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National Geographic 8-x-40 Water-resistant Binoculars

$129.95 Sale Price:   $99.99

Price: $129.95 Sale Price:   $99.99

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These special field-tested 8-x-40 binoculars bring a century's worth of our experience to your own field expeditions. Our top-in-their-class binoculars feature precision optics with phase-shifting multicoatings to enhance brightness, contrast, sharpness, and color accuracy. Porro prisms provide edge-to-edge illumination. A favorite with birders, they boast a rugged, rubber-armored, water-resistant body; long eye relief for comfortable use; a 429-foot-wide view at 1,000 yards; and the ability to focus on objects just 10 feet away.

Strap and case included. 7"W x 3"L x 6"H. 1 lb., 8 oz.

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National Geographic 8-x-40 Water-resistant Binoculars
 
4.0

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Quality lenses (6)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Strong construction (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hiking (6)
    • Travel (5)
    • Bird watching (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)

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    5.0

    easy to adjust

    By Calclady

    from New Jersey

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Quality Lenses

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bird Watching
      • Hiking/Backpacking
      • Travel

      Comments about National Geographic 8-x-40 Water-resistant Binoculars:

      I have three other binocs, and am so glad that I decided to buy these. The lenses are so clear,and they do not tire my arms during a long session because they are lightweight.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Perfect for hiking

      By mountain resident

      from Roaring Gap, NC

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight
      • Quality Lenses

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hiking/Backpacking
        • Travel

        Comments about National Geographic 8-x-40 Water-resistant Binoculars:

        Easy to fit into a backpack, small enough to get back out for viewing.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Good But Heavy!

        By Joe The Old Guy!

        from Primary Chicago, Il. Suburb

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • easy to focus
        • Easy to Use
        • Like Tripod Connection
        • Quality Lenses
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Casestrap inadequate
        • Heavy
        • Neck Strap inadequate

        Best Uses

        • Hiking/Backpacking
        • Travel

        Comments about National Geographic 8-x-40 Water-resistant Binoculars:

        I purchased to use on short State Park Hikes and Longer National Park Canyon Land Hikes. Should work fine but currently concerned about weight, case and straps quality. A more robust lightweight case possible with belt and carry strap features would add value to this product without adding much cost.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        I have not been able to attach the strap

        By nohandsfree

        from british columbia

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight
        • Quality Lenses

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hiking/Backpacking

          Comments about National Geographic 8-x-40 Water-resistant Binoculars:

          I have not been able to attach the strap as the space is too narrow. I'm trying to find a clip to use instead. Otherwise this is a good product. Can see clearly.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          I will be returning these binoculars

          By Jody

          from West Hartford, CT

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Broken adjustment cover
            • Difficult To Focus
            • Heavy
            • Poor Lens Quality
            • Stiff eye cups
            • Water stains on lenses

            Best Uses

              Comments about National Geographic 8-x-40 Water-resistant Binoculars:

              I just boxed these up to be returned to NG. I ordered two pair and both had water drip stains inside the lens that cannot be wiped away. One pair had a broken cap on the center shaft that covers the threaded end piece. They are heavy, hard ot adjust, and the eye cups are stiff. The rubber protectors on the far side of the lenses fall off easily. The first day we got them we took them on an eagle watching cruise and ended up using the guides' glasses. I definitely would not recommend them to anyone.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              5.0

              8-x-40 Water-resistant Binoculars

              By Sara's Mom

              from Gilbertsville, PA

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight
              • Quality Lenses
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Bird Watching

                Comments about National Geographic 8-x-40 Water-resistant Binoculars:

                It was a birthday gift for our daughter who is majoring in Biology.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                5.0

                Good Product

                By Willy

                from Columbus New Jersey

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Bird Watching
                  • Hiking/Backpacking
                  • Travel

                  Comments about National Geographic 8-x-40 Water-resistant Binoculars:

                  Good For Bird and whale watching.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Great binoculars BUT

                  By Karen

                  from Newberg, Oregon

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Accurate
                  • Compact
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Quality Lenses
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Astronomy
                    • At the beach
                    • Bird Watching
                    • Hiking/Backpacking
                    • Travel

                    Comments about National Geographic 8-x-40 Water-resistant Binoculars:

                    The binoculars are great. The first pair had to be returned, however, because it was impossible to put on the neck strap. There was no space at all in the slit for the neckband to be put through. You couldn't even see light through the space. The second pair we finally got the neck band on, but it was still extremely difficult and took over an hour of steady work. THAT REALLY NEEDS TO BE FIXED!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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