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A nature enthusiast's desire to provide others with quality optics at a reasonable price resulted in the long-popular Eagle Optics Ranger binocular. Well known for its high-performance, the Ranger now includes dielectric coatings that jump reflectivity to more than 99% across the full visible range. That means optimal light transmission and excellent color fidelity. Ranger owners especially favor the superior edge-to-edge sharpness, light weight, durable body, close focus, and affordable price. Eagle Optics provides a Platinum Protection lifetime, no-fault warranty. See for yourself why our customers love taking the Ranger on a hike down the road or a trip around the world.
Fully Multi-coated Lenses
Increase light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces.
Enhances resolution and contrast through roof prisms.
Dielectric Prism Coatings
Optimize light transmission.
Optimize light transmission.
Appreciated for a streamlined shape and durability.
Provides a secure, non-slip grip.
Twist up and down for comfortable viewing with or without eyeglasses.
Center Focus Wheel
Adjusts both binocular barrels at the same time.
Right Eye Diopter
Adjusts for differences in a user's eyes. Located by the right eyepiece.
Can be mounted using standard ¼-inch threading. Adapter sold separately.
Optics are sealed with O-rings to prevent moisture, dust, and debris from getting inside the binocular.
Barrels are filled with nitrogen gas to inhibit internal fogging.
I was looking for a new set of binoculars to replace my Nikon Travelite III 10x25 compacts for birding. I did a LOT of research on paper and emailed customer service with a list of questions (which they promptly answered). They indicated that the Atlas' had the best optics among a list of binoculars < $400 I sent them, including the EO Rangers and Nikon Monarchs.
I decided to order two pairs - Atlas Intrepid ED 10x42 and the Eagle Optics Ranger 10x42 to compare them side-by-side and return the one I didn't keep.
Eagle Optics - Smaller, lighter, fairly good resolution; had trouble getting them adjusted to create a clean circle of light (vs. crescents); noticed significant purple/green fringing from chromatic aberrations on high contrast subjects (like the edge of snow drifts), even in the center; some visual blurring around the edges
Atlas - longer, 5 ounces heavier, felt sturdy/solid; noticeably clearer and lighter picture; significantly less purple green fringing; cheaper carrying case though; $100 more expensive (EOs were on sale) but probably worth it
In either case, both were better than what I have. I'm happy to report that snow is now 'white' with my new binoculars (instead of cream-colored on my old Nikons).
All rounded best in class
Quinn from Manu Biosphere Reserve, Peruvian Amazon
Our reserve has over 420 birds species currently listed, and with each occupying different habitats, from dense regenerating forest, bamboo patches to open forest clearings, the 10X42 Ranger provides excellent functionality across all habitats and environments. The intense moisture is not a problem with this model and their light weight compact size makes them excellent for longer forest walks. All round excellent binoculars, a definitive must for forest birders.
WB from PA
I upgraded from a pair of Nikon Sportstar 10x25s to these a few months back. The improvement was dramatic, especially in light-gathering. I struggled with my Nikons at dawn/dusk and in bad weather: I don't have that problem with the Ranger SRT. Image clarity's outstanding, no fogging so far (even on cold mornings), they're fairly light weight. In short, I don't have a single complaint about these binoculars.
my first field glasses
Daniel from AK/ mobile
Previous to this I have used the high powered scopes on our boat, which are good for the job - but I needed field glasses. Field Biologist friend recommended these. Good color, smooth focus and comfortable in hand. Have used them everyday for month plus, and hope they hold up for the long run!
Buy quality now, cheap in long haul
Trent O. from Windsor, WI
In the past I have always purchased and used more economy based optics for hunting and wildlife watching but after a few years, I was always looking for a new pair of bi's. I stepped outside my comfort zone and parted with more money than usual to get into a pair of Eagle Rangers and am elated I did. The picture is crisper and just handling them I notice a big difference and know these are a long-term investment and will be cheaper than my previous pairs. Cheers to the Eagle Ranger 10 x 42!
Superb for birding
Judy from Indiana
Love these binoculars! The Ranger SRT 10x42 is the best I've ever looked through. Birding just got much, much better.
I love these binocs!
Graham W. from Longwood, FL
I purchased a pair of these a few months ago and I absolutely love them! I had a pair of decent Nikon binocs that these replaced and the difference in image quality between the two is night and day. I am thoroughly impressed. I decided to go with this pair based on lots of other birders comments and the excellent Eagle warranty (and price of course). The size and weight makes them convenient to carry and I love the close focus ability for butterflies and dragonflies. I would highly recommend these binocs!
Had a successful hunt opening day Deer season
David from US
I am really pleaseed with these eagle optics (Ranger SRT 10X42) I would recommend these to anyone that I know and have reccomnded these bino's to alot of friends already.These Bino's are great they are clear, they gather so much light, and bring the deer upclose and clear.The price was great. I have hunted for about 30 years and have always had inexpensive binoculars and have only spotted about three or four deer with with my old bino's, and the very first day that I hunted with these bino's I spotted seven deer, and one of them was my buck that I harvested. Thanks Eagle optics so much.What a top notch product.I would buy this product again!!!!
