Optics

Binoculars and Telescopes

For Explorers

For Explorers

We all have at least one friend who chops their own wood, knows all the bird calls, and can navigate a city's public transportation system and the backcountry equally well. These are the gifts they need.

The 4 Best Binoculars of Summer 2012

The 4 Best Binoculars of Summer 2012

The performance gap between mid-tier and high-end optics is closing. Here are our favorite pairs of binocs to see you through any situation, including the Leupold Hawthorne 7x42, with its roof-prism design to cut size and weight, and the Bushnell Legend Ultra-HD, which are impressively bright and sharp—especially in low light.

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