These are nice snug earmuffs that feel secure when moving about and don't slip. Other earmuffs I have found are quite loose and don't cover the ear well, but these cover your whole ear. I get bad earache in the winter when it's windy and these are perfect for keeping my ears toasty when I'm out walking. The material that covers the ear is soft and furry, and the outer is a lovely very soft wool. They can be worn 3 ways, which is good when you don't want them messing up/flattening down your hair.... Oh and they fold down really neatly to fit in your bag!