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.