Pros: Crisp, detailed views at a price that’s hard to believe. Packed with premium features you normally only see on much more expensive binoculars. Lightweight and robust thanks to its magnesium alloy chassis.
Cons: Not many… a little softening evident around the field edge, but not noticeable in normal use. Focus wheel has a bit more resistance than I was expecting, but you soon get used to it.
Price: RRP of the 8×42 model reviewed here is €269.99 in Ireland, (GB£189.99), but shop around to find better prices online
Rating: Highly Recommended
With its new Endurance ED range British company Hawke packs an impressive array of high-end features, and great optical performance, into a robust lightweight package that’s comfortable to carry and easy to use. There’s an awful lot to like about the Endurance ED, and very little to criticise at a price that is, quite frankly, unbelievable.
Can you get better optics… yes. Can you get better optics for the price… I’m not so sure.
View the Endurance ED 8×42 on the Hawke Optics website.