Swift Optics: Swift Binoculars & Scopes

Swift Premier HP Eaglet 7x36 Binoculars

About Swift

It is probably fair to say that Swift Binoculars are not as well known as some of the bigger brands, but they have been around for a long time producing quality optics. An American company, established almost 90 yeast ago in the 1920's, Swift Sport Optics produce high quality binoculars, rifle scopes, pistol scopes and spotting scopes aimed mostly at bird watchers, nature viewing, hunters and for sports and marine use. As well as sport optics, Swift optics also manufacture microscopes including a fully integrated, memory enabled, digital video microscope.

Swift Optics have a small, but dedicated following who appreciate the quality of product and customer service that a smaller company can provide. Swift make it a priority to listen and gather feedback from their customers and because of this they are certain that they have designed some of the finest, most practical binoculars, spotting scopes, riflescopes and pistol scopes available anywhere on the market today.

Opened for business during the boom times in the USA and with advances in optical technology and their many innovations, they continued to prosper during the poorer economic times that followed. According to Swift Optics, it is this staying power that has helped them to become a trusted brand to those in the know.

>The Swift Binocular Range

The Swift binocular range focuses on the birder, nature viewer and those looking for marine binoculars. They do however also have binoculars ideal for general use, sporting events and hunting. Their Premier High Performance binoculars contains three different series of binoculars: the Eaglet, Audubon, and SeaWolf. The Swift Premier binoculars include the Ultra, Seahawk, and Horizon series.The Standard Collection of binoculars contain the Aerolite and Compact binoculars.

Their Premier high performance binoculars all come with superior optical coatings, BaK-4 prisms and are fully waterproof, which is pretty much what you would expect from high end optics.

Warranty on Swift Binoculars:
The type of warranty offered by Swift, depends of which binocular you have. The Premier and High Performance Premier models have a 25 year warranty, protecting against defects and workmanship of the binoculars, and the Reliant models have a five year warranty. They only cover defects from normal use outlined in their instruction manuals and will either repair or replace the pair of binoculars.

Price Range:
Swift offer a good range of binoculars, from the premium optics aimed at the high end of the market, to cheap binoculars for the casual observer. The prices of Swift binoculars range from $60 to $500. The cheapest series are the Aerolite binoculars, whilst the SeaWolf Marine 10X50 binoculars and Audubon ED 8.5X44 binoculars are aimed at the top end of the market.

Most popular Swift Binoculars:
The high end Audubon binoculars are popular as are the Eaglet binoculars, that are popular with birders and for general nature and wildlife observation.

Swift Audubon 828HHS - Binoculars 8.5 x 44 HCF>Swift Audubon Binoculars

Designed as birding binoculars, the Swift Audubon Binoculars take their name from the famous American ornithologist:

Audubon, John James 1785-1851.
Haitian-born American ornithologist and artist whose extensive observations of eastern North American avifauna led to the publication of The Birds of America (1827-1838), a collection of his engravings that is considered a classic work in ornithology and American art.

There are three models within the range of Swift Audubon binoculars.

All three are 8.5x44 binoculars, two of which are of a Porro Prism design and one a Roof Prism and all come with the excellent SwiftPremier Twenty Five Year Warranty.

Porro Prism Swift Audubon Binoculars
The Porro Prism designs come with a five lens ocular system, excellent BaK4 prisms and have fully multi-coated optics. The 19mm of eye relief on the pop and lock eyecups is more than enough for most eyeglass wearers. Fully Waterproof, Fogproof & Shock Proof, the lightweight body is made from magnesium and is rubber coated for a secure grip and protection from day to day knocks and bumps.

ED Lens
Of the two Porro Prism 8.5x44 Audubon binoculars, the top of the range 820ED Audubon has an Extra low Dispersion (ED) lens. This Extra low Dispersion Glass provides exceptional, precise color definition, while promoting optimum resolution and sharpest possible images and thus further expands the viewing capabilities of fine optics.

Roof Prism Swift Audubon Binoculars
Like the Porro Prism, the Roof Prism Audubon binoculars use the high qulaity BaK4 prisms, fully multi-coated optics, twist-up eyecups with an excellent 19mm of eye relief, and lightweight rubber armored body. Newer models also have a left diopter adjustment operated from the center focus knob that alows for a more convenient quick focus.

All binoculars in this range come with a neoprene neck strap, rainguard and objective lens covers, microfiber lens cloth and padded field case.

The Porro Prism Audubon binoculars were rated as "Best Buy" by Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, Better View Desired, and the English publication, British Birds.

Sizes Available:


Swift Premier HP Eaglet 7x36 Binoculars  >Swift Premier HP Eaglet Binoculars

Swift Premier HP Eaglet Binoculars are designed for use in all types of situations, from outdoor activities to law enforcement.

Swift Eaglet binoculars are a roof prism binocular with phase coating lenses that offer excellent optical quality. They features a Kellner Ocular System and three objective lenses to eliminate spherical aberration and reduce astigmatism.

On top of this they have the latest in prism coating technology CFT, which stands for Cold Fusion Technology. CFT is the process of applying multiple coatings to the surface of each roof prism without using high temperatures, which helps protect the integrity of the prism surface and gives you increased reflective performance up to 99.8%. It also enhances brightness and color definition, meaning you can use the Eaglet in all types of lighting situations.

