Avid outdoorsman will enjoy these powerful waterproof floating binoculars that allow an up-close look at nature while you fish, camp, or do other outdoor activities. They are 100 percent fog proof, with fully coated optics to ensure bright, clear views....more
This binocular is better than advertised! The photo of the binocular makes it look possibly like plastic. It is not. It is a rubber armor-coated deep black.
It is compact and elegant. It is under six inches long and under 5 inches wide.
The statistics state the minimum focusing distance is 30 feet. It is not --mine focused down to only 15 feet --crystal clear! What a pleasant surprise!
The binocular case is perfect for this binocular. Unlike many other binocular cases this one allows you to simply drop the binoculars straight in without having to fold the binoculars closed.
I can use my binoculars with or without eyeglasses. I tested this for both ways. It is better suited for someone without eyeglasses, but can be confidently lent to your friends or spouse with eyeglasses. They can see adequately, but I would not recommend it as primary binocular if you must wear eyeglasses. It is small and light enough to lend to a younger person to view. This is a very versatile pair of binoculars!
I chose the 10X30 size for a day at the beach, seaside, riverside or whatever water-related activity. The 10X feature is better suited to view distant ships or lighthouses. If you want a wider angle for viewing sporting events, or a play, I recommend try the 8X Floatmaster.
I plopped the binoculars in a bucket of water to test its ability to float. I really hesitated doing this ! I never submerged a pair of binoculars in my life. I was delighted to find that it floats! No, it did not leak. It did not float like the image on the website. The large lenses pointed up vertically. This is important to know. When I take it to the river or ocean I shall wrap bright yellow tape around the end so I can ACTUALLY SEE the binoculars if they go into the water. I suspect trying to spot black binoculars in the ocean or river may not be easy.
All in all, I highly recommend these binoculars, either the 8X or 10X may just be the only pair of binoculars you may ever need in any weather!
"Lightweight" is an illusive term. Since they are to float, I thought they would truly be lightweight. They're not. Makes a difference when you are packing for a week on a boat. They did work fine for our needs but might not always get packed along.
How accurate was the sizing? Good
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Not as sharp as hoped
Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Yes
These are great Binoculars. I wanted a pair of binoculars so that I could watch the birds and wildlife around my home. These are perfect! The first day I spotted a Bald eagle in perched in the top of a tree about a 1/2 mile away.
How accurate was the sizing? very accurate
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Solid design, a little stiff to adjust but once adjusted you are set.
Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? perfect condition
We haven't accidentally dropped them in the water yet but we've used them while kayaking and the water splashed on them and they were fine. They are great for bird watching and checking out the scenery on the lake. We are very happy with our purchase and the price was very reasonable!
How accurate was the sizing? good
Please tell us about the quality of the product. good
Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? yes
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