The KEYHOLE® concept was inspired on a trip while hiking the Inca Trail in
Peru. Several problems arose. First, people did not have their cameras readily accessible because
with a walking stick in one or both hands, the camera swung while climbing the steep steps. Using a water
bottle was just another added annoyance, so the camera went into the backpack and photo opportunities were missed because
of the hassle of digging it back out. Second, hiking and camera safety were huge concerns.
For those who held their camera in their hand while hiking, protecting the camera was the primary concern and hiking
up the uneven steps provided an uneven and unbalanced hiking experience. Another camera safety concern
was when Sherpas passed hikers on the trail with their oversized packs on the narrow trail, frequently bumping a camera
resting on a hip.
Since the inception of the KEYHOLE®,
it has been designed and tested extensively for biking, skiing, and hiking type activities.
It is simple to use and attaches to your own backpack or chest harness shoulder straps,
thus keeping the cost low.