A pair of binoculars may not be what every traveller is looking for, but if you are searching for the perfect pair, getting it right is absolutely essential. Whether you're a birdwatcher, a sports fan, or a nature enthusiast, it's crucial to have the right pair on you at all times, wherever you happen to be travelling in the world. But for the avid traveller, whatever you'll be using them for, there can be only one choice. These 10x25 Travelite EX Binoculars from Nikon are compact, lightweight and absolutely brilliant quality for the price. When it's just not convenient to have your 100 ton pair of space binoculars dangling round your neck like a sack of flour, these Nikon's are just the thing.
The thought that's gone into creating these travel binoculars is evident from the outset. They'll slip into a jacket pocket like a dream and the lightweight design makes them even more practical. But that certainly doesn't mean they've lost anything when it comes to image quality. For the price you pay, you get an excellently sharp image, 10x magnification and extremely accurate focus. The outer casing is easy to grip, durable and best of all the eye relief design is extra wide, meaning a comfortable fit to the eyes even if you wear glasses. They're even waterproof up to two metres for five minutes and come with a 10 year guarantee.
It's extremely hard to find fault with these Nikon binoculars. Though they cannot be compared to more powerful (and therefore more expensive) models, they are particularly good value for money. The focus is occasionally a little hard to control, especially when trying to zoom in on long distance objects and some reviewers have slightly disputed their waterproof claim. But the overwhelming majority can only sing their praises and, frankly, we have to agree with them.
Price : £106.00