S4 Gear LockDown Binocular Optics Deployment System
Sizing & Adjustment
Step 1: Start by putting the harness system on you with no binoculars installed. The first adjustment should be your elastic waistband for size. Insert the buckles from the bottom portion of the “Y” around your mid-section and attach to the buckles on the binocular shield.
Step 2: Adjust, so the system is snug, excess band should be tucked through the loop material so it does not hang or drape.
Step 3: Adjust the position of the binocular shield on your chest to your preference. The torso or chest area adjustment allows for approximately 4-6” of adjustment. The tri-glide buckle adjusts up for a lower positioning, down for a higher position on your chest.
Installing your Binoculars
Step 4: Prep your binoculars by installing the split rings and/or zip ties to the neckstrap attachment points on your binoculars.
Step 5: Without attaching the binoculars to the shock cord, slide them under the hood and adjust for clearance. Fold the bottom flap over the bottom lenses and hook the flap cord to the hook on the front of the hood. To accommodate different lengths of binoculars, there are adjusters behind the bottom flap of the shield to lengthen or shorten the elastic flap cord. You can set the tension to your preference.
Step 6: Once your binoculars are installed and hooked inside the shield you can press down and mold the
hood to fit tight for a low clearance setup. The binocular shield is made with an aluminum core that is semimoldable.
shield up, too little makes the system less tight to the body. Tuck the excess loop of the shock cord under the sewn tab for a clean appearance.
Your system is now set to your size, shape of optics and preference.