If you are looking to travel light without compromising on the optical quality of your binoculars, we recommend these pocket binoculars for their incredible level of performance and compact size.
We have always been sceptical about pocket binoculars - and with good reason too. They usually provide very poor optics, are awful in low light, and are flimsy and difficult to use. What is more, the lenses strain the eyes and the quality of the lenses is always poor. You will see elsewhere on our binocular pages that we highly recommend 10x42 binoculars as being the ideal combination of magnification and objective lens size for your safari.
This is not true, however, with the Swarovski 10x25 Pocket Binoculars which we tested during the 2009 South Luangwa product test in which Steve cycled through the Luangwa Valley. The combination of Swarovski standard build quality, optical performance, and ease of use really impressed Steve and, when he tested them alongside other bigger 10x42 binoculars by other manufacturers, he found that they very easily outperformed these and offered a crystal clear image and level of image brightness usually associated with the higher-end Bushnell 10x42 models. The fact that you are able to pack these Swarovski 10x 25 Pocket Traveller Binoculars away in the pocket of your Rufiji™ MaraTech™ Zip-Off Safari Trousers or into the zipped security pocket of the Men's Rufiji™ MaraTech™ Long Sleeve Safari Shirt means that they are ideal for those who prefer to travel really light, but who understand that one should never compromise on optical quality. The benefits for walking safaris are also highly notable and Steve used his regularly on the Luangwa cycle ride to quickly scan the wilderness ahead for wildlife, with the added benefit of storing them in the security pocket of the Men's Rufiji™ BUGTech™ Safari Shirt he was testing on the trip. While the Swarovski 10x 25 Pocket Binoculars are suitable for eyeglass wearers due to individually adjustable eye cups, perhaps the only downside to these binoculars is that the Snap Shot Adaptor does not work due to the small size of the eyepiece and objective lens.
Swarovski are the best low-light binoculars on the market. Their superior picture clarity and sharpness extends to darker conditions, giving you relatively bright images as dusk descends on afternoon game drives or when scanning the bush during sunset from the lodge. With illuminated picture quality, you will see more through your binoculars than viewing the same scene with the naked eye. Without the intrusive light of a flashlight, enjoy the extended intimacy of observing wildlife through your binoculars on safari, when birding, and for all outdoor excursions.
THE POCKET 10x25 BINOCULARS - SMALL SIZE, BIG PERFORMANCE:
The prize-winning SWAROVSKI OPTIK Pocket Binoculars have sophisticated inner workings. A complicated 16-lens system ensures a large field of view and bright, high-contrast images. Their incredibly small dimensions make them ideal for travelling and leisure or as a spare.
In the Pocket series, Swarovski Optik uses high-quality technologies such as the SWAROBRIGHT coating for maximum colour fidelity across the whole light spectrum and the SWAROTOP and SWARODUR coatings for bright, high-contrast images.
How to set up your binoculars for your eyesight:
1) We all have slightly different eyesight strengths and so you will need to set up your binoculars to suit your eyesight using the dioptre setting. If you do not do this, your binoculars will not focus correctly.
2) Please follow the instructions under the information tab for “Setting the Dioptre for your Binoculars”
3) The location of the dioptre may be different depending on your binoculars. Simply check your user manual to find out where the dioptre is on your binoculars. The same steps would still apply.
About Swarovski Optik:
Hand a pair of Swarovski binoculars to any experienced guide, keen birder, or nature lover, and their eyes will alight with wonder. These binoculars rank highly on the most-wanted list of every serious outdoorsman and woman. When it comes to optical perfection, only one name comes to mind: Swarovski. Swarovski Optik, an Austrian, family-owned company with a long optical tradition, has been producing high-quality binoculars and telescopes for over 50 years. As the world's leading optical goods manufacturers, Swarovski Optik sells products which are a synthesis of superior quality in terms of functionality and optical performance, coupled with an emphasis on aesthetic design. With a pair of Swarovski binoculars you will view greater definition than with the naked eye - especially true in low light!
Quick Facts: ⊙ Weight: 350g; ⊙ Length: 110mm; Width: 98mm; ⊙ 10x magnification; ⊙ Effective objective lens diameter: 25mm; ⊙ Exit pupil diameter: 2.5mm; ⊙ Field of view: 294ft/1000yds / 98m/1000m; ⊙ Field of view: 5.6 degrees; ⊙ Field of view for eyeglass-wearers: 5.6; ⊙ Shortest focusing distance: 8.2ft/2.5m; ⊙ Light transmission: 88%
Activities: ⊙ Safari ✓ ⊙ Bird-watching ✓ ⊙ Travel ✓ ⊙ Hiking ✓ ⊙ Outdoors ✓ ⊙ Leisure ✓ ⊙ Adventure travel ✓ ⊙ Everyday use ✓ ⊙ Twilight viewing ✓
⊙ Weight: 350g.
⊙ Waterproof, aluminium housing.
⊙ Multi-coated optics for exceptional colour clarity.
⊙ Rugged housing which is dust and waterproof for protection of the optics within the binoculars.
⊙ Industry-first Swarobright colour fidelity technology through high-precision lenses.
⊙ Roof prism design.
⊙ Comes with field bag, eyepiece cover, objective lens cover, and carrying strap.
Delivery within 5 working days
We are offering free delivery on all orders over R300 anywhere in South Africa. For International Delivery please contact our team by email - firstname.lastname@example.org or call our online team on +27 23 347 7188
'Click & Collect' - Order online and collect in-store
Place your order online and collect from one of our 'Click and Collect' locations.
We currently offer collection from the following locations:
- Shop 4/5 at Q-Square, 72 High Street, Worcester, 6850
- Douglas Murray House, 18 Protea Road Claremont, Cape Town 7708
More locations to be available soon!
To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused, in the same condition that you received it, and in the original packaging within 14 days. Goods are to be shipped back to our store in Worcester at your own cost. Please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer.
Gift cards are unfortunately not returnable.
Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.
If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within 14 days.
We only replace items if they are defective or damaged. If you need to exchange it for the same item, please contact us.
If the item was marked as a gift when purchased and shipped directly to you, you’ll receive a gift credit for the value of your return. Once the returned item is received, a gift certificate will be mailed to you.
You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund.
To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase.
Store Address: C/O Quénet’s Hunting and Fishing Shop 4-5, Q-Square, 72 High Street, Worcester, Western Cape, South Africa, 6850