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    REI XR 8 x 42 Waterproof Binoculars

    An excellent value, the REI XR 8 x 42 binoculars are compact and lightweight enough to go just about anywhere and deliver outstanding imaging.

    • $189.95

    Item # 759472

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    • Fully multicoated lenses using anti-reflective coatings provide superb light transmission, even in low light
    • BaK4 prisms match the optical system to enhance image quality, brightness and resolution to discern fine detail at long distances
    • Roof-prism style is less bulky and more compact than traditional or porro prism styles, making it much easier to hold and carry
    • Long eye relief enhances viewing comfort by reducing eye strain regardless of whether user is wearing eyeglasses or not
    • Twist up/down eyecups make it easy for eyeglass wearers to enjoy a full field of view
    • Shockproof, rubberized aluminum body construction for rugged use in the field; water- and fog-proof thanks to sealed O-rings and nitrogen filling
    • Excellent close focus ability allows user to enjoy a sharp view of images at a short distance
    • Includes carry case, neck strap, lens cleaning cloth and instructions for usage
    • Great for bird watching, travel, sports spectating and nearly any outdoor adventure


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    REI XR 8 x 42 Waterproof Binoculars Specs
    Best use
    Fully multicoated
    Rubber coating
    7 degrees
    56 degrees
    367 feet
    4.25 feet
    5.2 millimeters
    20 millimeters
    5 x 4.9 x 2 inches
    1 lb. 8 oz.
    Binocular size
    Lens coating
    Added protection
    Weather resistant
    Real angle of view
    Apparent angle of view
    Field of view
    Minimum focus
    Relative brightness
    Exit pupil
    Eye relief
    Image stabilization

    REI XR 8 x 42 Waterproof Binoculars

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    Rated 4.5882/5 based on 17 reviews
    Rated 3out of5
    by fromA bit difficult to focus I like the padded strap and the case. They are not too heavy. They are difficult to focus and to keep in focus from one look at something to the next. The lens caps that are attached do not stay on, they keep popping off.
    Date published: 2012-07-25
    Rated 3out of5
    by fromVery good binoculars but, Good optics and easy to adjust. Front lens covers flap around in the wind and the carry strap is too narrow. I think you will find it uncomfortable, which leads to my main objection, the weight. I really under estimated how heavy these are to carry on a typical hike. I used them twice and took them back to swap for a smaller set, the Nikon Trail Blazer unit. So, good glasses but just too heavy for my use. Nothing wrong with the quality.
    Date published: 2013-05-23
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromGreat optics for hiking/birding I originally found a pair of these at a REI garage sale. The eye cup rings were broke, but I was able to glue them back together. However the optics were great. That was two years ago, and now these have become my primary binoculars for the field (over a new pair of REI 8 x 32 waterproof binos). When we take them into the field with other people, they are always surprised how clear and large the images are. My wife and I bought a pair for her parents Costa Rica trip and they loved them.
    Date published: 2012-12-30
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromGreat binoculars for the money Toyed with getting the similar 10x50 binoculars and am very happy I went with these. Extremely sharp image, and as others have noted, very bright (brighter than the 10x50, and more stable when viewing). Smaller than I would have expected, and a nice change from the larger binoculars I grew up with - I've found myself using them more than I had anticipated. Still waiting to put them to real use in the Boundary Waters, but they've been a lot of fun for watching birds in the back yard. Would have given them a 5/5 were it not for cheap eyepieces. Had one break within a few months of purchase when twisting it up into place, but was replaced by REI. Everything else about these feels very solid, and well built.
    Date published: 2010-12-29
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromSolid for the $$ Overall was happy with the binoculars until one of the eyepieces came off as I was twisting to extend it. REI refunded me and now I am looking at a pair of Bushnell's after researching a bit. On the plus side the binos felt solid, well built with very good optical quality for the price. Some very, minor distortion of image at the edges but i have seen a lot worse. The carrying case was an annoyance as it was too small and was difficult to close the flap and secure the binos inside. I would definately recommend these binoculars as REI has a wonderful return policy should you happen to have an eyepiece problem. BOTTOM LINE: If you like these, they work for your eyes, buy them without hesitation.
    Date published: 2012-06-07
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromGreat glass for the money Great binos for scouting wildlife and hunting. Image is very clear and sharp, and allows you to pick out small details at range. The focus is simple to operate. They are solid and have a quality feel to them. I have used mine regularly, and shared them with my young children and they are still in great shape. I had considered a pair that cost 2 1/2 X the REI pair, but saved the $ and have been happy.
    Date published: 2013-04-01
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromMust Have Bino's I purchased these to replace my Nikon binoculars. I was and continue to be amazed at the clear, bright field of view from these binoculars. I challenge anyone to find a pair of binoculars as clear, bright and as easy to use as these for under $300. I could not believe the price [$] for these fantastic binoculars.
    Date published: 2007-11-16
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromTruly Outstanding Binoculars Great with glasses--you will never take them off again! Forgiving focus tolerates minor eye focal differences without need to adjust the diopter. You can easily share them in a group without making constant focus and diopter adjustments. Large, bright, razor-sharp image. Can see the moons of Jupiter on a clear night! A great buy!
    Date published: 2008-08-28

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