Review Vanguard Endeavor ED II 8×42 binocular

Review Vanguard Endeavor ED II 8×42 binocular

Vanguard’s top-of-the-range Endeavor ED binoculars deliver sharpness and clarity like never before, with exceptional light transmission and remarkable color resolution and contrast.

The Endeavor ED features an ergonomic, open-bridge design that’s comfortable to use, along with a wide viewing angle and ultra-reliable BaK-4 roof prisms. The magic behind the binocular’s performance lies in the premium ED glass, which reduces light dispersion to provide high-resolution colors and clarity.

As a result, you can view objects from a distance as if they were standing right next to you. Vanguard also added an anti-reflective coating for even better clarity and a large focusing wheel for ease of use. Also, thanks to the binocular’s nitrogen-charged, O-ring-sealed design, the Endeavor’s waterproof/fogproof housing can take on the most challenging weather conditions.

Review Vanguard Endeavor ED II 8×42 binocular
Vanguard Endeavor ED II 8×42 binocular

Key Features & Specifications

ED (Extra-low Dispersion) Glass Made in Japan
BaK-4 Roof Prisms with Phase Coatings
Fully Multi-Coated Optics
Magnesium Fog & Waterproof Body
FOV: 378ft @ 1000yds
Close Focus: 6.6ft
Eye-Relief: 19.5mm
Weight: 770g (27.2oz)

Walk-Around Video of the Vanguard 8×42 Endeavor ED II Binoculars

Review Summary by Best Binocular Reviews

Ah the tricky second album! There is no doubting that the first Vanguard Endeavor ED was for the price a great piece of kit, indeed the 10×42 Endeavor ED went on to win my award for the Best Value For Money Binocular in 2013 and really cemented the brands already impressive reputation of giving us plenty of bang for our buck.

Thus with the news that Vanguard were updating this series by introducing the Endeavor ED II, I was immediately interested to see what improvements they would bring to the table and if these would effect their price and either tip them into a new bracket, making them a better binocular, but perhaps a less good value one, or would they still be able to keep them at a point where their features far outbalance the price tag.

Luckily I did not have to wait too long and became one of the first to get the chance to try out the 8×42 version of the Vanguard Endeavor ED II binoculars. Below you can read my full review that includes all their features, my opinions of them and just how well I thought they performed. Along the way, I will also be pointing out the main differences and/or improvements between these and the previous version.


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