OutNowTech Ultra Compact Folding Binoculars 10×25 Review
Are you an enthusiastic adventurer, a hunter or an avid bird watcher? You must find the prospects of being closer to nature is tantalizing. You’ll need a good pair of binoculars if you wish to have the best experience catching every detail of the wildlife movement or cheering your sports team from the farthest stadium seats.
The perfect pair of binoculars should be able to give you a detailed, clear view of your object without seeming too artificial. Most certainly, other features like, right weight and size or functional utilities like carrying cases and lens cloth come in handy.
You must know by now that while professional binoculars offer the best of everything in the world of binoculars, they aren’t quite the cheap ones. This isn’t to say that you cannot get really good binoculars for a reasonable price. The OutNowTech Ultra Compact Folding Binoculars are a really good pair for one on the budget. They come really affordable without compromise on functional feature, quality or durability.
Their optical performance is impressively high quality and the design highly durable. You’ll love the lightweight, compact design and folding capabilities for easy storage. Portability is one of the strong points with this pair. You’d say they are meant for users on the move. Hunter, hikers, and sports fans will find these really functional.
Overall, they are a decent pair of Binoculars with sturdy, durable construct, satisfactory optics and what seems like good level of weather proofing capabilities. Here’s a glance at some of the outstanding features for this pair of binoculars to know exactly what you are going for If i may add, you’ll not be disappointed with this one.
Features of the OutNowTech Ultra Compact Folding Binoculars 10×25
What are the features that you must know?
You’ll love the image clarity that these binoculars offer. They bring the object 10 times closer for better inspection. You get detailed view of the object in focus. With such detail at your disposal, you don’t have to guess anymore what features your object portrays.
These Binoculars Feature superior optics to help achieve such level of detail and clarity. They are compact binoculars with BAK4 roof prisms and phase correction roof prisms for optimal light transmission. These features alongside its high 10x zoom power and a 25mm objective lens offer improved resolution and contrast.
You get a brighter view when the light condition is favorable. And, thanks to its wide field of view and easy focus design, you are able to quickly bring your subject into view much quicker. Its close focus feature isn’t that impressive, but, you get a pretty decent detail.
Subjects closer in view
Now, you’ve probably been seeing some two numbers being repeated now and then in every review for these binoculars; 10×25. These means that the binoculars have 10 times magnification power and feature a 25 mm objective lens. Generally, 10x25mm Binoculars are considered to be general purpose binoculars. They are usually intended for bright light conditions, say daylight use Since their objective lens isn’t large, they are not able to capture as much light as large size binoculars.
Hence, they transmit only a small amount of light to make the image dimmer and rather hazy in low light conditions. The perks of having binos with smaller objective lenses is that you get a more compact size product. These are great for hiking, travel and casual use.
Durable, Weatherproof Design
These binoculars look and feel good in the hands. They are pretty sturdy and appear to be quite durable binoculars. I particularly take to the black and yellow theme. It makes the binoculars looks really classy. You feel proud to hang these binoculars around your neck and walk with them to any sport event or even go hunting with the neighborhood’s hunting party. I’ll have you know that some binoculars are really unwieldy and their design is simply indecent, to say the least. But these are decent looking and much lighter.
Even with their light weight feel, these Binoculars are surprisingly heavy duty. I’m even surprised the more to have such heavy duty binoculars for the price point. They are able to survive heavy use. I figure, they would handle drops and skids much better than most other binoculars I’ve come across.
One thing that makes these binoculars stand apart from other regular units is its weather resistant feature. It features a rubberized body with grooves for easy, comfortable grip. It makes handling these binoculars safer and easier. Also, thanks to the rubberized housing, the unit is able to attain impressive water-proof capabilities. You don’t have to worry about getting rained on while using the binoculars, or if they will fall in a pool of water.
The finger indicators make the unit really comfortable and offer a secure grip for steady use It’s not a feature you’d expect to find in such an affordable pair of binoculars . For a product that is not high priced, these binoculars pay a lot of attention to quality details. They seem fairly high precision binoculars and come impressively feature-packed.
Quick and Easy Focus
Getting these binocular to focus in on images is quick and easy. It comes with a center focus ring that makes it pretty easy to set the focus. You’ll find that the ring is decently designed; small sized, and is quite easy to turn. You’ll also appreciate how simple this focus function is Other binoculars I’ve seen are hard to get the focus right. Heck, you might even give up on the unit all together for the amount of stress you get in the process.
The way these binoculars work is that, you set the left-eye focus first and then the right-eye focus. Close your right eye and set the focus using the center focus wheel. Ensure that the left eye is able to bet a clear, detailed image when the focus is set. Then, close your left eye and set the right-eye focus. Gently twist the right eyepiece to get a clear focus. Voila! You are all set to go.
