So I stopped by Sportsman's Warehouse to look at and hold a few pair of binos that I have been considering and to see if they had any bino packs I might like.
I'm glad I did. They had the next better version of the Nikons and multiple different levels of the Vortex optics along with other brands not in consideration/budget.
Wow what a difference! I really thought the Nikons would be the obvious choice but the Vortex Diamondback HD 10x42 were just outstanding. Plus they come with chest straps and a much nicer case that appears to be made by Alaska Guide Creations. I can get the Nikons for $117 and the Vortex for $168.
Sportsman's had Badlands and AGC bino cases there too. The Badlands cases are impressive. So far my favorite style, fit and function. The only downside is they only come in Approach camo colors. I'd prefer a solid color like a FDE or foliage green or something since I'm not an avid hunter (although I wish I was).
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Consider some Leupold, with the VIP (military and law enforcement) program you can get around 40% off MSRP. It's a very easy program to sign up for, and takes a couple of days for them to review and process the application (you can fill it out and submit it all from their website). I have some Vortex stuff as well as Nikon and the Leupold is by far the best. And with that discount it brings the Leupold into the same price range as the Vortex, starting around $120
Circus monkeys could do better work than those idiots.