I am going to go out on a limb and state that you will likely go through a few binoculars harnesses once you have tried them yourself. Most of us do go through this. We learn by actually using the harness and once we get a good fit (like boots let's say) then we stick with it. You will realize things about your decision after you have used it in the field. The binoculars harness is based on personal preference and each person is different. You may think you like something until you try and learn that you do not, and vice versa.I have read multiple threads here on Rokslide and others elsewhere. Here is the list of those still under consideration:
The AGC, FHF and KUIU are obviously first quality, and seem to be beloved by many. Here are the criteria or features I am looking for:
- AGC Kodiak KISS
- Cabelas Teck-Lite
- Rick Young Outdoors (RYO) ultralight
Thoughts, suggestions, experiences or challenges to my basic criteria or assumptions are welcome. Thanks.
- I want the cover to quietly open forward (like KUIU, BinoBro, and Cabelas Teck-lite.)
- I like almost everything about the KUIU except that you must attach your binos to the top strap. I don't like having to be locked in to the harness. (I suppose a QD arrangement could mitigate this to some degree.)
- I want quick, quiet, easy, one handed access and return to case
- I want a minimum of thickness (dimension from chest outward), and a minimum of weight and bulk.
- It must work well while wearing a backpack, (either day pack or full backpack.)