Brunton Binoculars Review
AVAILABLE BRUNTON BINOCULARS SERIES
Brunton Echo binoculars are perfect for camping and just about any other type of outdoor activity. They're durable, made from an aluminum frame with ergonomic body armor that makes for comfortable gripping. Because the body is aluminum, they're also lightweight, making them easy to carry while hiking or birdwatching. Some models have nitrogen-filled barrels that make them waterproof and fog proof, so there's no worry about them getting damaged in harsh weather.
The Echo series uses roof prisms, most of which are made from BAK-4 glass. The lenses are muti-coated for excellent light transmission, and clear images. Twist-up eyecups are comfortable against the face, and block out excess light. They can also accommodate eyeglass wearers just as easily. All Echo models are tripod/monopod compatible, and are covered by Brunton's limited lifetime warranty.
Brunton Epoch binoculars have something that no other binocular brand has. The lenses are made from glass rated SF, which is normally reserved for the medical instrument industry. Because of this high-grade glass, Epoch binoculars offer sharp contrast and true color interpretation. Along with the SF glass, the binoculars are made with a highly durable magnesium alloy frame.
In addition to the high quality glass and frame, Epoch binoculars are also fitted with a Variable Speed Focus system, which allows adjustment by the slightest turn of the focus wheel. Their superior focusing mechanism also offers a near focus distance of just 36 inches, making them ideal for bird and butterfly watching. The lenses are fully phase-coated, and also have an anti-fog lens coating. The entire binoculars are also waterproof and fog proof. Brunton Epoch binoculars are covered by Brunton's limited lifetime warranty.
Brunton Eterna binoculars are big quality in a compact package. They're small enough to fit in your pocket, and they're lightweight, made with an alloy frame covered with ergonomic body armor. These features make them the perfect binoculars for travel or hiking. Twist-up eyecups with a multi-step eye relief system are great for eyeglass wearers and non-wearers alike.
The Eterna series boasts BAK-4 prisms with state-of-the-art phase coating. The lenses are multi-coated, providing crisp, clear images, high contrast, and true colors. The nitrogen-filled barrels make the binoculars waterproof and fog proof. With a close focus of eight feet, the binoculars are ideal for wildlife viewing. Brunton Eterna binoculars come with Bino-Glove neoprene lens covers, and a neoprene neckstrap. They are covered by Brunton's limited lifetime warranty.
Brunton is a manufacturer of high end technical outdoor adventure gear. Based in Riverton, Wyoming, Brunton is well known for its specialized compass, the Brunton Pocket Transit, which is commonly known as a Brunton Compass. In 2006, Fiskars Corporation acquired Silva Group of Sweden, which is the parent company of Brunton. Under the corporate banner of Fiskers, Brunton currently operates as part of the Gerber Legendary Blades division.
Part of the Brunton product range is a series a high quality optics designed to meet the rugged demands of the outdoor adventurer. Brunton's optics are built for high end performance, and like all Brunton innovative products they are designed for the rigors of wilderness.
Brunton's line of binoculars is well known for its fantastic quality across all there product ranges. They offer over 20 different pairs of binoculars, enough to cover what any hardcore backwoods adventurer may need, and they also boast that they make the best binocular on earth. Their Epoch range of binoculars has set the bar on performance for all binoculars and with a unlimited lifetime warranty it just well could be the best binocular in the world.
Brunton has four ranges of binoculars, going from high-end performance to models perfect for the weekend warrior. At the top end of Brunton's binocular offering is the legendary Epoch range, known as the best binocular in the world. The Epoch models are some of the most rugged binoculars available and are built to exacting standards for superior performance. Their other ranges are the rugged Eterna, the sorting Echo, and the just above entry-level Lite-Tech ranges. All models are made to Brunton's high quality standards and they are an excellent choice when looking for some serious optics.
The binoculars offered by Brunton have the following magnifications across their whole product line-up: 7X, 7.5X, 8X, 8.5X, 10X, 10.5X, 11X, 12X and 15X. They also offer an Epoch model with zoom magnification of 8X-15X.
Brunton binoculars have objective lenses starting 21mm and going up to 63mm on their E.L.O. (extra large objective) models, which are the largest models that they make.
FIELD OF VIEW (F.O.V.)
The field of view on Brunton binoculars is narrowest at 200 ft. at 1000 yd. for the Eterna E.L.O. models at 15X, with their wide angle Echo model being the widest at 492 ft. at 1000 yd.
Although Brunton has a comparatively small range of binoculars compared to other binocular manufacturers, their focus is on high performance outdoor adventure equipment. All the models in their line-up are built with the latest innovations in technology and materials in mind to perform well under any conditions.
Brunton is an outdoor company. Along with binoculars, their other optic products include spotting scopes, monoculars, rifle scopes, range finders, and a full line of accessories for these products. They also make stoves and cookware for camping and backpacking, headlamps, portable power solutions, lighters, and other equipment and instruments. Brunton is also well known for their compasses, including their famous Brunton Compass.
Don't be put off by Brunton binoculars, because high performance usually means high price. Brunton's lower end models start at $40 and they have many products between this and the highest end listing at $2,600.
Brunson offers two different warranties, dependingt on which model you choose. All binoculars are covered with a limited lifetime warranty that covers you from defects in materials and workmanship. However, if you go with the high-end Epoch series, your binoculars will be covered by an unlimited lifetime warranty. No matter how you abuse or misuse your Brunton Epoch binoculars they guarantee to replace or repair them at no charge to you. In fact, they will even ship you a loaner pair while you are waiting to get yours fixed. No wonder they call them the best binocular in the world.
POPULAR BRUNTON BINOCULARS
A popular Brunton model is the Eterna Mid Size 8X32 binocular. This good-looking BAK-4 roof prism model has 8X magnification with a 32mm objective lens and features 16mm eye relief, perfect for eyeglasses. This a rugged waterproof model with ergonomic body armor built to Brunton's rugged standards. The multi-coated lenses offer superior clarity, brightness and definition for a mid sized binocular. This model is a great buy for serious enthusiasts.