Summary: I wanted a pair of all purpose binoculars that I could use camping or sailing. I really wanted at least a range finder and the internal compass was a real bonus (neither obstruct your view and the compass only turns on when you want it too). The clarity, due to the fully coated lenses, and the field of view are superb. As far as I am concerned, this is by far the best pair of all around binoculars I could have purchased, especially in this price range.
Summary: I've had a couple seasons with these binocs, very happy with the results. I've left them onboard with damp, hot, cold conditions... no problems at all. Still amazed how they allow you to focus near or far without a zoom-function. Not sure how they did it, but they work. Others who tried them on my boat like these too.