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Excellent except for smaller framed people.
on April 28, 2014
I had written a review but now that I've taken them out hiking, I'm changing it. It's fantastic to be able to be hands free yet have easy access to the binoculars sitting in the harness. The safety strap that attaches to either side is excellent; I don't have to worry about dropping them. The top of the case is hard and waterproof. I was in the rain for over 4 hours and not only did the top of the binoculars stay dry but the sides too. The waist straps really help cinch it tight to keep the bottom of the case from moving around. The one downside is that these are NOT made for smaller framed people. I'm 5'2", medium weight and I can't shorten up the shoulder straps enough to keep the top of the case from flopping around. And when they're shortened up for the little distance they have to be shortened, they don't hold but lengthen themselves back out. I emailed the company and said how great these are but I can't shorten them enough on the shoulder straps but they never responded. I was hoping they'd give me some ideas on what small framed people do to make them fit.
5/6/14: I'm editing my review after doing much searching on harnesses. This is the best quality there is, with all the extras mentioned above. None I found anywhere measure up to the quality of this one. My solution for the shoulder straps not shortening enough for smaller frame is to double over the strap and use large safety pins from underneath where they aren't seen: perfect fit now. Now the straps stay shortened.