Rated 4 out of 5 by COKat good optics, very "packable"
I've only taken these on two long hikes, but they performed very well. Great optics for their size. Very compact and easy to store
in your pack. I used additional clips so that they were snug against the shoulder strap of my backpack and hardly knew they were there, until I needed them. Both trips had fair weather, so I can't report how they will do in inclement conditions.
September 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by unhandyman pricey but worth it
Excellent lighting and great merger of eyes into a single view. I bought much cheaper set with the same 10X25 specs but these are a pleasure to look through and to share with others. If you buy quality you only have to cry once.
September 9, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by capebunny Good product overall
I bought these binoculars based on favorable reviews. I wanted something lightweight for travel. They are a little heavier than I would have liked (9.5 oz.) but are compact. I like that they are waterproof and fog proof. They are relatively easy to adjust and the view is sharp and clear. The case and strap are sturdy enough. The one real complaint I have is that the eyepiece protectors fit loosely and are not attached so are easy to dislodge and lose when removing them on the go.
August 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by sweetlifefarm1 Nikon Trailblazer ATB Binoculars
Great little Binoculars powerful enough for birdwatching easy to take on bike trails
May 12, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by kgladybug good clarity & lightweight
These are great lightweight binocs. I had to give them just 4 stars, because they can be difficult to adjust for my pupil width. But overall they are very good. And the size & weight is a real plus for me. I keep them in my car so they are readily available for any unscheduled trips thru the reservoir to look at ducks and bald eagles on the hunt.
February 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by homeschoolmom24 Nikon Trailblazer
This is exactly what I was looking for. My other small binoculars were stolen from my car and I wanted a pair for birdwatching. These are very portable and will be used a lot in my other outdoor activities.
They adjust and focus easily even when wearing glasses.
January 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Theo98 Big Optic Performance in Compact Binos!
The Compact 10x25mm 8218 Nikon trailblazers are water and fog proof, have a wide 342ft FOV, are less than 11oz , are very compact (open or closed with height of only 4"), has a close focusing distance under 12ft and has far superior glass and view than the Bushnell Powerview 10x25. The 8218 clarity and sharpness were only bettered by my own impressive $500 mid-range BX-3's. Only negative is that their focus adjustment (no slop) is quick, making it a challenge to sneak up on a tack sharp image, but it does get there! They will make great backup optics for my hunting trips, all with the support of Nikon's Full lifetime warranty!
January 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by angela99 Perfect for the novice birder!
I got these binoculars for my husband for Christmas. Originally I got them for him thinking he would use them on his hikes, but already he has used them pretty much every day when he goes for a walk to look at birds! He absolutely loves these binoculars. They are lightweight and easy to transport, and on my end of things, they are a great value for the price. I would recommend these as a first pair of binoculars.
December 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TeaLoverinPA What's not to like?
This product lives up to the legendary Nikon reputation. They're light in weight, easy to focus and carry. Magnifying power is adequate for many woodland, outdoors and household uses. Great for birdwatchers! At the price, a real bargain.
September 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 1776 great compact binoculers
Good size, excellent image, good magnification. Excellent product
July 2, 2014