ODI makes your face mask more comfortable

ODI face mask accessory
ODI Ear Savers are made from recycled grips (Image credit: ODI)

ODI grips are renowned among mountain bikers but the Californian company’s latest product wraps around your head, instead of a handlebar.

Responding to global events, ODI has now launched a novel new face mask accessory. Off the bike, we all realise there is a communal responsibility to protect communities from surges in COVID-19.

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Wearing a mask has been proven to be an effective method in this regard, but that does not make face masks any more comfortable, especially if you work with people in close proximity – and have to wear one for most of the day.

Using its proven knowledge of ergonomics and grip dynamics, ODI has now fashioned its new Ear Saver product line.

Created to provide the best balance between tension and fit security for your face mask straps, the Ear Savers do exactly as they promise. ODI design objective was to prevent unwanted folding of your ears, during prolonged periods of face mask use.

The ODI Ear Savers have thee deep serrations at each edge, allowing you to loop a face mask’s straps around them instead of your ears, finding a fit which feels most comfortable.

Constructed from 100% rubber, the ODI Ear Savers are made from recycled grip material. They should remain firmly in place and without any Latex in the material formulation, skin irritation is not an issue.

ODI is marketing its Ear Savers in four colourways and they are priced at £1.99.

Lance Branquinho
Freelance writer

Lance Branquinho is a Namibian-born journalist who graduated to mountain biking after injuries curtailed his trail running. He has a weakness for British steel hardtails, especially those which only run a single gear. As well as Bike Perfect, Lance has written for MBR.com, Off-Road.cc and Cycling News.