Whichever you choose, you'll undoubtedly be happy with the clarity of the view and the minimized color wash. I could clearly see people on the decks of various watercraft in the bay and make out a house or two on the other side. I should mention that the bay is approximately ten miles wide at that point, so I was seeing a significant distance with decent focus and clarity.
LIke every other pair of Leupold binoculars I can find information about, these are waterproof and shock resistant. The lens covers are both relatively soft rubber, but the objective lens cover snaps inside the lens crown while the adjustable lenses are completely covered by the protective rubber cups. I guess that's because you're more likely to drop food or drink into that end? The strap is a mix of nylon and neoprene and proved comfortable for the hour or two I needed to wear the binos. I understand that some bird watchers wear binos for three or four times longer than that and what research I did online showed that they're happy with the comfort level as well.
What DID strike me was the price: between $800 and $1,000 for a pair. I was shocked until I did some more research and found out what the going rate is for binoculars of this caliber. My shock was relieved and I recognized that you do indeed get what you pay for--even with binoculars.
Just for notation's sake: With the lens covers in place, I dragged the binos through the sand on the beach and dipped them in the water a few times. When nothing bad happened I even dragged them through the sand about a foot under water. There were no issues with performance. In fact, I rinsed them off in the bay and let them sun dry. Except for the water spots on the lenses, they looked none-the-worse for wear. I used a typical lens cloth to wipe away the water spots, and the binos functioned just fine.
Until I do more work with binos from other manufacturers, I can't recommend these above others--but I can recommend them based on their performance. I can't say they're the best binos out there, but I CAN say that they work well and take minor abuse with no issues. If that meets your criteria then check them out.