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Binocular Ratings Summary

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Score Product Price Our Take
99
$2,954
Top Pick Award
The best bins in our testing, and our first recommendation for those that are willing to shell out the money for a pair of high-end optics.
95
$2,400
Top notch optics that just aren't quite as comfortable as the Swarovskis.
93
$2,700
Amazing optics that lack a few of the touches of other high-end models
92
$639
Editors' Choice Award
Gets close to the quality of multi-thousand dollar high end bins at a much lower price
87
$500
A great pair of bins, but not the best at its price point
82
$779
Top Pick Award
The perfect choice for backpacking bird nerds that want good optical quality in a lightweight package
79
$269
A superb value for those looking in the $300 price range, but there are some similarly priced models that are slightly better
78
$280
Best Buy Award
The best optical clarity and brightness we've seen for less than $300
78
$500
Solid construction and decent optics, but not as bright or clear as other similarly priced models
73
$440
Decent all-around, but not a particularly good value per dollar
72
$350
A good mid-priced option, but not a particular standout
70
$189
Best Buy Award
A good low cost and portable option, though you do sacrifice quite a bit of brightness
70
$140
Best Buy Award
The most budget friendly option we've found that offers a good introduction to birdwatching
66
$439
Good field of view, but the distinct lack of brightness is a huge drawback
62
$230
Impressive brightness for low light and stargazing, but too big and heavy to be carried along on a hike