Three different models of Alpen Optics binoculars were recognized by Outdoor Life and Bird Watcher's Digest for excellence in quality, great buy and a bird watcher's favorite.
Here's what the publications had to say about Alpen Optics:
Alpen Apex XP 8x42 Binocular wins “Great Buy” Award in Outdoor Life’s Gear Test
The Apex XP 693, 8x42 joins a family of priced-right Alpens: very good glass and hunter-friendly amenities at a fantastic price. Alpen also continues it’s tradition of quality engineering and development with this extreme performance binocular. The optical clarity is sharp and crisp, performing well in early morning and late afternoon low light conditions. With this rugged binocular, the buyer also gets super close focus, long 20mm eye relief and Alpen’s new no-fault lifetime warranty. One more example that Alpen provides “products that are useful, durable, and represent tremendous values.”
Alpen Shasta Ridge 8x30 Binoculars Declared “Very Good Glass” by Outdoor Life
The Alpen Shasta Ridge Model 381SR, 8x30 was also acknowledged by Outdoor Life for its smart innovations, including “A strong triple-hinged design, very good glass for the money, generous eye relief, and a nice finger-grabbing geometry. There is a ton of value in this handy little binocular.” This model features a Super Close “Interpupillary Distance” (IPD), which is great for youths and those with close set eyes.
Alpen Rainier 8x42 HD ED Binoculars a Bird Watcher’s Digest Favorite!
The high-quality 75 HD ED optical system of Alpen’s full size 8x42 Rainier binoculars maximize light transmission to bring every last ray of light to your eyes even in the worst flat-light, dawn or dusk conditions. HD (high-definition) ED (Extra-low Dispersion Glass) delivers the best premium performance at a level of clarity never before achieved. Rainier binoculars are extremely rugged, yet precise optical instruments providing years of reliable performance.
For more information on Alpen optics, visit their website: http://www.alpenoptics.com