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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: 36

Average Rating:

First time Eagle Customer - 03/27/2016

by Alan S from Florida

Purchased Vortex Viper 10 X 42 Binocs. Great Customer service, great bino. Eagle called me to confirm order as I'm not at my billing address, NO one has ever done that.

Get'em - 01/05/2016

by Ryan from Maryland

Got a Vortex Scope earlier this year and absolutely loved it and its warranty. Finally decided to spend a little more on a birding pair of binos after going thru about 6 sets of <$120 binos. I can truly tell the difference between these and the previous pairs. The best analogy I can make is that it's like going from Standard Definition TV to HDTV. And that's not mentioning Vortex's no-fault, lifetime Warranty. Vortex Optics = Great Price, Great Quality and they back it up with a great warranty. For those 3 factors, Vortex is at the top. I have also heard from multiple sources that their Customer Service is excellent as well(rare these days).

Vortex HD 10x42 - 12/20/2015

by Randy from Idaho

Not having any experience with high-end binoculars before, these were quite a nice surprise. The 10x42 HD has excellent clarity, all the way to the outer edge of the viewing field. Colors are vivid but natural. The individual eye focus (left) is easy to set up, and remains where it is set. The focus after that is quick but very fine. Focus requires little movement going from far to near and back. The focus wearing eyeglasses is consistent/constant. The rubber protector for glasses does not seem to cause as much rubber blur to eyeglass lens as other mfg, if the rubber is cleaned regularly. The main use will be for outdoors in adverse conditions of all types. Their armor coating and the heavier than normal lens covers will be a blessing to keep most dust, snow, rain, etc from contacting the lens' and causing troubles. They are the best set I have used in years.

great product, outstanding warranty - 09/24/2015

by Alice from Ontario, Canada

Binoculars are one of those items for which the expression "you get what you pay for" definitely holds true. So keep in mind that at this price point, vortex vipers are a mid-range binocular.

I bought my pair of vortex vipers in 2013, and I absolutely love them. The image quality is very high, and the binoculars perform very well in overcast conditions. These binoculars are also sturdy and capable of withstanding the elements. I work as a field biologist, and my vipers have survived some tough conditions including lots of rain, salt water, mud, and a few falls. Despite the abuse, I have never had anything break, and they have only had some cosmetic damage (eg: little vortex logo fell off).

I recently sent my vortex vipers in for repair using the lifetime warranty. My lenses were pretty scratched up, and they replaced the lenses, no questions asked. The warranty states that only non-cosmetic damage is repaired, but I was thrilled to see that they also repaired cosmetic damage. They replaced the little vortex logo, gave me new lens caps, and a new neck strap. The warranty service was outstanding. My binoculars weren't broken by any means, though the scratches were affecting image quality, and yet they still serviced my binoculars and made the process super simple.

Love the Vipers - 09/10/2015

by Orion from Northern Colorado

I purchased a pair of these as my first pair of hunting binos. They feel great! The first time I looked through them in low light I was very surprised at how well I could see. I was able to clearly spot a few elk from 2 or so miles away with these. I'm very happy with my purchase, and you can't beat the VIP Warranty!

Viper HD - 08/06/2015

by Peter G. from Canada

Great product since I bird a lot under low light conditions as I did in the Manu amazonian jungle of Peru. My Vipers performed well under extreme conditions.

Great glass! - 06/14/2015

by Michael from Pennsylvania

Read quite a few reviews about the Vortex Viper HD binoculars and decided to order two pair for an upcoming trip to Alaska. Was very surprised and pleased when Eagle Optics customer service called to verify that I had wanted to order two pair. Don't remember anyone ever doing that before. That made me feel even better about my decision to order from Eagle Optics. Binoculars arrived quickly and I immediately unpacked them to check them out. I was NOT disappointed. These are amazing! Can't wait to see Alaska through these. I would buy these again without hesitation and will recommend Eagle Optics to everyone I know.

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.

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