The Steiner BluHorizons 10×26 is the first sunlight adaptive pair of binoculars. These pocket binos are travel glasses, affordable and work in all seasons and environments.

This pair is maybe one of the best pocket binoculars and worked especially well in bright snowy terrain and overlooking water.

It comes with the AutoBright technology, which automatically offsets dazzling light and eliminates glare. Working on the same principle as sunglasses with photosensitive glasses, this technology helps control the amount of light transmitted through the lenses depending on the existing light conditions.

Pocket or travel binoculars tend to have a light transmission that’s hard on the eyes. Not these ones. The Bluhorizons have a yellowish cast and eyes therefore don’t get as tired. So color fidelity might not be so true, but longer periods of viewing can be done with these.

While these binoculars work best under the sun, they are also suitable for use during winter. The AutoBright technology captures every detail while eliminating glares from the sand, sky, snow, and water, so you won’t have to strain your eyes squinting just to see images clearly. As a result, you can see objects more vibrantly and in colors as accurately as possible.

Suitable for use in all environments, the Steiner BluHorizons 10×26 has a waterproof rating of IPX4. It can withstand water splashes and sprays for at least five minutes. Moreover, the Makrolon chassis is reinforced with NBR Long Life rubber armoring, which means that it can last for years even after being exposed to fuel, oil, and other chemicals time and again.

This rugged body is also unlikely to age, deform, or harden due to sunlight exposure.

You can say that these binoculars are almost indestructible yet lightweight and compact. Thanks to a foldable design, they can easily fit anywhere, be it in a pocket or a purse. They have a textured chassis that makes them easy to handle even in challenging conditions.

As good as the features of the Steiner BluHorizons 10×26 sound, it still lacks in some areas. Unlike most binoculars today, it is not purged with nitrogen. It does not have protection against fogging. However, having no nitrogen filling is a pretty common characteristic of compact binoculars belonging to this price range.

These binoculars also have a relatively poor eye relief of 12 mm. If you are wearing eyeglasses, you might feel some discomfort after using them for a few hours.

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.6

Reasons to buy:

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    Auto bright technology really does make high sunshine glassing nice
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    Very nice rubber center focus wheel
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    Can be used for longer periods without discomfort
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    Exceptional waterproof rating
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    Field of view is nice for pocket binoculars
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    Long-lasting durability
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    Fits in pockets
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    Easy to handle even in challenging environments
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    10-year warranty

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markNot an ideal for eyeglass wearers
  • check-markCarrying strap not as good

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Steiner BluHorizons

Specs & Features

  • Product Weight: 10.6 oz.
  • Product Width: 4.6”
  • Product Height: 4.5”
  • Field of View at 1,000 yds.: 321.5’
  • Exit Pupil: 2.6 mm
  • Eye Relief: 12 mm
  • Fast-Close Focus System
  • High Contrast Optics System
  • Ergonomic Eyecups
  • NBR Long Life Rubber Armoring
  • Inclusions: Comfort Neck Strap With Fixed Attachment, Neoprene Outdoor Carry Case
  • Rainproof IPX4
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Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.6

Reasons to buy:

  • check-mark
    Auto bright technology really does make high sunshine glassing nice
  • check-mark
    Very nice rubber center focus wheel
  • check-mark
    Can be used for longer periods without discomfort
  • check-mark
    Exceptional waterproof rating
  • check-mark
    Field of view is nice for pocket binoculars
  • check-mark
    Long-lasting durability
  • check-mark
    Fits in pockets
  • check-mark
    Easy to handle even in challenging environments
  • check-mark
    10-year warranty

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markNot an ideal for eyeglass wearers
  • check-markCarrying strap not as good

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