Vortex Viper HD 8x42 Binoculars - 2018 Model

Why buy the Vortex Viper HD 8x42?

Premium optical components that deliver excellent magnification. This rugged binocular is the perfect companion for the demanding outdoorsman.

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NEW Vortex Viper HD 8x42 Binoculars - 2018 Model

The Vortex Viper is a premium quality binocular designed to withstand a lifetime of outdoor use. This lightweight binocular is the perfect companion for the demanding outdoorsman.

Vortex Viper HD 8x42 Binocular Feature Review

The rugged construction of the Vortex Viper HD 8x42 makes them the perfect outdoor binocular

Covered in a hard rubberised armour this binocular's hardy construction includes ArmorTek, an ultra-hard scratch resistant coating that protects exterior elements from oil, dirt, and scratches. O-ring seals make these bins waterproof to prevent moisture and debris from reaching the interior. These binoculars have been charged with temperature resistant Argon gas to prevent internal fogging. 

The rubber housing also helps to protect the body, improve grip and dampen the noise made by objects coming into contact with the binoculars. Particularly useful if you wish to remain undetected by skittish wildlife. 

Vortex Viper HD 8x42 Binoculars deliver premium optical performance without the premium price tag

The 2018 model features improved HD (high-density) glass, otherwise known as extra-low dispersion glass. The HD glass delivers impressive clarity, resolution and colour fidelity. XR fully multi-coated elements increase light transmission with anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces aiding in light absorption. Dielectric prism coatings create bight, clear and colour-accurate images while additional phase correction coatings enhance resolution and contrast.

Vortex Viper HD 8x42 Adaptable Convenience Features

The Vortex binoculars have adjustable eyecups that twist up and down so you can find precisely the right fit for your viewing comfort whether you're a glasses wearer or not. The centre focus wheel features an etched grip and low geared mechanism making it easy to achieve precision focus. The dioptre adjustment ring located on the right eye eyepiece locks into place so as not to be accidentally moved. Viper HD binoculars are compatible with a tripod adapter and also come with the GlassPak chest binocular harness.

What we think of the Vortex Viper HD 8x42...

The Vortex Viper holds up incredibly well against the top of the range binoculars like the Swarovski 8.5x42 EL and Leica 8x42 Ultravid HD. These binoculars have high-quality components and are designed with great attention to detail.

The field of view is slightly narrower than the high-end competition but that is made up for by the outstanding price tag. 

The 8x42 is ideal for birding as they are comfortable to hold, low weight and remain bright at both dawn and dusk. These are the binoculars you want if you're looking for a versatile view, rugged feature-rich construction and don't want to spend a large sum of money.

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10 out of 10


Kent GB
What a great big of kit, image is super sharp and the weight and balance are spot on for my needs. Picked these up in the January sales but would happily pay full price and with Vortex VIP Warranty you can't go wrong.
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Confirmed purchase: 02 January 2019
Published on: 16 January 2019
10 out of 10


Sheffield GB
8x40 is a good compromise for me. Increasingly shaky hands meant my 40+ yr old 10x40 binos were impossible to hold still, didn't have close enough focus, were not as bright as any modern 8x40 with current full multi coatings and weren't waterproof.

A wider field of view, closer focussing and lighter weight than many others were also important to me. I carry other stuff with me as well so the chest harness also seemed a good idea and is part of the package.

I also like the objective and eyepiece lens protectors.

After looking at the specs of what seemed like every other bino at 8x40, this new 2018 model of the Viper promised improvements, all those points within my budget.
The focus wheel is just a bit too easy to move for my preference. It still stays in place with no discernible slack so no problem in use.

The dioptre setting is hard to move so probably didn't need the push to lock, pull out to adjust system. I needed two hands to adjust this for my use. One hand to hold the right hand barrel in place while adjusting the dioptre with my other hand.

No other quibbles
Confirmed purchase: 27 November 2018
Published on: 07 December 2018

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