If you are someone who uses binoculars on a regular basis, even on a weekly basis then you may want to consider purchasing a binocular harness. More and more people are using this kind of harnesses to take the weight from off of their neck and to give them a hands-free way of carrying binoculars and using them for many hours without causing undue fatigue and stress to their neck, arms, shoulders, and wrists.
There is nothing worse than when you have been bird watching for six hours, waiting patiently and then for the bird to arrive, only to find that you are now becoming extremely tired and your shoulders are aching substantially. If you are to use a binocular harness than this takes all of the weight from off of your neck and off of your shoulders and wrists and distributes the weight evenly across your center.
A binocular harness can, in a wide array of materials and colors. Typically, however, you will find that they come in either a dark or a camouflage color scheme. These particular colors are more ideally suited to outdoor pursuits when you do not wish to be spotted, such as when you are bird watching. The last thing you would need would be a fluorescent highly colored strap which could alert birds to your presence.
There are quite a number of different manufacturers who actually produce and make a binocular harness, giving you a good selection and choice to choose between. When you are choosing a binocular harness please note that many of them are quite low in cost so really it all boils down to your personal tastes and which features they have which you would prefer to use the most.
Most types of binocular harness use straps over your shoulders and fasten using a quick release mechanism. They do not get in the way at all and you can move your arms completely freely with no hindrance whatsoever.
A binocular harness may also have quick release clips at the front and may even also have additional storage pouches or pockets which would be controlled with a Velcro flap.
So if you want to take the weight from off your neck, reduce the fatigue to your arms and shoulders then you really must get yourself a binocular harness as it provides you with so much more of an interesting day because you are not getting tired as easily or as quickly, and you feel that you can carry on for much longer.
With a good binocular harness, you almost feel like you are not even aware of the binoculars at all whenever you are out birding and have them connected to your harness.