Category: DIY Gear

Do-It-Yourself Eyeglass Lanyard

One thing that annoys the heck out of me when hiking is when my glasses slip down my nose. Last summer it was miserable and I would inevitably remove my glasses and stuff them in a pocket (risking breaking them).
Climbing half blind was never appealing, but constantly pushing my glasses up my nose frustrated the heck out of me, not to mention it messed with my pace. Poor Earl had to deal with my crankiness over something so silly.

Eventually I made a lanyard out of 2mm accessory cord. It wasn’t a very good one. I could have bought one, but to be honest, I never remembered when I was at a store that would sell them. The only time I thought about it was when I was on the trail.

A lanyard for my eyeglasses made with 2mm accessory cord
DIY Eyeglass Lanyard

Today I took a few minutes to Google “DIY Eyeglass Lanyard” and found super easy instructions for an adjustable lanyard on a site called Instructables.I can’t wait to give them a try out on the trails!