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Vanguard 10x42 Spirit ED Binocular (Dark Green) USA

B&H # VASED1042 Mfr # SPIRIT ED 1042
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Product Highlights
  • Roof Prism
  • ED Glass Lenses
  • Waterproof
  • Fogproof
  • 6.0° Angle of View

The Vanguard 10x42 Spirit ED Binocular is their lightest roof prism model with fully multicoated ED glass lenses. The rubber armored housing comes in at an impressive ~1.3 lbs (600g), but doesn't skimp at all upon the optics.  This is the choice for someone who values low weight and high optical quality over a more metal-based housing which weighs more but can be knocked around a bit.

Unlike a hunter's binocular, Vanguard has given the Spirit multicoatings which target the green color spectrum, for enhanced nature observation.  The waterproof and fogproof Spirit has moisture-dispersing external coatings which help to shed precipitation quickly.

As a 10x42, this Spirit binocular provides a high degree of magnification in a relatively compact device.  The 6° viewing angle is comfortably wide enough for distant scanning of shorebirds and unapproachable wildlife, and the eye relief of 16mm allows most users a view of the binocular's entire field.

Fully multicoated ED glass lenses with Emerald coatings to render full spectrum of color within green tones (essential for nature observation)
HydroGuard external hydrophobic coating upon objectives allows easier cleaning, dust/dirt resistance, and better observation in wet weather conditions
V-Max Silver coating upon P2 phase-coated BaK4 prisms for high reflectivity
Twist-up eyecups simplify sharing unit
Rubber-armored lightweight housing
Discreet dark green finish innocuous to birds and most wildlife
Prism Type Roof
Magnification 10x
Objective Lens Diameter 42 mm
Angle of View 6.0°
Field-of-View 314' @ 1000 yd / 104.25 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 8.2' / 2.50 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 4.2  mm
Eye Relief 16  mm
Interpupillary Adjustment Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dioptric Correction Not Specified By Manufacturer
Focus Type Center
Tripod Mount Yes
Dimensions 5.1 x 5.7" / 12.95 x 14.48  cm
Weight 1.32 lb / 599 g
Vanguard 10x42 Spirit ED Binocular (Dark Green)
  • Case with Strap & Belt Loop
  • Strap
  • Push-On Objective Caps
  • Eyepiece Rainguard
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    Vanguard10x42 Spirit ED Binocular (Dark Green)
     
    4.8

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (5)
    • Lightweight (5)
    • Quality lenses (5)
    • Close focus (3)
    • Strong construction (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bird watching (5)
      • Wildlife viewing (5)
      • Hunting (4)
      • Sporting events/concerts (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual/ recreational (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      5.0

      Just what I wanted!

      By Big H

      from Mt.View, Hawaii

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Lightweight
      • Strong Construction
      • Works Well With Glasses

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bird Watching
        • Wildlife Viewing

        Comments about Vanguard 10x42 Spirit ED Binocular (Dark Green):

        Long I wanted real binoculars: now I have them.
        This instrument is well built, a pleasure to use. Living sort- of -in -the- wild of rural Big Island of Hawaii, there are many things to look at: plants, critters etc. They even help me plan what further plantings we will do. I Love Em!
        Halyna

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        4.0

        over all an awesome binocular

        By yoda

        from cincinnati, OH

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Lightweight
        • Quality Lenses
        • Waterproof
        • Works Well With Glasses

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bird Watching
          • Hunting
          • Sporting Events/Concerts
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Comments about Vanguard 10x42 Spirit ED Binocular (Dark Green):

          1st of all the magnification is just right for daily uses. I have compared with 8*42. This one is better. Optical quality is quite awesome, better than my old bushnell zoomable binocular and my EF70-200f4L. But just like all the optics, the optical quality vary a little with different batch. The only thing one can rely on will be their luck.

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          5.0

          A solid set of binoculars

          By Shredman

          from Austin, TX

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Lightweight
          • Quality Lenses

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Bird Watching
            • Hunting
            • Sporting Events/Concerts
            • Wildlife Viewing

            Comments about Vanguard 10x42 Spirit ED Binocular (Dark Green):

            This set of binoculars is very cool. They are everything I read they would be. Clear, crisp, a great set to use for general purposes.

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            5.0

            nice optics

            By raf311

            from new york

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Close Focus
            • Quality Lenses

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Vanguard 10x42 Spirit ED Binocular (Dark Green):

                i bought this for spotting purposes shooting targets at 200 yards away holes were easy to spot its like your standing right there! optics are very clear. very pleased with my purchase

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                5.0

                Binocular upgrade

                By Still looking for one

                from Sparta, NJ

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Close Focus
                • Compact
                • Lightweight
                • Quality Lenses
                • Strong Construction
                • Waterproof

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Bird Watching
                  • Hunting
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Comments about Vanguard 10x42 Spirit ED Binocular (Dark Green):

                  After a considerable amount of research I upgraded from my 7X35 to these binoculars. They're great and I recommend them highly. I use them at the range and for observing wildlife. Who knows, I may now take up birding!

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                  5.0

                  Spirit ED - awesome!

                  By Outdoor hiker

                  from Mars Hill, North Carolina

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Close Focus
                  • Compact
                  • Lightweight
                  • Quality Lenses
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Bird Watching
                    • Hunting
                    • Sporting Events/Concerts
                    • Wildlife Viewing

                    Comments about Vanguard 10x42 Spirit ED Binocular (Dark Green):

                    These binoculars are the first pair I have ever purchased and I am very impressed! At this price point they are an exceptional value and they suit the needs I have for camping, hunting, general use. Highly recommended!

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