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Crooked Horn Outfitters Bino Harness

Just bought one.  Anyone else use this thing.  Normally I carry my binos in my daypack and only break them out when spotting or glassing.  Wearing binos around the neck for a few hours can really lead to a real pain in the neck.  Have yet to hook up my Zeiss binos to this new harness.  Looking forward to using it though this summer when scouting a new area.

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I bought one of them from

I bought one of them from Sportsman's a few years ago but I have never used it.  When I looked at it and how your binoculars are attached to it seamed a little bit flimsy.  Now a friend of mine has one and likes it.  He did change the way that the binoculars are attached some and added a couple of quick release key holders (the type that you can have a key on both ends and separate in the middle) so that if he wanted to he could take the binoculars off of the harness and put them back on in seconds and didn't have to fumble around trying to do it. 

I am thinking about digging the one that I bought out and using it on my trip up to British Colombia this coming May for my bear hunt.  All I have usually done is to slip my binoculars into my shirt to keep them from banging around.     

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I used one of them for many

I used one of them for many years with good results but recently switched to the badlands system and would never go back. I don't get the price listed here though as I paid alomst 50 less for it 6 months ago.

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I have been stuffing them

I have been stuffing them into my shirt now for over 40 years and for that price I think that I'll continue to stuff them into my shirt. 

However that harness looks good if you are packing some larger binoculars from looking at the straps.  It also looks like that harness would weigh almost as much as my 10x40's. 

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Yeah I agree Critter, the ring and zip-tie seem pretty weak.  They probably are tough, but, zip-ties? Really?  I was a bit disappointed to see zip-ties included.  I'll just have to try it out I'm sure it's a good system.  Just just don't like carrying my binos around my neck anymore.  What a difference 20 years can make on a person's body.  When I was in college, things like carrying binos around my neck were never a bother to me, but I notice it bothers me a bit now. Truthfully, the type of cover in some of the areas I hunt elk and deer could best be hunted by keeping my binos in my pack most of the time.  I'll try this harness out this coming spring and summer. I'll probably consider replacing the included rings and zip-ties with simply a better ring.  But like I said, the binos mostly are around my neck when scouting or early morning glassing on the hunt.  During the actual hunt, my 10x40's take a back seat and usually go right into my backpack.

 

That Badlands system looks like a pretty substanial system, but for $130......no thanks.  Just like everything else out there that's camo I see no reason to go to the extent to have a camo pattern when the maker goes the extra step to flash their brand across the front of it in bright RED Confused I woudn't call a bino harness a nessesity, more of a luxury, but as I age they seem like something to consider.  Guess I should be lucky as I'm still relatively young.

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I love mine I've been using

I love mine I've been using it for about 2 yrs its going on 3 this yr and I wouldn't go back to using a neck strap. I put a little bigger key ring holders on mine and that's it. Here is a pic of me wearing mine.

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I've been using CrookedHorn

I've been using CrookedHorn system for at least 10 years,and would not go out without them. I got them at a hardwear store in UT and they where $18. Clips have never failed. They have streatched a little,but I just tightened them up. I do put them inside shirt or vest to keep from banging around,but they are right there when I need them. I use them with both of my binos,8x30 Steiners and 10x50 Alpens.

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