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Chums 5mm Universal Fit Rope Eyewear Retainer

4.4 out of 5 stars 381 customer reviews
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  • Patented molded tips fit a wide range of frames
  • Perlon Nylon rope construction gives unique strength, durability and style
  • Adjustable sliding bead
  • Length: 12.5", 5mm thick rope
  • Made in the USA
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Chums 5mm Universal Fit Rope Eyewear Retainer

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  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B003CJW93W
  • Item model number: 12102
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (381 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,590 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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By Kate McMurry TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 19, 2013
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I purchased this eyewear retainer in the 5mm size to hold my sunglasses in place for going to a water park. My sunglasses have earpieces which are much larger than usual because they are the type that fit over prescription lenses. There is a rubber, tube-like piece at each end of this rope that you push onto the earpiece of your glasses. It stretches to fit in order to go on, and then retracts snugly, hugging the earpiece firmly. It fit perfectly on my sunglasses. I bought this rope in the red color, which is an attractive, bright red.

These eyewear ropes have a bead that allows you to tighten the rope so it holds the glasses firmly to your head, leaving a looping tail behind it. A nice benefit for my sunglasses is that I can loosen that bead and allow the rope to become a means to carry my sunglasses around my neck to keep them from being misplaced. This is a really handy feature!

I did not go in a high wind or play heavy sports with these ropes, but they kept my sunglasses in place even with a lot of water splashing hard in my face while on a water slide, or being dunked into water at the foot of a water slide at the water park.

By the way, I have delicate-framed glasses with thin earpieces. I also purchased the Chums 3mm Universal Fit Rope Eyewear Retainer to use for them. I am happy to report that the 3mm rope works very well for them. I bought this 3mm rope in navy. As advertised, it is a blue so dark, it is almost black.
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Color: Black Verified Purchase
1. An excellent, non-showy eyeglass retainer.
2. Flexible apertures can accommodate many styles of earpiece terminals.
3. Straight path along the "rope" reduces snag opportunities.
4. Rubberized apertures at earpiece may catch hairs, but will not pull unpleasantly.
5. Rope cord is strong.
6. Superior to loop-style retainers when any physical activity is to be attempted by the wearer. In my limited experience, those styles get hung up on everything...

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Color: Black Verified Purchase
These eyewear retainers are perfect for glass with slender metal "legs" . To put these retainers on easily, moisten the ends of the retainers and glasses "legs".
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I have used retainer ropes for years, I wear them every day all day...i loose my glasses a lot, or at least i used to loose them. These are the best I have seen, quality braided cord with non slip grip tight ends. I like the little bulb on the grip end it seems to make the fit more snug. This is why others have said they might be bulky....they are supposed to fit snugly..they keep you glasses on. These are not intended to be a fashion statement but a work horse of glasses retainers.
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By 358SAS on March 12, 2014
Color: Gold Verified Purchase
An annoying but necessary part of aging for me is the constant need for reading glasses. The older I get the more dependent I have become. I have never worn prescription eye glasses so getting used to them and keeping them near by has been a constant hassle. Most of the similar products just don't work - the fit isn't tight enough or only one side works these are perfect. Have used them every day for a month and couldn't be happier
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Color: Black Verified Purchase
Excellent! If I break one more pair of glasses while working under the hood of a car, I'll be able to pay someone to fix the car. Fanatstic product. Holds up well. Keeps your glasses where they belong! On your face, not on the ground in three pieces! Yikes! Go for it!
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Color: Gold Verified Purchase
Universal fit alright! String is adjustable and not so stiff but sturdy. I use it for my reading glasses. Might order for my husband,too.
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Color: Navy Verified Purchase
This absolutely does not fill over the ends of my Ray Ban wayfarers. The fat plastic earpieces are far too large for this eyeglass leash to hold.

I gave it to someone else who has thinner wire framed glasses and it fit those nicely.
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