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S4Gear LockDown Optics Deployment System

Item# SFG001
 
4.0

(13 Ratings)

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  • A revolutionary new binocular harness design
  • Tension free glassing
  • Optics protection and ease of use in one unit
  • Anti-Bounce technology for comfort use all day
  • Multiple adjustments for personalized sizing

Description

Most binocular straps either have no lens protection at all or have a large, unwieldy storage container that offers no attachment or tether while optics are in use.  The LockDown provides the best of both worlds using a pliable cover for a low profile fit and ShockCord Security Straps that fasten your optics for maximum security.

 

Tension Free Glassing

This allows you to draw your binoculars to your face with a single motion.  The 50-50 pre-load design utilizes the ShockCord Security strap for maximum protection during storage while being completely free of load during use.

 

Anti-Bounce Technology

Safely secures binoculars to your chest without permitting the movement or bounce associated with traditional harness designs.  You can move freely, bend over or even crouch without your binoculars moving around or becoming uncomfortable.

 

Moldable Security Cover

Protects a wide variety of optics.  The laminated design features scratch resistant materials inside, an aluminum core for memory and a durable noise resistant fabric for the exterior.

 

Streamlined Straps

These straps are lightweight, silent and designed to be compatible with backpacks

 

Multiple Adjustments

For personalized sizing and comfort.  Whether it's your waist size, optics size, optic cover position, optics tension or harness positioning, you can accommodate an array of adjustments with a single model.

 

ShockCord Security Straps

Fasten tightly to your optics for maximum security while still maintaining tension free glassing.

 

Two Sizes Available:

The S4Gear LockDown is available in two sizes for fitting your optics properly.  The Large size fits binoculars that are 6"-7.5" in length.  The Micro size is for binoculars that are 4.5" to 6" in length. 

Dimensions & Specifications

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S4 GearS4Gear LockDown Optics Deployment System
 
4.2

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Strong construction (7)
  • Good padding (4)

Cons

  • Poor fit (3)

Best Uses

  • Hunting (4)
  • Travel (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid adventurer (6), Casual/ recreational (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

It's about time

I use the lockdown system to protect my very nice binoculars that are too expensive to allow damage from all the environmental hazards they go through with hunting and horseback riding.
I had...Read complete review

I use the lockdown system to protect my very nice binoculars that are too expensive to allow damage from all the environmental hazards they go through with hunting and horseback riding.
I had to send back for the larger size even though my binos are a size 6 because they didn't quite fit how I wanted. I also had to put duct tape over the rivets because they were scratching my focus nob every time I put them back into place. Otherwise, really like the protection system and the tension free viewing!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great idea, but needs refined/improved

This is a GREAT idea that is not quite perfected yet, especially if you want to use it for hunting along with wearing a backpack. Purchased it for my Minox BV 10x42 binos,...Read complete review

This is a GREAT idea that is not quite perfected yet, especially if you want to use it for hunting along with wearing a backpack. Purchased it for my Minox BV 10x42 binos, and they just barely fit under the upper cover. The tensioning system gets all bunched up at top of shoulders, making it uncomfortable to have a hunting pack over it for any length of time. Also, the rivets under the top cover rub against the focus knob; a probable bad wear spot. Tension-free viewing is nice idea but not totally 'free', as is the snug fit to chest while testing it on a jog; but would want better side-to-side cover over top of more bino models, and want to see a better design where all the adjustment bunches up at the base of your neck when wearing it (this is the biggest failure of the product, imho). The waist-cinch buckles are bulky, too. May keep it, but leaning toward returning it with comments and hopes that S4Gear comes up with an improved model before next elk season.

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5.0

Great Product

By Jason

from HONOLULU,HI

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Bulky

Best Uses

    Comments about S4 Gear S4Gear LockDown Optics Deployment System:

    Comfortable, no lens caps to have to deal with when using this system. I also attached my rangefinder to it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    1.0

    not for smaller people!!

    By E Susan

    from CAMPBELL HALL,NY

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Poor Fit

      Best Uses

        Comments about S4 Gear S4Gear LockDown Optics Deployment System:

        I would imagine this works well for the person it fits! I couldn't make it small enough for myself. This item seems to be designed for use by men.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        S4 Lockdown binocular carrier

        By James

        from Bennington, Nebraska

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about S4 Gear S4Gear LockDown Optics Deployment System:

              awesome product! Great to deal with this company.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Ready to GO

              By Jeffrey E.

              from Los Angeles,CA

              About Me Avid Adventurer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Padding
              • Strong Construction
              • Widely Compatible Adapter

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about S4 Gear S4Gear LockDown Optics Deployment System:

                  I can now move quickly through the woods. Bambi watch out here I come!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Great idea, but needs refined/improved

                  By WyoElkHunter

                  from Jackson Hole, WY

                  About Me Avid Adventurer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Bulky
                    • Gimmicky in wrong places
                    • Poor Fit

                    Best Uses

                    • Birding
                    • Hiking
                    • Maybe hunting

                    Comments about S4 Gear S4Gear LockDown Optics Deployment System:

                    This is a GREAT idea that is not quite perfected yet, especially if you want to use it for hunting along with wearing a backpack. Purchased it for my Minox BV 10x42 binos, and they just barely fit under the upper cover. The tensioning system gets all bunched up at top of shoulders, making it uncomfortable to have a hunting pack over it for any length of time. Also, the rivets under the top cover rub against the focus knob; a probable bad wear spot. Tension-free viewing is nice idea but not totally 'free', as is the snug fit to chest while testing it on a jog; but would want better side-to-side cover over top of more bino models, and want to see a better design where all the adjustment bunches up at the base of your neck when wearing it (this is the biggest failure of the product, imho). The waist-cinch buckles are bulky, too. May keep it, but leaning toward returning it with comments and hopes that S4Gear comes up with an improved model before next elk season.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Very fast delivery, good packaging, nice price, good 'returns' policy.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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