Want high-level performance at a reasonable price? The Ranger ED 8x42 delivers. Whether you've spent hundred of hours staring through binoculars, or are a newcomer to the world optics, you'll be impressed by the Ranger ED's image quality. The focus knob is supple enough to keep up with the warblers flittering through the trees, and its waterproof, rubberized design will stand up to all you can throw at it. These bins excel at everything from birdwatching to taking in a football game from the bleacher seats, but there are a bit on the large size for long distance backpacking. If you want to tick a few species off your life list when you're deep in the backcountry, check out the Leica 10x25 Ultravid BCR. They're our top choice for when every ounce counts.
After more than 30 years in the binocular biz, Eagle Optics is closing its doors. These binoculars, as well as any others by the company, are no longer in production.