburned in the summer too.
Wind noise has long been an annoyance when riding a bike and can also be a safety issue when it comes to hearing approaching automobiles. Now there is a new product called Wind Blox, designed to help reduce wind noise, allowing a cyclist to hear better while riding. After a successful Kickstarter campaign in the Fall of 2013, this product is now available to everyone. Check it out!
“I was able to hear cars approaching from behind much sooner because of the greatly reduced wind noise that Wind Blox provide”
I felt as if I were able to discern cars approaching sooner and to hear some of the other city sounds that get drowned out by the wind.
They do what they say, reduce the wind. I lifted them away from my ear and I could definitely tell the difference. I could hear my music more easily and hear my friends conversation. Obviously if there is a cross wind they are not effective. I wear my strap pretty tight, so they are a little snug fit, and slightly uncomfortable. However, you get used to it. My friend wears his straps more lose but he tells me that the product still works well. Overall very happy with them. — Jane Dean
I wear hearing aids that are set up to alleviate moderate hearing loss. Wind noise is always bothersome to the point where walking into a headwind is unpleasant. I installed this product as directed. This was a very easy process. I just had to lengthen the head strap that lies in front of my ears. This led to minor adjustments to the straps behind my ears and under my chin. From start to finish installing the two wind-blockers took less than four or five minutes. Comfort was fine too. After two or three minutes I didn’t feel them at all. I bought these via Amazon because I knew I could return them with no questions asked. They are not going back! I took a ride this morning that included a downhill runs where I easily spend a three or four minutes above 30 mph. I did not need to increase volume because there was no wind noise. I did hear my wheels on the blacktop. I also heard barking dogs and people saying hello as I passed. I heard the ice cubes in my water bottle clattering around. Wind noise was almost completely eliminated. When I passed 35 mph I did hear some very moderate wind noise. So little that I didn’t need to up the volume. These things really work well. The key to being happy with this product is all in the installation. Read the instructions and follow them. I adjusted my front helmet straps so that the wind-blocks were just in front of my ear. They conformed to my face perfectly and directed the air away from my ears. Build quality is excellent. These should last for years! — Bob L
These work great for me. I have a Garneau Raid helmet and a small-medium head. With the way the helmet fits me, the Wind-Blox is a bit longer than the strap, but I was still able to attach it. My helmet is actually a little more comfortable and fits more snugly with these attached. They do not block 100% of wind noise, but they eliminate the worst noise, the high-pitched wind that seems to go directly into your ear canal. With these, the wind sounds more distant and more like a hum. I wear earbuds while riding on a bike trail, and the Wind-Blox make it much easier to hear the audio. This allows me to turn the volume down considerably, so now I can also hear external sounds better. The materials seem to be very sturdy and top-quality. The velcro is strong and the outside feels like soft neoprene. — TSB224
We’ve covered Wind-Blox before, and been surprised by the results. If you’re sick of getting freaked out by people whiffling past you without warning, Wind-Blox can help. These seemingly simple strap covers velcro in place in front of your ears to reduce wind noise at speed. This, in turn, lets you hear much, much more of what’s going on around you and behind you. The refined Wind-Blox Pro edition is a slimmer design than previous iterations, and doesn’t interrupt the clean lines of your helmet strap as much. In testing, they work a little better than the original Wind-Blox too, especially when you’re moving pretty fast down the road. — Bek SLOCyclist.com
If you cycle, especially if you cycle around traffic where hearing is crucial to your safety, I would consider spending a few bucks on Wind Blox to improve rides. — Sarah McMullin SimplyFitandClean.com