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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.
My husband and I decided to treat ourselves for our wedding anniversary by upgrading our binoculars. I chose the Eagle Optics Ranger 10x42 and cannot be more pleased! They have great optics and I love the close focus. We use ours mainly for birding and other wildlife watching. I had used EO Rangers of smaller magnification in the past. They also had great optics, but I do appreciate the 10X with the ones I have now. Good weight for carrying and easy to handle. Thanks Eagle Optics!
Richard from PA
Richard K. from United States
Great pair of Binoculars. Close focus and bright in dim light plus comfortable to use in my birding activities.
Mardi M. from United States
works well for me - roof inspections - birds and with my glasses on! Really great!
Tried and Proven True
David from Hemingway, SC
I waited until after my last trip to South America to write this review. I bought Eagle Optics' Ranger 10X42 binocs to take with me for a three month stay in South America, primarily for birding and increasing my life list. The binocs survived handsomely the rugged valet handling on the flight south. When I retrieved them, the view was still clean and crisp. The Ranger 10X42 held up through some rugged travel into the pot-holed Chaco desert of Paraguay where the temperatures ranged from 65 high one day and 95 high two days later. The Ranger binocs never failed to give sharp, clear images around the dry salt lakes, no matter whether I was observing flamingos or tiny piculets. With the Ranger 10 X42, I got good looks at 45 new species of birds in the Chaco. I ventured out on five more safaris and my new Eagle Optics Rangers never let me down. My trip north of Rio to observe seabirds was a wet one with rain almost everyday, but not once did my binocs fail me. My 2014 plans are to return to South America again, this time with my son who is a beginning birder. I will buy him the Eagle Optic Ranger 10X42 binocs to carry with him. A fine Christmas gift!
Tried and Proven True
David D. from Hemingway, SC
I delayed writing a review about my Eagle Optics 10X42 binocs until after my recent 3 month stay in South America. The binocs made it through flights ida y vuelta from the States to Asuncion, Paraguay. The binocs made it through birding ventures to Rio's beaches late June and then to Herradura, Argentina, an IBA area. The greatest test came in the windy, sandy areas of the salt lakes near Lagunas Saladas in the wild Chaco of Paraguay during late August. Weather changed as the wind shifted from the south to the north....55 degrees one day and two days later 95 degrees. Through it all the Eagle Ranger binocs gave crisp, clear images of everything from the large seriemas and white-tailed hawks to the tiny white-barred piculets and glittering-bellied emerald hummingbirds. I love the close focus ability. It really works. I love my new binocs and plan on buying my son a pair for Christmas.
Eagle Ranger Binoculars very good for Odonata study
bill P. from Colorado
I've been using the Eagle Ranger 10x42 Binoculars for a couple of months now and I'm very satisfied with them. I chose them because of the close focus (about 5 feet) so I can use them to study dragonflies, damselflies and tiger beetles as well as for birding. They are light weight and seem to hold up very well as I tend to be a little rough on binoculars, I wade through muddy, overgrown marshes, rivers and thickets looking for insects and birds. So far they have been the perfect binocular for me.
Our household so needed these!
Joni B from Seattle, WA
Of course, I know that my excitement over the new binoculars may also be exaggerated by how poor our pair moving in to retirement are. Also, there is a lot of excitement over what one first views. Initially, I was looking out my living room windows. I had to get out the window cleaner and rags.
Next, we took a trip to Birch Bay and amazingly used our binoculars to observe a pair of nesting eagles. Last night, I sat at a John Haitt Zootunes concert and was able to identify all of the airplanes flying over.
Is there any doubt in your minds how happy I am!!?? My only question is are you expected to put the smaller lens protectors on the strap? Is it intentionally split on one side? I am just not quite sure about this.
Eagle Optics Ranger 10x42
Eileen from San Rafael
Light weight, great birding binocs - comfortable strap and lens covers that stay attached
Adam W. from Richmond, VA
I have really been enjoying these binoculars. They are light weight and it's easy to pick up your target. The attached lens covers make it easy to keep the lenses protected. You can focus on objects very close to you, within five feet or so. Definitely worth the price.
K. Saker from Indiana
The 10x42 Eagle Optics Ranger binoculars are very comfortable to hold and very bright! I am very impressed with the razor sharp image. Be sure to check out the lifetime warranty! You can't go wrong.
Jim B. from Minnesota
These binoculars are the brightest and clearest I've ever owned. They're light-weight and easy to focus.
Mary from London,Ontario,Canada
Onwing my binoculars now for about 3 years it is like having Eagle eyes I don't miss a thing, as I am a birder and Nature Photographer, I don't leave home without them, even when I am just going to work I use them on my lunch time, they're the best
Rory C. from Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
The Eagle Optics Ranger 10x42 replaced my Nikon Monarch 8x42 that I bought in 2007. I use the Ranger almost every day for birding. The clarity of the optics is excellent, although I would appreciate more depth of field. They require more turns of the focus wheel than I prefer when there is a significant change in distance. The focus wheel itself was a bit stiff, but loosened up with use since I acquired them three weeks ago. These are minor issues. Overall, the Eagle Optics Ranger 10x42 are relatively easy to use and have excellent optics.
Heath B. from Croton, NY
I appreciate a company that ships fast and wants to have their products reviewed. I bought the 8x42 and 10x42 Ranger binoculars. Usually use the 10 power. Think these are well done for the price.
LOVE my Binoculars!!!!!
