Vanguard Endeavor ED 10.5x45 Binoculars

Steve Johnson

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Previously we tested Vanguards’ Spirit 10x42 Binoculars which is Vanguards' mid-level Binocular. We were highly impressed with their quality and performance, especially in the $200 price range. Recently we were able to test Vanguards top-level binoculars, the Endeavor ED 10.5x45mm.

Vanguard Endeavor ED Binoculars Right off the bat these Binoculars feel good, the rubberized coating gives a soft feel in your hands. This coating helps make the Endeavor ED binoculars waterproof, fogproof and slip resistant.

The Endeavor ED binoculars offer 3 levels of eyecup adjustment with notches at each level making them easy to quickly adjust in the field.

Now for the glass. These binoculars come with Extra-Low Dispersion Glass, or ED Glass. There is a bunch of technical information that goes with this, but what you need to know is that ED Glass gives the binoculars much sharper images with more contrast. With a side by side comparison to similar quality non-ED binoculars you can easily see the difference. I took these binoculars with me last month to Idaho and was very impressed with the image quality these binoculars provide. I watched elk and big horn sheep way up in the mountains from a boat on the river and could tell with detail the quality of the animals. They are durable enough to stand up to 10 days in the mountains, living in a tent camp and provided all the magnification necessary to know if a stalk was necessary.

Vanguard Endeavor ED Binoculars Another feature of the Endeavor ED Binoculars is the 10.5 power magnification and a 45mm objective lens. Most mid-sized binoculars are rated at 10 power and have a 42mm lens. That extra bit of light and power allow these binoculars to far outshine many others in the low-light playing field.

Overall I was thoroughly impressed with these binoculars quality and I think you’d be hard pressed to find a better binocular for the money. Even though Vanguard is new to the hunting optics world I would certainly consider them as a high level contender to the big names you already consider. They will be my personal binocular of choice this fall in the whitetail woods.

Posted by Steve Johnson under Hunting Gear Reviews on October 12, 10 05:56 PM | Permalink

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