Leupold Wind River Pinnacle 8×42 – Binoculars: Reviews
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SPORTSTERAt a paltry 23 ounces, the Pinnacles are three to six ounces lighter than many full-size binocs, making them delightfully quick on the draw when chasing down skittish scrub birds. At 5.5 inches long, they’re also a little smaller than many competitors, and thus easier to pack. Light transmission and detail are far beyond what you’d expect at this price.
Bonus: They come with two sets of eyecups: contoured ones to block peripheral light, and flat twist-ups for eyeglass wearers.
Bummer: The diopter doesn’t lock, so you’ll need to check it before each outing—or risk getting a headache.