Ever drop your sunglasses off a climb… nearly hitting your belayer? Yeah… That was me. So I figured giving Cablz a try was more than just for me. 🙂
Tested in: Hiking, Biking, Climbing, Backcountry Skiing
Best Use: When you want eyewear retention without noticing you have eyewear retention. 🙂
Selling Points: Unlike a fixed length cord, the Zipz can be adjusted for a closer fit to the back of the head. The adjustment is easy, a simple slide of the cord that lengthens/shortens.
Because the retention system is steel cable, you don’t have a cord dangling, rubbing your neck (chaffing while running), getting sweaty, sticky, or fraying.
These are perfect under helmets. And great for a variety of outdoor sports. They go largely unnoticed until you need them. 🙂
As shown below, they claim these are the only retainers that can be used for straight armed glasses. While I cannot verify that, we have been able to use these on all of our sunglasses, straight armed or not. They are very versatile, where as the Croakie brand ones I tried needed to have a different rubber attachment depending on size and style or arm.
We also tried the Monoz style – The surgical grade stainless steel cable is replaced with blue monofilament. Overall very similar, but the cable is clear or white.
- Available in Regular and XL rubber ends
- Available in lengths of 12″ and 14″ cable
- Snag proof when “zipped”
- *The only retainer to use for straight armed glasses.
Desired Improvements: None at this time.
The bottom-line: We have been very impressed with this product, and while we don’t always want/need eyewear retention, when we do, we’ll use these for sure.