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Vortex Viper HD 10x42 Binocular

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This sounds too good to be true. Vortex takes its already award-winning Viper binocular and adds High Density (HD) extra-low dispersion glass. With these high-performance additions to the already bright, rugged, lightweight, and affordable binocular, you win big when you take the Viper HD into the field or forest. Vortex's XP engineering anchors internal prisms in place and improves the Viper's ability to withstand rough use. Protected with rubber armoring, waterproofing, fogproofing, and backed by the Vortex VIP warranty, the Viper HD is certain to perform for generations.

Optical Features
High Definition (HD) extra-low dispersion Glass Enhances resolution, color, and contrast.
XR Fully Multi-coated Lenses Increase light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces.
Phase Correction Enhances resolution and contrast through roof prisms.
Dielectric Prism Coatings Optimize light transmission.
Construction Features
Roof Prisms Appreciated for a streamlined shape and durability.
Rubber Armoring Provides a secure, non-slip grip.
Multi-position Eyecups Twist up and down for comfortable viewing with or without eyeglasses.
Center Focus Wheel Adjusts both binocular barrels at the same time.
Locking Right Eye Diopter Adjusts for differences in a user's eyes. Located by the right eyepiece.
Tripod Adaptable Can be mounted using standard ¼-inch threading. Adapter sold separately.
Design Features
Waterproof Optics are sealed with O-rings to prevent moisture, dust, and debris from getting inside the binocular.
Fogproof Barrels are filled with argon gas to inhibit internal fogging.
ArmorTek Lens Coating Repels oils on outer glass surfaces.
Magnification 10x
Objective Lens Diameter 42 mm
Field of View 319 feet/1000 yards
Eye Relief 16.5 mm
Close Focus 5.1 feet
Weight 24.6 ounces
Dimensions (HxW) 5.8 x 5.3 inches
Weatherproofing Waterproof/Fogproof
  • Rainguard
  • Tethered objective lens covers
  • Neck strap
  • Case

Total Reviews: 29

Average Rating:

Easy on the eyes - 03/12/2015

by Rhonda from Las Vegas

I bought the Vortex Viper HD 10 x 42 binocular as a Christmas gift for my husband to use when he goes elk hunting. We brought them on our recent trip to Hawaii. I have poor vision, thick eyeglasses, and found these binoculars easy and comfortable to use. They were great for viewing rainforest flowers, waves, surfers, whales, birds and other wildlife. The optics were excellent, sharp and clear.

As Advertised - 01/03/2015

by Cody F. from South Dakota

They came as advertised. For their price range as good as they come. High quality glass and would make the purchase again without hesitation.

Great Product - 09/16/2014

by CLARK from Utah

This is a great pair of binoculars. The first trip out they were compared to some much more expensive Swarovskis and a grade up of the Vortex. No one could tell any difference. Thanks for the great product and service.

A Winning Combination! - 06/11/2014

by pat c. from watertown sd

You could not ask for a better combination than Eagle Optics & Vortex. The 10x42 Vortex Vipers are unbelievable in all aspects for value, design & top notch glass. I tried out several differant binoculars before I settled on the Vortex Vipers, thanks to the wonderful staff at Eagle Optics & their return policy. Excellent service & never a hassle!! I am a pretty serious hunter & I do a lot of glassing in very low light conditions & all types of weather here in South Dakota. The Vipers are amazing with their clarity & light transmission. Anyone would be hard pressed to find much differance between this product & the "high end" binoculars that cost 3 to 4 times as much. I am a very picky person when it comes to quality & believe me these are very well built & durable. With a great price,the Vortex VIP lifetime warranty & a company like Eagle Optics there is no way you will ever go wrong. These even qualify for free overnight shipping when you order them. In a world where it can be pretty dissapointing at times to do business with a lot of companies it is really nice to know that companies like Eagle Optics & Vortex do actually exist. Thank You, Thank You, THANK YOU!!!

Vortex Viper HD - 06/11/2014

by Henry from Gardnerville, Nevada

After talking to the knowledgeable tech at Eagle Optics I decided to purchase the Vortex Viper HD in 10x42. After the first hunt my buddy Big Al looked through them and he also bought a pair from Eagle Optics. The clarity of these optics is phenomenal especially early morning and late afternoon hunts. Thanks, Eagle Optics for such great service and fast shipping.

