The build quality of the band and mask feels sturdy, not as flimsy as I expected, great job in that aspect.
Regarding the ear cushions, however - at first I've tried the 'doughnut' set (the ones that are similar to headphones) and on top of the fact that they muffled almost no sounds at all (even with an added pair of ear plugs), since I have a somewhat larger than average ears, after about 3 hours I've woken up with some really sore ears. I thought about returning them or give a bad review, but at about 3 AM I've decided to switch the set with the free ear 'pad' that came in the packaging.
Lo and behold, despite looking much less comfortable at first, they turned out to be extremely comfy, like tiny pillows for my ears, and they also muffled sounds much better. I slept like a rock, despite multiple interruptions. The 'pad' set should come as the norm straight out of the package instead of the 'doughnut' set, in my humble opinion. Really top notch.
Overall, my sleep quality was greatly improved, much better than anticipated. Highly recommended.
The company was very efficient to deal with - speedy delivery and excellent communication. The product is very well made from quality materials. I bought it in an attempt to block noise from my neighbours which occurs between midnight and two in the morning at the weekend. Unfortunately I don't find it particularly comfortable to sleep in as I sleep on my side and the depth of the ear muffs lifts my head off the pillow. It would be fine for people who sleep on their back. The cupped ear cushions are a bit too small and don't quite fit around my ears, I think they would be much too small for a man with larger ears. The flat, cushioned ear muffs are much more comfortable to wear. The eye mask section is unnecessary for me. What would be ideal for me would be the comfortable flat cushioned muffs with the cupped section around that. Then attach the muffs to a much less raised backing, perhaps a thick leather. Could they then be held in place by something comfortable such as an elasticised headband such as sports people wear?
since I got this my sleeps have been fucking mint bro
Excellent product, takes couple of weeks to get used to it, after that I am very satisfied. I have a new born baby and one 5 yrs old, both sleep in the same room with me but after this product I can sleep with ease and before I wish (off course not 100% sound reduction but quite satisfying)... thank you Hibermate!
Just have to get over the cloister phobia feeling. I use a C-pap and it fits pretty good, just my mind has to tell my brain I'm not smothering. But it is great as I cannot hear him snore...!!!
I really like the new design with the wide elastic band. I had the previous version which I wasn't that keen on. The elastic lost its elasticity too quickly.
Like the previous version, the ear muffs are just physically too small for my ears to fit within the cup. My ears are probably a little larger than average but they're not that big either. Well within a standard deviation from average.
I'm a side sleeper and I'm not convinced that they are useful for side sleepers when used in place over the ear. I really think they need to have a lower profile and a different shape for side sleepers.
The all-new Generation 4 2016 Hibermate Sleep Mask with Ear Muffs - Dark Navy
Received item in good order and packaging is lovely. It is able to cut out sound such as rain drizzle but not really loud music and toddler's crying from next door. Looking forward to the next upgrade and in the meantime, pairing it with ear plugs is helpful.
Beautifully snug and I never sleep without it. I've been a customer with Hibermate for about 10 years because the service and product is excellent, but the price is getting out of hand for purchase in Australia.
The only other suggestion I'd make for improving the 2016 model is to find a way to prevent light seeping in the sides where the elastic rides up to pass through the ear muffs.
This product is a life saver for a shift worker with noisy kids! Customer support was also excellent.
Love the Hibermate. I've tried a lot of different noise blocking products made for sleeping, and Hibermate is way better than all of them. Muffles sound better than everything else I tried and the sleep mask it great because it is constructed in a way that doesn't mash against your eyelids like cheaper masks. A truly great product.
I waited a bit before writing a review because it took a while before I could get used to the ear cups in bed. It does take a bit of getting used to, but I found the sound blocking to be great and I couldn't ask for a better mask. The product is quality and the service was just as impressive.
I had been looking for a product which also had earphones - this product looks good but .... My mistake
Still waiting for the product
Timely delivery. I received the item within 5 days of ordering. The ear cups are really comfy and work for side sleeper. However, the sound blocking effect isn't as expected. I would say it can only block 5-10% of the surrounding sound.