I recently got a harness strap for my binoculars. I tried to attach the harness to the binocular with the plastic clip, but the clip was too thick and wouldn't fit on to the side slots of the binocular. I did have to add two metal circles to the handles so that I could attach my bin harness. Is this normal?
Thanks for your inquiry.
We don’t advise attaching a metal ring directly to the binocular eyelets. The metal ring acts as a tiny saw and will eventually wear through the eyelet and break it completely—our repair department sees a lot of this sort of damage, unfortunately. So instead, first attach a plastic zip-tie to the binocular eyelet, and put the metal ring on it. The zip-tie acts as a buffer and won’t damage the binocular as metal-on-metal would.
You can also get this connector, which some people prefer: Vortex Binocular Harness Strap Connectors (Set of 2)
These connectors are included with the Eagle Optics Bino System Harness Strap, but they can also be purchased separately.