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Man - you gotta try the Badlands Bino case!

Hey Folks -

While they are pricey at roughly $50.00 - you have got to try the Badlands bino case system.

It is one of the best new products I have seen in a long time!

The binos rest in an ingenious pocket that is sealed with a magnetic catch system. They are also tethered inside the case with a set of light, bungee type cords.

They sit in the case and the case is carried on the chest much like a traditional harness but the carrying straps and harness or so much more comfortable.

There is a pouch on the rear of the harness that will hold a small hydration bladder also.

They come with several pockets inside the case that are perfect for documents, licenses, etc and they are also equipped with a lens cleaning tissue that tucks into a little pocket inside the case.

Once you get over the sticker shock, they are a must buy!

Check 'em out... they are well worth a look!

 

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Jim in SC

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I don't know about the case

I don't know about the case part, but i am looking for some type of harness.  I have never used one though.  Do you know if that's something generic you can buy, or does it have to be specific to your type of binoculars???

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Hey CA-V, There are a ton of

Hey CA-V,

There are a ton of harnesses out there - for about $15 you can get a good one, that is SO much better than any strap that came with the binos...

The harness transfers the strain on the binos to your shoulders instead of around your neck - even a pair of smaller 8x40's gets heavy after a while.

The other thing a harness does is keep the binos closer to your chest when you lean forward - on a neck strap, they just fall away from you as you lean.

Look at Cabelas or BassPro - you can get them reasonable.

 

Thanks!

Jim

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The bino harnesses are the

The bino harnesses are the way to go. You can hike without ever feeling the weight of your binos.  I use crooked horn harness, but there are others.  Be sure to try them on if you can because they are not all the same.  I had one set that hurt my neck...irritated it from rubbing on it.

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I never go anywhere with out

I never go anywhere with out my harness attcahed to my binocs.  It makes them so handy and no strain on the next. 

I am not sure about the Badlands case, kinda looks bulky to me and I personally hate alot of bulk in that area especially when shooting my bow.  But maybe I will have to go ahead abd look into them as they may work real well in protecting them from elements..especially after elk season this year when it was reall hard to keep the eyes piceces dry.

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I thought they might be bulky

I thought they might be bulky but the case is not at all...

They ride perfectly and are not in the way for bowhunting at all.

I am phobic about lens damage - I use high end glass and this case is just simply the cat's pajamas when it comes to carry, use and protection for your binos.

Jim

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Thanks Jim.  It's funny, but

Thanks Jim.  It's funny, but I always get these $25 gift certificates for either Bass Pro or cabelas, and when the time comes to order anything, I forget about stuff like this.  I think I still have one for BP at home, so maybe I will have to take a drive and pick one up.

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I have used the Badlands case for four days now and it is one of the best investments I ever made

The way the straps are designed you barely even know you are wearing the case at all

This is much better than a traditional harness in my opinion

The ease of access is great too...flip the cover open and there are you well protected binos

Rain and snow?

No worries - your glass is protected until you need them

Extra pockets, while small - are very handy

The only issue I see so far is that the bungee type tethering cords are about two inches short - at least for the way I am wearing the case

When you lift the binos to your eyes, it pulls the case up just a little bit

You could make the argument that you do npot need the tethers...in fact I may remove them

Again - $50 very well spent!!

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Well youve got me sold.  I

Well youve got me sold.  I will have to see how many cabela points I have.  I think that will be my next purchase with them.  Thanks for the tip.

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I do not think you will be

I do not think you will be disappointed

If all Badlands products are as good as this case, they are the company to buy from for sure

I think they have the reputation of having very high quality products and great customer service and support - but that combination comes ata price, of course - thus the possible higher price when you buy

I use this statement all the time "buy one and cry once" - that is very true for this case

While $50 is not gonna break anyone - it is still $50 and we want to spend wisely - in this cas2, I think you can buy with confidence!

Now...if only I had won one of the Badlands packs in previous months....

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Oh yeah - my 43 mm binos fit

Oh yeah - my 43 mm binos fit perfectly in the case but my 56's do not

If you use a 50 mm bino you better take them to the store when you buy to make sure they fit inside the case easily

Or you can probably contact Badlands and tell them what make and size bino you use and they can tell you if they will fit

Just a thought!

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