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MSRP: $639.99
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Viper HD 8x42 is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 19.
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Viper® HD 8x42 Roof Prism Binocular

The Viper HD—a premium-quality binocular packed with everything you need and nothing you don't. Rugged, compact and lightweight (one of the lightest full-size binoculars to date), it's easy to see why the Vipers are award winners. Add in HD (High Density) extra-low dispersion glass for impressive resolution and color fidelity and the Vipers change more than the game. They change the results, too.




VIP Warranty HD XR Coatings ArmorTek Argon Purged Waterproof
Magnification8 x
Objective Lens Diameter42 mm
Eye Relief20 mm
Exit Pupil5.3 mm
Linear Field of View347 feet/1000 yards
Angular Field of View6.6 degrees
Close Focus5.1 feet
Interpupillary Distance59-75 mm
Height5.8 inches
Width5.3 inches
Weight24.2 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

HD Lens Elements HD (High Density) extra-low dispersion glass delivers impressive resolution and color fidelity, resulting in High Definition images.
XR™ Fully Multi-Coated Proprietary coatings increase light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces.
Dielectric Prism Coatings Multi-layer prism coatings provide bright, clear, color-accurate images.
Phase Correction Coating on roof prism models enhances resolution and contrast.

Construction Features

Roof Prism Valued for greater durability and a more compact size.
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

Adjustable 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.
Magnification8 x
Objective Lens Diameter42 mm
Eye Relief20 mm
Exit Pupil5.3 mm
Linear Field of View347 feet/1000 yards
Angular Field of View6.6 degrees
Close Focus5.1 feet
Interpupillary Distance59-75 mm
Height5.8 inches
Width5.3 inches
Weight24.2 ounces
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Buying my clients a loaner pair Boy vortex you made a believer out of me. Your vortex viper 8/42 binoculars have proven to be the best binocular that I have ever tried. As a full time hunting guide for San Ranch Guided hunts in Deep South Texas I have looked through many pairs of binos and yours are just the best iv tried. Low light conditions on long senderos with shadows are the true test for optics and your binoculars and scopes have proven to be the best around. My clients and staff all agree that vortex optics is the best bang for your buck after using my vortex binoculars. Thanks for the many memories that me and my clients have made using vortex optics.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bow hunters must have. I purchased the 8x42 for bow hunting in thick woods where I live. I had tried these bad boys out in low light situations before but the most impressive performance came one day after the sun set. It was already dark and I was waiting for deer to leave my stand before I climbed down (didn't want to run them off). I had quit watching deer when I heard them blow and then run off. I couldn't see a thing. I pulled up my viper hd's and watched five solid black hogs come in. Night...in the woods... black hogs. If you're a bow hunter get some. You won't be disappointed.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceptional clarity I've had my Viper HDs for a few weeks now and I am blown away by the quality of these optics. They are durable, lightweight, easy to focus and the clarity is phenomenal. This is my first pair of high-end optics, I've always used Bass Pro binoculars that were 0 or less. The color, clarity, sharpness, light gathering, ability to focus and depth are out of this world. Combined with the VIP warranty and the price point and these are the best optics you can buy IMO. Their customer service is unbeatable as well. Travis is the man!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great binos and great price! I bought these binos in 2012. I fell in love with them. They were small enough to not be in the way, and big enough for my hands to be comfortable. They were clear and good in low light situations. I still have them and now they are my back up binos to Razor 10 x 42. I needed 10x, and that is the only reason I upgraded to the Razors. They are tough and I have never had an issue with them fogging up or any other issue for that matter. They are the best bino in this price range and would highly recommend them.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EXACTLY what I needed I have a VIPER HD 6x32 and it is not listed so, I guess I have no chance with this contest because the 6x32 were not listed.. Anyway, the Viper HD 6x32 is absolutely amazing. I was working for a silencer company as a machinist at the time and Vortex was highly recommended. I was skeptical at first but chose to get these after seeing several other Vortex products. I didn't need long range or high power but, crystal clear was a TOP priority. Other brands that I had some experience with were either SUPER expensive or poorly made; those issues were deal breakers for me. I majored in photography and marketing years ago at the local University. I had experience in every facet of the industry and was a professional photographer for a few years. I was absolutely shocked at how clear and sharp these binoculars are. Made me a LIFETIME Vortex customer.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A pleasure to look through! I wish I wouldn't have waited so long to buy these. The clarity looking through these binoculars is amazing. I could look through them all day. They are a good size to be able to carry with you all day and are not annoying while hanging around your neck. To top it all off, the waranty gives you the peace of mind to spend the extra money and not worry about them when you are out in the woods with them. Thanks Vortex for making great products!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spectacular This product is amazing from the small details to the overall weight and how it feels up to your eyes. The viper 8x42 have been solid. The glass that your looking through is superb. If you looking for a really good bino for not having to pull a Second mortgage look no further, this is it. What can you not like about this company and its no question asked warranty.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best binoculars I've ever had These binoculars have traveled all over the United States and Canada with me and have performed flawlessly everywhere. From 20 below 0 to the high 90s and from sunny days to monsoon-like conditions, they've worked in all temperatures and weather conditions. I've used some of the "top" quality optics in the past and I'd choose these binoculars every time.
Date published: 2017-06-15
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Where are the Viper HD 8x4's made?
Asked by: Bob
The Viper HD binoculars are being manufactured in China.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-08-24

