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Nikon12x25 Travelite VI Binocular
 
4.8

(based on 32 reviews)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (27)
  • Compact (25)
  • Quality lenses (24)
  • Strong construction (18)
  • Close focus (11)

Cons

  • Not waterproof (5)

Best Uses

  • Wildlife viewing (18)
  • Bird watching (17)
  • Sporting events/concerts (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (22), Avid adventurer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (21), Yes (5)

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4.0

Only 2 lens covers

By Gordon

from Des Moines, ia

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Lightweight
  • Quality Lenses
  • Strong Construction

Cons

  • Only 2 Lens Covers

Best Uses

  • Wildlife Viewing

Comments about Nikon 12x25 Travelite VI Binocular:

Nice case but only 2 lens covers for the eye pieces. We bought this to take to Alaska with us...small compact and I've always had Nikon lens and cameras so we had confidence that it would do the job. Exactly what we expected except only 2 separate lens covers for only the eye pieces.
I hate that.

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  • No

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5.0

Perect for the job!

By GYB

from Upstate New York

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Close Focus
  • Compact
  • Lightweight
  • Quality Lenses
  • Strong Construction
  • Waterproof
  • Works Well With Glasses

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sporting Events/Concerts

    Comments about Nikon 12x25 Travelite VI Binocular:

    I work in sports production as a producer. An important part of our my job is to have the tools available for my talent to be able to get up close to the action. These Nikon Binoculars fit the bill. In face I have 3 pairs so that talent and stats can follow the action. They are small, portable but powerful!

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    • No

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    4.0

    Exactly what I wanted

    By ZekeDog

    from Salt Lake City

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Lightweight
    • Quality Lenses
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Not Waterproof

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Nikon 12x25 Travelite VI Binocular:

    I've had a Travelite III for over 20 years. It's been a champ and is still going strong. Just needed another pair and decided to go to 12x25. Wow! The extra mag is not overpowering but brings objects so much closer than the 8x or 10x of my other Nikon. Easy focus, too. Aside from that, these are great value. Sure, there are finer binox out there, but how many times does one hear, "Someone broke into my car and stole my Swarovskis"? If these go for a walk, I won't be out the price of a small vacation.

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    • No

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    5.0

    I like this product

    By Thomasphamle

    from Tomball, TX

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Close Focus
    • Compact
    • Lightweight
    • Quality Lenses
    • Strong Construction
    • Works Well With Glasses

    Cons

    • Not Waterproof

    Best Uses

    • Sporting Events/Concerts
    • Wildlife Viewing

    Comments about Nikon 12x25 Travelite VI Binocular:

    product for travel and watch sport. Every thing good.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Great lightweight binoculars

    By Nancy

    from Churchville, MD

    Comments about Nikon 12x25 Travelite VI Binocular:

    Bought as a gift for hubby. We're going to take them on many future vacations.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent glass

    By Cameraface

    from San Jose, CA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bird Watching
      • Sporting Events/Concerts

      Comments about Nikon 12x25 Travelite VI Binocular:

      These are great, lightweight binoculars. They weigh about as much as the camera I carry and fit easily in the camera bag. The lenses are bright, sharp and easily focused.The diopter setting is stiff enough to stay in place yet can be adjusted easily when sharing.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Excellent

      By Al

      from Austin, TX

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Lightweight
      • Quality Lenses
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bird Watching
        • Sporting Events/Concerts
        • Wildlife Viewing

        Comments about Nikon 12x25 Travelite VI Binocular:

        Perfect size and weight for traveling. Took them on a cruise and everywhere we went on shore excursions. Excellent clarity and brightness with such great magnification.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Cryistal Clear

        By Neeman

        from Isreal

        Comments about Nikon 12x25 Travelite VI Binocular:

        light weight
        fine focus
        amazingly clear vision

        I highly recommend them

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        5.0

        Just what I wanted

        By Alaska cruiser

        from Kill Devil Hills, NC

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Not Waterproof

        Best Uses

        • Bird Watching
        • Sporting Events/Concerts
        • Wildlife Viewing

        Comments about Nikon 12x25 Travelite VI Binocular:

        We are going to take a ship cruise to Alaska soon and we wanted a lightweight, compact binocular. We are pleased with the product and B&H's price and shipping service.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Small, Light and Spectacular!

        By Charles

        from Beltsville, MD

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bird Watching
          • General Travel
          • Sporting Events/Concerts
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Comments about Nikon 12x25 Travelite VI Binocular:

          Bought these binoculars to take when we travel. I'm thrilled!

          They're light, compact and, at 12x, incredibly clear and up-close.

