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Vortex Bantam HD 6.5x32 binocularsVortex Bantam HD 6.5x32 binoculars
Vortex Bantam HD 6.5x32 binoculars
The Bantam HD 6.5 x32 binoculars deliver all the quality and performance that you expect from Vortex - ergonomically designed for smaller hands and faces.  Multicoated HD glass lens elements and prisms - delivering amazing resolution, colour fidelity, edge-to-edge sharpness and light transmission for the price. .  Nitrogen purged and rubber armoured - for the Great British outdoors. .  Supplied with Eyepiece Rainguard and tethered objective lens covers - plus Soft Case with clip-on strap, Comfort Strap and cloth.  Close Focus to 12 ft / 3.6m, Right eye diopter adjustment - Twist-up eyecups and tripod mountable with an optional adapter.  All that you would expect from a full-sized pair of Vortex binoculars .  

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£89.90
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Vortex Diamondback HD 8x28 Compact BinocularsVortex Diamondback HD 8x28 Compact Binoculars
Vortex Diamondback HD 8x28 Compact Binoculars
Multicoated HD glass lens elements and prisms delivering exceptional resolution and unbeatable colour fidelity, edge-to-edge sharpness and light transmission for the price.  Argon gas purged and wrapped in textured rubber armour for the Great British outdoors.  Supplied with Eyepiece Rainguard, tethered Objective Lens covers and padded case.  Close Focus to 6 ft / 1.83m.  Weight 397g.  

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£145.00

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Vortex Fury HD 5000 10x42 Rangefinder BinocularsVortex Fury HD 5000 10x42 Rangefinder Binoculars
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Vortex Fury HD 5000 10x42 Rangefinder Binoculars
HD Optics - Designed to minimise aberrations and provide edge to edge sharpness.  XR multi-coated optics.  The laser rangefinder can measure deer up to 1600 yards, or a reflective surface up to 5000 yards.  Water and fogproof.  Scan mode continually updates the distance readings when panning across a landscape or tracking a moving animal.  Runs on one CR2 battery.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear0% Finance

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£1,399.00 £1,259.00
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Vortex Triumph HD 10x42 binocularsVortex Triumph HD 10x42 binoculars
Vortex Triumph HD 10x42 binoculars
Good in all-weather - Rubber Armour and Nitrogen Gas filled to repel moisture.  Multi-Coated HD Glass Optics for excellent clarity.  Weight 650 grams. Field of view 6.4 degrees. Focuses down to 4.7m.  Can be used on a clamp or tripod with an optional tripod adaptor.  Supplied complete with Glasspak harness & case, comfort neck strap, objective caps and rainguard.  Vortex Unlimited Lifetime Warranty.  

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£129.90

Vortex Diamondback HD 10x28 Compact BinocularsVortex Diamondback HD 10x28 Compact Binoculars
Vortex Diamondback HD 10x28 Compact Binoculars
Multicoated HD glass lens elements and prisms delivering exceptional resolution and unbeatable colour fidelity, edge-to-edge sharpness and light transmission for the price.  Argon gas purged and wrapped in textured rubber armour for the Great British outdoors.  Supplied with Eyepiece Rainguard, tethered Objective Lens covers and padded case.  Close Focus to 6 ft / 1.83m.  Weight 383g.  

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£169.00
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Vortex Diamondback HD 8x32 BinocularsVortex Diamondback HD 8x32 Binoculars
Vortex Diamondback HD 8x32 Binoculars
Multicoated HD glass lens elements and prisms delivering exceptional resolution and unbeatable colour fidelity, edge-to-edge sharpness and light transmission for the price.  Argon gas purged and wrapped in textured rubber armour for the Great British outdoors.  Supplied with Eyepiece Rainguard, tethered Objective Lens covers and moulded case.  Close Focus to 5 ft / 1.53m.  Weight 450g.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

