For those prepping to go out west this year, Sitka Gear has released their Swiss Army knife of a binocular harness: the Sitka Mountain Optics Harness. Many of you may be wondering why release another bino harness when Sitka already has two nice offerings. Well, they took a different, more adaptable, systems-based approach to this design. So this new Mountain Optics Harness will be just as much at home in the Rocky Mountains as it will be in a tree stand in the midwest.
Modularity in Design
The modular design allows you to greatly expand the harness to carry everything plus some: binoculars, range finder, wind checker, cell phone, inReach, bear spray, you name it… all can find a place in the harness. A zippered stash pocket in back and numerous elastic pouches keep your wind-checkers and other high-use items within easy to grab reach. Couple that with the one-handed magnetic open/close for the binocular lid plus the stealthy brushed polyester face and this harness will prove to be both functional and quiet.
A Versatile Optics Harness
A nice pair of 10×42 binos seem to be the ideal size for this harness, but it will accept a wide range of glass. The modular features of this system combined with the molle-compatible versatility make Sitka’s Mountain Optics harness ideal for any hunt.
The Mountain Optics Harness
Key features of the Sitka Gear Mountain Optics Harness:
- One handed
- Magnetic front binocular flap opening
- Quiet brushed polyester face textile
- Modular side pockets
- Molle compatible chassis
- Zippered and stash pockets on back
- Quick detach binocular attachment
- Internal lens cloth
- Colors: Subalpine, Open Country, Pyrite
Stay tuned for a full review video to be posted here on the SELFILMED website later this summer.
The Sitka Mountain Optics Harness retails for $149 and can be purchased directly on the Sitka Gear website (HERE).