Vortex Viper HD 8×42 Binocular

Original price was: $639.99.Current price is: $489.99.

UPDATE 6/5/24: this item is on backorder with the manufacturer, but should be back in stock in 2-3 weeks.

The Vortex Viper HD 8×42 binocular… rugged, compact and lightweight (one of the lightest full-size binoculars to date), it’s easy to see why the Vipers are award winners.

Available on backorder


Magnification: 8x
Item Weight: 1.51 lbs
Objective Lens Diameter: 42 mm
Field of View: 347 feet/1000 yards
Angle of View: 6.6 degrees
Exit Pupil Diameter: 5.3 mm
Eye Relief: 20 mm
Weatherproofing: Waterproof, fogproof
Close Focus: 5.1 feet

Vortex Viper HD 8×42 binocular—a premium-quality binocular packed with everything you need. Rugged, compact and lightweight (one of the lightest full-size binoculars to date), it’s easy to see why the Vipers are award winners. Add in HD (High Density) extra-low dispersion glass for impressive resolution and color fidelity and the Vipers change more than the game. They change the results, too. These binoculars compare very favorably to the higher priced models.

These come with a very comfortable padded neck strap and case. A flexible rainguard that will attach to the strap makes it easy to use these in misty or rainy conditions. Also come with objective lens covers to be used especially during travel.

This model was updated in 2018, and this is that current version.

Optical Features

  • HD Lens Elements HD (High Density) extra-low dispersion glass delivers impressive 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 Prism Coatings Multi-layer prism coatings provide bright, clear, color-accurate images.
  • Phase Correction Coating on roof prism models enhances both resolution and contrast.

Construction Features

  • Roof Prism – valued for greater durability and a more compact size.
  • Waterproof O-ring – seals prevent moisture, dust and debris from penetrating the riflescope 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.
  • Weight: 24.2 oz.
  • Dimensions: 5.8″ x 1.65″ x 5.3″

Convenience Features

  • Adjustable eyecups twist up and down to precise, intermediate settings to maximize custom fit for comfortable viewing with or without eyeglasses.
  • Center focus wheel adjusts the focus of both binocular barrels at the same time.
  • Locking 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.

Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 8 in