Posts belonging to Category 'Compact Binoculars'

Small Binoculars & Spotting Scope for Hiking, Backpacking & Bikepacking

Why I chose this particular Compact Binocular & Spotting Scope combination for Backpacking & Bikepacking trips. Also includes alternatives & other advice: Summer is almost upon us here in the Northern hemisphere and due to the ongoing travel restrictions due to the virus, this year we have decided to holiday nearer to home and stay […]


Best Compact Binoculars for your Budget & Preferences

In this article, I take you through the three main designs of Compact Binoculars and discuss their relative merits as well as shortcomings to help you decide which compact binocular is best for your specific needs and budget:


Best 10x30 Binoculars for Hiking in the Alps

The following BinoWizard question comes from someone looking to get themselves a good quality binocular for hiking in the mountains: Hi Jason, thanks for the awesome work you are doing with your binocular reviews. I am on a look for a pair myself, and I am in a bit of doubt. I want something lightweight, […]


Cheap, Lightweight & Compact Binoculars for Safari Holiday

This question comes from someone looking for a good, yet cheap pair of lightweight, compact binoculars to take on a safari holiday: Question: We have planned a safari in Kenya for September and as a result, I’ve been trying to research some lightweight binoculars to take. I’ve read through some of your guides and reviews […]


Which Compact Binoculars Are Best?

6x21, 8x22, 10x25, 12x25, 10x26, 9x28… What Size & Magnification Is Best for a Compact & Which Should You Get? So you have decided that you need a compact binocular, but which configuration (objective lens size and magnification combination) should you get? Weather you are going on a backpacking travel adventure, a long weekend camping […]


Best Compact Pocket Binoculars

When I am on a hike, out walking in the countryside or sneaking through the bush whilst on safari, I always like to have a pair of binoculars with me, but on many of these types of occasions, I also usually want to have my camera with me as well. So, on these walks a […]


New compact Maven C.2 Binoculars

Maven Optics have added to their stable of high end binoculars with a new compact option: The New Maven C.2 Binoculars come in either 7x28 or 10x28 configurations and boast an array of excellent features and components that are sure to place them up there with some of the best compact binoculars out there: Main […]


Best Compact Binoculars with ED Glass

This weeks question was sent into me from someone wondering about extra-low dispersion (ED) glass (or the lack of it) on compact & pocket binoculars: Question: I have learned most of what I know about binoculars from your website, now I am curious about a thing I have noted about ED lenses. They seem to […]


Small, Lightweight Birding Binoculars

The questions below come from readers who both had a very similar question for the BinoWizard and are looking for very lightweight birding binoculars: Question 1: I am looking for a lightweight pair of binoculars for my avid birdwatching 90 year old mother. Her binoculars are ancient and too heavy for her now. I wish […]


Best Compact Binoculars for Sports & Concerts

The question I received this week comes from someone looking for a compact binocular ideal for using at a concert and for sporting events: Steiner Safari Ultrasharp 8x22 vs Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 10x25 Question: Hi, I am looking for compact binocular that is under $200 to watch concert/sport. So far I come down to […]