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Top 10 Binoculars for Nature Observation

With so many options available in today's market, selecting the right binocular can be a difficult. We have set out to simplify the process for you by providing you with a list of the top 10 binoculars for nature observation in a variety of price points.

Whether you are selecting your first quality binocular or looking to upgrade to a higher performing pair you can be sure that each of these binoculars are the absolute best for their respective price point. For your convenience we have sorted by the list by price so you can quickly find the pair that works best for your budget.



#1. Zeiss Victory SF 10x42 - Immersive views with revolutionary ergonomics

zeiss victory sf 10x42

In building the Victory SF, Zeiss decided to start over from scratch and design a brand new binocular. Their goal was to create the best binocular in the world for nature viewing and we feel they clearly accomplished this goal.

Zeiss Victory SF 10x42 T* Binoculars bring upgraded features to the Victory SF line. The focusing system is smoother and more precise; the twist up eyecups have an added click stop; and the armoring is now black. Otherwise, the optics and the ergonomics remain the same. The 10x SF's field of view is still an enormous 360' at 1000 yards, close focus is still 4.9', and the ErgoBalance Concept yields the same fatigue-reducing balance. Focus from close focus to infinity takes only 1.9 turns.

One of the best things about the Victory SF is its lightweight and ergonomic design. The Victory SF is a top choice for long days of bird viewing at a distance. The Victory has a field view of 360 ft. at 1000 yards making you feel one with nature. The "Smart Focus" feature gives users the ability to rapidly focus on fast moving objects at a distance without losing clarity so you never miss a moment.

Ultra-Fluoride lens system with 92% light transmission delivers bright, clear images, even in low-light situations. Victory SF's nitrogen filled barrels prevent internal fogging making them waterproof, long lasting and durable.

Fluoride Glass: Enhances resolution, color and contrast.

Fully Multi-Coated Lenses: Increase light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces.

Phase Correction: Enhances resolution and contrast through roof prisms.

Fog Proof: Barrels are filled with nitrogen gas to inhibit internal fogging.

Waterproof: Optics are sealed with O-rings to prevent moisture, dust, and debris from getting inside the binocular.

LotuTec® Lens Coating: Repels water and residue on outer glass surfaces.

Roof Prisms: Appreciated for a streamlined shape and durability.

Rubber Armoring: Provides a secure, non-slip grip.

Multi-position Eyecups: Twist up and down for comfortable viewing with or without eyeglasses.

Center Focus Wheel: Adjusts both binocular barrels at the same time.

Right Eye Diopter: Adjusts for differences in a user's eyes and located by the center focus wheel.

History and more about Zeiss and what makes the Victory SF the leader in optic gear binoculars.

Zeiss is a German company that has been making binoculars for over 120 years. They also make eyeglass lenses, camera and movie lenses, large telescope lenses, planetariums, and medical equipment. So you are getting the top of the line from those who are top of the line in their business.

Better balance: The SF's prism system was changed from the Abbe Koenig system of the Victory HT to the Schmidt Pechan prism system. This gave a complete new design in the optics so that there is more weight in the eyepiece end and less in the objective end. This shifts the center of gravity toward the eyes, giving the SF perfect balance.

State of the Art Material: The Victory SF has an armor-coated magnesium chassis making it lightweight but durable, making the SF more binocular for less weight.

Smart Focus: With the new prism system, your index finger can reach the focus knob in a natural position without having to angle to the side. It's comfortable. Providing a perceptibly better focusing experience.

Triple Bridge Design: This design is open bridge for lighter weight and improved handling. The Zeiss has three bridge hinges instead of two. This adds strength without significantly adding weight and helps keep the barrels in alignment. The bridge spacing also allows more room for your fingers, and you have more choice in where you grip. Overall it is a much more comfortable fit than any other binocular currently available.

Image Immersion: This binocular offers three qualities that combined create the best immersion in the image 1. An extraordinarily wide field of view of 360 feet at a distance of 1000 yards 2. Edge-to-edge sharpness in the image and 3. Long eye relief, for glasses wearers.

Protective Coating: The Victory SF exterior glass is coated with LotuTec®, to effectively repel water and grease. It also reduces glare and reflections and makes the lens surface much more durable.

