The Leupold BX-1 McKenzie offers a durable design that’s both waterproof and fogproof. This pair of binoculars is lower-powered than some other models we reviewed, making them a great choice for catching fast-paced action.
Pros: The waterproof and fogproof chassis protects your binoculars from moisture damage. At 22.1 ounces, these are one of the lighter pairs of binoculars we reviewed, and testers found them comfortable to hold and easier to adjust than many other models. Testers also reported consistently bright and clear images, and its 17.7mm eye relief is one of the best we saw.
Cons: While the lower power of these binoculars makes them great for action, the 8x magnification won’t be ideal for long distances or star gazing. Some testers noted the central focusing knob wasn’t as smooth to operate as some other models.
Bottom Line: This is a solid pair of binoculars with great optic quality and waterproofing that you won’t have to baby, making them a well-rounded and cost effective choice.
Best for: Demanding outdoor activities because of its rugged design, precise optical qualities and wide field of view
Key Attribute: Design
- Streamlined, compact roof prism design
- Phase-coated BAK-4 prisms
- Fully multi-coated lenses
- Central focus dial
- Twist up eyecups
- Armor coated
- Tripod ready
- Includes Pro Gear accessories