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£215.00

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Vortex Diamondback HD 8x42 BinocularsVortex Diamondback HD 8x42 Binoculars
Vortex Diamondback HD 8x42 Binoculars
Multicoated HD glass lens elements and prisms.  Exceptional Resolution and Unbeatable Colour Fidelity, edge-to-edge Sharpness and light transmission for the price.  Argon gas purged and wrapped in textured rubber armour to take on the Great British outdoors.  Supplied with Eyepiece Rainguard, tethered objective lens covers and 'Glasspack' Case & Harness.  Close Focus to 5 ft / 1.53m.  Weight 618gm.  Tripod mountable with optional adapter.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

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£235.00
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Vortex Diamondback HD 10x32 BinocularsVortex Diamondback HD 10x32 Binoculars
Vortex Diamondback HD 10x32 Binoculars
Multicoated HD glass lens elements and prisms delivering exceptional resolution and unbeatable colour fidelity, edge-to-edge sharpness and light transmission for the price.  Argon gas purged and wrapped in textured rubber armour for the Great British outdoors.  Supplied with Eyepiece Rainguard, tethered Objective Lens covers and moulded case.  Tripod mountable with optional adapter.  Close Focus to 5 ft / 1.53m.  Weight 450g.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

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£229.00

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Vortex Diamondback HD 10x42 BinocularsVortex Diamondback HD 10x42 Binoculars
Vortex Diamondback HD 10x42 Binoculars
Multicoated HD glass lens elements and prisms delivering exceptional resolution and unbeatable colour fidelity, edge-to-edge sharpness and light transmission for the price.  Argon gas purged and wrapped in textured rubber armour for the Great British outdoors.  Supplied with Eyepiece Rainguard, tethered objective lens covers and Glasspack Case & harness.  Close Focus to 5 ft / 1.53m.  Weight 604gm.  Tripod mountable with optional adapter.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

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£245.00
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Vortex Diamondback HD 10x50 BinocularsVortex Diamondback HD 10x50 Binoculars
Vortex Diamondback HD 10x50 Binoculars
Multicoated HD glass lens elements and prisms delivering exceptional resolution and unbeatable colour fidelity, edge-to-edge sharpness and light transmission for the price.  Argon gas purged and wrapped in textured rubber armour for the Great British outdoors.  Supplied with Eyepiece Rainguard, tethered objective lens covers and Glasspack Case & harness.  Close Focus to 5 ft / 1.53m.  Weight 618gm.  Tripod mountable with optional adapter.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

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£259.00

Vortex Diamondback HD 12x50 BinocularsVortex Diamondback HD 12x50 Binoculars
Vortex Diamondback HD 12x50 Binoculars
Multicoated HD glass lens elements and prisms delivering exceptional resolution and unbeatable colour fidelity, edge-to-edge sharpness and light transmission for the price.  Argon gas purged and wrapped in textured rubber armour for the Great British outdoors.  Supplied with Eyepiece Rainguard, tethered objective lens covers and Glasspack Case & harness.  Close Focus to 6 ft / 1.83m.  Weight 818gm.  Tripod mountable with optional adapter.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

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£279.00
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Vortex Diamondback HD 15x56 BinocularsVortex Diamondback HD 15x56 Binoculars
Vortex Diamondback HD 15x56 Binoculars
Multicoated HD glass lens elements and prisms delivering exceptional resolution and unbeatable colour fidelity, edge-to-edge sharpness and light transmission for the price.  Argon gas purged and wrapped in textured rubber armour for the Great British outdoors.  Supplied with Eyepiece Rainguard, tethered objective lens covers and Glasspack Case & harness.  Close Focus to 14 ft / 4m.  Weight 990gm.  Feld of view 4.4 degrees.  Tripod mountable with optional adapter.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

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£369.00

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Vortex Viper HD 8x42 BinocularsVortex Viper HD 8x42 Binoculars
Vortex Viper HD 8x42 Binoculars
Viper HD binoculars are among the lightest, most compact, full-size premium binoculars on the market.  High Density, Extra-low Dispersion glass for outstanding edge-to-edge clarity.  XR™ anti-reflective coatings.  Supplied with Glasspak Binocular Harness.  Tripod mountable with optional adapter.  Close Focus to 2.1m, 7 ft.  Weight 690g.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

