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.
For my second installment of my Aquapac camera case review, I decided to take the case along for a swim in the local river while teaching my young dog to swim to see just how well the photographs and video would come out. Curious to find out? Well, I am sharing the footage with you to see for yourself! To see the footage and hear about my experience with the Aquapac camera case so far, click here.
I love taking my camera everywhere that I go. Anyone that knows me should be able to tell you that. So, needless to say, I absolutely hate it when the rain or water-based activities make me leave a camera behind. But I also don’t have oodles of money sitting around to spend on a waterproof case for it.
But then Aquapac came along and told me that I didn’t need a ton of money to do it. All I needed was their small camera case (MSRP $40) and I could take my favorite accessory everywhere.
Intrigued? I was too. Click here to see what my initial thoughts are of my Aquapac case.