Alpen – binoculars, optics and scopes
Alpen produces high quality sports optics. Binoculars for birding. Spotting scopes for hunters. If you're active outdoors, the right binoculars can add to your enjoyment. Alpen Outdoor Corporation makes a wide range of sport binoculars and scopes.
Alpen – the Company
Alpen Outdoor has been around only since 1997, making Alpen binoculars a new entry in the optics business. But in a few short years the company has developed an impressive range of quality sport binoculars at low to moderate prices. Models range from under $30 to over $400, depending on the features you need.
Nine Lines of Outdoor Optics
The top line from Alpen binoculars is called Apex. These are all fully multi–coated and range from a lightweight 8x32 model up to 12x50. A couple of models even have a camouflage finish. All have long eye relief, so you can wear eyeglasses at the same time.
Other lines have somewhat different feature sets. Differences among the lines that you will want to evaluate based on your individual needs are in the optical coatings, Waterproofing, weight, and price. Within each line, pick the power and size that will work in the environment where you plan to use the binoculars (see Tips).
The company's expanding line of products demonstrates their commitment to giving consumers the optics they need to enjoy their outdoor activities to the fullest. And they back up their commitment with a limited lifetime warranty.
You can visit alpenoutdoor.com for details about all their lines, including a full list of models available in each, and a copy of their warranty. Alpen Outdoor binoculars are widely available through sporting goods dealers and online merchants. The company's site includes a dealer locator.
Alpen Outdoor markets their binoculars from their headquarters in California. They manufacture their products in China.