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Cotton Carrier Skout keeps your camera close to your chest

Cotton Carrier has add a new camera harness that is designed for active photographers who need to keep their hands free between shots. The Skout is a simpler, and less expensive, version of previous Cotton Carrier harnesses – strapping over one shoulder rather than two. 

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Cotton Carrier Skout

Cotton Carrier Skout
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Cotton Carrier Skout

Cotton Carrier Skout

The Skout goes on sale in October for £79.99 ($79) following a successful Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign earlier in the year. It features Cotton Carrier's patented Twist & Lock mount, which attaches your camera (or binoculars) to the harness. The webbed design means the Skout slips over the shoulder easily, and then clips around the torso. 

A quick-release tether is provided to avoid any accidental drops, and there is a small zipped pocket for cash or memory cards. A rain cover is also provided for when the weather demands it.

The Skout will be available two colors – camo or charcoal grey - and should be at Photokina 2018

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 8 Plus RED.