The 8x42 Hawthorne Binocular from Leupold is a compact optic that fuses ergonomic handling and weather-sealed housing to create a general purpose set of glasses that is equipped to endure the elements while transmitting a detail-rich field of view. For the Hawthorne series, Leupold employs a fully multicoated lens system to enhance image contrast and brightness. Complementing the lenses are phase-corrected BaK4 prisms that render lifelike colors and impressive sharpness. Twist-up rubber eyecups and a 18mm eye relief outfit the binocular for a comfortable viewing experience even while wearing eyeglasses.
In addition to its noteworthy optical performance, the Hawthorne binocular also features a nitrogen-filled housing that will remain fog-free even in extreme humidity and heavy rainfall. When conditions turn wet or cold, several of the binocular's features help the observer maintain their grip; including textured rubber armoring that is tastefully crafted in the shape of a maple leaf. Complementing its build quality and optical performance, a lightweight aluminum housing and 10 ft minimum focus distance help make the Hawthorne binocular a full-featured optic for close to mid-range observations.