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BillH

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My old binocular harness stretched out and let my binoculars flop around on my chest. 
My question is: what is a great harness that keeps the binds close to your body to prevent getting in the way while coming to full draw.?
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My current favorite is from Kuiu...quietest I have found...I-have no complaints with it, but still wish it was quiter

Alaska Guide Creations also makes a great harness, not QUITE as quiet but close.
something totally different is the Rick Young harness, it’s pretty cool.

Yes, I have shot with all 3 of them on

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I carry my binos under my left arm swung around toward my back. Nothing extra to carry, never forget it, and they are accessible from any position including laying on your stomach.  Learned that long, long ago in a land far, far away.
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Bino buddy Oregon pack works
Love mine. Along with binos I carry gps small zipper compartment at bottom a compass could be as well. Side pouches elk calls in one and wind indicator in other. Other model just binos if you want. Also size specific.

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Frank buddy I do the same.  Frank
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I carry my binocular the same as fdp and Selden Slider.  I saw a photo or drawing in one of Fred Asbell's books showing an old school way
to "sling" the binocular. It uses a leather boot lace with a sliding knot.  This yields a two string sling so it isn't uncomfortable around the neck
and let's one carry them under the arm or slightly back around the ribs.  Sliding out one lace string through the knot makes the lace longer
for a comfortable hold while looking about.

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I'm a sling guy also.  I've tried the harness but prefer the sling. Like already mentioned just slide under arm when not using.  Even works well while wearing a pack.
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Another fan of the Rick Young Harness.  There are videos on Youtube that show you how to make one from Para-cord if you are the handy type.
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For me it depends on which binoculars i am using and what other gear i am carrying.  I use small binoculars and not so small binoculars.  In a pouch, on a "sling", in a pocket.  What ever works.
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I rarely carry binoculars.   Maybe something other than a neck strap would change my mind.   I'm going to look into it. 
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A couple of lifetimes ago, when 7x26 Bushnell Custom Compact binoculars were popular around here, we sewed a pocket on the front of a t-shirt to hold them. With your hunting shirt buttoned up they were secure.

These are the binoculars, but I suppose any similar, small model would work.

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The way for me is not a harness but the boot lace method Fred Asbell suggests in one of his books as others have mentioned. Works well for hunting or on the range. 
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Ray G, It's not "old school" it's keep it simple.  Frank
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I use the Rick Young type. Only mod I make is use a zip tie opposed to the O ring. In time the O ring will scar the binocular housing, whereas the zip tie won’t.
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I just put them inside the top of my outside layer.
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Ray G, It's not "old school" it's keep it simple.  Frank


Well Frank, it is simple - just not the modern way.  I like being able to tuck them back or under when cruising along or climbing our steep terrain.  Those other types work for some.  I have tried other types and just wasn't comfortable with them. 

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I rarely carry binoculars.  


Surely you can’t be serious?


.... meaning personally I’d go without a lot of other things before I went afield without binos. Not even kidding. So yes, a good carry method is very essential for use and enjoyment. 


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I use a Midway USA deluxe harness.  I have used it for several years and it holds the binocs close and doesn't interfere with my shooting.
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