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Athlon Optics Midas 10x25mm Binocular

The Midas roof-prism binoculars are light and slim due to their featured, magnesium chassis.

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  • ED Glass- High Definition Glass gives you an image with little or no chromatic fringe, so the final image results in the clearest and sharpest image to your eyes.
  • Enhanced Spectral Prism Dielectric Coating is a multi layer prism coating that reflects over 99% of the light to your eyes bringing you a clear, bright image.
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    Lightweight Magnesium Chassis provides the strength of a metal chassis while reducing the weight by as much as 35%.

    Xtra Protective Layer Coating enhances protection on the exterior lenses from dirt, oil, and scratches.

    Phase Corrected Prisms produce images that have better contrast, a higher resolution, and better color reproduction.

    BaK-4 Prisms reflect more light to your eyes which will give you a brighter and sharper image.

    Advanced Fully Multi-Coated Lenses allow for better light transmission to bring optimum brightness and true color across the entire light spectrum.

    Long Eye Relief is particularly vital for eyeglass wearers because longer eye relief allows them to still see the entire field of view.

    Close Focus is important for those who prefer to be up close and personal with nature.

    Twist-Up Eyecups with intermediate stops allow you to set the eyecups to the ideal eye relief.

    Waterproof protection against the harshest weather conditions or if accidentally submerged underwater.

    Argon Purged gives you better waterproofing and thermal stability.

    Magnesium chassis

    give you the strength of a metal chassis while reducing the weight as much as 35%

    XPL Coating

    gives you an extra protection on the exterior lenses from dirt, oil, and scratches

    Phase corrected prisms

    produce images that have better contrast, a higher resolution, and better color reproduction

    Close focus

    is essential for those who are nature observers and especially important if you are going to watch butterflies or insects

    Video review

    Specification
    Magnification 10x
    Obj. Lens 25mm
    Eye Relief 15.5mm
    FOV Angular 5.4°
    FOV @ 1000 yds 285ft.
    Close Focus 2.5 m/8.2 ft.
    Interpupillary Distance 56mm-74mm
    Weight 8.3 oz.
    Reviews (1)
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    2 stars 0 0 %
    1 star 0 0 %
    1. Dominic

      Picked up my Midas 10x25s today—here are my thoughts so far:

      The optics are absolutely incredible! When I got home and finally tried them out, I was already in low-light conditions, but the image was still hands-down better than anything I’ve seen through any pair of binoculars before. If you’re an expert in objective lenses, you’ll be shocked that these are only 25mm, and if you don’t know what an objective lens is, these binos will teach you everything you need to know.

      Zoom level feels like the right choice for probably 95% or more of the things you’ll want to look at.

      Size and weight are a dream for travelers, lightweight backpackers, photographers who don’t have space for another heavy lens, or really anyone who wants pocket-sized, world-class binos.

      Comes with a lens-cleaning cloth, user guide, padded neck strap, and carrying case, which has a belt loop and its own neck strap. These accessories are also all clearly well-made and probably worth an extra $50+ in their own right.

      Packaging is awesome—it lists all the important specs that you care about, and also lists all the important specs that you don’t even understand, assuring you that people with extremely good taste in bino glass did all of your dirty work and spared you the details. Take a picture!

      Even the buying experience is completely unique and feels carefully crafted. Athlon doesn’t sell in big-box stores, doesn’t sell on Amazon, and doesn’t ship to your house—you’ll have to find a local seller in your area, give them a call (yes, an actual phone call with a real person), and ask if they have the Midas 10x25s in stock. They probably won’t, so you’ll have to wait until they place their next order with Athlon—and while you wait for that order to come in, you might have to call the seller a few more times. When at last your binos arrive, you’ll drive out to the store in the middle of God knows where, small talk with the shop owner, and finally, head home with your new Midas 10x25s in tow.