Vortex Viper HD is Awesome - 06/05/2014

by Betsy B. from St. Cloud, Minnesota

I recently purchased the Vortex Viper HD 10x42 binocular, and think they are excellent. The glass is superior, focus knob easy to move, telescoping eye cups work well with or without glasses and they fit in my hands comfortably. For a moderate price, I think this binocular is really outstanding. I would recommend them to anyone.

Can 't live without - 01/31/2014

by Clayton p. from Redding ca

To sum up how much I liked my viper binocs I only had mine less than a yr. or a yr max . When we had direct t v installed the installer walked off with them.. I then ordered another pair. Love them

The best binoculars I've had so far... - 01/29/2014

by Mary Jo A. from United States

My advice to beginner birders: don't waste your money on cheap and inferior binoculars. This is the fifth pair of binoculars that I have purchased,and I think I've finally gotten a pair that is JUST what I wanted/needed. When I think about the $$$ I wasted on bins that were less than desirable, I could have saved so much money by purchasing a good pair to begin with. I like the size, weight, clarity, etc. of these. I can view birds better than I have ever been able to before. The only criticism that I can come up with is that the focus knob is a bit stiff to move, especially when it's cold and/or if you have gloves on. But that's a minor complaint and I am very happy with these binoculars.

Viper HD - 12/18/2013

by Keith from South Carolina

Excellent Product a great value, I highly recommend.

Vortex Viper HD - 10/08/2013

by Henry M. from Gardnerville, NV.

I purchased a pair of Vortex Viper HD 10x42 after reading all positive reviews. I have used them now on 3 hunting trips and they are everything I was expecting in performance. The HD feature is excellent in low light in the morning and late afternoon. My two other hunting buddies have also purchased Vortex optics and spotting scopes. The service from Eagle Optics was excellent and I would recommend them to anyone wanting to buy a new pair of optics. Thanks Eagle Optics.

Vortex Viper HD 10 x 42 binocular - 08/27/2013

by Janet B. from Clarence NY

We wanted to purchase a second pair of binoculars that were stronger and had high density/low dispersion glass . We have had some Eagle Optics Rangers 8 x 42 for about 10 years which we still love but basically wanted to upgrade . We got excellent advice by emailing your experts and chose the Vortex Viper 10x42 . We couldn't be happier ... the ordering process was easy and the binoculars arrived very quickly . We have already used them numerous times and they are particularly good in low light situations as in a dark woodsy setting ... colors of the warblers we saw were terrific . I was a bit worried about the ease of finding birds w/ the higher strength smaller field of vision but have found this to be a non problem .

Review of Vortex Viper HD Binoculars - 07/28/2013

by Thomas H. from Louviers, Colorado

Very happy with the binoculars, excellent quality far superior to my Nikon Monarchs

Birding - 06/25/2013

by Peter G. from Ontario Canada

After using Vortex Diamondback Binocs for 8 years it was time to move up to the Viper HD 10X42. A birding trip to the jungles of Manu Peru is coming up soon and I'm looking forward to the Viper HD's performance in low light conditions.

Happy Birder - 01/29/2013

by Bob D. from Southeast California

I've just added another pair pf binoculars to my optical arsenal and couldn't be happier with my new Vortex Viper HD's. Clarity, brightness and operational ease exceeds my expectations. The day I received them I went out to check them out, got on a Ruby-crowned Kinglet and the detail was incredible. Felt like I had never really seen the bird before. I lead bird walks for a State Park here and use my binos every day. Great tool for any level birder, I can highly recommend Vortex products as the owner of a Vortex spotting scope as well as my new Vipers, a Happy Birder

Vortex Viper HD 10X42 - 01/18/2013

by D Smith from Mich & Ontario

Very good optics. Clear and bright. Light weight and easy to focus.
Much better than older binoculars we had been using. Using over water and fields for birding and these work very well. Appear to be very well made. Thinking about ordering another one. We keep passing this one back and forth.

Outstanding sevice - 01/15/2013

by Eddie from Freeport Il

I recently ordered a pair of Vortex Viper 10x42 binoculars. The Vipers are excellent as was the service from Eagle Optics. I highly recommend them both. Delivery time was the best I have experienced anywhere. A+ Many thanks!

Very pleased - 01/12/2013

by Joanna C. from Gorham, Illinois

I purchased these binoculars for my husband upon the advice of professional guides/birdwatchers I traveled with to Trinidad-Tobago and Costa Rica. They are superb...expensive, but worth it. We are getting nice close-up views of bald eagles and pileated woodpeckers in our own backyard. Service/delivery was excellent. Website excellent.

