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Old 09-25-2016, 11:32 AM
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Default Binocular harness

I recently purchased a new set of binoculars, the Nikon Monarch 7 10X42s. I'm looking for a harness for them, I've noticed they range from $10-$110.

I like the idea of the binocular sitting in a pouch to offer some protection to them.
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I now have a harness made by bushnell after having made a couple to use in the past.

The nocs lay so securely and out of the way just for turning them loose that i wouldn't want a small measure more of protection at the cost of how handy they are to use now.
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Check the offerings at your local camera store. Any camera strap ought to work. I like the Tascam stuff.
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Check out sportsmans warehouse ... I run the standard cabelas "bra" but my buddy has a fly setup with a neoprene cover and that's where he got it
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Check the offerings at your local camera store. Any camera strap ought to work. I like the Tascam stuff.
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Badlands makes a nice one, and they aren't that expensive. I got mine on eBay
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I suggest looking for one that has an integrated protective case so you don't have to take off the binoculars if you need to shoot prone.

Also consider whether you want something that integrates into a pack, or something standalone that you can wear under a pack.

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I use the nimrod bino strap with no case just one more thing to mess with......now if it was rainy or snowing the case can help but it quite raining in Cali a few years ago.....
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I bought my strap at BassPro.
I think it was $20.
Holds it tight to my chest.
Has clip to be able to remove it from the 2 elastic straps.
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I suggest looking for one that has an integrated protective case so you don't have to take off the binoculars if you need to shoot prone.

Also consider whether you want something that integrates into a pack, or something standalone that you can wear under a pack.
I prefer the BinoSlicker to an integrated hard case. Still offers good protection from water and dust/debris), and easier to get on/off. Lighter and less bulky, too.

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Spudz...er%26CQ_st%3Db
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"Eagle Optics". Your search is over.
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I have the Horn Hunter bino bib. $60 on ebay shipped to my house.

I really like having the range finder right there also along with a pouch for my wind checker. I am kicking myself for not buying one sooner. It is a huge help, especially if you archery hunt.
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Been through a bunch of them and stopped looking after getting a FHF harness

http://fhfgear.com/hunting/bino-harness/

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Horn Hunter Harness for me, I can carry Bino's and my range finder all day with developing a sore neck.
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Alaska Guide Creations. Best out there as far as I am concerned. http://www.alaskaguidecreations.com/
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I started out with the Eagle Optics harness, but ended up scratching the lens of my binocs while crawling through brush and swimming in manzanita.

Then I got a chest harness/case from a guy on snipershide. This was great for protecting them, but for frequent walking and glassing it was a bit cumbersome. These are great for hunting situations where you are shooting more than glassing (coyote, squirrels). I keep calls in the side pockets and extra ammo/mag in the pocket against your chest. It will also fit a g26 in the inner pocket if you are "hiking". (similar to the Alaskan model above).

For my new pair of bincos, I got the Kuiu harness. I have found this to be superior to the other options because has quick access and good protection. Highly recommend.

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So I want the FHF and I am sure it is worth it but the price is a lot to stomach.
For right now I have decided to go with a simple DIY paracord harness.

Here in Alabama a lot of hunting is relatively stationary so I don't see myself needing a super rugged setup.
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If you don't want to pull the trigger on a better pair, get the eagle optics ones for cheap and just put your bino case around them while you are going to and from the stand. That's what I did post-scratch...
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I prefer the BinoSlicker to an integrated hard case. Still offers good protection from water and dust/debris), and easier to get on/off. Lighter and less bulky, too.

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Spudz...er%26CQ_st%3Db
I meant that something like this Vortex rig is preferable to an "open air" harness.





The Horn Hunter Bino Hub looks solid because it has the integrated rangefinder pocket, but my worry is that the straps and buckles would be uncomfortable if you wear it under a pack:



For me, the best setup would have plain webbed straps that lay flat under a backpack, a soft case, and a rangefinder pocket. Haven't found it yet, but the Vortex looks close.
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The problem that I have that most of you don't is that I wear a climbing harness which adds a bit of complexity to things.
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