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Bushnell H2O Waterproof/Fogproof Roof Prism Binocular

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  • 100% waterproof, O-ring sealed and nitrogen purged for reliable, fog-free performance
  • BaK-4 prisms and multi-coated optics offer crisp clear images with improved light transmission
  • Non-slip rubber armor and Soft Texture Grip absorbs shock and provides a firm grip
  • 10x magnification and 42mm objective diameter; 12-foot close focus distance; 17mm eye relief
  • Large center-focus knob for easy adjustments; Twist-up eyecups; Limited lifetime warranty

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Product Description


The ultimate on-the-water viewing companions, our everpopular H20™ binoculars have been enhanced for 2012 with a Soft Texture Grip to keep them on board and in your hands in the most challenging conditions. Just as before, they're O-ring sealed and nitrogen purged to ensure stunning views no matter how wet they get. To maximize light transmission and clarity, standard equipment includes multi-coated optics and premium quality BaK-4 prism glass. From the streamside to the Gulf Stream, the world simply looks better through the Bushnell® H20.


  • BaK-4 prisms for bright, clear, crisp viewing
  • Multi-coated optics for superior light transmission
  • 100% waterproof: O-ring sealed and nitrogen purged for reliable, fog-free performance
  • Non-slip rubber armor absorbs shock while providing a firm grip
  • Twist-up eyecups
  • Large center-focus knob for easy adjustments
  • Longer eye relief
  • Roof Prism System

About Bushnell

Bushnell has been the industry leader in high-performance sports optics for more than 50 years. The company's guiding principle is to provide the highest quality, most reliable, and most affordable sports optics products on the market. Bushnell product lines enhance the enjoyment of every outdoor pursuit, including nature study, hunting, fishing, birding, and stargazing. Indoors, the company's binoculars bring the audience closer to the action in fast-moving sports or the fine arts at theaters and concerts.

Powerful bright optics in a 100% waterproof package.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 19.9 x 5.5 x 5.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • Item model number: 150142 - P
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (487 customer reviews)
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447 of 459 people found the following review helpful By Alan Watches Life on April 23, 2013
Size: 8 x 42-mm Verified Purchase
This review is for the Bushnell H2O Roof Binoculars sizes 8x42 and 10x42, both of which I recently purchased. These binoculars are inexpensive but have many of the characteristics of expensive binoculars. They are water and fog-proof, they have BaK-4 prisms, and they have a well-constructed and rugged body. I purchased roofs rather than porros after my Nikon porros lost their collimation. Nikon repaired them for $10 plus shipping (which was very fair), but I did not want to go through that again. Roofs are generally more durable. These binos appear well collimated (I did every test I could find on the internet, including shining the sun through them onto a screen), they can quickly be focused quite sharply, and there is very little color aberration. The 8x42s have remarkably little distortion near the outside of the field of vision; the 10x42s have more, but are still quite acceptable. The eye relief is good, so I can wear these with or without glasses. The rubber eyepiece collars are a little hard, but I purchased Field Optics eyeshields (I have no interest in the company) which both shield outside light from entering from the sides and soften the feel of the binoculars against the eyes. Both binos feel slightly heavy for their size, but are really okay. The straps require some lacing, but if carefully done, are okay too. The case is slightly tight, but acceptable. The front and rear lens covers can be attached, which is great.

The biggest problem with these binos is that they are roof binoculars with only multicoating. They are not fully multicoated nor phase coated. The lens quality is good, but not great. Thus the images are clear and sharp, but not as bright as you might get with a porro of the same class or an expensive roof bino.
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106 of 108 people found the following review helpful By Paul K. on June 29, 2013
Size: 8 x 42-mm Verified Purchase
I'm no expert in binoculars, I'm not a birder, I'm just a guy who is looking for binoculars that work well for hikes in the local forests. So I want good light sensitivity, good weather proofing, and good value for the dollar.

I compared specs for the Bushnell H20s and the Bushnell Legend Ultra HD's, both 8x42, booth roof prism. I paid about $240 for the legend, vs. $105 for the H20 + Harness. On the Bushnell website you can compare specs, and these look really similar.

In terms of physical size, the two are about the same. The image is adjusted the same. Both have right eye adjustment and eye relief adjustment. The grips on the H20s are a little bit thicker and softer, and I think have an edge in friendliness.

The major stated difference:
Close Focus (ft/m): 18ft vs 6.5ft

is strange because on my hands-on testing, I found it be more like 10ft for the H20 vs 6.5 ft for the Legend. So although the legend is better, it isn't that much better, to me.

The HD's have a slightly larger field of view, which I did notice, and which was nice.

In theory the H20s don't work with the screw-in tripod adapter, but it sure looks like they both have the same screw-in area for that. I didn't try a tripod adapter with either though.

Both have eye-side lense protectors that can attach to the strap, and both have the same rubber loop to keep the other side lense protectors attached.

The Legends come with a harness, which otherwise you can buy for about $20 separately. The harness won't work out of the box with the H20's, but with a little imagination you can get it to attach.

OK so most importantly--how is the image?
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166 of 178 people found the following review helpful By Edward III on October 4, 2012
Size: 10 x 42-mm Verified Purchase
I opened the box pulled these Bino's out and the 1st thing I noticed was how heavy, solid and well built they are. I love their size they are not too large, they are a very manageable size. They are not fit in your pocket small but they are just right. It only took a few seconds to get them adjusted and focused out of the box. They have a really nice thick canvas carrying case. The pieces that cover the end lenses are thick rubber that closely attached to the Binos so you don't have to worry about losing them and they are not at all in the way. The caps that cover the front lenses are one piece of thick rubber that will easily fit in your pocket if you are on the go. I've been in the Army 12 years and everything I buy I try to make sure it can take a beating through all my field training, moves or deployments and these Bino's def pass the test.
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146 of 166 people found the following review helpful By Graves VINE VOICE on July 2, 2012
Size: 8 x 42-mm Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
For several years I have a pair of very good, very high power Minolta binoculars but they are a bit on the large side so given the chance to test out a smaller, more compact version I was eager to have a go and promptly received the set of Bushnell's.

They come in a small, slightly padded pouch that has a small internal pocket for other items and most importantly a slot so these can be carried on a belt, freeing you up from having to always carry them on a cord around your neck and look like Irwin Rommel. It does comes with a strap you can attach to the binoculars themselves if you want to look like Rommel and in all fairness this is probably a good thing to have when you have them out to save you from dropping them, but there doesn't need to be a strap around your neck all the time.

They were about 2/3rd the size of the large Minoltas and weighted as less than half the weight. So smaller lighter, generally more compact and easier to carry.

Besides the weight and cord one problem I have with my larger glasses is the lens covers. Front and back they protect the lens from scratches so are needed but you need to keep them somewhere. You take them off to use the glasses and have to put them in a pocket or pouch or something which can be a little annoying. I looked at the Bushnell and the covers on the front lenses have little straps to hold them to the frame when not in place. Cool! And the back lenses? ....don't, so they go into the pockets just like the more cumbersome glasses.

To test out the visual quality of the glasses I took them and my larger pair to Valley Forge Park to compare them side by side at several vistas.
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