      This buying experience is gonna annoy the living hell out of you UNTIL that magical moment when you’re driving home and you think to yourself, “Wow, I just had a full, reasonably enjoyable conversation with a small business owner I’ve never met before, someone from a completely different walk of life, someone who is actually pretty inspiring in that she’s so good at balancing specialized trade skills with business administration skills that she became her own boss and is in complete control of her own financial future. The only thing we have in common is Athlon Optics, but hey, that was more than enough to get us through a couple minutes of small talk, during which I was able to express myself without a single emoji, reaction gif, or hashtag. I didn’t even look at my phone the entire time.” You’ll feel a strong desire to have this kind of experience again, and you’ll drive the rest of the way home knowing that next time, you can bring your binoculars and look at something cool along the way.

      You get ALL OF THE ABOVE for a price that’s high enough to remind you you’re purchasing a serious, precisely engineered product, but low enough to be within reach of someone saving up for their very first pair of binoculars, or buying them as a gift for someone else.

      Oh yeah, I almost forgot—your Midas 10x25s will have a friggin’ lifetime warranty covering defects in materials and workmanship, no receipts or registration required.

      This is the moment when you stop reading this and go look for your nearest authorized Athlon dealer in order to look at things that are far away and pretend they’re very close.

      Note for Athlon: please allow 10-star reviews on your website. 5 stars is not enough.

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    Returns & Guarantee

    30 Days to Initiate a Return

    You can initiate a return for most new and unused items within 30 days of delivery for a refund

    Errors & Defects

    If the return is a result of our error or defective product, we will refund the full cost of the merchandise and shipping charges.

    Most New and Unused

    You must return items in new or unused condition with all original materials included with the shipment.

    Partial Refunds

    We inspect all returned items and award a partial refund for opened or used products.

    45 Days to Receive Returned Items

    We must receive your returned items at our processing facility within 45 days of delivery

    Binoculars Returns

    You will only qualify for a full refund if you refuse the item(s) at the time of delivery or return the item before opening it and removing its wrapping.

    FAQ
    Q:How do I know what to charge for shipping?
    A:

    Our shipping rates are based off of the billable weight of an order. Please visit our Shipping Rates page for detailed info.

    Q:Can I have a package shipped through UPS with a required signature on delivery?
    A:

    Yes, you can have a package with a signature confirmation for delivery; there will be an extra fee added. You may request by adding signature confirmation in the comment box when placing your order.

    Q:Do you ship internationally or to APO and FPO addresses?
    A:

    No, we only ship to the contiguous 48 states and to Alaska and Hawaii. We do not ship any International Orders (Including Puerto Rico, Guam, APOs and FPOs), including orders that have any connection to International shipments (freight-forwarders, etc.). This applies to both the shipping and billing addresses. Orders found to have an international connection will be cancelled. There are no exceptions.

    Q:Do you charge sales taxes?
    A:

    Since we are located in CA, we charge sales taxes only to CA residents.

    Q:How can I return an item?
    A:

    If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please contact us for a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) request within 10 business days of the receipt of the product. If the item is returned unopened in the original box, we will exchange it, offer you store credit, or offer you a refund, less 25% restocking fee, based on your original method of payment. The product must be returned within 10 business days of the issuance of the RMA. All products must be packed in the original packaging, including any accessories, manuals, documentation and registration that shipped with the product. A 15% open box fee in addition to the 25% restocking fee (totaling 40%) will be assessed on any sealed product that is opened or removed from its original packaging.

    Please note that we do not permit the return of the following products:
    1. Special orders and products that are custom configured to your specifications.
    2. Products sold "as is" or "used" or that have been installed or used after receipt.
    3. Illumination devices, electronic sights, optics and night vision equipment.

    NOTE: We recommend that you use a carrier that offers shipment tracking for all returns, and either insure your package for safe return or declare the full value of the shipment so that you are protected if the shipment is lost or damaged in transit. If you chose not to use a carrier that offers tracking and insure or declare the full value of the product, you will be responsible for any loss or damage to the product during shipping.

