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Compact waterproof binocs

Postby fishtail on Fri Jan 14, 2005 2:21 pm

I'm looking to buy a pair of compact binoculars for use on my kayak. I'll use it to observe wildlife along the shoreline as well as spot surface action in the shallows if I'm fishing. I also occasionally go to sporting events and shows. What do you suggest?


Postby on Thu Jan 20, 2005 4:04 pm


Finding waterproof compact binoculars will be no problem; you have many choices at every price point.

For compacts, I line an 8x. For me, a 10x compact is too hard to hold steady, especially when holding it with one hand as I frequently do. However, many people prefer a 10x, even in a compact and I won't argue with that.

Here are just a few I would consider for your application

Kowa 8x25 Waterproof (great buy), ... ulars.html

Nikon Premier 8x20LX, ... ulars.html (superb optics and waterproof)

Nikon 8x25 Mountaineer II, (classic heavy duty compact)

Swarovski 8x20. (ultra quality compact)
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