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

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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.

Keeps my sunnies off the ground

    They do their job. No complaints.

    Chum...

    • 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.

    I'm a fan

      I'm very pleased with my chums, my glasses have a tendency to fall of my face and these chums help with keeping them up.

      Chums Original Cotton Sunglass Retainer

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      These are great for keeping my sunglasses on biking!

      A little thick

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      These do their job, but are a little thicker than I had expected. My ears are going to need time adjusting.

      Thanks for your review. We really appreciate it!

      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.

      A fly fisherman's best friend

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      These chums are very valuable when spending a day on the river catching fish. They provide the comfort needed to fish for hours and take away the stress of worrying about your glasses. I've lost countless number of sunglasses through the years but since getting these chums i have yet to loose a single pair.

      Great pair of shades

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Great shades for the price, highly recommend!

      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.

      This one time at band camp...

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      The only time if forgot to wear the chums...I lost my glasses. #Neverforget

      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!

      Perfect

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Save your glasses! Cheapest insurance policy out there, especially if you are on the water so those things don't drop and sink into oblivion.

      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.

      Cheap!

        Use these to play indoor soccer and my glasses have never fallen. Not even once. Amazing,

        chums rock

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        chums are the best for keeping sunnies secure! hiking, climbing, rafting, running, dancing at concerts... yeah they are good for everything. and come in nice colors! and they are made in Utah!!

        Groovy! Not just for old people!

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

        Just thought I'd cast my 2 cents: these are invaluable if you care about your glasses! And they're not just for old people! I've had Chums for quite a while, I think my first pair was gotten for a buck at a thrift store in Seward, still have it somewhere! I've since found one on the ground (Thanks Chums Gods!), and just bought another to pair with some new Smiths.

        These just work, cotton is nice on the skin and the piece of mind knowing you can't loose your glasses too easily, it does happen on the rivers, is worth $8.

        Pro tip: If they get gunky, use some dish soap and lather them up and slide the ring all over and they'll be just like new. Also, don't push the rubber tips on too hard, they can break the frames!

        Fun story: On the Grand last year, I managed to break the right arm of some old smiths, so I took the chum and squished it on to what was left of the arm and it worked fine. Then the other side broke, I again attached the chum to what was left and had to cinch them down a bit since these had glass lenses. Got me through another 2 river days, and a stupid hard hike up the North Kaibab! In a pinch, they can work some wonders.