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Just because the Eagle Optics Shrike sells for a budget-friendly price doesn't mean you'll suffer with dark, fuzzy images. As a matter of fact, the Shrike's image quality, strong build, and ample field of view will surprise you! Waterproof and fogproof protection means you don't have to pamper this binocular. Best of all, the Shrike comes with the Eagle Optics Platinum Protection unlimited, unconditional lifetime warranty.
Fully Multi-coated Lenses
Increase light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces.
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 own a pair of binoculars for three times this price retail. I would rate them a 10/10 overall - it's hard to get better. These I would rate an 8/10 overall - there are some distortion problems around the edges and there's a bit of a halo effect. However, with price in mind, it's hard to get much better than this. If you have the money, spring for the Eagle Optics Rangers - they are top-quality and a great value. If you can't or don't want to spend that kind of money, the Shrikes will serve you well. The neoprene-padded strap and soft case that they come with are very nice, too.
Fred W. from West Virginia
I purchased these binoculars as a recommendation by Dr. Scott Shalaway for bird watching. They are everything that he said they would be and perfect for watching the birds at my feeders this winter. Very user friendly and easy to setup. I am anxious to use them this summer while vacationing and traveling. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
Ray from Vermont
These are great binoculars, as good as binoculars costing many times more. The image is clear and bright and the mechanisms are smooth.
Shrike Binoculars for Grandson
Clem K. from Bellevue, NE
I have been a long time birder and recently found my young grandson is interested in birds. I purchased the Eagle Optics Shrike 8x42 Binoculars for his birthday and first pair of binoculars. I checked them out before they were given to him and found them to give a clear image, were easy to focus, and easy to adapt to various distances. My grandson, having never had a previous pair of his own, found them very easy to adjust to. Excellent binoculars for the price and beginners.
Donna S. from chandler, arizona
I purchased Eagle Optics Shrike 8x42 binoculars for a birding class I was taking. They worked great on the field trip and the instructor said that the Eagle Shrike are the loaners that they use.
I'm very pleased with this purchase and would recommend the binoculars to anyone needing birding binoculars.
Alyssa from United States
These binoculars are a very good quality product. I highly recommend them to get the bang for your buck.
Good bin for the buck
Beau from Illinois
This is a great binocular for the price, though I've only had it for a month so can't speak for its durability. It's focus is very clear and it is easy to use. The rain guards are very loose though, and need to be tied down. Focus is easy. The one big issue I have is that the field of view is distorted significantly for about a millimeter around the outer edge. This significantly reduces the field.
John C. from Glendale Heights, IL
We were first introduced to the Shrikes while participating in our first Bird Walk at Cantigny Park. I immediately purchased two of them for us. They are fabulous. Besides watching birds, I also enjoy watching airplanes through them. Very crisp and clean images. Thanks.
Kim M. from TN
We used binoculars for our Alaskan Cruise. They worked great. They were easy to focus and use with glasses.
Nice at any price
Greg I. from United States
My first binoculars and I now don't feel like I will need to purchase any others. I'm impressed by their optics especially after comparing with other more expensive units.
Eagle Shrike 8x42
Jim C. from MI
Saw the great price and read reviews on Eagle Website. Made the purchase to facilitate birding. This buy is even better than expected. Nice size and feel, easy adjustment,very clear optics, no mirage, and better than some friends more expensive binoculars. I am extremely pleased with this product. What a value!!
What to buy the son who has everything...
Joan S. from Waterville, ME 04901
I took a birding class at Colby last spring and it was the consensus of those attending the class that the best buy for us beginning birders was the Shrike 8X42.O have enjoyed using my pair.
Since that time I have been giving books about birds to my grandchildren. With my son having a birthday this spring, I bought him the binoculars to use with for birding with his sons. He was very pleased to get them...
Eagle Optics Shrike 8x42 Binocular
Joyce C. from Durham, NC
These are very nice binoculars. I would recommend them.
Mombo6 from Michigan
We gave these binocs to our young daughter (8) who is becoming interested in birding. The optics look very good in them and she is enjoying having a decent pair. Maybe not quite as bright as a higher end binoc. Considering another pair down the road for one of our sons. Good quality for the price!
sight for sore eyes.
pauline from United States
after reading reviews, i thought i'd buy these binoculars. they are great for the price and my beginner level bird watching. no complaints, except for the Styrofoam packing peanuts.
janice from kansas
I'm not knowledgable about binoculars. These are easy to use and comfortable, and I have been satisfied.