Paula from Kennedale, Tx
I went on a birding trip to River Legacy Park in Arlington, Tx. It was very humid that morning and got hotter as the morning progressed. Every so often as he group was viewing a bird someone would remark how their 'nocs were fogging and it was hard to see. And I'm thinkin', "What fog?." And alot of their 'nocs were pricier than mine, but not better!
Will from Onancock, Va.
I bought these after borrowing a pair from a friend, I have found that the image is clear and bright and for the price I have used nothing better. I have enjoyed using them , and every one who has used them has been impressed.
Love my new Eagle Rangers
Hilary from Tucson, AZ
Great service on receiving my Rangers. I took them on vacation and really enjoyed being able to see more of what I was looking at than with my previous bins. I was especially pleased at the speed with which I received the Rangers as I wanted to take them with me to view the Total Solar Eclipse on July 11 in the South Pacific. They performed very well. My brother in law did the research for me as he is a serious (life list) birder.
Paula Channell from Texas
I would definiely recommend these 'nocs. The difference between 8.5 and the 10 x was surprising. The viewing was clear and the focus quick and sharp as were the colors. Great lighting, I love these!
Mark A. Brogie from Creighton, Nebraska
For the price, this is an excellent optic. The close focusing ability of these binocs is amazing. I bird with them almost every day and am extremely pleased with them. I have recommended them to others and know they are also pleased with their purchase.
Paula C from Kennedale Tx
Just received my 'nocs and they are great! I am having to think twice about what I'm looking at since I was used to 8.5x42's. The size and clarity difference is tremendous. I would recommend these to all!
Tough Housing, Great Warranty
Matthew Alexander from Portland, OR
I have a pair of EO Ranger 10x42's that I bought in the late 1990's and used up till mid 2010. As a professional ornithologist, I have used those binos in every habitat from the desert, to north pacific rainforests, to tropical islands, to the Rocky Mountains, to Costa Rica, and on numerous pelagic trips - for point count surveys, nesting surveys, aerial raptor surveys, and casual birding. Aside from minor scratches, those binos are still in tip top shape. In 2008, we bought two pairs of the EO Ranger SRT 10x42's for my consulting company. They have really taken a beating and still work great. My co-worker even ripped the eyecup off his pair. He sent it back to EO and they fixed the eyecup and cleaned out approximately a thousand hours of Great Basin Range dust and grime free of charge! Pros - tough housing, light weight, close focus, great warranty Cons - depth of field always seems small making it tough to get the "perfect" focus, dull color reproduction compared to some binos slightly more expensive.
These are great binos and I have numerous friends and associates that have bought Ranger's after trying mine. My real complaint is that EO doesn't make a better model with ED glass.
A Good Buy
Donald J Treacy from Arnold, MD
We wanted a good but moderately priced set of binoculars for bird watching. We own several pairs and found that this set ranks with the very best of them in optical quality but is at least five times less expensive than ones of similar optical quality. The advertisements were accurate. Thank you.
Eagle Optics Ranger SRT 10x42
Linda from OH
This is the third pair of Eagle Optics Ranger SRT 10x42 Binoculars I have purchased. The first pair was 8+ years ago for our son who works in jungles. His pair has seen extremely hard use and been cleaned and tuned up by Eagle Optics for return to the same wet, muddy conditions with no slip in quality. The second pair was for my husband- a replacement for a trusted brand which finally wore out and could not be repaired. I enjoy the weight of my new binocs which replace a pair of very fancy 10x42s that are too heavy for me to use for extended periods. The brightness is superb, and focus is very sharp. In all respects these are excellent for all types of field work.
Bins for South Africa
Ed Stedman from Boston, Ma
This is actually the 2nd pair of Ranger SRT 10x42s that I have purchased and I love them. We recently planned a 3 week trip to South Africa and I decided to give my friend, the organizer of the trip, a pair of binoculars. I priced many other brands, but ultimately chose this pair. They are lighter than others binoculars in there class, the clarity of viewing is superb and focusing is both fast and easy. I presented the binoculars to my friend who fell in love with them and did not take them off the whole time we were there. Cannot recommend these highly enough.
Ranger SRT 10x40 Review
Hank Chary from Newmarket, NH
Excellent optics and great close focus. Easily equivalent to my "top of the line" binocs. The only down side is that the focus knob turns opposite what I'm used to, but that's easy enough to overcome. I would recommend these optics to anyone.
Veronica Guzman from Texas
We are very pleased with these binoculars. The life-time warranty is an excellent feature.
Ease of use
David Witham from Maine
I have had these binoculars for a couple years now and they go everywhere with me. They're light weight and very fast focusing to catch that fast escape artist I just have to see. I would recommend these binoculars to anyone, especially someone looking for a reasonably priced, comfortable birding tool. Oh, I have 50 years birding experience so I know what I'm talking about too. Thanks Eagle Optics, David Witham
Moran Segoli from USA
We think it was worth the money - even though it is a lot of money. We checked it with our old binocular when there wasn't a lot of light and this one was much better than our old one.