          I highly recommend Nikon's Travelite VI Binocular.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Outstanding Quality

          By Jim

          from Wellington, Florida

          Comments about Nikon 12x25 Travelite VI Binocular:

          My second pair of this product (1st pair disappeared). Major factors easy of use, comfort and clarity .

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          5.0

          Love these

          By MIT

          from PA

          Comments about Nikon 12x25 Travelite VI Binocular:

          I bought these to throw in my camera bag, concerts & bird watch and they work wonderful for all three. They are lightweight & the optics are great!

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          5.0

          Great NIKON product

          By Danny

          from Arlington, TX

          About Me Avid Adventurer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Close Focus
          • Compact
          • Lightweight
          • Quality Lenses
          • Strong Construction
          • Works Well With Glasses

          Cons

          • Not Waterproof

          Best Uses

          • Bird Watching
          • Sporting Events/Concerts
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Comments about Nikon 12x25 Travelite VI Binocular:

          I bought it for my 8 years old daughter for the summer vacation and summer camp at the nature school. It is very light with great focus and works well for me with eyeglasses. I wish it is also waterproof.

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          • Yes

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great field of view

          By dickerst

          from Rosamond, CA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Lightweight
          • Quality Lenses
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Bird Watching
            • Wildlife Viewing

            Comments about Nikon 12x25 Travelite VI Binocular:

            It is light and easy to focus

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Nikon Travelite VI binoculars

            By Video dude 14

            from Pacifica, CA

            About Me Avid Adventurer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Not Waterproof

            Best Uses

            • Low Distorion

            Comments about Nikon 12x25 Travelite VI Binocular:

            I am a professional high end video projection engineer by trade. This is my second pair of binoculars from Nikon. I could not do my job with out these binoculars. They are very precise, and have very little distortion. Best of all, they will focus in as few as 9 feet. I love these binoculars

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            5.0

            Small with good optics

            By George

            from Bellingham WA

            About Me Avid Adventurer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Close Focus
            • Compact
            • Lightweight
            • Quality Lenses
            • Strong Construction
            • Works Well With Glasses

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Bird Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Comments about Nikon 12x25 Travelite VI Binocular:

              I use the 12x25 Travelite VI mostly when photographing birds. I appreciate the light weight and the crisp image. Its small size is also great for traveling. Much sharper image than with other brands I've used in the same price range.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great travel binoculars

              By Bruce

              from Ajax, Ontario

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Lightweight
              • Quality Lenses
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Bird Watching
                • Sporting Events/Concerts

                Comments about Nikon 12x25 Travelite VI Binocular:

                Can't say enough good things about this unit.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great buy

                By Papy

                from Montréal, Canada

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Close Focus
                • Compact
                • Lightweight
                • Quality Lenses
                • Works Well With Glasses

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sporting Events/Concerts
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Comments about Nikon 12x25 Travelite VI Binocular:

                  I use them for archery target practice and they give me the information I need to adjust my sight.
                  Clear view, crystal clear optics and no fuss adjustment.
                  Ease of use is excellent for target or 3D shooting.

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                  • No

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                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Pleased

                  By N/A

                  from Lakeland, FL

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Lightweight
                  • Quality Lenses

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Sporting Events/Concerts

                    Comments about Nikon 12x25 Travelite VI Binocular:

                    I purchased for a gift. My son was pleased with the size and quality.

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                    • Yes

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                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Excellent Size and Features

                    By Roberto

                    from South Texas

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Lightweight
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • Poor Lowlight Performance
                    • Shaky
                    • Unstable

                    Best Uses

                    • Law Enforcement
                    • Surveillance

                    Comments about Nikon 12x25 Travelite VI Binocular:

                    My work lets me use a set of 10x50 binos that are nice, but very large and must be carried separately from my other gear. I have a lot of things that I have to carry around and keep track of and so I shopped around to find a compact but powerful set to replace my work binos. I settled on these because they seemed to fit the bill and they are a bit more powerful being 12x. They are small enough that I can put them in the lower pouch of my small CamelBack and they fit in with the rest of the stuff I keep in there (which is a huge improvement over the 10x50s).I was impressed when I opened the box after getting them in the mail that they are much smaller than they looked in the photos on the website. That's a good thing.They have been pretty effective for me in actual use, but they are less clear and much more shaky than my 10x50 which was not a surprise but does reduce their effectiveness. I mostly use them at distances of 500m to 2500m. Also, their performance in twilight/heavy overcast/low light is weak compared to my old 10x50s, also not unexpected, but it decreases their effectiveness.I also had some fogging issues, but they were not severe.Overall, I'm happy with these, because I probably would have thrown the heavy old ones off of a cliff rather than continuing to lug them around. So these are superior overall. I would recommend them if you need something small, lightweight, rugged, and you're going to be in a position where you can steady your hands on something.

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                    • No

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