Combining ergonomics, durability and performance into one lightweight package, the Nikon Monarch 5 8x 42mm Binoculars are the workhorse of the Nikon Monarch family. The Monarch 5 features dielectric high-reflective multilayer prism coating that provides clear, high-contrast images, so you can be sure that you will have a bright, sharp image. Don’t be fooled that these are the lightest Monarch in Nikon’s lineup; these binoculars are waterproof, fogproof and have a protective rubber-armored coating, making them extremely durable and rugged in all sorts of conditions. Along with multi-setting click stop eyecups and flip-down objective lens covers, a smooth central focus knob makes these binoculars a breeze to operate. The improved resolution also provides brighter, more natural looking images, making the Monarch 5 a serious contender to be your “go-to” binocular for years to come.