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Old 06-09-2021, 07:57 AM   #1
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Default Binocular Harness - which one?

What do you all use - and are totally happy with?

I have the normal, cheap harness. Pretty darn good, except that the straps are slick and it only stays adjusted right for a few minutes & then the binoculars slide down to waist level. Kind of gotten used to this, but would like better.
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Old 06-09-2021, 08:00 AM   #2
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Marsupial here
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Old 06-09-2021, 08:14 AM   #3
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Ive used Alaska Guide Creations, and currently Kuiu and love them both.
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Old 06-09-2021, 08:25 AM   #4
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I have a T and K hunting gear bino harness and love it. Haven’t used it in the field yet but have shot my bow with it on and it doesn’t get in the way and doesn’t move around.
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Old 06-09-2021, 08:33 AM   #5
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I have a Kuiu harness, really wish I would have spent the extra money and got the marsupial! My buddy has one and it is superior in my opinion
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Old 06-09-2021, 08:35 AM   #6
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the marsupial! My buddy has one and it is superior in my opinion
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Old 06-09-2021, 08:42 AM   #7
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https://www.marsupialgear.com/collec...binocular-pack
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Old 06-09-2021, 08:42 AM   #8
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Check out the Rick Young harness if you dont need a pouch, its cheap and works. Also sells attachments for rangfinders etc.
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Old 06-09-2021, 08:47 AM   #9
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We caught the badlands harness on sale last year and grabbed a couple. Wasnt something I thought I would like but it was handy in New Mex and S. Tx doing spot and stalk
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Old 06-09-2021, 08:51 AM   #10
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I have a Kuiu harness, really wish I would have spent the extra money and got the marsupial! My buddy has one and it is superior in my opinion
I have the Kuiu pro and didn't go with the marsupial for a few reasons. Kuiu is waterproof, you can fit more sixes of binos in one harness with the shim system, and the largest Kuiu bino harness doesn't weigh as much as the smallest Marsupial.

Not sure if you have the older Kuiu but the pro is top notch and very well built.
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Old 06-09-2021, 08:53 AM   #11
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Another fan of the Rick Young product. Virtually no weight to it.
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Old 06-09-2021, 08:53 AM   #12
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Check out the Rick Young harness if you dont need a pouch, its cheap and works. Also sells attachments for rangfinders etc.
This is what I use. I like them because they are not as hot as the other bulky ones.
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Old 06-09-2021, 09:00 AM   #13
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I have the Kuiu pro and didn't go with the marsupial for a few reasons. Kuiu is waterproof, you can fit more sixes of binos in one harness with the shim system, and the largest Kuiu bino harness doesn't weigh as much as the smallest Marsupial.

Not sure if you have the older Kuiu but the pro is top notch and very well built.
I do not have the pro, I like my kuiu for what it is and the price I paid, but if I had another backcountry hunt planned this year I would definitely get a different harness. From what you are saying about the pro it sounds like I need to look into it. I never concern myself with weight too much because I am a really big guy, I just don't like things moving around and the harness I'm running is always needing adjustment.
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Old 06-09-2021, 09:01 AM   #14
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Another check for the Marsupial. Went on several rough scouting trips with it and it holds up good.
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Old 06-09-2021, 09:03 AM   #15
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I do not have the pro, I like my kuiu for what it is and the price I paid, but if I had another backcountry hunt planned this year I would definitely get a different harness. From what you are saying about the pro it sounds like I need to look into it. I never concern myself with weight too much because I am a really big guy, I just don't like things moving around and the harness I'm running is always needing adjustment.
I havent had any issue with it moving around or needing adjustments during hunts, But if your are ever in the South Houston area your more than welcome to check mine out.
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Old 06-09-2021, 09:04 AM   #16
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Badlands.
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Old 06-09-2021, 09:07 AM   #17
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I like the T and K. I have one in the classifieds. I just got another one special ordered some I’m selling the I already had. I don’t think you can go wrong with it. They are forward opening and have strong magnets for keeping the top held down
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Old 06-09-2021, 09:13 AM   #18
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I guess I’m not that picky. I use the $50 vortex harness.
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Old 06-09-2021, 09:14 AM   #19
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Functional, simple and inexpensive.

https://www.crookedhorn.com/products...ss-detail.html
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Old 06-09-2021, 09:36 AM   #20
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They all suck and make you feel like you have a lunchbox hanging on your chest. I tried every brand out there. The majority have loud material. Badlands was the most quiet, but to bulky for me. I went back to the Crooked Horn system with the Rick Young neoprene bino slicker.