Zeiss Victory SF Warranty: All Zeiss binoculars purchased from authorized US dealers carry a transferable, limited lifetime warranty against manufacturer's defects. The Victory SF binocular also carries a USA and Canada, non-transferable, 5-year "No Fault Policy" that covers damage during normal and intended use, provided the binocular is registered within 60 days of purchase.

Included In The Box:
Case, Strap, Rainguard, Objective Lens Covers.


Power X Obj. Dia: 10x42 Magnification: 10
Field of View: 360 ft. at 1000 yds. Exit Pupil: 4.2 mm
Eye Relief: 18 mm Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.9 in.
IPD Min: 54 mm IPD Max: 76 mm
Close Focus: 4.9 ft. Product Weight (oz): 27.5 oz.
Waterproofing: Waterproof/Nitrogen Purged Prism Material: Exotic Phase-coated BaK-4
Lens Coatings: Fully Multi-Coated Armoring: Rubber
Eye Cups: Twist-up with Detents Design Type: Roof Prism

Victory SF 10x42 Binoculars
Victory SF 10x42 Binoculars
Immersive views with revolutionary ergonomics.
List Price:    $3,222.21
Your Price:  $2,899.99
Save:           $322.22




#2. Kowa 8x33 Genesis - The mid-sized version of Kowa's highest quality binoculars

kowa 8x33 genesis

Kowa 8x33 Genesis XD33 binoculars are a favorite of birders looking for an exceptional lightweight, mid-size binocular with a super-wide field of view. They are made with four Kowa Prominar XD lens elements for incredibly bright, highly detailed images. These fully multi-coated binoculars feature phase coated Schmidt-Pechan roof prisms, which are treated with Kowa's C3 reflective coating for maximum light transmission and vivid, distortion-free images. The magnesium frames make them lightweight (under 21 ounces) but durable. Kowa Genesis 33 binoculars are also completely waterproof and internally fog-proof.

Kowa Genesis 33 binoculars are the mid-sized versions of Kowa's highest quality binoculars. Genesis 33 binoculars are made with Kowa's Prominar XD glass lens elements which reduce chromatic aberration for a clearer, sharper view. Kowa Genesis 33 binoculars are compact, lightweight and very comfortable in the hands. What these little Genesis binoculars provide is the optical performance of a high-end, full-sized binocular at a smaller size and, very importantly, at a smaller price. We contend that Kowa Genesis 33 binoculars are a genuine case of less being more.

Included In The Box:
Strap, Rainguard, Objective Lens Covers, Padded Ballistic Nylon Case with Strap.


Power X Obj. Dia: 8x33 Magnification: 8
Field of View: 420ft. at 1000 yds. Exit Pupil: 4.1 mm
Eye Relief: 15.0 mm Dimensions: 5.59 x 4.96 x 2.56 in.
Close Focus: 4.92 ft. Product Weight (oz): 20.8 oz.
Waterproofing: Waterproof/Nitrogen Purged Prism Material: Exotic Phase-coated BaK-4
Lens Coatings: Fully Multi-Coated Armoring: Rubber
Eye Cups: Twist-up with Detents Design Type: Roof Prism

Genesis 8x33 Prominar XD Lens
Genesis 8x33 Prominar XD Lens
The mid-sized version of Kowa's highest quality binoculars
List Price:    $1,275.00
Your Price:  $1,150.00
Save:           $125.00




#3. Leica Trinovid HD - An affordable competitor for premium binoculars

leica trinovid hd 8x42

The Leica Trinovid 8x42 HD Binoculars are Leica's first close-focusing optics, offering views of subjects as close as 5.9 feet. They are compact, lightweight, with phase-corrected prisms and Leica's fully multi-coated HD optics, many of the high-end features of Leica's top-end Noctivid binoculars. These binoculars provide exceptionally bright images with ultra-sharp resolution, high contrast, and natural color rendition for a breathtaking viewing experience. Comfortable ergonomics allow for fast handling and quick observation of your subject. Their special rubber armoring and waterproof/fogproof construction ensure that they can handle anything in your way. All Trinovid HD external lens surfaces feature a water repellent, easy clean coating.

Leica decided to bring to the table a new and improved product implementing state of the art materials and modifications to keep up with their competitors, but at a more affordable price. The Leica Trinovid is water-resistant, dirt-repellent, and scratch-resistant. With increased light transmission, the Trinovid gives stellar view quality even in low-light conditions and at a Field of View of 372 feet at a distance of 1000 yards. The Trinovid's magnesium body makes it compact and lightweight so it's easy to balance in the hand.

