Nikon Trailblazer ATB 10x25 Binoculars

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Nikon Trailblazer ATB 10x25 Binoculars
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• High value on the trail is measured by the fistful. Pick up Nikon's new Trailblazer 10 x 25 All Terrain Binoculars for rugged compacts that balance versatile viewing power with a size you can afford to carry on any trail. The Trailblazer is a perfect choice for bikers and hikers weathering unexpected storms ... as well as canoers who can't pamper their binos while paddling.
• The Trailblazer binoculars may be pocket-sized, but certainly pack the power you need for a more in-depth study of nature. A wide 342-foot field of view helps you find and follow wildlife on the move from any range. Turn and slide eyecups bring a wider field to eyeglass wearers, too. And when it comes to taking a better look at butterflies and other insects, the 10 x 25 Trailblazer brings in bright details from as close as eight feet.
The Nikon 10x25 Roof Prism is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon 10x25 Roof Prism: Compact and Lightweight.

Lining and Layers:

  • All lenses are coated with multiple layers of anti-reflective compounds for maximum light transmission

Padding:

  • Includes soft padded case with belt loop, 0.5 in. wide binoculars strap, and eyepiece covers

Insulation:

  • Nitrogen-filled design provides resistance to moisture and mold; O-ring sealed
  • Nitrogen-filled and O-ring sealed for total waterproof, fog-proof and shockproof performance in any environment

Sizing:

  • Roof prism design with advanced ergonomics offers maximum performance in a pocket-sized package

Weather and Wind:

  • Waterproofing with tight O-ring seals safeguards viewing, long after the rain orsnow shower is over.
  • Smooth rubber armoring is easier to keep a handle on in wet, cold conditions.
  • Rugged waterproof, fogproof performance; ideal for use in humid conditions

Comfort:

  • Turn-and-slide rubber eyecups, complemented by long eye relief, allow the binoculars to be used comfortably by eyeglass wearers

Traction and Grip:

  • Ergonomic styling is mated with a rubber-armored exterior, providing a firm grip whether wet or dry

Manufactured:

  • All lens and prism elements incorporate Nikon-exclusive Eco-Glass made without the use of arsenic or lead

Features:

  • Fogproofing with nitrogen purged optics prevents fogging on internal lens surfaces for clear views in spite of sudden temperature changes.
  • Handy diopter control allows for correction of normal right-eye/left-eye visioin imbalance
  • Great for bird watching, travel, sports spectating and nearly any outdoor adventure
  • 10 mm eye relief
  • Quick central-wheel focusing for fast, precise focusing at all distances
  • Slim, easy-to-carry design; only 9.8 oz.
  • Internal blackening minimizes reflection, increases light transmission
  • Multicolored optics with antireflective lens coatings for image brightness
  • Large, central focus wheel and adjustable diopter make focus easy to achieve and maintain, even while wearing gloves
Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS)
Nikon's Trailblazer 10x25 ATB (All Terrain) Binoculars are waterproof and fogproof with Eco-Glass optics and wrapped into a tough rubberized body for comfortable viewing. Feature multicoated optics for image brightness and sharpness, rain or shine.

Country of Origin: Imported


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The all-purpose Trailblazer ATB™ compact binoculars have multi-coated lenses and offer waterproof and fog-proof performance.

Imported.

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Activity:Hiking
Added protection:Rubber coating
Apparent angle of view:59.2 degrees
Binocular size:Compact
Dimensions:4.05 (length) x 4.48 (width) in.; 103 x 114 mm
Exit pupil:2.5 millimeters
Eye relief:10 millimeters
Field Of View At 1000 Yards:342 ft.; 114 m
Field of view:342 feet
Fogproof:Yes
Image stabilization:No
Includes Case:Yes
Includes Neck Strap:Yes
Lens coating:Multicoated
Magnification:10x
Minimum focus:11.5 feet
Near Focus:11.5 ft.; 3.5 m
Nitrogen Filled:Yes
Objective Lens:25 mm
Real angle of view:6.5 degrees
Relative brightness:6.3
Size:4.5 x 4.1 x 1.7 inches
Waterproof:Yes
Weather resistant:Yes
Weight:9.8 oz.; 280 g
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Nikon Trailblazer ATB 10x25 Binoculars Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Good Binoculars!!

Of the four pairs of binoculars I've purchased at REI over the years, this is the best for my useage. The other pairs found new homes.

I find these to be rugged enough for walking about in the brush and tangle of wilderness, with quick focus ability.

The weight is just right for the casual user, and the small carrying case goes unnoticed at my hip, or attached to my pack.

The lensing is of a decent quality, and able to provide a good level of definition, which allows enjoyment of the species or subject of my interest.

I consider these binoculars to be of mid quality, whose best useage is casual or recreational.

For the serious user, there is of course, better quality, but at a considerably higher price.

These are good all around binoculars which you can't go wrong with.