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£539.00
Vortex Viper HD 10x42 BinocularsVortex Viper HD 10x42 Binoculars
Vortex Viper HD 10x42 Binoculars
Viper HD binoculars are among the lightest, most compact, full-size premium binoculars on the market.  High Density, Extra-low Dispersion glass for outstanding edge-to-edge clarity.  XR™ anti-reflective coatings.  Supplied with Glasspak Binocular Harness.  Close Focus to 2.1m, 7 ft.  Tripod mountable with optional adapter.  Weight 700g.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

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£559.00

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Vortex Viper HD 10x50 BinocularsVortex Viper HD 10x50 Binoculars
Vortex Viper HD 10x50 Binoculars
Viper HD binoculars are among the lightest, most compact, full-size premium binoculars on the market.  High Density, Extra-low Dispersion glass for outstanding edge-to-edge clarity.  XR™ anti-reflective coatings.  Supplied with Glasspak Binocular Harness.  Tripod mountable with optional adapter.  Close Focus to 3.3m, 11 ft.  Weight 805g.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear0% Finance

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£619.00
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Vortex Viper HD 12x50 BinocularsVortex Viper HD 12x50 Binoculars
Vortex Viper HD 12x50 Binoculars
Viper HD binoculars are among the lightest, most compact, full-size premium binoculars on the market.  High Density, Extra-low Dispersion glass for outstanding edge-to-edge clarity.  XR™ anti-reflective coatings.  Supplied with Glasspak Binocular Harness.  Close Focus to 3.3m, 11 ft.  Tripod mountable with optional adapter.  Weight 815g.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear0% Finance

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£629.00

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Vortex Razor Ultra HD 10x42 BinocularsVortex Razor Ultra HD 10x42 Binoculars
Vortex Razor Ultra HD 10x42 Binoculars
Classic combo - This wide-aperture binocular with 10x magnification is ideal for all year round use in the British woodlands.  Excellent up close - Easily magnify smaller subjects with the 1.4m close focus.  Abbe-König Prisms and Dielectric Coatings - These prisms feature multi-layer coatings which provide even more transmission.  APO Optical System - APO combined with HD glass offer stunning colour and clarity.  Impressive build quality - Optics are sealed with O-rings to prevent moisture whilst the outer shell is protected by ArmorTek.  Tripod mountable - Keep it steady with optional adapter.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear0% Finance

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£1,559.00
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Vortex Razor Ultra HD 10x50 binocularsVortex Razor Ultra HD 10x50 binoculars
Vortex Razor Ultra HD 10x50 binoculars
Strong and versatile - Bright 50mm optics with a strong 10x magnification provide exceptional all round use.  Excellent up close - Easily magnify smaller subjects with the 2m close focus.  Abbe-König Prisms and Dielectric Coatings - These prisms feature multi-layer coatings which provide even more transmission.  APO Optical System - APO combined with HD glass offer stunning colour and clarity.  Impressive build quality - Optics are sealed with O-rings to prevent moisture whilst the outer shell is protected by ArmorTek.  Tripod mountable - Keep it steady with optional adapter.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear0% Finance

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£1,589.00

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Vortex Crossfire HD 10x42 BinocularsVortex Crossfire HD 10x42 Binoculars
Vortex Crossfire HD 10x42 Binoculars
Multicoated HD glass lens elements and prisms delivering amazing resolution, colour fidelity, edge-to-edge sharpness and light transmission for the price.  Nitrogen purged and rubber armoured for the Great British outdoors.  Supplied with Eyepiece Rainguard, tethered objective lens covers and Glasspack Case & harness.  Close Focus to 6 ft / 1.83m.  Weight 653gm.  Tripod mountable with optional adapter.  

