Line of Sight Binoculars

Best Compact Binoculars Under $100

Sometimes  you need a good solid product without breaking the bank. This is where our selection of the best compact binoculars under $100 hits the mark. These are the models that are so easy to carry that you’ll take them everywhere with you.

Once you’ve finished watching the sport or admiring the landscape, they’re going to slip into your bag and be unnoticeable till you need them next. We’ve rounded up the top rated small binoculars for you, focussing on price, features and performance.

Top Small Binoculars Under $100

Wingspan Bird Watching Binoculars Our first pick is the Wingspan Optics FieldView 8×32 Compact Binoculars. If you’re looking for a great pair of compact bird watching binoculars, this is our choice.

This lightweight pair features 8 x 32 magnification. Perfect to bring everything up close and personal.

The features at this price point are pretty amazing. They include a sealed body and nitrogen filled lenses. This means that they won’t fog up, even if you accidentally drop them in water.  We also found them to be really comfortable. This is due to their non-slip grip which means that you can use them for hours with no problems.

Add all this to the fact that  that they are very durable then you have to be impressed.  Finally all of this is backed up by the lifetime warranty from the manufactures.  This really could be the very last pair of binoculars that you ever need to buy!

Wingspan Optics Spectator 8X32 Compact Binoculars for Bird Watching. Lightweight and Compact for Hours of Bright, Clear Bird Watching. Also for Outdoor Sports Games and Concerts from $64.92

Best Binoculars for under $50

Another solid model with a crystal clear view are the Sky Genius 8 x 42 Compact Binoculars For Bird Watching BAK4 Prism. With these you’ll have a comfortable viewing experience with an 8 x magnification and 42mm objective lens diameter.  Coming with 22mm eyepieces these are great for focusing on fast moving objects.

We found them to be pretty durable with stable eyepiece and they are water resistant. We particularly like the addition of high index prisms BAK4.  These are going to ensure that you get high contrast images.  We know that this is exactly what you need when  bird watching.

They come with no-slip ErgoGrip to improve comfort when using.  Alternatively, if you’re looking to use them for hours on end then there’s a stand tripod screw which can be used. 

8x42 Full-size Binoculars For Adults(BAK4,Green Lens), Durable HD Clarity Binoculars For Bird Watching Sightseeing Hunting Wildlife Watching Sporting Events, W/Carrying Case Strap Lens Cap(1.68 Pound) $36.99

Best Binoculars for under $75

The ultimate on the water viewing companion is the Bushnell H20 Waterproof/Fogproof Compact Binoculars.  The last time we checked there are over 100 reviews and these are highly rated.  The H20 model comes with a  roof prism in a compact and fold-able design with a textured grip. They are 100% waterproof  so perfect for letting the kids use them without worry of being dropped in a stream!  These also come with Bak4 prisms and multicoated optics for crisp clear images.

If you’re using them in wet environments then you’re really going to appreciate the soft texture grip combined with a non-slip rubber armor

Bushnell H2O Waterproof/Fogproof Compact Roof Prism Binocular, Camo, 10 x 25-mm $51.32