These are good, well made binoculars. They have phase coatings on the prisms, the lenses are fully multicoated, and they are waterproof/fogproof. They also appear to have relatively long eye relief, a nice touch for eyeglass wearers. The field of view on some models seems to be a tad on the narrow side, but not terribly so. The price is right, too, and with a $25.00 rebate the price is even better. I especially like the looks of the 8x36 Vanguard Spirit Plus for its size, weight, and overall performance, by the way. I mean, they are not going to compete with top-of-the-line Zeiss or Leica bins but, hey, they don't cost $2000.00 a pop, either. If you hike, hunt, or enjoy casual bird watching, these binoculars will serve you well.