I suggest these..

https://www.rei.com/product/744595/nikon-trailblazer-atb-waterproof-8-x-25-binoculars

The Trailblazers are compact light and waterproof and fairly inexpensive for quality optics.  Ideal for throwing in a backpack and always having along.

10X's are hard to use without a tripod and have a smaller field of view making it harder to find the thing you want to see.  Zoom just adds weight and is generally a gimmick in binoculars.