The Celestron Cavalry 15x70 is a giant, weighing over 3 pounds and reaching nearly a foot long. Its large size draws from Celestron's design to allow the user to see objects incredibly far away, from a herd of elk to a constellation. For this reason, the Cavalry is a powerhouse when looking at the night sky and zooming in on galaxies far, far away.
All of the minor complaints that arose from testing this pair of binoculars are trade-offs for what makes this binocular specialized. Celestron markets the Cavalry 15x70 as designed for "long-range observations, " and indeed, they are not ideal for the casual outdoor enthusiast. Their weight and size make it difficult and uncomfortable to hike with the Cavalry far from the car. Celestron is known for their SkyMaster series and designing binoculars to be used for astronomy. The Cavalry 15x70 seems like an upgrade from the popular Celestron SkyMaster 15x70, with a few additional features: waterproofness, fog-proofness, as well as a higher price tag. At the end of the day, the Cavalry is a great binocular for star gazing, but we would suggest something such as the Bushnell NatureView 6x30 or the Nikon Monarch 3 8x42 ATB if you plan on doing any hiking with your binoculars.