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Our Vortex Binoculars Review For The Great Outdoors

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Are you looking to record your best moments hunting outdoors? Be sure to read our Vortex Binoculars Review before your next big game hunt.

This article will outline our top 5 picks for the best Vortex Binoculars currently available to the big game hunter.

Vortex is a family owned American optics manufacturer, making equipment since 1986. All of their binoculars are designed, engineered, and inspected in house before being shipped out to you! Look for Vortex binoculars at any major outdoor retailer the next time you’re searching for hunting gear.

1. Vortex Optics Diamondback Roof Prism Binocular

Vortex Optics Diamondback 10x42 Roof Prism Binocular

These Vortex binoculars feature waterproofing and fog-proofing packaged with great multi-coated lenses to keep your image down range crisp and sharp even in challenging conditions.

Vortex’s lifetime unconditional warranty means the company will fix and repair your binoculars free of cost without question.

The Vortex Diamondback binoculars come standard with neck strap, lens covers, and carrying case.

In their class, these little binocs can’t be beat for image clarity, value, and outstanding performance. Lightweight construction means you won’t have a sore neck after carrying these little guys through the bush all day.

2. Vortex Optics Diamondback 8x42 Roof Prism Binocular

Vortex Optics Diamondback 8x42 Roof Prism Binocular

Our Vortex binoculars review has to include these budget-minded set of optics featuring an 8x42 lens and enough all-star reviews to impress even the most skeptical critics.

Featuring adjustable eye cups which can be moved for optimal use with or without glasses, these binoculars are robust and feature-rich in an unusual way for a sub-$200 price tag.

Thoughtful design and construction sports full O-ring construction to keep out dirt, dust, and water.  Argon gas technology helps top ensure that these optics won’t fog up or gather condensation at those critical moments.

3. Vortex Vulture HD 15x56 Binoculars

Vortex Vulture HD 15x56 Binoculars Green VR-1556

Jumping up into a higher level price range we’re going to take a look at a high power set of Vortex optics which feature a host of technology to deliver the best in image clarity.

Low dispersion gas inside the optics help to ensure color and definition retention at long ranges. Fully multi-coated lenses ensure the best possible light transmission for clear and visible down range targets.

Specific coatings on the roof prisms of these optics are multi-layered to ensure a final viewed image which is color-true and contrasted true to life.

4. Vortex Optics Diamondback 10x50 Roof Prism Binocular

Vortex Optics Diamondback 10x50 Roof Prism Binocular

Similar to the optics we reviewed first in this article, these Vortex binoculars stand a cut above when it comes to low light viewing.

With a 50mm objective lens, these optics will capture more light but the 10x magnification means a slightly reduced exit pupil diameter.

You may find binoculars out there with better raw numbers but you’ll be hard pressed to find them at a price range which can compete with these Diamondbacks.

As with all Vortex optics, you’ll find multi-coated lenses, and great construction including O-ring build quality.

Adjustable eye cups on these binoculars are going to be great for those with glasses or sensitive eyes.

5. Vortex Optics Viper HD 10x42 Roof Prism Binocular

Vortex Optics Viper HD 10x42 Roof Prism Binocular

Another 10x magnification optic from Vortex stands apart from the pack with special construction and technology meant to give you the best possible image.

Dielectric prism coatings, low-dispersion gas, and full multi-coating on all air-glass surfaces means you get some seriously high level tech in your optics which will create an amazing true-to-life image.

Highly recommended for those with the $500+ budget, these Vortex binoculars are going to be a great high-resolution mid-range optic for the serious hunter who refuses to compromise.

Here's what Vortex have to say about their Diamondback model:


If you’re looking for only the most serious horsepower that hunting optics can have to offer, then you’ll want to pull out the bucks (ha, pun) and go for the Viper HD 15x56.

Don’t usually hunt at longer ranges? Then the Viper HD 10x42 are sure to meet your needs without an issue.

In between the two ranges are optics of every speciation and built quality from great to exceptional. You’ll have a hard time missing your mark when shopping for optics if you keep your sights set on the Vortex Optics binoculars.

Don’t forget to carefully consider the type of hunting you intend to do and what type of optics might be best for you. Remember, high power magnification is not always necessary and sometimes a lower priced, lower power optics will suit your needs even better than the most expensive option on the market.

About the author

Daniel Nelson

Originally from the small town of Alma, Wisconsin, Dan is an experienced hunter and survivalist. He has hunted in most of the top rated whitetail spots in the country and has acquired his vast knowledge and experience from hunting over 25 years. He enjoys being outdoors in the wild and is an avid angler as well. He shares his enthusiasm through writing his best hunting strategies and gear reviews here at NPLO.

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