The Leupold BX-1 Yosemite is a good set of binoculars that produces clear images. These binoculars are lightweight, waterproof and fogproof, so they can handle wet conditions without damage to the optics inside. They’re low powered and have the smallest objective lens of any binoculars we reviewed.
Pros: These Leupold binoculars are some of the lightest we reviewed at 17oz. An 8x magnification and 118m field of view make them a good choice for birdwatching and sporting events where things move quickly.
Cons: A 30mm objective lens is one of the smallest we saw, so these would not be a good choice for anything but well-lit surroundings, and some testers felt images were fuzzy around the edges and that they required repeated adjustment and focusing.
Bottom Line: The Leupold BX-1 Yosemite's durable and lightweight design makes it an especially good pair of binoculars for kids, but its focusing function is difficult to use.
Best For: Family use at basecamp or packing along for a day hike
Key Attribute: Design
- Compact size fits perfectly in smaller hands
- Fully multicoated optics ensure optimal resolution and contrast
- Compact, porro-prism design for low-light conditions
- BaK-4 prisms produce crystal-clear imaging
- Protective rubber-armor coating