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WEST MARINE Tahiti 7 x 50 Waterproof Binoculars with Compass

Model # 14361273Mfg # TAHITI-N

Reg. $299.99

Save $120.00

$179.99

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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
 
4.0

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

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    (1)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Waterproof (5)
  • Reliable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Fishing (4)
  • Navigation (4)
  • Sailing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Outdoor enthusiast (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (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.

VS

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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5.0

This is an outstanding product worth many times what I paid.

By Captain Rich

from NC

About Me Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Read
  • Reliable Performance
  • Strong Construction
  • Waterproof

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Fishing
    • Navigation
    • Sailing

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

    I bought the product for boating and fishing. The field of vision is outstanding, the built in compass is accurate and the lighting works great.

    Service and delivery comments:

    I bought the product in the store and the staff was very helpful.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Binocs

    By Frankie

    from Margate nj

    About Me Outdoor Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Waterproof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Fishing
      • Small Boats

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

      Nice binocs perfect for my small boat.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Ideal pinpointing headings when on open water.

      By RCP

      from Florida Gulf Coast

      About Me Outdoor Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Reliable Performance
      • Simple Controls
      • Waterproof

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Fishing
        • Navigation

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

        This is great when In open water with no nab points and you see an object. It gives a bearing and you can simply follow your compass.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        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 2 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 3 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!

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