I took the KEYHOLE Hands-Free Carry System for Cameras and Binoculars by Backcountry Solutions out in the field to try it out while looking for song birds. I was hoping to find some early migrants, but no luck. There were plenty of birds around, though. One of my favorite places to spot birds near my house is a poser line cut. There are several different types of habitat there. I saw woodpeckers drumming, bluebirds nesting, and hawks kiting above my head. I did not see yellow-rumped warblers, as I hoped, but juncos and white-throated sparrows were still plentiful. To read the full final update click here.
Testing at the Wildlife Management Area
There is a wildlife management area located just north of where I live. Each year thousands of tundra swans, snow geese and other waterfowl gather on the man-made lake there to await the perfect time for their journey north. I just checked. 70,000 snow geese were counted today. (How do they make those counts?) More are expected tomorrow. They come every February, congregate on the lake and eat the leftover corn from surrounding fields. One day in late March, one of the geese sounds the call, and they are all gone. Woosh! Like that! Off to their breeding grounds in the tundra. I tested the KEYHOLE Hands-Free Carry System for Cameras and Binoculars by Backcountry Solutions to view the snow geese and ducks at the lake and surrounding ponds.
The The KEYHOLE Hands-Free Carry System for Cameras and Binoculars by Backcountry Solutions was tested by the reviewer while driving and hiking. It was found to be comfortable and allowed easy, quick access to the binoculars. To read the review, please go here.
I was not familiar with Backcountry products before reviewing the KEYHOLE Hands-Free Carry System for Cameras and Binoculars by Backcountry Solutions. When I first read about the hands-free system for carrying binoculars, my first thought was “Yes, please!” I am a hiker and a birder. When I walk through the woods, I usually carry field glasses with me. I hate the feeling of having a binocular strap handing around my neck. It feels like I am being pulled forward and down. In fact, I usually carry my binoculars with the strap slung over my shoulder. That is not a secure method of transport, I know. I was excited to give the The KEYHOLE Hands-Free Carry System for Cameras and Binoculars by Backcountry Solutions a try.
The KEYHOLE Hands-Free Carry System for Cameras and Binoculars by Backcountry Solutions is basically a harness you wear over your shoulders. The keyhole system is where the binoculars (or camera) are attached to the harness. A bracket screws onto your binoculars at the tripod mount. One end of the bracket slips through the keyhole to secure the binoculars. The harness has two buckles in the front, which is how you take the system off and put it on.
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The Brunton Eterna Binoculars have been used for the past month at the beach and on nature hikes. I had the opportunity to also take them with me biking at Limestone Canyon in Southern California.
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By: Jenn K.
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How about the Brunton Eterna Compact Binoculars? These are phase coated binoculars that are compact in design. They provide a 260 foot field of view at 1,000 yards. They also provide sharp images at a range as close as 8 feet.
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By Jenn K.