By Dan Kidder
The best glass and multiple coatings make for crystal clear viewing. This is evident in the Alpen Apex bincoluars.
Alpen uses the highest quality BAK4 glass to provide the ultimate in clarity. Their lenses are PXA coated to provide superior resolution and color fidelity. Additionally, a HR prism coating enhances brightness and light gathering. The body is waterproof, sealed, and nitrogen filled to make a weatherproof unit.
The body of the Apex is coated in rubber for a more ergonomic feel and superior weather protection. Extendable locking eye cups will work for those who wear glasses or on the naked eye. Easy, one-handed focusing, and a roof prism design allow even the most dimly lit and distant objects to leap into vivid focus. Long eye relief means that your image is just as sharp in the center as it is at the edges.
Aside from tremendous light gathering and vivid true colors, where Alpen shines is with their new top of the line Lifetime No Blame, No Fault, No Problem warranty. If for any reason your Alpen product breaks, send it back for repair or replacement. You don’t even need a receipt or to be the original buyer.
For years Alpen has been making high quality products at an affordable price. Now they are taking it one step further by standing behind every one of those products. It is one of the reasons we at Sportsman’s News give Alpen Optics our highest endorsement and why I use Alpen binos for all of my outdoor activities.
|Alpen Apex 10×42|
|Objective Lens Diameter||42mm|
|F.O.V. (ft @ 1000 yds)||315|
|Close Focus (Feet)||5|
|Lens Coating||Fully Multi-coated|
|Roof Prism Phase Coating||PXA™ Phase Coating|
|Roof Prism Metallic Coating||HR™ Metallic Coating|
|Net Weight (oz.)||22|
|Type of Neckstrap||Extra Wide|
|Waterproof / fogproof||Yes|
|Type of Case||Nylon|
|IPD (mm) Min/Max||59-76|
|Eye Cups||Twist Lock|