Walker’s now shipping XCEL earmuffs
By Jacki Billings
The XCEL 100, left, and XCEL 500BT, right, are the latest earmuffs to join Walker’s lineup of ear protection. (Photo: Walker’s)
Adding to its inventory of hearing protection, Walker’s announced its XCEL earmuff series is headed out the factory doors and to retailer’s shelves.
The XCEL Series offers two models — the 100 and 500BT — both delivering an ergonomic and user friendly interface. The XCEL series moves the microphones and control panel from the earmuffs to the headband, delivering a more comfortable earmuff that performs better according to Walker’s.
“The XCEL muffs take a completely fresh approach to form and ergonomics by relocating the user interface and microphones from the ear cups to a slim control panel that is integrated into the headband,” Walker’s said in a press release. “Relocating the electronics as well as the battery compartment to the headband takes weight off the ears while optimizing overall balance for hours of shooting comfort.”
The added space on the ear cups allows the XCEL to provide a 26 NRR sound reduction rating. The XCEL models introduce a digital chipset with new technology that automatically adjusts compression time for noise level intensity and duration. The user-adjustable earmuffs offer four listenting models that are