I'm thinking about getting my 5-year-old daughter her first pair of binoculars, and thinking about the Triumph 10x25 due to their lightweight, rugged, compact design.
I'm a little nervous about the smaller field of view - I want to make sure she doesn't get discouraged by not being able to see the bird, etc. because the field of view is relatively small compared to full-size binos.
Any thoughts? Recommendations?
Thanks for your inquiry. I think you are right to be concerned about the narrow field of view as a result of the 10x power. For kids to have a good experience with binoculars, I would recommend something that is first and foremost easy to use.
I have two daughters myself, both used the 6.5x32 Vortex Raptor.
It sells for more than the Triumph compacts though it benefits from a brighter image, wider field of view, sharper image, and higher quality construction.
With a single center hinge rather than a dual hinge like the compact Triumphs have, it will also be easier for a child to line up each barrel with her eyes.
If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to email or call.