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Rick Young Outdoors Ultra-Light Binocular Harness
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1 19477 Mon July 6, 2015
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100% of reviewers $18.00 10.0

Description: Ultra-Light Binocular Harness uses thin shock cords instead of flat elastic straps to holds heavy binoculars or cameras without swaying or neck pressure or causing wind flutter. Single point adjustment system includes a clever quick disconnect system. Only 1 oz.
Keywords: Harness binocular accessories camera

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Registered: March 2013
Location: Orlando
Posts: 332
Review Date: Mon July 6, 2015 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $18.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: No wind flutter! Super small and light. Simple adjustment.
Cons: The thin straps are not quite as comfortable as the wider ones (but not bad at all)

I've recently replaced two much more expensive harness systems with this one and like this one so much more!

It is the best of the ones I own now; and I own 4 other manufacturers and styles. The only reason I kept looking is that traditional single padded straps are too hot and the bino's swing when you walk.

The harnesses with the leather patch in the back and the flat elastic straps suffer from sever wind-fluttering when I hold them to my eyes and there is a stiff breeze.
*9/4/15 Update* today went to Point Reyes Lighthouse where the wind was whipping at 35-40 MPH and even with the image stabilization my Canon's had, it was still hard to hold them steady. One of the things that I got a chance to test today was the complete lack of flutter from this harness; not even a slight issue. These things are light, strong, and not at all bulky. Very glad I invested in these.
I have a quick-release version of the harness just mentioned and it has a nice soft attachment for the bino body and the flat-ish elastic straps are very comfortable and suffer from only some wind-flutter. The only minor problem is that they are pretty bulky for storage. They are also over $35.

I have an older model of harness does not stretch or adjust much but has the right basic design and works for my Nikon SE without bulk or much weight and adds zero flutter because it is made of a rounded braided nylon cord.

So the black Ultra-Light Binocular Harnesses immediately caught my eye as the being updated models of the harness that is on my SE, with full simple adjustments and just the right amount of stretch to be comfortable.

This harness doesn't suffer from the annoying wind-flutter that all my flat elastic straps have suffered from. And it is easily adjustable at a single point in the back. The quick release mechanisms are very clever and quick to use to correct twists.

And the entire 1 ounce system wraps easily around the bino instead of being forced to hang outside the carrying bag.

And while I haven't used it for cameras, I can see how this can also be used in exactly the same way for them.

Highly recommended.
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