Binoculars are so much more than a sightseeing accessory; they are an essential part of your hiking kit and could even prove useful in an emergency. Getting the best binoculars does not always mean buying the most expensive brand, it all depends on what you are going to use them for. Are you an avid bird watcher while you are out on a ramble? Do you just want something compact to carry around with you on long hikes? Let’s look at some of the best binoculars for 2017.

There are some specifications you should look at when choosing a good pair of binoculars. These include:

Magnification FOV Prism configuration Exit pupil

These specs determine the capability of your binoculars, so if  you are looking for a set that will last the test of time, it is important to consider these factors. If you are looking for something more compact for hiking, be careful not to get mixed up with disposable binoculars. These can only be used a few times before they succumb to wear and tear.

This article explains what each specification is in more detail and provides a comprehensive guide to the best binoculars for 2017.

This is a guest post.

Read the full original post here authored by Lauren Moseley. You can visit her blog here.

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