The Nikon Action 8×40 8.2 is my favorite brand of binoculars for hunting and hiking. They have a nice grip and are easy to handle and all the adjustments are easy to use.
The warranty support from Nikon is amazing. My last pair of Nikon binoculars, which were about 20 years old, had something wrong with them and would not stay focused. I sent them in for repair and received a brand new pair. I was floored and happy.
I use my Nikon Action 8×40 binoculars for wildlife watching, mostly birds, deer and coyotes which are plentiful here in central Alberta. The Nikons are great for spotting when we are hunting in the fall. The Nikons are also handy for keeping a distant eye on our cattle during calving season. They are nice and clear and easy to use.
While the Nikon Action is heavier that lots of other brands, making it a little cumbersome to carry out in the bush, the image is exceptional and I would not be without them when I am out hiking. The neckstrap is nice and thick, making it more comfortable than the thinner straps many binos have. I have not used my binos in the rain but I have used them in cold weather with no problems. They do not fog up or frost up.
We took a trip to Whitehorse, Yukon last summer and took along the binos to get a close up of all the beautiful scenery and wildlife up there. Whether we were using them to spy on a herd of buffalo or catch a glimpse of a mother bear and her three cubs, or looking over the beautiful Yukon River from the Miles Canyon Suspension Bridge, our binos went everywhere we went.
I look forward to using them for another 20 years.
D.J. from Alberta