I’ve never had to remove gloves to use my fhf... that’s just weird. It’s pretty easy to operate. The directional difference is definitely a preference thing. Whichever you like but I don’t think that’s a downfall of fhf. I think the fhf is comfortable and works very well. It also holds my 10x42 vortex binos very snug which was a concern for me. Sizing and comfort I think are a big deal for a bino harness. Don’t want a 1000$ pair of binos banging around inside the pouch and causing hotspots on your body. I like my fhf, but I’m not bagging on any other brand except for the free hanging options like under armour or some other companies make.Really boils down to 2 features IMO.
The direction the lid opens.
There is not an advantage to having the seam on the front IMO. On front it can snag on things and the lid flap is in the way every time you put your binos back in the pouch. The clip can really snag on things. Sorry FHF guys but it's true. Opening the other direction simply works better and makes more sense.
Then the closure. Do you want to use your fingers to manually open and clip every time you use your binos, or do you prefer to use magnets which do that part for you and don't require clips, removing gloves, etc..
Those 2 features give the marsupial a big advantage over the FHF IMO.