Viper HD 8x42

Viper® HD 8x42

Viper HD 8x42 is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 7.
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MSRP $639.99


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 8x
Objective Lens Diameter 42 mm
Eye Relief 18 mm
Exit Pupil 5.25 mm
Linear Field of View 409 feet/1000 yards
Angular Field of View 7.8 degrees
Close Focus 6.5 feet
Interpupillary Distance 56-75 mm
Height 5.6 inches
Width 4.9 inches
Weight 24.5 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 Great Binoculars at a Great Price! I bought my first set of Vortex binos 5 or 6 years ago. I spent weeks and weeks researching binos online before even stepping in the store to look at and hold them. I narrowed my top picks down to the final three and the Vortex Viper HD 8x42's were the first ones that I picked up. I instantly loved them. The other 2 didn't have the same feel in my hands as the Viper's. They were all about the same clarity and roughly the same price(within $150). I have hundreds of hours behind the glass and still use them regularly. I got something stuck in the eye relief channel and it ruined the channel so I couldn't change the eye relief. I sent the binos in to get fixed. I had them back in my hands in 6 days from the day I mailed them! Great warranty, great binos, great price.
Date published: 2019-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Glass for the Next 2000 Rugged Miles I recently came to a sad conclusion. The time had come to replace my binoculars. Other elk hunters will understand the sense of loss at retiring a piece of equipment carried as a constant companion for twenty-five years. Carried over a few thousand of the most rugged miles on Earth. Carried to the very edge of physical and mental endurance, and occasionally over the edge because a bull bugled somewhere up there in the dark timber leaving you no choice. An elk hunter gets it. He or she knows how the sentimental value of a pair of cutting-edge-in-their-time optics appreciates by virtue of the role they played in some of the best and worst moments on the mountain. An elk hunter’s hands naturally wrap around an old pair of binoculars and align them with the eyes perfectly. It’s hard to set them aside. The Vortex Viper HD 8x42s I brought home last week are making it awfully hard to maintain nostalgia. The clarity, field of view, low light capability, and rugged construction leave no doubt these glasses will continue to be an asset when visibility and hunting conditions render lesser optics a liability of dead weight tugging on the shoulders. I didn’t have to wait long to arrive at this conclusion. Mounted on a tripod in my back yard the evening I brought them home, the Vipers showed me something I simply should not have been able to see. My home is on the southeast corner of Kalispell, Montana. The Vipers were pointed at a rock outcropping along the foothills on the western edge of the valley. With the sun already set beyond the northern portion of those hills, I spotted three whitetails working their way through a band of shaded timber above the outcropping. I’ve never been the best judge of distance, so after the deer disappeared over the ridge, I went inside to verify the distance with Google Earth. 2.4 miles. I have found the binoculars I will carry over the next two thousand rugged miles.
Date published: 2018-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Binos I actually have the 8x32 Viper HD Binos. Great glass. Nice weight and feel in your hands. I would prefer the 42mm for the added light and view. Love Vortex and their optics
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lots of hours behind them - Great Product! I ordered 6 pairs for a Navy ship before a deployment. They were worn continually for 8 months and used in all weather and light conditions and were always easy on the eyes. I spent countless hours looking at other ships, observing boarding parties, and navigating with them and never had any eye fatigue. They are small, light, compact and comfortable. Buy with confidence
Date published: 2019-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wouldn't be without them! After using these over the last season, I cannot fault them! They are really lightweight and very robust. The glass is of top quality comparing them up against other high end manufacturers these do not fail to impress! Superb value, Vortex all the way for me now.
Date published: 2019-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Binos I have ever owned! Best binos I have ever owned! Had the classic diamondbacks and took a look through a friends Vipers and knew right then and there I needed to upgrade. Highly recommended!!
Date published: 2019-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Binoculars I got these for my dad a couple years ago and he is still loving them. Great clarity and durability. Can't go wrong with Vortex.
Date published: 2019-05-01
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