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I never liked bino harnesses (and hated them in summer), but i will need one, to keep the 7x42 close to my body and reduce some of the felt weight. I will be crawling quite a lot.
I have this Leica branded bino harness that seems to be of quality, but it confuses me because it has two attachment points that are in effect two large plastic carbines that do not fit the two metal ears on the binocular body.
What am i missing here?
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As you know most of the harnesses are fairly similar with like features.  The biggest thing I've noticed are the build quality and the way they attach to the bino. 

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Have found the Mad Dog Bino Shield quite effective.
Link is here:  http://www.archerywarehouse.com/binoaccess.htm    see about 4 items down.
The binocs are held by wide over the shoulder straps and snugged against the chest by the belt.
That removes the strain on the neck from the glasses and also keeps them from dangling around and catching while going through bush or crawling.
Only complaint is that the straps loose some of their elasticity over time.
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I have looked all over the net and haven't found a good picture that shows what you are talking about. It almost sounds like some parts are missing with your unit.
I found a picture of a Swarovski unit that shows some clips. The leather strap retainer on the back looked similar. Maybe this will help




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Originally posted by anweis anweis wrote:

I never liked bino harnesses (and hated them in summer), but i will need one, to keep the 7x42 close to my body and reduce some of the felt weight. I will be crawling quite a lot.
I have this Leica branded bino harness that seems to be of quality, but it confuses me because it has two attachment points that are in effect two large plastic carbines that do not fit the two metal ears on the binocular body.
What am i missing here?
Thanks. 
 
Most of these harness kits come with a zip tie and ring to attach to your bin.  That way the
straps quick release clips can have something to attach to.  These rings are similar to a smaller one on a key ring.
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If you want a pre-made bino fastener, OpTech has a couple of nice options.
Part number 7 or number 11 fasten to the binocs and would work with the clips on your harness.
Another cheaper option is to pick up some 'string-loop cord' from a local archery shop. It is made to withstand several hundered pounds of tension and will last forever.  Cut it to length, seal the ends with a lighter to prevent fraying, and  tie a loop to each side of the binoc for a point to clip onto.
Hope this helps.
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Ditto the Mad Dog.  Bye bye bounce and it will stay in place in stalks unless you are more acrobatic than I am.
 
 
Other posts are correct, the carabiner or whatever fastener on any harness will need something to go between the binocular strap attachement and the strap harness attachement.  Op tech fasteners are good.  Industrial zip ties are good too.  I usually use a short strip of synthetic boot lace, knot in a short loop and insert it through the binocular strap attachment.  fasten the harness attachment through the loop and with the knot below the binocular strap attachment, the thing stays put.  Use a cigarette lighter to heat weld the frayed ends of the shoelace to eliminate fraying.  I suggest you do that before you put it through the binocular strap attachment.  Big Smile


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The best ones are the ones that Swarovski may provide, which is a nice short strap with
eyelets for the rings. 
They do not usually sell them, but are the best thing I've seen for this purpose.  I did not mention them as I don't think they are for sale.   Some of the big optics merchants are aware of them and should also provide them.
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Thank you for your replies. This is what i have. It appears that i need some extra attachment to the binoculars. 
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Originally posted by Xlr8n Xlr8n wrote:

If you want a pre-made bino fastener, OpTech has a couple of nice options.
Part number 7 or number 11 fasten to the binocs and would work with the clips on your harness.
 
It looks like NO. 7 will be the ones for me. Thank you!!!
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You need to put the zip ties on your bino in a loop.  Then attach the clips to the zip ties.  If it did not come with zip ties just go buy a couple.  
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As inexpensive as they are,  I'd go with the tethered OpTech utility rings rather than using  zip-ties.  They are only $6.50 a pair shipped to your door via e-bay and have a much nicer look to them than the zip ties which may eventually cause some wear to the eyelets or surrounding exterior finish of the binocs. .02.
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I tried the zip ties and tried some hemp string. It did not feel right to the hands, especially the zip ties. I will be glassing 8-12 hours/ day. The thing has to feel right and work right.  
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Here is a link to my favorite "bino harness".
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