General Use Binoculars: Choosing an everyday binocular to fit your lifestyle

The right binoculars can bring life's most important moments up close: the game-winning play at home plate, an unforgettable performance by your favorite musical act, stunning landscapes and wildlife on your next vacation, or just an interesting bird in your backyard. Choosing the right binoculars for these varied uses can be a challenge, but we're here to help you choose a pair of high quality all-purpose binoculars for any activity.

While some binoculars are specialized for a specific activity like hunting or stargazing, others are more versatile and multi-functional. For all-around use, we recommend a compact-to-midsize binocular with anywhere from 7x to 10x magnification. This will ensure that your binocular brings objects in close, while still making it easy to aim the binocular and follow your target. Lenses ranging from 32 to 50 millimeters pack enough light gathering ability to make views crisp and bright, without making the binocular too heavy.

Waterproofing is an important feature to consider for general use binoculars. Waterproofing comes standard on most high quality binoculars. Even if you don't think you'll need it, remember that the vast majority of your binocular time will be spent outdoors. You don't want an unexpected change in weather to ruin your new optics.

A pair of binoculars is a versatile tool to have on hand. Once you own a pair, you'll probably come up with even more ways to use it. If you have specific questions about top binocular brands or need a personalized recommendation, don't hesitate to contact the team of experts at the phone number below!