Vortex 8x25 Solo Monocular

BH #VO8X25S • MFR #S825
Vortex 8x25 Solo Monocular
Key Features
  • Roof Prism Design
  • Fully Multi-Coated Lenses
  • O-Ring Sealed/Waterproof & Dustproof
  • Nitrogen-Purged/Fogproof
With powerful magnification, multi-coated glass, and a housing designed to withstand the elements, the 8x25 Solo Monocular from Vortex is suited to birding, hiking, hunting, travel, sightseeing, concerts, sports, theater – anywhere you want a good look at distant details. Its 8x magnification delivers a steady image, and the close-focus distance of just 16.4 makes the Solo a versatile optic, able to observe objects nearby as well as far away. Its rubber-armored housing is O-ring sealed to keep out water and dust, and purged with nitrogen to prevent internal fogging no matter the conditions. Diamond knurling on the exterior provides a pleasant and secure grip, and the twist-up eyecup and 15mm eye relief make the monocular comfortable to use for people who wear eyeglasses. And at 4.4 x 2.2" and less than 6 ounces, it's easy to pack in a pocket, purse, bag, or glove box.
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Vortex Solo Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Optical Performance
  • 3Use and Handling
  • 4Construction Details

With powerful magnification, multi-coated glass, and a housing designed to withstand the elements, the 8x25 Solo Monocular from Vortex is suited to birding, hiking, hunting, travel, sightseeing, concerts, sports, theater – anywhere you want a good look at distant details. Its 8x magnification delivers a steady image, and the close-focus distance of just 16.4 makes the Solo a versatile optic, able to observe objects nearby as well as far away. Its rubber-armored housing is O-ring sealed to keep out water and dust, and purged with nitrogen to prevent internal fogging no matter the conditions. Diamond knurling on the exterior provides a pleasant and secure grip, and the twist-up eyecup and 15mm eye relief make the monocular comfortable to use for people who wear eyeglasses. And at 4.4 x 2.2" and less than 6 ounces, it's easy to pack in a pocket, purse, bag, or glove box.

 

Optical Performance

  • 8x magnification
  • 25mm objective lens
  • Roof prism for a compact form factor
  • Anti-reflection fully multi-coated optics improve light transmission, color rendition, clarity, and contrast

Use and Handling

  • Easy focusing collar around eyepiece
  • Twist-down eyecup for full field of view when wearing eyeglasses
  • 378' field of view at 1000 yards
  • 15mm eye relief
  • 3.1mm exit pupil
  • 16.4' close focus

Construction Details

  • Protective slip-resistant rubber armor
  • O-ring sealed waterproof & dustproof
  • Nitrogen-filled for fog-free performance
  • Compact at 4.4 x 2.2"
  • Lanyard & carrying case
UPC: 875874001923

Vortex Solo Specs

Performance
Magnification8x
Objective Lens Diameter25 mm
Angle of View7.2° (Actual)
Field of View378' @ 1000 yd / 126 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance16.4' / 4.9 m
Exit Pupil Diameter3.1 mm
Eye Relief15 mm
Features
FogproofYes, Nitrogen Filled
Water ResistanceWaterproof
General
Dimensions4.4 x 2.2" / 11.2 x 4.6 cm
Weight5.6 oz / 159 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.55 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.4 x 2.7 x 2.5"

Vortex Solo Reviews

vortex solo 8x25 monocular

By Trent
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-31

great piece of kit, the most magnification you need for handheld, eye relief easily repeatable, any larger objective lens would greatly decrease convenient carry. only 4 stars for limited focus range at short distances, but to be expected at price point.

Very Nice

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-01

Compact, very clear monocular.

Sturdy and small

By Joe
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-31

This is exactly what I have been looking for. I use this for hiking and at the gun range. Fits anywhere I take it. The focusing ring is a little stiff but that is good if I want it to not move on me. It is clear and works well with my glasses.

great value

By Michael Raymond
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-27

I think after having received this monocular that it shall suit my needs perfectly. I needed a smaller more compact way to see distant objects while hiking and kayaking with out risking damage to my high dollar binoculars. image is sharp and easy to focus monocular is small and light weight. I feel they are a good value for what i paid. Shipping was fast. Convenient neck strap and belt pouch included. And comes with a great warranty. Got what i expected. And am pleased.

Small and Compact, Seems Well Built, Poor Case

By Adam
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-09

I was waffling between binoculars or a monocular, but the lower price and smaller pocketable size of a monocular won out. This one seems well built, and has good, clear optics (in my novice opinion, at least). I've used a friend's Vortex binoculars before and was impressed with them, so I was leaning toward this brand. So far I've used them for hiking (they fit nicely in the pocket of cargo shorts), and plan to take them hunting as well. The 8x25 magnification is handy for hand-held spotting in bright to decent lighting. I don't wear glasses, so I either have to leave the spin-out eye relief cup in the out position, which only makes it slightly longer over all, but still just enough that the case lid no longer smoothly closes over it, or I have to extend it each time I use it. For pocket use I just leave it in the out position. Speaking of the case, it's overall functional, but I'm not a fan of it. It's bulky and well padded, which is either good or bad depending on your needs, but the annoying part is the hook-and-loop closure (Velcro, that is). If you're using it for hunting or hiking (you know, as the monocular is advertised for), at best you're alerting whatever you're trying to spot to your presence, at worst you just scared it away with the loud SCRRRAAAPPE of the Velcro when you open the case. A silent magnetic closure would have been much nicer, and also more in line with the quality feel of the monocular itself. In summary, I like the monocular; it's a handy size and seems well built with clear optics, but I'm meh toward the included case that no avid hunter, hiker, or bird watcher would have chosen for this application.

Not Bad For The Price

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-03

I was looking for a relatively inexpensive monocular that I could take hiking/biking or keep in my car. I wear eyeglasses, so eye relief is important to me. I picked-up the 8x25 Vortex Solo, which as 15mm eye relief. The 8x36 Solo has more (18mm), but I didn't want the extra weight or size (or cost). I would say that the 15mm 8x25s work, but they are on the low-end of the acceptable range in terms of eye relief. Would not want to go any less. Still, overall not a bad monocular for the price. Light, feels nice in the hand. It is a bit bulkier that I would have liked, not so much its length but diameter. I watched a few YouTube reviews. Several people did not like the Solo's case. It seems okay to me. Nothing special. It has some padding, but again that adds to the bulk.

Handy and small.

By Louis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-08

I have the larger version of this monocular, but this is easier to use.

Generally suits my needs

By H L
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-07

Wanted something small but having trouble finding my targets (birds) which I hope will improve with practice. Otherwise seems solid with clear views and easy to carry. Can't help wondering if 8x36 version would have made finding those birds a little easier.

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I haven't used it in a while, and don't have it with me, but I think I recall it takes two hands to focus.
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Date published: 2018-08-28

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does the vortex 8 x 25 come with a beltclip?
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No , it comes without belt clip . Anyway it is a very good product.
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