The Best Survival Lightweight Binoculars

The Best Survival Lightweight Binoculars
If you want the best lightweight binoculars to use in the outdoors for survival purposes, look for a compact pair that fits easily in your pocket or backpack. You will also need binoculars with a rugged housing in case you drop it, and preferably a pair that is waterproof. All of these binoculars can be purchased online.

Steiner 8x22 Safari Pro

Compact and lightweight, the Steiner Safari Pro is ideal whether you are taking it out into the woods or to a sporting event. This pair of binoculars weighs just 8.5 oz. and is small enough to fit in a pocket or backpack. The Safari Pro has a magnification of 8 with a 22 mm objective lens. For quick focusing, the Safari Pro has a large center wheel. It also has a 10 mm eye relief, perfect for those with eyeglasses. The Safari Pro's optics are designed to screen UVA and UVB rays for much easier viewing when you're outdoors. The Steiner Safari Pro has a field of view of 369 feet from a distance of 1,000 yards. These binoculars are shock- and rain-resistant and have a 10-year limited warranty.

Steiner Predator Pro 8x22

Steiner claims to have created the Predator Pro series using optics that are designed to enhance colors like brown and red, and to block out the colors of foliage, perfect if you're looking for wildlife hidden in the trees. The 8x22 Predator Pro is made from a lightweight aluminum housing covered with what Steiner calls a "rugged armor," which protects the binoculars and helps you grip them better when wet. In addition, the Predator Pro has a large center wheel for easy adjustments regardless of the weather. The Predator Pro 8x22 weighs just 10.1 oz., the lightest binoculars in Steiner's Predator Pro series. It has 10 mm eye relief and a 369-foot field of view from 1,000 yards. Like the Safari Pro, the Predator Pro comes with a 10-year limited warranty.

Nikon Action Extreme 7x35 Binoculars

This pair of Nikon binoculars is the heaviest of the binoculars listed, weighing 28.2 oz. However, it is still a remarkably lightweight pair of binoculars that is also extremely rugged. The Nikon Action Extreme has a rubber-armored coating to provide a sure grip regardless of whether your hands are wet or dry, and is waterproof and fog-proof. It has a magnification of 7, which is slightly lower than the two Steiner models, butit has a wide objective lens to let in more light and ensure more detailed images. The Nikon Extreme has a field of view of 487 feet from a range of 1,000 yards. It comes with a 25-year limited warranty.

Article Written By Shiromi Nassreen

Shiromi Nassreen has been writing professionally since 2005. She specializes in travel and outdoor topics, and her articles have appeared in various print and online publications, including "DISfunkshion Magazine" and Matador Travel. Nassreen holds a Bachelor of Arts in theatre studies from Rose Bruford College of Speech & Drama.

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