Product was attached to M.O.L.L.E Vest. Within a 2 days the stitching for M.O.L.L.E attachment (at the plastic buckle) had completely come apart. I used the case in a variety of weather conditions and the case itself has held up well in the heat 100 degrees F. and in the high humidity. No material fading in direct sunlight. The inside is large enough to hold any size glasses I can think of, including very large frames. The downside is that the case is only water resistant for a few minutes. (we train in the rain) So very quickly I discovered that after exposure to moderate rain (about 15 Min) the case was completely drenched. I was thrilled when I got the case and new frames, and believed that this would hold up just as well as all of the MANY other 5.11 products I have. Huge disappointment. Its good to attach to a fixed object (car visor, Seatback organizer, Etc.) I do not recommend it for mobile attached uses (belt, Vest, Bag)as you may lose the case, and perhaps glasses as well. The service and delivery from 5.11 was fantastic as always. I do hope that 5.11 will revamp the stitching with either double or heavier nylon thread. That should fix the issue and increase durability and allow it to be used AS ADVERTISED.
I have owned 3 of these cases. One of them currently had the stitching ripped out of it because I was walking with my bag and it brushed against a stair post. If I didn't see and hear the tear I would have lost the case and my sunglasses. It came right off and I had to catch it (the case) in fact. I was extremely disappointed as this case is designed to be placed externally and most of my rugged use is tossing my bag in/out of my car and in/out of lockers at work. I couldn't imagine what would happen with actual rugged use. It is a good looking case and it matches my 511 bag which I also own several of. I like the fact that I can unzip the pouch and retrieve my sunglasses without having everything go everywhere. It has a retaining cord that keeps the case from opening too much and I also keep the sunglasses pouch tied off to it so I can wipe my sunglasses down while I am walking to my next destination without fear of dropping it. So far that is the only problem I have with it is the stitching.
This case fits my Oakley Tightropes well. IT could be smaller/thinner in the dimension that runs parallel to the zipper. It could be 20% smaller in that measurement and I don't see it limiting any glasses that fit the other two dimensions.
The case is night and lightweight, while still providing adequate crush protection - it's the perfect balance in my opinion. The interior is soft. The exterior is attractive enough IMO.
The SlickStick attachment system is an extremely secure method of attaching to molle/pals webbing, but one of my complaints is that, while it's secure, it is NOT fast. Because this case is a bit bulky to have attached to the outside of your bag at all time, I would like to be able to take it off when I'm not using it. Installation and removal with the SlickStick system takes several minutes. It's also somewhat limited in that you can attach the case to your belt with the SlickStick system, but only one direction, vertically, not horizontally.
What I would really, REALLY have liked to see w/ this case is a simple loop to attach a carabiner or some paracord. That would have been so simple, but it would have greatly increased the attachment options. I'm trying to figure out how I could add something onto mine myself... maybe rivets...
This is an update from the review I wrote for this product about 3 months ago. I've come to find out that the exterior of this case is not very durable; not durable enough to carry on the outside of an everyday carry pack, in my opinion.
Basically, there are several (many) places on the outside of this case that must have snagged on various things (stucco walls are probably a high probability) in the course of regular everyday carry. This might not be an issue if you don't have the case attached on the side of your bag, as I do, but it HAS been less than 4 months.
Now, I should say, I have no doubt that my glasses are completely protected inside the case just as well as before, but because the case is already starting to show wear on the outside, I am in search of a replacement.
Protects glasses well even during vigorous movement. The slick stick system makes the case easy to attach to belt or molle gear. Wrap around zipper makes accessing glasses easy even while on the go.
Great eye case to use for the outdoors. I attach this to my 5.11 backpack with the sickstick on it. It protects my sun glasses against everything I've thrown at it when I'm not wearing them. Great product. I totally recomend it.
Solid case which attaches to the webbing of your bag.