Celestron Outland X 8×25 Binoculars – Fogproof/Waterproof
- MULTI-COATED OPTICS AND BaK-4 PRISMS: Multi-coated optics help obtain high resolution and high contrast views, while the prisms made of BaK-4 glass will give you enhanced color fidelity. Enjoy crisp, detailed views and dependable performance with our Outland X all-around binocular
- WATERPROOF AND FOGPROOF: Designed to withstand all weather conditions, our Outland X compact binoculars have been filled and sealed with dry nitrogen gas for rigorous outdoor use without internal fogging of the lenses
- PROTECTIVE RUBBER COVERING: Our binocular is both durable and well-armored; its rugged exterior ensures protection from all outdoor elements while providing a secure, anti-slip gripping surface. The Outland X is also a great birdwatching binocular
- TWIST-UP EYECUPS FOR QUICK ADJUSTMENT: Large focus knobs make for easy and precise focusing, and twist-up eyecups allow for quick adjustment of eye relief to obtain a full field of view. Eyecups can be easily positioned for use with or without eyeglasses
- UNBEATABLE WARRANTY AND CUSTOMER SUPPORT: Buy with confidence from the world’s #1 telescope brand and a leading sport optics manufacturer, based in California since 1960. You’ll also receive a Limited Lifetime warranty and unlimited access to technical support from our team of US-based experts.
Celestron’s mid-size Outland series was designed to meet the needs of every outdoor enthusiast, from birders and hunters to sports fans to travelers. The optics are multi-coated to obtain high resolution and high contrast views.
The prism are made of BaK-4 glass to give you enhanced color fidelity. The rubber covered Outland X allows for rough and tough handling and the binoculars are waterproof and fogproof and are nitrogen purged for using in all weather environments.
Large focus knobs make for easy and precise focusing and twist-up eyecups allow for quick adjustment of eye relief to obtain the full field of view.
Comfortable straps are pre-attached to the binoculars to make them ready to use. The objective lens covers are semi-attached so they don’t get lost on the 42 mm sizes.
Specification: Celestron Outland X 8×25 Binoculars – Fogproof/Waterproof
|Dimensions||6 × 3 × 6 in|
Steven A. Maze –
This review is for the Celestron 8X42 Outland X. (I say this to clarify because so many Amazon reviews are getting “hijacked” for other products these days! I hope this helps shoppers make a desicion in a world of conflicting reviews and highjacked ratings). These are, for my $100 max budget, exactly what I was looking for. These binoculars rock! I am not a “binocular pro” – just an amature enthusiast who often kayaks Florida’s spring fed rivers. But, I understand optics from former professional experience. I did my homework before settling on this pair in this magnification power 8X42 (more power is NOT always better). I tried other “name brands” at various retails stores — I am glad I gave the Celestrons a shot. Resolving power, magnification light gathering, color fidelity and many other objective and subjective assessments can be made about optics. Right out of the box, my perception was that these lenses where fantastic considering the under $90, I payed for them. I wanted waterproof / fog proof binoculars that I could reliably point and focus from close to far while in a moving/ bobbing kayak. I wanted an offset I could use with prescription glasses. I wanted eye cups that did not collapse easily once set to my liking. I wanted to be able to “close focus” to around 14 feet. I wanted the larger optics for light gathering and better contrast for the shade and bright sunny days on a Florida river. But I didn’t want something bulky and heavy. They have a better build and finish than I expected. The rubberized waterproof finish feels and looks really good. I messed around with them indoors in low light when I unboxed them and I could read lables on food items 30 feet away. They are sharp. The focusing knob and right eye diopter adjustment feel just right—not too stiff, not to loose. The inter pupil distance holds comfortable tight. I hope this helps someone!
These are pretty high quality binoculars, and perform quite well for the price. They come with some nice accessories as well.All of the components work fairly well, except that the eye cup distance adjustment is a little too sensitive. When placing on the rubber eyepiece cover, it will turn/adjust them. You will need them set to maximum if you rest them against your eyes, or set to minimum if you wear glasses.These are pretty good for birdwatching and low-light use.For birdwatching, you want a low magnification such as 7-8, which will allow you to focus closely and have a large field of view so you can easily track movement. For night/low light use, you want the largest objective lens possible, to let a lot of light in. 42mm is fairly large for objective lenses (7×50 would be better, but you would have to switch to a porro-prism design which results in a full sized/heavy binocular.If you want binoculars for looking at stars, I would suggest getting the 10×42 version as a minimum. A large objective lens and large zoom will help a lot. So you may want to consider a zoom binocular with a tripod. A telescope would be even better :3These are 8×42, which is fairly uncommon, and on the large size for a BAK-4 setup. 8x is perfect for a large FOV and a close focal length (it’s something like 9 feet to infinity). The large 42 objective lens is fairly large, which gives you good vision in low-light conditions, as well as further expanding the FOV. BAK-4 is going to give you the best quality, which is quite noticeable compared to other BAK prisms, or the cheaper Porro prisms.I suspect that these are from the same Chinese manufacturer as many of the generic unbranded/fakebranded 8-10×48 BAK-4 binocs floating around, that run 60$ -80$ range. The company logo is a plastic sticker on a removable nut. The “outlandx” lettering wipes right off with your finger. Even if they are from the same factory, the pricing here is fair, and generally US based companies will do their own QC to weed out any of the lower-end units that will slip through with the cheaper brands. Re-branding aside, the overall quality is quite good. The housing is completely wrapped in a thick rubber shell. It’s glued down fairly well and should provide plenty of durability. The lenses are clear, and they are sealed/waterproofed, so you don’t have to worry about particles/humidity ever appearing in them.You can mount it to a tripod if you wish, by unscrewing the logo cap.The objective lens covers have a ring to hold them on to the binoculars, and are tight enough that they won’t fall off when flipped down.The eyepiece cover is flexible, and split on one side. You can easily tie a lanyard (like paracord) around the unsplit side, and clip that to the included neck strap, so you won’t have to worry about losing it.The included neck strap is fine, and will adjust short enough to let you carry these high on your chest, or low at your waist.The included bag is is padded, and decently made. It has a clip-on strap and two D-rings. There is also a pocket where you can keep a small booklet, or the microfiber cleaning cloth.
