Updated February 08, 2019 by Melissa Harr

The 10 Best Mini Binoculars

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Best High-End
Best Mid-Range
Best Inexpensive

This wiki has been updated 10 times since it was first published in February of 2019. For those times when you require a closer look, but don't want to schlep heavy gear, you'll need a pair of these mini binoculars. Their compact size allows you to easily slip them into a glove compartment, backpack or pocket and always have them at the ready. As a bonus, many come with a lightweight price tag to match, although we've also included some models that are heavier on features. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best mini binocular on Amazon.

10. Bushnell Powerview

9. Asgens Mini

8. Tasco Essentials

7. Leica Ultravid BR

6. Pentax AD

5. Nikon Aculon A30 10x25

4. Aurosports Folding

3. Zeiss Terra ED

2. Wingspan Optics NatureSport

1. Skygenius 8x21

Editor's Notes

February 07, 2019:

Selected both budget and expensive options. In the former category, the Skygenius 8x21, Wingspan Optics NatureSport, and Asgens Mini are all relatively durable, general-use options for daytime operation. As to the latter, the Leica Ultravid BR and Zeiss Terra Ed were both selected because of their brightness and clarity as well as their ability to stand up to the elements. After some deliberation, the Bushnell Powerview were also added; they aren't known to be the most durable, but they offer several powers at a low price point and are acceptable for occasional use.


Melissa Harr
Last updated on February 08, 2019 by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.


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