Sprigs Earbags: A Family Review and Giveaway!

Have you ever heard of Sprigs Earbags? Yes, Earbags. Don’t be alarmed. I’m not talking about hanging bags from your ears. I’m talking about bandless earmuffs that keep ears toasty and stay in place well enough to use during runs, hikes, or any outdoor activity in cold weather. For a better idea of what I’m talking about, check out this informative (albeit slightly cheesy) demo:

Sprigs is a customer-centric company that only sells products people have requested and have a need for. Once they establish the need for a product, if it doesn’t exist, they create it. You can read up on the backstory of the Earbags’ creation here. Sprigs was kind enough to offer me not only my own set of Earbags to review, but a set for my mom to try out too!

I feel like this family review is appropriately timed in light of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday this Thursday! And I am thankful for my wonderful mother every single day, not just around Thanksgiving. She has always been a steady part of my life. As I have gotten older, we have only gotten closer. Well, maybe not when I was an angsty teen. So sue me! Anyway, I’m glad that I was able to include her in my Earbags trial because she works out outdoors way more frequently than me. Her number one love is running, something I have never been able to get really into. My mom also hates living in cold New England, and has the same problem I do – we are ALWAYS COLD. So a product that would stay in place and keep her ears warm during her run peaked her interest.

I’m a fan of the nifty bag they come in!

I picked out the pink fleece Earbags for my mom because she is a lover of all things pink, and I thought the fleece was perfect for keeping her ears at their warmest during long runs! Even the Earbags without fleece on the outside though are lined on the inside with Thinsulate. My mom embarked on her first Earbags run on a chilly weekend morning. About an hour or so after she left, I received the following text:

I nearly died. This blogger has trained her mother well. I did not even request this immediate post-run selfie/opinion. She just sent it! So cute. And she really did love the Earbags, and has continued to wear them on her runs! They stayed in place perfectly and kept her ears cold even through long 8 or 9 milers.

Better selfie view – good job Mom! She said this was one of several attempts…

Don’t they really look like earmuffs?! Just bandless! I tried mine out this past weekend during a special hike in Mystic, CT (more details to come on that this week…) with Maria. She thought they were earmuffs when she first saw me in them!

Smilin’ post-hike!

I went for a cute cable knit pair – black, so that they’d match everything! They’re pretty adorable.

One thumb up for each Earbag!

They also come in animal prints, mesh, and snowflake print. There’s even a pair designed specifically for use with headphones!

Promo Code

I definitely recommend Earbags for any runners out there, or even just those who spend a lot of time outdoors and don’t want to worry about having to constantly adjust their ear-warming method of choice. Sprigs is offering Cait Plus Ate readers a promo code to use if you are interested in ordering your own pair! Use the code CaitPlusAte20 up until 12/17/12 at 11:59PM EST. It will save you 10% off orders up to $29.99 and or 20% off $30 or more!

Giveaway

Or maybe you’ll be the lucky one Cait Plus Ate reader to win my GIVEAWAY for a pair of Earbags! Sprigs wants to share the Earbags love with a reader too, and you have until this Wednesday at 11:59PM EST to enter. Continental US only please! Here’s how to participate – be sure to leave a separate comment for each method of entry or additional entries don’t count!

  1. Head to the Sprigs Earbags page and tell me which pair you’d want most!
  2. Follow @SpriGsville on Twitter and comment here saying you did.
  3. Follow @CaitPlusAte on Twitter and comment here saying you did.
  4. Tweet “I entered to win @SpriGsville Earbags from @CaitPlusAte! http://wp.me/p1SfTW-1H5 #fitfluential #fitgear” and comment here with the link to the tweet.

General Giveaway Rules: No Purchase Necessary. This giveaway is only open to residents of the continental United States. The email addresses that are collected for this giveaway will only be used for the purpose of contacting the winner and will never be given out to anyone nor sold. The winner will be randomly chosen and contacted via email. The winner will have 72 hours to respond. Please make sure you check your junk mail folder.

Good luck to all who enter! And be sure to let me know if you use the promo code CaitPlusAte20 to purchase your own pair of Earbags! Although I received these Earbags free of charge, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

81 Responses to "Sprigs Earbags: A Family Review and Giveaway!"

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  1. runwiki

    November 19, 2012 at 9:30 AM

    I almost bought a pair of these last year when I was living in Northern VA. I would get too hot with a headband on but my ears would get cold… I researched and found these but never tried. My ears are always cold, plus they may muffle my children’s arguing that seems to go on forever. ;) I would love a black pair!

