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The Best Earmuffs and Ear Warmers on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ‘em) products and single out the most convincing. While we’ve written extensively about the products that make winter that much cozier — like electric blankets, space heaters, towel warmers, and slippers for men and women — here we’re rounding up the best earmuffs and ear warmers you can find on Amazon. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

The Best Adjustable Unisex Fleece Earmuffs

Metog Unisex Foldable Earmuffs
$12 at Amazon

4.2 stars, 455 reviews

“These earmuffs were a great purchase! I needed to get a new pair of earmuffs to replace the lost one, and after some searching around online, I decided that these would serve the purpose and function the same as the way overpriced ones. I was a bit skeptical on the folding capability, as some reviewers mentioned that they had trouble folding these earmuffs. I did not have such problems. They folded just fine for me, and fits perfectly into my coat pockets. Also, I really like the adjustable band. The fuzzy inside lining feels really nice and SOFT! In my opinion, the fuzzy lining keeps my ears warmer than the old earmuffs I had, which were the more expensive 180s. Overall, I couldn’t be happier about the quality and function of these earmuffs, especially considering its affordability.”

The Best Nonadjustable Unisex Fleece Earmuffs

Tough Headwear Fleece Earmuffs
$10 at Amazon

4 stars, 502 reviews

“Furry warmth on the inside, short fleece on the outside, these are nice, cozy earmuffs. I’m a smaller woman and they fit me great. There is an angle to the ear pads, which helps them fit your head, and this means you need to wear them right-side up. I wonder if some unhappy reviewers didn’t know this. They do stay on without slipping and are not so tight as to give you a headache. Very comfortable.”

The Best Oversize Unisex Earmuffs

HIG Ear Warmer Unisex Classic
$7 at Amazon

4.5 stars, 403 reviews

“I’ve only had these for a day now, but so far they’re fantastic and exactly what I was looking for. They fit snugly on my head and go great with my winter face mask! Not to mention that I don’t have to look like a little kid with huge earmuffs on my head! Keep my ears warm while staying fashionable and an overall great product at a great price!”

The Best Faux-Fur Unisex Earmuffs

Simplicity Unisex Outdoor Earmuffs
$12 at Amazon

4.4 stars, 165 reviews

“I love my earmuffs. I’ve never worn earmuffs, so I can’t compare these to any others. I can tell you they are comfortable, as they are large enough to cover your entire ear plus. The ‘fur’ is very soft. The headband is comfortable and roomy. Described as foldable. Pretty shade of gray. I’ve used mine every day, so they are holding up well. Worthwhile purchase.”

The Best Quilted Earmuffs for Women

180s Women’s Keystone Earmuffs
$25 at Amazon

4.3 stars, 252 reviews

“This is my second pair of 180s, and I depend on the first pair so much in the winter that I wanted another on hand in the event the first pair wear out or I lose them. They fit as nice as my original pair, and the material this time around is a bit more stylish. Love the overall fit and ear protection and the fitting mechanism on the back of the 180s. They have good coverage around the ear that blocks the cold and wind when I go on my walks. I’ve worn my original pair over and over again, stretching them to fit me perfectly, and they have not broken … good as new.”

The Best Shearling Earmuffs for Women

UGG Women’s Logo Shearling Earmuffs
$65 at Amazon

4.3 stars, 130 reviews

“I bought the earmuffs for myself for Christmas! They’re warm, great-fitting, and fun to wear, but I’m careful with them since they have to be dry-cleaned using leather methods. We’ve had a rough winter here in Minnesota this year, and they have done the job of keeping my ears warm just beautifully.”

The Best Down-Filled Earmuffs for Women

180s Women’s Down Filled Earmuffs
$25 at Amazon

4.3 stars, 189 reviews

“I love them. My ears are super sensitive due to frostbite, so I’m always searching for something to cover my ears. Wore them today at eight degrees and they were amazing, fit well, and they are my new go-to item.”

The Best Down-Filled Earmuffs for Men

180s Down Ear Warmers for Men
$16 at Amazon

4.4 stars, 175 reviews

“Fits perfect! Super comfortable and warm. So good they were stolen haha. On the super-cold negative and windy days, some coldness gets through, but that was expected since they are somewhat breathable and don’t make you feel gross. I would 1,000 percent recommend this product. Great product even approaching zero degrees Fahrenheit.”

The Best Bandless Fleece Ear Warmers

Sprigs Earbags Bandless Ear Warmers
starting at $11 at Amazon

4.3 stars, 1,044 reviews

“Love these Earbags! I walk all year, and in the winter, need to keep my ears warm. I’ve tried headbands and earmuffs; headbands give me a headache, and if I wear earmuffs, I can’t wear a hat, too, which is often necessary. Earbags solve my ‘issues’ — they fit under my hat on very cold days and, of course, are a good solution just by themselves. And as others have mentioned, they don’t ‘ruin’ my hair!”

The Best Wrap-Around Fleece Head Warmer

Fleece Ear Warmers/Headband
$10 at Amazon

4.6 stars, 486 reviews

“I ordered this on Wednesday, it arrived Friday as expected and the weather for the weekend was going to be a high of 15 degrees where I live, and I needed something to cover my ears as I ran. Never tried a headband before, so wasn’t sure what I was getting. This fit perfect for me, looked great, and I felt great with my earbuds in as well. My ears stayed warm the entire five miles, and the outside was frosted from me sweating. I highly recommend this headband.”

The Best Velcro-Fit Fleece Head Warmer

HIG Ear Warmers
$9 at Amazon

4.9 stars, 146 reviews

“I was amazed at the quality of these ear warmers. Ear warmers can be uncomfortable and lack style. These ear warmers look really cute on my daughter over her hair or under it. However, they are neutral enough for my son to wear. The fleece fabric is strong and warm. They have the quality of the expensive brands, but are priced like the ones you find at Walmart or other retailers. I would recommend these to anyone and everyone, whether it be for very cold and snowy areas or kept on hand for a windy day.”

The Best Ponytail-Fitted Head Warmer

Trailheads Ponytail Headband
$16 at Amazon

4.5 stars, 246 reviews

“The fit is incredibly comfortable; it stays in place. Love it. Very simply constructed: just one layer of stretchy fabric, seamed in center back at ponytail opening, and all edges turned under. The contour is just right. Fuzzy fleece on the inside; smooth like tights on the outside. I’ll wear this a lot during spring and fall; it’s a new favorite. Pricey for what it is, but just right for its purpose.”

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The Best Earmuffs, According to Amazon Reviews