8X42 ATHLON NEOS BINOCULARS
Engineered for performance in even the harshest conditions, the Athlon Optics 8x42 Neos Binocular is an ideal companion the next time you head out to the trail, range, blind, or stadium, or on a sightseeing adventure.
Optically, the Neos benefits from anti-reflection fully multi-coated optics, with highly reflective silver-coated BAK4 roof prisms that limit internal light loss and diffraction. Larger 42mm objectives boost the light-gathering ability while helping to produce a comfortable exit pupil. These, when combined with the optical features, work together to produce bright and clear high-contrast views with accurate color fidelity from dawn to dusk. To further improve the observational experience, the Neos are designed with a wide 60° apparent angle of view to minimize the distracting hand shake that is common when holding high-power optics such as this—presenting users with near-panoramic views and an immersive visual experience.
Complementing the optical performance are construction details that allow the Neos to withstand the elements. The optical tubes are nitrogen-filled and O-ring sealed to be waterproof and resistant to internal fogging if the weather turns or they take an accidental spill in a stream or puddle. Protecting the optical components is a composite chassis that is lightweight and durable as well as resistant to the expansion and contraction that metal suffers from and which can lead to fuzzy views over time. A slip-resistant armoring provides a sure grip, and palm-pad accents further improve grip strength. Athlon includes objective lens caps and a one-piece ocular rainguard to protect the exterior lens surfaces. To keep the caps and rainguard safe during use, they are tethered to the body and strap, respectively. For those who experience fatigue when holding optics for long periods, the Neos can be tripod mounted using an optional adapter for easy hands-free use.