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£179.00
Vortex Crossfire HD 10x50 BinocularsVortex Crossfire HD 10x50 Binoculars
Vortex Crossfire HD 10x50 Binoculars
Multicoated HD glass lens elements and prisms delivering amazing resolution, colour fidelity, edge-to-edge sharpness and light transmission for the price.  Nitrogen purged and rubber armoured for the Great British outdoors.  Supplied with Eyepiece Rainguard, tethered objective lens covers and Glasspack Case & harness.  Close Focus to 6 ft / 1.83m.  Weight 862gm.  Tripod mountable with optional adapter.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

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£205.00

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Vortex Crossfire HD 12x50 BinocularsVortex Crossfire HD 12x50 Binoculars
Vortex Crossfire HD 12x50 Binoculars
Multicoated HD glass lens elements and prisms delivering amazing resolution, colour fidelity, edge-to-edge sharpness and light transmission for the price.  Nitrogen purged and rubber armoured for the Great British outdoors.  Supplied with Eyepiece Rainguard, tethered objective lens covers and Glasspack Case & harness.  Close Focus to 6 ft / 1.83m.  Weight 836gm.  Tripod mountable with optional adapter.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

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£215.00
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Vortex Crossfire HD 8x42 BinocularsVortex Crossfire HD 8x42 Binoculars
Vortex Crossfire HD 8x42 Binoculars
Multicoated HD glass lens elements and prisms delivering amazing resolution, colour fidelity, edge-to-edge sharpness and light transmission for the price.  Nitrogen purged and rubber armoured for the Great British outdoors.  Supplied with Eyepiece Rainguard, tethered objective lens covers and Glasspack Case & harness.  Close Focus to 6 ft / 1.83m.  Weight 675gm.  Tripod mountable with optional adapter.  

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£169.00

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Vortex Vanquish 8x26 Compact BinocularsVortex Vanquish 8x26 Compact Binoculars
Vortex Vanquish 8x26 Compact Binoculars
Compact Birding binocular with 8x magnification.  Just 355gm.  Close Focus to 2.3m, 7.6 ft.  Compact, Reverse Porro Prisms.  Nitrogen gas sealed for optimal weatherproofing.  

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£95.00
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Vortex Vanquish 10x26 Compact BinocularsVortex Vanquish 10x26 Compact Binoculars
Vortex Vanquish 10x26 Compact Binoculars
High Quality pocket binocular with 10x magnification.  Just 355gm.  Close Focus to 2.3m, 7.6 ft.  Compact, Reverse Porro Prisms.  Nitrogen gas sealed for optimal weatherproofing.  

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£105.00

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Vortex Razor HD 10x42 BinocularVortex Razor HD 10x42 Binocular
Vortex Razor HD 10x42 Binocular
Premium HD lens elements and phase-corrected prisms.  Argon gas purging and O-ring seals ensure weather-proofing fit for the Great British countryside.  Tripod mountable with optional adapter.  Close Focus to 6.0 ft.  Weight 705g.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear0% Finance

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£999.00
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Vortex Razor HD 10x50 Binocular
Vortex Razor HD 10x50 Binocular
Strong and versatile - Bright 50mm optics with a strong 10x magnification provide exceptional all round use.  Excellent up close - Easily magnify smaller subjects with the 2m close focus.  APO Optical System - APO combined with HD glass offer stunning colour and clarity.  XR Plus coatings - Anti-reflective XR Plus coatings help prevent flare and increase light transmission.  Impressive build quality - Optics are sealed with O-rings to prevent moisture whilst the outer shell is protected by ArmorTek.  Tripod mountable - Keep it steady with optional adapter.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear0% Finance

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£1,025.00

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Vortex Razor HD 12x50 BinocularVortex Razor HD 12x50 Binocular
Vortex Razor HD 12x50 Binocular
Premium HD lens elements and phase-corrected prisms.  Argon gas purging and O-ring seals ensure weather-proofing fit for the Great British countryside.  Close Focus to 10.0 ft.  Tripod mountable with optional adapter.  Weight 815g.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear0% Finance

