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MSRP: $1299.99
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Razor HD 10x42 is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 94.
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Razor® HD 10x42 Roof Prism Binocular

Extreme terrain. Unimaginable conditions. Both test your mettle—and your optics. With a well-earned reputation for pushing the limits of optical performance, the Razor HDs step up and out on other binoculars in their class. Small, light, bright, strong, and packed with the best quality, hand-selected prisms and premium HD extra-low dispersion glass available today. Nothing else comes close.




VIP Warranty HD Premium APO XRPlus Coatings ArmorTek Argon Purged Waterproof
Magnification10 x
Objective Lens Diameter42 mm
Eye Relief16.5 mm
Exit Pupil4.2 mm
Linear Field of View362 feet/1000 yards
Angular Field of View6.9 degrees
Close Focus6 feet
Interpupillary Distance55-75 mm
Height5.9 inches
Width5.1 inches
Weight24.8 ounces
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Included in the Box
  • Rainguard Eyepiece Cover
  • Tethered objective lens covers
  • Comfort neck strap
  • Deluxe padded carry case

Optical Features

APO System Apochromatic optical system combines with HD glass to provide unmatched color sharpness.
HD Lens Elements Premium HD (High Density) extra-low dispersion glass delivers the ultimate in resolution and color fidelity, resulting in High Definition images.
XR™Plus Fully Multi-Coated Premium proprietary coatings deliver the highest level of light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces for maximum brightness.
Dielectric Prism Coatings Multi-layer prism coatings provide bright, clear, color-accurate images.
Plasma Tech Cutting edge application process provides unparalleled coating durability and performance.
Phase Correction Coating on roof prism models enhances resolution and contrast.

Construction Features

Roof Prism Valued for greater durability and a more compact size.
True Open Hinge Offers superior ergonomics while decreasing total weight and bulk.
Magnesium Chassis Decreases weight and increases strength.
Waterproof O-ring seals prevent moisture, dust and debris from penetrating the binocular for reliable performance in all environments.
Fogproof Argon gas purging prevents internal fogging over a wide range of temperatures.
ArmorTek Ultra-hard, scratch-resistant coating protects exterior lenses from scratches, oil and dirt.
Rubber Armor Provides a secure, non-slip grip, and durable external protection.

