Binoculars haven’t changed much in a hundred years and evolution in the binoculars world is slow. However, there is still a bunch of remarkable products in the market these days. If you are looking to improve your hunting experience, then you should choose binoculars that have special features on the matter of magnification power, lens coating, prism design, and field of view.
Nikon Monarch HG 10X42
Nikon delivers a lot of optical horsepower in a compact and lightweight package. With only 5 ½ inches of length, the pebbled-rubber armor, the finely turned eyecups, and the euro-style metal objective lens rings, the Monarch HG is part of the must-have premium binocular you need for hunting.
GPO Passion HD 10X43
GPO Passion looks, feels and performs like a higher European binocular. The machined aluminum eyecups are first-rate and the controls are tight and precise, and the glass is perfect for hunting activities.
Maven B.4 15X56
The Maven B.4 15X56 is lighter than it looks, and feature a mid-frame that offers great support for those who hand-hold the binocular. The optics is short, and but the price is fair for a big, nice binocular.
Lecia Noctivid 10X42
This mechanically elegant and bright Lecia Noctivid 10X42 is among the finest hunting optics right now. It features the latest optical technology, including high-transmission glass, plasma-coated lenses, and mechanical parts make it one of the smoothest and exact binocular in the market.
Cabela’s Intensity HD 8X42
It features two-position eyecups and oversized focus wheel, a front hinge tripod adapter, and a hand-gripping texture. On the other hand, the glass inside the chassis is poorly efficient and the image it shows quite murky and fuzzy on the edges.
Vanguard Endeavor ED IV 8X42
It’s built around extra-low-dispersion (ED) glass. It features an open-hinge design that enables one-hand operation, an oversized focus wheel and the center-hinge locking diopter control. The focus wheel is spongy, and the eyecups felt imprecise.
Leupold Santiam HD 15X56
This is a supersized binocular suited to glassing distant targets for long periods of time. The double-hinge design creates a nice space for hands to hold it. It features a webby texture that wraps the aluminum-alloy chassis, and allow to reach the controls easily.
Oculus Phaze 10X42
This hand-filling 42mm binocular features a tripod adapter, thumb detents on the underside of the barrels, a very precise clicking diopter control, and a cushioned nylon case. The optics it shows through HD glass inside the magnesium-alloy chassis are solid.
Fujifilm KF 10X42
Some testers were put off by the plastic-ish feel of the Fujifilm KF 10X42 although the portability of the aluminum-alloy chassis, questoning its durability. On the other hand, the clicking center-wheel diopter is a nice touch.
Cabela’s Intensity HD 8X25
It’s a true pocket optic, with double hinges that fold the binocular into the size of a deck of cards but expand to offer good purchase for your hands and an image that seems large, thanks to premium HD glass. The eyecups are a little fussy, but that’s a small ding for a bargain optic.
Fujifilm KF 8X32
The chassis of the Fujifilm KF 8X32 feels plastic-ish, and the boxy style seems retro. It features four-position eyecups. It shows nice quality in image, including low-light brightness ones.
Hawke Vantage 10X25
It only weight 10 ounces, wich makes the Hawke Vantage 10X25 a good go-anywhere binocular that could be pulled out when you need it. The price is right, but we’d probably opt for the 8X in this platform.
Tract Tekoa UHD 10X42
Tract Tekoa UHD 10X42 binocular features bright glass, premium coatings, precise controls, sweet eyecups, and a best-in-class warranty. This handsome granite-gray binocular is light enough to carry on long but stiff enough to be durable.
Leupold Tioga HD 10X32
Leupold Tioga HD 10X32’s glass is clear enough to transmit images through relatively small objective lenses, and it sized-down controls is quite tight and precise to work within the smaller frame. The image is bright and big for the compact platform, and also it has a high durability score.
Vortex Optics Viper HD 10×42
The Vortex Optics Viper HD 10×42 is both waterproof and fog proof. It has a lifetime warranty. It features a lens that is multi-coated to increase the light transmission so that the sunlight doesn’t let you miss anything. This binocular gives sharp and clear images. It gives good results even in dim light due to its high-density glass.
Eagle Optics Shrike 8×42 SHK 4208
This model is another one to consider due to its low-cost. The binoculars are well-built and have good image quality. Its lens is multi-coated that give you a good quality view. It features adjustable eyecups making these binoculars easy to use.
Vortex Optics Diamondback 1042
Being lightweight also makes it easy to carry them. Due to roof prism 42mm glass lenses, it gives 10-x magnifications to give you a clear image even from a distance. It features an outer casing that is rubber-made to protects it from any damage.
Leica 10×42 Geovid HD B
It is among the most popular brands of binoculars. It comes with an online calculator and saves information in micro SD card. It features, ABC-System that allows it to make the perfect shot by adjusting in inches or centimeters the focus on it. It also calculates air temperature and pressure.
Vanguard Endeavor ED 1042
The binocular is waterproof, fog proof and features a 3-stage twist out eyecup system. If features ED glass lens that helps to reduce any dispersion of colors for enhanced visibility.
Meopta Meostar B1 HD 1250
The Meopta Meostar B1 HD 1250 is a very bright and crisp binocular. Although is a little heavy for hand-held glassing and is too bulky for walk-about hunting, mounted on a tripod, it’s great for a solid open-country optic.