Ariel from Urbana, IL
I love my new Rangers, they are absolutely perfect for me. I'm a birder and hopefully in the fall an ornithology grad student. I have a steady hand, and if I didn't I think I would prefer the 8X42s but I love the extra power. These were recommended to me by my lab mates and I am so glad they did, they are wonderful! I would highly recommend them!
Ben from Michigan
I love these binocularsso much I own a pair and bought a pair for my dad for christmas. They are a good compact size and 10x42 give a great view.
celia g. from lakewood, co
Choosing a pair of binoculars is very personal. I had bought Eagle Optics Ranger 8 x 42 years ago and have been very happy with them. I wanted another pair and decided to go with 10 x 42. Although the optics are very good quality, the focus wheel is too stiff for me to use comfortably. I would be using the binoculars for bird-watching and would miss out in the time it takes me to focus, which I can do easily with my current pair with one hand. I was sorry to have to return the 10x 42s.
Ranger 10x42- good binos
Jeff M. from North Carolina
The Ranger 10x42 binos shipped quickly and arrived in good shape. I like the clarity and ease of focusing. They are a little bit heavier than I like for all-day field work.
Great bins for a great price!
Joel P. from Maine
As a wildlife biologist, birder and hunter I spend most of my time in the field and a lot of that time making observations through binoculars. My new Ranger 10x42's have made my "job" even more enjoyable. The ability to identify, sex and age raptors is a crucial aspect of good data collection and the Eagle Optics Rangers are up to the task. Sure, you can spend more $$$ on high end glass, but in my experience the rugged nature of my job leads to a need for a rugged pair of binoculars that aren't going to make you cry when, inevitably, they're dropped or drown during a fierce day in the field. I highly recommend the Ranger 10x42's to anyone that is interested in a quality pair of binoculars that are comparable to units 5x as expensive.
John K. from San Antonio, TX 78232
These are the best binoculars I have ever owned. The optics are fantastic with great clarity and no chromatic aberration. In addition they are very easy to focus. My wife and I expect to have great experiences with these binoculars.
D. Dunn from United States
This is our second pair of Ranger 10x42s. We purchased our first pair after birding in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas last winter and noted that most of the other birders had Eagle Optics Rangers. After receiving the first pair and using them for birding, watching butterflies, and wildlife viewing, we were so impressed with their clarity and ease of focus that we purchased this second pair. They compare favorably with our friend's Swarovskis at significantly less cost.
well rounded binoculars
Ryan from wenatchee wa
I purchased the eagle optic rangers for work use, they are a fair priced clear optics well rounded set of binoculars would highly suggest these to anyone that is not wanting to spend allot of money for clear optics.
Peter from Roanoke, VA
I am very pleased with this purchase. The binoculars are light, attractive, and provide clear, bright views. The clarity is absolutely amazing to me. I'm sure that I will enjoy them for years to come. Thank you for an excellent product at an affordable price.
Tough and clear
Kan from Guam
I was a Wildlife Ranger for the National Park Service in California. I had the Ranger 8x32's issued to me and I kept them in the case in my pack I used everyday. I was careful to put them back in the case every time, but after using them daily and sometimes being in a hurry, I stopped putting them in the case. Over the years this evolved into me just throwing them in my pack and being rough with the pack and so on (I was ALWAYS careful not to be TOO rough!!). Every time I used those binoculars they were ready to go and crystal clear. Getting them wet was no issue either. I am now looking at these 10x42's for all the above reasons. I just wish they came in camo!!
Best bang for the buck
Pat from Bemidji, MN
I just purchased a new Ranger 10x42 binocular after having my previous one stolen. Also stolen were my Ranger 8x42. I had been using these previous ones for many years and they are an excellent value. I have recommended this binocular to many people over the years. The clarity is great, even in dim light situations and I love the close focus when butterflying. They are durable and easy to focus.
A whole new world
Peggy from Baraboo, Wisconsin
I just purchased my first pair of Eagle Optic Rangers on the advice of many experienced birders. I am a new birder and was using very tiny binocs with very little depth. Since I have been using my new Rangers, a whole new world of birds has opened up for me. I can now see a great distance with a clear crisp view. There is no comparison in the colors I can now see, it is truly amazing.
Excellent pair of Binoculars
Lynn from Costa Rica
I use these binoculars for birding and viewing a wide variety of wildlife here in Costa Rica. I find that the optics and light are a perfect fit for what I use them for. I often view from my balcony looking at marine life as well as marine birdlife. The focus is quite accurate and fast. I would definitely recommend these binoculars for anyone who wants a wide range of viewing options.
Ranger 10x42 Binocular
Gary from Colorado Springs, Colorado
I am a beginning birder with just over 1 year's experience. I am delighted with these binoculars. I wear thick eyeglasses, but have no trouble adjusting the focus quickly. Even very remote, very small birds can be seen clearly. The Ranger is lightweight and sturdy. The view is much more precise that the results I got with the Nikons I borrowed from the birding class instructor.
Sight for Sore Eyes
Valarie from MD
These binoculars were a Christmas gift. After years of trying to watch birds with inferior binoculars, these have brought sight to sore eyes. Quick and easy to focus, great focal range, and lots of light inside provide for clear and crisp vision. They are better than I had ever imagined.
Eagle Optics Ranger...YES.
Kenny from Austin, TX
I tried out both the 8 and 10 powered Rangers before I purchased mine- so I new what I was getting. But, after a few weeks of owning them- I like them better than I imagined. Bright and clear optics, easy focusing, fits nicely in my hands. Enjoyed some Couch's Kingbirds and Prothonotary Warblers with them today. You'll like them.