Carson 3D Series 8×42 Binoculars
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Comfortable in your hand and equipped with impressive optics for a mid-tier model, the 3Ds are worthy companions for extended viewing—something we learned while watching a bull elk from 400 yards last fall. Rubberized coating helps them withstand inadvertent drops, thumb-holds and a textured body make them nonslip in hot or rainy weather, and the extra-long eye relief (19.5 millimeters) is perfect for sunny days when repeatedly removing your shades for a look gets tiresome.
TAGS: Armored, Mountain-ready