A compact yet high quality set that can be folded up and put inside a coat pocket. That was the requirements from a customer who visited the Northern Optics Optics weekend in North Lincs recently.
The set they went for was the Hawke Endurance ED 8×25 binoculars. The wider field of view and slightly larger exit pupil put them slightly ahead of the 10x version in the customers opinion.
The double hinge design makes them an ideal compact fold up set for use on the move. Considering the compact size and weight they feel very solid. The customer was so impressed with the optics from the Endurance compacts, they did not ask to look through any others.