From Mike B. in Utah:
My preferred binoculars are a pair of 12X50 Eagle Optics binoculars. I use the Zeiss Victory 8x20 T* Binocular for hiking and have carried them at least four times a week for years.
I really like the offset hinge. It is much more user-friendly than the traditional double hinge found on most smaller binoculars.
For their intended purpose they are superb. I like them well enough that I bought my wife the Zeiss Victory 10x25 T* Binocular version and she loves hers.