Are these still made in Japan? or did production move to China?
Asked by: Bvanma38
Production of the Viper HD binoculars was moved from Japan to China at the end of 2016. The binoculars are still being produced to our stringent specifications and carry our VIP Warranty. The move allowed us to increase production and lower the cost of the binoculars, which we passed along to the customer.
Answered by: Mike with Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-08-24

What material is the body made of? Aluminum? Magnesium? Plastic? Other? Thank you!
Asked by: Giopad65
The chassis on the Viper HD is poly-carbonate, which helps balance out the weight.
Answered by: Jon from Sales
Date published: 2017-08-24

How are the Vortex Viper 8X42 for eye glass wearers? I see that the eye relief is 20 mm, but I never really see anyone commenting on how this particular model helps or doesn't help with eye glasses.
Asked by: Nellie125
If you are wearing your eyeglasses while viewing through the binoculars, you'll want to have the eyecups twisted down. Your glasses will naturally bump your eyes back to the proper eye relief. I have used the Viper HD's with my glasses before and it works quite well without issue. If possible, our best recommendation is always to try and find a physical dealer of ours near you that would have these binoculars on hand so you can look through them yourself to get an idea of how they perform. Thanks and I hope this helps!
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2017-08-24
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Buying my clients a loaner pair Boy vortex you made a believer out of me. Your vortex viper 8/42 binoculars have proven to be the best binocular that I have ever tried. As a full time hunting guide for San Ranch Guided hunts in Deep South Texas I have looked through many pairs of binos and yours are just the best iv tried. Low light conditions on long senderos with shadows are the true test for optics and your binoculars and scopes have proven to be the best around. My clients and staff all agree that vortex optics is the best bang for your buck after using my vortex binoculars. Thanks for the many memories that me and my clients have made using vortex optics.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bow hunters must have. I purchased the 8x42 for bow hunting in thick woods where I live. I had tried these bad boys out in low light situations before but the most impressive performance came one day after the sun set. It was already dark and I was waiting for deer to leave my stand before I climbed down (didn't want to run them off). I had quit watching deer when I heard them blow and then run off. I couldn't see a thing. I pulled up my viper hd's and watched five solid black hogs come in. Night...in the woods... black hogs. If you're a bow hunter get some. You won't be disappointed.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceptional clarity I've had my Viper HDs for a few weeks now and I am blown away by the quality of these optics. They are durable, lightweight, easy to focus and the clarity is phenomenal. This is my first pair of high-end optics, I've always used Bass Pro binoculars that were 0 or less. The color, clarity, sharpness, light gathering, ability to focus and depth are out of this world. Combined with the VIP warranty and the price point and these are the best optics you can buy IMO. Their customer service is unbeatable as well. Travis is the man!
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great binos and great price! I bought these binos in 2012. I fell in love with them. They were small enough to not be in the way, and big enough for my hands to be comfortable. They were clear and good in low light situations. I still have them and now they are my back up binos to Razor 10 x 42. I needed 10x, and that is the only reason I upgraded to the Razors. They are tough and I have never had an issue with them fogging up or any other issue for that matter. They are the best bino in this price range and would highly recommend them.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EXACTLY what I needed I have a VIPER HD 6x32 and it is not listed so, I guess I have no chance with this contest because the 6x32 were not listed.. Anyway, the Viper HD 6x32 is absolutely amazing. I was working for a silencer company as a machinist at the time and Vortex was highly recommended. I was skeptical at first but chose to get these after seeing several other Vortex products. I didn't need long range or high power but, crystal clear was a TOP priority. Other brands that I had some experience with were either SUPER expensive or poorly made; those issues were deal breakers for me. I majored in photography and marketing years ago at the local University. I had experience in every facet of the industry and was a professional photographer for a few years. I was absolutely shocked at how clear and sharp these binoculars are. Made me a LIFETIME Vortex customer.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A pleasure to look through! I wish I wouldn't have waited so long to buy these. The clarity looking through these binoculars is amazing. I could look through them all day. They are a good size to be able to carry with you all day and are not annoying while hanging around your neck. To top it all off, the waranty gives you the peace of mind to spend the extra money and not worry about them when you are out in the woods with them. Thanks Vortex for making great products!
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spectacular This product is amazing from the small details to the overall weight and how it feels up to your eyes. The viper 8x42 have been solid. The glass that your looking through is superb. If you looking for a really good bino for not having to pull a Second mortgage look no further, this is it. What can you not like about this company and its no question asked warranty.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best binoculars I've ever had These binoculars have traveled all over the United States and Canada with me and have performed flawlessly everywhere. From 20 below 0 to the high 90s and from sunny days to monsoon-like conditions, they've worked in all temperatures and weather conditions. I've used some of the "top" quality optics in the past and I'd choose these binoculars every time.
Date published: 2017-06-07
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