A Good Pair of Waterproof Marine Binoculars

You only need one, but we picked four.

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Canon 10x42 L IS WP binoculars
These binoculars feature both image stabilization and a full waterproof rating. Courtesy Canon

Canon 10×42 L IS WP

This pair of 5.4-by-6.9-by-3.4-inch binoculars weighs more than most competitors at 39.2 ounces, but is well worth consideration. These are the smallest binoculars around that boast both image stabilization and a full waterproof rating. Image stabilization doesn’t come cheap (check the price—ouch), but it is uber-cool.

$1,499; usa.cannon.com

Leupold BX-4 Pro Guide HD 8x32 binoculars
Awesome optics and a rather impressive 33-foot-depth waterproofing. Courtesy Leupold

Leupold BX-4 Pro Guide HD 8×32

At 4.8 inches long, 4.5 inches wide, and 17 ounces, the BX-4 Pro Guide HD is easy to stow and easy to handle. These binoculars post awesome optics and a rather impressive 33-foot-depth waterproofing, and are rated to survive 160-degree temperatures.

$579.99, leupold.com

Steiner Navigator 7x50
Get Steiner’s Sports-Auto Focus and waterproofing to five meters. Jon Whittle

Steiner Navigator 7×50

These 5.5-by-8.1-by-12-inch binoculars weigh in at 36.3 ounces and pack a powerful punch. Waterproof to 5 meters, this is the only pair of binocs in the mix to offer Steiner’s Sports-Auto Focus, which allows you to focus each eyepiece to your individual vision once and then keep images sharp from 20 yards to infinity.

$528.99, steiner-optics.com

Waterproof to IPX7 standards. Jon Whittle

West Marine Shoreline 10×50

Waterproof to IPX7 standards, the Shoreline 10×50 is 5.4-by-5.6-by-2.4 inches and tips the scales at 24 ounces. Top features include a center focus, Bak-4 barium crown glass prisms and rubber armor.

$249.99, westmarine.com

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