Summary: I wanted a good binocular that was small, light weight, but with high optical resolution. After much research, I found the Nikon ProStaff 10 x 25 to be the best over-all compromise. It was a little more expensive than many of its competitors, and weighed a little more than I liked, but it still was the best choice. The only negative that I found it that it comes with protective lens caps for only one side of the lenses.
Summary: OK... well i spent some hours looking for the best deal on quality, water proof binocs. Very happy with these. Sharp, bright and clear... very good eye relief. My only complaints are how the neck strap attaches (low tech but secure) and the way the lens covers slip on is not very secure... more of an after thought. Really though, nice rubberized outer skin, solid construction, nice heavy nylon soft case and great price.
Summary: These binoculars are not the best in comparison to others that are more expensive. However, for the size, weight, waterproof, fogproof and function I recommend the Prostaff ATB ! I enjoy hiking in almost all weather conditions and that means that I must bring water and proper layer clothing in my small pack. I have enough weight to worry about and having heavy binoculars was not for me.
Summary: I'm not a binocular expert, but I'm very pleased with these binoculars. They are compact, relatively lightweight, bright clear images, adjustable eyepiece. Perfect for me -- I take them onboard my kayak for birdwatching.
Summary: Light weight though clear and powerful enough for my primary use, birding. The only drawback so far is the stiff, double lens cap. It is not connected to the binoculars, though can be clipped onto the neck strap when not in use. It tends to get in the way, and doesn't always stay attached whether covering the lenses or on the strap. This is a small annoyance for an otherwise great instrument at a great price.
Summary: These are the most fragile binoculars I have ever owned. If you drop them two inches with the case on, they will need to go back for repairs. I swear this to be the truth. Two inches in the case, out of alignment, $22.50 for repair and shipping. If they are so fragile, they need to provide a better case!!!!
Summary: The binoculars are great but the lens caps are not. There were no lens caps for the objective lenses and the connected eyepiece caps broke apart upon first use and do not stay on. I just keep the binoculars in their case.