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  2. Megan

    November 19, 2012 at 9:57 AM

    I’m at work and for some reason their site is blocked and is labeled as “Gambling” : ( I would love a plain black or pink pair though!!

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  3. Lindsay (@SapphireLindsay)

    November 19, 2012 at 10:18 AM

    These look awesome! I love the Cable Knit with Thinsulate in Cream! They’re so cute and wintery!

    lindsay@trialbysapphire.com

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  4. Lindsay (@SapphireLindsay)

    November 19, 2012 at 10:18 AM

    I’m one of your Twitter tweeps! :)

    lindsay@trialbysapphire.com

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  5. Danielle (@itsaharleyylife)

    November 19, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    i love the grey mesh sport with thinsulate! These would be perfect for my little ears!

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  6. Danielle (@itsaharleyylife)

    November 19, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    i follow them on twitter

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  7. Danielle (@itsaharleyylife)

    November 19, 2012 at 10:39 AM

    i follow you on twitter

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  8. Kat

    November 19, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    Those leopard ones are SO cute! But basic black matches most ;)

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  9. Kat

    November 19, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    Oh and we’re twitter dates :)

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  10. Alex @ therunwithin

    November 19, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    I have never heard of these but boy would I love to win!

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  11. Alex @ therunwithin

    November 19, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    I follow you on twitter, well duh!

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  12. Alex @ therunwithin

    November 19, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    I follow them on twitter already because I love their banjees.

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  13. cupcakekelly

    November 19, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    I love the Sounders ones for headphones!

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  14. cupcakekelly

    November 19, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    I follow Sprigsville on Twitter

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  15. cupcakekelly

    November 19, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    I follow you on twitter

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  16. cupcakekelly

    November 19, 2012 at 10:57 AM
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  17. BarrAndTable

    November 19, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    OMG the cable knits are adorable!! I’d love a pair of the black cable knits :)

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  18. BarrAndTable

    November 19, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    I follow Sprigsville (@BarrAndTable)

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  19. BarrAndTable

    November 19, 2012 at 11:05 AM

    I follow you on twitter! (@BarrAndTable)

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  20. Kierston

    November 19, 2012 at 11:55 AM

    I got some for my birthday! They are so cool!

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  21. Pappa Don't Preach

    November 19, 2012 at 12:00 PM

    I loved these on you!!! I was already telling people about them! After scoping out their patterns, I’d obvi have to pick the leopard ones!

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  22. Pappa Don't Preach

    November 19, 2012 at 12:01 PM

    I follow them on Twitter!

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  23. Pappa Don't Preach

    November 19, 2012 at 12:01 PM

    I also tweeted about the giveaway here – https://twitter.com/mgpappa/status/270572208261304320

    Reply
  24. pickyrunner

    November 19, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    I’m following you on twitter!

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  25. pickyrunner

    November 19, 2012 at 12:15 PM
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  26. pickyrunner

    November 19, 2012 at 12:16 PM

    I really like the cable knit earbags. This entire idea is so cool! And I LOVE that your mom runs and takes selfies- so cute :)

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  27. Meredith

    November 19, 2012 at 12:40 PM

    I love the black cable knit pair that you got! These are such a good idea!

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  28. Amy C. (@RunningEscapade)

    November 19, 2012 at 3:00 PM

    Your mom is too cute! These things are awesome – they don’t interfere with wearing cute headbands ;)

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  29. shannonsfun

    November 19, 2012 at 3:23 PM

    I like the animal print.

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  30. Kelly R.

    November 19, 2012 at 4:07 PM

    I would like the Leopard print!

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  31. kgrogers72

    November 19, 2012 at 4:09 PM

    I follow Sprigsville on Twitter as KgRogers72.

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  32. kgrogers72

    November 19, 2012 at 4:09 PM

    I follow you on Twitter as KgRogers72

    Reply
  33. Brittany

    November 19, 2012 at 4:30 PM

    These are adorable!! I would rock the pair you have, black is the way to go for sure.

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  34. mileswithstyle (@AliHatfield)

    November 19, 2012 at 4:48 PM

    I would love the snowflake earbags!! What a good idea!

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  35. Asuma

    November 19, 2012 at 7:35 PM

    Awesome item for the eternally cold people like us :D

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  36. Lisa

    November 19, 2012 at 8:24 PM

    I would love to win a leopard pair .. so cute!

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  37. Sarah

    November 19, 2012 at 9:29 PM

    I would love the charcoal fleece earbags!

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  38. Life's a Bowl

    November 19, 2012 at 9:40 PM

    Your momma is absolutely adorable! So cute!!! If I won, I’d love the black pair like yours so they’d match my black winters coats :)

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  39. Shannon

    November 19, 2012 at 10:20 PM

    Love the black cable knit pair!

