Best Budget Binoculars Under $150
Vortex Optics Raptor 10x32

Vortex Optics is known for making high-quality binoculars, such as the RAPTOR 10X32. For binoculars with a price tag less than $150, they render pretty impressive images from dusk to dawn.

The fully multi-coated lenses offer enough light transmission for bright and crisp images. You can easily adjust the focus using the central knob and adjust the eyecups using the twist-up mechanism.

You can also change the interpupillary distance (IPD) or the distance between the centers of both pupils by merely rotating the binoculars until the IPD aligns with your pupils. However, these optics are not the best choice for eyeglass wearers. They have low eye relief of 13 mm.

With nitrogen purging and O-ring seals, this pair performs considerably well regardless of the weather, and is capable of doubling as a pair of marine binoculars. There’s no visible fogging when the temperature suddenly changes. Additionally, the rubber armor body offers a non-slip grip.

Our Overall Review

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

4.7

Things we like:

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    Relatively good low-light performance, considering the price point
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    Bright and crisp images
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    Easy-to-use focus knob
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    Doesn’t fog easily

Things we don't like:

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Vortex Optics Raptor 10×32

Specs & Features

  • Magnification: 10x
  • Objective Lens Diameter: 32 mm
  • Weight: 17.6 oz
  • Dimensions: 4.5" H x 5.7" W
  • Field of View (Linear at 1,000 yds): 339'
  • Field of View (Angular): 6.3
  • Prism System: Porro
  • Eye Relief: 13 mm
  • Exit Pupil: 3.2 mm
  • Close Focus Distance: 15'
  • Nitrogen Purging: Y
  • Tripod Adaptability: N
  • Inclusions: Rainguard Eyepiece Cover, Tethered Objective Lens Covers, Comfort Neck Strap, Soft Carry Case

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Check out our complete list of the best Vortex binoculars here.

Our Overall Review

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

4.7

Things we like:

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    Relatively good low-light performance, considering the price point
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    Bright and crisp images
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    Easy-to-use focus knob
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    Doesn’t fog easily

Things we don't like:

  • check-markLow eye relief

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