Review: Wind-Blox wind-reducing strap attachments

If you spend enough time zipping around town on a bike, you may enjoy the sounds of the city around you, and the sound of the wind whistling past your ears. Have you ever noticed, though, that sometimes that wind noise can block OTHER sounds, like the sounds of approaching cars or other hazards?

That was the idea behind the invention of Wind-Blox, a device that helps block some of that excess wind noise and thus improving safety on the road.


In a nutshell, Wind-Blox are soft fabric “envelopes” that wrap around the front straps of a cycling helmet. The envelopes are filled with a cushy foam and attach with hook-and-loop material. The Wind-Blox serve as a baffle, channeling excess wind noise past the ear. They attach easily in just a few seconds, and are adjustable along the length of the helmet strap by sliding up or down to maximize wind reduction. The material and the construction is soft against the skin and there was no irritation to speak of.


Does it work? Take a look at the video Wind-Blox has on their homepage:

While riding around my city, I experienced much the same effect — the “roar” of the wind was lessened, and I felt as if I were able to discern cars approaching sooner and to hear some of the other city sounds that get drowned out by the wind. It seems like a really silly sort of invention, but it does work!

The Wind-Blox come in four colors: Black, Silver-Grey, Neon Green, and Pink, and retail for $15.00 right on the Wind-Blox website. They make a lovely stocking stuffer or small everyday gift for the cyclist in your life.


  1. Linda Coburn (@LCinLA) July 15, 2014 11:11 am 

    I would like to try these while riding my Pedego electric bike. The wind noise is a huge factor when you’re going at speeds of 20mph steadily. Thanks for the review.

  2. Raiyn July 15, 2014 8:10 pm 

    So these vs Cat-Ears? I have a feeling that Cat-Ears wouldn’t call you “Ghost Writer”!

  3. TBR July 16, 2014 6:20 pm 

    Interesting … I’ve wondered why helmets were designed with straps that generated so much wind noise.

    I might want to give these things a try.

  4. Erik July 16, 2014 8:58 pm 

    Seems like a descent idea. This should be designed right into the bike helmets as standard. Especially if you are a consistent bike commuter.

  5. Ghost Rider July 17, 2014 7:09 am 

    @Raiyn — I don’t get it. Am I missing a private joke or something?

  6. Raiyn July 18, 2014 1:26 am 

    @ Ghost
    Since my original post they’ve corrected their error. You were initially credited as “Ghost Writer” on their “testimonials” page. As for the other bit:

  7. E A July 18, 2014 4:21 pm 

    I was going to ask how they compare to Cat Ears, too… (Raiyn beat me to it)

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