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Moldex Pura-Fit

*Est. $30 for 200 pairs
Reviewed
May 2013
by ConsumerSearch
Moldex Pura-Fit

Pros
  • Great noise reduction
  • Comfortable
  • Inexpensive
Cons
  • Too long for some
  • Disposable
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Bottom Line

Moldex Pura-Fit earplugs perform well and are often among motorcycle enthusiasts' top picks for earplugs enthusiasts because of their high, 33 decibel (dB) noise reduction rating (NRR). They are easy to insert and work well for other activities, including sleep. Most reviewers find Pura-Fit earplugs comfortable, but the earplugs are longer than average, which can make for an uncomfortable fit, especially if you have small ears.

Performance

Controls noise well. Moldex Pura-Fit earplugs have a high NRR of 33dB, and according to "Rick K." at WebBikeWorld.com, they "do an excellent job of controlling noise" Users on Amazon.com and EarPlugStore.com agree that the Moldex Pura-Fit blocks noise effectively, and one believes it does so better than other earplugs with high NRRs.

They get good reviews for a variety of situations where earplugs are called for, including motorcycling, shooting and working with loud tools, in addition to blocking the sound of snoring.

Comfort/feel

Comfortable, but long. Most reviewers, including Obairlann.net and WebBikeWorld.com agree Moldex Pura-Fit earplugs are soft and comfortable to wear. However, they are reported to be longer than most, which some say make them more effective at noise reduction, but others say makes them difficult to insert. The general consensus is they are probably not the best choice for small ears.

Value

Inexpensive but disposable. At $30 for 200 pairs, Moldex Pura-Fit earplugs are slightly cheaper than comparable earplugs. Users say that most foam earplugs can be cleaned and reused a few times before disposing of them, but if you use earplugs consistently, the cost can add up.

Where To Buy
Moldex 6800 Pura-Fit Disposable Ear Plugs - Green (Box of 200)

 (65 reviews)
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Our Sources

1. Amazon.com

Review Credibility: Very Good Moldex Pura-Fit earplugs earn an overall 4.8 out of 5 star rating in more than 60 reviews spread out over 2 package options. Users say Pura-Fits are comfortable and have good noise attenuation; one thinks they're better than Howard Leight Max earplugs. Pura-Fits are used successfully in a variety of situations, including motorcycling, sleeping and woodworking. The most common complaint is that the earplugs are too long and don't fit well in small ears.

Review: Moldex Pura-Fit 6800, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of May 2013

2. EarPlugStore.com

Review Credibility: Very Good EarPlugStore.com is an online retailer dedicated solely to earplugs and hearing protection. There are fewer user reviews here than on Amazon.com, but the users are knowledgeable about earplugs and have often tried multiple types. The handful of reviewers gives the Moldex Pura-Fit earplugs a perfect 5 out of 5 stars, saying they are the easiest to insert reliably, are comfortable and block noise very well. These customers use the Pura-Fits mainly for sleeping and motorcycling.

Review: Moldex Pura-Fit, Contributors to EarPlugStore.com, As of May 2013

3. Obairlann.net

Review Credibility: Very Good Motorcycle enthusiast Ian Johnston rates 13 brands of earplugs according to four criteria: packaging, expansion speed, pressure and comfort. He does not rate them on noise reduction, saying that they are all well-rated plugs for noise reduction, and comfort is more important for users. His top-rated brand is Moldex Pura-Fit because it comes in individual packages and is comfortable. He also likes the length of these earplugs because it helps him to place them deeper for a better seal. Despite the Pura-Fit topping his ranking system, his personal choice is the Howard Leight Max.

Review: Earplug Survey, Ian Johnston, June 21, 2011

4. Motorcycle.com

Review Credibility: Very Good Motorcycle enthusiast "Cheesebeast" clearly has tried a lot of earplugs; this article lists the pros and cons of 23 brands. Howard Leight Max is the number one pick, and Moldex Pura-Fit comes in eighth. He had a difficult time inserting the Pura-Fit earplugs because of a combination of their length and softness. He notes that he didn't thoroughly evaluate these earplugs, as it was raining at the time.

Review: Noise: A MO Investigation, "Cheesebeast", Oct. 14, 2006

5. webBikeWorld

Review Credibility: Good Motorcycle enthusiast "Rick K." tries out six different brands of earplugs and reports his impressions. His top choice is the Moldex Pura-Fit, which does "a great job of attenuating noise," has an NRR of 32 and costs only about 10 cents per pair. E-A-R EarSoft Grippers are the only earplug that he likes as much as the Moldex Pura-Fit.

Review: Motorcycle Ear Plug Review, "Rick K.", Not dated

6. webBikeWorld

Review Credibility: Good In this second write-up, "Rick K." tests 20 different earplugs and details the pros and cons of each. He evaluates the earplugs based on effectiveness, size, comfort and ease of insertion. His earplugs of choice are the Moldex Pura-Fit because they are comfortable, fairly easy to insert and "do an excellent job of controlling noise." Most of the earplugs he reviews perform well, but he notes that their efficacy will vary depending upon the shape of your ear and how well the earplugs fit in them.

Review: Lucy Dell Ear Plug Assortment, "Rick K.", Not dated

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