Vortex Viper - 01/08/2013

by Jan B. from North Dakota

Best binoculars I've ever had. Great for birding and for hunting.

very good - 09/26/2012

by scott from south jersey

My second pair of binoculars from Eagle Optics(other is 8x42) and have been very impressed. Work very well in low light, which is what I was looking for. Feel very well made and durable, I treat gear very rough and these seem to hold up very well. Highly recommend these to others for hunting, bird watching or any other events. Are just as clear, easy to focus and work just as well or better in low light as much higher priced brands of binoculars that I have tried.

Everything I Read and More - Vortex HD 10 x 42 - 04/21/2012

by Susan from Fountain Hills, AZ

Did a lot of research and it certainly paid off with my purchase of Vortex Viper HD 10 x 42. My friends have been birding for 53 years and helped me pick them out. They tried them out on our first trip out to be sure all was well and couldn't say enough good things about them. That's an A+ from the professor and his wife who introduce me to Eagle Optics and birding. Keep up the great work!

best for the money - 01/21/2012

by Elkslayer from Colorado

These binoculars are as good as anything I've looked through. Definitely better than any Nikon or Leupold in this price range.

Great binocs, reasonable price - 12/23/2011

by Brolek from Sebring, FL

I use these for bird watching. The binocs provide a crisp image and good contrast in low light. The focus is fast and smooth and allows you to focus on close objects. The grips and straps feel very natural. Overall, these perform great.

Excellent Binoculars! - 09/18/2011

by Dave M. from Lenexa, KS

I recently purchased a pair of Vortex Viper HD 10x42 binoculars from Eagle Optics. I will start off by saying that I didn't expect to receive my new binoculars only two days after placing my order. Great turn around time from this dealer.

The binoculars are better than I expected. I have looked through many pairs of Swarovski's and owned some Leica's and can honestly say that for the money these binoculars have them beat. Not to say that they are better, but the closest quality binoculars that I have seen to the big names. Excellent in low light and they produce sharp crisp lines. I would recommend these binoculars to anyone.

Birder's Delight - 07/27/2011

by Richard from Sacramento, California

I ordered the Vortex Viper HD 10x42 from Eagle Optics, and another, similar pair from a well-known sporting goods supplier based in Reno, NV as a basis for comparison. While the optical quality seemed quite close between the two, the Vortex had what I felt to be superior ergonomics (thumb "depressions" for a more comfortable grip, locking diopter ring, and an overall impression of better build quality) - small differences perhaps, but worth the price differential, I thought. I'm quite happy with the quality of the optics, and secure in the knowledge of Vortex's exceptional guarantee.

Fantastic Binoculars - 06/08/2011

by Marta from Bloomington, IN

These binoculars are wonderful! They are compact and comfortable to use. The magnification has been perfect for birding at the coast and in the woods. I am very happy with them.

Vortex Viper HD 10x42 Binocular - 06/02/2011

by ah-ha from Minneapolis

I ordered these as an anniversary present for my husband. He loves them. Our son claims these binoculars "make light" because they work so well in dimmer conditions. Since we live in Minnesota, I ordered them online and they were delivered the very next day. Great service as usual from our favorite optics store!

Very happy with the HD Vortex Viper - 04/25/2011

by DM from Tampa FL

I have been pleased with these binoculars. They are bright and clear, and I have been able to adapt to them quickly. I would definitely recommend them. Although I am not an expert, I believe they are good value for the Eagle Optics price.

Vortex Viper HD 10x42 - 04/18/2011

by Elizabeth M. from Panama City Florida

I have been using the Vortex Viper HD 10x42 binoculars for birding for several weeks now and just love this product. The clarity in low light is amazing. The focus is easy and smooth to adjust. We also own the regular Vortex Viper 10x42 binoculars and were so fond of them that we wanted to try the HD version. I would recommend these binoculars to others.

Great binoculars! - 03/09/2011

by Terry C. from Southern AZ

Just received my new HD Vipers and I am amazed at the clarity and detail that they produce - especially in low light conditions. I find them extremely smooth and quick to focus. They are a serious step up from my Baush & Lombs and at a much lower price. Excellent binocs. I also purchased the Vortex shoulder strap and found the quality of it to be better than my previous strap.

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