Another great Vortex product. This compact 10x42 binocular compares very well to the Nikon Monarch. The clarity of the optics shines through once again with the Viper.
I found a slightly better, more clear image with the Viper compared to the Monarch -- especially at low light. Vortex makes all their optics with superior glass quality and lens coatings, which really perform well at dusk and dawn.
Size, weight, and comfort are very comparable to many other 10x42 binoculars. The advantage of the Viper is in the optics.
If you are looking for a portable, quick access, lightweight binocular with an exceptionally clear and crisp view, try the Viper.