Razor HD 8x42

Razor® HD 8x42

Roof Prism Binocular
Razor HD 8x42 is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 20.
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MSRP $1,279.99


Extreme terrain and unimaginable conditions test your mettle—and your optics. Razor HD binoculars are a step up and out from other binoculars in their class. Lightweight, bright and strong, these binoculars feature a best-in-class HD optical system that delivers the sharpest images possible.

Included in the Box
  • Rainguard eyepiece cover
  • Tethered objective lens covers
  • Comfort neck strap
  • Deluxe padded carry case

Center of the riflescope tube from the top surface of the mount base.

Magnification 8x
Objective Lens Diameter 42 mm
Eye Relief 17.5 mm
Exit Pupil 5.3 mm
Linear Field of View 388 feet/1000 yards
Angular Field of View 7.4 degrees
Close Focus 6 feet
Interpupillary Distance 55-75 mm
Height 5.9 inches
Width 5.1 inches
Weight 24.2 oz
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APO System Index-matched lenses correct color across the entire visual spectrum.
HD Lens Elements Premium extra-low dispersion glass delivers the ultimate in resolution and color fidelity, resulting in high-definition images.
XR™ Plus Fully Multi-Coated Ultimate anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces provide maximum light transmission for peak clarity and the pinnacle of low-light performance.
Dielectric Coating Multi-layer prism coatings provide bright, clear, color-accurate images.
Plasma Tech Cutting edge coating application process provides unparalleled coating durability and performance
Phase Correction Coating on roof prism models enhances resolution and contrast.


Roof Prism Valued for greater durability and a more compact size.
True Open Hinge Offers superior ergonomics while decreasing total weight and bulk.
Magnesium Chassis Decreases weight and increases strength.
Waterproof O-ring seals prevent moisture, dust and debris from penetrating the binocular for reliable performance in all environments.
Fogproof Argon gas purging prevents internal fogging over a wide range of temperatures.
ArmorTek ® Ultra-hard, scratch-resistant coating protects exterior lenses from scratches, oil and dirt.
Rubber Armor Provides a secure, non-slip grip, and durable external protection.


Adjustable Eyecups Twist up and down for comfortable viewing with or without eyeglasses.
Center Focus Wheel Adjusts the focus of both binocular barrels at the same time.
Diopter Adjusts for differences in a user's eyes. Located on right eyepiece.
Tripod Adaptable Compatible with a tripod adapter, allowing use on a tripod or car window mount.
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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Vortex shouldn't have moved manufacturing to China I think it was a bad decision for Vortex to move manufacturing to China. I just bought a new Vortex Razor HD 8x42 that was made in China from B&H. Usually, I don't require any diopter adjustment. Even with diopter adjusted to it's maximum my right eye could not be focused. The binocular was totally defective. I returned it for refund and I will never buy another Vortex product. It's makes me wonder if Vortex is inspecting the binoculars coming from China and it definitely makes me think that China's QC is not equal to Japan. I have not had any trouble with Vortex products in the past.
Date published: 2018-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality and excellent price! Bought the Razor HD mainly for birding. Looked around for top of the line binoculars and stumbled across Vortex, compared it with the highest priced brands and must say that I was very impressed! It delivers top of the line sharpness and the build quality is very impressive. It also handles low light conditions at a level I did not think was possible. Have recommended those optics to everyone who asked what to buy. In other words I’m very happy with my Razors (Did also buy the top of the line Razor spotting scope)
Date published: 2018-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My choice for spot and stalk western hunting! The 8x42 razor hd's are an excellent choice for spot and stalk hunting. This past weekend I used my 12x50 razors hd's to glass up a family of javalina at over 800 yards. I left them on the tripod and took off with only my rifle and my 8x42's around my neck. Stopping to glass every 100 yards or so with my razors I was able to get within 100 yards and make a perfect shot. The clarity and easy one handed operation performed flawless.
Date published: 2018-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Alpha glass without the premium! I upgraded to these 'nockers after using various models in the lower pricepoints for a few years to figure out the magnification and objective lens size that worked best for me. Once I figured out what I liked best, I decided to leapfrog the vipers and step up into the "alpha" glass category. It was the best decision I have ever made. I strongly considered Swarovski and Leica as well which can be argued as to being better. However, the people that make those arguments are usually using too high of a magnification with too small of an objective lens. For me, I can see just as much out of my 8x42 razors at any time of day as I can when looking through any of the other alpha glass offerings. Any benefits that users of more expensive glass may preach seem to be "placebo effects" of the higher price tag. I walked into my local Cabelas planning on purchasing a pair of Swarovski EL binos. After testing the Swaros, Leicas and Razors at dusk, I ended walked out with a 65mm Razor HD spotting scope and 8x42 Razor HD binos for the same price of just the Swarovski bino. For me, after testing them side by side, the decision was simple
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't Beat Them! The clarity and durability is unmatched! Many trips through the african bush were no match for these binos!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My go to Birding Binocular The 8x42 Vortex Razor HD binoculars are amazing for birding and hunting! Awesome IQ, fast focusing, great ergonomics, excellent low light performance... and I could keep going. They are also tough, fog & waterproof and will take anything you throw at them! Not even to mention Vortex Optics amazing VIP warranty! You cant beat the price with the options Vortex offers!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent binocs. Advertised as rubber-armored, but not. The Construction Features tab indicates that these are rubber armored. They are not, which was a disappointment upon opening the package, and even more so when using them in below freezing temps. The focus wheel is more sensitive than I'm used to (EO Rangers, Minox), but I can get used to that. The clarity is fantastic. Solid build and feel.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best money I spent in preparation for my first Elk Hunt I knew I needed to invest in good boots, a good pack, and an excellent set of binos. I went to stores and tried several different brands of binoculars. I researched for days and days learning about binocular technology that I probably don't need to know. After all the time I spent I settled on the Razor HD 8x42 for the type of hunting I would be doing. The quality, warranty/customer service, and price were the factors that helped me decide. I haven't once regretted my decision.
Date published: 2017-06-15
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