Before binocular harnesses were designed, most hunters wore their binoculars on a strap around their necks or carried them in their hunting packs. Neck carry resulted in a chafed neck, and, many times, binoculars interfering with a bow string during the shot. Carrying them in a backpack nearly always ensured they weren’t handy when you needed them or led to you knocking something else out of your pack when trying to find them. Binocular harnesses are the perfect solution to all these problems. To make a good selection, consider three critical factors—comfort, ease of use and how much protection you want for your binoculars.