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Bushnell Engage EDX 8×42 Binoculars

SKU: BEN842
The Bushnell® Engage™ is backed with the all-weather assurance of Bushnell's exclusive EXO Barrier lens coating - it repels water, debris, oil, and fog. Fully multi-coated optics offer maximum brightness and clarity, and they're housed in a lightweight and rugged magnesium chassis.

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Highlights

  • Fully multi-coated optics offer maximum brightness and clarity
  • It has a lightweight and rugged magnesium chassis
  • Low light performance, IPX7 waterproof construction, and EXO Barrier technology that prevents fogging lens
  • BaK-4 Roof Prism
  • Bushnell's IRONCLAD LIFETIME Warranty
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    About

    The Engage EDX – A best-in-class optic with industry-leading features. The entire line is backed with the all-weather assurance of Bushnell’s exclusive EXO Barrier lens coating – it repels water, debris, oil and fog. The fully multi-coated optics offer maximum brightness and clarity, and they’re housed in a lightweight and rugged magnesium chassis. ED Prime Glass and a locking eyepiece diopter ensure razor sharp images every time. The PC3 phase coating brings to the resolution to the highest level, and the dielectric prism coating keeps light transmission high. The result is the best viewing experience perfect for birding, hunting, or general observation.

    ED Prime Glass

    Bushnell's highest quality glass delivers amazing color, resolution and contrast, even in low-light conditions.

    Exclusive EXO Barrier Protection

    Bushnell's newest and best protective lens coating molecularly bonds to the glass, repelling water, oil, dust, debris and preventing scratches.

    Dielectric Prism Coating

    Applied to the prisms, it ensures vivid color reproduction and allows 92% light transmission for bright images.

    PC-3 Phase Coating

    Applied to the prisms, it enhances resolution and contrast.

    BUSHNELL'S IRONCLAD LIFETIME WARRANTY

    Bushnell binoculars have a 20 year product lifetime. In the event that our product fails you, we will stand behind it and repair it at no cost to you. If we can't repair it then we will replace it with a product of equal or better value.

    Video review

    We love the Engage EDX 8x42 Binocular. It has performed well in the field and the engineering standard applied to this product is high. Watch the video to learn more about the details.

    00:00 -​ Intro

    00:30​ - Detailed review

    01:45​ - Bushnell warranty

    01:50 - Final thoughts

    01:59​ - Bushnell stats

    Specification
    Item ID (SKU) BEN842
    Product Name Engage Binoculars, 8x42mm
    Adapts to Tripod Yes
    Close Focus (m) 6ft / 2m
    Color Black
    Display Type 0
    Exit Pupil 5.3mm / 0.209in
    Eye Relief 19mm / 0.748in
    Eyecups Twist-up
    Lead Free Glass Yes
    Length 5.5in / 140mm
    Lens Coating Fully Multi-Coated
    Magnification x Objective Lens 8x42mm
    PC-3 Phase Coating Yes
    Prism Glass BaK-4
    Prism Type Roof
    Water Resistant Yes
    Waterproof/Fogproof Yes, IPX7
    Weight 23.5oz
    FOV (ft @1000yd / m @1000 m 426 / 142
    Protective Lens Coating EXO Barrier
    Dielectric Prism Coating Yes
    Ultrawide Band Coating Yes
    Lead Free Glass Yes
    Locking Diopter Yes
    Permafocus No
    ED Prime Glass Yes
    Reviews (8)
    5 stars 8 100 %
    4 stars 0 0 %
    3 stars 0 0 %
    2 stars 0 0 %
    1 star 0 0 %
    1. Julian Baker

      This is a outstanding binocular. Living in the north woods it is the best for size and clarity of any we have ever used. You can bring up the wild life and birds immediately in focus. A must for spotting bear, deer, wolfs, and coyotes when in the woods. Birds seem to jump out at you when viewing from a distance. You would not be disappointed with this binocular. The delivery time is outstanding.

    2. Ed

      I got these as an upgrade to my smaller set (Steiner Predators), which were an upgrade to an earlier lower cost set. I keep these in the car for travel purposes and they’ve been great to have along on trips. Clear image, nice color, not too expensive. They suit my needs well.

    3. Aaron White

      Well-designed and very compact. Better quality that I would have expected at this price. I’ll be primarily using them when I’m sailing, so I appreciate their compactness. The optics seem quite good.

      These are definitely worth the money!

    4. Houston

      Excellent!

    5. Isaiah Mitchell

      For the money these are the best binoculars I have found I really like them

    6. Jakob Hernandez

      Very satisfied with this purchase!! A lot of thanks to Alex from Nature Optix who helped me with the choice

    7. AndyinToronto

      Having owned many pairs of entry level Bushnells in my lifetime, I decided it was time to upgrade to a higher specified pair of 8 x 42 binoculars. After a lot of online research I narrowed my field down to 3 pairs: Bushnell Engage EDX, Vortex Diamondacks, and Nikon Monarch 5s, all of which had very similar specifications. Went to SAIL, a leading oRead more about Having owned many pairs of entry levelutdoors retailer here in Toronto, where I was able to do a side-by-side test. All 3 are extremely well made, lightweight, have great hand-feel and excellent quality glass. After much back-and-forth, I ranked the Bushnell and Vortex binos as basically a tie and the Nikon’s a close number 2. Apart from having many years of happy viewing with Bushnell products, the EXO coating sealed the deal. They’re a great pair of binoculars with a build quality and features that would have only been found in binos costing thousands of dollars not all that long ago. Combine all of that with a great warranty and the choice is easy. Treat yourself to a pair of these superb binoculars. You’ll be happy you did.

