Keeping your Tonics

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Keeping your Tonics

#1 Post by Troopy67 » Sat Jul 12, 2014 1:38 pm

Not really a safety-related issue but couldn't see where this really fits.
Does anyone that has Tonic sunglasses use a type of lanyard? I bought an Ocean & Earth one that has really tight ends where they slip over the arms but even this is no good as you can see from the photo, the Tonic arms are thinnest at the ends so I don't think anything will work with them.
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Re: Keeping your Tonics

#2 Post by pavo » Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:32 pm

Try the hydes lanyard it's made from wetsuit material it also acts as a flotation if you do drop them in and also acts as a glasses protection pouch.
I brought it when I lost my Maui Jim's with a baseic lanyard on them when I had them on my head.

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Re: Keeping your Tonics

#3 Post by Troopy67 » Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:49 pm

Thanks Pavo, I had a look at them online, a little hard to tell but I think they'd still slip off. The problem is the design of the Tonic arms being thinnest at the end. Probably the only thing to do is try to be super-careful with them. I only use them when in the yak and if I'm not wearing them they go straight back in their case and into the hatch.

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Re: Keeping your Tonics

#4 Post by MattoTarpon » Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:35 pm

i have seen a few guys use tiny zip ties to hold the straps on to the arms of the glasses. give that a go Troop.. :wink: Just put the zip point on the outside and cut the excess.
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Re: Keeping your Tonics

#5 Post by Troopy67 » Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:32 pm

Thanks Matto, sounds like an idea worth trying. May be able to get the O & E strap to hold tight using the zip-ties. Cheers

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Re: Keeping your Tonics

#6 Post by Plakkyboat » Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:18 pm

What if you drilled a small hole at the end of each arm and attached through the holes somehow, depending on which style of lanyard/headstrap you use.

I use a pair of Jarvis Walker polarising sunnys that came with a rod & reel deal. I attached one of those floating neoprene head straps that have a tube at each end.

They slip over the ends very tightly. Perhaps that style of head strap alone will do the job.

Those JW sunnys are only used with my kayaks and therefore don't ever get detached from the head strap.

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Re: Keeping your Tonics

#7 Post by rocky » Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:38 pm

Troopy,

I have a set of Tonic EVO & they came with a strap attached. The strap has clips on the end that hook through a hole in the arm. I have changed to a croakie strap but I am not sure how they would go on your Tonics as the arm is totally different in shape.

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Re: Keeping your Tonics

#8 Post by XDCammer » Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:05 pm

Troopy, just bought a pair of these for the Spotters (similar arms to your Tonics) work a treat.
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Float, case, all good. These are the ones Pavo was talking about.
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Re: Keeping your Tonics

#9 Post by kayakone » Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:22 pm

XDCammer

Good idea. Or glue the retainer on with warmed Selleys AllClear.
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Re: Keeping your Tonics

#10 Post by XDCammer » Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:33 pm

Hmmmmmm, just found this.
A bit more info.

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Re: Keeping your Tonics

#11 Post by Umrik » Sat Apr 18, 2015 12:17 pm

Just digging this up to see how you went with sourcing a retainer for your Tonics Troopy? I have the same style of tonics with the thin arms, I also had an incident yesterday that made me come to realise I was lucky to not have to be buying a new pair of Tonics this week.

A little bit of research shows several options, the hides look good, however seem to be bulk around the back of the neck. Just interested to see what fits so I don't have to play the buy and try method.
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Re: Keeping your Tonics

#12 Post by Troopy67 » Sat Apr 18, 2015 11:51 pm

No mate, I didn't really find anything suitable. The ones I looked at were either not as tight-fitting as they first appeared to be or they were too bulky and annoying to wear around the head. I've managed to keep them without one so far.

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Re: Keeping your Tonics

#13 Post by yaqdoq » Sun Apr 19, 2015 9:09 pm

Small discreet hole in the end of your arms with a mono line ?

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Re: Keeping your Tonics

#14 Post by Troopy67 » Sun Apr 19, 2015 9:20 pm

yaqdoq wrote:Small discreet hole in the end of your arms with a mono line ?
That's probably not a bad idea mate as I found even some very tight fitting ones still slip off when they catch on something, etc. so your idea may be the only suitable option. Thanks

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Re: Keeping your Tonics

#15 Post by Umrik » Sun Apr 19, 2015 9:49 pm

It is a fair idea, and would indeed solve the issue. I just don't think I could bring myself to drill the holes. As I think of it, all I need is for something secure enough to hold while they are flung off my face and hang around my neck.
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