Kuiu Pro Bino Harness
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Contributors to this thread:
Brotsky 23-Jul-19
kota-man 23-Jul-19
APauls 23-Jul-19
Brotsky 23-Jul-19
Ambush 23-Jul-19
APauls 23-Jul-19
Brotsky 23-Jul-19
Ucsdryder 23-Jul-19
Bake 23-Jul-19
Brotsky 23-Jul-19
APauls 23-Jul-19
BOWNBIRDHNTR 23-Jul-19
ohiohunter 23-Jul-19
Southern draw 23-Jul-19
Bake 23-Jul-19
jdee 23-Jul-19
Boreal 23-Jul-19
Treeline 23-Jul-19
Matt 23-Jul-19
brettpsu 23-Jul-19
DEMO-Bowhunter 23-Jul-19
Scoot 23-Jul-19
PREZ 23-Jul-19
JSW 23-Jul-19
JTreeman 23-Jul-19
Trial153 23-Jul-19
Trial153 23-Jul-19
COHOYTHUNTER 23-Jul-19
Lost Arra 23-Jul-19
Bake 23-Jul-19
SDHNTR(home) 23-Jul-19
HUNT MAN 23-Jul-19
Matt 23-Jul-19
ELKMAN 24-Jul-19
Brotsky 24-Jul-19
ELKMAN 24-Jul-19
Dave 24-Jul-19
JTreeman 24-Jul-19
ohiohunter 24-Jul-19
Trial153 24-Jul-19
Bake 24-Jul-19
APauls 24-Jul-19
ELKMAN 25-Jul-19
Lost Arra 25-Jul-19
Scoot 25-Jul-19
Matt 25-Jul-19
nmwapiti 25-Jul-19
comp1cam 25-Jul-19
duvall 26-Jul-19
Bake 26-Jul-19
Treeline 26-Jul-19
The Yode 27-Jul-19
kota-man 31-Jul-19
Brotsky 31-Jul-19
Trial153 31-Jul-19
SDHNTR(home) 01-Aug-19
trkyslr 01-Aug-19
Matt 01-Aug-19
Adventurewriter 02-Aug-19
Demuth 02-Aug-19
Bake 02-Aug-19
From: Brotsky
23-Jul-19

Brotsky's Link
Well it looks like Kuiu may have just settled the argument about best bino harness. Knocked it out of the park with this one IMO. Just when I thought I didn't need any more gear....FML

From: kota-man
23-Jul-19
Yeah, it looks good! But I'm pretty happy with my Sitka Harness right now. BUT of course, I'm going to try one.

From: APauls
23-Jul-19
DON'T TELL EVERYONE Brotsky, they are still in stock.

From: Brotsky
23-Jul-19
LOL Adam, get 'em while they're hot! I just want a pair of Tiburon shorts and they NEVER have vias in my size.

From: Ambush
23-Jul-19
Definitely a big improvement, 'cause the original was a piece of poo!

From: APauls
23-Jul-19
I can't believe shorts are a hot seller. That's the last thing I feel like I'd need. But I do live in Canada lol. If i get too hot I just take my pants off ;) I know why Justin and I need the harness, cause we both have the same binos and they squeak coming in and out of the AGC. Am I right?

From: Brotsky
23-Jul-19
The one thing I wish they would add is the option to have MOLLE webbing on the bottom of the harness. I sewed webbing onto my current harness so I could hang my bear spray holster horizontally there. Would be nice if they made that a factory option, gives you the choice to do some different things outside the Velcro that's there now.

From: Ucsdryder
23-Jul-19
Lol I don’t know if they make the best one, but at least now they don’t make the worst one out there!

From: Bake
23-Jul-19
I liked the original. But I did just buy the Pro

JTreeman is a bad influence

From: Brotsky
23-Jul-19
I thought I was afflicted Bake until I met Jim! Ha!

