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Glossary | Binoculars | Area of application | Travel and sport

Whether travelling or on a cycling tour, you should always have small binoculars to hand.

When travelling, small binoculars should always be in your luggage. Often, architectural features or the artistic interpretation of a ceiling fresco can be more easily appraised and appreciated with a small pair of binoculars. But even the best binoculars are no use if they are too heavy, and so remain at home in a cupboard. This rule especially applies if you’re walking all day in a foreign city, or in the countryside.

The benefits of binoculars are often underestimated for sporting events in particular. We all know the close-up on television in significant match situations. As our human eye cannot zoom, you can use small field-glasses to judge much better whether the referee is making the right decision.

Even if you’re not sporty yourself, there’s no harm in having some light binoculars in your luggage. Whether hiking, biking or kayaking. Get a little closer to nature.

What is important when selecting binoculars for travel or sport?

The "very good" rating for binoculars is achieved if they meet the following criteria:

  • Magnification: max. 10 times
  • Weight: max. 500 grams

For a "good", binoculars must achieve these values:

  • Magnification: max. 12 times
  • Weight: max. 700 grams

For a "medium" we will accept:

  • Magnification: max. 12 times
  • Weight: max. 1,000 grams

Binoculars whose weight exceeds 1,000 grams, or whose magnification is greater than 12 times, are rated by us as "not recommended" for travel and sport.