FHF Pro-M Bino Harness Review

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FHF Pro-M Bino Harness Review

The world of binocular harnesses has changed dramatically in the past five years. At first, there were neck straps, then the Rick Young harness, then came a handful of full rigs made from Cordura. FHF was one of the first few companies to produce a system that would not only hold your binoculars but also protect them from the elements and impacts. 

The FHF Pro-M is one of the most recognizable bino harnesses on the market. It features a simple bungee-style closure that is easy to operate with one hand. It is made of American-made Cordura and features one zip pocket on the front and another non-zip pocket that will easily house a tube of chapstick or a handful of 60A surgical blades. On either side of the harness, there are mesh drop-in style pockets, one of which will come with FHF’s custom wind checker bottle.

I was scared of the non-forward-facing design at first, but after a handful of days it became second nature, and it's arguably quieter than most forward-facing bino harnesses. The soft interior with no sticking points makes it extremely easy to remove my binoculars even in those in-tight situations.

On a recent hunt, I got into a situation where another hunter (damn Californians) bumped a buck I was stalking and I had to run over a ridge to cut the buck off some 500 yards away. While I was running, I remember thinking about how well the bino harness stayed in place and didn’t bounce around like a scene from Baywatch. I also appreciated the minimalist strap design keeping the sweat down while I ran.

My one gripe with the harness is that the side buckles are not auto-locking. They are normal pull-style buckles, so in my experience, they will loosen up over a day of hunting, causing the harness to sag a little bit.

If you’re looking for a no-frills style harness that will last you a lifetime, you may want to check out this classic from FHF.

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Author

Brody Layher

Brody is not your typical Midwest transplant. He’s one of the most meticulous and well-researched backpack hunters on our staff. After a childhood consumed by whitetail and turkey hunting, Brody moved out west in pursuit of big game hunting opportunities and joined our team in 2019. Since then, he’s taken mule deer, coues deer, and elk with a bow, and he’s always planning his next adventure with a fervor that’s rare, even among our team. It’s no surprise that, given his last name, he’s obsessed with high-performance clothing systems. Brody was also a competitive bass fisherman and now lives in Scottsdale with his wife and his dog, Rocky.

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