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SLIVER (984 posts) Click to EMail SLIVER Click to send private message to SLIVER Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
Apr-05-11, 09:25 AM (MST)
"Horn Hunter Bino Hub"

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I was able to get my hands on one of these at the expo and have been able to take it out and try it a few times. My first impression is that it is well built, not too bulkey, and well thought out.


I really like that the top straps are non-elastic, this seems to take the "boing boing" out of your binos when hiking. The bottom straps are elastic and allow for comfortable fit and easy attachment. I like my binos fairly tight to my body, and the elastic straps allow me to strap the bino harness tight, and remain unconstricted. The binos are fully protected with a magnetic lid closure, and they have straps independant of the bino pouch that hook to the binos.


This way if ever you were bending over or something and the flap came open your binos would be caught by these straps. One unique thing about the Bino Hub is the rangefinder attachment. Your rangefinder is wrapped with a sleeve that has a tiny steel plate in it. On the pouch itself are two magnetic attachment points, one on the bottom and one on the side. You can keep your rangefinder in regular postition on the bottom either in a case,



or open


it is secured here with an elastic bungee. Then when approaching game you can transfer it to the side mount where it is free and easily accessible.

The pouch also has a back zipper pocket for your wallet or other valuables.

I really like this setup and hopefully this review has been good and helpful to you.

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  Subject     Author     Message Date     ID  
 RE: Horn Hunter Bino Hub SLIVER Apr-05-11 1
   RE: Horn Hunter Bino Hub 300wbymann Apr-05-11 2
       RE: Horn Hunter Bino Hub Fortis May-03-11 3
           RE: Horn Hunter Bino Hub SLIVER May-11-11 4
               RE: Horn Hunter Bino Hub jarheadhunter Oct-31-11 5
                   RE: Horn Hunter Bino Hub Gator Oct-31-11 6
                       RE: Horn Hunter Bino Hub SLIVER Oct-31-11 7
                           RE: Horn Hunter Bino Hub ZonieRuler Nov-05-11 8
                               RE: Horn Hunter Bino Hub HoofsUp Nov-05-11 9

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SLIVER (984 posts) Click to EMail SLIVER Click to send private message to SLIVER Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
Apr-05-11, 10:08 AM (MST)
1. "RE: Horn Hunter Bino Hub"

Not sure why the pics arent showing up. I'll try replying to myself.

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300wbymann (308 posts) Click to EMail 300wbymann Click to send private message to 300wbymann Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
Apr-05-11, 06:12 PM (MST)
2. "RE: Horn Hunter Bino Hub"

pictures work for me, cool looking setup!

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Fortis (285 posts) Click to EMail Fortis Click to send private message to Fortis Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
May-03-11, 08:05 AM (MST)
3. "RE: Horn Hunter Bino Hub"

It is well thought out, and that's easy to do when you copy someone's idea.....Alaska Guide Creations bino pack has had the idea for several years already, and it's the best bino system out there, bar none IMO.

http://www.alaskaguidecreations.com/binopack.htm

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SLIVER (984 posts) Click to EMail SLIVER Click to send private message to SLIVER Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
May-11-11, 02:33 AM (MST)
4. "RE: Horn Hunter Bino Hub"

I have heard good things about the Alaska bino pouch, however I don't think that Horn Hunter copied them at all. My favorie things about the Horn Hunter is that the lid is magnetic, the Alaska one has a buckle. Buckles are noisy and cumbersome, magnets are simple and silent. The Horn Hunter one also has a 2 postion magentic rangefinder mounting system. The Alaska doesn't have a rangefinder mount at all. So copy????? Not even close, and it is because of these features that I waited to buy the Horn Hunter. A much better system IMO.

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jarheadhunter (902 posts) Click to EMail jarheadhunter Click to send private message to jarheadhunter Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
Oct-31-11, 12:00 PM (MST)
5. "RE: Horn Hunter Bino Hub"

>I have heard good things about
>the Alaska bino pouch, however
>I don't think that Horn
>Hunter copied them at all.
>My favorie things about the
>Horn Hunter is that the
>lid is magnetic, the Alaska
>one has a buckle. Buckles
>are noisy and cumbersome, magnets
>are simple and silent. The
>Horn Hunter one also has
>a 2 postion magentic rangefinder
>mounting system. The Alaska doesn't
>have a rangefinder mount at
>all. So copy????? Not even
>close, and it is because
>of these features that I
>waited to buy the Horn
>Hunter. A much better system
>IMO.
>
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I would have to agree with the fact that they copied. Not only the AGC pack, but then they took and copied Badlands magnetic idea. Looks to me like they took parts of both and made it.

I could be bias though because I do have the AGC pack and love it. I have never heard a noise from the buckle on mine as long as you keep pressure on it while opening and closing. I would guess the magnets slapping together would be louder than the buckle.

It does look like a great product, but no reason to switch yet.

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Gator (12667 posts) Click to EMail Gator Click to send private message to Gator Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
Oct-31-11, 03:32 PM (MST)
6. "RE: Horn Hunter Bino Hub"

Sliver why would you care if they copied it or not, UNLESS you are a rep for them or something. Me, I could cares less if a product I brought was copied or changed slightly to make it with out a copyright lawsuit, I would only care how it works.

"I have found if you go the extra mile it's Never crowded".
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>the MM green signature club.


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SLIVER (984 posts) Click to EMail SLIVER Click to send private message to SLIVER Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
Oct-31-11, 10:57 PM (MST)
7. "RE: Horn Hunter Bino Hub"

I have never handled the Alaskan bino system, so I can't comment on its similarities other than what I can see on their website. However I stand by my original reply that there are distinguishing features on the Horn Hunter that make it better than the Alaskan IMO.
Gator, I agree with you, who cares as long as it performs, and the Horn Hunter does.

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ZonieRuler (1 posts) Click to EMail ZonieRuler Click to send private message to ZonieRuler Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
Nov-05-11, 12:02 PM (MST)
8. "RE: Horn Hunter Bino Hub"

It has to be maddening to someone who spent time developing a product to have it copied but that is the sincerest form of flattery! I agree - who cares as long as it performs. I Love the Alaska Guide Creations pouch for 2 reasons:
1) the extra pouches - the front pouch holds my Leica CRF 1200 easily. And the zippers are set so items don't fall out when you unzip them.
2) the flip over lid - it keeps the eye end of my glasses clean!

Have you listened to those magnetic closures? I actually bought a badlands bino pack, got it home, fit it on & put my glasses in then started removing & replacing them, the closure makes too much noise! AND I love my badlands packs!

It's great we get to discuss equipment but I'm an Alaska Guide Creations guy because of the extra pouches, fit & design. I called the website phone & Jaret Owens called me back personally! He's a great guy - been guiding 30 years I think he said. http://www.alaskaguidecreations.com/

Zonie

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HoofsUp (115 posts) Click to EMail HoofsUp Click to send private message to HoofsUp Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
Nov-05-11, 09:56 PM (MST)
9. "RE: Horn Hunter Bino Hub"

I too have the AGC Bino pack and love it. I reversed the buckle similar to some others on here and it is even better. I have a Leupold range finder that has a case with magnetic flap and it is loud! I may have to find a way to attach my range finder to the AGC Bino system.

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