Friday, 13 May 2011


One of the most over looked pieces of equipment in my view is a good pair of light weight binoculars, there is nothing more annoying than being out and about and spotting something, even just a hundred yards away, let alone on the other side of the valley or field and then not being able to see it properly because, if like me you have poor long range eyesight or the thing you want to see is  too well camouflaged or just too far away to be seen properly, so i carry, not always i hasten to add, but often carry a small pair of binoculars with me.

I gave up on the small pocket sized folding binoculars a long while ago, i tried a few different brands and to be honest, i hated them, they never did what they were supposed to do, the objective lens was never big enough to collect enough light to give even a hint of a bright clear image, well, i just didn't get on with them, I'm not saying they are bad, because i know a lot of people who swear by them, but they are just not for me I'm afraid,  then i found these 8x40 binoculars, they are light weight, have crystal clear and incredibly bright optics, are rubber coated throughout, thereby offering a good grip if it's raining and a bit of resistance to knocks and bangs and well, lets put it this way, they are on a par with my £100.00+ Bushnells, now comes the good part, i paid, wait for it, £12.99, including shipping, they are so good in fact that i bought another pair as a spare and then added  a pair of 10x50 and 12x50's for good measure, again both of these are equally as good as my Bushnells but for a fraction of the cost.

So where can you get these then, go to, they are based in the Channel Islands and as the bino's cost less than £18.00 they are delivered VAT free, even in the UK, if you order three or four pairs the nice people at 7day will send them in separate parcels not exceeding the UK VAT threshold, i checked their website earlier and they don't appear to have the 8x40's but the 10 and 12x50's are still available for silly money (£14.99 delivered), they also have 7x50's.

So if you are on the lookout for a good pair of bino's to take out and about with you, give these a serious look, while you are at 7day, have a good lok round at some of the other things they supply as well, lots of good stuff to be had for not a lot of money

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