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Vortex Solo 10x25 Monocular

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Pack light and take in bright views through the fully multi-coated optics of the redesigned Vortex Solo monocular. Once you see the viewing power Vortex has packed into this 5.6 ounce monocular, you won't leave home without it! Protected by waterproofing, fogproofing, and the Vortex VIP warranty, customers are guaranteed a monocular that will last for generations.

Optical Features
Fully Multi-coated Lenses Increase light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces.
BaK-4 Prisms Optimize light transmission.
Construction Features
Rubber Armoring Provides a secure, non-slip grip.
Adjustable Eyecup Twists up and down for comfortable viewing with or without eyeglasses.
Design Features
Waterproof Optics are sealed with O-rings to prevent moisture, dust, and debris from getting inside the monocular.
Fogproof Barrels are filled with nitrogen gas to inhibit internal fogging.
Magnification 10x
Objective Lens Diameter 25 mm
Field of View 315 feet/1000 yards
Eye Relief 14.5 mm
Close Focus 16.4 feet
Weight 5.6 ounces
Length 4.4 inches
Weatherproofing Waterproof/Fogproof
  • Neck strap
  • Case

Total Reviews: 8

Average Rating:

a bit shaky - 09/16/2013

by orv from va

they work good but I should have gone with 8x 24 which are easier to hold steady

Very good buy - 05/07/2013

by Rick C from New Jersey

I bought this for work as it is much easier to quickly get out than binoculars (law enforcement)Great views, even in low light. Can read license plates at a good distance. Clarity is quite impressive and like everyone else said, a solid feel to it.
Very pleased overall !!!

Great price - 02/08/2013

by Doug from Missouri

The price and quality was excellent. Easy to use website. Timely shipping. Wonderful overall experience. Will recommend to others.

good buy - 09/27/2012

by Orv from Shenandoah Valley, Virginia

bought these while on sale, work great for kayakers who want to bird watch while boating

great for the price - 07/27/2012

by Baker from oregon

Great monocular for the price! Crisp optics, easy to focus. 4, not 5, stars since although it does its job, the carrying case could be better designed. I bought this to use backpacking, so it's lightweight and waterproofness were my purchasing priorities. I've tried some of the smaller/lighter monoculars and was disappointed with product and image quality.

Christmas Gift - 12/18/2011

by Deb from New Knoxville, Ohio

I got this as a Christmas gift for my husband. He had asked for a monocular to wear around his neck and use for OSU football games. I was not sure of the 10 x 25 but the Vortex Solo was exactly what he wanted when he sits high up in C Deck in the stands and wants to view specific plays and players. It is also lightweight and has a strap so it can be worn easily around his
neck. The price was reasonable and it came the day after I ordered it!

Light weight and durable. - 03/19/2011

by Mark Stafford from Overland Park, KS

I'm very satisfied with the Vortex Solo 10x25 Monocular I recently purchased. I got it mostly for birding and its light weight and small size allow me to take it anywhere easily. Nice to grip and easy to focus. Waterproof. Crisp optics. I wear glasses and the adjustable eyecup makes viewing an ease for me.

Nice monocular, with a few minor annoyances - 07/16/2009

by WolfSoul from Tucson, AZ

First off, the important stuff. Optics. I think the optical quality of this monocular is quite good, actually. At 75 yards or so, the text on a neighbors work van was quite crisp, even at twilight. The image wasn't as bright and the colors not as vibrant as looking through just one side of my Pentax WP 10X42s, but that's to be expected, as the Pentax is much better glass and has a larger objective lens.

While I'm reasonably impressed with the optics (especially for the price), I do have a few minor gripes about the overall package. First off, there is no protection for the glass. Front and rear lens caps would be a welcome accessory, especially since the soft case that the monocular comes with isn't a fully enclosed case. It's more like a cellphone case with a strip of elastic on the side and a gap on the sides at the bottom and top. So dirt can EASILY get into the case, and there are no lens caps to offer protection when (not if) it does. I immediately went out in search of a better carrying case, and have yet to find a great solution, though I have at least gotten something that won't let dirt in as easily. I want to get lens caps for it as well, though I suspect it may be hard to get one to stay on the front due to the not-quite-round design of the body.

My other gripe is that, while the focus wheel has nice high bumps spaced every so often to make it grippy, the movement is quite stiff, making it difficult to comfortably focus. I'm hoping it will loosen up with time. I find it easier to hold the focus ring still and rotate the monocular body to adjust the focus. I find that I can, without too much difficulty, hold the monocular and rotate the focus wheel one direction all with one hand, but it's hard to rotate the focus wheel back the other way one-handed. The stiffness of the focus wheel really makes using the monocular a two-handed affair.

I guess those are my only real gripes. It's comfortable in the hand, and the eyecup is nice and comfortable.

All in all, I would buy this again. I really wanted a 10X32mm monocular, but couldn't find a decent one for a reasonable price. This monocular does a fine job for what I want it for though, which is to have ultra-compact optics for looking at birds when I'm riding my bike or I'm out working in the yard. I can easily slip it in a pocket and keep it close, where any pair of binoculars would simply be too bulky.

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