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Chums Original Cotton Sunglasses Retainer

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The Original Cotton Sunglass Retainer is the reason why we all know how amazing Chums are.

Proposition 65 Warning for California Consumers: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects or other reproductive harm.

  • Cotton
  • Item #CHM0004

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standard frames
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Save your investment from mayhem

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Chums can save your shades from all kinds of mayhem. Rivers, lakes, stream crossings, mountains, boulders, tree branches all can swipe your shades. Invest in a little insurance and protect your shades in a stylish way.

Classic, but the length bothers me

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are great and standard for a reason. In hindsight I would have bought a shorter version, I find that these are long enough that they get trapped between my back and backpack/seat/etc and get pulled when I turn my head.


  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

These are a must for any sport. Great to have with out any worries. These hold the glasses on the head with the stress of them falling down or losing them.

Been using Chums since 1987

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

A simple and effective eyeglass retainer. I've used this Chums item since 1987 going through many over the years. I have one for each pair of glasses I own. Great way to keep track of glasses. Great item for biking and climbing. When this one wears out, I will buy another.

No More Lost Glasses

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love these. I have a couple pairs for each pair of sunglasses and couldn't be happier. No more losing your glasses. putting them on your head and having them fall off, etc.

Great Product

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've avoided chums for a long time on the premise that they look dorky. Now that I'm an adult, I can see the utility in this product. They work well, they will even fit onto glasses with large arms, like Oakleys. I'm a fan.

Don't Forget the Send Knob in the Back

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These work great for any day on the river, ocean or any other form of water where you don't want to lose your shades. The best function for me is whitewater kayaking/rafting where I need all day eye protection from the sun. The cinch in the back is great for when things get a little rough on the water and you don't want those expensive sunglasses getting donated to the fishes. Also a great option for those with prescription glasses that cannot afford to lose them.

This will be very one sided

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Chums are great for keeping your sunglasses safe during times of great peril. All rivers are the same, they will take your sunglasses and never return them. Chums work well for fly fishing, because you are always tying knots and Chums lets you just take off your glasses and when you're done with your knot you know exactly where your glasses are. I have never lost a pair of sunglasses when using Chums.

Let Me Tell You About These Chums..

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Best insurance you can buy for a pair of sunglasses. Its 1000% worth picking up to save those expensive sunnies you picked up for the boat/ river trip. Comfortable and secure. Cant go wrong!

Very Necessary

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

The equation goes like this, if I am going to spend more than 10 bucks on a pair of sunglasses, then I'm putting chums on them. Otherwise they are lost or broken inside of a month. Chums are super comfy and in some cases will make a pair of glasses fit that don't otherwise. This round will be like my 20th pair.