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Vortex Razor HD 8x42 BinocularVortex Razor HD 8x42 Binocular
Vortex Razor HD 8x42 Binocular
Classic combo - This wide-aperture binocular with 8x magnification is ideal for all year round use in the British woodlands.  Excellent up close - Easily magnify smaller subjects with the 1.4m close focus.  APO Optical System - APO combined with HD glass offer stunning colour and clarity.  XR Plus coatings - Anti-reflective XR Plus coatings help prevent flare and increase light transmission.  Impressive build quality - Optics are sealed with O-rings to prevent moisture whilst the outer shell is protected by ArmorTek.  Tripod mountable - Keep it steady with optional adapter.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear0% Finance

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£945.00

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Vortex Razor Ultra HD 12x50 BinocularsVortex Razor Ultra HD 12x50 Binoculars
Vortex Razor Ultra HD 12x50 Binoculars
Strong and versatile - Bright 50mm optics with a strong 12x magnification provide exceptional all round use.  Excellent up close - Easily magnify smaller subjects with the 2m close focus.  Abbe-König Prisms and Dielectric Coatings - These prisms feature multi-layer coatings which provide even more transmission.  APO Optical System - APO combined with HD glass offer stunning colour and clarity.  Impressive build quality - Optics are sealed with O-rings to prevent moisture whilst the outer shell is protected by ArmorTek.  Tripod mountable - Keep it steady with optional adapter.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear0% Finance

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£1,619.00
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Vortex Razor Ultra HD 18x56 BinocularsVortex Razor Ultra HD 18x56 Binoculars
Vortex Razor Ultra HD 18x56 Binoculars
The big daddy - Huge 18x magnification and 56mm front elements for serious observation.  Excellent up close - Easily magnify smaller subjects with the 3m close focus.  Abbe-König Prisms and Dielectric Coatings - These prisms feature multi-layer coatings which provide even more transmission.  APO Optical System - APO combined with HD glass offer stunning colour and clarity.  Impressive build quality - Optics are sealed with O-rings to prevent moisture whilst the outer shell is protected by ArmorTek.  Tripod mountable - Keep it steady with optional adapter.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear0% Finance

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£1,799.00

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Vortex Razor Ultra HD 8x42 BinocularsVortex Razor Ultra HD 8x42 Binoculars
Vortex Razor Ultra HD 8x42 Binoculars
Classic combo - This wide-aperture binocular with 8x magnification is ideal for all year round use in the British woodlands.  Excellent up close - Easily magnify smaller subjects with the 1.4m close focus.  Abbe-König Prisms and Dielectric Coatings - These prisms feature multi-layer coatings which provide even more transmission.  APO Optical System - APO combined with HD glass offer stunning colour and clarity.  Impressive build quality - Optics are sealed with O-rings to prevent moisture whilst the outer shell is protected by ArmorTek.  Tripod mountable - Keep it steady with optional adapter.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear0% Finance

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£1,529.00
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Vortex Kaibab HD 18x56 BinocularsVortex Kaibab HD 18x56 Binoculars
Vortex Kaibab HD 18x56 Binoculars
Not very close focus 7m, Weight 1.23kg.  18x magnification and 56mm front elements for serious observation in all conditions.  Includes a Tripod adaptor to ease the weight of over one kilo with a monopod or to set up for long-term observation with either a tripod or a hide clamp.  Complete with black nylon case and strap.  Upgrading? Check our offer for your old gear

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£979.00

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Vortex Raptor 8.5x32 BinocularsVortex Raptor 8.5x32 Binoculars
Vortex Raptor 8.5x32 Binoculars
Classic, Mid-size, Wide-angle Porro-prism design that puts performance before style.  The Raptor binocular delivers a bright, crisp image with excellent colour fidelity - even in low light conditions.  Waterproof, fogproof construction and fully multi-coated optics.  Close focus 1.82m, Weight 485g.  

