Subscribe Contribute Advertise Facebook Twitter Instagram Forums Newsletter
sunglasses/glasses case?
Display Avatars Sort By:
Barbara K
(Barbara)

Locale: So Cal
sunglasses/glasses case? on 05/03/2011 21:56:44 MDT Print View

Any recommendations for a case for my prescription sunglasses and also for my prescription regular glasses? I'm thinking something either padded or with hard sides. Thanks so much.

Eric Thompson
(er0ck) - F

Locale: PNW
reflectix? on 05/03/2011 23:14:31 MDT Print View

just saw one the other day someone made out of reflectix like a pot cozy.

DIY?

i've just been using a soft stuff sack type thing that came with another pair...

Richard Gless
(rgless) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
sunglasses/glasses case? on 05/04/2011 00:33:25 MDT Print View

If you're not comfortable with a MYOG out of padded packing material, you might take a look at REI. I found some very nice semi-hard to hard sided cases under 2 oz there. Another MYOG option is lightweight plastic tubing for protecting fluorescent lights. Cut to length and put tape or something over the ends. There are a couple of threads about glass cases on BPL, but I don't know how a hard they will be to find.

Link .
(annapurna) - MLife
Re: sunglasses/glasses case? on 05/04/2011 11:33:30 MDT Print View

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=9537&disable_pagination=1

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=19840

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/reviews/display_reviews.html?forum_thread_id=9537

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=2282

Steve B
(geokite) - F

Locale: Southern California
Or on 05/05/2011 17:29:46 MDT Print View

I was thinking the same, needing a lightweight case. But I only need reading glasses, so instead I have ordered some of wallet glasses at i4ulenses.com

Very light weight, very compact. Not good for sweaty noses, but for reading in the tent they should work great.

Steve

George Matthews
(gmatthews) - MLife
Re: sunglasses/glasses case? on 05/05/2011 19:09:16 MDT Print View

Speaking of glasses. Where are my glasses? Difficult to find them without them on.

I use an old Maui Jim case (the glasses have been long gone). It is material sewn over foam. Very simple. I find hard cases to be too heavy when a light foam protects them well enough.

Barbara K
(Barbara)

Locale: So Cal
glasses case on 05/06/2011 20:29:51 MDT Print View

Thanks for the suggestions. Hard cases are both heavy and bulky. Myog is a good option. Will post what I decide on.

Diane Pinkers
(dipink) - M

Locale: Western Washington
myog or granite gear on 05/06/2011 20:38:18 MDT Print View

I have been waffling between the Granite Gear sunglasses case, at 1.6 ounces, or a MYOG bubble-wrap one similar to the camera case mentioned awhile ago. Wasn't sure which would win out, laziness or cheapness.

Terry Trimble
(socal-nomad) - F

Locale: North San Diego county
sunglasses/glasses case? on 05/07/2011 00:36:23 MDT Print View

Take your glasses with you see if the fit inside the Granite gear case if you buy one.

My oakley sunglasses would not fit inside the case or my Rayban progressive glasses. So I own two of the clam shell compression molded foam zipper oakley cases to protect my investment on my expensive glasses. The case are tough as nails and you can compress stuff around the capsule shaped case in your pack.
Terry

Edited by socal-nomad on 05/07/2011 00:37:18 MDT.