By Dan Kidder
Managing Editor

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
Item Number 495
Description 10×42
Magnification 10X
Objective Lens Diameter 42mm
Focus System Center
Prism Type Roof
F.O.V. (ft @ 1000 yds) 315
Exit Pupil 4.2mm
Eye Relief 16mm
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
Tripod Adaptable Yes
Prism Material BAK4
Waterproof / fogproof Yes
Type of Case Nylon
IPD (mm) Min/Max 59-76
Length (inches) 5.75
Diopter Design Twist-ring
Alpen Apex 10×42
Eye Cups Twist Lock