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    Padded pouch for eyeglasses

    When I got my Side Effect I realized I wouldn't be able to put my hard sunglasses case in it and have much room left over. After checking the forums I decided to try a small padded pouch.

    It's OK. The padding provides sufficient protection since the pouch is in another bag (Side Effect or Ristretto). But the proportions are a little awkward for glasses. When I put my sunglasses (large plastic frames) in I'd like the pouch to be wider, and when I try to take my regular wireframe glasses out I'd like less height. If the dimensions were more like those of eyeglass cases, a padded pouch would be a great way to carry glasses.

    Any chance of having a padded pouch with better proportions for glasses? BTW, in an earlier thread Tom talked about a couple of options for a pouch for sunglasses (zipper or open), and I'd prefer a zipper since I've had eyeglasses fall out of open cases.
    Last edited by wennefer; 09-04-2010 at 01:37 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wennefer View Post
    Any chance of having a padded pouch with better proportions for glasses?
    Probably! Sometime in 2011.
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    I'm going to resurrect this thread, since I'd still love to see a Tom Bihn eyeglasses pouch.

    A couple of things happened recently that made me think about this again. First, I lost a pair of glasses this week. They were in a regular soft eyeglasses case which must have fallen out of my SCB somewhere. If they had been in a Tom Bihn pouch, strapped into the SCB, I'd still have them (O-rings and key straps are one of the things I love about Tom Bihn bags!).

    Second, the hinge on my clamshell case for my sun glasses broke. I bought a soft zippered case, but it's so soft that I'm afraid it doesn't really offer protection. I had been keeping it loose in my SCB, but after the aforementioned incident I played around with the zipper pull so I could attach a key strap to it. So, at least it's tethered, but having something more like one of the padded organizer pouches would make me feel that my glasses were more protected.

    So are there any plans to help out us eyeglasses wearers?
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    I know that the Small Clear Pouch can hold a pair of cheap sunglasses like the ones found on display at department stores/grocery stores.
    It is a tight fit.

    I found then misplaced again a Padded Pouch of the same dimension and need to experiment with it. This is the only TB item which has played hide and seek as the other ones have assigned space so that I can grab them, pack them and use them to get out the door fairly, start an artistic, writing project, etc... fairly quickly.

    If your glasses are substantial, you might try the Square Pouches like the Knitting Tool or Padded Pouch for the SuperDrive: External Dimensions - 7.8" x 8.3" / 200 x 210 mm; Weight: 2.4 oz / 70 grams.

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    I know that the Small Clear Pouch can hold a pair of cheap sunglasses like the ones found on display at department stores/grocery stores.
    It is a tight fit.

    I found then misplaced again a Padded Pouch of the same dimension and need to experiment with it. This is the only TB item which has played hide and seek as the other ones have assigned space so that I can grab them, pack them and use them to get out the door fairly, start an artistic, writing project, etc... fairly quickly.

    If your glasses are substantial, you might try the Square Pouches like the Knitting Tool or Padded Pouch for the SuperDrive: External Dimensions - 7.8" x 8.3" / 200 x 210 mm; Weight: 2.4 oz / 70 grams.

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    Thanks for the suggestions, backpack. For my current glasses (wire frame eyeglasses and aviator sunglasses) a small pouch is sufficiently wide, but the height is a little much, making it more bulky than needed. The knitting tool pouches may have nice dimensions for glasses, but aren't padded.

    I just tried a small padded pouch and I really think it's so much better than the case I bought - the glasses fit snuggly (but not too tight) and there's a nice layer of padding. So if it were only not as high it would be perfect.
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    Padded pouch for eyeglasses

    I don't know if this will help, but I found this inexpensive slim neoprene glasses case at a sports store, and it works great for compact glasses. I set a jackery charger in the second photo for scale, as I also sometimes will put some electronics in the case for protection. The fact that there is a clip on the end is a bonus.


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