    8. JACK

      CLEAR AND GOOD AT LOW LIGHT.

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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.

    The Engage EDX – A best-in-class optic with industry-leading features. The entire line is backed with the all-weather assurance of Bushnell’s exclusive EXO Barrier lens coating – it repels water, debris, oil and fog. The fully multi-coated optics offer maximum brightness and clarity, and they’re housed in a lightweight and rugged magnesium chassis. ED Prime Glass and a locking eyepiece diopter ensure razor sharp images every time. The PC3 phase coating brings to the resolution to the highest level, and the dielectric prism coating keeps light transmission high. The result is the best viewing experience perfect for birding, hunting, or general observation.

    ED Prime Glass

    Bushnell's highest quality glass delivers amazing color, resolution and contrast, even in low-light conditions.

    Exclusive EXO Barrier Protection

    Bushnell's newest and best protective lens coating molecularly bonds to the glass, repelling water, oil, dust, debris and preventing scratches.

    Dielectric Prism Coating

    Applied to the prisms, it ensures vivid color reproduction and allows 92% light transmission for bright images.

    PC-3 Phase Coating

    Applied to the prisms, it enhances resolution and contrast.

    BUSHNELL'S IRONCLAD LIFETIME WARRANTY

    Bushnell binoculars have a 20 year product lifetime. In the event that our product fails you, we will stand behind it and repair it at no cost to you. If we can't repair it then we will replace it with a product of equal or better value.

    Video review

    We love the Engage EDX 8x42 Binocular. It has performed well in the field and the engineering standard applied to this product is high. Watch the video to learn more about the details.

    00:00 -​ Intro

    00:30​ - Detailed review

    01:45​ - Bushnell warranty

    01:50 - Final thoughts

    01:59​ - Bushnell stats

    Item ID (SKU) BEN842
    Product Name Engage Binoculars, 8x42mm
    Adapts to Tripod Yes
    Close Focus (m) 6ft / 2m
    Color Black
    Display Type 0
    Exit Pupil 5.3mm / 0.209in
    Eye Relief 19mm / 0.748in
    Eyecups Twist-up
    Lead Free Glass Yes
    Length 5.5in / 140mm
    Lens Coating Fully Multi-Coated
    Magnification x Objective Lens 8x42mm
    PC-3 Phase Coating Yes
    Prism Glass BaK-4
    Prism Type Roof
    Water Resistant Yes
    Waterproof/Fogproof Yes, IPX7
    Weight 23.5oz
    FOV (ft @1000yd / m @1000 m 426 / 142
    Protective Lens Coating EXO Barrier
    Dielectric Prism Coating Yes
    Ultrawide Band Coating Yes
    Lead Free Glass Yes
    Locking Diopter Yes
    Permafocus No
    ED Prime Glass Yes
    5 stars 8 100 %
    4 stars 0 0 %
    3 stars 0 0 %
    2 stars 0 0 %
    1 star 0 0 %
    1. Julian Baker

      This is a outstanding binocular. Living in the north woods it is the best for size and clarity of any we have ever used. You can bring up the wild life and birds immediately in focus. A must for spotting bear, deer, wolfs, and coyotes when in the woods. Birds seem to jump out at you when viewing from a distance. You would not be disappointed with this binocular. The delivery time is outstanding.

    2. Ed

      I got these as an upgrade to my smaller set (Steiner Predators), which were an upgrade to an earlier lower cost set. I keep these in the car for travel purposes and they’ve been great to have along on trips. Clear image, nice color, not too expensive. They suit my needs well.

    3. Aaron White

      Well-designed and very compact. Better quality that I would have expected at this price. I’ll be primarily using them when I’m sailing, so I appreciate their compactness. The optics seem quite good.

      These are definitely worth the money!

    4. Houston

      Excellent!

    5. Isaiah Mitchell

      For the money these are the best binoculars I have found I really like them

    6. Jakob Hernandez

      Very satisfied with this purchase!! A lot of thanks to Alex from Nature Optix who helped me with the choice

    7. AndyinToronto

      Having owned many pairs of entry level Bushnells in my lifetime, I decided it was time to upgrade to a higher specified pair of 8 x 42 binoculars. After a lot of online research I narrowed my field down to 3 pairs: Bushnell Engage EDX, Vortex Diamondacks, and Nikon Monarch 5s, all of which had very similar specifications. Went to SAIL, a leading oRead more about Having owned many pairs of entry levelutdoors retailer here in Toronto, where I was able to do a side-by-side test. All 3 are extremely well made, lightweight, have great hand-feel and excellent quality glass. After much back-and-forth, I ranked the Bushnell and Vortex binos as basically a tie and the Nikon’s a close number 2. Apart from having many years of happy viewing with Bushnell products, the EXO coating sealed the deal. They’re a great pair of binoculars with a build quality and features that would have only been found in binos costing thousands of dollars not all that long ago. Combine all of that with a great warranty and the choice is easy. Treat yourself to a pair of these superb binoculars. You’ll be happy you did.

    8. JACK

      CLEAR AND GOOD AT LOW LIGHT.

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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.

    Combination

    This product: Bushnell Engage EDX 8×42 Binoculars $339

    Total:

    $399