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Old 01-05-2020, 09:20 PM   #1
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Default KUIU bino harness.

Who has one? What are your thoughts on it as far as ease of use and quietness of the system?
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Old 01-05-2020, 09:23 PM   #2
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Ive got one it’s very quiet and easy to access. I also added the rangefinder older to mine. Mine is very comfortable I can wear it all day long. I have the large cause I use 15x56 for hunting out west.
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Old 01-05-2020, 09:28 PM   #3
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Have one and like it but switched to the Alaska Guide Creations due to the extra pockets.
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Old 01-05-2020, 09:29 PM   #4
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Have one and like it but switched to the Alaska Guide Creations due to the extra pockets.
Which color? Interested in selling it? The only color they have in the pro series is gray. The other colors are back ordered.
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Old 01-05-2020, 10:17 PM   #5
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Default KUIU bino harness.

I have the pro pack with rangefinder holder. So far my favorite pack by far, they really nailed it with this one.
Had the badlands bino D before this one.

Itís quiet and holds the binos securely to your chest.
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Old 01-05-2020, 11:43 PM   #6
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Old 01-05-2020, 11:49 PM   #7
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I have the pro. Iím a big fan. Iíve used it all season long and even in early now season temps it never felt hot. I came to the kuiu after a badlands and I prefer the kuiu cause of the easier access and less bulk. I donít wear mine too tight and never had any issue with it moving at all.


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Old 01-06-2020, 08:16 AM   #8
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love mine
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Old 01-06-2020, 08:24 AM   #9
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I like it but I'd go with the newer Pro version as the old one doesn't stay up when you pull the binos out.

It's a lot quieter than the AGC due to the material but it's not as nicely made.
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Old 01-06-2020, 08:30 AM   #10
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I've got one and I love it.
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Old 01-06-2020, 01:49 PM   #11
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Would love the PRO version, but they are sold out until may 2020!!
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Old 01-06-2020, 01:53 PM   #12
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Outdoor Vision harness has been awesome for me
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Old 01-06-2020, 03:21 PM   #13
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I will look into these at the DSC show and the SCI show in Reno. I have never bought one and definitely need something for my swaro's and nikon range finder.
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Old 01-06-2020, 07:45 PM   #14
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I have the Pro. Love it. Used the Alaskan Guide for years. Like this one better. Less bulky. And I like that the top slides forward verses having to hold it up like the AGC.
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Old 01-06-2020, 08:08 PM   #15
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I have 3 and they’ve been to Colorado 3 times and their great never a issue .
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Old 01-06-2020, 08:18 PM   #16
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I have the pro version with storage pouch on the bottom. Toted it all over Colorado in the snow for 9 days and it did great. Also got the hydration bag that clips to the back, didn't use it then or it would have froze but that's been super useful back here in Texas on my son's public hunts here. Very happy with it. Wife has the Alaska Guide Creations and it's nice too but I definitely like the KUIU better by a considerable margin.
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Old 01-06-2020, 08:38 PM   #17
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Which color? Interested in selling it? The only color they have in the pro series is gray. The other colors are back ordered.
Sorry bud. Going to keep it.
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Old 01-06-2020, 08:40 PM   #18
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I have the Pro. Love it. Used the Alaskan Guide for years. Like this one better. Less bulky. And I like that the top slides forward verses having to hold it up like the AGC.
The way the lid folds and you have to unzip the entire side pocket zipper is the only things I donít like about the AGC.
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Old 01-06-2020, 10:04 PM   #19
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Iíve got 4-5 of them. I also have 3 Marsupial. Iíve tried just about every bino harness out there. I think they are like truck bed covers. All slightly different but there is no such thing as ďperfectĒ. You give up at least one thing with EVERY bino harness. The type of hunt I am going on dictates the harness (Kuiu or Marsupial). For me, these are the best two on the market by a good bit.
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Old 01-07-2020, 10:39 AM   #20
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I’ve got 4-5 of them. I also have 3 Marsupial. I’ve tried just about every bino harness out there. I think they are like truck bed covers. All slightly different but there is no such thing as “perfect”. You give up at least one thing with EVERY bino harness. The type of hunt I am going on dictates the harness (Kuiu or Marsupial). For me, these are the best two on the market by a good bit.
What determines which of these two you will use? I have the Marsupial, and have used it sparingly so far on Texas hunts. I like the low profile of it, but I think I'd want more storage room on a Backcountry hunt.

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Old 01-07-2020, 10:56 AM   #21
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What determines which of these two you will use? I have the Marsupial and have use it sparingly so far on Texas hunts. I like it, but I think I'd want more storage room on a Backcountry hunt.


Amount of activity and expected amounts of dust or moisture.

The straps on Kuiu are more comfortable when Iím putting on miles in warmer weather (wearing it over a merino wool shirt). If Iím wearing over thicker clothes or a jacket it wonít matter.

