3 Totally Appropriate and Not Creepy Ways To Use Night Vision Binoculars

3 Totally Appropriate and Not Creepy
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Night vision binoculars are often thought of for two purposes. One, they’re used on covert military missions and are a necessary tool for keeping soldiers and civilians safe from nighttime attacks. Two, they’re used to creepily spy on neighbors. We suggest you leave the first scenario to the professionals and the second in movies like Disturbia and Stalker. Instead, pick up a pair of binoculars with night vision if you’re a fan of camping and hiking, love to watch sporting events in person, or enjoy nighttime walks, especially if you own a dog.

Camping and Hiking: Campers and hikers admittedly have a long list of must-haves to take with them when venturing into the great outdoors, but one item we highly recommend is a pair of binoculars with night vision. Not only are binoculars great to have during the day, whether you’re looking at birds or keeping an eye on your kids swimming in a lake, but they’re also a safety tool for nighttime use. Binoculars can help determine whether the noise in the bush is simply the wind or a wild animal. Flashlights may scare an animal and cause it to attack, while night vision binoculars are much more discreet and can confirm the source of a noise and give you and your fellow outdoorsman time to move to a safer location.

Sporting Events: If you like to spend summer nights watching your kids play soccer, baseball or football, then binoculars are an excellent investment. Although fields are usually brightly lit, there may be areas that are more difficult to see in low lighting during night games. Keep an eye on your slugger in left field with binoculars that are strong enough to work in low light.

Walking At Night: Whether you like to take a casual stroll around your neighborhood at night or in the early morning, take your dog out for frequent walks, or live in a rural area that is low on streetlamps, binoculars with night vision are an essential safety feature to keep on hand when venturing outside the home in the dark. Keep your dog and yourself safe from animals and use the binoculars to check the road, path, or sidewalk ahead to ensure it’s safe to walk on.

Check out our three top picks for binoculars with night vision below!


1. SkyGenius 10 x 50 Powerful Full-Size Binoculars for Adults

See clearly even in low light conditions with the SkyGenius 10 x 50 Powerful Full-Size Binoculars for Adults, which boasts a large field of view that is perfect for fast viewings, like bird watching or sporting events.

Pros: The SkyGenius are our most powerful binoculars, with the ability to see 367 feet / 1000 yards. Ideal for fast-moving viewing, like bird watching or sporting events, the SkyGenius work in low lighting thanks to their multiple layers of coated aspherical lens elements, which provide light reflection and minimal distortion, leading to better image brightness, contrast, and quality.

Cons: At 1.76 pounds, the SkyGenius are our heaviest model. They’re also not suitable for glasses wearers.

SkyGenius 10 x 50 Powerful Full-Size Binoculars for Adults

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2. Occer 12×25 Compact Binoculars with Low Light Night Vision

Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand while still boasting an impressive magnification, the Occer 12×25 Compact Binoculars with Low Light Night Vision are shockproof and life waterproof.

Pros: The Occer has the strongest magnification on our list at 12 times, with a 25 mm objective lens and wide field of view that can capture objects up to 273 feet / 1000 yards away. The Occer have FMC Broadband coating and premium BAK4 prism which help to reflect light and provide a crisp and clear image even at night and in low light settings. The Occer comes with a neck strap, carrying pouch and cleaning cloth and are waterproof and shockproof. Unlike the SkyGenius, the Occer are suitable for both glasses and non-glasses wearers thanks to their adjustable eyecups.

Cons: The Occer weighs 0.88 pounds, coming in slightly heavier than the Aurosports.

Occer 12x25 Compact Binoculars with Low Light Night Vision

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3. Aurosports 10×25 Folding High Powered Binoculars

With a field of vision that can see 1000 yards out, the Aurosports 10×25 Folding High Powered Binoculars are a powerful set of binoculars that are great for traveling thanks to their small folding size and waterproof finish.

Pros: The Aurosports have 10 times magnification and a 25 mm objective lens, as well as a multi-coated lens, hyper-durable anti-slip grip and waterproof finish (strong enough to handle rain but not full submersion) all in a lightweight 0.75-pound unit that makes them perfect for travelers. The Aurosport also comes with a portable bag, dust cover, cleaning cloth and antislip strap.

Cons: The Aurosports only have a low level of night vision and can’t be used in complete darkness.

Aurosports 10x25 Folding High Powered Binoculars

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