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Raiatea 7 x 50 Binoculars

57% Off  - Ends 12/24/16

$79.99

Regular $189.99

Model # 14361240 | Mfg # RAIATEA-N
Limited availability.

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

Raiatea 7 x 50 Binoculars

Eye Relief 27.4 Millimeters
Features Waterproof
Focus Center
Magnification 7 x 50
Prism Type BAK-4 Porro
Warranty Details Limited Lifetime
Weight 37 Ounces
Light Transmission Efficiency 0.85

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
West Marine Raiatea 7 x 50 Binoculars
 
3.8

(based on 33 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

64%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Waterproof (15)
  • Strong construction (10)
  • Quality lenses (8)
  • Close focus (5)
  • Lightweight (5)

Cons

  • Flimsy (3)

Best Uses

  • Wildlife viewing (4)
  • Bird watching (3)
  • Boating / sailing (3)
  • Sailing (3)
  • Sporting events/concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (10), Outdoor enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10), Yes (7)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Well worth the price.

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...Read complete review

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.

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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.

Reviewed by 33 customers

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3.0

Not happy overall

By Chris

from Clearwater FL

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Waterproof

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Poor Construction

Best Uses

    Comments about West Marine Raiatea 7 x 50 Binoculars:

    Received these as a "requested" Christmas gift 2014. Liked the waterproof construction and Initial clarity of the lenses. Clarity has slowly degraded more each season by fogging up internally despite the advertised non-fogging features. Very cloudy now at 2 years. Would not re-purchase despite the attractive price.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    I keep these Binoculars on the boat & they never fog up

    By Dufus

    from New Jersey

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Close Focus
    • Quality Lenses
    • Waterproof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bird Watching
      • Hunting
      • Sporting Events/Concerts
      • Wildlife Viewing

      Comments about West Marine Raiatea 7 x 50 Binoculars:

      Use on the boat to look for birds -blues or bass blitz on bunker

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Extremely Easy to Use and Durable

      By Dr. Destructo

      from Watsonville, CA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Reviewed by a West Marine Associate

      Pros

      • Quality Lenses
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Natural Disasters

      Comments about West Marine Raiatea 7 x 50 Binoculars:

      At 3:07pm on September 26th, a large, fast moving wildfire broke out in the mountains above Santa Cruz, CA. I was at work, and the window next to my desk had a clear view of this horrible fire. With air temperatures in the 90's and hot winds, this fire spread rapidly. My window became a popular viewing area of this tragic but cinematic spectacle. Within minutes I broke out my Raiatea Binoculars for our team to see this disaster up close. 20+ people passed them around, and the comments were great. "wow, these are really clear" & " Great binos" were just a few of the comments from the group. Although I was expecting some of my less experienced co-workers to need help with the focusing, I was extremely surprised by the intuitive form factor and ease of use. Unfortunately, the fire continued to burn over 4,000 acres including multiple homes. However, having the right gear can often give perspective and insight to a really terrible situation.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Great service and products

      By Lou

      from Sarasota, FL

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Close Focus
      • Compact
      • Lightweight
      • Quality Lenses
      • Strong Construction
      • Waterproof
      • Works Well With Glasses

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Boating

        Comments about West Marine Raiatea 7 x 50 Binoculars:

        Good product

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        2.0

        It's a monocular. Case doesn't fit

        By Deacons

        from Seattle

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Strong Construction
        • Waterproof

        Cons

        • Difficult To Focus

        Best Uses

          Comments about West Marine Raiatea 7 x 50 Binoculars:

          Disappointment

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          4.0

          Happy with purchase

          By H

          from Jupiter, Florida

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Bulky

          Best Uses

          • Bird Watching
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Comments about West Marine Raiatea 7 x 50 Binoculars:

          So far only used to watch wildlife on lake. Gives a crisp close view. Enjoying this product.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Binos

          By Tom the dolphin spotter

          from Panama City Beach, FL

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Close Focus
          • Quality Lenses
          • Strong Construction
          • Waterproof

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Wildlife Viewing

            Comments about West Marine Raiatea 7 x 50 Binoculars:

            I use these Binoculars to view dolphins in the ocean from my 17th Floor condo. They are extremely clear with great range. They are also reasonable in price. I would definitely recommend these.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Yes

            By Buzz

            from Tacoma, WA,

            About Me Avid Adventurer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Close Focus
            • Lightweight
            • Quality Lenses
            • Strong Construction
            • Waterproof

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Bird Watching
              • Hunting
              • Sporting Events/Concerts
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Comments about West Marine Raiatea 7 x 50 Binoculars:

              I bought them for our boat, we have it moored on the waterfront in Tacoma, WA

              Service and delivery comments:

              Yes, everything was great

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              great value rugged no nonsense binoculars

              By submariner

              from newport news va

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Quality Lenses
              • Strong Construction
              • Waterproof

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sporting Events/Concerts

                Comments about West Marine Raiatea 7 x 50 Binoculars:

                served in submarines so I appreciate no nonsense rugged and waterproof binoculars and these come at a great price. so impressed i had to buy a second pair as my wife and family are always using the first set when there is anything t see or look for!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                4.0

                Absolutely Love Thwm!!

                By Ernie

                from Astoria, NY

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about West Marine Raiatea 7 x 50 Binoculars:

                For ME!!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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