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Leupold BX-1 Rogue 10×25 Binoculars Review (2022)

If you are like most people, buying binoculars can be very confusing. There are so many brands and types that it can make your head spin. If you’re a camper, hunter, or just love to go on day-trips, then you definitely need a pair of binoculars handy.

I know buying them can be stressful, but I’m going to give you a review on the Leupold BX-1 Rogue 10×25 Binoculars and hopefully by the end of this article you’ll have a better idea of if they’re right for you or not.

Specifications:

  • Magnification: 10x
  • Objective lens: 25 mm
  • Weight (oz): 12.70 oz.
  • Length (in): 4.30
  • Eye Relief (mm): 15.00
  • Linear FOV (ft/1000 yd): 337.00

Who are they best suited for?

The Leupold BX-1 Rogue 10×25 Binocular is a nice looking entry level to intermediate binocular for the shopper on a budget. With this low price point, one might be concerned about the optics and construction of these binoculars. But those worries are unfounded as it offers surprisingly clear and bright images. 

This binocular is an excellent choice for someone who wants to get into birding, hunting, watching events or just enjoys spending time outdoors. The optics are sharp and clear with no image distortion at all.

  • Birdwatching & Hiking: I would recommend these for backyard or closer range bird watching, with a distance of no more than 125 ft away.
  • Hunting: Large animals such as moose or deer can be viewed clearly up to 2400 feet away.
  • Events: Watch live events such as concerts, and professional sports with no difficulty at all.

The Leupold BX-1 Rogue Key Features

Ergonomic Design

They have an ergonomic design that is slim, and lightweight, and it fits well in your hands well, so you can use them for hours without feeling fatigue. The body of the binoculars has a rubberized coating which gives you a firm grip on them without any slipping or sliding while you’re using them.

The size of these binocculars also makes them easier to store when not in use, as they will fit into most purses or bags with ease. 

Advanced Optical System

These binoculars are equipped with an advanced optical system that provides best in class glare reduction, with sharp images. Leupold’s Advanced Optical System is perfect for extended periods of use, as it reduces dark shadows, which makes these binoculars perfect for low light conditions.

Rubberized Coating

The body is aluminum with a rubberized armoring on the exterior makes it easy to grip the binoculars, while also protecting them from wear and tear. This is especially useful for long hikes in rugged terrain, where rocks can cause serious damage if not protected. They come with a lifetime warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for anyone who purchases them, so you can be sure that they will last through all of your adventures!

Fogproof, Waterproof & Shockproof Housing

The Leupold BX-1 Rogue 10×25 Binoculars are an affordable and compact option for birders, hunters, hikers, and outdoor enthusiasts. This pair of binoculars has a fog proof and waterproof housing that will not let in any moisture to distort your view. They also have high quality optics with Bak4 prisms to provide you with sharp images of the surrounding landscape.

Fully Multi-coated Lens

The Leupold BX-1 Rogue 10×25 Binoculars comes with a multi-coated lens system, that guarantees sharp, clear images with excellent contrast and color accuracy. The optic coating ensures that all colors are visible to give you an accurate representation of what you’re looking at.

What I liked.

  • Inexpensive option for under $100. I have personally found it to be great for bird watching and butterfly watching. I have used similar binoculars at twice the cost, and these are just as good or better.
  • The BaK 4 roof prisms, delivers excellent performance in low-light conditions, and the reverse porro design delivers a sharp bright image quality.
  • They are perfectly balanced on your face and easy to use for long periods of time without your arms getting tired.
  • I found the focus was fast, accurate and easy to make quick adjustments.
  • The waterproof and fog proof design that is 100% guaranteed to perform for life, even if you accidentally drop them in water.
  • A fairly small profile, which make them easy to hold and carry around.
  • These binoculars have a fair amount of eye relief, which is great for those who wear glasses. Twist out eye cups work good for people with or without glasses on.
  • These binoculars lack some features found in more expensive brands, but they are easy to use and offer good optical quality for the price.
  • Image quality (Best tested in its price range).
  • The focus knob is well-marked and can be easily adjusted without having to take your eyes off the subject you’re viewing.
  • Included with the binoculars is a case, lens covers, and a lens cloth for stowing away.
  • Comes with the Leupold Full Lifetime Guarantee.

What I didn’t like.

  • The case is tiny and compact, not something you would normally think of when buying a pair of binoculars, so you should probably plan on purchasing a larger bag if you like to walk with your binoculars. This is more than a fair trade-off, considering the compact case size is extremely easy to attach to a belt loop.
  • No adjustments to widen the binoculars to align with your eyes.
  • Cheaply made strap, and the holder for the strap feels small.
  • Eye cups are a bit flimsy, could have done a better job.
  • Made in Philippines.

Why they are the best bang for your buck?

The Leupold BX-1 Rogue 10×25 Binoculars are an excellent choice for any outdoorsman, hunter, or even casual bird watcher. They provide an exceptional viewing experience that is unparalleled by many other binoculars in this price range. They offer a wide field of view with stunningly clear images and have a design that is ergonomic and rugged enough to withstand the rigors of life on the trail.