Excerpt: I bought these binoculars to use on my 21' boat. They are very helpful for viewing the shoreline, other boats and navigation markers as long as the seas are not too rough. In very rough seas the IS is overwhelmed. In general though, I think they are a great pair of binoculars for the money.
Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Prior to purchaing the 8x25 IS binoculars, I already owned a pair of 15x50 IS, which I love to use but find a bit too heavy and bulky to use when birding with a long lens on a monopod. So, I based my decision to buy on my prior satisfaction with the larger binoculars.
Pros: Compact, Image stabilization, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I really like the compactness and weight of these binocs that I bought for my husband. The image stabilization makes these so much easier to use than our old binocs of similar magnification. My husband decided he wanted higher magnification, so I returned them for the 12x36 model.
Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Works Well With Glasses
Excerpt: This binocular is very light weight and well balanced and compact. It will be easy to carry on hiking trips or to sporting events. The image is very bright and clear. It is a great value for the price.