Tight Spot Quivers
Quiet Bino Harness???
Equipment
Contributors to this thread:
ChasingFAHL 07-Oct-19
Lost Arra 07-Oct-19
BC173 07-Oct-19
altitude sick 07-Oct-19
APauls 07-Oct-19
Sivart 07-Oct-19
midwest 07-Oct-19
trkyslr 07-Oct-19
backcountrymuzzy 07-Oct-19
YZF-88 07-Oct-19
sticksender 07-Oct-19
V I Archer 07-Oct-19
Footshooter 07-Oct-19
Ermine 08-Oct-19
Dave 09-Oct-19
Sivart 09-Oct-19
altitude sick 09-Oct-19
stagetek 09-Oct-19
GhostBird 09-Oct-19
TJS 10-Oct-19
Footshooter 10-Oct-19
plenty coups 11-Oct-19
Sivart 11-Oct-19
ground hunter 11-Oct-19
altitude sick 11-Oct-19
Dave 13-Oct-19
Mike in CT 13-Oct-19
ground hunter 13-Oct-19
Matt 13-Oct-19
Busta'Ribs 13-Oct-19
Busta'Ribs 13-Oct-19
altitude sick 13-Oct-19
Dave 14-Oct-19
IdyllwildArcher 14-Oct-19
Grey Ghost 14-Oct-19
Mad Trapper 15-Oct-19
altitude sick 15-Oct-19
Busta'Ribs 15-Oct-19
midwest 15-Oct-19
ground hunter 15-Oct-19
midwest 15-Oct-19
Busta'Ribs 16-Oct-19
YZF-88 20-Oct-19
YZF-88 20-Oct-19
YZF-88 20-Oct-19
From: ChasingFAHL
07-Oct-19
Ive owned several that are great but when it comes to hunting whitetails in the cold when sound is critical, they just don't cut it. Is there a harness out there that isn't noisy???

From: Lost Arra
07-Oct-19
I've never been busted using my Rick Young. Not much there to make noise.

From: BC173
07-Oct-19
I find that most all Bono harnesses are noisy, and can’t stand them, which make them pretty much useless, to me. I went back and use a string tether, to my Binos. Tether over my left shoulder, and the binos hang under my right arm pit. No muss, no fuss.

07-Oct-19
The Rick Young X2

Amazingly comfortable, light, And adjustable for different levels of insulation.

Just need good quiet lens covers for weather and debris protection.

My Kuiu, Sitka, and multiple other noisy kangaroo pouch style systems are all laying in a pile. :^)

From: APauls
07-Oct-19
I don't like them for stand hunting. Either around the neck and under arm pit with neck strap, or hanging from a branch or peg. You won't find a harness quiet enough IMO. You want a harness to be durable and have some weather resistance. Which than makes material needs opposite of what I'd want in the tree stand. So it all makes sense. You'd need it to be made out of fleece.

From: Sivart
07-Oct-19
I agree. Have yet to see one that was really quiet. As many brands as there are, they still have a ton of room for improvement. Most manufacturers will say it's hard to build one that's quiet and durable. I'm sure this is true. For whitetails, I would sacrifice durability for stealth.

From: midwest
07-Oct-19
Rick Young x3. Love that thing for all hunting.

From: trkyslr
07-Oct-19
My Adak harness is extremely quiet... for stand hunting I just open the lid and leave it open in its correct position.. then I can pull out and put in the binos with ease and absolutely no noise then your own movement doing so. And I’m. I am not affiliated with Adak either. It’s a good product.

07-Oct-19
I've been using the Adak harness this year and find it very quiet. Comes with a rangefinder pouch which was a must have for me

From: YZF-88
07-Oct-19
I keep it simple and use a S4 lockdown. It's quiet and efficient.

From: sticksender
07-Oct-19
I've used the Rick Young harness for years. Chose it for it's extreme light weight, quiet, low-profile, and speed of access.

From: V I Archer
07-Oct-19
I actually find my AGC KISS pretty quiet. It is not a harsh cordura material but almost like saddle cloth, no magnet closure or zipper. I like simple, and it took me a long time to try a chest harness, but I do like how well they protect my binos.

