Upland Optics Binoculars

Upland Optics Perception HD Binocular

About Upland Optics
Upland Optics is a young company based in Boise, Idaho, USA that sells sporting optics that they say are specifically designed for hunters.

Known best for their simple designs and no-nonsense products, Upland is a company founded and run by two hunters who set out to create the products that they felt were missing in the market and which idealy met their requirments: Affordable binoculars with high quality glass that were built to survive the demands of back country hunting.

The success of their original design has allowed them to expand into spotting scopes, with plans for a full sporting optics line in the works.

Upland Optics Hunting Binoculars & Scopes

As a fledgling company and rather than spreading themselves too thinly on the ground with a wide range of products for many different types of uses, Upland have decided for the time being to focus their attention on what they know best. So whilst they don't quite have the massive range of more established brands, the binoculars they do have are tailored more specifically to their interests and expertise of hunting.

Not just for Hunting
Whilst I think their approach in consolidating in a niche that they know best is smart, I would also argue that whilst their products are aimed at hunters, I feel that in many cases they would also be just as suitable for many other uses, including birding, general wildlife observation and indeed just general use around the house optics. This I personally would not pigeonhole them to just this one area of interest.

Upland Optics Range:


Upland Optics Perception HD BinocularsUpland Optics Perception HD Binoculars

As I mentioned above the Perception HD series has according to Upland Optics been designed for use as a hunting binocular, but as you can see from their main features and specifications, these 8x or 10x 42mm binoculars will be suited to a whole range of other uses and interests:

Main Features

  • 42mm objectives with ED (extra-low dispersion glass) elements
  • Phase corrected BaK4 Roof Prisms, with metal dielectric high reflection coatings
  • Excellent Eye-Relief with twist-up eye-cups, so plenty of flexibility for both eyeglass and non-eye-glass wearers alike
  • Rugged & Waterproof magnalium chassis with rubber exterior
  • Includes soft carry case, lens cloth and neck strap
  • Rear View: Upland Optics Perception HD BinocularsLifetime Warranty

BBR Reviews: Upland Optics Perception HD 10x42 Binoculars Review

Models & Specifications

The Perception HD is currently available in either the 10x42 or 8x42 configuration with the following specifications:

Model FOV Eye Relief Min Focus Weight Dim
10x42 113m / 339ft 17.2mm 2.5m 23oz 5.5x5x2"
8x42 142m / 426ft 17.2mm 2m 24oz 5.5x5x2"


Shopping Basket IconPrices & Where to Buy

Depending on the model and at the time of writing, I found these Upland Optics Perception HD binoculars for between $260 and $275 on Amazon.com in the US, putting them in the mid range price category and look to offer good value for a ED glass pair of optics. Check the link below to compare current prices:


Upland Optics Perception HD Spotting ScopeUpland Optics Perception HD Spotting Scope

At the current time, Upland only offer one configuration of their Perception HD Spotting Scope, which has an angled body, a 60mm objective lens and comes with a 20-60x zoom eye-piece:

Main Features:

  • 60mm Objective with extra-low dispersion glass (ED) element
  • 20-60x variable optical zoom
  • 15-21mm eye relief
  • 22m-43m at 1000m field of view
  • Bak-4 Prism
  • Waterproof & fogproof
  • Includes carry case, lens cloth & lens cover
  • Dimensions: 13.4" x 6.3" x 3.3"
  • Weight: 2.2 lbs

Shopping Basket IconPrice & Where to Buy

At the time of writing, I found this mid range spotting scope on Amazon for $450, you can check current prices with the link below:


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Upland Optics Binocular Reviews

Below are my full Upland Optics binocular reviews: View >> All the Upland Binoculars that I have reviewed.

Upland Optics Perception HD 10x42 Binoculars Review

These lightweight and compact 42mm binoculars from Upland Optics feature a tough, waterproof Magnalium chassis that protects an impressively high level of optics at this price range

This included ED glass lenses and BaK-4 roof prisms that are both phase corrected and dielectrically coated which all contribute to offering up an impressive view.

Another highlight is that these have really nice wide field of view,for a 10x42 binocular.

Price: (3/6) Mid Priced Binoculars
BBR Ratings:
Body Quality: 7/10 77%
Body Stats: 9/10
Optical Quality: 8/10
Optical Stats: 8/10
Image Quality 8/10
Extras & Details: 6/10

View >> All the Upland Optics Binoculars reviewed on BBR.


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