Optically Nikon Monarch binos are great. Super clear. Great feeling in hands. Build like a tank.
But I guess nothing is 100% perfect. Ocular lens caps on Monarch is a JOKE :) They way too big to stay on eyecups. It looks that they belongs to different bigger binos. I bought REALTREE binos for my hunting season. And Nikon failed to deliver 100% camo appearance: Monarch case is black and cheep like from dollar store. Strap is black color too. And all lens caps together with eyecups on REALTREE version also black. It looks like SEMI Camo Set. If they producing realtree camo binoculars than why half of the whole binocular package is painted in Black ???
And definitely you'll want to purchase new right case/pouch for these binoculars. I gave 4 stars because Nikon still have a room for so simple improvements.
Pros: clear and sharp glass, light weight.
Cons: lens caps, binocular case,
This review was written in the old system and had content requirements that are different than reviews written today.