Current Retail: $29.99
Historic Range: $29.99-$33.95
Small, lightweigh little monocular fits easily on your belt or pack with the included carry case. Great for getting a little closer to nature without the bulk of binoculars.
- Fair price
- A little difficult to learn to use one eye
- Not super powerful
As a member of another website, I am given products to test from time to time in exchange for a review. I have the amazing opportunity to test incredible products in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. On this trip, I tested Brunton's Lite Tech Monocular, and thought it had some great applications!
First, this handy little piece of monocular loveliness fits in the palm of your hand, weighs very little, and allows you the chance to see nature a bit more up-close-and-personal. It's not going to replace binoculars, but it'll let you see the bird in the top of the tree a little closer, you can look at the porcupine waddling down the path without risking a quill poke, and you can watch that bear eat your granola bars, and know exactly which flavor he likes best!
Now, it takes a little practice to get used to using it. Get it too far from your eye and all you see is a little glass lens. Press it too close and everything goes black. And no, you aren't losing your eyesight, you are just doing it wrong. It's a gentle act to put it to your eye just right, but once you do, it works well. The lens sort of twists and swivels to pull things into focus. And if you have trouble looking with one eye, just close the other one while spying through it.
Seriously, it's a great little gadget to get you a little closer to nature, whether you are an animal lover, weather watcher or simply love to take a look around, at $35, it's kinda fun to feel like nature isn't far out of your reach.
Nice for a nature lover, a child, or someone just wanting to tinker with a new piece of gear.
Source: tested or reviewed it for the manufacturer (I kept the product after testing.)