Optics Review

Vortex Viper HD 8×42

Are you a birding enthusiast looking for binoculars that offer more spacious views and wider field of view?

Check out the upgraded Vortex Viper HD 8×42 Binoculars offering a wider field of view and longer eye relief from the previous iteration to make views more spacious and viewing through them easier and more comfortable. These binoculars strike a great balance between price and performance.

Viper Binoculars are every enthusiast’s first choice and offer just about the best clarity and brightness they can get from a binocular without a quadruple-digit price tag. Optically, these binoculars benefit from proprietary XR anti-reflection fully multi-coated optics that maximize light transmission through the light path and improve contrast and color rendition across the entire visual spectrum. The compact roof prisms are dielectric coated. Phase-corrected coatings limit internal interference, light loss, and diffraction while maximizing light transmission through the prism system.

Vortex Viper HD 8x42 Review | GearLab

All its features combine to produce bright, sharp, and clear high-contrast views with accurate color fidelity and crisp resolution. The larger objective lenses boost the binoculars’ light-gathering capabilities to draw in the available light and maintain bright images even when conditions are less than ideal, such as in the predawn and late dusk hours or when looking into the dense brush or using under heavy cloud cover.

Complementing the optical performance are construction details that allow the Vortex Binoculars to withstand the rigors of the trail. The optical tubes are O-ring sealed and argon filled to be waterproof and resistant to internal fogging if the weather turns or they take an accidental spill in a stream or puddle.

Polycarbonate chassis protects the optical components. It is lightweight and durable as well as resistant to the expansion and contraction that metal suffers from and which can lead to fuzzy views over time. Vortex includes a GlassPak binoculars harness case that protects the optic when not in use while keeping them close to your body, preventing swinging and swaying as you move or climb over rough and rocky terrain. Objective lens caps and a one-piece ocular rain guard protect the exterior lens surfaces. To keep the caps and rain guard safe during use, they are tethered to the body and strap, respectively.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your Vortex Viper HD 8×42 at Sport Optics today!

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