June 01, 2023
How many times have you been driving along in your truck and stopped to check out something that caught your eye and when you reach for your binoculars you realize that they’re not where you usually keep them? Let’s face it, most folks don’t want to stow one of their most valuable pieces of hunting gear in the vehicle all year long, for a variety of reasons that we don’t need to go into here. The good news is that Vortex has a solution — and the timing couldn’t be better.
So, let’s get this out of the way first — the all-new Vortex Triumph HD 10x42s have a suggested retail price just under $100. That’s a solution in and of itself.
But the real beauty of this all-new roof prism binocular isn’t just the price point but its HD Optical System featuring select glass elements for exceptional resolution, color, sharpness, and light transmission. All air-to-glass surfaces have anti-reflective coatings for enhanced clarity and performance in low-light situations.
This rubber armored and nitrogen purged (read as shockproof, waterproof, and fogproof), and even tripod-ready optic measures just 6.1x5.0 inches and weighs only 22.9 ounces, and it matches perfectly to the provided neck strap, Glasspak Binocular Harness, and case. (The optic also comes with tethered objective lens covers, rainguard eyepiece cover, and lens cloth.)
The specs continue with interpupillary distance from 55mm-75mm, eye relief at 17.0mm, close focus at 15.3 feet, angular field of view is 6.4 degrees and 334 feet at 1,000 yards.
The bottom line is, while our general recommendation regarding the purchase of optics is always to buy the best you can afford, there’s a time and place for an everyday binocular — one that you can leave in plain view at all times — and one that you’ll never question tossing to a youngster so they can discover for themselves that what you saw along the roadside woodlot was indeed a dappled fawn or a young whitetail buck in shiny velvet.
Check out the new Vortex Triumph HD 10x42s at a retailer near you or visit VortexOptics.com for more info.