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I've spent some time within the week researching and sourcing for a good pair of binoculars. I figured a good pair of binos will serve me well in concerts (such as the recent Harry Connick, Jr.'s My New Orleans Tour) with a distance from the stage, hiking trips and at the upcoming World Youth Day 08 so I can spy on the Pope better.

- I wanted something compact. Something that will fit snuggly into a casual ladies' bag.

- I wanted something with just a little boost in its zoom. The average magnification is at 8x and I thought a 10x or 12x will go further in a boat trip or safari adventure.

- I wanted something rugged and waterproof. It's in my nature.

- I wanted something with good optics. A reliable brand. Ideally one with a good Roof Prism technology over the more classic Porro Prism.

As you can see, I am very fussy. Not any binoculars will do.

My options came down to either the Tasco 10x25mm Amphibian Waterproof / Fogproof Compact Binoculars 1025WPD or the Bushnell 10x25mm H2O FRP Compact Binoculars.

Both come from companies who make great binoculars, weighs around 13oz and have the sturdy, rugged construction I was looking for.

I was initially set on getting the Tasco Amphibian. I loved the "Amphibian" name concept. It has such a versatile ring to the binos character. I placed 2 online orders on and, both came back with out-of-stock replies. The Amphibian range has been discontinued.

The Bushnell H2O on the other hand was abundantly in stock. But prices range from USD$15 (on eBay) all the way to USD$70 (on Amazon), excluding shipping within USA. The average price tag was around USD$30 and about 1/3 more expensive then the Tasco.

So when I chanced upon a second hand piece (but used only once) on eBay going at USD$2.42; my eyes grew wide. With USD exchange rates at its lowest, it was the perfect time to do some US shopping. I won the bid at USD$9.04! Pretty nice deal.

Tom has kindly offered to mail the item back to me. In return, he has my blessing to toy with the gadget before shipment.

Bushnell H2O
Bushnell 10x25mm H2O FRP Compact Binoculars

Bushnell 10x25mm H2O FRP compact binoculars is an example of ideal mix of function and affordability. As the name suggests, they are 100% waterproof and 100% fogproof. Perfect for Birdwatching, Marine, Military & Hunting activities. In short, they are ideal for anyone who needs a clear view while on or near the water.

Rugged, non-slip rubber armor makes the 10x25mm H2O highly durable, shock-resistant, and easy to grip, even when wet. The H20 series binoculars are O-ring sealed and nitrogen purged to completely lock out moisture.

These hardy binoculars feature a host of high-performance viewing features. BaK-4 roof prisms offer bright, clear, and crisp images, while multi-coated optics and 25mm objective lenses allow for superior light transmission and brightness. A large center focus knob makes adjustments easy, precise, and quick, and a 12mm eye relief provides comfort, even for extended use. The 10x25mm H2O also features a close focusing distance of 15 feet, a 10x magnification, and a 310-foot field of view. Its compact size and 12-ounce weight make portability a breeze.

The Bushnell 10x25mm H2O FRP compact binoculars go where other binoculars can't, and are an exceptional tool for water-lovers everywhere.

* 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
* Fold-down or twist-up eyecups
* Large center focus knob for easy, precise adjustments
* Longer eye relief

* 10 x 25 Magnification X Obj Lens
* Compact size class
* Center focus system
* Roof prism system
* BK-4 prism glass
* Multi-lens coating
* 330/110Field of View ft@1000yds / m@1000m
* 15/4.6 Close Focus (ft/m)
* 2.5 Exit Pupil (mm)
* 12 Eye relief
* Fold down eyecups
* 13/369 Weight (oz/g)
* Water/Fog Proof

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