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Leupold BX-5 Santiam HD 8x42mm Binoculars

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SKU 100-174481
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Leupold Optics BX-5 Santiam HD 8x42mm Binoculars - 174481

Introducing the Leupold BX-5 Santiam HD 8x42mm Binoculars, engineered to conquer the challenges of tight, brushy terrains where visibility is paramount.

In situations where a wide field of view takes precedence over high magnification, the BX-5 Santiam® HD 8x42mm binoculars shine.

Crafted for epic undertakings in rugged environments, these binoculars stand unrivaled among their peers.

The BX-5 Santiam HD 8x42mm is the go-to glass for those who demand professional-grade performance.

Its expansive eye box ensures comfortable, extended glassing sessions with minimal eye strain. The open-bridge design not only enhances comfort but also makes it easy to carry on your adventures.

Centered around Leupold's Professional-Grade Optical System, it sets a new standard for light transmission, excelling even in the most challenging lighting conditions.

With industry-leading glare reduction, it delivers a clear image even in harsh, direct light.

The resolution and clarity of these binoculars meet the exacting demands of professional guides and shooters in the field. 

Leupold BX-5 Santiam HD 8x42mm Binoculars Outdoors Lifestyle Shot

As part of the package, you'll find Pro Gear® accessories including a GO Afield shoulder strap, a custom binocular case, lens covers, and a lens cloth.

And, true to the Leupold® tradition, it's both fogproof and waterproof, with a lifetime performance guarantee, ensuring it will stand the test of time on all your adventures.

Leupold BX-5 Santiam HD 8x42mm Binoculars Leupold Lifetime Guarantee


  • 8x Magnification: These binoculars offer versatile 8x magnification, providing detailed and vivid views of distant subjects. Whether it's birdwatching, hunting, or stargazing, they ensure an adaptable viewing experience.
  • 42mm Objective Lens: Fitted with a 42mm objective lens diameter, these binoculars allow a substantial influx of light. This results in exceptionally bright imagery, even under low light conditions. This proves invaluable during dawn and dusk, enabling you to capture intricate details with outstanding clarity, enhancing your overall viewing experience.
  • Professional-Grade Optical System: Leupold’s Professional-Grade Optical System delivers unparalleled light transmission, specially engineered to excel in even the most demanding lighting scenarios. It leads the industry in reducing glare, ensuring a clear image even in intense, direct light. Moreover, it provides the level of resolution and clarity sought after by professional guides and shooters in the field.
  • Rugged Durability in Extreme Climates: These optics undergo rigorous testing to perform at the highest level in the most challenging conditions. Engineered to endure temperatures ranging from a bone-chilling -40 degrees Fahrenheit to a scorching 160 degrees Fahrenheit, they ensure unwavering performance regardless of the climate.
  • Waterproof and Fogproof: Leupold binoculars never compromise, whether facing torrential downpours or river crossings. The proprietary gas blend and seals are rigorously tested to remain watertight even at depths of up to 33 feet and through numerous pressure changes, ensuring clarity in any weather.
  • Lifetime Performance Assurance: Crafted for a lifetime of outstanding performance, Leupold stands firmly behind their product. If at any point your binoculars fail to perform, they will be repaired or replaced at no cost, regardless of whether you are the original owner. This lifetime guarantee reflects the confidence Leupold has in the durability and reliability of their products.
  • Sleek Open Bridge Design: The open bridge, roof prism design not only reduces weight but also offers an ergonomically optimized grip for comfortable, prolonged use, making them an ideal choice for extended outdoor observations.
  • Diamond Guard Shield: By treating exterior lens surfaces with Diamond Guard, an ion-assist lens coating, these binoculars achieve higher light transmission and superior resistance to abrasion. This specialized coating not only enhances brightness but also ensures remarkable clarity and contrast in diverse viewing conditions.
  • Advanced Multi-Coated Lens System: The advanced fully multi-coated lens system goes beyond standard coatings, guaranteeing maximum brightness for impeccable clarity, heightened contrast, and true-to-life color fidelity in every observation.
  • Hydrophobic Lens Coating: Equipped with Hydro Shield, a hydrophobic lens coating, these binoculars effectively repel dirt and water, ensuring a clear, low-maintenance image even in challenging weather conditions.
  • High-Definition Optics: Boasting high-definition calcium-fluoride lenses, these binoculars offer unmatched clarity at all magnification levels, enabling users to discern fine details with exceptional precision.
  • Phase Coated Prisms: With phase-coated roof prisms, these binoculars significantly enhance resolution, providing a sharp, well-defined sight picture that extends seamlessly across the entire visual field.
  • Tripod Adaptability: The integrated 1/4-20 rotatable tripod adapter port simplifies mounting on a tripod, providing stability for extended observations, particularly useful for capturing intricate details or studying distant subjects.
  • Durable Armor Coating: The robust housing is wrapped in an easy-grip rubber armor coating, ensuring a secure hold in various conditions. This protective layer not only provides added comfort but also safeguards the binoculars from impacts and scratches.
  • Ergonomic Design: Leupold's ergonomic design philosophy ensures that their products are not only slim and lightweight but also ergonomically contoured to fit comfortably in your hands, regardless of their size, enabling extended periods of use without strain.
  • Oversized Eyepiece: Designed for all-day glassing comfort, the oversized eyepiece increases contact area for a comfortable viewing experience. Its flexible, ergonomic design accommodates various eye shapes and sizes, enhancing user comfort during prolonged observations.
  • Smooth Focusing Dial: The large, tactile central focusing dial is thoughtfully designed for easy location and operation, even with gloved hands. This precision-focused mechanism enables users to effortlessly adjust for maximum clarity and detail, whether picking out distant wildlife or surveying scenic vistas.
  • Adjustable Eyecups: Featuring twist-up eyecups with generous eye relief, these binoculars ensure comfortable extended viewing sessions. This feature is particularly beneficial for users who wear eyeglasses, allowing for a customized and comfortable viewing experience tailored to individual preferences.
  • User-Friendly Eyecup Replacements: The removable twist-up eyecups provide a convenient in-field replacement option if they ever become damaged, ensuring uninterrupted use and peace of mind during your outdoor adventures.

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                                                                                          What's Included:

                                                                                           ✓ Leupold Optics BX-5 Santiam HD 8x42mm Binoculars

                                                                                          ✓ GO Afield™ shoulder strap

                                                                                          ✓ Carry case

                                                                                          ✓ Lens cover

                                                                                          ✓ Lens cloth

                                                                                           ✓ Lifetime warranty



                                                                                              Item Number 174481
                                                                                              Length (in) 5.9
                                                                                              Weight (oz.) 23.6
                                                                                              Magnification 8
                                                                                              Objective Lens Diameter (mm) 42
                                                                                              Linear FOV (ft@1000 yd.) 377
                                                                                              Angular FOV (Degrees) 7.2
                                                                                              Eye Relief (mm) 18.5
                                                                                              Exit Pupil (mm) 5
                                                                                              Close Focus Distance (ft.) 5
                                                                                              Interpupillary Distance Max (mm) 78
                                                                                              Interpupillary Distance Min (mm) 58

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                                                                                              Customer Reviews

                                                                                              Based on 3 reviews
                                                                                              5 Stars all the way!

                                                                                              Exceptional performers. I can recommend if you're looking for a premium binocular. Top notch optics and seemingly well made!

                                                                                              Perfect optics!

                                                                                              I give this binocular model top marks for clear images in all sort of lighting conditions. The textured grip feels good in my hands.

                                                                                              That's some nice glass!

                                                                                              I've had these binoculars for a few weeks now. They are excellent for birding if that is your thing.