    The United States Postal Service (USPS) offers limited tracking capabilities and that there is a 30-calendar-day waiting period before USPS will initiate a trace. The customer is responsible for shipping charges both ways on returns, as well as for shipping charges on shipments that are refused.

    Lightweight Magnesium Chassis provides the strength of a metal chassis while reducing the weight by as much as 35%.

    Xtra Protective Layer Coating enhances protection on the exterior lenses from dirt, oil, and scratches.

    Phase Corrected Prisms produce images that have better contrast, a higher resolution, and better color reproduction.

    BaK-4 Prisms reflect more light to your eyes which will give you a brighter and sharper image.

    Advanced Fully Multi-Coated Lenses allow for better light transmission to bring optimum brightness and true color across the entire light spectrum.

    Long Eye Relief is particularly vital for eyeglass wearers because longer eye relief allows them to still see the entire field of view.

    Close Focus is important for those who prefer to be up close and personal with nature.

    Twist-Up Eyecups with intermediate stops allow you to set the eyecups to the ideal eye relief.

    Waterproof protection against the harshest weather conditions or if accidentally submerged underwater.

    Argon Purged gives you better waterproofing and thermal stability.

    Magnesium chassis

    give you the strength of a metal chassis while reducing the weight as much as 35%

    XPL Coating

    gives you an extra protection on the exterior lenses from dirt, oil, and scratches

    Phase corrected prisms

    produce images that have better contrast, a higher resolution, and better color reproduction

    Close focus

    is essential for those who are nature observers and especially important if you are going to watch butterflies or insects

    Video review

    Magnification 10x
    Obj. Lens 25mm
    Eye Relief 15.5mm
    FOV Angular 5.4°
    FOV @ 1000 yds 285ft.
    Close Focus 2.5 m/8.2 ft.
    Interpupillary Distance 56mm-74mm
    Weight 8.3 oz.
    5 stars 1 100 %
    4 stars 0 0 %
    3 stars 0 0 %
    2 stars 0 0 %
    1 star 0 0 %
    1. Dominic

      Picked up my Midas 10x25s today—here are my thoughts so far:

      The optics are absolutely incredible! When I got home and finally tried them out, I was already in low-light conditions, but the image was still hands-down better than anything I’ve seen through any pair of binoculars before. If you’re an expert in objective lenses, you’ll be shocked that these are only 25mm, and if you don’t know what an objective lens is, these binos will teach you everything you need to know.

      Zoom level feels like the right choice for probably 95% or more of the things you’ll want to look at.

      Size and weight are a dream for travelers, lightweight backpackers, photographers who don’t have space for another heavy lens, or really anyone who wants pocket-sized, world-class binos.

      Comes with a lens-cleaning cloth, user guide, padded neck strap, and carrying case, which has a belt loop and its own neck strap. These accessories are also all clearly well-made and probably worth an extra $50+ in their own right.

      Packaging is awesome—it lists all the important specs that you care about, and also lists all the important specs that you don’t even understand, assuring you that people with extremely good taste in bino glass did all of your dirty work and spared you the details. Take a picture!

      Even the buying experience is completely unique and feels carefully crafted. Athlon doesn’t sell in big-box stores, doesn’t sell on Amazon, and doesn’t ship to your house—you’ll have to find a local seller in your area, give them a call (yes, an actual phone call with a real person), and ask if they have the Midas 10x25s in stock. They probably won’t, so you’ll have to wait until they place their next order with Athlon—and while you wait for that order to come in, you might have to call the seller a few more times. When at last your binos arrive, you’ll drive out to the store in the middle of God knows where, small talk with the shop owner, and finally, head home with your new Midas 10x25s in tow.

