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Alpen 8x21 Monocular

Item# ALN046
 
4.5

(22 Ratings)

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Description


The Alpen 8x21 Monocular is built to endure the toughest of conditions and to provide great viewing in a compact, lightweight size. It's constructed with smaller prisms and objective lenses to reduce weight, yet still offer superb viewing.

  • Full 8X magnification
  • Coated optics for maximum light transmission
  • BK7 prisms for sharp, clear views
  • Eyepiece focusing system
  • 378-foot field of view at 1,000 yards
  • Close-focus distance, 15 feet
  • Lightweight (just 2.5 ounces) for easy carrying
  • Neck strap and nylon carrying case included
    Perfect for the casual birdwatcher or sports enthusiast, the Alpen 8x21 monocular is a feather-light, go-anywhere optical solution!

Supplier Sku:
116

Dimensions & Specifications

Magnification

8 x

Brand

Alpen

Objective Lens Diameter

21mm

Magnification Power

8 X Power

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Alpen 8x21 Monocular
 
4.3

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (19)
  • Strong construction (15)
  • Quality lenses (12)
  • Accurate ranging (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bird watching (9)
    • Hunting (8)
    • Security (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (13), Avid adventurer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6), Yes (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    better than expected

    i was given a free pair of Alpen 8 x 21 monoculars[...]. they are nearly identical to a Simmons 8 x 21 monocular that i already owned. but there is one...Read complete review

    i was given a free pair of Alpen 8 x 21 monoculars[...]. they are nearly identical to a Simmons 8 x 21 monocular that i already owned. but there is one slight difference. these have a better and more clear picture. i spotted some turkeys in a field about 300 yards from me. with my Simmons i couldn't tell the jakes apart from the hens. then i looked at them through the Alpen monocular and could see 1-2 inch beards on 3 jakes which i couldn't see on my Simmons. GREAT optics for the price hands down!

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not bad for the price, but...

    I got this for my daughter to take on a national park trip, and the idea of it pleased her greatly. It was easy for her to locate the subject, but the magnification...Read complete review

    I got this for my daughter to take on a national park trip, and the idea of it pleased her greatly. It was easy for her to locate the subject, but the magnification and lower light in the viewer meant that it came out of the nice little bag less often. On the other hand, one must unfortunately consider the child's age before giving a fancier, pricier item, eh? Fun for games and will be used around the neighborhood and in the yard.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Nice Monocular

    By Raymond

    from UNDERWOOD,WA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Quality Lenses

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Alpen 8x21 Monocular:

        It's small, quick to focus (only one eye to worry about), well-made and easy to bring along.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        monocular

        By Mary Jane

        from FARMINGTON,NY

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Alpen 8x21 Monocular:

            item arrived as scheduled, although I paid for expedited delivery. Item was what was expected, so pleased with purchase.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Great product, great service.

            By Richard

            from HERMISTON,OR

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Alpen 8x21 Monocular:

                Just what I expected.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Great!

                By Dawn

                from NORFOLK,VA

                About Me Professional Guide

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accurate Ranging
                • Easy To Use
                • Quality Lenses
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Security

                  Comments about Alpen 8x21 Monocular:

                  My Husband loves it....

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Fast Delivery

                  By Speedy

                  from Dallas, TX

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Quality Lenses
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Alpen 8x21 Monocular:

                      I use it to watch a meter on a fuel truck when refueling general aviation aircraft.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      For the price,you can't beat these.

                      By Gary

                      from Sacramento,CA

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Accurate Ranging
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Quality Lenses
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Bird Watching

                        Comments about Alpen 8x21 Monocular:

                        Love it.Price is right.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Surprising quality for the price!

                        By gazedrop

                        from Bay Area, CA

                        About Me Avid Adventurer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                        • Causes Eye Strain

                        Best Uses

                        • Bird Watching
                        • Security

                        Comments about Alpen 8x21 Monocular:

                        This gets 5 stars because of the price. That said, you get far more than what you pay for. This is not a super bright, contrasty optic, but for the price you can have one in your car, in your every day carry bag, jacket pocket, and never be without a scope.

                        You will typically know when you will be wanting a high quality optic with you, but for all those other times this really fits the bill!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        Very happy with this product.

                        By katab

                        from St. Louis,Mo

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Hunting

                          Comments about Alpen 8x21 Monocular:

                          like the small size.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes
                           
                          5.0

                          Excellent quality for the price

                          By will

                          from redding, CA

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Accurate Ranging
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Quality Lenses
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Alpen 8x21 Monocular:

                              As a gift for grandson

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes

                              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              3.0

                              Ultimately OK

                              By SF Scotty

                              from San Francisco, CA

                              About Me Casual/ Recreational

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Alpen 8x21 Monocular:

                                    I bought this as an experiment before investing in something "better". This is a great scope to answer the occasional "what's that thing over there?". BUT the lense is dark and the focus is kind of narrow, so i can't see myself enjoying long term viewing. The Magnification is fine if you are looking for something to keep in a bag or glove compartment - you won't be dissapointed. My advice? If you are looking for something to pack for deliberate veiwing - skip this model. This is a great first scope for a kid, or a week! But I'm already ready to move up.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    Customer Q & A

                                    Q1: I wear glasses. Does this have a long relief?

                                    A: This, like many compact monoculars, have very short eye relief and would not be ideal for use with eyeglasses.

                                    Q2: What are the length and diameter measurements in inches?

                                    A: The unit measures 3.75 inches by 1.25 inches.

                                    Q3: what is the minimum focus distance?

                                    A: Close focus distance is approximately 15 feet.

                                    Q4: At fifty yards, how wide is the field, and what would the magnification be?

                                    A: At 50 yards, the field would be about 18 yards. Magnification remains 8X no matter what the range.

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