I grew up thinking that the best binoculars for general purpose use were 7 x 50s. Sure.... 7 x 50s are good, especially in dull conditions, but they are bulky. I recently purchased some 8 x 42s, and these are my 'best' ones. However, even they get in the way a bit. So I took a gamble and bought the compact Tasco Offshore 8 x 25s, and I love them. I took them hunting in the evening and found that they were perfectly adequate. If there is a significant difference between these and binoculars with larger objective lenses when it comes to clarity in darker conditions, I reckon it only applies to the very last few minutes before it gets totally dark. A hunter still needs to be able to clearly see the target at any time, especially at twilight, so a good telescopic sight is necessary for near-dark conditions.
Excellent binocular for a small boat with limited space. Quality product, easy to adjust with sturdy bag,strap with velcro flap. Superb optics and not heavy. Fast service from Jacobs and securely packed. Hard to tell size without holding it. Dimensions of bag with binoculars folded up inside. 120mm length x 85mm width. 50mm thick Really neat product. impressed!
Delivery was very prompt and efficient and binocular itself is excellent.
The person to whom I spoke was so knowledgeable and helpful. The product was shipped that day and arrived at the courier depot following day. Terrific service & binoculars are just what I wanted.