      This buying experience is gonna annoy the living hell out of you UNTIL that magical moment when you’re driving home and you think to yourself, “Wow, I just had a full, reasonably enjoyable conversation with a small business owner I’ve never met before, someone from a completely different walk of life, someone who is actually pretty inspiring in that she’s so good at balancing specialized trade skills with business administration skills that she became her own boss and is in complete control of her own financial future. The only thing we have in common is Athlon Optics, but hey, that was more than enough to get us through a couple minutes of small talk, during which I was able to express myself without a single emoji, reaction gif, or hashtag. I didn’t even look at my phone the entire time.” You’ll feel a strong desire to have this kind of experience again, and you’ll drive the rest of the way home knowing that next time, you can bring your binoculars and look at something cool along the way.

      You get ALL OF THE ABOVE for a price that’s high enough to remind you you’re purchasing a serious, precisely engineered product, but low enough to be within reach of someone saving up for their very first pair of binoculars, or buying them as a gift for someone else.

      Oh yeah, I almost forgot—your Midas 10x25s will have a friggin’ lifetime warranty covering defects in materials and workmanship, no receipts or registration required.

      This is the moment when you stop reading this and go look for your nearest authorized Athlon dealer in order to look at things that are far away and pretend they’re very close.

      Note for Athlon: please allow 10-star reviews on your website. 5 stars is not enough.

    Add a review

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    30 Days to Initiate a Return

    You can initiate a return for most new and unused items within 30 days of delivery for a refund

    Errors & Defects

    If the return is a result of our error or defective product, we will refund the full cost of the merchandise and shipping charges.

    Most New and Unused

    You must return items in new or unused condition with all original materials included with the shipment.

    Partial Refunds

    We inspect all returned items and award a partial refund for opened or used products.

    45 Days to Receive Returned Items

    We must receive your returned items at our processing facility within 45 days of delivery

    Binoculars Returns

    You will only qualify for a full refund if you refuse the item(s) at the time of delivery or return the item before opening it and removing its wrapping.

    Q:How do I know what to charge for shipping?
    A:

    Our shipping rates are based off of the billable weight of an order. Please visit our Shipping Rates page for detailed info.

    Q:Can I have a package shipped through UPS with a required signature on delivery?
    A:

    Yes, you can have a package with a signature confirmation for delivery; there will be an extra fee added. You may request by adding signature confirmation in the comment box when placing your order.

    Q:Do you ship internationally or to APO and FPO addresses?
    A:

    No, we only ship to the contiguous 48 states and to Alaska and Hawaii. We do not ship any International Orders (Including Puerto Rico, Guam, APOs and FPOs), including orders that have any connection to International shipments (freight-forwarders, etc.). This applies to both the shipping and billing addresses. Orders found to have an international connection will be cancelled. There are no exceptions.

    Q:Do you charge sales taxes?
    A:

    Since we are located in CA, we charge sales taxes only to CA residents.

    Q:How can I return an item?
    A:

    If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please contact us for a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) request within 10 business days of the receipt of the product. If the item is returned unopened in the original box, we will exchange it, offer you store credit, or offer you a refund, less 25% restocking fee, based on your original method of payment. The product must be returned within 10 business days of the issuance of the RMA. All products must be packed in the original packaging, including any accessories, manuals, documentation and registration that shipped with the product. A 15% open box fee in addition to the 25% restocking fee (totaling 40%) will be assessed on any sealed product that is opened or removed from its original packaging.

    Please note that we do not permit the return of the following products:
    1. Special orders and products that are custom configured to your specifications.
    2. Products sold "as is" or "used" or that have been installed or used after receipt.
    3. Illumination devices, electronic sights, optics and night vision equipment.

    NOTE: We recommend that you use a carrier that offers shipment tracking for all returns, and either insure your package for safe return or declare the full value of the shipment so that you are protected if the shipment is lost or damaged in transit. If you chose not to use a carrier that offers tracking and insure or declare the full value of the product, you will be responsible for any loss or damage to the product during shipping.

    The United States Postal Service (USPS) offers limited tracking capabilities and that there is a 30-calendar-day waiting period before USPS will initiate a trace. The customer is responsible for shipping charges both ways on returns, as well as for shipping charges on shipments that are refused.