Monday, April 30, 2012

Binoculars for a gift

Eagle Optics,

I would like to buy a pair of binoculars for my husband. He will use them for viewing travel landscape, sports, and a little star gazing. We're not really bird watchers, but lots of hiking brings that opportunity. I've watched the videos on your website and have read several reviews and there are many options but I'm not sure how to make the choice for this variety of uses.

We are in our mid 50's, don't want anything too bulky or heavy, and would like to spend less than $400. I don't need to over buy. He cares how well things work mechanically and how they feel in his hands.

Can you recommend some for me to look at online? Can I make an exchange if he prefers a different model?


Hi Nancy,

Thanks for your interest in Eagle Optics. You have a full 30 day return policy, so no worries there.

I'd recommend you look at both the 7x36 Atlas Intrepid and 8x32 Eagle Optics Ranger. Both of these are mid-size, lightweight, and have the same comprehensive warranty coverage.

The Atlas is a bit nicer optically, and a bit heavier. The Ranger is a bit slimmer in the hand and has a bit better build quality and accessories. Can't go wrong with either one.

Eagle Optics

1 comment:

  1. Consider Leupold Wind River 6 X 32 Katmai. This is the best light weight binocular ever made. It was rated above all the 8 and 10 power binoculars in the moderately priced class in the last Cornell optics reveiw.


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