From Carol M. in Richmond, CA:
Compact and lightweight
These Pentax Papilio 8.5x21 Binoculars are so compact and lightweight that I take them everywhere. They may become my new daily accessory, right after my watch.
Simple to set up and use. Low cost. The magnification is great, only drawback is the small objective lens diameter--not so useful in early morning or dusk.
Since I haven't used other lightweight binoculars, I have nothing to compare, but I will definitely be keeping these.