VORTEX BINOCULARS

HD Optics Optimized with select glass elements to deliver superior resolution, reduce chromatic aberrations and provide excellent color fidelity, edge-to-edge clarity and light transmission.

DIAMONDBACK® HD

The Diamondback HD bridges the gap between price and performance, offering a rock-solid optic that optically outperforms the competition. The included GlassPak binocular harness keeps your glass within reach and ready to deploy while providing protection and comfort over traditional neck straps.

CROSSFIRE® HD

You know what they say about people who think you can't get HD optics, rugged performance and high-end form factor in a great value binocular? They clearly haven't checked out the Crossfire HD. Add the included GlassPak binocular headband for quick deployment of optics in the field and excellent protection and comfort - the Crossfire HD is a rare find indeed.

VIPER® HD

Premium quality without the premium price tag has always been the name of the game with Viper HD binoculars. Featuring HD (High Density) ultra-low dispersion glass with excellent edge-to-edge clarity, low-light conquering XR anti-reflective coating and an ultra-wide field of view - this is an optical system that is sure to please.

VANQUISH®

Hit the road and discover everything Vanquish has to offer from A to Z - and all points in between. These compact travelers find their way into more adventures through forward-thinking engineering and mobile hunting strategies. The reverse porro prism design with fully multi-coated optics keeps images crisp and bright.

FURY® HD

Our new Fury HD 10x42 laser rangefinder binoculars combine high-quality optics with long-range ranging capabilities. Convenience, speed, efficiency and valuable dual-purpose functionality - all the benefits of HD binoculars paired perfectly with an angle-compensated rangefinder.

RAZOR® HD

Razor HD binoculars have a reputation for pushing the limits of optical performance. Small, light, bright and powerful - there's nothing else like it. With Razor HD, you're looking at binoculars that prove pushing to the edge is worth it.

OPTICAL FEATURES

  1. HD Optical System Optimized with select glass elements to deliver exceptional resolution, cut chromatic aberration and provide outstanding color fidelity, edge-to-edge sharpness and light transmission.
  2. Fully Multi-Coated Increase light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces.
  3. Dielectric Coating Multi-layer prism coatings provide bright, clear, color-accurate images.
  4. ArmorTek ® Ultra-hard, scratch-resistant coating protects exterior lenses from scratches, oil and dirt.
  5. Phase Correction Coating on roof prism models enhances resolution and contrast.

CONSTRUCTION FEATURES

  1. Rubber Armor Provides a secure, non-slip grip, and durable external protection.
  2. Waterproof O-ring seals prevent moisture, dust and debris from penetrating the binocular for reliable performance in all environments.
  3. Shockproof Rugged construction withstands recoil and impact.
  4. Fogproof Argon gas purging prevents internal fogging over a wide range of temperatures.
  5. Roof Prism Valued for greater durability and a more compact size.
  6. Magnesium Chassis Decreases weight and increases strength.

CONVENIENCE FEATURES

Adjustable Eyecups Twist up and down for comfortable viewing with or without eyeglasses.
Center Focus Wheel Adjusts the focus of both binocular barrels at the same time.
Locking Diopter Adjusts for differences in a user’s eyes. Located on right eyepiece, locks at preferred setting.
Tripod Adaptable Compatible with a tripod adapter, allowing use on a tripod or car window mount.

Waterproof and Fog-proof Binoculars

The Vortex Series is completely waterproof and fog-proof. Anti-fogging is an air purification process in which the barrel is filled with moisture to ensure that the optics do not fog up due to temperature differences. External lenses rarely fog up, but are easy to clean using the soft cloth included in the box. Waterproof is the new standard. It protects the binoculars from any fungal and microbial growth, while protecting the case and lenses from moisture. You can use these binoculars in any weather condition, be it rain or extreme weather.

Binoculars from Vortex – Buying guide & Comparison

Because getting the best Vortex binoculars for hunting or any other activity these days can prove to be a daunting task, we decided to help you out and put together a short buyer's guide. It contains all the information you need to keep in mind if you want to get your money's worth and start using a product that meets or exceeds your expectations.

Before deciding to invest in any model, be sure to check your preferences, needs and purpose. There are a lot available for sale these days, so you need to spend at least some time perusing a few consumer reports to see what others have to say about the product you are looking at.

What size are you looking for?

While some potential buyers may argue that binoculars are much smaller in size and weight compared to magnification and objective diameter, the truth is that these two factors affect your entire experience.

If you are buying this product for outdoor activities such as hiking and bird watching, you need a compact alternative that you can comfortably hold in your hand or hang from a strap around your neck. Needless to say, with bulky or cumbersome models, you won't have the same freedom of movement as you would with a highly portable option.

The other point to add in this regard is that a higher objective diameter requires a larger design, which runs counter to the purpose, as you will not be able to have the best of both worlds. We will discuss this topic further in the next part of your buying guide.

Objective lens diameter and magnification power

Even if you know next to nothing about choosing a new pair of binoculars, you may notice that they are often categorized according to two numbers. For example, a pair of 8×42 binoculars has the ability to increase the size of the image you are viewing by a factor of 8 and has an objective lens diameter of 42.

While the latter is important because it describes the amount of light that can penetrate binoculars in order to show you a clear picture, the first is practically self-explanatory. Many people tend to think that high magnification is good, and often that rule is true, especially when it comes to devices like microscopes and even some telescopes. However, this is not the case with handheld optical devices, as they need to be able to create a stable image so that the user really knows what he or she is looking at.

What this means for you is that you need to go back and estimate your purpose in determining whether you are looking for a pair of outdoor binoculars.

Other details to keep in mind

There are various other features that need to be addressed before making a final choice, such as eye relief, pupil exit and the field of view of the model you are considering purchasing. The amount of optical coating and the overall quality of construction are two other factors you should consider, as they will affect the durability of the item and the way you use it over time.

Fully multi-coated options are said to be the best choice if you are in the market for a pair that offers you enough value for money. Unfortunately, such units tend to cost pennies, so you may have to be prepared to make the investment.