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WEST MARINE Tahiti 7 x 50 Waterproof Binoculars with Compass

Model # 14361273Mfg # TAHITI-N

$299.99

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Product Description

Fully multi-coated lenses allow for transmission of more than 90% of visible light. Anti-reflection coating optimized to your dark-adapted eye allows for improved twilight and nighttime viewing. Filled with dry nitrogen gas to prevent internal fogging, and tightly sealed for a long life. Internal Finnish compass and rangefinding reticle allows them to work as a high-accuracy bearing compass. 27.4mm eye relief. BAK-4 prisms deliver sharp images and reduce glare. Padded neck strap and buoyant Cordura® case included.

  • Magn. x Objective Lens Dia.: 7 x 50
  • Focus: Center
  • Waterproof: Yes
  • Prism Type: BAK-4 Porro
  • Light Transmission Efficiency: >90%
  • Field of View @1000yds: 350'
  • Eye Relief: 27.4mm
  • Compass: Yes
  • Rangefinder Reticle: Yes
  • Weight: 40oz.
  • Warranty: Limited lifetime

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West Marine Tahiti 7 x 50 Waterproof Binoculars with Compass
 
3.9

(based on 16 reviews)

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81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Sailing (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Compass does not work

Compass does not work in southern hemisphere. I discovered this phenomenon known as compass card dip, after moving from California to New Zealand. Ironic that they are named after South Seas Islands!Read complete review

Compass does not work in southern hemisphere. I discovered this phenomenon known as compass card dip, after moving from California to New Zealand. Ironic that they are named after South Seas Islands!
West Marine should put this caveat on this product.
Otherwise quite good binoculars and very good value for money.
West Marine refunded my money, and now I'm saving for Steiners, which will work worldwide.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

driving me nuts.

Bought these yesterday and am returning them today, the attached lens caps fall off at the slightest touch and the bag supplied is too small to easily put them away. The compass focus for...Read complete review

Bought these yesterday and am returning them today, the attached lens caps fall off at the slightest touch and the bag supplied is too small to easily put them away. The compass focus for me requires them to be pushed tight against my eyes, unnatural and unlike my old ones. These were a replacement for some (I think Fujinon ones I owned for 12 years which were better design and better made, but the compass lighting had failed so I needed a new pair. Trying to use thes at night at sea would be a nightmare and the lens caps would probably be lost overboard first time out. I was even looking on line for a different method of stowage like a hard case, but heck they are around $70,and surely it should not be necessary to have to buy a different stowage case for a brand new item.

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4.0

Very happy

By Nice guy.

from Boca raton fl

About Me Gearhead, Outdoor Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Long Battery Life
  • Reliable Performance
  • Simple Controls
  • Strong Construction
  • Waterproof

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Expeditions
    • Fishing
    • Large Boats
    • Navigation
    • Sailing
    • Small Boats

    Comments about West Marine Tahiti 7 x 50 Waterproof Binoculars with Compass:

    Went to marathon hard to see the markers.
    Not with them and I had a heading.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    driving me nuts.

    By Robin

    from Daytona beach Fl

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Case
      • Lens Caps

      Best Uses

        Comments about West Marine Tahiti 7 x 50 Waterproof Binoculars with Compass:

        Bought these yesterday and am returning them today, the attached lens caps fall off at the slightest touch and the bag supplied is too small to easily put them away. The compass focus for me requires them to be pushed tight against my eyes, unnatural and unlike my old ones. These were a replacement for some (I think Fujinon ones I owned for 12 years which were better design and better made, but the compass lighting had failed so I needed a new pair. Trying to use thes at night at sea would be a nightmare and the lens caps would probably be lost overboard first time out. I was even looking on line for a different method of stowage like a hard case, but heck they are around $70,and surely it should not be necessary to have to buy a different stowage case for a brand new item.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Sailors delight

        By Charlie

        from Bayfield WI

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Quality Optics For The

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • sailing

          Comments about West Marine Tahiti 7 x 50 Waterproof Binoculars with Compass:

          I used mine sailing Lake Superior for the past 7 years and liked them so much I bought my daughters and son in laws a pair for X-Mas. I tell people they can use them if they put the strap over their neck or they can use my cheap ones.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Everything I wanted and more!

          By Bob the boater

          from Orlando, FL

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clarity
          • Floatable
          • Night Time Use
          • Robust construction
          • Waterproof

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Boating
            • Moonstar Gazing

            Comments about West Marine Tahiti 7 x 50 Waterproof Binoculars with Compass:

            Robust construction. Excellent clarity in daylight as well as in low light conditions. I am looking forward to using them on the water where it's optical qualities can be fully appreciated.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good value

            By Crazy fisher

            from St George Island, Florida

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Pleased with price
            • Well built Solid

            Cons

            • Len Caps Don't Stay On

            Best Uses

              Comments about West Marine Tahiti 7 x 50 Waterproof Binoculars with Compass:

              We are using this for bay fishing outside Apalachicola. While we have been coming to the area for 23 years we just recently purchased a boat for fishing here. The binoculars have helped with buoy identification and landmarks. Also the padding on the binoculars is a plus too for drops in the boat - no scaring!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great value

              By Mike

              from Arcadia,CA

              Pros

              • Clear image
              • Quality
              • value

              Cons

              • Tight Fit In Case

              Best Uses

              • sailing

              Comments about West Marine Tahiti 7 x 50 Waterproof Binoculars with Compass:

              Was handed a pair of these recently by the shore patrol in Catalina. I loved the optics and purchased a pair. Have not been disappointed.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Tahiti Binoculars

              By rmgwaves

              from Boca Raton

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about West Marine Tahiti 7 x 50 Waterproof Binoculars with Compass:

              Great product for the price and backed by West Marine. Does the job for me when searching birds, color changes, rips and hunting down fish. Easy to clean, seem durable a good pair binos for the price!

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Bright and sharp

              By Roger

              from Riverton, NJ

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Beautiful Sharp Images
              • Excellent brightness
              • Good in low light

              Cons

              • Lens Caps Drop Off

              Best Uses

                Comments about West Marine Tahiti 7 x 50 Waterproof Binoculars with Compass:

                Really like these. The lens caps dropping off isn't a deal breaker, since having them dangling always annoys me anyway. Also couldn't figure out how to attach the strap from the instructions. (Maybe that's just me.)

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Excellent binoculars

                By Allan

                from Virginia

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clarity
                • Compass
                • Weight

                Cons

                • Lens Covers Awkward

                Best Uses

                • Boating Cruising

                Comments about West Marine Tahiti 7 x 50 Waterproof Binoculars with Compass:

                Great product for the price

                Service and delivery comments:

                Delivery was delayed, however Customer Service was very responsive in keeping me informed on the revised delivery dates ... and following up on teh actual delivery

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great Binoculars for the Price

                By Kevin

                from Richmond, VA

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about West Marine Tahiti 7 x 50 Waterproof Binoculars with Compass:

                First pair I received was defective (Compass light didn't work) but West Marine replaced them with no problem and the new pair works great. If you are looking for a pair of binoculars with good glass and a built in compass that won't set you back too much, give these a try.

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