Jennifer K. –
For what they are worth, these are good binos. I use them for birding out my backyard but would never consider taking them into the field for a few reasons:Pros:InexpensiveGood quality images/views for what they offerMy 9-11 year olds enjoyed them and found easy to use.Comfortable but a bit heavyCons-They produce dark images – not enough light gets in causing quicker eye fatigue especially in the earlier mornings and twilight.-Right eye piece is adjustable for custom visual fit, however it seems to easily go out of focus from one day to the next.- Focus is not fine enough. I find it very easy to roll past my focus point and have to “back up” and refocus. I have very good manual dexterity and fine motor skills but still experience challenges getting to my image quickly.I think these would make an excellent pair of binos for a kid interested in birding, possibly a new birder, or as an extra pair to loan a friend if your going to introduce someone to birding. BUT I’d be cautious and forewarn the user that these binos are a bit “tempemental” and adjusting takes a bit of rolling back and forth with. I’m in the market for a second pair of binos to keep by another birding window of my house and am hesitant to buy a second pair.
no idea –
Bought these for a birthday present for my partner as we were travelling to south Africa for safari, best investment and present yet! Light weight, perfect size for carrying with very good magnification and image quality. Good in low light conditions and nice feel to them, easy to use given I am a novice and easy to use with or without glasses! Would reccomend for any trip for looking at wildlife, be it safari animals, penguins on a beach or birds &seals off the coast!
T. Langenhorst –
We bought these binoculars to take on a trip in the Arctic. The picture quality, the brightness and clarity were fantastic and showed us amazing things. We were operating at ~ 5-8 degrees Celsius, so not very cold conditions. the binos were very easy top operate. as we were sharing between to of us, and one of us wears glasses, we were adjusting a lot. I would highly recommend these.
Mr. S. J. Clifford –
These are good value for the money. The picture is pretty clear, they feel good quality and the features are nice. The only negative in my opinion is the level of eye relief offered, not ideal for glasses. It may be better to get the 8×25 if you wear glasses, as I expect it has a larger exit pupil.
Works nicely and feels solid for the price. Small enough to take with you everywhere and tuck into a coat or pocket, unlike bigger bins which give the impression you’re on safari in the local park! Only downsides are that the strap it comes with is very cheap, there are no lenscaps, and the eye relief is low even with the eyecups extended so I found myself smudging the lenses a few times with my eyelashes (you definitely can’t expect to use them with glasses).
Bought as a Xmas present for my husband and he loves them. Bought on the recommendation of the previous reviewers, so thank you everyone. Husband is amazed at the clear vision & how far he can see. Love the carry bag that came with them with a handy shoulder strap.
This is a great product.I bought these binoculars for bird watching & they are ideal.A very clear image,letting in lots of light at dawn & dusk.Im no expert,but I’m sure these binoculars can hold there own against more expensive binoculars.Great value for money.
Jane Eyre –
Used these binoculars on a trip to Canada where I needed them to spot whales and other wildlife. These are phenomenal quality for the price. I highly recommend!
Bought to replace our old heavy pair, these are perfect nice and lightweight and great viewing on our days out racing.
Mr. Martin Riley –
Really great quality item and reasonable cost.I use them for nature watching and coastal watch duty, far superior to the ones at the lookout.
I ordered these on Amazon at 6.30 on Saturday with expected delivery date of the following Wednesday. Anyway the follow morning I received an email from Amazon that I could pick them up from my pick up point.I’ve only had these binoculars for a few hours but have been using them at the airport.The binoculars are excellent build quality and the image is clear and bright. I cannot fault them.Also there is a limited lifetime warranty which is better than some of the other makes I have been looking at.Would definitely recommend.
JAMES CAIRNEY –
I am very impressed with the quality of these binoculars, very clear vision and easy to focus, build quality is good. I paid over £300 for my last pair and I can say these are just as good, very happy with them, paid £75 on Amazon
I can’t praise these enough, lightweight, great magnification and a good price.I now take these everywhere with me on my walks,perfect for bird identification whether still or flying and also looking out to sea.Don’t take my word for it get them and you won’t be sorry.