These superior-quality binoculars with top-of-the-line features that are sure to enhance your viewing experience.

The Swift Eaglet's also come with a 25-year limited manufacturer's warranty against defects in materials and workmanship as well as a neoprene neck strap, rainguard, and tethered objective lens covers, plus a microfiber lens cloth and padded field case.

Sizes Available:

  • Swift Eaglet 7x36 Binoculars
  • Swift Eaglet 8x42 Binoculars
  • Swift Eaglet 10x42 Binoculars


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Featured Swift Binoculars

Below are a few featured Swift Binoculars: View >> All Swift Binoculars reviewed

Swift 8.5x44 Audubon ED Binoculars Review

With uncompromising quality, this top of the range Swift Audubon model is designed with nature and bird watching specifically in mind. Just like the other models in the Audubon range they come with a tough exterior that is shockproof, waterproof and fogproof, high quality BaK4 prisms, fully multi-coated optics, but also include extra low dispersion glass (ED), to give an even clearer, sharper images.

Price: (4/6) Mid-High Value Binoculars
BBR Ratings:
Body Quality: 8/10 80%
Body Stats: 8/10
Optical Quality: 8/10
Optical Stats: 8/10
Image Quality 8/10
Extras & Details: 8/10

Swift 8.5x44 Audubon Binoculars Review

Swift Sport Optics have added this roof prism version of their excellent Audubon binocular range. The have the same renowned 8.5x44 optical formula, BaK4 prisms, twist-up eyecups, and lightweight rubber armored body as the porro prism Audubons, but are smaller and lighter in this format. Fully multi-coated optics and BaK4 prisms for high resolution viewing, excellent 19mm eye relief and a left diopter adjustment operated from the center focus knob for a more convenient quick focus.

Price: (4/6) Mid-High Value Binoculars
BBR Ratings:
Body Quality: 8/10 78%
Body Stats: 8/10
Optical Quality: 8/10
Optical Stats: 7/10
Image Quality 8/10
Extras & Details: 8/10

Swift 8.5x44 Audubon Porro Prism Binoculars Review

Swift Sport Optics were designed by birders for birders and subsequently been rated "Best Buy" by Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, Better View Desired, and the English publication "British Birds." Their 8.5x44 optical formula is in their opinion, the perfect ratio for the ultimate birdwatching binoculars. Combine this with BaK 4 prisms and fully multi-coated optics, a tough exterior that is shockproof, waterproof and fogproof and you start to think that they could be right.

Price: (4/6) Mid-High Value Binoculars
BBR Ratings:
Body Quality: 8/10 80%
Body Stats: 8/10
Optical Quality: 8/10
Optical Stats: 8/10
Image Quality 8/10
Extras & Details: 8/10

View >> All Swift Binoculars reviewed on The Best Binoculars & Reviews website.


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Swift Spotting Scopes

There are three ranges of Swift scopes, the Swift Premier High Performance range, Swift Premier Spotting Scopes and the Swift Reliant Spotting scopes. The High performance NightHawk scopes have ED glass and coaxial, coarse and fine focus with high quality optics aimed at the top end of the market, whilst the compact Reliant Swift Spotting Scopes are designed to be great value for money scopes aimed at the price conscious consumer.

The Swift Spotting Scope Range:

  • SwiftPremier High Performance
    • 851 NightHawk - 82mm
    • 851ED NightHawk - 82mm
  • SwiftPremier
    • 943ED Premier - 65mm
    • 945ED Premier - 80mm
  • SwiftReliant
    • 779 Birdfeeder - 10x40
    • 837 Reliant
    • 838 Reliant Zoom

>Swift Riflescopes

Riflescopes from Swift are aimed to meet the high-performance requirements of the discerning hunter. They use superior optics in their rifle scopes to allow for quick target acquisition and dependable results. All Swift riflescopes feature Schott glass that is made in the USA. Ranges include the Swift Premier Riflescopes and the cheaper Swift Reliant Riflescopes.

The Swift Rifle Scope Range:

  • SwiftPremier Rifle Scopes
  • SwiftReliant Rifle Scopes

>Swift Pistol Scopes

The Swift Reliant Pistol Scopes are both waterproof and fogproof and are made from aircraft grade aluminum with multi coated optics, self-centering Qudraplex reticle that is designed to withstand the unique recoil generated by magnum handguns.

Swift Pistol Scope Range:

  • SwiftReliant
    • SR660M Reliant - 2-6x32
    • SR661M Reliant - 4x32
    • SR661S Reliant - 4x32
    • SR663M Reliant - 2x20
    • SR663S Reliant - 2x20

>Swift Contact Details

North American Office
Swift Sport Optics Headquarters
12105 W Cedar Drive
Lakewood, CO 80228
877.MYSWIFT or 877.697.9438
800.382.6789 fax
[email protected]
Catalog Requests: [email protected]

European Office
Swift Sport Optics International
Helftheuvelweg 11
5222AV ‘s-Hertogenbosch
The Netherlands +31 73 623 3468
+31 73 621 9665 fax
[email protected]

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