Roof Prisms: Appreciated for a streamlined shape and durability.

Magnesium Body: Is sturdy lightweight and resistant to corrosion.

Rubber Armoring: Is sturdy and resistant to corrosion.

Multi-position Eyecups: Twist up and down for comfortable viewing with or without eyeglasses.

Center Focus Wheel: Adjusts both binocular barrels at the same time.

Right Eye Diopter: Adjusts for differences in a user's eyes. Located on the right eyepiece.

Waterproof Optics: Sealed with O-rings to prevent moisture, dust, and debris from getting inside the binocular.

Fogproof Barrels: Filled with nitrogen gas to inhibit internal fogging.

More about the Leica Trinovid HD

For the first time, the Leica Trinovid HD models are supplied complete with a new and innovative carrying strap (the adventure strap). The strap also serves as a bag and ensures that the binoculars are perfectly protected and ready when you are. With a weight of only 25.75 oz and a length of 140mm, the new Trinovid HD binoculars are extremely compact and are an equally ideal companion for bird watchers.

The benefits at a glance:

  • Outstanding optical performance
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Extremely robust
  • Perfect ergonomics
  • Attractive design
  • Excellent value for money

Quality binoculars are an investment, and if you want to enjoy the exceptional quality of the "big three" (Leica, Swarovski, and Zeiss), you typically must be willing to spend. The price is not attributed just to the name but to the binoculars' more state of the art components and the craftsmanship involved by skilled German and Austrian manufacturers. The innovations in glass technology have also raised the bar to almost "bionic" levels.

For those who can afford the higher price it IS well worth it but not everyone can, so recently, brands are striving for ways to offer models at lower prices without losing their standards.

The $1,000 price point seems to be the norm for the majority of serious bird watchers.

With the new Trinovid HDs, Leica brings a very strong and affordable contender with premium offerings into the $1,000 market.

The Trinovid HDs feature the same sturdy, waterproof construction as the Noctivid but in a slightly lighter package. On a rainforest adventure, waterproof bins are a must.

The Trinovid design offers several conveniences to the traveling birder, including a super close-focus (5.9 ft.), light weight (25.75 oz.), wide field of view (414 ft.), and a compact size (length 5.5 in.).

They also include the unique new Adventure Strap. This innovative new strap also serves as a quick to use case for protection during storage and travel, an all-in-one solution. Also included is a standard neck strap for those users preferring the more traditional carry system.

Included In The Box:
Case, Adventure Strap, Standard Strap Rainguard.


Power X Obj. Dia: 8x42 Magnification: 8
Field of View: 372 ft. at 1000 yds. Exit Pupil: 5.25 mm
Eye Relief: 17 mm Dimensions: 4.6 x 5.5 x 2.6 in.
IPD Min: 58 mm IPD Max: 76 mm
Close Focus: 5.9 ft. Product Weight (oz): 25.75 oz.
Waterproofing: Waterproof/Nitrogen Purged Prism Material: Phase-coated BaK-4
Lens Coatings: Fully Multi-Coated Armoring: Rubber
Eye Cups: Twist-up Design Type: Roof Prism

Trinovid 8x42 HD Binoculars
Trinovid 8x42 HD Binoculars
An affordable competitor for premium binoculars.

Your Price:  $949.00





#4. Swarovski CL Pocket 8x25 - Sets the standard for compact binocular performance

swarovski cl pocket 8x25

The Swarovski CL Pocket 8x25 green binocular has a double-hinge design that folds so compactly that they fit easily in your palm or shirt pocket. Swarovski 8x25 CL Pocket binoculars have 17 mm of eye relief, which is better than some full-sized binoculars and way more than most compact binoculars provide. Swarovski CL Pocket binoculars can focus down to only 8.2 feet, which is very good for a compact roof prism design. Swarovski 8x25 CL Pockets are waterproof, dust-proof and fog-proof.

This new model has gained an enthusiastic following since its upgrades.

Eye relief: This model is exceptional for generous eye relief, with 17mm on both the 8x25 and the 10x25 model, allowing glasses wearers to see the full field of view, even with a 10-power binocular.

Protective Coating: External glass surfaces are coated by Swaroclean™, a non-stick coating on the lenses that makes it easier to clean away dust and dirt.

