Today we talk about binocular harnesses. We go through all five harnesses in depth that the Jordan’s have used and a few that they’ve handled but not used in the field. Hopefully this episode gives you a better idea of a harness that will work best for you.

  • Alaska Guide Creations models – KISS, Hybrid, Kodiak Cub, Alaska Classic, Denali. Plus max pocket
    Prices – $95-100, $100-105, $100-105, $105-110, $115
    Accessories – Rangefinder pouch, Pistol holder, Accessory adapter, Ultralight harness, Stalker hydration pack, rain cover (bino shield)
    Material – Cordura like material, auto lock buckles
    Pros – lots of padding, easy in and out, lots of pockets, seems durable
    Cons – bulky/heavy, rear deploying


3 sizes – small, medium, large
Prices – $90. Padded mesh on harness +10
Accessories – rangefinder, small zippered, various radio pouches(I have large, fits       Midland radio nicely with room), rain cover, padded mesh harness
Material – auto lock buckles, cordura like material on front, fleece lining
Pros – forward folding and stays open, solid magnets, cell phone pocket,
Cons – open sides (not full containment), tiny front pocket


3 sizes – medium, large, x-large
Prices – $109,$113, $118
Accessories – rangefinder and gps pouch, rain cover, field aid kit
Material – YKK zippers, ITW slides and buckles, SilentHyde material
Pros – forward folding, small but stretch front pocket, fairly quiet material
Cons – magnet could be stronger, wish there was a back pocket for cell phone


One size
Price – 150$ includes rangefinder pocket
Accessories – rangefinder pocket (fits my Sig 2400 perfectly) that’s included, pockets coming (I’ve tried one and they’re good)
Material – Woven polyester-nylon blend face fabric and fleece backer, hypalon fabric in high wear areas, smaller buckles not auto lock
Pros – most quiet harness, forward folding, closure system, the way pockets will attach
Cons – tiny extra pockets, rangefinder pocket won’t fit some rangefinder models


3 sizes – small, med, large
Prices – $110, $115, $120
Accessories – rangefinder pocket (have one and wish it folded forward, overall good), pack suspension kit, various gps pouches, bear spray holder, tech pouch(love it), kestrel pouch, kydex holster attachment, handwarmer
Material – 500D Cordura, Microfiber lining, 1” Duraflex auto lock buckles
Pros – tough, knife pocket, rear pocket, bottom attachment points, small slot pockets on lid
Cons – rear opening, tiny front pocket


  • Other brands –
    Muley Freak– Price: $125. $110

Sitka Bino Bivy– Price: $149 12x-15x

Kuiu Bino Harness– Price: $79
Pro Bino Harness – $100

Badlands– Price: $140

  Mystery Ranch– Price: $75

Alaska Guide Creations - 1:30
Marsupial - 11:10
Outdoor Vision - 19:30
Adak - 24:30
FHF - 30:30


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Jordan Budd was born and raised on her family's cattle ranch near Rushville, Nebraska. Growing up on the ranch provided numerous opportunities for antelope, mule deer, whitetail, turkeys, and predators. Having always rifle hunted, during high school she bought a bow and taught herself archery and every since has been hooked. Videography and photography has also been a passion of hers since high school, and in 2014 she was brought onto the show Best of the West TV as a field producer and editor, filming hunts during spring and fall throughout the West and other regions including Alaska, Canada, and New Zealand. She now lives in Cody, Wyoming and works full time for the show. She thoroughly enjoys the backpacking life while testing out gear, scouting the high country, taking photos and just enjoying the time around wildlife and being in the outdoors. She loves writing articles and making videos to pass on what she has learned to benefit fellow hunters heading into the field.