Look mum, no hands! Skout is a hands-free camera carrying solution

The Skout is a new chest-style camera mounting system that's designed to hold your camera close to your body, and allow quick access to it when you need it. 

Designed by Canadian manufacturer Cotton Carrier, the Skout has been engineered to hug your core, with its patented Twist & Lock mount system designed to keep your kit in a fixed position close to your chest – great for the active photographer who doesn't want their camera bouncing round their neck when they're on the move. 

When you want to stop and shoot, a simple twist of your camera will release it from its anodized aluminum hub. There's also a tether to avoid accidents, and for added security. To protect your kit from the elements the Scout features a weather cover that your can pull over your camera, while there's also a stash pocket that will accommodate a smartphone or credit cards.

Easy to fit

The Scout promises to be easy to fit and comfortable once your camera is attached. It slides on over one shoulder, and is secured with a secondary strap that runs round the back and clicks on to the front of the Scout. 

The Scout is made from durable Kodra Synthetic Canvas, and will be available in either charcoal grey or 'Realtree Xtra Camo'. 

The Kickstarter campaign for the Scout finishes on August 9, but it's already beaten its CA$8,000 (about £4,670 / $6,100 / AU$8,300) goal, currently topping out at CA$66,576 (£38,860 / $50,960 / AU$69,000). There are still a few early bird pledge deals available, with the first batch of Scouts expected to ship in November 2018.

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