Pros: Solid entry-level binocular that’s comfortable and easy to use. Light, yet robust, this is an easy to handle binocular with good all-round ergonomics. Optically it delivers an impressively bright, sharp image across most of the wide field of view. Neutral colour balance, great contrast and minimal chromatic aberration.
Cons: Slight “halo” effect on the periphery of the view evident in some lights. Lack of thumb indents on the chassis feels a little strange at first if it’s something you’re used to.
Price: RRP c. €285 (GB£249.99).
Rating: Highly Recommended
Check out the Kite Caiman on the Kite Optics website.
The Kite Caiman is a solid new contender in the entry level 42mm binocular market. While there are a lot of binoculars to choose from in this price range, the Caiman combines excellent optics with great build quality and good ergonomics to deliver more than most at this price point. Optically it matches many binoculars costing significantly more and comes with an impressive 15-year warranty from Kite.
Don’t forget to check out our full review of the Kite Caiman 8×42 here.