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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.
we purchased the 8x42 almost ten years ago. They got a lot of abuse while bowhunting and backpacking. The service form Eagle Optics was great. We just bought a second set so that we both can have one while out in the field. Can't go wrong with these binoculars and the company standing behind them. Thanks for a super product
Good for Birding
Andy from NYC
I have an older pair of the Nikon action series and needed a 2nd pair to go birding with my wife. When you bird, each person needs their own binocs. Figured we would step up and tried a pair of the Nikon Monarch series. First went to a store and then ordered via their web site. Recieved a bad pair and big pain to return.
Then I ordered these. So these seem pretty comparable to Nikon Monarch. Both are mid priced, about twice the price as action series. Kind of hard to compare fairly, because only used these in the field. Not sure what was up with the Monarchs.
What you get for your extra dollars is a brighter and sharper display. These are a nice, mid-priced pair.
Eagle Optics Ranger 8x42 Binocular
Bob H. from Sarasota Fl
My 8x42 Eagle Optics were missing and I was leading a group of members of The SarasotaCounty Butterfly Club on a field trip. Boy was I lost without my Binoculars. They are a must to identify butterflies species. So many look a lot alike. The close focus is wonderful. We identified 14 species that day. Several of our members were using Eagle Binoculars. They saved the day. I ordered a new pair the next day. PS. They are also great for birding.
Ranger 8x42 binoculars are great!
Sue from New York
I bought a pair for my daughter to use in the field (fisheries and wildlife conservation biologist). I tried them out myself first on the neighborhood birds and decided to ask for a pair for myself for Christmas! Can focus quickly and see beaks/feathers/everything in great detail. The lifetime guarantee is also a plus.
tim k. from geneva, il
Excellent clarity, lightweight, sturdy. Great buy!
The Search is Over
Raquel J. from Austin, TX
The Eagle Optics Ranger 8x42 binocular is just what I needed. Easy focus and top clarity, just what I needed to see the beauty of the birds and their features. Researched a lot of brands, and I'm glad I settled on the Ranger binolular. Great investment.
Deborah V. from Pentwater, MI
I love these binoculars for the clarity of viewing, size, and weight. I would definitely recommend these to my fellow birders.
Ranger 8x42 review
Mike from Wisconsin
Very durable. Excellent for the use of birding. Very clear and easy to use
Zach from California
I purchased the Eagle Optic Ranger 8x42 binoculars based on the many reviews and the price point. I have not been disappointed. I would highly recommend these binoculars for pleasure to serious bird-watching and wildlife viewing. I cannot comment on their durability as I have only had them about a month.
The company provided great customer service. The on-line videos were very helpful. The product I received was as advertised and delivered promptly. I would definitely shop at Eagle Optics again.
Best value binoculars
Kelly from US
I've owned my 8x42 Ranger Platinum Class binoculars for 10 years now, and am a professional biologist who carries them with me roughly 200 days out of the year in rough conditions. They've held up really well, and on the occasion where they were accidentally broken under a very heavy item, Eagle Optics did an excellent job fixing them under warranty! I've been recommending these with more and more confidence over the years, and will continue to do so, as they function at a level that usually costs far more in one of the older name brand products. Way to be top notch on value and performance Eagle Optics!
Met all expectations
MNNature Watcher from U.S.A.
The Eagle Ranger is perfect for Bird and Wildlife watching. Lightweight and easy to focus. Very satisfied.
Jonathan G. from Asheville
Easy purchase. I do not know enough about optics to have much other opinion.
Love our new binocs
Judy from Cape Cod
We purchased these binoculars on the advice of an expert birding friend. Our primary purpose was for an upcoming trip to Alaska. However, we have found them wonderful to use for our own birding here on the Cape and to spot sea birds, boats at sea, and other places too far distant to make out details. They provide crystal clear views of all that we have zoomed in on. And the individual eye focuses allow both of us to find the perfect vision needed for bird watching.
Best Binocs for the money and best warranty
Larry from California
I purchased a pair Ranger Platinum Class 10X42 binocs over 10 years ago, and they have had some rough handling over the years. I have sent them back to Eagle Optics twice in that 10 year span and each time they have been returned to me quickly and in like new condition. The response and warranty coverage has been fantastic. I feel that they have been the BEST purchase I have ever made for the money and quality of an outdoor product.
I recently gave a good friend a pair of Vortex binocs as a gift because I trust that they are a great gift for the price and that Vortex will stand behind the warranty as Eagle Optics has for me. When I have been asked by friends what binoculars I might recommend, I always direct them to Eagle Optics.
Thank you, Eagle Optics for being a company I can trust for value and warranty service.
I have been a backpacker, birder and traveler for 35 years and my binoculars always go with me! If I lost them, I would purchase another pair immediately.
