Rangefinders are not cheap, and to top it all off, they are electronic devices, small, and very easily prone to damages except for a few waterproof brands.
A lot of rangefinder owners would worry about the storage safety of their rangefinders and in this article, we are going to be looking at some basic guidelines to help assuage your fears and worries.
When rangefinder users are on the field, like when they are out hunting, surveying, or golfing, they are mostly always limited to being able to only carry their rangefinders around their necks or hold them in their hands and this may not always be a functional and effective way of carrying the rangefinder on the field.
Where To Keep Your Rangefinder
In this article, I am not going to keep it in your pocket, even though that is an option. Instead, we will go over some effective carriers rangefinder owners have always used.
When thinking about a ‘keep-bag’ for rangefinders, you would want to think of ease, comfort, efficiency, and accessibility.
Crooked Horn Bino System
Some rangefinder owners use a crooked horn bino system, the crooked horn bino system has adjustable elastic straps that are supported on the shoulders of the ranger.
This holder allows the rangefinder to be looped and held securely, it does not have the disadvantage of causing neck fatigue. It is used to hold rangefinders, cameras, and binoculars.
It has very easy accessibility for the wearer to slide in and out from the chest position. It is safe, secure, and it also allows for easy movement. This carrier is also one of the most commonly used.
Shoulder Strap Carrier
There is also another type of rangefinder carrier that rangefinder users utilize, which is a shoulder strap carrier. It has a shoulder pad for added comfort and can be used to carry cameras, binoculars, and rangefinders.
Altura Photo Camera Strap
The Altura Camera strap is an adjustable, safety tether that is slung around the shoulders, it also has an added storage pouch to save extra batteries if available and the storage is secured with a zipper.
The strap is adaptable to the rangefinder being mounted on a tripod, without having to take the strap off the device. The Altura strap is made with strong, durable materials that ensure safety and security.
It comprises a solid metal plate and the plate also features a protective rubber layer to prevent the strapped-on device from getting scratches or slipping off. It has really easy access, it is light and easily adjustable, and secures the strapped device.
Fleece Liner Rangefinder Pouch
A fleece liner rangefinder pouch is specifically made to store rangefinders in, it is also known as the marsupial gear rangefinder pouch.
The pouch has secured with a magnetic folding down cover or lid and it is attachable to any type of belt so that the user can have easy access to it from the hip.
The pouch keeps the device and any other accessories in one safe place. It has a rangefinder tethering loop on both sides of the pouch.
This can be used for extra security by using an elastic coiled rangefinder tether, it has a side buckle that allows for quick and easy attachment and release.
TIDEWE Bino Harness with Rangefinder Pouch & Rain Cover
Another popular rangefinder pouch is the TIDEWE Bino Harness rangefinder pouch, this rangefinder holder has a four strap adjustment capacity.
It has a pouch positioned at the chest region to keep your rangefinder secure and safe. It can be used for binoculars, cameras, and rangefinders.
It is made with soft and high-quality materials that ensure the rangefinder is safe against damages inside the pouch. This rangefinder harness comprises strong and durable buckles and strong zippers.
The fabric is resistant to rain and users have easy access to their devices. The straps around the back are comfortable and made with breathable mesh materials so the wearer doesn’t sweat.
The pouch is big and secure to accommodate varied sizes of rangefinders and their accessories.
Mag Rangefinder Case
Lastly, let’s talk about the Mag Rangefinder case; this rangefinder holder has no zipper, it is kept secure with its magnetic close. It is made with a high-quality material that is water-tight and dustproof.
It has very easy accessibility and it is equipped with a tether that can be attached just about anywhere on you. It also has enough space to accommodate any size of rangefinder along with its accessories.
Please note that these pouches and harnesses all come at different price rates and there is no guidance set in stone on how to keep your rangefinder. You just have to take caution to purchase a holder that is safe and secure and that is just about it.
As I mentioned before, some users keep their rangefinders in their pockets, some use fanny packs and others use their backpacks and they work just fine for them. Now, if we are talking about how to care for rangefinders, then that is an entirely different topic.