Eagle Optics Shrike
Doug A. from Naches, WA
Recently purchased these to replace an older pair of Eagle Optics Voyager, which I have carried for the last 10 years or so. The Voyager is comparable to the Shrike as both are Eagle Optics lower end binoculars. In spite of their low price they are built with amazing quality, and who can match their guaranty. I will never own another brand except Eagle Optics. By the way my wife fell in love with the Voyagers, which is why I had to buy another pair of Binoculars in the first place.
Chuck from Gainesville, FL
As an 82 year old beginning birder, I felt the need for a good pair of binoculars. After considerable research I reached the conclusion that the Eagle Shrike had all of the features I was looking for at an affordable price. I am a volunteer at Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park in Florida. The Park is on the Florida Birding Trail. There have been sightings of 287 species of birds in the park, so I have had ample use of my new Shrike and I couldn't be more pleased. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a good pair of binoculars for under $100.
Eagle optics shrike 8x42
Chris from Nj
Excellent product fast shipping
Evelien from California
Awesome binoculars! Good price and good product. :) This was exactly what I was looking for to do some beginning bird watching.
Great value for money
Laura from Greendale, Wisconsin
For a beginning birder, these are excellent full size binoculars: Well constructed, lightweight, easy to handle, bright and crisp image, and under $100! I would highly recommend them.
Jim from Missouri
I purchased these binoculars for my wife. She wears glasses and has a hard time finding binoculars. The other reviews here were very helpful and the binoculars have been great, she really likes them. I would certainly recommend them to others.
Excellent Value: More Pros than Cons
Barry R. from Venice, FL
I bought a classroom set of the Eagle Optics Shrike 8 x 42 binoculars. It amazes me that for under $100 you can get a light weight, waterproof, full size binocular this well constructed. For high school age beginning birders this is more binocular than they need. The lenses are good, the field of vision is adequate and the body has an excellent feel. The cons are the lack of close focus and slightly tight focus wheel. The pros are light weight, easy to handle, better lens caps than more expensive models (such as Nikon Monarch), twist up eye piece, and an excellent warranty. Anyone on a budget should give these binoculars a serious try. I give them my highest recommendation if you are on a budget, and in general rate them very good. Serious birders could leave a pair in your car at all times as a backup. You will not find a better binocular for under $100 period.
Iris C. from Massachusetts
Very clear image, well-made, sturdy, and with the Eagle optics care guarantee. Amazing at the price, couldn't imagine better. Feel grateful to have such a great pair of binoculars that I can afford, and have been recommending it to everyone.
Rolf from California
I have used these in the field a couple of times since getting them a few weeks ago. I am pleased with the brightness of the image with these lenses and love the rotating eye cups for glasses wearers. Good value for the price. I look forward to using them for years to come.
My favorite binoculars
Rennie T from West Virginia
In the short time that I have owned these binoculars, they have become my favorite pair. I use them for bird watching and they are clear and crisp, allowing great detail, even on birds a good distance away. I'm thinking about buying another pair for my wife so she won't keep borrowing mine.
My Eagle Optics, one of my dearest companions!
Courtney C. from New Hampshire
I bought my first pair of Eagle Optics 8x42 Platinum Ranger Class binoculars years ago when I was living in Zambia. And over the years they have been my dearest companion. I have looked through many binoculars and scopes over the years, and for whatever reason, my binoculars are unsurpassed. On a recent Audubon bird count we were looking for the peregrine falcon's roost, I found it...though i didn't say anything (because there is always enough "first footers" in any group of birders), but when I had the opportunity to view it through what I expect was a very expensive scope, I saw the image no clearer. I guess it was at the moment that I felt so blessed to be the owner of binoculars that were everything I wanted a)excellent quality b)excellent viewing c)not pretentious d)affordable. My binoculars, made buying my 12 year old son, and my sister (a biology university student) the shrike the best gift in the world! The shrike is a very inexpensive binocular for quality that, not quite, but almost lives up to my platinum ranger version. I highly recommend these binoculars. I am an eyeglass wearer, and it is nothing short of amazing what it is to look through Eagle Optic Binoculars.
Mike P. from Menasha wi
What a great product for the price clear viewing,Plan on using duck hunting they will be fun to use.
Harlan from Knoxville, TN
I recently purchased a pair of Eagle Optics Shrike binoculars for my wife. We both are bird feeders and watchers. She believes they are the best binoculars she has ever owned for the money. I thought so too and bought me a pair as well. We are both enjoying the clarity of vision and ease of use while wearing glasses. Eagle Optics was fantastic with advice. We are very happy with our purchase. Buy a pair. You will love them too.
Valerie from United States
I am really enjoying my new binoculars and am so happy I purchased them.