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Nikon Pro Staff Suspender Harness Binocular Strap

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The Pro Staff strap from Nikon distributes a binocular's weight across your back and shoulders, as well as keeping them close to your body to prevent swinging around.  It is highly recommended for using binoculars during activities where you'll be moving around quite a bit, though you'd never want to be galloping upon a horse with such a contraption.  An added benefit to a suspender harness strap is that you'll be able to hold your binocular steadier thanks to the elasticity maintaining a bit more tension, which lends significant support.  Attaches to any binocular though gargantuan monstrosities, such as those with objective lens diameters exceeding 50mm, are not recommended.

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NikonPro Staff Suspender Harness Strap
 
4.4

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (32)
  • Adjustable (24)
  • Strong construction (20)
  • Does not chafe (17)
  • Well padded (10)

Cons

  • Difficult to attach (7)

Best Uses

  • Comfort (25)
  • Stable (16)
  • Supporting camera (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (11), Casual photographer (6), Semi-pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (20)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Work like a charm

I bought this for my mom to use with her Nikon D700 camera. The camera is a heavy beast, and she can't carry it for very long, the neck strap tires her out...Read complete review

I bought this for my mom to use with her Nikon D700 camera. The camera is a heavy beast, and she can't carry it for very long, the neck strap tires her out real quick.

This is the perfect accessory. It's well made, properly adjustable, quality material, and it fulfils the function it was bought for perfectly.

I'm happy with the buy, and my mom's ecstatic!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Comfortable harness but not the easiest

I am using the harness for the 2013 version of the Monarch 5 binoculars. The harness does distribute the weight of the binoculars better than the standard neck strap. The harness seems to be...Read complete review

I am using the harness for the 2013 version of the Monarch 5 binoculars. The harness does distribute the weight of the binoculars better than the standard neck strap. The harness seems to be well made.

The harness does not come with any instructions. This is a problem. My wife is of medium height for a woman, but the best adjustment I can get for her results in the bottom of the binoculars riding at her waist, not mid-chest as the photos show. That is OK but not idea. Adjustment instructions would help.

Previous comments questioned the zip ties or metal rings that came with the harness for attachment. Nikon now provies short vinyl strips with two slits. They work, but do not seem all that strong.

My final issue is using the eyepiece caps that Nikon provides with the Monarch 5 Binoculars. They are made to slide up and down on the neck strap making it easy to transition from having the eyepieces protected to viewing - a very nice system. With the harness, there is no way to attach the eyepiece covers and have them slide up when viewing through the binoculars. The best I could do is attach them on one side and let them dangle when viewing.

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4.0

leather do-dads?

By jimmyf

from Albuquerque, NM

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable

Cons

  • Difficult to Attach

Best Uses

  • Comfort

Comments about Nikon Pro Staff Suspender Harness Strap:

No instructions of how to use the included 4 leather do-dads to attach binoculars to harness strap. I used 2 and attached my own metal rings to clip to. With that the harness works fine and a big improvement over a standard Nikon neck strap. Less stress and more convenient.

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2.0

Needs Instructions

By Suze Hiker

from Portland, OR

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adjustable
  • Comfortable
  • Strong Construction
  • Takes Weight Off Neck

Cons

  • Difficult to Attach
  • Flimsy Attachments
  • No instructions

Best Uses

  • Comfort
  • Hiking

Comments about Nikon Pro Staff Suspender Harness Strap:

I purchased the harness strap as an accessory to the Nikon Monarch 7 Binoculars. The harness does not come with any instructions regarding how to attach the harness to the binoculars. The harness comes with a packet with four flimsy little tabs but I could not figure out how they were supposed to connect the strap to the binoculars. I tried Nikon customer service: they sent me a new harness strap with the same flimsy tabs but still no instructions. I solved the problem by purchasing Op/Tech USA Adapt-Its which are heavy plastic and worked perfectly to securely attach the harness to the binoculars.

