Binocular harness
Binocular Harness Shootout

Welcome to our binocular harness head-to-head test! We’ve gathered some of the top harnesses on the market, including the Sitka MTN Harness, Marsupial, FHF Gear, Adak, Alaska Guide Creation Ravus, Badlands XR, Outdoor Vision, T&K Hunting, and Stone Glacier Skyline, to see which one performs the best in various tests. Our six tests include jogging, bending over, jumping, crawling, water resistance, and field tests. Let’s get started!

 Test 1: Jogging

We tested each harness while jogging to see which one stays in place and doesn’t bounce around. The Sitka MTN Harness and FHF Gear Bino Harness were the top performers in this test, keeping our binoculars secure during our run.

Test 2: Bending Over

We wanted to see which harnesses would keep our binoculars in place while we bent over. The Sitka MTN Harness, FHF Gear Bino Harness, and Stone Glacier Skyline all performed exceptionally well in this category.

Test 3: Jumping

Jumping can cause your binoculars to bounce around, which can be a major distraction when moving quickly. The Sitka MTN Harness, FHF Gear Bino Harness, and Stone Glacier Skyline all excelled in this test, keeping our binoculars secure while we jumped.

Test 4: Crawling

When hunting in rugged terrain, crawling is often necessary. We tested each harness to see which one would keep our binoculars clean during this activity. The Stone Glacier Skyline, Alaska Guide Creations Ravus, T&K Hunting Bino Harness, Marsupial Gear Binocular Pack, Adak Bino Harness, and Outdoor Vision Bino Harness were all able to withstand the test, keeping our binoculars debris free during this test.

Test 5: Water Resistance

Hunting can often involve exposure to water, whether it be rain or crossing a river. We wanted to see which harnesses would keep our binoculars dry during these situations. The Alaska Guide Creations Ravus, Marsupial Gear Binocular Pack, and Badlands Bino XR Harness were all able to keep our binoculars dry during our water resistance test.

Test 6: Field Tests

In our final test, we took each harness out into the field to see how they performed during real-life hunting situations. Each harness was tested on multiple hunts throughout the season, and we found that each harness had its own pros and cons depending on your hunting style, body size, and the features you prefer a harness to have.


After putting these nine harnesses through their paces in our six tests, it’s clear that each harness has its own strengths and weaknesses. However, for me, my hunting style, and the features I prefer my harness to have, The Sitka MTN Harness, Marsupial, and FHF gear rose to the top. These three harnesses performed exceptionally well in multiple tests and are made with high-quality materials that will stand up to heavy use in the field. Ultimately, the best harness for you will depend on your individual needs and preferences, but any of the harnesses we tested would make a great addition to your hunting gear.

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