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I found this review here; http://obairlann.net/reaper/motorcycle/reviews/earplugs/

I've been trying a lot of different types and brands, and until I read this article, I'd decided that the 3M 1100's were the best fit for me, especially in my right ear. Every pair I tried would leak in my right ear. Glad I'm not the only one with this problem ;)

The only place I've found in Vancouver that caries the 3M 1100's so far is Acklands-Grainger and here is a link to all their locations in the Lower Mainland. Current price is $30.85 for a box of 200 pairs.

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whew! what a relief this is about earplugs. for some reason with you two posting in here when i saw the thread title i thought this was going to be about buttplugs.
 

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Best earplugs I've come across were a pair of "construction" earplugs that I picked up for about ~$5 at a chain hardware store in Washington. Yellow, reusable earplugs with a blue cable tying them together. Good for ~33db. Worked awesome. Too bad I lost them! Will have to pick up a few more pairs next time I'm down there!
 

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Those 3m plugs from AG are great. squish em and shove em in. 1 set is good for a whole day of riding. they are cheap and easy to carry on long trips. if yer really cheap you can wash them with ur clothes and they are as good as new. I use them every day at work.
 

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http://www.canadiantire.ca/browse/product_detail.jsp;jsessionid=LpkZbfGWRDLxLdK87CRGK2Bvvgydph9R6gZXfs7Pb7jn8qD7HxFT!1202778391?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524443276982&bmUID=1268687930008

My wife and I go through 2-3 boxes a season. $20 a box, put a bunch in a little plastic tupperware box, throw it in the tank bag/under the seat and good to go. If we're riding all day we might go through 2-3 pairs each. Feels good to put a new pair in versus a slimed up one (since I have slimy dirty ears)

EDIT - Stupid Canadian Tire, I don't know how to link to the box of earplugs http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/browse/6/Tools/SafetyProducts/HearingProtection.jsp
 

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Best earplugs I've come across were a pair of "construction" earplugs that I picked up for about ~$5 at a chain hardware store in Washington. Yellow, reusable earplugs with a blue cable tying them together. Good for ~33db. Worked awesome. Too bad I lost them! Will have to pick up a few more pairs next time I'm down there!
Oh sweet, canadian tire has the ear plugs I was talking about: http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/browse/6/Tools/SafetyProducts/HearingProtection/PRDOVR~0550003P/Reusable%2BCorded%2BEarplugs.jsp

//edit - hmm, only 21db...
 

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I use the Laser Lite ones ....... bright yellow/hot pink in color. Great for dB decrease, comfortable and once you give them a quick lick (I know, it sounds gross) they slide in nice and deep. I wear them sleeping after a night shift as well.

The old hangar I worked at had them and it seems I still have quite a few left in my toolbox. Acklands Grainger sells them as well.
 

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I use Earbuddies MusicSafe Pros. Great for biking and concerts (and the Shark Club...)!

Made of silicone, you can wash them when they get grubby and they have 3 different filters depending on noise level (high filters are good for riding behind BC-Lefty :thumbup )

http://www.earbuddies.ca/
 

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The only thing worthy of being sticky is those wax covered plugs after too many uses.

Good to know though.....I use the DePlug 77200's, look damn near identical to the 3M plugs.

http://www.northernsafety.ca/catalogue/hearing_protection/disposable_ear_plugs/deplug_ear_plugs

http://www.baileysonline.com/itemdetail.asp?item=35675 BX
Unfortunately I had the same issue with the pair you gave me. Too small for my oversized right ear hole :(

http://www.canadiantire.ca/browse/product_detail.jsp;jsessionid=LpkZbfGWRDLxLdK87CRGK2Bvvgydph9R6gZXfs7Pb7jn8qD7HxFT!1202778391?PRODUCT<>prd_id=845524443276982&bmUID=1268687930008

My wife and I go through 2-3 boxes a season. $20 a box, put a bunch in a little plastic tupperware box, throw it in the tank bag/under the seat and good to go. If we're riding all day we might go through 2-3 pairs each. Feels good to put a new pair in versus a slimed up one (since I have slimy dirty ears)

EDIT - Stupid Canadian Tire, I don't know how to link to the box of earplugs http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/browse/6/Tools/SafetyProducts/HearingProtection.jsp
Same issue for me with these. I have a full pack of them if anyone's interested.
 

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i have molded ear plugs best $100 my work has ever spent on me they last for 5 years then your ear changes shape if you do the math its cheaper then buying the foamies and they are alot more comfier in the helmet then the throw aways

and yes they have headphone adaptors that fit inside so you can still listen to music
 

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I use Earbuddies MusicSafe Pros. Great for biking and concerts (and the Shark Club...)!

Made of silicone, you can wash them when they get grubby and they have 3 different filters depending on noise level (high filters are good for riding behind BC-Lefty :thumbup )

http://www.earbuddies.ca/
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I also use the Earbuddies MusicSafe Pros - they're quite nice. When I remember to wear 'em...
 

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I just use those cheap foamy ones you buy at the pharmacy. Seem to work fine for me!
 

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I've used the 3M ones for years. Definitely toss 'em after a few days worth of riding as they start to filter out less noise.
Brand new I believe the 3Ms reduce dbs by 27 which is pretty damn good.
 

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I found this review here; http://obairlann.net/reaper/motorcycle/reviews/earplugs/

I've been trying a lot of different types and brands, and until I read this article, I'd decided that the 3M 1100's were the best fit for me, especially in my right ear. Every pair I tried would leak in my right ear. Glad I'm not the only one with this problem ;)

The only place I've found in Vancouver that caries the 3M 1100's so far is Acklands-Grainger and here is a link to all their locations in the Lower Mainland. Current price is $30.85 for a box of 200 pairs.

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Sticky earplugs? HA!

But seriously, good thread Hilton!

The 3M 100's I believe can be found at any Lordco.... That's what I have found to be the most comfortable, make sure they are warm when you put them it or it can be painful. (Wow that sounds nasty huh?)
I usually grab about 5 pairs at a time and toss them in the washing machine when they are dirty. Good for 5 or 6 washes before they get too destroyed.
 

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I can't seem to find any plugs that filter out Chia telling me how comfy his bike is.:laughing

Maybe these would do.
 
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