Swarovski is a family-run business, which makes crystal glass as well as sport optics. All their binoculars are made in Austria and their company legacy is known for its ability to create objects that will last a lifetime.

Included In The Box:
Case and Strap.


Power X Obj. Dia: 8x25 Magnification: 8
Field of View: 357 ft. at 1000 yds. Exit Pupil: 3.1 mm
Eye Relief: 17 mm Dimensions: 4.3 x 3.9 x 1.8 in.
Close Focus: 8.2 ft. Product Weight (oz): 12.2 oz.
Waterproofing: None Prism Material: Phase-coated BaK-4
Lens Coatings: Fully Multi-Coated Armoring: Rubber
Eye Cups: Twist-up Design Type: Roof Prism

CL Pocket 8x25 Green
CL Pocket 8x25 Green
Sets the standard for compact binocular performance
List Price:    $910.00
Your Price:  $819.00
Save:           $91.00




#5. Vortex Viper HD 10x42 - The price/performance leader

vortex viper hd 10x42

Vortex Viper HD 10x42 binoculars combine high-quality HD extra-low dispersion glass with state-of-the-art coatings to produce a premium optical experience. The XR fully multi-coated lenses bring bright colors and high-resolution detailed to already brilliant images. Tough rubber armoring combined with fully waterproof and internally fog-proof, the 10x42 Viper HD binocular also has ArmorTek, a coating that makes the lenses repel oil and dirt as well as being more scratch -resistant. At just 24.6 ounces, Vortex Viper HD 10x42 binoculars are one of the lightest full-size binos available.

Your purchase is backed by Vortex's 'VIP' lifetime NO-FAULT Warranty standing for 'Very Important Promise.' That is Vortex's guarantee of quality and satisfaction no matter what happens to your binoculars.

Vortex Premium HD (High Density) Extra-low Dispersion glass provides outstanding resolution and color fidelity along with an APO-Chromatic optical system providing further color sharpness.

Phase-Corrective and Multi-Layer (XR-Plus) Dielectric prism coatings on a BaK-4 prism increases light transmission, brightness, contrast, and color fidelity.

ArmorTek repels the oil and corrosive salts of fingerprints from lenses. This ultra-hard lens armor is chemically bonded to outer glass elements, providing a scratch-resistant, stain-proof surface. ArmorTek protects optical glass from dust, dirt and smudges.

Highly prized argon gas purging for superior fogproof and waterproof performance.

Waterproof performance designed to withstand harsh weather conditions.

Included In The Box:
Case, Strap, Rainguard, Objective Lens Covers.


Power X Obj. Dia: 10x42 Magnification: 10
Field of View: 319 ft. at 1000 yds. Exit Pupil: 4.2 mm
Eye Relief: 16.5 mm Dimensions: 5.8 x 5.3 in.
IPD Min: 59 mm IPD Max: 75 mm
Close Focus: 5.1 ft. Product Weight (oz): 24.6 oz.
Waterproofing: Waterproof/Argon Purged Prism Material: Phase-coated BaK-4
Lens Coatings: Fully Multi-Coated Armoring: Rubber
Eye Cups: Twist-up with Detents Design Type: Roof Prism

Viper HD 10x42 Binocular
Viper HD 10x42 Binocular
The price/performance leader
List Price:    $649.99
Your Price:  $599.99
Save:           $50.00




#6. Nikon Monarch 7 - Nikon quality in a mid-priced binocular

nikon monarch 7 8x42

The Nikon Monarch 7 8x42 Binoculars house an array of optical and technical innovations, including ED glass (Extra-low Dispersion glass) with a dielectric high-reflective multilayer prism coating and phase-correction-coated roof prisms to deliver crisp, bright, true-color images to your eye. The long eye relief design provides a clear field of view even for eyeglass wearers. Scratch-resistant coating is applied to the outside surfaces of the objective and eyepiece lenses. Monarch 7 binoculars are waterproof (up to 1m/3.3 ft. for 10 minutes) and fog-free with O-ring seals and nitrogen gas. The turn-and-slide multi-click rubber eyecups allow easy positioning of the binoculars. The Nikon Monarch 7 8x42 binoculars are ideal for bird watching, hunting, and nature observation.

