Vortex already have several low budget binoculars including the Copperhead HD’s ,Crossfire HD’s, and the slightly more expensive Diamondback HD’s all in 10×42, so where do the Vortex Triumph HD ‘s fit into the Vortex line up?
From the price comparison below the new Triumph HD’s look to be a replacement for the low budget Copperhead binos already on offer. The new Triumph HD’s are more inline with the other style of binoculars from Vortex, with a mat green finish as opposed to the cheaper looking black on the Copperhead’s.
|Triumph HD 10×42||$99 USD|
|Copperhead HD 10×42||$98 USD|
|Crossfire HD 10×42||$149 USD|
|Diamondback HD 10×42||$243 USD|
Vortex have listed the price at $149.99 USD however most shops already have them at $99.99 USD. Included in the low price tag is a harness, neck strap, and objective lens covers. At this price point, Vortex are aiming at those needing an entry level set of binoculars.
“Get the binocular with the best image quality, ergonomics, and durability in its class. Fully water, fog, and shockproof. Fully multi-coated lens for edge-to-edge sharpness and light transmission you’d expect in binos that cost a lot more. Stow them in your truck, backpack, or go-bag for light-duty glassing. This rugged, HD optical system delivers adjustable eye cups and a diopter for custom, comfortable viewing. Also ships with useful neck strap and adjustable GlassPak™ harness for fast access and easy carry wherever outdoor adventure takes you.”Vortex Optics
I cant speak to the optical quality as I haven’t looked through a set, but these do feature fully multi-coated lenses with anti reflective coating on all air to glass surfaces. This coating helps with light transmission and deliver better optical quality.
They are listed as waterproof and fog proof so they will stand up to the elements. Where these binos truly edge out the competition is with Vortex’s excellent warranty. Vortex replace their products no matter what happens to it during its lifetime. This includes house fires, accidentally driving over it etc. There is comfort knowing that if something breaks or it accidentally gets dropped, it’s going to be replaced.
If you are looking for an entry level budget pair of binoculars, the unlimited transferable warranty with the Vortex Triumph HD is an attractive feature to weigh against the competition.
Size – 6.1″x 5.0″ (HxW)
Weight – 22.9 oz
Interpupillary Dist. 55mm – 75mm
Eye Relief – 17.0mm
Close Focus 15.3′
Field of View @ 1000 Yard – 334′