This article will help you consider all the best features in this Vanguard Spirit XF 10×42 Binoculars Review.
No matter what purpose you want to use binoculars, you should pay attention to the quality and price. Furthermore, there are several points to be considered when purchasing binoculars.
In this review, you will find out about all the details of the Vanguard Spirit XF.
Best Features of Vanguard Spirit XF 10×42 Binoculars
- Rubber Armored Magnesium Body- durable, scratch-resistant, slip-resistant, and easy to clean.
- Waterproof and fog proof.
- Fully multi-coated lenses.
- Lightweight, open bridge body design.
- Ergonomic grip with large focus adjustment wheel.
- Excellent near focus- A short close focus is beneficial for seeing sharp images of an object near you.
- Long eye relief- for those who wear glasses, spirit XF’s 2 stage twist-out eyecups provide long eye relief and a full field of view.
- Bak4 Prism- A Bak4 prism provides a circular field of view for a better observation experience, and it creates a sharper edge to edge clarity.
- Tripod adaptor- This enables you to mount your binoculars to a tripod for stable viewing easily.
- Edge to edge clarity – high contrast images and brilliant color reproduction.
Technical Specs of the Vanguard Spirit XF
- Dimensions: 15x13x4.2 cm
- Magnification: 10x
- Weight: 667 g
- Objective Lens: 42mm
- Warranty: Premium Lifetime
- Eye Cup: twist-out eyecups
- Field of View @1000m: 111m
- Focus System: Center Focus
- Lens Coating: Fully multi-coated
- Ocular Adjustment: ±4
- Phase Coating: Yes
- Color: Black
- Prism Type: BaK4 Roof Prism
- Relative Brightness: 17.6
- Twilight Factor: 20.4
- View Angle: 6.3
- Waterproof: Yes
- Impressive picture quality.
- Comfortable open bridge design.
- Adjustable eyecups with a long spacer ring.
- Slip-free and well-rubberized cover.
- The focus is effortless.
- Edge shading.
We opened the original box but the binoculars were in another carton, for extra protection from getting damaged through transport.
We took the Vanguard Spirit XF and freed it from another plastic film and took out the protective flaps to use the binoculars, and start our practice test.
Facts & Figures
The Vanguard Spirit XF weighs 667 grams. The dimensions of 15x13x4.2 cm possess the average size and are pleasant for users’ hand sizes. The lightweight is convenient for outdoor use, and thanks to a nice comfort bridge, are enjoyable to use
The wheels for the different settings are effortless to operate and can be adjusted easily, especially in the cold months. The wheel for focusing, which is most frequently used and easily adjustable even with a single finger, can be found in the appropriate settings.
Operation and Functions:
The Vanguard Spirit XF has been designed to be waterproof and is splash-resistant, and can remain a few meters underwater without water penetrating the enclosure. Although the binoculars are more expensive to the midfield, it belongs to the upper class from the optical quality.
The entire field of view is very sharp, and users do not have to worry about edge shading. The 10x magnification offers the possibility to see objects better over long distances.
The outdoor unit was conceived as daylight binoculars and can be seen clearly during the day, but it can also be used comfortably during the night. It does not offer the same features as a night vision device, but with sufficient residual or moonlight, the visibility can also be significantly improved even in complete darkness.
The wearing comfort is also excellent: the binoculars have a non-slip and lay very well in hand. A carrying strap is also available, designed as a collar, but with a few simple handgrips can also be converted to a shoulder strap for the storage bag.
The glasses on the front are protected by rubber covers that are attached directly to the glass. So you can take them down and leave them hanging. The lens cover on the backside must be attached directly to the strap since it has not been attached to the binoculars. If necessary, you can also put them in the storage box to not lose them.
The handling of the binoculars is optimal. The manufacturer has integrated a perfect solution. Due to the rubber coating, no other disturbing factors are applied to the eye to see particularly clear. In the settings, possibly there is no problem to recognize. When using, all settings can be made directly on the binoculars.
Even the focus is effortless. You can use the focusing wheel to adjust the desired sharpness by finger. Since the wheel is straightforward to move, you can move it with just one catch. Also, spectacle wearers have some binoculars because they make it ideal for people with visual treatment. There is a diopter compensation in the device.
Service of the Manufacturer
If you have any queries about the Vanguard Spirit XF, you can contact the manufacturer by hotline or by mail. We have also tested this point and addressed a few questions to the hotline.
Are there Accessories:
In addition to the actual binoculars, two dust caps to help protect the lenses from dirt and when storing the device for a while. There is a carrying strap, and a carrying bag so as to make your traveling easy.
The carrying bag has a belt loop on the back, and two short straps with a click-through closure, a lens polishing cloth, and a detailed description to help you use them.
The Vanguard Spirit XF 10×42 Binoculars Review ensures that the device is extremely robust and easy to handle. The images are transmitted optimally, and the focus is easily adjusted correctly. The binoculars do not allow reflections and shading, which is especially pleasant. The easy handling has caused us to place the Vanguard Spirit XF in second place in our test series.