Marsupial Binocular Harness Chest Pack Review
There is no shortage of Binocular chest packs, or binocular harnesses. It all began with a simple elastic strap that kept binoculars pulled tight against your chest.
The new rage of binocular harnesses, have certainly eared their names as Binocular Packs.
We took possession of a Marsupial Binocular chest pack in October of 2022. We got it just in time to go on an Arizona Elk hunt. This hunt would be a mix of short hikes and LONG glassing across large canyons. Having a chest pack for packing our 12-15 power binoculars is a must.
We used the medium sized pack and it was perfect for our Vortex Viper 12 power binoculars, the Maven 12 power binoculars or the Swarovski 10 power binos.
The pack has a folding top that wraps over top of the binoculars and keeps everything out of the binocular area. This wrap over top feature is unique to Marsupial and is a nice feature to help keep your binoculars clean and safe. There is a nice little pouch on the back of the binocular case that I used to keep my cell phone in, and a small lens rag for cleaning. That is about all of the room I had extra.
The pack has many add on options that make Marsupial a solution not just a binocular case. We added to our pack a Radio pouch, and a range finder pouch. These connected to the side webbing easily and snug. The radio pouch and the range finder pouch are positioned so things are easy to get ahold of, well done.
We also had a pistol scabbard that we mounted to the bottom of the pack, this made a pistol readily available, and secure. We loved this feature.
After using the system for 5 days on our Arizona elk hunt, we all decided that this is one of the top binocular pack systems on the market. It is very well constructed, easy to use, does a great job of protecting your gear, and looks great. We give the Marsupial line of products a strong buy, and are confident it will give you a lifetime of use.
Other information from their web site:
Designed with the hunter in mind, the Marsupial Gear Binocular Pack allows quick one-handed access to your optics. Utilizing strong neodymium magnets, the front lid folds down securely out of the way allowing optics to be cradled in the open pouch. Your binoculars stay safe and secure with our quick disconnect, removable safety straps. Fully secure your binoculars by simply pulling up the front lid. With a front zippered pocket and two elastic side pouches, and a rear cell phone pocket, there is ample storage for your calls, wind checker, lens cloth, or anything else you wish to carry. Attach your Marsupial Rangefinder pouch to the side webbing or directly to the harness to have all your optics readily accessible.
-made in the US
-great gear protection
-lots of accessories
-needs more webbing on sides
-get the price down