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1.0

clips were too thick to fit on my Ranger

By disappointed

from Playa del Rey, CA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Difficult to Attach

    Best Uses

      Comments about Nikon Pro Staff Suspender Harness Strap:

      clips were too thick to clip onto my Ranger 10-42 binocs. I have to return them.

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      4.0

      What I was looking for

      By Will

      from Arkansas

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Nikon Pro Staff Suspender Harness Strap:

            Friends told me I needed a harness, not just the simple strap standard with my new binos. Really can tell the difference with the weight distribution. Only drawback may be the plastic clips.

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            5.0

            You have to have this

            By Ed

            from Bossier city Louisiana

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adjustable
            • Comfortable
            • Does not Chafe
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Comfort
              • Stabilizing
              • Supporting Camera

              Comments about Nikon Pro Staff Suspender Harness Strap:

              Got this for hunting and it works great!!!No more swinging all over the place!!!

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              • No

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              1.0

              Not as described

              By JP145

              from WI

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable

              Cons

              • Difficult to Attach
              • Not As Described

              Best Uses

              • Comfort

              Comments about Nikon Pro Staff Suspender Harness Strap:

              A chubby plastic spring clip is not a quick-release connection - as some photos show. Clunky to use without a true quick-release.

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              5.0

              Work as expected

              By JCS

              from Green Cove Springs, FL

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adjustable
              • Comfortable
              • Does not Chafe
              • Strong Construction
              • Well Padded

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Nikon Pro Staff Suspender Harness Strap:

                  Great way to keep your binoculars handy while hiking.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  great product

                  By leila

                  from belo horizonte, brazil

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Does not Chafe
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Comfort
                    • Stabilizing

                    Comments about Nikon Pro Staff Suspender Harness Strap:

                    i am a biology major at university and spend time in the field. My own specialty is the study of birds and thus the need for binoculars. Changing from a neck strap to the suspender harness is a more than welcome change. Nothing negative to report. Really super.

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                    3.0

                    Comfortable harness but not the easiest

                    By Mountain Wildlife Viewer

                    from Colorado

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Strong Construction
                    • Well Padded

                    Cons

                    • Difficult to Attach
                    • Lack Instructions
                    • Not easy to adjust

                    Best Uses

                    • Binoculars

                    Comments about Nikon Pro Staff Suspender Harness Strap:

                    I am using the harness for the 2013 version of the Monarch 5 binoculars. The harness does distribute the weight of the binoculars better than the standard neck strap. The harness seems to be well made.

                    The harness does not come with any instructions. This is a problem. My wife is of medium height for a woman, but the best adjustment I can get for her results in the bottom of the binoculars riding at her waist, not mid-chest as the photos show. That is OK but not idea. Adjustment instructions would help.

                    Previous comments questioned the zip ties or metal rings that came with the harness for attachment. Nikon now provies short vinyl strips with two slits. They work, but do not seem all that strong.

                    My final issue is using the eyepiece caps that Nikon provides with the Monarch 5 Binoculars. They are made to slide up and down on the neck strap making it easy to transition from having the eyepieces protected to viewing - a very nice system. With the harness, there is no way to attach the eyepiece covers and have them slide up when viewing through the binoculars. The best I could do is attach them on one side and let them dangle when viewing.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Does the job.

                    By Lee-paddler

                    from Baltimore, MD

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Adjustable
                    • Comfortable
                    • Does not Chafe
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Nikon Pro Staff Suspender Harness Strap:

                        I bought this to secure a Nikon AW100 camera while kayaking. Have not tried it in the field yet, but have tried it on with the camera and I believe it will work well. Camera is held securely, but is easy to get into shooting position.

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                        5.0

                        Helpful Product

                        By Baus

                        from Bay City, MI

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Adjustable
                        • Comfortable
                        • Well Padded

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Comfort

                          Comments about Nikon Pro Staff Suspender Harness Strap:

                          The Pro Staff Suspender Harness Binocular Strap takes the strain off of your neck and shoulders. I wish I had it before I went out to Colorado elk hunting this year.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Nikon binocular harness

                          By Tony

                          from Bunbury, Western Australia

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Adjustable
                          • Comfortable
                          • Strong Construction
                          • Well Padded

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Comfort
                            • Stabilizing

                            Comments about Nikon Pro Staff Suspender Harness Strap:

                            Brilliant harness! Takes the weight off your neck really great!
                            Easy to swing up to your eyes and capture the birds!

