No personal experience but I've been researching the same thing for 2021 and keep ending up at Sightron SII Blue Sky 8x32
Yea, that's pretty well the experience I had with those 10x25's. In good light - they were just as good to my eyes as a full size pair. In low light, not so much. But they were packable and I had them in my archery tournament bag for years. The image quality was quite good. Personally, I'd rather have a pair of 8x20 Leicas if I could afford them. On the really high end, the compact Swaros are excellent.I appreciate the input since I’m not super knowledgeable about binoculars. They are to complement a set of 12x50’s, so I’m not super worried about low light. I am certainly more interested in 6-8 than 10, but wanted to entertain any good deal.
I’m generally not much of a gram counter, the focus on weight is mainly just to emphasize the importance of being small/not bulky. On the absurdly small end some of these 8-12oz Binos are about 3.5x2.5 whereas the 18-22oz Binos are more like 5.5x5.
From a Leica Trinovid 8x20 review:
“These are the binoculars you actually have with you instead of having nothing while out and about. Larger binoculars are better if you plan to use them all day and don't mind carrying them; these are what you can carry all the time just in case, and in daylight, they are as good as anything else.”
Ha! I've got no use for them and plenty of other things higher on the want to purchase list but those things caught my eye.I got by far the best deal I have ever found on Rokslide...$300
Having used them extensively (and almost exclusively) for a year I can't recommend them enough, they are incredible. They are literally the size of a deck of cards and weigh QUOTE]