The Monarch 7 is an extremely affordable binocular and delivers impressive image quality and ergonomics, making it a favorite among viewers. The 8x configuration of the Monarch 7 features an 8.2 ft close focus distance and wide 58° apparent viewing angle, ideal for almost any close to mid-range observation. The Monarch 7 optics transmit a bright image that is color-faithful and rich with detail. They also come with a scratch-resistant lens coating that protects exposed glass and prevents moisture and dirt from adhering to the lens surface. A generous 17mm eye relief and turn-and-slide eyecups help make the Monarch 7 a full-featured binocular that is ready for comfortable viewing for years to come. Dielectric High-Reflective Multilayer Prism Coatings are applied to all lenses and prism coatings to provide high-contrast images and accurate color reproduction.

Durable Rubber Armored Coating The MONARCH 7 is comfortable to hold and rugged enough to stand up to any conditions.

Extra-low Dispersion Glass enhances brightness and color fidelity

Roof Prisms with phase-correction preserve clarity and detail

Anti-reflective Multicoated Lens System

Water/Fogproof Nitrogen-filled housing for fogproof and waterproof performance

More about the Monarch 7

This binocular presents an above average value for the price and shows that Nikon is competing aggressively on price in response to market pressures. The Nikon Monarch 7 is nicely balanced with a durable feel. This binocular is truly comfortable to hold and use. What about the weight? It is a very lightweight contender in the full-size binocular field.

The chassis for this binocular is made of polycarbonate with fiberglass reinforcement. It makes this one of the lightest 42mm binoculars without yielding quality in its construction or optics at this price range.

The ergonomics of the Nikon Monarch 7 are very good and make it easy to hold it steady. The swell in the barrel occurs where your thumbs naturally and comfortably grip the barrel for good balance.

The eyecups are of the twist-up/twist-down variety. They have two intermediate positions with good detents to hold them in place between collapsed and fully-extended. They have a relatively firm rubber covering which feels comfortable against the skin and which helps to hold the rainguard in place. For those who may have experience with the eyecups on the older Monarch binoculars, these are a huge improvement.

The amount of eye relief provided by the Nikon Monarch 7 is quite good for eyeglass wearers and most won't be disappointed in this area. The 17.1mm eye relief with the 8x42 configuration is easy to adjust the eyecups for using without glasses as well as adjusting for use without.

Monarch 7 focus is quick. You'll turn the focus wheel less than 1.5 clockwise revolutions to change from the close focus setting to infinity. It is very nice to focus and is smooth.

Overall, the Nikon might not be a prestigious brand from Germany but, it definitely does a great job and especially for the price!

Included In The Box:
Case, Strap, Rainguard, Objective Lens Covers.


Power X Obj. Dia: 8x42 Magnification: 8
Field of View: 420 ft. at 1000 yds. Exit Pupil: 5.25 mm
Eye Relief: 17.1 mm Dimensions: 5.5 x 5.1 in.
IPD Min: 55 mm IPD Max: 74 mm
Close Focus: 8.1 ft. Product Weight (oz): 22.8 oz.
Waterproofing: Waterproof/Nitrogen Purged Prism Material: Phase-coated BaK-4
Lens Coatings: Fully Multi-Coated Armoring: Rubber
Eye Cups: Twist-up with Detents Design Type: Roof Prism

Monarch 7 8x42 Binoculars
Monarch 7 8x42 Binoculars
Nikon quality in a mid-priced binocular.
List Price:    $479.95
Your Price:  $429.95
Save:           $50.00




#7. The Opticron Traveller BGA Mg 8x32 - The quintessential "pocket" binocular

opticron traveler bga mg 8x32

The Opticron Traveller BGA Mg 8x32 Binoculars are ultralight mid-size optics that weigh in at a mere 13.4 oz. They feature proprietary fully multi-coated lenses and phase-corrected, Oasis anti-reflective coated BaK-4 roof prisms for enhanced image sharpness, contrast, and color accuracy. With a 4.9 ft close focus, the Traveller BGA binoculars are ideal for wildlife observation near and far. A waterproof / fogproof design allows for use in most weather conditions while the ergonomic, lightweight design provides a solid grip. Tethered objective lens caps ensure protection every time you put the optics down. Included with the package is a lens cloth, soft vinyl case, rainguard, and padded neck strap.

The Traveller is sized just right to slip into a coat pocket but has quite a lot to offer. While being physically small these miniature bins maintain an excellent field of view! Their close focus, and generous eye relief are impressive in a binocular this small. Mechanically, this binocular is very good. The hinges show just the right amount of resistance. The eyecups are of the pull-out type and click solidly into place. The adjustment of the diopter is via the right eyecup – a bit unusual, but it works well. Focusing is smooth and free of slack.

