Excerpt: I just bought a pair of these for bird watching and I could't be happier, I live by the coast and the shore birds are brought to life with the clarity of these. They are light weight and I love the lifetime warrant option.
Pros: Close Focus, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Waterproof, Works Well With Glasses
Conclusion: The Vanguard Spirit ED 10x42 is a small, handy and shapely pair of binoculars. When it comes to its build quality it is really beyond reproach. The attention to details, workmanship, design, cleanliness and blackening can put to shame many more expensive instruments. If you add to these a life time warranty you can expect many years of problem-free usage.
Pros: small, compact and stylish casing,, good blackening inside the inner tubes,, good quality prisms, made of BaK-4 glass,, sensible appearance of the area near the exit pupils,, decently corrected coma,, not very bothersome astigmatism,, life time warranty period.
Cons: noticeably truncated exit pupils,, too high chromatic aberration,, too weak transmission,, resolution of the image on the edge of the field should have been better.
Conclusion: Overall if you are looking for a very high quality binocular and a step up from ones that don't feature ED glass and that don't cost the earth that are ideal for any form of nature observation, hunting in open areas and great general use binoculars and then I highly recommend, the Vanguard 10x42 Spirit ED binocular. Like the standard version, it is a fantastic pair of binoculars at a great price. Highly Recommended.
Conclusion: I would like to thank Vanguard for sending these to me to review and I would also like to point out that like all the reviews on this website, these are my opinions of the product and I am not influenced in anyway by manufacturers, distributors or suppliers.
Conclusion: I would like to thank Vanguard for sending this binocular to me to review I would also like to point out that all the reviews on this site, including this one are my opinion and are not influenced in any way by manufacturers, distributors or suppliers.
Conclusion: Overall if you are looking for a good quality binocular, ideal for any form of nature observation, that you can take camping, traveling or to any sporting event that does not break the bank then I highly recommend, the Vanguard 10x42 Spirit binocular. It is a great pair of binoculars at a great price.