From: APauls
23-Jul-19
If you are reading this thread you are afflicted. That's the bottom line. Stupid thing is I just made an order 4 days ago. Interesting thing is my order number starts with a "CA" I am assuming for a Canadian order. In 3.5 days the order numbers advanced 1403 orders. That's in Canada alone. They've got a sale on but still. Crazy to think of the volume they are doing. Let's say the average order is $300cdn that's $420,000 of revenue in 3.5 days. And Canada must be a fart in the wind compared to the US.

Either way over this time it's been roughly 50 orders every hour. So when you phone and complain about an order and it takes 10 minutes - they've gotten another 8 orders in that time ;)

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
23-Jul-19
I literally just placed an order with KUIU yesterday! Didn't see this harness. Glanced at the other one but glad I didn't order it. I think this Pro is more to my liking. I'm sure there will be another order in the future!

From: ohiohunter
23-Jul-19
Aside from the accessory pockets the kuiu looks like an Adak knock off minus the RF case?

23-Jul-19
Sticking with my original Kuiu harness never had a problem.

From: Bake
23-Jul-19
I really never did have a problem with the original Kuiu harness, except for finding one in stock. I gave my first one to a guide in RSA, and had trouble finding a new one. That's been my only issue.

I'm looking forward to trying the Pro though

From: jdee
23-Jul-19
I’m going to have a Sitka and a Marsupial harness for sale.......I like the new Kuiu harness.

From: Boreal
23-Jul-19
I almost ordered an Adak. Glad I held off.

From: Treeline
23-Jul-19
I did not like the original. Was hard to get my binoculars out and it was noisy. Tried modifying to get it to work so probably out the window with the warranty. Still on a shelf with other useless gear that I should try and give away...

From: Matt
23-Jul-19
The new design incorporates the one tweak many were asking for to the original design. Nice job Kuiu.

From: brettpsu
23-Jul-19
Ordered one this morning. Still have the original Kuiu harness if they happen to sell out before season.

23-Jul-19
Well, I saw the email this am and I ordered the new bino harness and some accessories...

From: Scoot
23-Jul-19
Looks really good to me!

From: PREZ
23-Jul-19
….about time they fixed it, more money.

From: JSW
23-Jul-19
I just ordered the previous model 2 weeks ago. Oh well.

From: JTreeman
23-Jul-19
Yeah, I got the email about 7:30 this morning and had it ordered by 7:35. I didn’t even know I need a new one until they told me!

Leaving for BC sheep hunt early Saturday morning, hope it gets here by friday...

—Jim

From: Trial153
23-Jul-19
Glad they knocked off some designs that work. The original sucked big time

From: Trial153
23-Jul-19
Jim send the old one back unused and but this one. Without even touching it you can tell it's a more practical design. Especially if you disconnect to use a tripod

From: COHOYTHUNTER
23-Jul-19
It only took like 5 years. I was criticizing from day one the way the binos attached as the harness and not separately. Thar initial design was horrendous. Every time a guy took his binos out, the bino enclosure fell.. its about time

From: Lost Arra
23-Jul-19
Didn't take long to sell out of the size large camo models. Or did they only make the verde and vias in XL?

From: Bake
23-Jul-19
Must have sold out already. Because I ordered a L in VIas

From: SDHNTR(home)
23-Jul-19
FINALLY! Only took them 10 years to fix an original design flaw!

From: HUNT MAN
23-Jul-19
You had Kuiu in 2009?

From: Matt
23-Jul-19
He's a hipster.

From: ELKMAN
24-Jul-19
Whats the big improvement?

From: Brotsky
24-Jul-19
Elkman, full enclosure and the case is now attached to the harness. The two biggest complaints about the original were addressed with this release.

From: ELKMAN
24-Jul-19
Oh I see it now. Very nice. May be time to make some phone calls... ;-)

From: Dave
24-Jul-19
Dammit. I just bought one of the ADAK's and I now I see potentially a fire sale on slightly used bino harnesses in my future. Still wish they would've added a RF option though.

From: JTreeman
24-Jul-19
Dave, there is certainly a “range finder option” younjust have to buy it separately. Mounts right next to the binos like many others including the ADAK.

