Viper HD 10x42

Viper® HD 10x42

Viper HD 10x42 is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 44.
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MSRP $649.99


Viper HD binoculars are an optical masterpiece, giving hunters, shooters and outdoor enthusiasts a premium option without the premium price tag. The HD optical system delivers stunning resolution, color fidelity and edge-to-edge clarity. These are one of the lightest, most compact, full-size binos on the market—a noteworthy attribute when gear consideration can be measured in grams. Includes GlassPak chest harness, keeping your binos at the ready while providing comfortable, protected, strain-free, all-day carry.

Included in the Box
  • Rainguard Eyepiece Cover
  • Tethered objective lens covers
  • Comfort neck strap
  • GlassPak Binocular Harness

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

Magnification 10x
Objective Lens Diameter 42 mm
Eye Relief 17 mm
Exit Pupil 4.2 mm
Linear Field of View 341 feet/1000 yards
Angular Field of View 6.5 degrees
Close Focus 6.5 feet
Interpupillary Distance 56-75 mm
Height 5.6 inches
Width 4.9 inches
Weight 24.9 oz
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HD Lens Elements Premium extra-low dispersion glass delivers the ultimate in resolution and color fidelity, resulting in high-definition images.
XR™ Fully Multi-Coated Proprietary coatings increase light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces.
Dielectric Coating Multi-layer prism coatings provide bright, clear, color-accurate images.
Phase Correction Coating on roof prism models enhances resolution and contrast.


Roof Prism Valued for greater durability and a more compact size.
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 5 out of 5 by from Put these through the ringer I bought these about 6 or 7 years ago. Vortex was new on the scene in my area and I was comparing them to all the regular names. At the time the price and the quality was impossible for me to ignore. I have since used them as a hunting guide and biologist for between 150-200 plus days a year. I had to have the eye cups fixed twice, but given the amount of use, I can live with that. Vortex always got them back to me quickly and took into account the schedules of my hunts and work when planning to repair them. I have recommended these binos to two friends who both bought them and also love them. Honestly I am very happy and will be buying another pair of vortex binos in a higher magnification for future hunts.
Date published: 2018-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME & Customer Service is the BEST EVER. I have the Viper 10x42, originals. For me this was a huge upgrade and I just love them. Being able to see in the early hours is the best ever. I have horses, so sometimes bad things happen and the twist up eye pieces were damaged. I sent them in to have them repaired. Vortex not only repaired those, but fixed the scratches on the objective lens and re-argon gassed them for me and included new lens covers. I have never had customer service and quality care like what Vortex provides. I intend to always use Vortex just because of their great warranty. Just ordered a Razor Spotting scope, quality glass and the warranty and service can't be beat!
Date published: 2019-03-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Terrible eye relief I bought because I've used a couple peoples vortex and love the glass. These have good glass, but the eye relief is terrible. The cups dont come out far enough and if you move the slightest bit while looking through them you get black blind spots. You can actually see better though them if you have the binos slightly off your face, but I cant do that and expect better for the price. I looked up other reviews online and found other people complaining of the same issue. Surprised such a simple issue is a problem on a good set of binos. Hopefully gets fixed in future models and I would consider buying again.
Date published: 2019-03-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good overall but disappointed about close focus I bought this to replace an old Bausch & Lomb Elite binocular with a very close focus. I'm happy with the binocular overall, and I'm glad I went with Vortex (I had an excellent experience with customer service on another purchase), but I'm disappointed that the close focus is not as close as I had hoped. On the side of the box that the product came in, it says the close focus is 5 feet. It's actually about 7 feet. I now see that the specs on this website say 6.5 feet, which is more accurate. It seems that the product is incorrectly labeled, though, which left me disappointed that I didn't get the closer focus I had expected. Vortex, please correct your labeling for this product!
Date published: 2019-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Hunting I bought the Viper HD 10x42 they are my first pair of binos that I have bought and they will be my last. They are amazing! I can see what I want to see and more I spend more time looking at the clear cuts then I do hunting cuase of how good of quality they are. The Chest holder is great to have and does not get in the way of hunting with the rifles, only thing I would say is the strap that holds the binos in the case can sometimes come loose at points but other than that it is fine. Perfect weight the eye release is adjustable and gives good release for vison. There Vision is Crystal clear and puts no strain the the eyes when looking at long period of times. I live and hunt in the PNW and it has been tested in the weather, even when it is raining sideways you still can get a clear look as if there is no rain and there is no fog residue on the lenses. I also swam with them fully engulfed for more than 5min to help a buddy who fell into a river when we were crossing that looked as if they were not touched by water. Great Optics!
Date published: 2018-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best bang for your buck Bought these binos for glassing blacktails in Northern Calfornia. The quality of glass is unparalleled to any other at this price point. Edge to edge clarity as well as great color saturation. The most impressive part about them is how well they take in light. Early mornings and late evenings gives you a little extra time to see. My buddies were jealous becaue it was too dark to see with thier Bushnells. Oh yea anf its super rugged too!
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awsome Clarity Since the first day I had these binos I never regreted buying them. They have great perfect clarity, very durable, waterproof, and with the VIP warranty they are one of the best. The thing I love the most about these is that they bring in so much light, I hunt blacktail and these binos are awsome at first light or right before dark, and have helped me tremendously!
Date published: 2018-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing clarity Just bought these and I must say they're the best binoculars out there by far. the clarity is the best out there nothing compares to them
Date published: 2018-03-26
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