Vortex Viper HD 8x42 Binoculars

Vortex Viper HD 8x42 Binoculars
Our Price:  £539.00
List Price:  £599.00
Saving Of:  £60.00

Brand:  Vortex

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It takes a lot to improve the very popular and award-winning Viper HD 8x42 binoculars and Vortex have made small but effective improvements where it matters most with the latest model.

HD (High Density) extra-low dispersion glass is still used for outstanding edge-to-edge clarity coupled with low-light-conquering XR™ anti-reflective coatings and now a wider field of view making this new range of binoculars even better than before.

From a size and weight perspective, the Viper HD binoculars are one of the lightest, most compact, full-size premium quality binoculars on the market. They are supplied complete with a Vortex Binocular Harness Pack (GlassPak™) so can be comfortably carried for long periods of time in their own protective case from which you should have no trouble reaching them at a moment's notice in any of the four highly versatile configurations that the Glasspak can be carried in.

Key features of the Vortex Viper 8x42 HD include:

Roof Prisms: Valued for greater durability and a more compact size

Phase Correction: coating enhances resolution and contrast

HD (High Density) extra-low dispersion glass delivers impressive resolution and colour fidelity, resulting in High Definition images

Vortex proprietary XR anti-reflective coatings, fully multi-coated on all air-to-glass lens surfaces, increase light transmission for maximum brightness

Optics are sealed with O-rings to prevent moisture, dust and debris from getting inside the binocular

Fogproof: Argon gas purging guarantees superior fogproof and waterproof performance

Rubber Armour: Provides a secure, non-slip grip and durable external protection

ArmorTek: Ultra hard, scratch-resistant coating protects exterior lenses from scratches, oil and dirt

Twist eyecups: To maximize custom fit for comfortable viewing with or without glasses

Locking Dioptre: Adjusts for differences in a user’s eyes. Located on the right eyepiece

Tripod Adaptable: Compatible with a tripod adapter, allowing use on a tripod or car window mount

Includes: Rainguard, tethered objective lens covers, comfort neck strap and Vortex GlassPak™ Binocular Harness Pack

Vortex Viper HD 8x42 binoculars include the Vortex VIP Unlimited Lifetime Warranty


Field of view: 124m

Minimum Focus: 1.5m

Eye Relief: 18mm

Interpupillary Distance: 56-76mm

Height x Width: 142x124mm

Weight: 690g

Average Rating (1 Review):  
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Excellent Binoculars for the Price
10 September 2020  | 

I purchased a pair of Vipers after trying out nearly a dozen binoculars up to 650 in price. They offer great resolution and edge clarity with a reasonably wide field of view and I've been pleased with their performance in the field. Vortex's warranty support also has a reputation for being outstanding. So if you're looking for a pair of 8x42s and are budget-limited to 500 or so, these Viper HDs are well worth a look.

- Great resolution
- Negligible sharpness loss at the image edge
- Reasonably wide FOV
- Ergonomics
- Vortex's warranty support

- Colour reproduction errs on the warm side (which I don't mind)
- Noticable (though not intrusive) distortion starting ~50% from image centre

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