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Introducing Vortex Optics

We’re stoked to be the new authorised retailer of Vortex sports optics in New Zealand. With products available from Vortex’s whole optics range, we’re sure there’ll be something to suit your needs, whether you're a hunter, birder, nature watcher or general observer. If you’re anything like us, Vortex will be one of the first names you think of when you need new equipment, but for those of you who are aren't as familiar with the brand, we’ll take this opportunity to help familiarise you with the different ranges of binoculars they have on offer.

First things first - what we love about Vortex: 

  • Proudly family run brand who put you, their customers, at the forefront of their designs
  • Focus mainly on optics for birding and hunting, however their range is broad enough that they have something on offer for pretty much any activity and budget
  • All optics are designed and tested by their American based team

Lets break it down and take a closer look at the different ranges of binoculars on offer from Vortex. We’ll start with their top of the line offerings and move down the ranks to their more affordable ranges, giving you a clearer idea of how each range differs.

Vortex Razor HD Binoculars

Vortex Razor HD Binoculars

Named Binocular of the Year 2012 by the highly regarded Best Binocular Reviews Annual Binocular Awards, these awesome binoculars are ideal for bird and nature watchers who won’t settle for anything but the best when it comes to their glass. They’re also a hunters best friend.

Available in 8x and 10x magnifications with full sized 42mm lenses, Vortex have worked tirelessly to ensure that these binoculars offer exceptional performance out in the bush.

These awesome binos from Vortex are packed with all the features you’d expect from a flagship range. They produce epic, bright, clear, colour true images, are lightweight, durable and easy to use. The inclusion of a heap of prism and lens coatings, HD glass and an apochromatic (APO) optical system make them stand out from the crowd.

Features:

  • APO system
  • HD lens elements
  • XR™Plus fully multi-coated premium proprietary coatings
  • Dielectric prism coatings
  • Plasma Tech coating for durability and performance
  • Phase corrected lenses
  • Roof prism design
  • Open hinge with lightweight magnesium chassis
  • ArmorTek scratch-resistant lens coating
  • Waterproof and fog proof
  • Rubber armour
  • Multi-position eyecups
  • Centre focus wheel
  • Locking diopter
  • Tripod adaptable

Browse the Vortex Razor HD range

Vortex Viper HD Binoculars

Vortex Viper HD binoculars

Hot on the heals of the Razor HD range are Vortex’s Viper HD binoculars. Also featuring HD glass, dielectric prism coatings, ArmorTek scratch-resistant lens coatings and XR fully multi-coated lenses, these awesome binoculars are available in a wide range of magnifications and lens sizes meaning that they’ll also appeal to low light users, those who need added magnification, and those looking for a compact yet high-end binocular option.

Features:

  • HD lens elements
  • XR™ fully multi-coated premium proprietary coatings
  • Dielectric prism coatings
  • Phase corrected lenses
  • Roof prism design
  • Open hinge with lightweight magnesium chassis
  • ArmorTek scratch-resistant lens coating
  • Waterproof and fogproof
  • Rubber armour
  • Multi-position eyecups
  • Centre focus wheel
  • Locking diopter
  • Tripod adaptable

Browse the Vortex Viper HD Binocular range

Vortex Kaibab HD Binoculars

Vortex Kaibab HD Binoculars

Designed for long range glassing, the Vortex Kaibab HD binoculars are available exclusively with 15x or 20x magnification and giant 56mm lenses, these awesome binoculars are packed with all of the same features as the Razor HD range, but deserve their very own range thanks to their focus on long range viewing.

Features:

  • APO system
  • HD lens elements
  • XR™Plus fully multi-coated premium proprietary coatings
  • Dielectric prism coatings
  • Plasma Tech coating for durability and performance
  • Phase corrected lenses
  • Roof prism design
  • Open hinge with lightweight magnesium chassis
  • ArmorTek scratch-resistant lens coating
  • Waterproof and fog proof
  • Rubber armour
  • Multi-position eyecups
  • Centre focus wheel
  • Locking diopter
  • Tripod adaptable 

Browse the Vortex Kaibab HD Binocular range

Vortex Vulture HD Binoculars

Vortex Vulture Binoculars

The Vulture HD range of binoculars brings a high magnification and large, 56mm lenses, in a more affordable long range binocular package than the Kaibab HD range.

