They?re lightweight for their size, waterproof, comfortable to hold, and snap in to focus quickly.

The lenses are sharp and the contrast makes long-term ?glassing? a pleasure not a chore.

I found them ideal for high seat stalking sessions.

Throughout the entire test I didn?t know how much they cost, but I do now and have been pleasantly surprised.

At £470 these are not cheap by any means, but they offer the high quality and competitive performance of some other European makes – and at somewhere around half the price. Recommended.

Sightron S111LR 8×42 binoculars