Overall these minis make a great buy for convenience, quality and price combined.

Included In The Box:
Case, Strap, Rainguard, Objective Lens Covers.


Power X Obj. Dia: 8x32 Magnification: 8
Field of View: 333 ft. at 1000 yds. Exit Pupil: 4 mm
Eye Relief: 19 mm Dimensions: 4.6 x 3.9 in.
IPD Min: 57 mm IPD Max: 71 mm
Close Focus: 4.9 ft. Product Weight (oz): 13.4 oz.
Waterproofing: Waterproof/Nitrogen Purged Prism Material: Phase-coated BaK-4
Lens Coatings: Fully Multi-Coated Armoring: Rubber
Eye Cups: Pull-up locking Design Type: Roof Prism

Traveller BGA Mg Black 8x32 Binoculars
Traveller BGA Mg Black 8x32 Binoculars
This is the quintessential "pocket" binocular.
List Price:    $389.00
Your Price:  $329.00
Save:           $60.00




#8. Celestron TrailSeeker 10x42 - Superb optical quality at an economical price

celestron trailseeker 10x42

Celestron TrailSeeker 10x42 binoculars are feature-rich roof prism binoculars with superb optical quality at an economical price. Featuring phase and dielectric-coated BaK-4 glass prisms and fully multi-coated optics provide increased light transmission and enhanced resolution and contrast. The Celestron TrailSeeker 10x42 has a 6.5-foot close focus and a 341-foot field of view at 10x42 yards. The lightweight magnesium alloy body makes the 10x42 TrailSeeker feather-light at just 22.4 ounces. TrailSeeker binoculars are completely waterproof for use in any weather.

Celestron's Trailseeker features basic qualities desired by avid outdoor explorers who appreciate the superb optics, which feature dielectric coated BaK-4 prisms for exceptional image quality. Trailseeker views are one of its highly praised features for the price. These modest bins compared to other binoculars in similar price range, offer a better close focus along with a wider field of view.

Fully Multi-coated Lenses: Increase light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces.

Phase Correction: Enhances resolution and contrast through roof prisms.

BaK-4 Prisms: Optimize light transmission.

Roof Prisms: Appreciated for a streamlined shape and durability.

Magnesium Alloy: Body is sturdy and resistant to corrosion.

Rubber Armoring: Provides a secure, non-slip grip.

Adjustable Eyecups: Twist up and down for comfortable viewing with or without eyeglasses.

Center Focus Wheel: Adjusts both binocular barrels at the same time.

Right Eye Diopter: Adjusts for differences in a user's eyes. Located by the right eyepiece.

Tripod Adaptable: Can be mounted using standard 1/4 inch threading. Adapter sold separately.

Waterproof Optics: are sealed with O-rings to prevent moisture, dust, and debris from getting inside the binocular.

Fogproof Barrels: are filled with nitrogen gas to inhibit internal fogging.

They come with a premium back-ventilated harness to keep the weight from hanging from your neck and instead, being distributed to your shoulders and back, which is nice for long days. They also come with lens caps, and lens cloth.

Included In The Box:
Case, Strap, Rainguard, Objective Lens Covers, Celestron Binocular Harness.


Power X Obj. Dia: 10x42 Magnification: 10
Field of View: 341 ft. at 1000 yds. Exit Pupil: 4.2 mm
Eye Relief: 15 mm Dimensions: 5.5 x 5.1 x 2 in.
IPD Min: 55 mm IPD Max: 73 mm
Close Focus: 6.5 ft. Product Weight (oz): 22.4 oz.
Waterproofing: Waterproof/Nitrogen Purged Prism Material: Phase-coated BaK-4
Lens Coatings: Fully Multi-Coated Armoring: Rubber
Eye Cups: Twist-up with Detents Design Type: Roof Prism

Trailseeker 10x42 Binoculars
Trailseeker 10x42 Binoculars
Superb optical quality at an economical price.
List Price:    $349.95
Your Price:  $249.95
Save:           $100.00




