VORTEX SOLO R/T MONOCULAR
You know how a roll of quarters in your hand feels kind of satisfying? The Vortex Solo R/T (recon/ tactical) 8x36 monocular is similarly satisfying.
It’s just the right diameter and weight, and it has a voluptuous, curvy feel. The skin is slightly sticky, or rather tactile, and ensures a positive grip. It simply feels right.
It’s a midsized optic that’s large enough to be used for extended periods with minimal fatigue. A rather large exit pupil of 4.5mm means that it can be very useful in low-light conditions. This monocular has a unique utility clip than can attach to PALS straps, belt or pocket.
This monocular features the Vortex R/T ranging reticle, which can be focused independently from the image. The eyecup is comfortable and helps steady the optic when using only one hand. For glasses-wearers, the eye relief is generous. It comes with a nice protective case. This product has a lifetime warranty—and few peers. and Zeiss. They deliver deliriously color-saturated views with little discernable distortion. Some are waterproof, and others offer variable magnification. Almost all come with a protective case and lanyard. A favorite Carson 7x18 Closeup model I keep in my Jeep has a close focus down to 10 inches. I’ve used this feature to view small parts, bugs and slivers in fingers.
Consider a monocular for lightweight travel. In addition, think about stowing one of more of these tiny and inexpensive spotting scopes in places you might not have considered previously—the pocket of your car door or in your tackle box, for instance.
They are cheap enough to give as great gifts, and they are also a smart way to introduce magnified optics to youngsters, who sometimes might have initial difficulty understanding how to use binoculars. Besides, monocular users tend to look cool using them ... whether they are or not. GW
The Germans are elegantly represented in the monocular category.
The Vortex Solo R/T with a .30-06 cartridge for size comparison