Best New Hunting Binoculars for 2022

Good glass can make or break a hunt. Check out this selection of the latest and greatest hunting binoculars built to help you find and bag more game.

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Burris Droptine 10×42 Binocular

Burris Droptine 8x42

Talk about a killer value. A great example of one of the best new hunting binoculars, Burris Droptine binoculars are available in both 8×42 and 10×42, and utilize the company’s time-tested Bak-4 glass. This unique glass comes complete with corrective coatings for clarity and maximum light transmission. In addition, these binos are rubber armored, rugged, and lightweight. All of which means they’re built for the special needs of hunters, at a price that will make you look twice.

Leupold BX-4 Pro Guide HD Binoculars

Leupold BX-4 Pro Guide 8x42

Experienced hunters don’t have to be told that you’ll see more game movement during low- light conditions. Better news? With these premium binos low-light viewing is a whole new world. Specialized lens coatings—the same ones used in the award-winning Leupold VX-5HD and VX-6HD riflescopes—allow you to glass longer during the early predawn hours to well past dusk. The Twilight Max HD system combines exceptional light transmission and glare management to provide vivid, bright, high-contrast images. The BX-4 Pro Guide HD binoculars are available in six configurations: 8×32, 10×32, 8×42, 10×42, 10×50 and 12×50. The entire line is backed by the Leupold Full Lifetime Guarantee.



Vortex Diamondback HD 8×42

Vortex DiamondbackHD 10x42

This is one of the best new hunting binoculars because it lets you win the price vs performance battle. The Diamondback HD 8×42 is built to deliver rock-solid performance that punches high above its price class. The magnesium alloy chassis delivers lightweight durability hunters demand. In addition, the included GlassPak binocular harness keeps your glass close at hand, ready for use at a moment’s notice. It also provides protection and significantly more comfort than traditional neck straps.

ZEISS SFL 8×40 Binocular

Zeiss SLF 8x40


Meet the newest member of the ZEISS SF line of binoculars, with a compact design many hunters prefer. The ZEISS SFL (SmartFocus and Lightweight) provides exceptional optical performance combined with a compact and lightweight design. Two models include the SFL 8×40 and 10×40. They’re great choices for long hunts and challenging terrain, when every ounce matters. In addition, the new Ultra-High-Definition (UHD) concept offers exceptional color fidelity and high image resolution thanks to the perfect combination of optimized lens coatings and a sophisticated optical design.

Bushnell Fusion X Rangefinding Binocular

Bushnell Fusion 10x42

This new rangefinding binocular continues Bushnell’s 25-year legacy of laser rangefinder development while featuring 1-mile ranging capability. In addition, you’ll find the all-new ACTIVSYNC display system that fluidly morphs from black to red readouts, based on lighting conditions. This new full-size 10×42 binocular not only features high-quality glass, but also boasts the capabilities of a laser rangefinder into a single, intuitive optic. To activate the binocular, simply push the ranging button to power on the rangefinder, as well as to activate single range and scan mode. For quick application setup, a second button on the bridge of the binocular offers users to select from multiple modes. You also get rubber armor and IPX7 waterproof construction, all backed by Bushnell’s Lifetime Ironclad warranty.

Burris Signature HD 10×42 Binocular

Burris Signature HD 10x42

The premium binocular in the Burris lineup, the Signature HD Binoculars offer high-performance HD lenses and BaK-4 prisms. This combo produces sharper images and edge-to-edge clarity that discriminating hunters seek. In addition, the multi-coated lenses create maximum light transmission and reduce any glare when viewing in harsh conditions. Available in 8×42, 10×42 and 12×50 models, the 10×42 offers a 314-foot field of view at 1,000 yards to help bring game animals quickly into sharp focus.

Leupold BX-2 Alpine HD Binoculars

Leupold BX-2 Alpine HD 10x42

Whatever the cost, your glass needs to give you a bright image, feel comfortable in your hands, and be able to take a beating. These deliver with the performance of much higher-priced models. Now available in high definition, the BX-2 Alpine HD binocular is built around Leupold’s Advanced Optical System. So it offers tried-and-true light transmission for extended glassing sessions. In addition, you get best-in-class glare reduction in harsh light. As well as hunt-friendly resolution and clarity. Models in the line include 8×42, 10×42, 10×52 and 12×52.

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