By omitting the APO lens system and some very high end coatings, whilst maintaining the inclusion of HD glass, the Vulture range from Vortex are a fantastic option for those with a smaller budget.

Features:

  • HD lens elements
  • XR™ fully multi-coated premium proprietary coatings
  • Dielectric prism coatings
  • Phase corrected lenses
  • Roof prism design
  • Open hinge with lightweight magnesium chassis
  • ArmorTek scratch-resistant lens coating
  • Waterproof and fog proof
  • Rubber armour
  • Multi-position eyecups
  • Centre focus wheel
  • Locking diopter
  • Tripod adaptable

Browse the Vortex Vulture HD Binocular range

Vortex New Diamondback Binoculars

Vortex Diamondback Binoculars

The Diamondback range of binoculars has been a longstanding favourite from Vortex, and it’s new, 2016 design has further cemented its popularity with binocular users. With something for pretty much every activity, and a great price point, it’s not hard to see why.

Designed with all of the features that make for a fantastic binocular for outdoor use, new Diamondback binoculars are fully multicoated and have multi-layer prism coatings for bright, clear, colour-accurate images. They’re waterproof and rubber armoured so you know you can depend on them when you most need them.

Features:

  • Fully multi-coated lenses
  • Dielectric prism coatings
  • Roof prism design
  • Waterproof and fog proof
  • Rubber armour
  • Multi-position eyecups
  • Centre focus wheel
  • Locking diopter
  • Tripod adaptable

Browse the new Vortex Diamondback Binocular range


Vortex Crossfire Binoculars

Vortex Crossfire Binoculars

These awesome entry level binoculars are ideal for beginner glassers who want a product from a brand they know they can rely on, without spending too much.

With quality and performance at the forefront of every design, Vortex do a great job of ensuring that this affordable range of binos doesn’t scrimp on the basics that are essential to any outdoor binocular; they’re waterproof, have fully multicoated lenses and a rubber armour. Available in a heap of configurations, there’s a Crossfire binocular on offer for everyone from hunters and nature watchers to spectators and travellers, and they make for a fantastic present.

Features:

  • Fully multi-coated lenses
  • Roof prism design
  • Waterproof and fog proof
  • Rubber armour
  • Multi-position eyecups
  • Centre focus wheel
  • Locking diopter
  • Tripod adaptable

Browse the Vortex Crossfire Binocular range

Vortex Raptor Binoculars

Vortex Raptor Binoculars

Exclusively available with a 32mm lens, the mid sized Vortex Raptor binoculars have a porro prism design which sets them aside from Vortex’s other ranges. You can rely on the Raptor binoculars to offer waterproof performance in the field and produce bright, clear images. A wide ranging inter pupillary distance makes these binoculars comfortable for children and youths to use, alongside adults, making them a great first binocular option for kids with an interest in nature, hunting or the outdoors.

Features:

  • Fully multi-coated lenses
  • Porro prism design
  • Waterproof and fog proof
  • Rubber armour
  • Multi-position eyecups
  • Centre focus wheel
  • Locking diopter
  • Fantastic interpupillary range

Browse the Vortex Raptor Binocular range

Vortex Vanquish Binoculars

Vortex Vanquish binoculars

Designed with travel in mind, Vortex use an innovative inverted porro prism design to ensure that these binoculars are compact, yet produce bright, clear images. Outdoing many travel binoculars on the market, the Vanquish binoculars are waterproof and have fully multi coated lenses.

Features:

  • Fully multi-coated lenses
  • Inverted porro prism design
  • Waterproof and fog proof
  • Rubber armour
  • Multi-position eyecups
  • Centre focus wheel
  • Locking diopter

Browse the Vortex Vanquish Binocular range


We do hope this article will give you a clearer idea of the differences between the different Vortex binocular ranges, but if you’ve got any questions at all regarding a binoculars suitability then feel free to give us a shout.

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