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    S4 Gear Lockdown Binocular Harness

    I bought a S4 Gear Lockdown bino system and I am having a hard time getting it adjusted. The harness is riding up onto my neck and it is very uncomfortable. I don't want to get rid of it. It has a great design. Archery season is fast approaching. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to cure this problem?

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    I have these and have only scouted with them. This fall will be my first hunt with them. I do notice they ride up a bit. I think with a heavy jacket on a cold hunt they would be fine. With only a lightweight shirt I notice the pressure on the back of my neck. I use a true fanny pack as I don't like much on my shouders. I am just going to sew a short strap on my fanny pack and put plastic clips ( 1/2 on s4 and 1/2 on short strap) and balance it out with the weight of the fanny pack. I love the setup!

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    Mine does the same however I wore mine for 10 hours yesterday and it is not bothersome.

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    Mine do the same thing but they are way better than my crooked horn binocular harnessees. I was thinking of putting like a suspender strap on the back of mine to attach to my pants. Fanny pack is also a good idea. this seems like an easy fix I am surprised s4 hasn't marketed it. Of course I have not tried it yet but I intend to.

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    I got one for Xmas this year and have noticed the same thing. Although it does ride up a bit I don't really feel that much pressure on my neck. I think with some adjusting it should be good to go for the fall.

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    Same problem here. I haven't tried it yet, but may have found a fix. IMO the back strap is too long for my torso, which results in the strap riding high on the neck. I may look at shortening the height/length of the back strap - which in turn will bring it down off of the neck area. Not sure if that makes sense?

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    I've had mine since they came out. Had the same problem. Later season hunts work dinner fine but during archery try to wear a collar or usually have a mock neck scent shirt and takes care of it

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    I've had a crooked horn since they came out and haven't had a problem. Maybe it's just because I always have a coat on when using them but haven't had an issue with riding on my neck. I wonder if the size of the binocular makes a difference because of the weight. I use only a light weight small glass on mine and use a spotter in my pack if need more!
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    Your exactly right jerry I do use a heavier bino and that extra weight makes a big difference. More pressure on the neck or riding too
    Low on the belly. I am rather thin. Im sure your torso shape also affect how any binos ride
    I still really like s4 and have a new pair of lightweight vortex viper hds on the way. Yay!

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    They have a new design that is coming out with a different back support straps. I have the old one as well but i am gong to try the new one when it comes out.

 

 

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