Women’s Binoculars / Binoculars for Women

Nikon SHE Safari Monarch 10x36 Binoculars

Having recently written a review on the Eschenbach 8x25 Club W Binoculars, designed especially for women, I thought it may be an idea to put a page together of a few of the best women’s binoculars to make finding them easier for you.

Binoculars for Women?

For the most part there is nothing that different about binoculars designed specifically for woman and quite often the only difference is cosmetic.

However having said that some woman, and indeed anyone who has smaller hands or closer set eyes than the average adult man will have specific requirements to ensure that the instrument they choose works well for them.

Binoculars Ideal For Women

interpupillary-distanceWhilst some of the binoculars below are not specifically designed for women, I have chosen ones that can easily accommodate people with smaller or narrower faces who may have closer set eyes as they come with a small minimum Interpupillary Distance (IPD) – so this includes smaller ladies as well as older children and teenagers.

The selections below will also better suit people who have smaller hands as they are nice and compact within their size category and on top of this they have a focus wheel that easily reachable.

Note: If you are also looking for a more feminine style, take a look at my section below this that lists women’s styled binoculars.

Kowa YF 8x30 BinocularsKowa YF 8x30 Binoculars

IPD Min: 5.1cm
Low Cost Binoculars: ($50 -$130 / £50 – £130)

Winner of my award for the best low cost binocular, in 2012 and 2013, these mid-sized porro prism binoculars are very lightweight and have a very good minimum IPD. On top of this, they are fully water and fogproof, have fully multi-coated optics and a wide field of view.

A great value pair of binoculars, they make a woman’s binocular, for children or indeed anyone with smaller hands or close set eyes.

 

levenhuk-rainbow-8x25-amethyst-binocularsLevenhuk Rainbow 8x25 Binoculars

IPD Min: 3.5cm
Low Cost Binoculars: ($60 / £55)

These low cost, almost cheap compacts from Levenhuk Optics, have a number of features that will make them a good choice for many woman in a variety of uses, but because of their styling and their really wide field of view, I can especially see them making a bold statement at many outdoor events like motor or horse racing, cricket or tennis.

Available in a variety of colours, you could get one to match your personal style, add to this excellent double hinged design which makes them fold up into a tiny shape where they then can easily be stowed away in your bag when not in use.

This design also ensures that they fit perfectly in smaller hands and they have a very wide IPD range to adjust to almost anyone’s face.

Levenhuk Rainbow binoculars - available in 7 bright colors

 

Vanguard Orros 10x25 BinocularsVanguard Orros 10x25 Binoculars

IPD Min: 4cm
Low Cost Binoculars: ($50 -$130 / £50 – £130)

Not only do these compact Vanguard binoculars come with a very small minimum IPD, but they have a unique offset hinge design that makes the focus wheel much closer to reach with your left hand, which is ideal for smaller hands.

However this offset design also extends the focus wheel distance on the right side so that those with larger hands will find these compacts comfortable to use as well!

 

Celestron Granite 9x33 BinocularsCelestron Granite 9x33 Binoculars

IPD Min: 5.6cm
Mid-High Value Binoculars: ($300 – $500 / £300 – £500)

These very well made mid sized Celestron binoculars come with many high end coatings, components and features including fully multi-coated ED lenses and phase corrected Bak-4 roof prisms.

They also have a compact and really lightweight open bridge magnesium body that is ideal for smaller hands to comfortably and securely hold onto.

The 9x magnification is a little different from the norm, but yet they still have a field of view that is wider than many 8x binoculars.

The small IPD also means that these are well worth considering if you are after the perfect binoculars for a woman.

 

Vanguard Endeavor ED 10x42 BinocularsVanguard Endeavor ED 10x42 Binoculars

IPD Min: 5.7cm
Mid-High Value Binoculars: ($300 – $500 / £300 – £500)

These full-size 42mm binoculars not only have a minimum IPD that matches many mid-sized bins, but their open bridge design and large grippy focus wheel make them easy to grab hold of and adjust the focus wheel, even if your hands are fairly small.

Combine this with some great optical features including ED glass and all at a great price (these won my award for the Best Value for Money binocular in 2012 and 2013), then you have an ideal choice as full sized bin for woman and almost everyone else looking for a good deal!

 

Swarovski CL Companion 8x30 BinocularsSwarovski CL Companion 8x30 Binoculars

IPD Min: 5.6cm
High Value Binoculars: ($500 – $1200 / £500 – £1200)

These sensational Swarovski binoculars are somewhat unique in that they sport 30mm objective lenses that helps make them a little smaller than most other mid-sized binoculars. This combined with the single top hinge design leaves plenty of the barrels exposed which is ideal for smaller hands.

The 5.6cm minimum IPD and softer styling of the sand coloring, make these for me one of the best binoculars for women currently out out there if you are after a high end product.

Binoculars Styled For Women

The binoculars below are those where the manufacturers have also decided to add a little feminine touch into their design.

