I have listed all of the positives - There are two other slight downsides to using this system abd it would appear that they are only going to come into play when bowhunting - because the deer (or other game) may be very close to you when you first see them...
It takes just a second longer to bring the binos to bear when you want to use them - with a harness (which is the minimum I think you would want to use - the neck strap is for the birds) you simply raise the binos, flip off the front and rear covers and you in business - with this case it is just a little slower however
What I gave noticed is that the objective lens covers on my binos have little thumb tabs on them and in most cases just pulling thrm out of the case opens these covers - so that was a hidden bonus!
The other thing is that while the case is softly made and opens and closes almost silently, there is the tiniest bit of noise involved on getting the binos out of the case
This would be a problem ONLY if your quarry were literally right on top of you
I just got back from my elk trip to Colorado and must say that I learned quite a bit about hiking in that one trip. I researched all I could on the internet and thought I was prepared going out. For the most part I was but I want to pass on a few major things I learned that helped me drastically!
1. Pack light. I know this may sound like common sense but believe me. After reading everyone's advice on what you need to pack, chances are your pack will end up weighing more...