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WEST MARINE Raiatea 7 x 50 Binoculars

Model # 14361240Mfg # RAIATEA-N

Reg. $189.99

Save $90.00

$99.99

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Product Description

An exceptional value in a fully waterproof marine binocular

The durable, lightweight housing is filled with dry nitrogen to prevent fogging. With a buoyant design, these binoculars will float if dropped overboard. Internal O-rings create a seal to ensure moisture protection. Features multi-coated lenses for brightness in low-light conditions and BAK-4 prisms for sharp images. Includes neck strap and nylon carry case.

Features:

  • Magn. x Objective Lens Dia.: 7 x 50
  • Focus: Center
  • Waterproof: Yes
  • Prism Type: BAK-4 Porro
  • Light Transmission Efficiency: >85%
  • Field of View @1000yds: 345'
  • Eye Relief: 27.4mm
  • Compass: No
  • Rangefinder Reticle: No
  • Weight: 37oz.
  • Warranty: Limited lifetime

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West MarineRaiatea 7 x 50 Binoculars
 
4.2

(based on 12 reviews)

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73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good Price for Good Glasses

I have 2 pairs of these. I bought the first pair on sale and keep them in the boat. Bought a 2nd pair when they went on sale again to keep in the house...Read complete review

I have 2 pairs of these. I bought the first pair on sale and keep them in the boat. Bought a 2nd pair when they went on sale again to keep in the house or out on the beach. They operate well and have great clarity.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Broke twice

Second pair...... first pair the right barrel snapped off under VERY light and NORMAL usage. Returned to WM and made noise, and they semi-reluctantly replaced it as it was a gift...Read complete review

Second pair...... first pair the right barrel snapped off under VERY light and NORMAL usage. Returned to WM and made noise, and they semi-reluctantly replaced it as it was a gift without a dated receipt (got at Xmas, used in July, broke). Used perhaps 6 times, this year took them out of their case and they were broken again. Clearly a design flaw. Very dissatisfied.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

OK but focus is soft

By bob l

from boston

Pros

  • Bright Image For Night
  • Bright Image For Night Us
  • Waterproof

Cons

  • bulky
  • Focus Is Not Sharp

Best Uses

    Comments about Raiatea 7 x 50 Binoculars:

    I've had these for over 2 years and have never been quite satisfied with the focus. Not bad but not as sharp as a pair of less expensive Bushnells I have. They have been durable and remained well sealed. There's a fair amount of flex in the eyepieces which may be the cause. An OK deal on sale under $100.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Well worth the price.

    By JBEB

    from Cape Canaveral

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Crisp images
    • Minimal Color Problems

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy
      • General Looking Around

      Comments about Raiatea 7 x 50 Binoculars:

      In Florida the environment for optics is harsh and the sealed optics for these binoculars is a plus. I use them a lot in the field for astronomy and for general use and I keep them in the truck for whatever. Well recommended for the budget conscious and well recommended for those who want a quality image that doesn't fatigue the eyes.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Better than expected!

      By Capt. J_Victory

      from New Jersey

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Great clarity
      • Well Made

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Buoy Identification

        Comments about Raiatea 7 x 50 Binoculars:

        I keep these binoculars in my upper helm and at an easy reach. While navigating, my eyes aren't what they used to be so seeing buoys and making out demarcations are what I use them for as a critical need.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Just what my husband wanted!

        By Happy Boater

        from Barnstable MA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • great visability
        • Light Weight
        • Love the color
        • Super Sales Price

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Raiatea 7 x 50 Binoculars:

            Good quality, easy to use and light weight what more could you ask for. We will enjoying using for year to come... watching the dolphin in Lemmon Bay Florida or Seals and Whales in Cape Cod Bay, MA.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Delivery was great right on time. although I'm not sure it was a surprise as I received multiple emails(updates)...unfortunately we share the same email address(our issue not yours).

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Value

            By Steve

            from Fenwick Island, DE

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clarity
            • Rugged
            • value

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Boating

              Comments about Raiatea 7 x 50 Binoculars:

              Very good value and clarity.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent Binoculars

              By Ev Boater

              from Merrick, NY

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Great lens
              • Waterproof

              Cons

              • Color

              Best Uses

              • Boating
              • General

              Comments about Raiatea 7 x 50 Binoculars:

              Great binoculars and waterproof. 7x50 is the perfect general boating use lens. Allows for good zoom but not too much so it's unstable while moving.

              Haven't dropped them in the water yet, but I'm happy they are waterproof! They feel rugged in hand but aren't too heavy.

              Very happy the choice.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              "Great product for a great price"

              By Captain John

              from Little River, SC

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Optics
              • Reasonably Priced

              Cons

              • None so far

              Best Uses

              • Power Or Sailboats

              Comments about Raiatea 7 x 50 Binoculars:

              I had to have these after trying out a pair my friend owns. Everything appears so clear!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Value

              By Tiger

              from Miami, FL

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Great Value

              Cons

              • none

              Best Uses

              • Marine

              Comments about Raiatea 7 x 50 Binoculars:

              Great value
              Resilient

              Service and delivery comments:

              Rapid Delivery
              use of gift cards easy

              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              So many dud reviews? - It's pretty good

              By PJ

              from Fla

              Verified Reviewer

              Comments about Raiatea 7 x 50 Binoculars:

              This product deserves more than 2.5 stars. I have owned a pair for 6 years and they have been flawless. Obviously well built and (most importantly) a crisp wide-angled magnification. THey are not compact steiners (sp), but they are a pretty good sturdy standby and way less expensive.

              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Making me cross-eyed

              By Dave

              from La Canada, CA

              Pros

              • Nice looking
              • No Fogging Problems

              Cons

              • Lense Cap Discs Fall Out
              • Lense Caps Won't Stay On
              • Not Aligned Properly

              Best Uses

              • As A Telescope

              Comments about Raiatea 7 x 50 Binoculars:

              These binoculars provide a crisp view, but I have to twist them really hard in order for the two lenses to line up. Otherwise they show a double image. Is it possible to have them aligned??? I bought them on sale.

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