We have mentioned in our previous article here that Barska binoculars has a very huge selection of models in their product portfolio.
It is so extensively large, that you’ll have loads of options to choose from giving you an enormous flexibility in picking the right one for you.
Suffice to say that you will definitely find a model that will suit your application, be it hunting, camping, bird watching, boating, astronomy or any other outdoor activities.
We will try to review Barska binoculars in this article and provide you a comprehensive information regarding the different binoculars available from this company.
What Are The Different Types of Barska Binoculars?
In their product line, Barska offers the following types of binoculars and in each type, there are various series and different models of binoculars. The different types are:
- Zoom (Terrestrial or Celestial)
- Focus Free
- Night Vision
- Wide Angle
We shall try to group the different series (or models) based on what type of binocular they are so it would be easier for you to choose which ones you need as each type caters to different applications.
- 1 Barska Binoculars
- 2 What Are The Different Types of Barska Binoculars?
- 2.1 Barska Digital Binoculars
- 2.2 Barska Zoom (Terrestrial or Celestial) Binoculars
- 2.3 Barska Astronomical Binoculars
- 2.4 Barska Compact Binoculars
- 2.5 Barska All Purpose Binoculars
- 2.6 Barska Big Binoculars
- 2.7 Barska Jumbo Binoculars
- 2.8 Barska Focus Free Binoculars
- 2.9 Barska Tactical Binoculars
- 2.10 Barska Nautical Binoculars
- 2.11 Barska Night Vision Binoculars
- 2.12 Barska Wide Angle Binoculars
- 3 What Is The Quality of Barska Binoculars? Are Barska Binoculars Any Good?
- 4 Where Are Barska Binoculars Made?
- 5 Summary & Conclusion
Barska Digital Binoculars
The Digital type binocular is a sort of Barska’s version of bino-scoping. It is a combination of a binocular and a digital camera. The series that fall in this category is the Point n View binoculars.
The Point n View series is designed so that you can have the convenience of having an integrated digital camera with your binocular. If you like what you’re seeing, you can take photos or record videos of the views or images with the digital camera.
Take note though that the camera has its own optics and it is not using the lens of the binoculars so the resolution (or quality) of the images are different compare with the binoculars.
There are two models available in this series, the 8×22 and the 8×32. The Point n View 8×32 is the more popular model of the two.
Barska Zoom (Terrestrial or Celestial) Binoculars
The next type of binoculars in Barska’s range are the Zoom binoculars (also called Terrestrial, Celestial or Astronomical types). These binoculars are designed to provide users powerful magnification to get more details of long-distance views and images. Because of its powerful and adjustable zoom feature, the Zoom type binoculars are usually used for far-distance viewing of the sky or land. There are three (3) series from Barska that fall into this category:
- Escape (Zoom)
- Colorado (Zoom)
Barska Gladiator Binoculars
The Gladiator series offers a wide variable zoom magnification range which allows the user to locate the target and then zoom in to get a closer and more detailed view.
The zoom lever provided in these binoculars is comfortably located on the right eyepiece so zoom adjustments while viewing is easily accomplished. For the Barska Gladiator series, there are nine (9) models available:
- 9-27×25 (compact version)
Take note that the Gladiator series tend to be a bit bigger and heavier than the other types (except of course the Big & Jumbo types) as they have bigger objective lenses.
In saying that, there’s one Gladiator model that is compact in size which we have particularly identified in the above list, the 9-27×25 version. All of the Gladiator models have the following things in common:
- Center Focus Mechanism
- Porro Prism Type
- Has Diopter Adjustment on the Right eyepiece
- Not Waterproof
- Tripod Adaptable
- Black Matte finish
- Has a Limited Lifetime Warranty
The table below shows the other technical specifications of the various models in the Gladiator series.
Barska Escape Zoom Binoculars
The Escape series, like the Gladiator, is also of the Porro prism type design. These binoculars are suitable for general outdoor activities.
The zoom type binoculars in the Escape series are also great for terrestrial or celestial viewing and with their large objective lens, you will have greater detail and image clarity even in low light conditions.
The Escape (Zoom) models available are:
All of these models have the following things in common:
- Porro prism type design
- Center focus system
- Multi-coated optics with BK-7 glass prism
- Diopter adjustment on the right eye
- Adaptable to tripod
- Not waterproof
- Black matte color finish
- Limited lifetime warranty
You can find the other technical specifications of each of the Escape Zoom models below:
Barska Colorado Zoom Binoculars
The last series in the Zoom category of Barska binoculars is the Colorado. The zoom version of the Colorado binoculars offers the following models:
Technical specifications for the Colorado Zoom binoculars are as follows:
Barska Astronomical Binoculars
Although the Barska Zoom type binoculars can be used as well for astronomy, the Astronomical type is more fitted for the purpose. In this specific type of outdoor activity, Barska has made for you the Cosmos series.
