A bino harness is a vital gear item for hunters. Ultimately, binoculars are one of the most important gear items a hunter has, and good protection and access of binos is not only important, it can also impact a hunt.
Hunters can take abuse in the field. Impact with brush and rocks and other aspects of the terrain are variables that one needs to consider. Additionally, the weather can influence the outcome of any given day as well as test the durability of gear. With hunters now spending more than $2,000 on binoculars, protecting your binos is important. And with that protection, a hunter might benefit from not being so cautious in the field that they can’t hunt like they ultimately might need to.
The product designers and testers at KUIU know the demands of hard mountain hunting well. And when we tested the KUIU PRO Bino Harness, it became clear quickly how well-designed this bino harness is.
The KUIU PRO Bino Harness is a lightweight, padded harness that has numerous adjustments to allow for a good fit over a variety of different shirts, hoodies, half-zips, jackets, and so on. That snug-to-chest fit can be important, and this harness allows for that fit.
The outer shell is a waterproof material that is also quiet. This was a go-to harness during archery elk and deer seasons this year, and it never disappointed. Additionally, side pockets perfectly fit a wind indicator, and a set of straps that go directly to the binoculars make for additional easy of use.
We compared the KUIU PRO Bino Harness to Sitka’s now discontinued bino harness. The difference that stood out was that Sitka had a zipper that closed the top of their harness. Initially, Sitka seemed to have the better design, as the KUIU required pulling back the top and there is no zipper; however, after some use, the zipper ultimately didn’t have real value, and it is easier to take binos out of the KUIU, especially with one hand.
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