Brunton Epoch XC10 - Binoculars: Reviews

Nov 1, 2010
Outside Magazine
Brunton Epoch XC10  -  Binoculars: Reveiws

   Photo: Chris Bartlett

Why They're CoolThe 10x25 configuration is tricky—it's a lot of magnification in a small package—but Brunton gives the XC10 the most solid, ergonomic, tactilely pleasing body in the field. The rubber-clad housing grips just right, with flat spots on the underside for the thumbs. The barrels stay just where you put them (not usually the case with double-hinged compacts), and the focusing ring is where you want it: index-finger handy. » Smallish objective lenses may reduce the potential for low-light viewing, but Brunton's coatings belie the specs—the lenses hold their own at dawn or dusk.

Hmmm . . .Focusing the Epochs on the fly is tricky. The ring is small, and the rubber knurls get slick under sweaty fingers.

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