For many of us, bird watching is but one part of the complete outdoor experience we enjoy. If we are canoeing our favorite stretch of river and an osprey is hunting the shallows ahead, if we are up in the tree stand when a screech owl makes an early-evening appearance, or if we are getting in some late-season fishing when a group of migrating geese comes in for a landing, we want a quality set of binoculars at the ready. Required features are good optical capabilities, durability, and above all, compact portability that makes them easy to tote with the rest of our gear. The Nikon Travelite V 10×25 Binoculars excels in all departments.
Focus on Features
The view is excellent through this model. Nikon is renowned the world over for their camera lens optics, and they’ve employed them in the lens components found here. Aspherical lenses minimize distortion and color aberration, and deliver crystal clear, razor sharp images, even when your object is on the wing. High-tech lens coatings make for bright colors even in reduced light situations.
Durability is provided by the resin body that is reinforced with carbon fiber and the rubberized armor that provides shock-resistant protection. That armor also makes for excellent grip in cold or wet conditions.
The Big Picture
The Nikon Travelite V 10×25 Binoculars are a quality set of go-anywhere field glasses. Their compact size and light weight makes easy to carry when you also have fishing, hunting, rock-climbing, or boating gear in tow. The low price will free you from worrying about them, and their durable construction means they don’t need pampering anyway. When you do put them to your eyes, you’ll experience great visual performance with easy focusing characteristics and a size and weight that won’t create fatigue. A bonus is that their compact size and weight makes them a great choice for the youth adventurer, too.