Avian Trekker Alloy 10x42 Binoculars
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The Avian Trekker 10x42 binoculars are listed at a price of £139 on the Avian website. These binoculars are primarily designed for birdwatching enthusiasts, delivering the professional, high quality performance expected from Avian Trekker but boasting a new, lightweight frame.
Avian Trekker 10x42 binoculars are nitrogen filled and made of a lightweight alloy construction. They have water repellent lenses to be both water and fog proof. The binoculars are rubber armoured, hardy and can stand up to knocks and scrapes.
The eye cups used are twist up so that you can adjust the comfort level as required, and the lenses are aspherical and coated for clarity of vision. These binoculars have a wide field, and what the manufacturer describes as an "ultra-close focus of 1.2m".
Birdwatcher magazine gives the Avian Trekker 10x42 binoculars an overall rating of 9 out of 10, based upon three individual ratings of 9 out of 10 for design and ease of use, optical rating and value for money.
The magazine review could find only two negative things to say about the Avian Trekker 10x42 binoculars: they have a slight blue tint when viewing, and the neck strap that comes with purchase is not comfortable enough for extended wear.
The magazine spoke highly of Avian's lightweight claims, stating that the reduction in weight "makes a difference" and praises the solid, robust nature of the binoculars despite their light weight.
Overall, Birdwatcher magazine was impressed at the extreme clarity and "icy sharpness" of the images viewed through the Avian Trekker 10x42 binoculars.