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For the active outdoor enthusiast that wants to keep their camera/binoculars at the ready and always secure. Go out and discover!
For the active outdoor enthusiast that wants to keep their camera/binoculars at the ready and always secure. Go out and discover!
For the active outdoor enthusiast that wants to keep their camera/binoculars at the ready and always secure. Go out and discover!
1,121 backers pledged CA$ 104,803 to help bring this project to life.

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SKOUT: The Hands Free Camera or Binocular Carrying System

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SKOUT the world's most comfortable, secure, and accessible, Sling-Style camera and binocular harness. 

SKOUT holds your optics close to your body. Nothing moves around. Active humans take note–SKOUT is ergonomically designed to hug your core. Comfortable and snug. Your gear can be instantly and quietly deployed.

The advantage to the SKOUT harness is its fixed-position carrying system. Our patented Twist & Lock mount secures your camera or binoculars to your chest. SKOUT offers great stability and weight distribution, at the same time keeping your optics accessible.

SKOUT is designed with everyone in mind. It's a one-size-fits-all sling style harness. We have put some ergonomic cuts in the front panel to account for the female shape. It stretches out to 57inches around your torso and is designed to help the user be active. 

SKOUT's unique advantage is our patented Twist & Lock Mount. Developed using high-test materials and technology, our system is smooth, quiet and 100% reliable.

SKOUT was designed to be simple, with just the right combination of features. SKOUT carries a camera or pair of binoculars. Plus a weather cover because you never know what mother nature will throw at you. A tether for those times you get a little clumsy, or for a little added security. An inside stash pocket perfect for a smart phone or credit cards. Padded shoulder strap for extra comfort. Stretch webbing in case you had a little too much turkey and need to let out a little! Two colors; one for dressing up and the other for hiding out.

 Easy on. Easy Off.

SKOUT offers many advantages over your average neck strap and camera bag.

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Andy Cotton (second from left) designed the original Cotton Carrying System with a dedication to functionality and 100% reliability. The same qualities required to ensure his success as a film industry Special Effects Supervisor. He designed physical effects: cars crashing, people hanging off buildings - the rules were simple, nothing could fail.

In 2005 Andy applied that thinking and set out to design the Cotton System. It had to be simple, without springs or moving parts. Nothing that could fail, jam, or break. It had to be made with top-quality materials, and be absolutely reliable in all situations. It had to provide comfort and accessibility in order to improve the photographic experience. “It took five years, but enthusiastic feedback from satisfied customers from around the world makes me think I got it right. Simple, functional, high quality - that describes Cotton’s System.”

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Bringing SKOUT to Life

CCS has come to the KS community to help bring Skout to life. The design and samples are all finished. We have some molding costs ahead of us and we need help with the opening order - that is where you come in. Your participation will enable us to bring Skout to market. Thanks for your support!

Timeline 

• Skout Crowdfunding - July into early August 
• August - finalizing molding and design 
• September set manufacturing date 
• October manufacture 
• November assemble and ship all orders

Risks and challenges

With every launch of a new product there are struggles with manufacturing, quality of materials, quality of workmanship. Cotton Carrier has worked through all of these growing pains already and we have a great relationship with our factory and strive to only use the best available materials. Durable Kodra Synthetic Canvas, Utech clips, YKK Zippers - nylon 6, and anodized aluminium hubs are just a few of the quality materials that go into every unit that we produce.

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    Pledge CA$ 64 or more About $49

    Early Bird : Skout

    Get one Skout - savings of $30 USD off the estimated MSRP of $79.00 USD. Choose Realtree Extra© Camo or Charcoal Grey and select either camera or binocular mount. (Choose later.)

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    1 x Skout

    Get one Skout - savings of $20 USD off the estimated MSRP of $79.00 USD. Choose Realtree Extra© Camo or Charcoal Grey and select either camera or binocular mount. (Choose later.)

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    Pledge CA$ 85 or more About $65

    Skout Camera bundle #1

    Get one Skout plus the CCS Handstrap savings of $33.95USD off the estimated MSRP of $98.95USD Choose Realtree Extra© Camo or Charcoal Grey. (Choose later.)

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    Pledge CA$ 115 or more About $87

    Skout Camera Bundle #2

    Get one Skout, one tripod adapter plate, and one CCS Handstap. Savings of $50.95 off the estimated MSRP of $137.95. This bundle will allow you to go directly from Skout onto your favorite tripod and the Handstrap provides added comfort and camera support. Choose Realtree Extra© Camo or Charcoal Grey. (Choose later.)

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    Pledge CA$ 118 or more About $90

    2 Camera's or 1 x Camera and Bino

    Get one Skout and one CCS Wanderer Side Holster. Savings of $40.00 off the estimated MSRP of $129.00 This gives you the ability to carry 2 cameras or 1 camera and 1 binocular. Choose Realtree Extra© Camo or Charcoal Grey and select either camera or binocular mount(s). (Choose later.)

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    Early Bird: 2 x Skout

    Get two Skouts - savings of $63 USD off the estimated MSRP of $158.00 USD. Choose Realtree Extra© Camo or Charcoal Grey and select either camera or binocular mounts. (Choose later.)

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    Pledge CA$ 150 or more About $114

    2 X Skout

    Get two Skouts - savings of $45 USD off the estimated MSRP of $158.00 USD. Choose Realtree Extra© Camo or Charcoal Grey and select either camera or binocular mounts. (Choose later.)

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