Badlands Bino Case
Have you ever scratched your lenses on your binoculars? Can anything be more annoying? What about dust that that gets all over the lenses after a ride. Looking at an animal through a blurry lens can be very frustrating. Binoculars are expensive and an essential key in any kind of hunting. If you have good optics your field of view increases 100%. There are several reasons why the Bino Case by Badlands is one of the best. I am one of those people that expect things to work every time, and as a result am very hard on things. After two years of using the same Badlands Bino Case it is still holding strong.
I have fully submerged the entire case in water,. The case has in my opinion, one of its greatest features and greatest flaws; the Zip-no system. This is a long magnetic strip that lets you open the case on the fly. It seals immediately after shutting which helps for dirt, rain, snow, and anything else that might fall onto your glasses. This feature is fantastic and helps in most situations except for being quiet. When the magnetic strips touch together they can make a snapping sound that most animals can hear. I have learned to adapt and make sure I put my thumb in the opening before closing the case when I am trying to be really quiet. However, there have been several times that the snap has turned the heads of several deer.
The case is fairly comfortable and has been engineered to last. It is a bit bulky, but hey you are protecting one of your most vital pieces of equipment. Also, there is a mesh pouch that folds down in the little compartment on the back of the strap this is used for your water bottle. I have only used this several times but I know guys that use it all the time. It is very convenient if you are taking a quick hike or making a stalk and don’t want to carry your big pack. When you open the case there is a built in lens cloth that is nice, and some little compartments for your phone, keys, chap stick, or whatever else you have that’s small and needs to be carried. One nice feature is the bungee cords that attach to your optics. You can pull your binoculars out of the case and let them free hang at anytime. This makes things convenient for long term scouting or instances when you’re looking through a spotting scope or using a rifle.
Overall the Badlands Bino Case is a great investment to protect your expensive optics. Although there are some minor flaws there really isn't much that competes. There are some other companies that have produced some decent covers that work. Like Sitka and BinoShield. But they all lack the real protection needed for a back country outdoorsmen. If you are not hard on your things then some of the other bino cases may work just fine for you.
The Badlands Bino case retail for $129.99.
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