Chums Retainers & Accessories

Chums Retainers & Accessories

 In 1983 Chums inventor Mike Taggett was tired of watching his customers lose their sunglasses to the bottom of the Colorado River. This is where the idea for the Original Cotton Chums was born. Living in the back of a VW van with a $60 sewing machine Taggett started producing the first round of Chums. Grab a retainer for you favourite glasses, keys or hat, a wallet or phone float.

  • Chums Cap Retainer

    Save that most prized possession! Chums Cap Retainer securely holds your hat to your jacket, shirt or pack. Lightweight with tough bulldog clips, no wind is too strong for this puppy.


    • Lightweight braided cord, tough bulldog clips hold fast

    • Securely holds your cap to jacket, shirt, pack, etc.

    • Available in black with rubber adjuster

    • Total length: 22 cm

    Assorted colours - Olive Green, Gey/Black, Navy, Red, Blue

    If you have a colour preference let us know, or we will send  random colour

  • Chums Floating Neo Keychain

    Attach your keys to the Floating Neo Keychain and never worry about losing them to the murky depths again. Quick-drying, foam-filled neoprene keeps keys weighing up to 40g (1.4oz) afloat, and a variety of bright colors and prints not only add style points, but also make your keys easy to spot in the water.

    • Stylish closed cell foam filled neoprene flotation device for your keys

    • Floats keys for boats, PWCs and other water craft

    • Visible with silver split ring

    • Floats 3 keys, 1.4 oz (40g)

    • Test floatation in shallow water before heading offshore
  • Chums Upcycled Glasses Retainer

    This stylish eyewear retainer is constructed from a high-performance blend of 52% upcycled cotton and 48% post-consumer recycled PET bottles.

    Made in Hurricane, Utah, USA. 


    • Fits standard-sized frames

    • Bead adjusts for superb fit

    • Hand wash with mild soap. Rinse thoroughly. Stretch to original length.

    • Made in the USA

    • Length: 36.8 cm
  • Chums Fish Tip 3mm Single

    This is the eyewear retainer for the angler in all of us: The Fish Tip eyewear retainer has a molded fish-shaped tip that swallows your frames for a secure, low-profile fit. Incredible detail, durable perlon 3mm rope with an adjustable slider and legendary Chums quality!


    • Custom molded fish tip grip holds eyewear tightly

    • Patent pending detailed fish design

    • Durable braided 3mm nylon rope

    • Made in the USA

    • Length: 31 cm

    • Weight without packaging: 0.3 oz.
  • Chums Original Retainer Large

    The easily adjustable Chums Original retainer is the product that put us on the map. Millions agree: it is ideal for all forms of action, be it on water, land, snow, or in the air. The original cotton eyeglass retainer has it all: quality, comfort, and the ability to fit most standard frames.


    • Fits standard-sized frames
    • Bead adjusts for superb fit
    • Hand wash with mild soap. Rinse thoroughly. Stretch to original length.
    • Made in the USA
    • Length: 36.8 cm
    • Weight without packaging: 0.4 oz.
  • Chums Slip Fit Rope Glasses Retainer

    The Chums Slip Fit rope retainer slides over your eyewear frames to provide a forward-mounted style. The nylon rope construction provides unique strength and durability, while adjustable bead allows you to easily find the perfect spot for your shades. Fits small to medium frames.

    • Streamlined forward-mount ends

    • Fits small to medium frames.

    • Fully adjustable with bead

    • Durable nylon perlon cord construction

    • Made in the USA

    • Length: 35cm
  • Chums Switchback Silicone Glasses Retainer 

    The new Switchback Silicone Eyewear Retainer is a one-piece molded retainer. The temple ends can accommodate a wide variety of eyewear via its two-port design: one port for larger frames and one port for smaller and wire frames. 

    • Non-absorbent and stretchy

    • Top port fits wire frames

    • Bottom port fits standard and large frames

    • UV and corrosion resistant

    • Multiple attachment options both right side up and upside down

    • Length: 44 cm
  • Chums Glassfloat Classic Glasses Retainer

    Since being introduced in the early 90’s the Glassfloat Classic has been a fan favorite and a best seller. The Glassfloat Classic fits most frames and will float up to 45g (most sunglasses fall under this mark). Comfortable, durable and quick-drying the Glassfloat Classic does everything you want it to.

