Quick Fix: Use Medical Tape to Make a Sunglass Retainer

It may not look pretty, but it works...

A couple weeks ago I was on location for a photo shoot in the jungles of Guyana and realized the sunglass retainers I had with me did not fit the larger ear stems of my Costa Del Mar sunglasses. I was pretty bummed until I remembered a trick my friend taught me years ago on a backcountry trip when I’d forgotten my Croakies then too. All you need is about seven to ten inches of medical tape (preferably the fabric kind) and you’re set.

Here are the steps:

#1. Cut a length of tape 7 to 10 inches long, depending on where you like your glasses to hang around your neck.

#2. Fold the entire length of tape in half.

#3. Cut another couple inches of tape and wrap one side of the longer length of tape to the outside end of your glass ear-stem.

#4. Repeat on the other side.

#5. You’re finished.  Go Fish.

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  • Rarnesonsr

    just remember to fold in half ….it is going to pull hair off if you do not….sticky tape

  • Halcyonsancta

    Red Green would have recommended Duct tape – your’s is a little white for scruffing around in the woods. But a great idea nonetheless, so thank you.