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  40. Shannon

    November 19, 2012 at 10:22 PM

    Following @SpriGsville on Twitter (@Shiebs24)

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  41. Shannon

    November 19, 2012 at 10:22 PM

    Following @CaitPlusAte on Twitter (@Shiebs24)

    Reply
  42. greensandcoffeebeans

    November 19, 2012 at 10:45 PM

    Your mom is adorable! It’s awesome that she’s a runner! I love the black cable knit pair you have, these would definitely come in handy walking to class on a cold day! And I think the name “earbags” is pretty entertaining.

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  43. Erica C.

    November 19, 2012 at 11:12 PM

    I like the charcoal cable knit.

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  44. Jen W.

    November 20, 2012 at 9:44 AM

    Your mother is my “idol”. I wanna be just like her when I grow up – although I’m probably her age right now. And I’d love pink earbags just like hers……

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  46. Amy

    November 20, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    so cute! I would love a black cableknit pair for my runs-and even wearing out-they wouldn’t mess up my hair!

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  47. maura

    November 20, 2012 at 12:30 PM

    i love the black cable knit pair. I ride horses and in the winter my ears get SO cold

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  48. Karen Gonyea

    November 20, 2012 at 3:37 PM

    I love the Cable Knit with Thinsulate in Cream!

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  49. Irina @ Chocolatea Time

    November 20, 2012 at 4:48 PM

    I love the pink cable knit ones! These would be perfect to wear during the brutal Chicago winter.

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  50. tari Lawson

    November 20, 2012 at 6:25 PM

    I would want the tan fleece with Thinsulate®.

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  51. Molly C.

    November 20, 2012 at 6:27 PM

    I would most like the Faux Fur Black pair.. so cute, and they would match my winter coat!

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  52. Molly C.

    November 20, 2012 at 6:28 PM

    I already follow you on Twitter! (@molly_chase)

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  53. Melanie Montgomery

    November 20, 2012 at 10:00 PM

    I like the sounders

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  54. countyourveggies

    November 21, 2012 at 1:02 AM

    What a great giveaway! I would love a pair of the cable knit or soundears. I follow @CaitPlusAte and @SpriGsville on twitter. Here is the link to my tweet: https://twitter.com/CountYourVeggie/status/271130760847716352

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    • Caitlin

      November 21, 2012 at 10:49 AM

      Remember to comment separately for each entry please!

      Reply
  55. Charlene

    November 21, 2012 at 2:08 AM

    I’d like the red fleece with Thinsulate pair :)

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  56. joseph gersch jr

    November 21, 2012 at 4:30 AM

    charcoal fleece ones

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  57. jtwark

    November 21, 2012 at 4:31 AM

    Follow @SpriGsville on Twitter @jtwark

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  58. jtwark

    November 21, 2012 at 4:31 AM

    Follow @CaitPlusAte on Twitter @jtwark

    Reply
  59. jtwark

    November 21, 2012 at 4:31 AM
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  60. thetrendsetters

    November 21, 2012 at 5:08 AM

    twitter follow you @xferriza2 ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  61. Sarah

    November 21, 2012 at 7:29 AM

    I like the leopard ones.

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  62. Sarah

    November 21, 2012 at 7:30 AM

    Following you on Twitter @sarohioan

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  64. kathy pease

    November 21, 2012 at 12:03 PM

    I like the zebra brown :)

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  65. kathy pease

    November 21, 2012 at 12:05 PM
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  66. Cecil Vermule

    November 21, 2012 at 2:24 PM

    I think the Soundears would be the best. That way I would have my headphones and ear warmers in one.

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  67. Cecil Vermule

    November 21, 2012 at 2:25 PM

    I follow you via Twitter.

    Reply
  68. Cecil Vermule

    November 21, 2012 at 2:26 PM

    I follow Sprigs on Twitter.

    Reply
  69. Cecil Vermule

    November 21, 2012 at 2:27 PM
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  70. Julie

    November 21, 2012 at 7:49 PM

    I tweated on Twitter I entered to win @SpriGsville Earbags from @CaitPlusAte! http://wp.me/p1SfTW-1H5 #fitfluential #fitgear”

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  71. Tera

    November 21, 2012 at 10:48 PM

    The snow flake ones are adorable!

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  72. Breanne

    November 21, 2012 at 10:49 PM

    I like charcoal fleece pair

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  73. Meghan

    November 21, 2012 at 11:25 PM

    I like the cream cable knit!

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  74. Gianna

    November 22, 2012 at 12:02 AM

    snowflake with Thinsulate.

    Reply
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