Bought these to carry along on a canoe trip in the Everglades- didn't want to risk an expensive pair in the water- and they worked just fine. They're lightweight and compact (about the size of a 1st-generation digital camera) and they tuck nicely into their little case. They focused fully and had decent range- not as good as a pair a ranger let me borrow later in the trip (on dry land!) but for their size, they're certainly worth throwing in a bag when you're out in nature. Glad we had them more than once on our trip.
- Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes