Trijicon HD Binocular and HD Spotting Scope Review
By Justin Hyer
I am a gear junkie. In a perfect world I would make my living testing and evaluating guns, optics, and hunting gear, so when I got the chance to review the HD Binocular from Trijicon I jumped at the opportunity.
The Trijicon HD Binocular in its case.
I received the binoculars in early October, just in time for the Utah general season spike elk hunt. Trijicon ships these binoculars out in an extremely nice carrying case. The case is built with molded in pockets for the optics and accessories that keep everything secured nicely when the cases are zipped shut. As nice as the cases was, I found myself not using it very often just due to its sheer size, but on the occasions I transported the binoculars in them I never worried about them being damaged.
As I took the binoculars out and handled them for the first time, I felt that they looked and felt like quality optics should. The focus knobs were smooth and the binoculars balanced easy and felt comfortable in my hands. The gray and black armor looks very sharp and the binoculars are etched with “Proverbs 4:25” on them. I looked up the verse: “Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.” Pretty good advice for observation optics and I hoped they’d help me find an elk to put in the freezer.
I had a few days before I needed to leave for my hunt so I ventured outside to get a first peek through the binoculars and gather some initial impressions. I easily adjusted the diopter on the 10X binos for my eyes and began to do some glassing. After a few minutes of glassing around the neighborhood I decided the binos would be plenty good enough to take hunting and I would not feel under-glassed if I left my personal binos at home.
Before leaving for the hunt a good friend of mine asked to accompany me, and I was very excited to have him along for an extra set of eyes as we searched for the often-elusive spikes. I asked if he would be willing to carry the Trijicon binoculars in the field and we could switch between optics throughout the hunt and compare both of our observations. My friend is fairly new to the optics world and I thought his opinion would provide valuable input from someone looking to purchase his first set of optics. The binoculars did a great job. My friend was easily spotting game and was thoroughly enjoying using them. The binos come with a nice shoulder harness and it did a great job of keeping the binoculars secured as we hiked around looking for elk.