No two pairs of binoculars are the same; each differs concerning size, features, magnification, and more. If you're shopping for a pair of binoculars, then, you might be wondering what kinds of specific factors you'll need to take into consideration along the way. Here at Urban Outback Gear, we have a wide selection of binoculars and monoculars for you to choose from that are sure to suit your unique budget and needs. Read on to get on the path to choosing the binoculars that are right for you.
One important aspect of selecting a pair of binoculars is comfort; you want to be comfortable not only holding the binoculars, but wearing them as well. Specifically, look for a set that has proper eye relief to meet your needs (eye relief refers to the distance between your eyes and the lenses. If you wear glasses, you may want to find binoculars with a higher eye relief to accommodate for the glasses themselves. In this case, a pair with eye relief of 16mm or more is the best choice. For added comfort, you may also wish to look for binoculars that come with a rubber grip and compact size, such as our Carson Scout PLUS Compact binoculars.
Another vital aspect of a great pair of binoculars is durability; after all, the last thing you want is to have to replace your binoculars in a few months because they couldn't stand up to extreme conditions or rigorous activity. Consider what you'll be using your binoculars for and then search for binoculars that will be durable enough in this conditions. For example, if you're simply purchasing binoculars for a leisurely activity such as bird watching, you're not likely going to need an extremely durable pair. On the other hand, if you plan on taking your binoculars camping, hunting, or hiking, then it's a good idea to find a pair that's durable and water-proof (or at the very least, water resistant). Our MO-042 Carson Caribou binoculars are great for these kinds of activities and come with a waterproof exterior.
Finally, consider what other features would be useful to you in a set of binoculars based on what you'll be using them for. For example, if you're a golfer, then you may want to invest in a set that binoculars or a monocular that comes with a built-in scale meter that will help you accurately measure distances in both meters and yards. If this is along the lines of what you're looking for, then be sure to check out our Carson Hawkeye Golf Range Finder for an improved golf game. Many of our other binoculars also come with different features based on your needs.
As you can see, there's a lot to keep in mind while you're shopping for binoculars. However, by determining what's most important to you and shopping our great selection at Urban Outback Gear, you'll be well on your way to the right choice in no time.