Whilst on holidays, I got took out by a wave in the sea, and lost my £150 Oakley sunglasses, an expensive mistake taking them in, in the first place, but, lesson learnt, don’t go in the sea with sunglasses unless they are on a retainer strap.
Over the past few days, I have been searching for a sunglasses retainer lanyard to fit over my new Ray Ban Wayfarer sunglasses, as the legs on these are a little thicker than my previous Oakleys, so the retainer strap I had in my fishing bag didn’t fit, the the majority of sunglasses retainer straps I seen on Amazon looked like they would not fit either.
Within 5 minutes, I had a new sunglasses retainer lanyard made from paracord! It works, and the cool thing is, you can make it whatever size you want, unlike the pre-made ones online.
So, this is going to be a short guide on how to make a sunglasses retainer lanyard with paracord. I will show you the knots I used to make this retainer, and how it works!
How to Make a Sunglasses Retainer Using Paracord
Gather the items you will need for this project:
- Sunglasses (Obviously)
- 3 feet of paracord (Longer or shorter if you wish, but I suggest going with 3-3.5 feet)
- Ruller/Tape Measure
Now that you have the essentials, you are ready to make a sunglasses retainer lanyard with paracord!
Directions: Making a Sunglasses Retainer with Paracord
- Cut a length of paracord to 3 feet (3.5 feet if you have a bit of a bigger head)
- Now, cut this 3 foot length in half
- Singe the ends of the cord using the lighter to stop them from fraying
- Tie a figure of eight knot at one end of each section of paracord
- Take the knotless end of the cord, and feed it through the figure of eight knot
- Tighten the figure of eight knots
- Tie a noose on each section of paracord on the unknotted ends (wrap down towards the middle of the cord, doing 2 wraps)
- Fit your new paracord sunglasses lanyard to your sunglasses
Check out the video below for more details