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Old Sunday 10th March 2019, 20:50   #1
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Looking for a nice case

Bought a NOS Ultravid 7x42HD yesterday. In comparion to my Swarovski bag, I am finding the OEM Leica bag a bit flimsy. Looking for a nice bag, I am not ready to fork out another € 300 for the luxury Leica bag, so I was wondering if there are any other options

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Old Sunday 10th March 2019, 21:23   #2
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Bought a NOS Ultravid 7x42HD yesterday. In comparion to my Swarovski bag, I am finding the OEM Leica bag a bit flimsy. Looking for a nice bag, I am not ready to fork out another € 300 for the luxury Leica bag, so I was wondering if there are any other options

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You might look for a Billingham bag on eBay. I have one like THIS, but several others are listed at really good prices too. I'm somewhat amazed. Quality stuff!

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Tx Ed!! Looks nice!
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Old Monday 11th March 2019, 00:29   #4
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Bought a NOS Ultravid 7x42HD yesterday. In comparion to my Swarovski bag, I am finding the OEM Leica bag a bit flimsy. Looking for a nice bag, I am not ready to fork out another € 300 for the luxury Leica bag, so I was wondering if there are any other options

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Winded, I was sitting in the “pick up” section of Wally World when a pretty little worker came scurrying by. As she passed, she said: “You waiting for a pickup?” I told her I was, but that I thought she was a bit young for me.

If I had no sense of humor, I would have no sense at all. But when I got home to share the humor with my “nice bag” of 40+ years I was reminded that, from time to time, our senses of humor tend to diverge.

That was a week ago. Although vision is returning to my right eye ... the left only allows in a little light!

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Old Monday 11th March 2019, 01:19   #5
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Winded, I was sitting in the “pick up” section of Wally World when a pretty little worker came scurrying by. As she passed, she said: “You waiting for a pickup?” I told her I was, but that I thought she was a bit young for me.

If I had no sense of humor, I would have no sense at all. But when I got home to share the humor with my “nice bag” of 40+ years I was reminded that, from time to time, our senses of humor tend to diverge.

That was a week ago. Although vision is returning to my right eye ... the left only allows in a little light!

Bill
I like it Bill, keep it up mate.
Personally I prefer the term "old bag" but it's more likely to incur a penalty than your phrase.

Regarding the Leica case I tend to like them but I do keep my binos in a backpack (inside the case) when not in use.
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I like it Bill, keep it up mate.
Personally I prefer the term "old bag" but it's more likely to incur a penalty than your phrase.

Regarding the Leica case I tend to like them but I do keep my binos in a backpack (inside the case) when not in use.
Also what I was planning but still looking for something a bit more sturdy for in my backpack. Looked at the Lowepro Utility bag, but it is a bit too large to put in a backpack. Also considered the Swarovski Field Bag
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Also what I was planning but still looking for something a bit more sturdy for in my backpack. Looked at the Lowepro Utility bag, but it is a bit too large to put in a backpack. Also considered the Swarovski Field Bag
I can envisage the kind of thing you're after but can't think of a recommendation.
Being familiar with and owning plenty of Lowepro camera bags I can imagine that if they decided to make some for binoculars or even not specifically for but the right dimensions that they'd be great.
Good luck with the search.
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Think Tank

Hi TomK85
I've used a few of these Think Tanks bags. They are built like, well, tanks. I'm not kind to bags and have beat the crap out of a few of them over the years and these guys are still around today to tell the tale.
They make camera bags mostly but heres a link to a bag that might serve.
Not affiliated in any way with the company.
https://www.thinktankphoto.com/colle.../stuff-it-v3-0

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I've used a few of these Think Tanks bags.

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I apologize if this seems non-responsive, but have you considered a simple drawstring bag?

When I bought my first Maven binocular it came with a nice double thickness drawstring bag as well as a hard case. Especially in my backpack, I prefer the lighter weight, lesser bulk, and quicker access of the bag. I figure the binocular is already "ruggedized" and has both rain guard and objective caps.

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I apologize if this seems non-responsive, but have you considered a simple drawstring bag?

When I bought my first Maven binocular it came with a nice double thickness drawstring bag as well as a hard case. Especially in my backpack, I prefer the lighter weight, lesser bulk, and quicker access of the bag. I figure the binocular is already "ruggedized" and has both rain guard and objective caps.

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Thanks for your input but looking for a rugged bag as I have lots of stuff in mu bag which can potentially damage my bino. I do like the fact that you can remove your bino quickly this way.
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Update! Looked at a lot of cases. Most of them were too wide or deep. Then saw this SH100 that looked to deep but was heavily padded. After removi g the divider it is a very snug fit. Highly recommended. Looks like it was made for an UV 7x42 HD
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