Compact, rugged and waterproof, these are the ideal binoculars for angling.

These, the 8×25 model, are the smallest of four that make up the LC2 range, but subsequently the cheapest too. The shape and texture of the rubberised casing means that these are easy to grip, even when soaking wet. I found this size perfect on the handful of venues that I’ve used them at so far. The image is crisp and the focus easily adjustable thanks to the large dial. If you’re fishing a truly huge water, though, you may want to look at one of the larger models. Complete with a 10-year guarantee, you have peace of mind that a pair of these is money well spent.

Jon Bones

RRP: £79.99
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