Most of us who enjoy bird watching love to pass along our hobby to children and grandchildren. We want to give them a good pair of binoculars to start out with, so their pleasure is enhanced with quality optics. But, kids being kids, we don’t always want to hand them a very expensive pair. The Leupold Yosemite 6×30 Binoculars serve as a great pair of field glasses for beginners, because they are very affordable, offer great viewing characteristics, and can take the bumps and drops out little ones are prone to hand them.
Focus on Features
These binoculars offer an extended width adjustment, so that they fit the eye width of most children and adults. The 6X magnification is plenty, and makes it easier for young user to find the object that mom or grandpa is trying to point out to them. Larger magnification might also prove to be shaky in little hands, so this pair is just right. The compact size is kid-friendly, and the binoculars are rubber-coated to help small hands maintain grip – which is great for older hands, too, that might suffer from arthritis. That rubberized armor offers good protection, as well.
The Big Picture
If you have a little one you want to introduce to the joys of watching birds, wildlife, and passing clouds, the Leupold Yosemite 6×30 Binoculars is a very good choice, and are also available at 8×30 for those wanting more magnification. The optical characteristics are very good, featuring multi-coated lenses that eliminate glare, concentrate light for low-light viewing, and make all colors crisp and clear with excellent contrast. The models are waterproof, so if little ones have an “oops” moment when they forget to put the strap around their neck, it won’t spoil the fun and diminish their desire to pursue this wonderful hobby. Compact in size, big on viewing quality, the Yosemite models come at a price you can afford to place in youthful hands.