Recently I received a set of Ready Up Gear “Roger 22” Electronic Ear Muffs and Softseal Gel Ear Pads to go along with them. As someone who has worn electronic ear protection (both in ear and muffs) for as long as I can remember, I was really looking forward to testing a new model.
Out of the box, the Roger 22 Electronic Ear Muffs appear to be well made. The power/volume control has a dial and is very easy to use as opposed to having buttons like other brands. On one side, there is an AUX input jack to plug in a compatible audio device. There are omnidirectional microphones on each of the muffs and a padded adjustable headband that makes sizing with or without a hat pretty easy. The stock ear pads that come with the muffs were very stiff and uncomfortable to wear for any length of time. As a firearms instructor, wearing ear protection for long periods of time during the day is just part of the job. Once I installed the Softseal Gel Ear pads that were sent to me as well, these became very comfortable for all day use.
I teach at both indoor and outdoor ranges so I was able to test out the Ready Up Electronic Ear Muffs in both environments.
On the outdoor range, the Roger 22 performed as they should. I was able to have conversations with both students and other instructors with no issues and when the gunfire started, my hearing was protected by the electronic auditory cutoff.
The indoor range did not fair as well for the Roger 22 in my opinion. I felt the cutoff wasn’t effective enough and I was hearing too much of the gunshots and feeling the concussion in my head. I then switched to a different pair of electronic ear muffs that I have used both indoor and outdoor for years just to compare, since I normally wear in-ear protection most of the time. Unfortunately, the Roger 22 was definitely inferior to my other name brand muffs. I would only use them indoors again if I also used a set of foam plugs as well.
I really like the low-profile of the Roger 22 Ear Muffs. I ran through a rifle training/qualification with the Roger 22 and unlike other electronic ear muffs, these didn’t get in the way or make me have to alter my shooting platform from any position. To me, that is a very important thing to keep in mind when selecting gear.
In conclusion, the Roger 22 Electronic Ear Muffs from Ready Up Gear seem to be a solid product for outdoor range use. The price is definitely right at $39.99 and can be purchased on their website: https://readyupgear.com/product/roger-22-electronic-ear-muffs/
The SoftSeal Gel Ear Pads sell for $29.99 on the website as well: https://readyupgear.com/product/softseal-gel-ear-pads-for-howard-leight-roger-22-ear-muffs/
From the Ready Up website:
Say hello to your new pair of Electronic Ear Muffs. Get all the features and comfort without the heavy price tag.
These Ear Muffs are designed for shooting with a strong NRR of 22dB. Take advantage of the latest technology in sound amplification and noise reduction.
Built for comfort, these muffs include a padded headband, padded ear pads, and adjustable tension.
To personalize the muffs for you, purchase any aftermarket gel or preferred ear pads that are marked compatible with Howard Leight muffs and they will fit in the Roger 22 muffs.
Low profile means these muffs don’t get in the way when running long guns and they fold up to an impressively compact package for storage.
Auxiliary audio input (3.5mm jack) means you can pull in audio from a mp3 player, shot timer, or camera to protect your ears while still hearing what you need to hear.
Package includes Box, Muffs, Instructions, and 40″ auxiliary audio cable.
1 Year Limited Warranty Included
- NRR: 22dB
- SNR 27dB
- Battery: 2AAA
- Certification: CE,ANSI
- Sound Activated Compression: 0.01s Reaction Time
- Two Hi-Gain Omnidirectional Microphones
- Snap-in Replaceable Ear Pads Compatible with Howard Leight Pads
I received this product as a courtesy from the manufacturer via Spotter Up so I could test it and give my honest feedback. I am not bound by any written, verbal, or implied contract to give this product a good review. All opinions are my own and are based off my personal experience with the product.
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