I use the Alpine RF holster with my set-up.

Here is Alpine's bino system.
https://alpineproducts.com/product/a...est-bulk-copy/

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Old 06-09-2021, 09:39 AM   #21
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Old 06-09-2021, 09:40 AM   #22
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Old 06-09-2021, 09:47 AM   #23
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Check out the Rick Young harness if you dont need a pouch, its cheap and works. Also sells attachments for rangfinders etc.
This! You wont be sorry..
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Old 06-09-2021, 10:08 AM   #24
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Yep, I’m ordering a RY- I’m tired of the elastic strap ones loosing their integrity after a year or so!
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Old 06-09-2021, 10:13 AM   #25
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Another vote for marsupial. The full enclosure with magnetic hold open is nice
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Old 06-09-2021, 10:26 AM   #26
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Tried a bunch and by far the best is FHF, but this is all going to depend how and where you hunt. This is the only brand I have a complaint I can live with. All others are either too bulky, too stiff, sit wrong, aren’t tight enough, and a number of things. Everyone has their preferences but for me it’s hands down FHF.
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Old 06-09-2021, 10:27 AM   #27
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AGC here.
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Old 06-09-2021, 11:17 AM   #28
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Old 06-09-2021, 11:27 AM   #29
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Vortex worked for me in Alaska
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Old 06-09-2021, 11:38 AM   #30
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I like my FHF harness a lot.
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Old 06-09-2021, 11:50 AM   #31
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AGC here.
^^^ And they are made in America!
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Old 06-09-2021, 03:44 PM   #32
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Outdoor vision or Kuiu Pro. Won’t find better setups

I have the OV just because it had all the features before Kuiu made the Pro
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Old 06-09-2021, 03:48 PM   #33
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This thread just cost me $140 worth of Kuiu Pro harness & range finder case. Thanks.


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Old 06-09-2021, 04:00 PM   #34
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Have a T&K. First Gen. I like it.. been in Az and Wyoming with it.

Buddy runs a marsupial and it looks legit.

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Old 06-09-2021, 04:07 PM   #35
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Old 06-09-2021, 08:49 PM   #36
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Kuiu has the solid brown on sale right now.


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Old 06-09-2021, 09:30 PM   #37
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I love my kuiu pro. i can switch out binos and hold alot of stuff and not need a pack. and its super light on its own
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Old 06-09-2021, 10:25 PM   #38
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Alaskan guide creations
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Old 06-09-2021, 10:42 PM   #39
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I've tried AGK, a couple no names, Alps, and the Kuiu Pro. I absolutely love the Kuiu Pro and it's not even close. Also added the hydration pack for it and it works great for the situations where I've used it.
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Old 06-09-2021, 11:04 PM   #40
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Yes! Rabbithole of necessary gear acquisition. Thanks for posting the link.
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Old 06-09-2021, 11:27 PM   #41
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I like my FHF harness a lot.
Ill trade you some broadheads for your harness.

Good push.
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Old 06-10-2021, 05:57 AM   #42
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Badlands here with the magnetic closing pouch.
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Old 06-10-2021, 12:40 PM   #43
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Have been using the Badlands for years but if I was buying another it would be an Alaska Guide Creations because they have more storage pockets for came calls, GPS etc..
What I do like about the Badlands is the magnetic closure as it keeps dust completely out.

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Old 06-10-2021, 01:19 PM   #44
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Old 06-10-2021, 01:24 PM   #45
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Love my Adak. Going to get my son one for his birthday. Pricey, but they show up on camofire every so often for half price.

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Old 06-10-2021, 01:33 PM   #46
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Love my Adak. Going to get my son one for his birthday. Pricey, but they show up on camofire every so often for half price.

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Speak of the devil.

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Old 06-10-2021, 01:39 PM   #47
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I just ordered another one.
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Old 06-10-2021, 01:56 PM   #48
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I like my Sitka one, but I just ordered an ADAK one because Shane says it works, and because I'm a sucker for a deal! Bought my wife some binos for mother's day, so she'll need one anyway...
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Old 06-10-2021, 06:39 PM   #49
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Old 06-10-2021, 06:50 PM   #50
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