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WEST MARINE Raiatea 7 x 50 Binoculars

Model # 14361240Mfg # RAIATEA-N

$189.99

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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
 
3.7

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

62%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Waterproof (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      So many dud reviews? - It's pretty good

      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...Read complete review

      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.

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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 14 customers

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      1.0

      Great binocs until they're not

      By On Voyager

      from Boston, MA

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Read
      • Waterproof

      Cons

      • Flimsy

      Best Uses

      • Sailing

      Comments about Raiatea 7 x 50 Binoculars:

      These lasted about 2 seasons. The lense covers fall apart and the lenses themselves started separating from the housing. I would buy another pair that were not all one piece.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      1.0

      not durable

      By Roland

      from Bristol RI

      Pros

        Cons

        • Flimsy

        Best Uses

          Comments about Raiatea 7 x 50 Binoculars:

          I store the unit in the case and when I opened it to use them, I found that the right barrel was broken off. Flimsy plastic. I will attempt to bring them back for replacement.

          (2 of 2 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.

            (4 of 4 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.

              (3 of 3 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

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