Excellent binoculars, more than I expected
David H. from Rockford, IL
These were bought for me as a gift from my children, and not being familiar with Eagle Optics I assumed these were a low cost item that the kids could afford. I was more than surprised at the superior clarity and optics, the excellent construction and ease of use. Once I used them I knew that they had to cost a great deal; I estimated they must be in the $500 range. When I saw the list price of $300 I was truly amazed. The light weight just adds to the usefulness of these great binoculars.
Fine, light binoculars
Heather C. from Connecticut
These binoculars were bought to replace my much heavier and larger ones. I'm in my 70's, love to bird, but have trouble with cataracts and arthritis and needed something lighter and brighter. The Rangers have a very sharp and clear image with lots of light, and weigh at least a third less than my old ones. The focus action is smooth and responsive and I have no trouble using them with one hand while steadying myself with the other! Very happy with them, and the price is excellent, especially considering the quality.
Ranger 8 x 42
Linda from camarillo
I bought myself these binocular for my 50th birthday and to take with me to Yellowstone. I've been using them to observe birds in my backyard and love the clarity. It's one of the best birthday gifts I have ever bought myself.
Les from Texas
Good optics. Not too heavy. Easy to use.
I had no idea!
Lynn from Sandston, va
Wow, birds really do have eye rings! Why did I not upgrade years ago? I love these glasses, light, compact, powerful. And I appreciate the guarantee since they join me in a kayak.
My 8x42 binocular
Boni J. from Markesan, Wi.
The on line information was easy to understand. I ordered on line and they came in just a few days. They are a comfortable size & weight. They adjust easily. They fit on top of my glasses...How wonderful it that ? I am pleased.
Eagle Optics Ranger 8x42 binocular
Greg from USA
I was looking at all the other popular brands of binoculars, and then came across the Eagle webpage... Had not heard of Eagle Optics before, but after doing some research, it seemed to me the Ranger binoculars matched or beat the well established name brand specifications. My friends strongly recommended I stick with the established manufacturers.... I took the chance, followed my heart ... and glad I did. Very clear, bright,and easy to use. The Eagle Ranger binoculars fully exceeded expectations, and perform as described. Im now an Eagle Optics fan. Ordering and delivery was easy and trouble free.. Looking forward to years of service from my Eagle Ranger.
Susan C. from Roswell NM
I am very satisfied with my purchase. As an amateur birder, I was so happy to find something with a close focus and eye relief for such a reasonable price. The videos on the website were surprisingly helpful, and I had never seen anything like them before from another manufacturer. The customer service response time via e-mail was quick, and the people were very helpful and courteous in answering a rather silly, aka stupid, question.
V. S. from Johnston, IA
I was very pleased with my new Eagle Optics Ranger 8 x 42 binoculars. I called before my purchase and received a prompt answer and helpful information from your staff. My new binoculars arrived very quickly after I placed my order, and I'm very pleased with them.
I certainly would recommend Eagle Optics to my friends.
Amber from Charlotte, NC
I love these binoculars. Purchased them in January 2013 and I have gotten so much great use out of them. Considering the price I am very very happy! I know there are better binoculars out there but they are also $2,000-3,000.
I don't think I've missed out with these and use them daily.
Highly recommend them.
Eagle Optics Ranger 8x42 Binocular
Marilyn H. from Camden Maine
Haven't used them a lot yet but so far excellent. Only problem was that I also got the harness and the strap wouldn't go through the side of the binocular where it should. Not enough space. Had to jury rig the thing.
Roy Y. from San Antonio,Tx
These were recommend to me by a friend and am very pleased with them. They are light and easy to adjust. I would recommend this product to anyone.
EO Ranger Excellent for Field Work
Linnea from United States
I have used the Eagle Optics Ranger 8x42 for 7 years now - primarily for avian field research. They are made well and are very durable - my pair has withstood many falls, rainstorms, sand, etc. The lifetime warranty is a huge perk - I've sent in my binoculars a few times for small repairs, and they are returned in near-perfect condition to me. I have 2 small complaints - one is that the glue holding the eye cups on wears out with heavy/wet/field use, and the eye cups spin freely. My other complaint is that in cold or rainy weather, the anti-fog lenses do actually fog up. Overall, well worth the price.
Don R. from Florida
Being a retired wild life biologist I have very often used much more expensive Bino's. These glasses are surprisingly close to them in quality. Great for eyeglass wearers.
Great product and customer service
Beth from Knoxville
My husband wanted binoculars for his birthday to start bird watching. A friend suggested eagle optics. I researched online and called. Website is easy to navigate and customer service was helpful and professional. I would suggest eagle optics to anyone that wants binoculars.
Fran from Wisconsin
Bought the Ranger 8X42 binoculars based on excellent reviews from birding sites. I am a newbie birder but these are such a joy to use compared to two other old and relatively cheap pairs. I wear glasses and these are very accomodating. I really appreciate the greater peripheral vision. It would be nice if the distance amplified was a bit farther.