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Question about binoculars case (1 Viewer)

Wilbr

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I use my binoculars mostly for hiking. However, the included neck strap doesn't fit inside the binocular case, which makes it dangle uncomfortably while I hike. Do you experience this issue? If so, how do you manage it? Thanks.
 

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Either a bigger case or a smaller strap. Try folding the strap over itself and sticking it down between the objective tubes. I have become quite proficient at getting a strap inside the case when space is at a premium.P5250601.JPG
 
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I use my binoculars mostly for hiking. However, the included neck strap doesn't fit inside the binocular case, which makes it dangle uncomfortably while I hike. Do you experience this issue? If so, how do you manage it? Thanks.

Several options depending on your preferences. Either a bigger case, smaller neck strap, as suggested by Dennis or switch to a hand strap on the bins. Or carry the bins on the neck strap and leave the case behind when hiking.

Mike
 
Either a bigger case or a smaller strap. Try folding the strap over itself and sticking it down between the objective tubes. I have become quite proficient at getting a strap inside the case when space is at a premium.View attachment 1581835
Thanks for the idea and photo, Dennis. I think I'll try using a bigger case (42mm) and use the method you told me (y) On short hikes, I sometimes bring either 8x42 or 10x42 binoculars. Do you have any suggestions for a good case to carry them in?
 
Several options depending on your preferences. Either a bigger case, smaller neck strap, as suggested by Dennis or switch to a hand strap on the bins. Or carry the bins on the neck strap and leave the case behind when hiking.

Mike
Thanks for the suggestion, Mike. Could you explain more about switching to a hand strap on the bins?
 
I use harnesses by AGC, BinoBro or Kuiu. Since you apparently live in the US, none of these should be a problem to get.
 
The constant responding of the strap has damaged the nice Nikon logo on the strap of my 8x30E2, so I often leave the strap outside the case now, maybe a bigger case is what I need.

Peter
 
Thanks for the suggestion, Mike. Could you explain more about switching to a hand strap on the bins?

Here's a picture I have handy. On the far right is a simple quick attach hand strap (or "wrist strap" or "lanyard ") and on the VP 8x25 as shown is the RYO harness so I can switch quickly back and forth depending on which I want to use. I use the hand strap when carrying bins in the case using the case strap to carry cross body or just carrying the case on a belt if the case includes a belt loop. There are other versions of hand straps available including straps designed for bins, flashlights and cameras. You might have a look at the Optech site for aftermarket straps, cases etc.

In my experience, if you want to carry bins in a case either using the case strap or without the strap on a belt, one reason to do so is to minimize or eliminate other accessories like bin straps and lens covers.

Mike
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@ post #1: You might have already tried this, but perhaps you could fold the neckstrap once or twice and lay it across the eyepieces, to be held in place with the case lid latch. Having your EP rain guard in place would be essential.
 
The constant responding of the strap has damaged the nice Nikon logo on the strap of my 8x30E2, so I often leave the strap outside the case now, maybe a bigger case is what I need.

Peter
Hi Peter, I'm sorry to hear about the damage to your Nikon logo on the strap. Getting a bigger case could be a good solution for that.
 
@ post #1: You might have already tried this, but perhaps you could fold the neckstrap once or twice and lay it across the eyepieces, to be held in place with the case lid latch. Having your EP rain guard in place would be essential.
Hi Foss, Thanks for your tips. I will try to ensure my eyepiece rain guard is in place to see if that helps.
 
Here's a picture I have handy. On the far right is a simple quick attach hand strap (or "wrist strap" or "lanyard ") and on the VP 8x25 as shown is the RYO harness so I can switch quickly back and forth depending on which I want to use. I use the hand strap when carrying bins in the case using the case strap to carry cross body or just carrying the case on a belt if the case includes a belt loop. There are other versions of hand straps available including straps designed for bins, flashlights and cameras. You might have a look at the Optech site for aftermarket straps, cases etc.

In my experience, if you want to carry bins in a case either using the case strap or without the strap on a belt, one reason to do so is to minimize or eliminate other accessories like bin straps and lens covers.

Mike
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Hi Mike, thanks for your explanation. Your setup is very flexible, and your photo helps me understand the concept. The RYO harness is well-designed, allowing different ways to carry a pair of binoculars. I watched a video showing how to use it on YouTube. I think this is why a lot of birders use it too. I will also check the Optech site for straps and cases to see if their products suit my needs. Minimizing other accessories is a good idea. I will think about how to do it and protect my binoculars at the same time because protecting them is important to me.
 

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