I’ve been using Smiley nose plugs for longer than I care to remember and have never moved away from them. I am a firm believer in the use of nose plugs and each of my helmets has (had) a Smiley nose plug attached and they have served me well. However that may have just changed with the arrival of these new nose plugs from Three Waves.
A couple of weeks ago I was kindly sent a pair of ThreeWaves nose clips from Germany.
Perfect fit and high wearing comfort combined with quality materials and a stylish appearance. three waves produced in Franconia / Germany nose clips with high quality standards which leave neither the torrential still play the role or spot training in the lurch.
… the three waves nose clip stays where it belongs … on the nose!
o Double lacquered flexible metal bracket for individual adjustment to the nose.
o Molded from high-quality silicone pads by dermatologically harmless silicone for very long life with application-specific use.
o Our use of silicone is hydrophobic, or water-repellent and thus displaces the water film between the silicone pad and skin, resulting in a perfect fit.
o The silicone pads on the nose contact surfaces are roughened and equipped with mini suction cups.
o Very comfortable to wear even over several hours due to the anatomically shaped silicone pads.
o Tear-resistant and high quality 24 cm long polyester lanyard for secure attachment.
o Can be put on and adjust with one hand.
o Ideal for whitewater rodeo, Eskimo animals, kayak polo, sea kayaking, etc.
o Absolutely impervious to salt water, chlorine, perspiration.
o three waves nose clips are handmade in Franconia / Germany.
o Only 6.5 grams.
First things first they are more expensive than Smileys or similar at around £15. Now that shouldn’t put you off as the features, fit and function of the Three Waves plugs is far better.
I have really been so impressed by the quality, feel and performance of these nose plugs that I feel that the price is justified. My Smiley nose plugs have been removed and the Threewaves plugs have taken there place. Through the back end of what has been a pretty warm summer I have found that the plugs stay put even on a nose that is wet from the river/sea, covered in sun block or just simply sweaty.
The plugs leash has a system that doesn’t include a metal clasp, this seems a minor point but I have found that over time the system used on the Smileys can corrode.
The nose clips are available in purple, orange, lime-green and anthracite and as I believe they are that good Unsponsored through the Unsponsored HQ will be bringing them to the UK.
Update: I have a limited number of Threewaves nose plugs available for sale. Email phil@ unsponsored.co dot uk