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Eyeglass / Sunglass - travel case hard shell recommendations?

nurktwin

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Sometime the protective cases that come with sunglasses / eyeglasses don't offer sufficient protection -- especially if you travel a lot.

Do folks here have any recommendations for a rugged hard shell eyeglass / sunglass case with felt-like lined interior to prevent scratches to the eye wear? Ideally it would be compact enough to house one pair of glasses and fit in a jacket pocket, yet hardshell and tough enough to be packed in luggage and withstand abuse.

Thanks!
 

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Eyewear varies widely in size so often times its tough to come up with a do all be all solution for protective cases.
Currently my two favorite options for sunglasses are Oakley's Carbon Fiber clam shell case. It is a tube style clam shell that comes in two sizes, is sleek, strong and well lined.
The other comes with many of Kaenon's models and is available separately from them. Just a traditional bomb proof stainless steel clam shell with a partial fabric wrap.
Neither one is great for eyeglasses, where I prefer the flat cases that Oliver Peoples supplies with their frames. Good Luck.
 

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Thanks! I'll look into those. Anyone have experience with the Witz Lens Locker? I found this after a bit of googling and it looks like a pretty tough case. It has felt lining too. It doesn't look very pocketable but should over protection if you have to throw your glasses in your suitcase while traveling.... http://www.witzsportcases.com/eyewear/lens-locker.html
From Witz web site: The Witz Lens Locker is the perfect protection for those expensive Glasses and Sunglasses. Padded in the top and bottom and felt lined for lens protection. Because of the design of the Lens Locker it offers exceptional protection against crushing and offers solid security for many types of classic eyewear. 3” wide x 6.3” high x 1.8” thick Protection for traditional eyewear Features\t Waterproof crush resistant shell Patented angle design Felt lining and foam end pads Carabiner 4 color choices
 

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Originally Posted by shademore
Eyewear varies widely in size so often times its tough to come up with a do all be all solution for protective cases.
Currently my two favorite options for sunglasses are Oakley's Carbon Fiber clam shell case. It is a tube style clam shell that comes in two sizes, is sleek, strong and well lined.
The other comes with many of Kaenon's models and is available separately from them. Just a traditional bomb proof stainless steel clam shell with a partial fabric wrap.
Neither one is great for eyeglasses, where I prefer the flat cases that Oliver Peoples supplies with their frames. Good Luck.


Is this the Oakley you have? http://www.oakley.com/products/6072/21637



From Oakley

The skin of this lightweight steel case has the look of carbon fiber "” a salute to speed machines and the Factory Pilots who race them. Crush resistance is a science by itself, and the case geometry takes full advantage of it. Signed with a logo plate, this is your mobile storage solution for Oakley sunglasses and prescription eyewear.
 

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