Popular Pocket Binoculars

The following list of pocket binoculars have been carefully selected and arranged according to different price ranges for your convenience. These are mostly roof prisms, but a short list of reverse porro designs have also been included at the end.

Pocket roof prism binoculars

Top of the range:

  1. Carl Zeiss Victory 8x20B T* P* Compact Binoculars w/Pouch (8 oz.) ($600+) (see review); This one is currently not available, but the Carl Zeiss Optical Inc Victory Compact Model Binoculars (8×20 T) is, selling at $500+.
  2. Leica 8×20 BCR/Black Ultravid Compact Binocular (9 oz.) ($600+);
  3. Swarovski Optiks Pocket Binocular Tyrol 8×20 (only 6.7 oz.) ($800+)(see reviews on all Swarovski pocket binoculars).
  4. Swarovski Optiks Pocket Binocular Crystal Idomeneo 8×20 (only 6.7 oz.) ($800+)(see review).

Price range: $300+

1. Nikon Premier LX-L 10×25 Binoculars, weighing less than 10 oz. (see review);
2. Nikon Premier LX-L 8×20 Binoculars, weighing less than 10 oz. (see review).

Price range: $150+

  1. The Steiner’s Wildlife Pro 8.5 X 26 Steiner, (see review),   Steiner 10.5×28 Wildlife Pro (see review) and the Steiner 12×30 Wildlife Pro (see review) are currently not available, but newer versions of the Steiner Wildlife Pro are available.
  2. Leupold Olympic Binoculars 8x25mm Compact DH Black Md: 65775, (10.4 oz.);
  3. Pentax 62599 9×28 DCF LV Binocular – Black , (13 oz.). This popular binocular is currently selling at a discount of 55%! (see review)
  4. Columbia Backcountry 10×25 Pocket Roof Prism Binocular (14.1 oz.).

Budget range (Less than $150-00):

  1. MINOX BV II 62030 8 x 25 BR Compact Binocular (9.1 0z.)
  2. MINOX BV 10×25 Waterproof Binocular (10.4 oz.), replaced by the MINOX BV II 62031 10×25 BR Compact Binocular (see review);
  3. Pentax 62594 10×25 DCF SW Binocular – Black (10.6 oz.) Currently selling at a discount of 50%. (see review);
  4. Pentax 62593 8×25 DCF SW Binocular – Black (13.6 oz.) (see review)

Pocket porro prism binoculars

$150-00+:

  1. Nikon 7471 Travelite V 9×25 Binocular (9 oz.) (see review)
  2. Nikon 7511 Travelite 12 X 25 mm V Binocular (9.1 oz.) (see review)
  3. Nikon 7508 Travelite 8 X 25mm V Binoculars (9 oz.)(see review)

Less than $150-00:

  1. Nikon Travelite V 10×25 Binocular (only 8.8 ounces); (see review);
  2. Pentax 62211 UCF-X II 8×25 Binocular (10.6 oz.) (see review);
  3. Pentax 62608 UCF 8×25 Waterproof Binocular (12.3 oz.) (see review);
  4. Nikon ProStaff ATB 9×25 Waterproof Binocular (12.5 oz.);
  5. Brunton Echo 10×28 Reverse Porro Prism Compact Waterproof Binoculars (13 oz.);
  6. Pentax Papilio 6.5x21mm Super-Close Focus Binoculars (16 oz); (close focus) (see review);
  7. Pentax 62216 Papilio 8.5×21 Porro Prism Binocular (16 oz); (close focus).

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