Phil Vitkus wrote a review of The North Face WindStopper Ear Gear on January 15, 2010
If North Face builds it, we will buy it.
Well, I bought the Windstopper. I like the material which blocks the wind!
But the elastic bands on the top and the bottom of this 'Ear Gear' hurt my ears!! The only way I can wear this item is by putting it over another headband so that the underlying headband acts as a cushion.
This may be just me - I don't see anyone else mentioning this in the reviews. Try as I may, and as much as I'd like, I can't wear this item by itself!