Ever been out for a run or a ride, and had your glasses slip off your head? Amazing how they can land right under your wheel or feet, every time. It’s times like that when a sunglasses retainer of some sort comes in handy. I’ve personally tried several, including one (they’ll remain nameless) that turns into its own handy pouch for easily breaking a pair of $300 prescription sunglasses. After that experience, simplicity rules. I wanted something that would grip my glasses, but be nearly transparent in use. Cablz® provided the solution.
As you can see, there’s not much to them – rubber grippers, and a ridiculously strong cable. But they offer a couple of advantages over similar products, which I have come to appreciate over time. Cloth or neoprene retainers can get wet with sweat, which leads to unpleasant smells. If you don’t like the weight of them on your neck, it only gets worse once they soak up some sweat or spray. But Cablz® stay off your neck, and will never fade or pick up any odors. And they’re so light, you’ll quickly forget about them. The surgical steel cable has a smooth coating, so they won’t catch on clothing. Installation is a snap – a dab of hand sanitizer (that stuff is everywhere now) and they’ll slide smoothly onto your glasses. And stay there until you decide to remove them. Like a boss.
At about $12 retail, they’ll more than pay for themselves the first time the prevent you from losing a pair of glasses.