Looking for a better pair of binoculars? We’ve put together some of the best choices out there, all sharing the basic characteristics needed, plus accentuating some of the more commonly desired ones. Take a closer look.
Don’t like lugging around binoculars? Would you rather go without than have them hanging from your neck? This occer model might be your answer. A 12x magnification and wide field of view come packed inside a pair that fits in most pockets or small carrying bags. A nice addition to a hike, a boat ride, or when the seats you ended up with aren’t as close to the action as you thought they’d be. And did we mention they’re lightweight?
Clear and brilliant vision
You’re not messing around with these babies. Weighing in at just under two pounds, the SkyGenius binoculars will make every seat in the stadium seem like the 50-yard line, or tell you exactly what that cardinal in the distance is having for lunch. The large field of view is perfect for viewing fast-moving cars, horses, or humans, and for precision viewing of whatever wildlife you’ve come to find. Additionally, these reduce chromatic aberration and offer a clear, sharp, and vivid image with bright colors. We also like the finger-friendly center focus knob.
Capture your fleeting moments
How often when birdwatching, hunting, or taking in the outdoors has the phrase, “Did you see that?” been uttered, only to be met with a shake of the head or an “I missed it!” Compatible with most smartphones, the universal phone adapter on this product gives you a chance to avoid that unwanted scenario with its photo and video capturing ability. Images are often more enjoyably viewed on your phone screen than through the binocular’s eyepieces. But if you want to, the 18mm large eyepieces and 12x magnification provide larger and crisper images than most binoculars. It also allows more light in, offering you a fuller view.
Another put-in-your-pocket-sized model, Aurosports packs a nice group of features into this high-powered binocular, starting with FMC multi-layer broadband green film that increases light transmission. This also allows for clearer images, even at dusk or when lighting is dim. A large field of view provides visual detail as far as 1,000 yards away. These are water-resistant, too. Suited for bird watching, climbing, fishing, camping, hiking, hunting, concerts, and other indoor or outdoor activities, you’ll find a multitude of uses for them.
The essence of convenience
Slim. Smart. Barrels that easily rotate to fit the breadth between your eyes. Adjustable eyecups that twist up and down to cater to any viewer’s socket. Rubber armor to offer slip-resistant grip, and protection against damage from drops. A sensible and convenient choice for your viewing.