In the wild sharp vision beats intuition every time.
"Wicked set of rapids downstream." Warn your buddies, and let them know reading the river's a far stretch easier through high-performance binoculars. And best news, you don't have to work overtime to own a pair. Built with a compact, roof-prism design, Essentials feature fully coated optics for a bright, clear view. And they'll go anywhere you can thanks to a tough, weather-resistant design. Choose from a wide range of models in compact and full size.
All models come with carrying pouch and neck strap except model #168RB. Model #168RB 10x25mm Black does not come with pouch and strap.
Tasco has been America's popular choice in sports optics for over 50 years, and we've made it our mission to design and manufacture quality optics at prices that will fit any family's budget. Tasco products are packed with the latest features, built to exacting quality control standards, and designed to deliver a lifetime of satisfaction — so you can choose Tasco with confidence. With a great selection to choose from, you're sure to find just the right sports optics product for everyone in your family.
Tasco Essentials Binocular
|Price:||$8.96 - $93.75|
|Sale:||Lower price available on select options|
- Tasco's best-selling Essentials line balances optical performance and quality construction, at an affordable price
- Rubber-armored housing absorbs shock and protects them from bumps and weather
- Ultra-light binoculars offer outstanding compact performance with rugged, rubber armor for hiking, backpacking or bicycle touring
- 8X magnification, 21-millimeter objective lens, roof prism system, 383-foot field of view at 1,000 yards and 6.5-ounce weight
- Includes limited lifetime manufacturer's warranty
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Top Customer Reviews
These Tascos are the type of optics you'd buy at Wal-Mart. They feature fold-down eyecups for eyeglasses use, black rubber armoring, and are good for a "normal" person's use.
Field-of-view is 383 feet at 1000 yards; 128 meters at 1000 meters. Exit pupil is 2.6mm and the binos weigh 6.6 ounces. The lenses are fully coated, and this is a roof prism set. Focus is adjusted via the dial in the center, and fine-tuning is via diopter ring on the right side. What does all this mean?
In layman's terms, the zoom (8) is good for untrained optic users. The number 8 means that you'll see things 8 times closer than you would over your unaided eye. I've found that this is ideal for people with no experience with optics; any less and it won't be powerful enough, and any more powerful and the user's natural movements will cause image shake. Exit is 21mm; this lets in a fair amount of light. Clarity is okay, as I've found that the focus dial in the center only gets you so far. Even by playing with the diopter adjusted as best I can get it, I'd say these binoculars are good for reading the license plate number across a long parking lot. Think 90 yards or so. As long as you're not watching objects for a long time, I think you'll be fine. Any longer than a few minutes and your eyes start to hurt. Typical of inexpensive optics.
The rubber armoring does its job; nothing special. The fold-down eyecups are for use without removing your eyeglasses, and they work as advertised. The binoculars have a neck strap attached; it's not removable and is rounded (not flat). It's long enough for any neck, and is sturdy enough to keep the binos around your neck while running.Read more ›
I bought these for my mother, who is a nursing home patient, in order for her to occupy her time in looking out the window at the birds (and the construction men; as she says, she may be old but she's not dead, lol.) I needed something that was strong enough for her to be able to drop without breaking but light enough for her to hold comfortably. This fits the bill. She's had them for a few months and must have dropped them (from wheelchair height) at least 6 times. They are still holding up beautifully and show no signs of breakage.
I really appreciate the fact that they aren't cheap plastic. There are actually cheap plastic kids ones that are more expensive than this! Great value. Keep in mind, however, that they are very compact; you aren't getting a big binoculars. That, actually, was best for my situation. I couldn't ask for more.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Surprisingly powerful and clear. These are far better than I expected.Published 3 days ago by Gordon Campbell
I just received these and they seem to work properly. But they smell very strongly of gasoline! I had intended these for use by my grandchildren but now I am concerned about the... Read morePublished 13 days ago by julia johnston
Great value for this price point. The 8x21 model comes with a padded neoprene belt case, and a cleaning cloth. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Kevin
Went to The Met in NYC for the first time to see Rigoletto. The binocs were perfect.Published 17 days ago by Amazon Customer