Everyone has their preferences of course, but having experienced four sets now ranging from 100 through to and including 600.00. These are the best I've owned.

You can't go wrong with these, and anyway, REI stands behind their products 100%. What have you got to lose!! Nothing really....
Ben.Zef at REI on 03/03/2012

Enhanced my Experience with Ease

I bought this last minute to enhance my connection with nature for a trip down to Florida. I'm so glad I did. I stood in the REI store and sampled different binoculars -- takes a bit of getting used to, esp'ly with glasses. I almost bought a larger size that you wear around your neck when I saw these. I'm so glad I got the more compact size. They fold down compactly and slip into a pouch I wore at my hip while cycling, hiking and on a tour boat. Such easy access when I wanted them. Besides, even the lightest things become a nagging grind into my neck after a while. Even at this weight my arms would b/c fatigued after a bit.

I can't compare these with other sets, I can just say they worked great for me on this trip for the reasons noted. They really enhanced my experience....before I saw the sandhill cranes in the distance...but this time I saw them up close, just like cranes painted centuries ago on Japanese scrolls. Amazing.
ScottAtlanta at REI on 01/01/2013

Good the the hiker and backpack

Bonoculars have good light transmision even with the narraw field of view. Power 10X is great for far away, can read text on signs at a great distance, brings most wildlife up close with sharp focus, however the focus wheel on my set has some sloppiness to it when I try to reverse it from focusing to far. The eye cup on one side will slide off when trying to remove the lens protector, that is aggravating, the other side is pretty secure so don't know what is going on there. I think Nikon should have made it a solid rubber piece. Comes with a nice little case and strap. I will probably go back to the store and review the same model to see if I have a pair that has problems. If not then will keep what I got cause I like everything else about them.
Outdoor Professor at REI on 06/06/2008

Follow-up from previous review

Just wanted to follow up from previous review. Went back to store and exchanged original pair. The eye cup was faulty. The lens cap is tight, would suggest leaving them off and being very careful removing the first time as to not pull the rubber eye cup off also. Second pair focus was somewhat better, not really an issure once used a little. You must be still while looking through these bonoculars due to the narrow field, any movement will cause unviewable shake, ie: no riding anything and using these. They are a great little and light weight bonocular for hiking. REI has a great write up on bonoculars power and field of view, read it before buying a pair so that you understand how each bonocular has it's own strengths.
Outdoor Professor at REI on 06/06/2008

Good for hiking

Originally, I purchased a larger, more powerful set from REI but they were too heavy and bulky for my usage; my fault for buying the wrong glasses. This pair is just right for my needs. Light enough to carry and powerful enough to do basic birding. They are a little more difficult to hold steady but that's the price you pay for smaller glasses. Pretty good optics but I am not a great judge of this aspect. Overall, I think perfect glasses for the recreational hiker.
maverick 33 at REI on 06/06/2013

What I was looking for.

When I use binocs, I don't usually scan a wide area looking for what I might find. Most often I'll spot something specific and want a closer look. With this in mind, I wanted as much magnification as I could get in a compact unit. The 10 x 25 does this. Because the magnification is so powerful and the binocs are so small, there is some shake but having the object up close is a trade off I'm willing to make.
coaster brake at REI on 01/01/2013

Great for Safari

We used these binoculars on an African Safari. They were great, easy to focus. The older travelers we were with had trouble using the glasses as their hands shook and the field of view does not allow for a visible shake. I would recommend 8x25 for those folks. Our glasses were the envy of our group for the size and power.
ColoradoCoach at REI on 09/09/2013

Small size, good definition

The smaller, compact design makes these binoculars easy to pack and use in any setting. For kayaking and hiking especially, their waterproof feature and easy stowability allows fast and frequent use in almost any weather or condition.
coastal_kayaker87 at REI on 09/09/2007

Solid, sharp, lightweight

I haven't tested the waterproof-ness... and didn't feel like throwing them in the bath tub just for this review. But they seem well constructed, so I don't have concerns about that.
GlennE at REI on 08/08/2013

Awesome

It pays to spend a little money. I had a cheaper pair and you truly get what you pay for. These are very bright and clear. love them.
Gary from Simi at REI on 04/04/2013

Negative Reviews:

Hinges wear out

I used my binoculars for viewing wildlife observed while hiking and backpacking and while attending concerts and sporting events. Unfortunately, over time the hinges became loose causing the optics to misalign. REI's 100% satisfaction guarantee should read 50% satisfaction guarantee, but only if they approve of course. I will try Nikon to see if they back their warrantee.
DA Backpacer at REI on 07/07/2012

Spring for a bigger one

Bought this before a trip to Yellowstone, and when I got there, really wished I had ponied up for a larger set of binoculars. These are definitely compact, but because of the small size, it's tough to hold still. Very difficult to keep your sights set on wildlife.
DGNYC78 at REI on 10/10/2010