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£105.00

Vortex Binoculars

 

What can you tell me about Vortex binoculars?

Vortex Optics is based in Wisconsin.  In the course of making a wide range of products to suit the Americans taste for shooting anything that moves, they produce a range of binoculars ideal for the gentler, more British pastime of pony spotting - often referred to as birding. 

The UK importer, Newpro, are based in a quiet corner of Oxfordshire from where they exclusively promote, and regularly and very speedily deliver, our favourite range of binoculars and spotting scopes.

From the humble Vanquish to the top-of-the-range Ultra HD models, all Vortex binoculars come with a no-quibble lifetime guarantee, are optically stunning for the price and, quite rightly, a popular choice for conservationists and nature enthusiasts worldwide. 

They can all be adapted to a tripod, monopod, hide or window clamp and, and are the first choice for many nature enthusiasts around the world.

Vortex have a well-earned reputation for quality products at reasonable prices made possible by their high-tec Chinese factories and down to earth marketing.

Whether you are buying a first pair of Vortex Vanquish 8x26 Compact Binoculars for a grandchild or a pair of Vortex Razor Ultra HD 8x42 Binoculars for some serious birding, we can (Covid, Lorry Driver shortage, China shutdown, Brexit repercussions, etc etc, delays allowing) find you just the right Vortex model.

Which Vortex binoculars should I buy for birdwatching? 

The most popular binoculars for birdwatching come with a magnification in the lower range of 8x to 10x. You can achieve a much wider field of view when using binoculars with a lower magnification and also get a brighter image for the same physical size.  A pair of 8x40 have 40mm lenses and a brightness factor of 5, the same as a pair of 20x100s which would weigh close on 4 kilos.  Binoculars with a lower magnification are also much easier to hold steady - a must unless you rest them on a support or choose a pair with image stabilisation.

The Diamondback 8x42s would be ideal, especially folowing their update to HD glass in 2020. 

The Crossfires are very similar.  

The little Vanquish 8x32 are a great budget pair for a camera bag, glove box or a junior birder

 

Are Vortex Diamondback binoculars any good?

Renowned for their excellent clarity, good field of vision and solid construction, Vortex Diamondback binoculars are excellent value for money. Made with high quality glass, rubber and materials, their compact, lightweight design make them perfect for hiking, stargazing or just for being in the great outdoors. Both fog-proof and water-resistant, Vortex Diamondback binoculars are a quality binocular at an affordable price. With its multicoated HD glass lens elements and prisms and edge-to-edge sharpness, the Vortex Diamondback 10x42 is our bestselling Vortex Diamondback model.

 

What are the best vortex binoculars?

 

As a trusted brand name in optics, Vortex are renowned for providing durable binoculars with a high-quality viewing experience. Comparing all their important features and functions can help you decide what are the best Vortex binoculars for your needs and budget. The Vortex Viper HD 10x42 Binoculars enjoys excellent performance, especially in low-lighting. They focus quickly and have barrels that can be independently adjusted to suit each eye. The Vortex Vanquish 10 x 26 Compact Binoculars are super lightweight and compact. With an impressive viewing field of 352 feet at 1,000 yards, this is a great option for a smaller budget. The Vortex Kaibab HD 18 x 56 Binoculars are larger and heavier but boast some incredible magnification.  If you need any help or advice to find the right Vortex binoculars for you, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team on 01202 526606.

What is the difference between Vortex Diamondback and Crossfire binoculars

The Crossfires lack some of the finer points of the Diamondback range and are a little less robust. For example, they use Nitrogen in place of Argon gas to keep out the weather. 

Their closest focus distance is only six feet instead of five.

Their field of view is about 1% less than the Diamondbacks making the Diamondbacks the only choice for serious centipede spotters.

Less serious centipede spotters, in particular the type that like to get legless occasionally, will find the Crossfires just the job.

They are more than adequate for everyday use and are arguably better value.

The Diamondbacks are nicer to use and the extra cost will pay off with regular use over time.  Think Skoda v. Audi.