I am wondering if I should wear my shades with a strap around my neck. I will lose them in an upset if I don't, but the strap can snag and get me into a dangerous situation as well. What to do?
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Buy Croakies and they will float|
Posted by: kayamedic on Jun-11-13 9:38 PM (EST)
believe me they do come off the glasses long before they choke you.
I started wearing them on the water|
Posted by: pirateoverforty on Jun-11-13 10:16 PM (EST)
and found it so convenient I have them on all my shades and safety glasses at work. Even if the strap wouldn't come off, which it would, I imagine I could break the little hinge on the earpiece in an adrenalin rush.
Croakies ARC system|
Posted by: trvlrerik on Jun-11-13 10:42 PM (EST)
is a very thin wire with articulating swivels on them to keep the wire off of your neck. Best $10 I ever spent on keeping glasses. You do not know you are even wearing them and as an added plus I do not have "strap tan lines" on my neck in addition to my pdf farmers tan.
The old Zebco flip up fishing shades |
Posted by: g2d on Jun-11-13 11:18 PM (EST)
were, for me, the start of a successful non-prescription eyewear for paddling. I only wish I could have had them in a sturdier form. Their polarized lenses were great when reading rapids going int the sun. If I flipped and had to roll, the lens panel would pivot up rather than pulling them off my head. I did have to install a "keeper" thing at the lens panel hinge.
WE BOTH USE STRAPS|
Posted by: scupperfrank on Jun-12-13 12:04 AM (EST)
We use straps because our shades are Rx, progresive, polarized sunglasses we'd rather not replace because they fell off.
Croakies and velcro tether|
Posted by: willi_h2o on Jun-12-13 12:15 AM (EST)
I have a velcro tether around the croakies strap
Posted by: Waterbird on Jun-12-13 7:39 PM (EST)
Thanks for the tip. I never thought of attaching my glasses to my PFD.
floating sunglass holder|
Posted by: mixwithh2o on Jun-12-13 5:43 AM (EST)
check out Floateyes, I found a pair of sunglasses attached to this croakies type of holder and have used it many times as my prescription glasses are too expensive to lose. Usually I leave mine in the car but if I need them on I always wear these.
I have a "HAT TAIL" type of cap to |
Posted by: shirlann on Jun-12-13 8:37 AM (EST)
wear on the water. It has two holders to fasten to your glasses, one to attach to your shirt, and it dries fast should it come off. I'm not sure if they're still made. I have two. One is dark olive and the other an off white. So far they've worked for me. But then, I wear wire frame/plastic lens type glasses.
Croakies that float|
Posted by: jimyaker on Jun-12-13 5:49 PM (EST)
I use these in Class II to Class IV whitewater
Sting or Para-cord|
Posted by: guideboatguy on Jun-13-13 12:40 PM (EST)
always use a strap|
Posted by: rikjohnson on Jun-13-13 2:23 PM (EST)
I had a friend who refused as he never rolled his kayak.
At a minimum, make sure they float|
Posted by: canoeist11 on Jun-13-13 2:52 PM (EST)
I was at a paddling clinic down in LA, had croakies on my prescription glasses and went over backwards out of my boat. The glasses very elegantly floated up over my head and then rapidly sank to the bottom of a twelve foot deep, dark brown water lagoon, never to be seen again. I was scheduled to drive back to Chicago that day, did not have a spare, and could not see my way clear to leave the parking area much less get on the highway. Fortunately there was another generous soul who drove me to New Orleans to purchase another pair of specs. Make sure they float!