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National Geographic  |  SKU: 80-76520

National Geographic Excursion Series 8x42 Binoculars


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National Geographic Excursion Series 8x42 Binoculars


Durable, Waterproof, and Ready for Adventure: Your Ultimate Companion for Nature Exploration


  • Advanced Optics for Superior Clarity: Fully multi-coated lenses and Bak-4 prisms deliver bright, high-contrast images for an immersive viewing experience.
  • Exceptional Low-Light Performance: The 42mm aperture ensures ample light-gathering capability, providing clear and bright images even in low-light conditions.
  • Versatile 8x Magnification: Ideal for observing details at shorter to mid-range distances, while maximizing the field of view for broader scenic vistas.
  • Close Focus Capability: A close focus of 2 meters allows for detailed observation of nearby birds and wildlife, making every moment captivating.
  • Ergonomic Open Bridge Design: Streamlined roof prism design promotes a sturdy grip and stable handling, even in wet weather conditions.
  • All-Weather Durability: Waterproof and fog-proof optical tubes ensure reliable performance in any weather, from rainy hikes to humid environments.
  • Comfortable for Eyeglass Wearers: With 17mm eye relief and twist-up eyecups, enjoy a full, clear image without removing your glasses.
  • Personalized Focus Adjustment: Diopter adjustment lets you achieve proper focus for each eye, ensuring a perfectly tailored viewing experience.
  • Included Accessories for Convenience: Comes with lens covers to protect your optics, a neck strap for easy carrying, and a storage case for safekeeping.

The National Geographic Excursion Series 8x42 Binoculars are for you if…

  • You Love Bird Watching and Wildlife Observation: Get up close and personal with nature, enjoying crisp and clear details with every view.
  • You Enjoy Outdoor Adventures in Any Weather: Reliable waterproof and fog-proof design means you can explore worry-free, no matter the conditions.
  • You Wear Eyeglasses and Need Comfortable Viewing: Experience full, clear images without compromising on comfort, thanks to long eye relief and adjustable eyecups.
  • You Value High-Quality Optics and Detailed Images: Premium multi-coated lenses and Bak-4 prisms provide the clarity and contrast needed for stunning views.
  • You Seek Durable and Easy-to-Handle Gear: The ergonomic open bridge design and included accessories ensure your binoculars are always ready and easy to use.
  • You Need Versatile Binoculars for Various Activities: Perfect for hiking, sightseeing, and travel, offering a balanced mix of magnification and field of view for all your adventures.


Imagine stepping into the wild, equipped with binoculars that offer not just a glimpse, but a crystal-clear, immersive view of your surroundings. The National Geographic Excursion Series 8x42 Binoculars are crafted for those who seek to experience nature in unparalleled detail and comfort. Whether you're an avid bird watcher, an outdoor enthusiast, or a traveler with a passion for exploring scenic vistas, these binoculars are designed to elevate your adventures to new heights.

With an impressive 8x magnification and a generous 42mm lens diameter, the Excursion Series provides a perfect balance between powerful zoom and a wide field of view. This combination ensures that you capture every intricate detail, from the delicate feathers of a bird perched nearby to the sweeping landscapes stretched before you. The high-quality roof prism optical system, complemented by Bak-4 prisms and fully multi-coated lenses, guarantees bright, high-contrast images, even in low-light conditions. This means your early morning birding sessions and twilight explorations will always be rich with clarity and detail.

For those who wear eyeglasses, the Excursion Series offers an exceptional 17mm eye relief and twist-up eyecups, ensuring that you enjoy a full, comfortable image without the need to remove your glasses. This thoughtful design makes every viewing experience enjoyable and strain-free. Additionally, the binoculars feature a close focus capability of just 2 meters, allowing you to observe nearby wildlife and intricate natural details with stunning precision.

Built to withstand the rigors of the outdoors, these binoculars are both waterproof and nitrogen-purged to be fogproof, ensuring reliable performance in any weather. Rain or shine, your view remains unobstructed and crystal clear. The ergonomic open bridge design promotes a sturdy grip, even in wet conditions, providing stability and ease of use for prolonged periods.

With a field of view of 131 meters at 1000 meters (429 feet at 1000 yards), you can scan broad areas effortlessly while still enjoying sharp, focused details. The sleek black body adds a touch of elegance to this robust and reliable piece of equipment.

Choosing the National Geographic Excursion Series 8x42 Binoculars means choosing an enhanced outdoor experience. It means clearer, brighter, and more detailed views, making every moment spent in nature more rewarding. These binoculars come with practical accessories like lens covers, a neck strap, and a storage case, ensuring they are always protected and ready for your next adventure.

Don't settle for anything less than the best. Elevate your nature explorations with the National Geographic Excursion Series 8x42 Binoculars and see the world in stunning clarity and detail. Your next adventure awaits—make sure you're prepared to experience it fully.

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National Geographic Excursion Series 8x42 Binoculars





42 mm | 1.6"

Focal Length


Focal Ratio


Field of View

429' @ 1000yd | 131m @ 1000m


Bak4 roof prism

Fully multi-coated

Waterproof, nitrogen-filled fog proof

6.5' (2m) close focus

17mm eye relief

Barrel Size





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