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • Yes

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                            5.0

                            Quality Product at a Fair Price

                            By Geo

                            from Northern MN

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Adjustable
                            • Comfortable
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Nikon Pro Staff Suspender Harness Strap:

                                Product used while hunting and bird watching. Holds binoculars securely and keeps them out of the way while walking. Harness is well made and I would not be afraid to purchase again.

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                no more binocular bounce

                                By Mo

                                from Marquette, Michigan

                                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable
                                • Easily detaches
                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Birding
                                  • Terrestrial Viewing
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Nikon Pro Staff Suspender Harness Strap:

                                  Well designed and easy to use and you can't beat the price

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Great Bino Harness

                                  By wildlifer

                                  from asheville nc

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Adjustable
                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Does not Chafe
                                  • Strong Construction
                                  • Well Padded

                                  Cons

                                  • Difficult to Attach

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Comfort

                                  Comments about Nikon Pro Staff Suspender Harness Strap:

                                  great product but Nikon needs to find a better way to attach the harness to binos then zip ties. make sure you have some extra zip ties just to be on the safe side.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Try a harness -- you may be surprised

                                  By BirdManOfCT

                                  from Manchester, CT

                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Adjustable
                                  • Comfortable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Stabilizing

                                    Comments about Nikon Pro Staff Suspender Harness Strap:

                                    I avoided harnesses because they looked kind of strange. I finally gave in and I won't be going back. The change was prompted by my strapped binoculars banging into my new scope. Can't have that. Did some online searching and thought I'd try a harness. Yep, they really work. Holds my binoculars steady, relieves neck strain (and strap burn), keeps them in an easier position to grab-and-look. Give it a try.

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                                    5.0

                                    Works well for me.

                                    By Birdwatcher

                                    from Salt Lake City, UT

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Adjustable
                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Does not Chafe

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Comfort
                                      • Stabilizing

                                      Comments about Nikon Pro Staff Suspender Harness Strap:

                                      I use the harness for my birding binocular, which weighs about 2 pounds. It gives good support and holds the binocular in place with no swinging. Connecting my car seat belt while wearing it is not a problem. The feature of providing a bit of tension while looking through the binoc does help a bit in keeping the binoc, which is 10X, steady. I wear it all day with no fatigue. I see no disadvantages to it, but I haven't used it with a really heavy item such as a heavy camera, so don't know how well it would do then. Certainly works well for my use.

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                                      5.0

                                      A must for all binocular users

                                      By "gadget" aka quinten

                                      from Florida

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Adjustable
                                      • Comfortable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Nikon Pro Staff Suspender Harness Strap:

                                          I have bought products from B&H before and [...] was out in the field a couple days later. When I was using a single strap it created pull on the neck which was most uncomfortable,I am happy to report with this harness all the weight is transferred to the shoulders and back and I hiked all day and didn't even know they were there. Don't hesitate to purchase this item it's something that will make the outdoor experience a most pleasant one.

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                                          5.0

                                          very comfortable and high quality

                                          By calidris

                                          from Europe, Poland

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Reviewer

                                          Pros

                                          • Comfortable
                                          • Strong Construction

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Comfort
                                            • Stabilizing

                                            Comments about Nikon Pro Staff Suspender Harness Strap:

                                            this is a very comfortable narness and very good quality. I use this for my binoculars and it is great. The binoculars adhere to my chest and my neck is resting.

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                                            3.0

                                            attachment rings

                                            By drboymac

                                            from Philippines

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Comfortable

                                            Cons

                                            • Poorly Padded

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Comfort

                                            Comments about Nikon Pro Staff Suspender Harness Strap:

                                            Plastic attachment needs improvement. Harness is comfortable ...

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                                            • No

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