I rated these bins when I first tested them.
However when I arrived at scafle pike I found the strap broke for no reason so I had to improvise to keep them around my neck. I couldn't take them back as I was 4 hours from home in the middle of the lakes so I tried to carry on.
The weather was wet but I used the case ( which strap had broke on). An hour into my walk I tried to use
them and they were steamed up and useless.
When I reached the peak they had vanished due to the strap being poor.
These were brand new.
Failed in every way and now I have no bins to take
back as the strap was faulty so am therefore without
bins and money down.
Worked great in complete dry however no good for outdoors. And please put in pocket as strap is useless. Very bed experience.
I'm sorry you've had a problem with our Orao Mountain Sports Binoculars, should I say two problems I thank you for your feedback and hope that walk up Scarfell was still a pleasurable one.
I will give feedback on the product to the product manager. It's the first time we have the feedback on the strap and misting but it's important that we understand why.
I will contact you by mail as I am aware it is not possible to return the binoculars.
David Daker Commercial Director DECATHLON
Talking of binoculars, 10x or 12x magnification is what caps the upper ceiling for practical usage. Any thing beyond 10x or 12x is rather too shaky to hold and focus while outdoors. That said, this offers a practical magnification with 25mm aperture and poro prism construction which make it really compact and light weight. However, optics aren't fully multicoated. Dia-optic adjust feature has been offered and focusing wheel is smooth and precise. But overall built quality is only average which gives a rather toy-ish feel. The accompanying pouch is very nice and the lanyard is good quality too neck padding. Overall a utility product serving its purpose very well. Thanks.
10x mag / easy focus / dia-optic adjust / compact
Average buillt quality
Good choice for a starter. Almost impossible to find a better value considering the price and guarantee.
compact size, light weight, price, 2 yearguarantee
plastic feel, not sturdy, not well moulded