Summary: These Nikon's continue to exceed my expectations. I wanted a small pair to carry so I am never without optics. These are close to perfect for this use. They are small and light, with surprisingly good optics for the money spent.
Excerpt: I took this binocular to my trip to Peru. It was very useful in my tours to Amazon, mountains, lakes, valleys, etc. It allowed me to see more details on the animals, objects I wanted to see more closely. The item is very compact and light, thus easy to carry. The focus is very sharp and light.
Excerpt: I'm not a very smart person-- I do know that I just love this pair of binoculars-- the perfect compact binocs! I was concerned about having too narrow a field of view with these, but have no fear-- they have plenty, for what I am using them for: as general field spotters, they simply do the job...
Pros: Close Focus, Compact, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Waterproof, Works Well With Glasses
Excerpt: I bought the Trailblazer for my wife for viewing stage productions and general use while hiking. The first use was a stage production and she was major impressed. I put down my old Binoculars and tried the Trailblazer. Wow, the brightness and clearity was amazing.
Pros: Close Focus, Compact, Easy To Grip, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Waterproof, Works Well With Glasses
Summary: The Compact 10x25mm 8218 Nikon trailblazers are water and fog proof, have a wide 342ft FOV, are less than 11oz , are very compact (open or closed with height of only 4"), has a close focusing distance under 12ft and has far superior glass and view than the Bushnell Powerview 10x25.