I have a good tripod but hate walking around with it over my shoulder. Anything you can do to keep your hands free to use your binoculars makes sense to me, so I purchased a Wandering Tattler Tripod "backpack" and really like it. It is basically a harness with straps for the Tripod. I just attached it to my Manfrotto Tripod and it stays on all the time. When you extend the legs the harness pack is out of the way so you can set up without removing it. When it is time to go, you collapse the legs, pull it on your back and go. It has a pouch on the side facing your back that you can unzip and put some stuff in. I put a small towel in it that acts as a pad between my back and the aluminum tripod. I don't recommend sticking anything in it that will dig into your back.(like a scope)
I typically like to walk a mile or two and can just wear the tripod on my back and it is very comfortable. You can leave your scope on the tripod, which would end up behind your head turned sideways, but I prefer to pop off the scope and sling it over my shoulder. I can easily go anywhere with binos, scope and tripod. The rig costs about $50.00 and it has already paid for itself. I probably would not take my scope out 50% of the time if I didn't have it. Think about walking through a marsh area with a tripod and it pretty much is a showstopper. With the backpack, it is easy to pack up and go within 15 seconds.