23 February 1996

Maintain your cool in peace and quiet

FOR those already gearing up for summer, a Hants-based firm is now selling "cool" ear protectors.

Aimed at enhancing comfort rather than "street cred", the Bilsom 737 earmuffs use special liquid-filled cushions which take heat away from the ear when worn in hot conditions.

To further increase the cooling effect, Bilsom also offers disposable cool pads. These are claimed to be capable of absorbing 15 times their own weight of water.

Like other Bilsom muffs, the 737 incorporates "quick click" adjustment of muff position and a self-aligning headband. Price of the 737 muff is £10-31 (01256-703581).