We have a pair of SurfEars 3.0 Ear Plugs in for review at Unsponsored.

SurfEars 3.0 Ear Plugs - First Look
SurfEars 3.0 Ear Plugs – First Look

They arrived in this case. It has a magnetic clasp to keep it shut.

SurfEars 3.0 Ear Plugs - First Look
SurfEars 3.0 Ear Plugs – First Look

Inside are the ear plugs, various different sizes of parts so the plugs can be customised, and the leash.

SurfEars 3.0 Ear Plugs - First Look
SurfEars 3.0 Ear Plugs - First Look
SurfEars 3.0 Ear Plugs - First Look
Case drainage holes.

If you spend a lot of time getting wet in cold climates then you need to know about surfers ear.

The design of these plugs is not hugely different from the kind of audio ear pods that are designed to stay put in your ears during exercise. Initial dry land testing has shown that they feel the same (to me) as well. They certainly stay in place when running or jumping around, so I am keen to get them out onto the water.

SurfEars 3.0 Ear Plugs - First Look

The idea of SurfEars 3.0 ear plugs is that it keep water and cold wind out of your ear but lets sound in. This is pretty critical if you intend to use them on crowded beach breaks or indeed anywhere else where clear communication is a must.

SurfEars 3.0 Ear Plugs - First Look
Plug detail. Blue = right, Red = left.

When I first put them in I needed to check if they were sitting correctly as I could still hear the traffic going by and some conversations down the street. I was genuinely surprised.

We’ll be back in a few weeks with a full review and comparison against some of the other options out there.

In the meantime you can find out more about the company here.