#9. Alpen Shasta Ridge 10x42 - Our most popular beginner's binocular

alpen shasta ridge 10x42

Alpen Shasta Ridge 10x42 binoculars are roof prism designs providing great optical quality at an attractive price. The Alpen Shasta Ridge 10x42 binocular is made with BaK-4 glass prisms for bright images and superior resolution. The Alpen Shasta Ridge 10x42 binocular frequently outperforms more expensive binoculars from other manufacturers. Alpen Shasta Ridge 10x42 binoculars have 17 mm of eye relief and eyecups that adjust with a twist-up mechanism. With a minimum close focus of just 7 feet and a large 330-foot field of view at 1000 yards, you won’t miss anything with the Shasta Ridge 10x42 binocular. And at just 26 oz., the Alpen Shasta Ridge is easy to carry around. All Alpen Shasta Ridge binoculars are fully waterproof and nitrogen-filled to be internally fog-proof too. The Shasta Ridge 10x42 binocular is backed by Alpen's lifetime warranty.

Compared to optics priced less than $200, the Alpen Shasta Ridge 10x42 binocular is easily a 5-star binocular. A good pair of binoculars will give you sharp and clear optics that let in a lot of light. These waterproof and fogproof binoculars use fully multi-coated BaK-4 optics to deliver bright and sharp images at a price so reasonable, the Shasta Ridge models may be the best overall value in a binocular most viewers could hope for!

Silver metallic prism coating for superior brightness

BaK-4 optics for clear, bright, high resolution images

PXA™ phase coating for superior resolution and color fidelity (roof prism models)

Fully multi-coated optics for maximum brightness

Waterproof/Fogproof and nitrogen filled barrels

Long eye relief for full field of view for eyeglass wearers

Twist up eye cups

Stylish ergonomic design

Rubber armoring for protection and durability

Premium quality neck strap

Included In The Box:
Case, Strap, Rainguard, Objective Lens Covers.


Power X Obj. Dia: 10x42 Magnification: 10
Field of View: 330 ft. at 1000 yds. Exit Pupil: 4.2 mm
Eye Relief: 16 mm Dimensions: 5.75 in.
Close Focus: 7 ft. Product Weight (oz): 26 oz.
Waterproofing: Waterproof/Nitrogen Purged Prism Material: Phase-coated BaK-4
Lens Coatings: Fully Multi-Coated Armoring: Rubber
Eye Cups: Twist-up with Detents Design Type: Roof Prism

Shasta Ridge 10x42 Binocular
Shasta Ridge 10x42 Binocular
Our most popular beginner's binocular.
List Price:    $303.00
Your Price:  $189.95
Save:           $113.05





#10. The Eschenbach Novalux D 8x32 - The best kids' binoculars we've found yet

eschenbach novalux 8x32

The Eschenbach Novalux D 8x32 binoculars feature quality specs at a price low enough to make them great for kids as well as adults. With dependable features including a waterproof, nitrogen purged, rubber armored body with a 54mm minimum interpupillary distance for narrow faces and closely-set eyes, the Novalux is our new favorite kids' bino. They also feature fully multi-coated lenses and BaK-4 roof prisms that transmit a bright and color accurate image. Their 6.5' close focus allow you to see birds, butterflies, dragonflies, and damselflies. Twist up eyecups help eyeglass wearers find a comfortable view while Eschenbach has your back with a 5-year warranty.

The 8x32 Novalux was created to offer the features of binoculars that are far costlier at a more affordable price. Novalux binoculars feature the new 'short hinge' design that allows for a better grip of the binocular. Twist up eyecups help eyeglass wearers find a comfortable view.

Included In The Box:
Case, Strap, Rainguard, Objective Lens Covers.


Power X Obj. Dia: 8x32 Magnification: 8
Field of View: 388 ft. at 1000 yds. Exit Pupil: 4.2 mm
Eye Relief: 4 mm Dimensions: 5.32 x 4.92 x 2.04 in.
IPD Min: 54 mm IPD Max: 74 mm
Close Focus: 6.56 ft. Product Weight (oz): 19.1 oz.
Waterproofing: Waterproof/Nitrogen Purged Prism Material: BaK-4
Lens Coatings: Fully Multi-Coated Armoring: Rubber
Eye Cups: Twist-up with Detents Design Type: Roof Prism

Novalux D 8x32 Binoculars
Novalux D 8x32 Binoculars
The best kids' binoculars we've found yet.
List Price:    $120.95
Your Price:  $99.00
Save:           $21.95



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