    Foam-filled soft woven polyester

    Adjustable slider for snug fit

    Fits over most frame styles

    Standard flotation - Floats frames up to 45 g

    Length: 36cm approx

  • Chums Dual Float Keychain

    Never worry about getting stranded in the middle of a lake again! Next time your dad jumps off the boat with his keys in his pocket they’ll be secured with this floating carabiner. Clip one side to your belt loop and one side to your keys, in the off chance it comes loose you’ll be able to spot it in the water thanks to high visibility colors. Keeps up to 50g (1.7oz) afloat at the surface. 

    • Two Hang-On carabiners
    • Floats up to 50g (1.7oz)
    • Can clip on to 2 items at a time
    • Hi Visibility, easy to spot in water
  • Chums Orbiter Adjustable Glasses Retainer

    Introducing the new and improved Adjustable Orbiter, the golden child of the Orbiter family. Y’all loved the adjustment capability so much that we decided to make it even easier and smoother. Snug these babies up and they will lockdown your glasses with a steel grip (stainless steel) then loosen them right back up to let your glasses rest around your neck.

    • Ultra-lightweight stainless steel

    • Low-profile, flat temples eliminate pressure points

    • Universal temple design fits large and small frames

    • Made in the USA

    • Smallest adjustable size: 25 cm
    • Largest adjustable size: 13 cm
  • Chums Baja Urban Glasses Retainer

    Meet the newest Chums Urban retainer - the Baja Urban! With inspiration from Mexico and Central America, this colorful retainer will bring some beach into your life every day. Combined with an Urban End, this retainer fits most sunglasses.
    • Featuring Chums Urban End - grips even the tiniest frames and fits onto larger frames

    • Comfortable polyester woven cord

    • Keeps your eyewear secure
  • Chums Surf Short Wallet

    The Chums fan favorite! This durable wallet allows you to carry everything you need while staying small and compact. The perfect wallet for globetrotters, hippies and drifters alike.

    • The perfect stash wallet with disappearing key ring

    • Durable rip-stop nylon

    • Two zip pockets for cards and cash

    • All in one compact size fits small pockets

    • Outside ID window

    • Dimensions:114mm x 762mm
  • Chums Splash Bag - Large

    Consider Chums Splash Bag like your valuable insurance policy. Built with 3 double sealed Zip-lock rows and a roll top closure. Ditch the old ziploc sandwich bag and get some real security for your valuables. Comes in Small and Large size.

    • 3 double sealed Zip-lock rows

    • Roll down top

    • Two snaps make a secured seal with easy access

    • Take clear photos

    • Bring any personal essentials with you on or near the water

    • Large Dimensions: 9" x 7" x 1"
    • Large Internal Dimensions: 7.25in x 6.5in
  • Chums Bandit Wallet 

    The Bandit Bi-Fold is a minimalist bi-fold-style wallet that punches way above its weight class. With four card slots, a clear ID window, and external elastic for stashing folded cash, the Bandit Bi-Fold carries the essentials in a slim, low-profile package that's equally at home in your front or back pocket. Seal the deal with a secure magnetic closure and you'll be wondering how you lived with that George Costanza wallet in your jeans for so long.

    • Minimalist bi-fold design

    • 4 credit card slots

    • Clear ID window

    • External elastic for stashing cash

    • Secure magnetic closure

    • 100mm x 65mm
  • Chums Stingray Camera Floating Wrist Lanyard

    The Stingray Adjustable Floating Wrist Lanyard securely hangs on to you gear with Duraflex side-release buckles. The included carabiner clip gives you various attachment options.

    Screenprinted with reflective ink, making it easy to spot the Stingray floating in the water.

    The tether string attachment allows you to use the Stingray for all sorts of outdoor accessories that you don't want sinking to the bottom of the lake.