Convenience Features

Multi-Position Eyecups Twist up and down to precise, intermediate settings to maximize custom fit for comfortable viewing with or without eyeglasses.
Center Focus Wheel Adjusts the focus of both binocular barrels at the same time.
Locking Diopter Adjusts for differences in a user's eyes. Located on right eyepiece.
Tripod Adaptable Compatible with a tripod adapter, allowing use on a tripod or car window mount.
Magnification10 x
Objective Lens Diameter42 mm
Eye Relief16.5 mm
Exit Pupil4.2 mm
Linear Field of View362 feet/1000 yards
Angular Field of View6.9 degrees
Close Focus6 feet
Interpupillary Distance55-75 mm
Height5.9 inches
Width5.1 inches
Weight24.8 ounces
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Won't disappoint Bought the razor 10x42 three years ago after vigorously comparing all the major brands, overall vortex lenses were the clearest of any other brand except Swarovski. But in price vs. quality vortex blew the other competition out of the water, and then considering the warranty there wasn't much of a competition. I tend to be hard on all my hunting gear and these binos have not only withstanded all the abuse I have put on them but they have made me a better hunter. The only complaint I have is my eye cups have loosened over the past month but after hunting season I will be sending the back for repair thanks to the peace of mind warranty.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceptional Decision I have owned several pairs of Vortex Optics (Bino's, Scope, and Rangefinder) and have been pleased with them all. The quality of the binoculars is top end and I have had no issues that I did not cause with any of them. The customer service is even better than the products they sell. I have always been taken care of when I have to call up to have something repaired. The repairs I have required have all been my own fault, dropping them on cement will bend an extended eye cup. Scratching the lens things of that nature. It doesn't matter what I did they are helpful and friendly combine that with the top end products they make and I can't think of a reason not to recommend them.
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my new HD's I bought my Vortex Razor HD 10x42 two weeks ago. I previously owned a 12 year old pair of Cascades, and I can tell you that the Vortex Razors blow those out of the water. I was skeptical about spending as much money as these were, but boy they are worth every penny. I was hunting for 3 days in every condition possible in the mountains of Montana. Not once did these binoculars fail me. We hunted hard for 3 days, in heavy terrain, crazy weather, and hundreds of active elk. Loved being able to deal with them all and not having to worry about the conditions that my binoculars were being exposed to. They worked perfectly.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Binos Ever!! I have used Vortex products for well over 6 years now and I can honestly say they keep surprising me more and more every year. Not only is the VIP warranty un-touchable in the hunting optics market, but Vortex literally makes the clearest, toughest, top of the line product out there. I jumped to the Razor's because I have been so happy with my Viper HD's I didn't think it could get any better....it did. The Razor HD brag the clearest, sharp, accurate and precise glass and they have it. They literally are the best of the best and I won't every let my eyes touch anything that isn't Vortex. Thanks for setting the standard guys and gals! Keep up the amazing work. I'm a #VORTEXER for life!!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hands down best binos without the sticker shock Love them! They are hands down one of the best binos in the Business. Absolutely love them I cannot distinguish any difference between them and Swarvoski which are two times to three times the cost. They are hands-down the clearest optic on the market out there. And the VIP warranty doesn’t make me worried when I take them out that somethings going to happen and I can’t replace them!
Date published: 2018-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Value Bino's I bought these to upgrade from a pair of Nikon Monarchs. With my old bino's I could only glass for about 30-45 minutes before going cross-eyed. Not with these! I had the chance to take these out on a caribou hunting trip in AK a few weeks back. I spent hrs behind these with no eye strain! They are very clear at extreme distances! I was picking out camps set up 2 and 3 ridge lines beyond my own. I also like that you can get the attachment to use them with your tripod. I recommend these to all of my friends.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than so called "top shelf" competitors at half price! I bought these for glassing the high country and deserts of the western US where I typically hunt. I was in the market as my first pair of binos were not cutting it. Most of my hunting buddies were rocking swaros which are great but I just couldn't afford them so after shopping around and reading reviews I decided to go with these and I couldn't be happier. The quality of the glass is amazing and I can look through them all day without any eye strain. They are lighter than the competition which matters when you are counting ounces and they just have a great feel when in your hands. when you factor in all that and look at the price and lifetime warranty you can't beat these binos. I recommend you get yourself a pair. Happy Hunting.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I purchased these approximately a month ago. I had to send I purchased these approximately a month ago. I had to send them in for some minor adjustments and they were sent back to me within 10 days. I work customer service as well and I can tell you that yours is second to none. The razors are definitely the best in there class and also I feel that they are on a very very close par with the other top 3 alpha binoculars that cost much more. They are great in low light and are very crisp and clear with great color. Thanks again for the great customer service.
Date published: 2017-06-15
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I wear glasses and am trying to find the best binocular from vortex that would fit my need.  Is this as good or better then your viper Jd 

Asked by: Bobcat
Both the Razor HD and the Viper HD series binoculars have sufficient eye relief to accommodate eye glasses wearers. The Razor is our top of the line glass, and the Viper is our very close second.
Answered by: Josh at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-07-05

Is the interpupilary distance of the Razor 10x42 exactly 75,0 mm (or more) or is it less than 75,0 mm, for example 74,6 mm?

Asked by: Crissy
The IPD for the Razor 10x42 is going to be closer to 74.5mm.
Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-06-06

What is the percentage of light transmission?

Asked by: Cody
We do not publish light transmission figures as each manufacturer will use a different formula to attain those numbers which generally weights portions of the light spectrum differently. This does not allow for a fair apples to apples comparison. Please call us at 800-426-0048 if you'd like to discuss further.
Answered by: Jon S.
Date published: 2018-08-07

What's the difference between the 10x42 Bino Razor Models RZB 2102 and RZB 2101?

Asked by: Paul
The RZB 2101 are 8x42, the RZB 2102 are 10x42.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-12-02

Have there been any changes to the 2017 line of razor HD binoculars?

Asked by: Jeff
The Razor HD binoculars have not changed this year.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-12-02

Where are the Razor binos made?

Asked by: Ernie Shipman
Our Razor HD binoculars are manufactured in China.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-07-04

how do you recommend using the diopter function when setting up the binoculars?
Asked by: joe
Here is a video on how to set your diopter on your binoculars: http://www.vortexoptics.com/video/binocular_diopter_adjustment
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-12-02

Can the eyecups be removed to help clean the binoculars?
Asked by: Max C
No, the eyecups should not be removed. We usually recommend using some canned air and cue tips with something like IPA alcohol to get into the smaller parts of the eyecups to clean. After cleaning, if you really got into the tracks of the eyecup with a solution like IPA alcohol, a small dab of superlube in the tracks will then keep the eyecup twisting up and down smoothly.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2017-11-18
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