Note that there is a small triangle to the right eyepiece. Take note of where this triangle is pointing. This enables quick re calibration of the lens in case someone else uses your binoculars and gets the focus all wrong. For most people, these Binoculars offer a decent well-focused view. They go right in the track and join the user on various hikes. These are also good for getting a better view of a sport event or going to pretty much any other outdoor event.
Accommodates Eyeglass Wearers
You cannot really find binoculars that are particularly designed for eyeglass wearers. This is actually an area that binoculars manufacturers have to look into However, there are features included in the regular binocular that enhance them for use with glasses wearers. Most of these offer a pretty decent view for this group of users. But, let’s face it; they don’t get a good view as none-wearers would have.
The OutNowTech Ultra Compact Folding Binoculars accommodates eyeglass wearers. If you are an eye glass user, you’ll want to turn down the rubber rim on the eye cup. Otherwise, if you don’t use glasses, leave the rubber rim up for optimal performance.
You’ll find that the rubber rim doesn’t quite stay down when flipped. It keeps wanting to come back up. However, there is a bit of a learning curve to it I’ll say it’s a matter of flipping the case all the way down. This is a minor shortcoming though. You’d be losing out on a really good pair of binoculars for a really trivial fault.
Depending on your eyesight, you may take off your glasses to use the binoculars as a regular user. You’ll get satisfactory performance and excellent results that way. Let not the flipping-back rubber matter get in your way of getting a really good quality binoculars.
They come with a neck strap that is pre-installed. As far as I can tell, it doesn’t detach. It doesn’t seem to be adjustable either. But, the length you get is pretty reasonable for users of different heights. When the strap is on you, though, around your neck, it sort of tips. I reckon it makes the binoculars quite comfortable to walk around with. You just spin them around so that they are hitting your body squarely and more comfortably.
Then, there is a really high quality lens cloth. It actually looks cheesy but upon feeling it between your fingers, you get a soft-touch, cozy feel. I must say, this lens cleaner does a really great job wiping your lenses so you can get optimal performance out of them. They easily wipe of your dusty, wet or muddy lenses so you can get a clearer view of the scene.
You get a close fitting carry case for neat storing and transporting your Binoculars. It features a belt loop that makes the package nicely portable. Admittedly, it’s not the most durable looking thing. However, it’s better that having no carry case at all You might want to get your own more durable case. Consider re purposing a small camera case. It’s more durable and highly protective.
You do get a user guide that basically goes over what is discussed here. I find that it have very useful information in it pertaining use ad proper care of your binoculars. It’s actually a very useful instruction manual for beginners and first time users.
Folding design/easy to store
Perhaps, what will strike you most about this particular Out Now Travel model is its really compact design. These ONT binoculars are lightweight, yet, really functional products. They weigh far below 1 pound and their folding performance is pretty impressive. They collapse quickly and fit inside any standard size pocket. You bet, storing away isn’t a hassle.
And, since the weight is on the low, you can have them around your neck all day when taking a hike and they won’t weigh down on you They feel really comfortable in the hands. This makes them nicely portable. You want to be carrying something compact —without putting stress on your fingers such that you are fatigued at the end of the day.
For storage, you get a nice carrying case. These folding Binoculars fit well in the case for easy, neat storage whether at home or on the trail. The carrying case comes with a belt loop that hangs securely on your belt.
All these features included make the binoculars ideal for boaters, sportsmen, hikers and bird-watchers. I’d say, they are really good binos for anyone who wants to be able to take their binoculars anywhere, wherever they are and take in all the scenes of the landscape before them.
OutNowTech Ultra Compact Folding Binoculars 10×25 Review – Video
Features at a Glance
- Made to Last
- Truly Weather-proof
- Easy to Carry
- Simple to Maintain
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Exactly how much do these binoculars weigh?
A: It’s just a fraction over 15 ounces when shipped. On its own, it weighs 14 ounces or so.
Q: Can these binocular be used when it gets darker?
A: These binoculars are not designed for use in low light conditions. But, as long as you are able to see with the naked eye in the dark, you’ll be able to get good performance with this.
Let’s face it; these are not the most expensive pair of binoculars you’ll find. You can spend hundreds of dollars for a high quality pair of binoculars. These are very inexpensive compared to your top-end or even medium price range binoculars. And yet, these do a pretty decent job. You’ll appreciate how the manufacturers are able to maintain a low price range without skimping on the quality and durability of these binoculars.
They seem fairly durable and they are highly functional. Their image perfection and focus clarity capabilities are impressive. You get a wide view field so you can take in as much detail as possible. This makes probing and scene or following your favorite player in the track much easier.