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Brunton Echo Pocketscope

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Specs

Price MSRP: $29.99
Weight 1.8 oz
Power 7X
Objective diameter 18mm
Eye relief 12mm
Exit pupil 2.6mm
Field of view 181 ft @ 1,000 yds
Close focus 1.1 ft

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The author of this review received the product from the brand or its representatives in exchange for a review.

Brunton’s Echo Pocket Scope 7x18 offers the user crisp, clear optics that are diminutive in size, featherlight in weight, affordable in price, with a world class warranty. Buy one and see what you’ve been missing!

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Small profile
  • Durable
  • Water resistant
  • Rubberized
  • Adjustable diopter ring
  • 7x Magnification
  • World class warranty

Cons

  • Cheap belt case

D27BF5D0-0857-4C52-8D49-6F1BC1417092.jpgBrunton Echo Pocketscope 7x18

Highlights:

  • 7x Magnification
  • High Density Bak-4 Prism Glass
  • Multi-coated High Contrast Glass
  • Lightweight
  • Exceptional Warranty

Specs:

  • Field of View-181 ft at 1,000 yards
  • Exit Pupil 2.4Eye Relief 12mm
  • Weight: 1.8 oz

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Package Contents:

  • Echo pocket scope
  • Case
  • Lanyard


“Let nothing stand in the way of adventure” is Brunton’s catch phrase.The diminutive size and feather-light weight of the Brunton Echo Pocket Scope surely won’t stand in the way of any adventure! You won’t be aware of its presence until you are ready to use it.

As a member of another website, I am given products to test from time to time in exchange for a review. The Brunton Echo Pocket Scope was provided by the manufacturer for review.

There are those that resist bringing certain items into the field based on size, weigh, and durability. Oftentimes magnified optics are one such item. Unless you are a bonafide birdwatcher or hunter...which high quality optics are the first thing in your kit. But in the case of the Brunton Echo Pocket Scope, you have no viable excuses.
4A60EADE-877F-40E4-8F5F-413872DE20E5.jpgBrunton’s warranty claim is strong...”buy it, try it, bust it, return it—no questions asked.”  Can’t argue with that.

Someone might argue that 7x18 isn’t a powerful enough offering. Depending on its application, that argument might be accurate. But for the weekend explorer or the ultra-light thru-hiker stowing this minuscule lightweight into a pack or pocket would be unnoticeable until you desired to see an object 7x closer than your naked eye.
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In layman’s terms, that first number is magnification and the second number is the front objective size (diameter in millimeters). So with this particular 7x18 monocular, 7 being the magnification...as stated, it will bring objects 7 times closer than the naked eye. The 18 mm objective is fairly small which limits both light transmission for low light conditions (dawn and dusk), and your field of view.

The Brunton Echo Pocketscope also provides a rubber diopter ring to adjust clarity for optimal viewing of the subject matter. Brunton does make other monoculars with both greater magnification (in fact, one model has a zoom feature) and larger objectives.

Brunton utilizes BAK-4 prisms, which simply put, incorporate higher quality glass resulting in sharper images from edge to edge. A nice touch for a tiny, inexpensive package.

A monocular can offer a challenge to those raised solely on binoculars. Though I may prefer the ease, comfort, and stability of binoculars...I have used monoculars an entire career for discreet observation.

The lanyard and case are nothing to write home about and I wouldn’t place my full trust in them, such as lashing the case to my pack or anticipating the lanyard to maintain its retention integrity for too long.


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Final Thoughts 

I like Brunton’s Echo Pocket Scope and look forward to using it a great deal on the trail. It fits nicely into my backpack’s hipbelt pocket for immediate access.

So nearly unnoticeable, I hiked a beautiful 6-mile river gorge trail with lanyard about my wrist and pocket scope between my first and second finger. As inexpensive as you can find the Brunton Echo Pocket Scope online, it’s kinda silly not to have one.

Source: tested or reviewed it for the manufacturer (I kept the product after testing.)

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