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shortwalker

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Chest Harness
« on: 16:15:53, 01/04/21 »
Does anyone use a chest Harness to carry their camera whilst out walking?


I walk with poles so I find carrying a camera with a next strap a pain.
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richardh1905

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Re: Chest Harness
« Reply #1 on: 16:19:54, 01/04/21 »
I hate neck straps. Haven't tried a chest harness, but I really liked my belt mounted padded camera case, back in the days of 35mm SLRs.
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vghikers

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Re: Chest Harness
« Reply #2 on: 17:11:53, 01/04/21 »
When I carried a chunky DSLR some years ago I used an OMM Trio chest pouch and it was surprisingly good (I've since abandoned the DSLR and succumbed to a compact in my hipbelt pocket). It didn't jiggle about at all and stayed firm to the chest, adding a little front counterbalance to the weight too.


 The latest iteration of the Trio is called a Chest Pod.

gunwharfman

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Re: Chest Harness
« Reply #3 on: 17:14:05, 01/04/21 »
I too used to use the Trio and can confirm it was good except for one thing, it wasn't waterproof.

veracocha

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Re: Chest Harness
« Reply #4 on: 17:21:09, 01/04/21 »
I use a harness for my binoculars. It keeps them from swinging to and fro and even better it stops the neck from sweating.

gunwharfman

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Re: Chest Harness
« Reply #5 on: 17:39:10, 01/04/21 »
I use a neck pouch for my phone/passport and so on and my wife's friend cut off the thin strap and sewed an old hiking stick wrist strap in its place. So comfortable.