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  1. Zedster

    How do you carry your binoculars?

    Wow, that's amazing. I've never even scratched a pair. Worked in dense PNW US forests to Eastern Sierra dry lake beds to scrub steppe and more. I have done a number to rubber armor on my Swarovski SLCs though. That sage brush is brutal on stuff. Though I did once break a pair of Nikons that...
  2. Zedster

    How do you carry your binoculars?

    In decades of field work in some nasty conditions I’ve never once scratched the objective lenses and I don’t use a cover for them. The ocular lenses I always cover. Most of the debris is falling down onto the ocular side and even when bushwhacking through manzanita and vine maple the binoculars...
  3. Zedster

    How do you carry your binoculars?

    For my new SF 10x32 I got the RY harness and while there are things I like about it I'm not 100% sold on it. I've used a harness on my SLCs for decades and they were softer and simpler. Not adjustable on the fly though. I do like that about the RY. I just don't really care for the material. I'm...
  4. Zedster

    How do you carry your binoculars?

    I'd like to apologize for my role in allowing this thread to go sideways. I promise to strive to do better moving forward. Thanks,
  5. Zedster

    How do you carry your binoculars?

    I like that attachment system. Better than the metal rings I use with my harness.
  6. Zedster

    How do you carry your binoculars?

    Well it's unsatisfactory because it puts all the weight on your neck, makes your neck hot in warm weather, allows the binoculars to bounce into your face if you trip, and it interferes with some articles of clothing. I mean to each their own and if it works for you that is great. But you...
  7. Zedster

    How do you carry your binoculars?

    The implication is mildly insulting. Of COURSE I have changed the length of my straps on my SLCs before finally replacing them with a harness much like the Rick Young type. I do a lot of off trail birding for both work and pleasure and it only takes one time getting hit in the face with your...
  8. Zedster

    How do you carry your binoculars?

    People keep saying that but I don't understand the comment. I don't put the bins under my arm or on my back but instead below my right chest slightly. It takes no longer to lift than a neck carry and is no more difficult. As for neck carries, since there are only two attachment points at equal...
  9. Zedster

    How do you carry your binoculars?

    I didn’t even think of using bandolier style until a couple of years ago when I was birding with someone who wore hers that way. Game changer really. Think about it, people have been using purses for how long? Count how many are worn around the neck next time you’re out and about. Exactly zero...
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