From: Footshooter
07-Oct-19
I had high hopes for the new kuiu pro harness, but it isn’t going to work out either. Leaning towards using that harness, but once in the stand I will remove the binos and use the harness strap to hang them from a hook. Glass will be protected into and leaving the stand, but just hung on a hook in the stand.

From: Ermine
08-Oct-19
Rick young

From: Dave
09-Oct-19
footshooter, what don't you like about the new Kuiu harness? Was thinking of trying one.

From: Sivart
09-Oct-19
I love the new Kuiu harness. But it's not whitetail quiet. The outer shell makes noise when brushed w/ your sleeve or anything else. Other than that, I like it. I don't recommed the their rangefinder harness. It's small, not easy access.

09-Oct-19
Sivart, That was my issue with the Kuiu and Sitka covers. I’m half deaf and just rubbing against the outside material is too noisy. Let alone pulling Binos in and out. Rick Young for me.

From: stagetek
09-Oct-19
I have an Outdoor Vision. Haven't spooked any deer so far.

From: GhostBird
09-Oct-19
Another vote for Rick Young.

From: TJS
10-Oct-19
Rick Young straps work very well. I like his bino covers as well. Covers are neoprene for silence and protection. Covers protect from weather until needed. Quick and quiet to use.

From: Footshooter
10-Oct-19
Dave,

Is art nailed it. The harness itself is good and an improvement, but it is just not quiet at all. Also my binos are a bit tight in it, so there is no one handed operation.

From: plenty coups
11-Oct-19
I use the Crooked Horn harness with a Wilderness bino rain wrap. I think OP/TECH USA makes the rain wrap now. Not sure it is the same quality. I love my set up. Stays out of the way until I need them and virtually mindless to use.

From: Sivart
11-Oct-19
Yes I keep going back to the crooked horn harness. Quiet, quick, easy.

I'll keep buying and selling bino harnesses until I find one quiet.

11-Oct-19
I just was in Iowa scouting a farm,,, the local guys there had the best I had ever seen. But they can not recall the name of it, they were bought several years ago at a deer show..... it fit great, was orange in color, and was simple and about the size of para cord,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, they wish they could still find them,,,, very functional

I hate the chest pocket styles...

11-Oct-19

altitude sick's embedded Photo
altitude sick's embedded Photo
You mean like this Ground hunter?

From: Dave
13-Oct-19
Crooked horn is fine for Whitetail stand hunting but I'll never use one again for other forms of hunting. Too much dust and debris getting on the lenses while traveling by quad, horse, or even walking through timber, etc. As long as it ain't raining or snowing, the Crooked Horn is the quietest and easiest way to go, fur sure.

From: Mike in CT
13-Oct-19

Mike in CT's Link
I've used this simple system for years; tight to the chest and out of the way for bow hunting and it doesn't make a sound. It doesn't provide a cover for the eye pieces but even in bad weather it hasn't been a problem (tends to be sheltered by my body while sitting on stand).

Pouches provide great protection but it's an added movement and added noise.

13-Oct-19
Yes, that's it,,,,I am ordering one, and an extra for my buddy in Iowa,,,,, thanks alot

From: Matt
13-Oct-19
Of the covered style harnesses, the original Kuiu is the best that I have used (incl. AGC, OR and the new Kuiu). I recently used the new style Kuiu for a hunt and the material is louder and it is quite a bit more difficult to get the binos out of because the full back coverage than the original. I found myself in situations where I wanted to use my bino but didn't because of the extra noise. Not good...

A Rick Young-style harness with a quiet rain cover would also be a good option.

From: Busta'Ribs
13-Oct-19
Less is more when it comes to being ultra quiet in a treestand for Whitetails. That Rick Young shock-cord unit is the best design I’ve ever seen as far as a “harness” goes. I am ordering one as well. Thanks to those above for your input on this item, always love finding a better mousetrap...

And it comes in other colors besides fluorescent orange. Amazon offers it in black, olive...

From: Busta'Ribs
13-Oct-19

Busta'Ribs's Link
Here’s a link to a video demo of the Rick Young unit.

