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20111124_LeupoldI have recently had the pleasure of reviewing a pair of Leupold Mojave 10×42 binoculars. These binoculars are beyond excellent to say the least. One of the things I was looking for in a pair of binoculars is the waterproof, ruggedness, and abuse taking factor. These exceeded my expectations before I even had the chance to put my hands on them. The story behind the previous statement is, I pulled into my driveway on day and noticed a plastic bag with a bag lying in the creek under the driveway. I had a gut feeling that this box contained my binoculars. Sure enough, I opened the box and it was them. The box had fallen 15 feet straight onto rocks and then remained in the snow and water for a week. When I got the binoculars out of the bag and inspected them, I knew that the rugged and waterproof label on them was an understatement.

These binoculars weighed in at 23.0 ounces and are extremely comfortable and steady in hand. The open bridge, roof prism technology gives the viewer a very solid grip and is very easy to keep steady on objects near or far. The focusing with these binoculars is also very user friendly. The fine adjusting knob is easily adjusted with one finger. I was anxious to test the low or dim light conditions with these and once again I was amazed. The fully multi-coated lens system and cold mirror coated prisms delivered a bright and clear picture, more than I expected.

The 10×42 magnification and aperture, made it very easy to scan a large field and follow any movement with plenty room to spare. One of the many things I enjoyed about these binoculars, were the twist up eye caps, which gives the viewer generous eye relief for extended viewing. All of the accessories that come with the binoculars are more than enough to get you started glassing. Leupold provides a carrying strap, eye covers, lens covers, lens cleaning cloth, and binocular case.

In summary, the Leupold Mojave 10×42 Binoculars are a perfect choice for the avid hunter, or for anyone who wants nothing more than an absolute crystal clear view, along with easy focusing and a very wide field of view. The Mojave series come with a limited lifetime warranty and are a very tough, dependable pair of binoculars. More information, along with full specs and ordering information can be found at http://www.leupold.com/observation/products/binoculars/mojave-series/mojave-10x42mm/.  For anyone on the market of a quality, reliable pair of binoculars take a look at the Leupold Mojave 10×42’s.