Thursday, November 21, 2013

Need Inexpensive Kid's Binocular

We have purchased many items from you and trust this company. I would like advice about kid’s binoculars. 

Our grandson is only 4, but he wants to look at birds with us. We gave him a cheap set of binocs we have, but he really isn’t using them and that he needs something more specifically designed for young, inexperienced eyes. 

Could you advise on the type we need? We don’t want to spend a whole lot on these...any chance finding something between 20 and 30?

Deborah P.


Hi Deborah,
Thanks for your inquiry.  When it comes to kids binoculars, the idea is to provide them with something as user friendly as possible.  This would be something easy to hold, line-up to their eyes, and find/follow wildlife with.  Ideally, you’d want a binocular with a single center hinge (as opposed to many of the compact models which each barrel hinges to fold in on itself) and with low magnification.

I don’t know of any options that we stock that would be within your price range.  It’s difficult to make a binocular that is somewhat durable and provides a decent view for less than $50.  I have yet to find one.
I’ve got two daughters, 10 and 13 now, but started them on binoculars when they were about 6.  That was the youngest age I thought they could grasp the concept that the idea of the binoculars wasn’t just the binoculars themselves but the things we could see when using them. 

The least expensive kid’s binocular that I’ve found to be effective is the Leupold BX-1Yosemite 6x30 Binocular.
The least expensive binocular we stock is the Eagle Optics Energy 8x21.

If there is anything else we can help you with, just let us know.

Best Regards,
Eagle Optics

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