Best Bino Harness?

Squatch

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Looking for some advice. I just received my Leica 3200 and now I am in need of a good case system to wear while hunting. Open to suggestions with reasons for the recommendation and thank you in advance.
 

Varmint Hunter

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I use a Badlands bino case which also holds your rangefinder right where you need it. It has small pouches on each side for other gear and a map/license pouch in the back. It also has tethers built in so you can drop your equipment. The closures are magnetic and are very convenient.
There is also a concealed waterproof cover which can be deployed in heavy rain.

 

highdrum

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I use the FHF gear bino harness with rangefinder pouch, also have a kestrel pouch on left side. I'm quite happy with it. Comes in multiple sizes/colors.
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Looking for some advice. I just received my Leica 3200 and now I am in need of a good case system to wear while hunting. Open to suggestions with reasons for the recommendation and thank you in advance.
Eberlestock nose gunner check one out
 

BrentM

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I use the alaska guide creations harness for my 3200. It's an awesome harness. It has a front pouch for my kestrel, side pouches for whatever, and they have accessories to add. I run a side pouch for my phone. They really did a fantastic job with their set up.
 

mnoland30

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My theory is that if you keep your binos in a bag, you're not using them enough. I modified a pair of suspenders to hold mine. They were Dickies brand, and I cut the front straps short and put a groment in to tie my binos to. The back piece hooks under my belt. I get the best of both worlds, It holds the binos very comfortably, and holds up my pants.
 

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I’ve tried owned Badlands, older Marsupial, Stone Glacier, and now the newer enclosed Marsupial. The SG is awesome as it can adjust to the height of your binos. However, I use a pair of GPO 8*32s for my chest pack, so I went back to the Marsupial as it fit me better. When carrying my 15*56s, I just use a Vortex elastic harness. Those are usually just in the pack and come out for glassing.
FYI…I still have my SG and will likely be selling it. Comes complete and only used for one week last year. PM me if your interested. I haven’t sold anything here, but I’ve bought & sold lots of stuff on ArcheryTalk.
 

BrentM

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My theory is that if you keep your binos in a bag, you're not using them enough. I modified a pair of suspenders to hold mine. They were Dickies brand, and I cut the front straps short and put a groment in to tie my binos to. The back piece hooks under my belt. I get the best of both worlds, It holds the binos very comfortably, and holds up my pants.
What does this have to do with his question? It's not a bag, its a bino harness.
 

bls8433

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I settled on the Marsupial for my Leica's. I like the access it provides with the protective flap that folds forward and is automatically held out of the way. It is easy for a one handed operation with bow or rifle in the other hand. As well if you are in one spot glassing, the binos area easily stashed in and out as you need them with the flap out of the way.
I previously used a harness without a 'bag' and counter to the reference to using them less often, I use them more with the protective bag as it is one handed operation. With the harness, I was always removing and replacing the optic caps.
Quite a number of good options. I like the Marsupials for smaller size, and well thought out design.
 

jlostrander

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I leave my strap on and put them in the chest bag. The bag brand is vortex. I think what ever system needs to be as hassle free as possible. If you never have to crawl, I think just a strap is fine. Your system needs to be a stress free and fatigue free as possible. My Vortex bag works, it was not super expensive. My Leicas are 10x42. The vorex bag has three additional compartments aside from the main compartment.
 

Straight Shooter

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I have a County 6 and a Badlands bino harness. I usually hunt in cooler or cold weather and have had binocs hanging around my neck for the last 58 years. Just tuck them inside my jacket or hoodie when not in use. Have gone to a bino harness the last few years but haven't noticed that it made much difference. Except taking the weight off my neck which I think is one of their main purposes and the most useful to me.
 

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