After considerable research and consulting with other hunters, I purchased a pair of Barska 10 x 42 Atlantic binoculars (Model # AB10878).
I thought they would be a good quality product from a reputable company. It was a mistake. After less than two weeks of light use (scouting from my car) the rubber hand holds came off. The glue just failed. I contacted the manufacturer (Barska).
Not only did they insist that I return the binoculars at my expense, but they wanted to charge me a $30 “warranty fee”. After I complained they did waived the fee, but I still had to pay to ship them back. I got another pair of Atlantic binoculars about 2 weeks later.
Again, after a couple of weeks of light use, a day before the start of the hunting season, they broke in half! (see picture). This time I took them back to the retailer I bought them from and they replaced them immediately with no hassle. Unfortunately, they replaced them with another pair of Barska binoculars.
Bottom line, the quality of the Barska binoculars was very poor. The optics seemed fine, but the workmanship was terrible. In addition, the customer service from Barska inadequate to say the least.
I would not ever purchase a Barska product again!