Keith Evans from The Hague
As I have grown the Mrs' interest in birding we decided to get another pair of binocs. We have a Ranger SRT 8x42 from a few years ago so decided to try out the 10x's. Absolutely no let down. The optics, clarity, field view, etc. are stellar. Light, rugged, the 10x's we got this year seem to be a bit lighter and smaller than our older 8x's. I shopped around and really wanted to try another brand, but all the reviews and pricing led us back to Eagle Optics. Like I said, absolutely no let down. My brother is a "super-birder" and has all the high end optics (binocs and scopes). I've seen em, they're great, but until you're ready to really drop some $$$, you can't go wrong with the Ranger SRT's.
Mary from San Diego
Great binos. Not too heavy, easy to focus and clean. Let ample light in for close up viewing of butterflies.
Great, clear view
Becky from Rochester NY
I recently started bird watching and was looking to upgrade from my old, heavy and not so great binoculars. These are very easy to use. I get an incredibly clear view even with my glasses on. I love the way the covers are tagged on to the binoculars. They feel light and the strap is very comfortable. I've looked at 8 x and 10x binoculars in a store, and am very happy I went with the 10x's. I'm just amazed at what a great, light and clear view I get looking at birds in my backyard, across fields, etc...
Why I bought the Ranger SRT 10x42
Colin Evans from Cincinnati, Ohio
About 2 years ago I purchased the Ranger SRT 10x42 after researching for days about binoculars. I read customer reviews, read the types of warranties, researched the types of lenses, read about water/fog-proofing, considered weight, etc… After I had learned enough about my options, I thought up a ‘where, why, when and how’ chart to help me make my decision.
Where: This was important because the hikes I typically take are day hikes close to home and around the Appalachian regions in Ohio. It was important to consider the humidity and wetness of the area since plain lenses can fog up easily, so water and fog proof binos were a must. Weight was not much of an issue because most of the day hikes I take do not require heavy packs, so in this case I could handle a bulkier pair of binoculars. Even in the dark spots of the forests the 10x42’s allow light to pass through extremely well.
Why: For me, I wanted to see the local wildlife up close without having to get close to it or disturb it. 10x42 seemed to be a good choice as long as I could keep them steady in my hands. I also wanted to be able to pull them out quickly and be able to look through them without needing a tripod to hold them in place. *The SRT does have a mounting hole in the middle for a tripod connection if you want to have a steady view without holding them.
When: The ‘when’ can be both expected and unexpected when viewing wildlife, so for me I wanted a pair of binoculars that could be pulled out easily, focused, and protected during the periods where they weren’t being used. The rubber flip cups and eye piece protector allow me to quickly flip them off when I want to view something and are easy to slip back on when I’m finished.
How: While thinking about how I view wildlife through binoculars, eye pieces became a big deal to me. Flip cups in the eye pieces of the SRT are perfect for me because they allow people who wear glasses and people who don’t to easily switch back and forth to see through them. Having this option was a good idea to me because sometimes I’m wearing glasses and sometimes I’m not depending on the expected or unexpected wildlife sightings. Also, I like to hand them to the other people so they can see the wildlife easily whether they are wearing glasses or not.
I've had these for two years now and have found them to be just as good as the serious high-end binoculars that were being sold at the time.If you're a park wanderer or day hiker, these may be just for you.
Pura Vida Costa Rica.
David Rodriguez Arias from Monteverde, Costa Rica
I work every day watching birds!!and I love it..I had another kind of brands but the RANGERS SRT are the best binoculars that i bought...come to Costa Rica and watch more of 900 sps of birds!!Quetzals Trogons Humminbirds, Threehunters, Warbles, and more... ;) bye!! PURA VIDA COSTA RICA!!!
Best bins for your buck!
Jon Anderson from PMB, South Africa
Having used many brands of binoculars in the past for birding, I was skeptical about anything that cost less than $500. However, I was more than pleasantly surprised by the Ranger series from Eagle Optics. I was introduced to them by a professional bird guide who raved about them although he uses and is endorsed by Swarovski. In African conditions, I am faced by extreme humidity, weather changes and serious light variances but the Rangers have come up trumps on all occasions from the darkest forest patch to the brightest patch of grassland. Since using the Rangers, I have honestly never seriously considered purchasing a more well recognized brand at three times the price as the Rangers have been excellent.
I must use these everyday.
Michael Jewell from Houston, Texas
I bought these as a backup for my "name brand" binoculars, but these are so much lighter and a great view, I am using these more and more. I usually carry a camera and heavy lens, so any relief at all is good. Needless to say, I am very pleased, in fact I am heading out for a two week vacation and the only binoculars I am taking are these.
BEST I EVER OWNED
JOHN RICHARDSON from FLORIDA
I bought these for my trip to Alaska. I go nowhere without my eagle binoculars. I did a lot of research before I purchased this pair and it paid off. This is the best I ever owned. I bought a second pair for my wife.