From Claudia M. in Santa Rosa, CA:
My hiking binoculars
I was helping a friend choose a pair of binoculars for birding. She chose the Eagle Optics NEW Ranger ED 8x32 Binocular after comparing with two other choices.
I currently use Swarovski 10 x 42's which can be heavy on hikes where the emphasis is not on birding. I was so impressed with her Ranger that I got a pair as well!
The Rangers have a good feel in the hand- are light and compact which is great for my needs. The image is bright and crisp and I am very pleased with my purchase- great binoculars at a good price.