Our top-rated, best-selling waterproof, center-focus binoculars!
Fully multi-coated lenses allow for transmission of more than 90% of visible light. Anti-reflection coating optimized to your dark-adapted eye allows for improved twilight and nighttime viewing. Filled with dry nitrogen gas to prevent internal fogging, and tightly sealed for a long life. Internal compass and range-finding reticle allows them to work as a high-accuracy bearing compass. 27.4mm eye relief. BAK-4 prisms deliver sharp images and reduce glare. Padded neck strap and buoyant Cordura® case included.
West Marine Price: $299.99
I picked them up on special at their "12 days of Christmas Sale" on a "one day" special for $149.99 - an excellent deal for these Practical Sailor top-rated Compass Binoculars (go to the link at top for review)
Convenient pocket-knife design, accuracy, features, and price make this the best value in handheld windmeters! It is waterproof, it floats, and it has a high visibility case.
|Current, maximum windspeed|
|Average windspeed over 5, 10, or 13 seconds|
|Current temp & windchill|
|Choose any measurement unit|
|Reads in tenths|
|Replaceable 400 hour lithium battery|
|Data lock feature|
|Replaceable plastic impeller won't corrode|
|Comes with lanyard|
|Threaded for tripod mounting|
|Unique pocket-knife design to protect unit when not in use|
|Water resistant to 3 ft|
|High visibility case|
|Accuracy: +/- 3% when aligned with wind's axis|
|Wind Range: .5-89 MPH|
|Temperature Range: 5 - 122 F (-5 - 50 C)|
|Optional Units: Knots, MPH, KPH, M/Sec, Ft/Min, Beaufort Scale - F or C|
|Operating Modes: Current Windspeed - Average over 2 seconds|
|Average Wind - 5,10, or 13 sec - Max Wind - 2 sec gust since power on|
|Auto Shutdown: After 20 minutes if not done manually|
|Power requirement: CR2032 Lithium battery (included)|
|Measures: 4.8 x 1.8 x .7in|
|Weighs: 2.3 ounces with case|
Available for $59.00 here:
(I picked them up on special at their "12 days of Christmas Sale" on a "one day" special for $44.99)
A Practical Sailor Best Buy:
"The top performer and PS Best Choice is the KVH DataScope, our reigning "king of the hand-bearing compasses." Its accuracy and numerous features make it a very handy navigational tool."
The KVH DataScope combines a 5x30 monocular, a digital compass, an electronic rangefinder, and a chronometer in one handheld unit, making it the most versatile navigational instrument available today. Ideal for sailors, boaters, hikers, hunters, and other outdoor enthusiasts, the DataScope accurately computes the range and bearing to an object with just the push of a button. And since the information is superimposed on the scope's field of view, you never need to take your eyes off of the target! Lightweight, waterproof, and small enough to fit in a shirt pocket, the DataScope puts precision navigation into the palm of your hand.
Best price on the web is $472.01
But search eBay or Craigslist - I believe they are discontinued now and can be had for the upper $100 range - or less if you get lucky :->
(I got a near-new one off eBay for $179...)