My name is Michael F, I currently live in Austin Texas. A while back, I purchased a pair of Nikon 8×25 Travelite V binoculars, and I absolutely love them.
The only binoculars I had used before we’re the cheap ones from Wal-Mart, but I go to a lot of sporting events and spend a fair amount of time in the “cheap seats” so I felt that a decent pair of binoculars were a good investment for me.
While sometimes at basketball games(Hook em horns!), the binoculars catch a little glare they are excellent for Nascar and other various auto races although they don’t work as well when it starts raining.
The zoom is crystal clear, and its unbelievable how close they get me to the action. I also got a chance to use them in a more natural setting, when I decided to take my family camping last summer. They were more than suitable for spotting wildlife from a distance, and even helped out a little in the navigation a couple times when we wandered a little off the beaten path and managed to get ourselves lost.
They proved their durability too, as I can’t even count how many times the kids dropped them on the trip and they still work as well as the day I bought them.
They are most definitely worth every cent I spent on them, and if for some odd reason my current pair gets lost or broken I won’t hesitate to purchase another one!