Brunton Eterna 10X25 compact binoculars

GearFlogger reviews the Brunton Eterna 10x25 compact binoculars

Brunton makes gear all along the full spectrum of price points, but we have a soft spot for what we think of as their "bang for the buck" gear; gear where you get a lot for your hard-earned money. Their Eterna series of optics exemplify this value, providing good quality and features for a reasonable price.

The Eterna 10×25 compact binocular is waterproof and armored. It's a weighty unit, just over a pound with the included neoprene lens covers and strap. The strap is wide and comfortable. There are snaps to snap the lens covers to, but that doesn't work out so well in practice because the strap is threaded through the covers so they just hang there when you remove them. It is nice having the thick neoprene there to add a bit of extra shockproofing for us sausage fingered types.

The 10x power is about as much as you want in a smaller unit like this, delivering a 260 foot field of view at 1,000 yards. Eye relief is 17mm, exit pupil 2.5mm. The Bak-4 prism and multi-coated glass provides a sharp picture, and the unit is brighter than you would think from a 25mm objective. Flip up eye cups accomodate eyeglasses, and focus is fast and accurate. If you're looking to spend a little less for a little more, check out the Eterna binos.

$195.14 at Backcountry


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