Backpacks and Bino's 2017-02-03T10:47:43+00:00

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  • Stephen Graf
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    Some years ago I bought a small daypack that promised to have built in bino straps.  All it was was elastic shoulder straps with clips for the bino’s.  It didn’t work well.  If the straps were tight enough to keep the backpack on my back, the bino’s could not be brought to my eyes.  If the straps were loose enough to allow the bino’s to get used, the backpack hung like a sick monkey from my back.

    Nevertheless I’ve used the pack for local hunting, grumbling all the while.  It took my weak mind all these years to figure out that I could get rid of the elastic straps on the backpack and replace them with nylon webbing.  I could then add some straps to hold the bino’s.

    For 10 dollars on amazon I bought all the strapping and clips I’d need for a lifetime.  It worked so well on that sad backpack that I added bino straps to all my backpacks.  Who’d a thunk?

     

  • R2R2
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    Steve, you got a pic?

  • Stephen Graf
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    Here are some pictures of the 2nd backpack I modified.  Please don’t fawn over my model.  He’s a bit shy… This is the one I take out west…

    All I had to do for this backpack was sew the clips to the nylon straps and then affix the straps to existing structure on the backpack:

    The clips I bought don’t have a swivel feature to them, but I think they will work just fine:

  • R2R2
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    That’ll work!!

    \Thanks for sharing :-))

  • Dave Nash
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  • Stephen Graf
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    That’s a different looking kind of backpack you have there Noah.  But if you don’t mind my saying, I don’t think it would be very comfortable to wear on your back for a long hike 😜

  • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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    Steve, neat idea on the bino straps. That’s a nice pike, too! dwc

  • James Harvey
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    Steve,

     

    that looks good to go mate. Very similar to contemporary rifle sling design. I want one!

  • Stephen Graf
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    Jim,

    It sure does make wearing the bino’s more comfortable.  I’ve been struggling with the strap for years.  You’d a thunk something this simple would have come to mind sooner.  Ten minutes work, and a dollar’s worth of parts…

  • William WarrenWilliam Warren
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    Steve,

    That is a really good idea! I might have to rig myself up one of those on my pack. Come to think of it I may have a shoulder strap or two laying around in a drawer that came off of those freebie satchels they give way at the various expos we go to for work.  Some of them even have those same type of clips on each end!

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  • Stephen Graf
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    Thanks!  I thought it was…  And I’m glad it will do you some good.

    It’s such a hassle having bino’s binding on your neck, getting in the way, requiring extra straps to wrap yourself in…  They are literally a pain in the neck.  And it’s such a pleasure having them at the ready without any extra straps and no real sense of their added weight.

    I found they hang out of the way and don’t interfere with shooting a deer one iota.  Not that I ever need to shoot (insert rolling eyes emoji here)

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