Nikon SHE Safari Monarch 10x36 Binoculars

Nikon SHE Safari Monarch 10x36 BinocularsThis is not only one of my favorite looking women’s binoculars, but under the styling is a pair of the excellent Nikon Monarch 10x36 DCF binoculars.

Nikon Sport Optics and SHE Outdoor Apparel have come together and designed binoculars specially for a woman. The mid-sized 10x36 Safari binoculars offer women the best of both worlds – trademark Nikon optical performance and attractive SHE styling.

This mid-size binocular makes an ideal travelling companion: It is lightweight, waterproof, fogproof and comes with a protective rubber-armored coating. This with the powerful 10x magnification means I would highly recommend it as an ideal safari binocular.

Features
Make no mistake, these are high quality binoculars and the main features include:

  • Fully Multi-coated Lenses
    Increase light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces.
  • Phase Correction Coated Prisms
    Enhances resolution and contrast through roof prisms.
  • Waterproof
    The Optics are sealed with O-rings to prevent moisture, dust, and debris from getting inside the binocular.
  • Fogproof
    Barrels are filled with nitrogen gas to prevent internal fogging.

Accessories
The binocular comes with a great looking and excellent quality embossed leather binocular strap in a chocolate brown colour as well as a leather and canvas shoulder bag in khaki with chocolate brown trim, that has multifunctional pockets and a built-in optics case with plenty of room to store your binoculars as well as a few other goodies making it perfect for travel or day trips. As a point of interest, when sold separately the bag retails for around $80

Full Review
Read my full review of the Nikon 10x36 SHE Safari Monarch ATB Binoculars

Cost & Where to Buy
Unfortunately I have not been able to locate this particular pair of Nikon Monarch binoculars in the UK, but the “normal” Nikon 10x36 Monarch’s are available. In the US, they have a List Price of $480.95, but they are available at a few places including Eagle Optics, Binoculars.com and Amazon where they cost just over $300. This price is pretty good considering the standard Nikon 10x36 Monarch ATB Binoculars also cost a similar amount.

 

Nikon SHE Adventure Monarch 8x36 ATB Binoculars

Nikon SHE Adventure Monarch 8x36 ATB BinocularsLike the Safari version above, these Nikon SHE Adventure binoculars are designed around the very popular Monarch ATB binoculars. The Adventure binoculars come in a “Kiwi and Plum” theme and the binocular has an 8x36 configuration, giving you a wider field of view, making these binoculars more suitable as birdwatching binoculars.

The mid-sized plum 8x36 Adventure binoculars offer women the best of both worlds – trademark Nikon optical performance and attractive SHE styling.

Main Features

  • Fully Multi-coated Lenses
    Increase light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces.
  • Phase Correction Coated Prisms
    Enhances resolution and contrast through roof prisms.
  • Waterproof
    The Optics are sealed with O-rings to prevent moisture, dust, and debris from getting inside the binocular.
  • Fogproof
    Barrels are filled with nitrogen gas to prevent internal fogging.

Accessories
The 8x36 Adventure binocular comes with an excellent quality embossed black leather binocular strap as well as a plum and kiwi canvas shoulder bag, that has multifunctional pockets and a built-in optics case with plenty of room to store your binoculars as well as a few other goodies making it perfect for travel or day trips. As a point of interest, when sold separately the bag retails for around $50

Cost & Where to Buy
To my knowledge these women’s Nikon Monarch ATB binoculars are not available in the UK, but in the US, they have a List Price of $440.95, but are available for sale at a Eagle Optics, Binoculars.com and Amazon where they cost under $300. This price is pretty good considering the standard Nikon 8x36 Monarch ATB Binoculars also cost a similar amount.

Eschenbach 8x25 Club W Binoculars

Eschenbach 8x25 Club Womens BinocularsEschenbach have spent a lot of time on the styling, but it does not stop there as within the impressive mother-of-pearl effect body are state of the art optics that will please even the most discerning user.

These 8x25 binoculars come with quality BaK-4 prisms and the lenses are fully multi-coated. The Club W binoculars is also 100% waterproof and has been nitrogen purged, making them fogproof as well.

The more compact 8x25 configuration make these binoculars ideal sports binoculars and I could see them being used to take to a day at the horse races, Wimbledon or other stroll in the countryside.

Accessories
They are supplied with a stylish white soft leather carry case, padded strap and draw string pouch for protection when carried in a hand bag.

Read my full Review of the Eschenbach 8x25 Club W Binoculars

Cost & Where to Buy
Available in both the UK and USA on Amazon:

 

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3 Responses to “Women’s Binoculars / Binoculars for Women”

  1. Elie McCarthy says:

    THANK GOD THERE A DAINTY LITTLE PURPLE BINOCULARS MORE SUITED TO MY DAINTY LITTLE WOMAN HANDS

  2. Jamilah Ibrahim says:

    I am not able to find a stockist. Amazon not offering. Where can I buy?
    Jay

  3. Hi Jay, Sorry about this. I first wrote this article some years ago now and I assume you are talking about the Nikon SHE binoculars, if so, I don’t think they are in production anymore – you could always try on ebay – you may get lucky.

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