Binoculars Blog

Welcome to our blog! This is where our experts discuss their favorite digital, compact, waterproof and other kinds of binoculars. We are all passionate hunters, astronomers and birdwatchers and know everything there is to know about the most commonly used optical device on the planet - binoculars!

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24 Jul

If you remember, when spring rolled around I got excited about fixed blades. They are “man’s best friend” in the outdoors. Now summer is here and while I am still outdoors, you can find me at the beach more than in the woods. Given the typical attire (or lack thereof) at the beach, carrying a fixed blade can be difficult…unless you love a good neck knife like me. Everyone has a neck, and it carries a 5-11lb head, so why not add a couple more ounces?

Neck knives are an excellent option for many carry scenarios, but especially when your …

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17 Jul

It seems like every week, a manufacturer introduces a new night vision product. Typically, there's a huge selection monoculars, bioculars and binoculars from traditional Gen 1 to Gen 3 and and modern digitals. Most of the binoculars are digital designs that essentially use the same technology as common handheld video cameras or security cameras and they are usually found with retail prices that start at about $450-$500 and up. The products can be useful in a variety of applications, most notably to hunters, boaters and nature lovers of nocturnal creatures.

I just stumbled across a unique product from Cassini, which …

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10 Jul

Okay, this post may not result in lots of sales, since you may not be allowed to own this, depending on your occupation and zip code, and even if you were, you would probably buy something more practical for the money, like a car, a house in Youngstown, Ohio, or a large portion of Detroit.

But it is one of, if not THE coolest thing that we sell, in my always humble opinion.  Feast your eyes upon the EOTech GPNVG Panoramic Night Vision Goggle:

Having an issue with the field of view on your current night vision?  Tired of turning …

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02 Jul

If you were to ask my friends, they would say I am a textbook Gear Whore. If you ask me, I would say I just like having the right tool for the job…and any job can be done with the right tool…and since you can’t always know what tool you need, get em all. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that I have a lot of gear to cover just about any activity/job I take an interest in (for example, just started kayaking and already have it stuffed with gear).

However, on a recent camping trip, I discovered a gear deficit. …

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26 Jun

 

In 2014, ATN one of the major manufacturers of night vision, introduced their digital X-Sight Riflescopes. Currently offered in two magnification ranges: 3-12X and 5-18X, and is a unique blend of a daytime and nightime riflescope that is packed with cool features, such as:

•Day/Night   •Wifi   •Record Video   •GPS   •Image Stabilization / Gyroscope   •Geotag   •E-Compass   •Altitude   •Velocity   •E-Zoom

Now, their lastest release is for the ATN 4-16x Bino-X Smart HD Binocular that uses the same technology and has all the same features! It is the coolest concept I seen in a binocular. You …

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19 Jun

I've had the Peter, Paul, and Mary (not John Denver) version of Leaving on a Jet Plane stuck in my head for the last week or so. 

The time has come where my long anticipated return to the Fatherland is less than a week away.  The buildup has been excruciatingly dragging for the last few months but now that it’s less than a week away, time seems to move a little faster for some reason.  I’ve talked about gear that I’ve wanted to get for the trip but I’ll rundown a few of the things I’ve settled on and some …

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10 Jun

Last weekend we participated in a neighborhood rummage sale.  For weeks, we collected things all around the house – the basement, the garage, the attic.  Once I reclaimed my items that my wife tried to sneak in to the sale, we surveyed the pile of stuff accumulated over 29 years.

I thought back to a time (1978 to 1982) that all my worldly belongings fit in a Chevy Chevette.

A rare sighting of a Chevette in the wild, at Road America in 2013, next to the late Erik the Silver.

Now, just the things we were trying to shove off …

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