13-Oct-19
You won’t be disappointed

From: Dave
14-Oct-19
I'm sure the Rick Young is fine for stand hunting but I'd never use one of those for anything else.

14-Oct-19
The Adak is really quiet. And it’s one-handable.

From: Grey Ghost
14-Oct-19
Does anyone use the Rick Young harness with a pair of Swarovski 10x42s? I'm just wondering if the weight of the Swaros causes any problems. I just ordered a set, so I guess I'll find out in a few days.

Matt

From: Mad Trapper
15-Oct-19
I used the new kuiu on a caribou hunt this fall. I liked it until I had to crawl across the tundra. It was ok until I got into some tundra bush and the box got noisy. Probably should have taken it off before beginning the stalk but didn’t want to take a chance of losing my swaros . I am going to look at the Rick Young harness.

15-Oct-19
Grey ghost. Yes I do.

And also my heavier Vortex Razors

Believe it or not. They hold very tight. No bouncing or sagging.

You would also Think by looking at them that the small cord would be uncomfortable.

But it holds the bino to your body so that compression holds the bino. Not downward suspension weight around your neck.

Watch the demo video. It shows how to use it while belly crawling.

After I started using them I realized that all you need to protect are the lenses. Unless you use glass that isn’t waterproof. Rain won’t hurt them.

If getting them wet bothers you. You can where the rig under a jacket.

They adjust to clothes thickness layering in seconds.

If your crawling in the mud it’s pretty easy to keep them from sagging into the dirt and mud.

Zero noise when in bow range of a bedded animal

From: Busta'Ribs
15-Oct-19
Update on the Rick Young Harness. I received mine yesterday (in Olive) from Amazon less than 24 hrs after placing the order (still don't know how they do that?). Jumped in a stand yesterday afternoon for a couple hours so I got to try it. I wish I had one of these things 30 years ago. It's just so simple. I use an old pair of Zeiss 8x30 Classic's and clip a Vortex Ranger rangefinder on my right side and the harness held both tightly with no sagging. The only issue I had was they were not totally silent. As I raised the binos to my eyes, the friction between the shock cord and the plastic connectors did make some noise. I was able to minimize it by increasing pressure on the shock cord by pushing the binos away from my body slightly, which quieted them down a bit. The real test will be in cold, still weather when every sound is amplified. I really hope they are quiet enough because I've been searching for the perfect way to suspend my binos and rangefinder for decades and this is the closest thing I've ever found!

From: midwest
15-Oct-19

midwest's embedded Photo
Very Cold, Clear, Calm Morning when every noise is amplified. Second whitetail of the morning.
midwest's embedded Photo
Very Cold, Clear, Calm Morning when every noise is amplified. Second whitetail of the morning.
midwest's embedded Photo
Warm Spring Day
midwest's embedded Photo
Warm Spring Day
I've never noticed noise between the connectors and cord but I've had mine so long maybe that goes away with use as the cord gets some wear on it and softens the sheath.

Most guys look at it and ask if it's uncomfortable because it looks like that small cord would dig in to your skin. I seriously forget I'm wearing it at times regardless if I'm wearing bulky cold weather clothing or a merino first layer shirt.

15-Oct-19
just got my rick youngs today,,, thanks for posting that,,,,,,,,,,

From: midwest
15-Oct-19
Busta…..will it be Jim Hole approved? ;-)

From: Busta'Ribs
16-Oct-19
Maybe with a little hockey tape!

From: YZF-88
20-Oct-19

YZF-88's embedded Photo
YZF-88's embedded Photo
Little project I worked on. I hate having the rangefinder in a pouch hanging low on the harness. Designed and 3D printed a holster. Clips on the vertical straps and I riveted it to the top of the harness.

This setup is minimalist yet gives the binocular lenses a little protection. Also meets my requirement for minimizing movement and maximizing access to the rangefinder.

From: YZF-88
20-Oct-19

YZF-88's embedded Photo
YZF-88's embedded Photo

From: YZF-88
20-Oct-19

YZF-88's embedded Photo
YZF-88's embedded Photo

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