The Kuiu also provides more protection in dusty or rainy environments as it completely surrounds the bino. The Marsupial is open on the side and doesnít keep our dust or rain as well. Not a concern often but it is sometimes. If rain is just a potential then Iíll take the marsupial and keep a rain cover in my pocket.

The Marsupial is easier to get the binos in and out of and I enjoy the fact that Iím not basically unhooking the upper straps from the pouch every time I use my binos like I am with the Kuiu.

I will take my Kuiu harnesses when I go to hunt in BC next fall as it will be a very active hunt and rain is almost certain. Iíll use my marsupial when Iím hunting mule deer on the Eastern Plains of Colorado in December and all year when Iím chasing whitetail.

Storage isnít an issue to me as the only thing I want on my harness is my rangefinder and a wind checker bottle.
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Old 01-07-2020, 11:56 AM   #22
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Amount of activity and expected amounts of dust or moisture.

The straps on Kuiu are more comfortable when Iím putting on miles in warmer weather (wearing it over a merino wool shirt). If Iím wearing over thicker clothes or a jacket it wonít matter.

The Kuiu also provides more protection in dusty or rainy environments as it completely surrounds the bino. The Marsupial is open on the side and doesnít keep our dust or rain as well. Not a concern often but it is sometimes. If rain is just a potential then Iíll take the marsupial and keep a rain cover in my pocket.

The Marsupial is easier to get the binos in and out of and I enjoy the fact that Iím not basically unhooking the upper straps from the pouch every time I use my binos like I am with the Kuiu.

I will take my Kuiu harnesses when I go to hunt in BC next fall as it will be a very active hunt and rain is almost certain. Iíll use my marsupial when Iím hunting mule deer on the Eastern Plains of Colorado in December and all year when Iím chasing whitetail.

Storage isnít an issue to me as the only thing I want on my harness is my rangefinder and a wind checker bottle.


Why do you unhook your straps when you use your bino with the kuiu?

I hunted a week with 2 guys that had the pro model and I have the basic model, only time anyone unhooked a strap was to take the whole system off.
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Old 01-07-2020, 12:00 PM   #23
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Why do you unhook your straps when you use your bino with the kuiu?

I hunted a week with 2 guys that had the pro model and I have the basic model, only time anyone unhooked a strap was to take the whole system off.


I donít ďunhookĒ the top straps but the top straps are connected to the binos (not the pouch) and the pouch can flip down. Doesnít happen often but it seems like Iím up, moving and holding my bow with one and and using my binos with the other when it does happen. Not a huge issue but can be an inconvenience.

Like I said, Iíve tried just about every harness out there. Iím not digging on the Kuiu. I split my time between the Kuiu and the Marsupial. I like them both for what they are. But neither of them are perfect. However, I do believe that they are the two best options on the market for me.
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Old 01-07-2020, 12:05 PM   #24
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The way the lid folds and you have to unzip the entire side pocket zipper is the only things I donít like about the AGC.
Agreed.
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Old 01-07-2020, 03:08 PM   #25
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I like mine. Comfortable with easy access. Added a rangefinder holster over the side strap instead of the bottom. This XL is a little big for the 10x42ís I carry. Iíd trade for a L in the same model if someone needs XL.




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Old 01-07-2020, 03:39 PM   #26
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Any PROs for sale?
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Old 04-08-2020, 09:23 AM   #27
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Would love the PRO version, but they are sold out until may 2020!!
Got an email yesterday from KUIU ………..they are in stock and ready to ship!!! I ended up getting the new PRO harness, lanyard, rangefinder holder and additional storage that attaches at the bottom of the harness...….lol! It never ends!

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Old 04-08-2020, 09:47 AM   #28
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I've got one with the rangefinder add-on. Super quiet. Excellent system. Been using it for 2 seasons thus far.
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Old 04-08-2020, 09:48 AM   #29
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They're great. I have two. best ones i've used.
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Old 04-08-2020, 10:07 AM   #30
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They are great. I like mine. The only thing I have found I like better for western spot and stalk are the solo huntr bino/rangefinder harness. Very slim to your chest.
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Old 04-08-2020, 10:27 AM   #31
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I bought the pro harness at the Dallas Safari show in January. Just used it for the first time shed hunting this past weekend and it was very comfortable. Have only shot my bow with it on a handful of times and there are no clearance issues, which was my only worry.
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Old 04-08-2020, 11:28 AM   #32
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I have the pro pack with rangefinder holder. So far my favorite pack by far, they really nailed it with this one.
Had the badlands bino D before this one.

Itís quiet and holds the binos securely to your chest.
Interesting. I hated having to add another pack/holder for my rangfinder on several of the systems I purchased and returned.

The Bino D was perfect. The only thing I did was replace the metal rings on the lanyards with paracord for quietness.

If you don't mind your rangefinder being out in the elements.....The Crooked Horn Sidekick is the best there is. Not sure how it would work on a non-elastic harness.
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Old 04-08-2020, 11:43 AM   #33
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They work great
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Old 04-08-2020, 12:01 PM   #34
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I have the pro with the hydration bladder attachment. Great for scouting or minimalist hunting.

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