I’ve had a hard time keeping my Dewalt goggles from getting scratched, scored, and dinged. They don’t get damaged from use, they get damaged from putting them down lens-first on hard surfaces, or by the other tools in a work tote.
When I purchased a new pair of goggles to replace the old ones, I also looked for a storage solution that would help me keep them usable for longer than a month. The best option I found was the Caseling hard case for Dewalt safety goggles.
This hard case was designed to fit the Dewalt DPG82-11 and DPG82-21 safety goggles. It measures 8.1″ L x 5″ W x 3.55H and the goggles fit inside with little room to spare. This banana-shaped design wastes less space than the other semi-circular-style cases on the market.
The case has a soft inner lining to protect the goggle lens against scratches and they claim the case is water resistant.
The Caseling hard case pictured above ships with a strap (that you’ll likely quickly throw away) and sells for around $9 on Amazon.
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I picked up the Caseling hard case because I didn’t want to to waste space in a tool tote bag with a large goggles case. The banana shape actually fits really well around other tools. Below you can see how it fits right around the handle of the drill in the tote.
I’ve been using the hard case for over a month and it’s kept the goggles pretty scratch free. The few scratches in the goggles are from the week I used the goggles before I bought the case.
In the above picture you can see my old goggles on top and my current goggles on the bottom. It’s really hard to show how badly the old goggles were scratched. When you don the goggles, the difference in vision quality really becomes apparent.
The only real issue I’ve had with the case is that the zippers don’t travel well along the concave (back) side of the case. I think this is just a problem with the way zippers work. It does add a second or so when you zip and unzip the case to make sure the zipper doesn’t stick.
Do you have any other solutions for keeping your goggles or safety glasses free of scratches?