MINOX design-engineers have combined sleek, distinctive styling with the practical ergonomic advantages of enhanced comfort and secure handling, plus an increased field of view over previous BL models. Lightweight (26 ounces) construction means officers can enjoy “carry-all-day” comfort. Still, these sturdy binoculars are very durable, thanks to a space-age polycarbonate body that is rubber-armored for sure grip, noise dampening and ruggedness. With sophisticated sealing technology, they are waterproof to 16 feet 6 inches, and Nitrogen filling prevents fogging of internal optical surfaces. The optimum objective lens size of 44 mm, backed by phase-corrected roof prisms and M* multi-layer lens coating ensures brilliant, pin-sharp images with natural color rendition, even in challenging low-light situations. To capture moving objects faster and more reliably, the field of view has been increased to 410 feet at 1,000 yards for the 8x44, and 341 feet for the 10x44, an increase of 16 percent.