—Jim

From: ohiohunter
24-Jul-19
Like I mentioned. The Adak looks like it beat kuiu to the punch. It’ll be interesting to see these side by side.

From: Trial153
24-Jul-19
You can add a range finder pocket to most any Harness, I have MR one attached under my Sitka gear harness, it’s been to hell and back without issues

From: Bake
24-Jul-19
Yessir, I use a FHF gear rangefinder pouch with their short lanyard. Then I use a zip tie and tie it into the buckle on my right side of the harness, so it doesn't slide back and forth. Works well for me, with no complaints

From: APauls
24-Jul-19
My Leupold RX1000TBR came with a belt pouch that is exactly the same as these pouches. I've always just slipped a strap through the belt loop and it works the same way these are designed.

From: ELKMAN
25-Jul-19
En route...

From: Lost Arra
25-Jul-19
Kuiu's inventory helped my decision making since the size large harnesses in all colors are now sold out. I'm still not sure I even need a chest pack harness.

From: Scoot
25-Jul-19
Interesting- I knew there were some criticisms about the old one, but I didn't realize it was hated so much. I like mine. It's not perfect, but it's pretty darn good IMO.

From: Matt
25-Jul-19
I like my original quite well also. I've bought and sold a couple of other harnesses and didn't like any as well (AGC and Outdoor Vision, which may have been the inspiration for the Adak) and don't even mind the open back as it vents better in hot weather. You do get a little junk at the bottom of the case though.

From: nmwapiti
25-Jul-19
I like my original. Like the new one too whenever my oldie starts looking rough.

From: comp1cam
25-Jul-19
Why a bino harness? I have backpacks and other stuff on my shoulders why not just the straps?

From: duvall
26-Jul-19
Well..ummm....because

From: Bake
26-Jul-19
Just got mine in the mail. I think it's a definite winner just looking at it. Straps are bigger all around for the harness itself than the old style. Which I think will be nice.

The straps to hold the binocular appear to be the same size as before.

The full enclosure is definitely going to make a difference with the duff and detritus that seems to accumulate inside the vault itself (although it never bothered me much)

Seems like a winner

From: Treeline
26-Jul-19
My older style one is gone!

From: The Yode
27-Jul-19
Didn't estimate the demand I guess. The only thing left is XL Slate Grey! "More to come in late August." - "might" make it in time. Oh well, maybe next year... As usual, you snooze, you lose!

From: kota-man
31-Jul-19
Like I said, I ordered one. But I already sold it. ;) This harness does get rid of the negatives of the original harness and is well built. I just like my Sitka Harness better. KUIU has a winner in this harness and it will be a huge seller.

From: Brotsky
31-Jul-19
I will be 100% upgrading to this but not until after my elk hunt this year. Not sure what a guy has to do to get them to add some MOLLE webbing on the bottom of this thing but I'm only sewing once! Ha!

From: Trial153
31-Jul-19
I see guys cutting the back out of this already to be able to lift the glass more easily as its sticky in the harness. Seems like the shims are band aid for the lack of size options

From: SDHNTR(home)
01-Aug-19
Design is perfect. Bravo! Finally. But I did find something to complain about... The new mesh like fabric on the back of the suspension makes for an edge that is really rough and rubs my neck raw. Gonna have to tape some moleskin around it. Lame to have to do that!

From: trkyslr
01-Aug-19
Nate shouldn’t that section sit lower in between your shoulder blades well below your neck/ shirt collar, where this won’t happen? I know your neck and traps aren’t that big ;-)

From: Matt
01-Aug-19
Chris, think of it like having to adjust your undies so the whale tail doesn't cut into your lower back. ;-)

#wearingitwrong

02-Aug-19
I like the old one a lot....at quick glance looks the same???

From: Demuth
02-Aug-19
For those of you who've actually had the new version in your hands, did they do anything to enlarge the side pockets? I like to put my wind checker in that pocket, but it always seemed a little too tight. I have the original version and I took it to someone to have straps attached to keep the harness from falling down to my waist when I took the glasses out.

From: Bake
02-Aug-19
I believe the side pockets are very slightly larger. Slightly

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