Barska Cosmos Binoculars
The Cosmos series of binoculars from Barska, is designed primarily for astronomical viewing. If you enjoy the out-of-this-world sights, these binoculars are perfect for you.
The Cosmos binoculars feature super-large objective lenses in combination with high magnification and premium quality optics. These are fogproof and waterproof binoculars with a reinforced aluminum body.
There are two popular models available in the Cosmos series:
Technical specifications are as follows:
Barska Compact Binoculars
Compact binoculars are really popular with outdoor hobbyists as they are pretty handy and can be taken mostly anywhere when you’re on the go.
With Barska’s compact line of binoculars, you can indulge on your outdoor passion (be it wet or dry applications) and it will be greatly served.
The following binoculars series fall under the compact type:
- Air View (Open Bridge Design)
- Lucid View
Barska Colorado Compact Binoculars
Having the zoom type, the Barska Colorado also has the compact version in its series to satisfy the market needs for a compact design.
The compact version of the Colorado binoculars offers the following models:
- 10×25 Pink
- 10×25 Pink Waterproof
- 10×25 Yellow Waterproof
- 12×25 Yellow Waterproof
Technical specifications for each binoculars are as follows:
Barska Airview Binoculars
The Airview series from Barska are compact and lightweight binoculars. They are of the open-bridge design which gives users ultimate comfort when holding them.
They have fully multi-coated optics providing you great color and clarity. They are great for hiking, bird watching and the general outdoors.
The Airview series offers the following models:
You can find the specification of each Airview model in the table below.
Barska Floatmaster Binoculars
The Barska Floatmaster series of binoculars are made to float in water. They are compact, lightweight and completely waterproof.
They are designed to be buoyant and thus, float in the water. So if you’re expecting to go outdoors in the sea or river, this binocular series is the best fit for that activity.
The Floatmaster series has the following models:
- 10×30 Yellow
- 10×30 Black
Specs are as tabulated below:
Barska Lucid View Binoculars
If you want portability and convenience in your outdoor activity, the Barska Lucid View binoculars series is the way to go.
These binoculars are of the folding roof prism design with fully coated optics from 8x to 20x.
They are great multi-purpose binoculars that can fit into the palm of your hand or into your pocket so they are really very easy to handle.
The models available for the Lucid View series are:
- 8×21 Camo
- 10×25 Camo
- 12×25 Camo
Specifications of each binocular can be found on the table below:
Barska Style Binoculars
The Barska Style binoculars series are traditional compact binoculars with an attractive and stylish look.
It comes with a multi-pocket neoprene pouch that you can store your outdoor accessories into (i.e. pocket knife, lighter or compass).
Models available are:
Specs are detailed as below.
Barska Blueline Binoculars
The Barska Blueline binoculars all feature a 21mm objective lens.
The following models are available:
Specifications are laid out below:
Barska Trend Binoculars
The Barska Trend binocular is a sleek and stylish compact binocular. It is a folding roof prism style with great optics and wide field of view.
With its small size, it is very ideal for outdoor events and travel. The model available is the 8×21.
Specifications can be found below.
Barska All Purpose Binoculars
If you’re into various outdoor activities such as bird watching, hunting, sports, concerts, etc., it would be best to have an all-purpose binocular that could suit whichever outdoor regimen you’re going to do.
Barska’s All-Purpose type binoculars are perfect for these different type of activities. The binocular series that fall into the All-Purpose category are:
- Level HD
- Escape (Fixed Power version)
Check out below our description for each of these binocular series.
Barska Level Binoculars
The Barska Level binoculars are Porro prism type binoculars with fully multi-coated optics and shock-absorbing armor.
They all have a smooth, central-focusing knob and an ergonomic body. The models available for the Barksa Level series are:
You can see the specs of each model below:
Barska Level HD Binoculars
The Barska Level HD binoculars are a new addition to Barska’s huge range of binoculars. These binoculars feature an ergonomic modern slim bridge design which enables viewers with long-term viewing comfort.
The BAK-4 prism and fully multi-coated optics gives you clear views and images. The units are also completely waterproof and fogproof.
Models available are:
- 8×32 HD
- 8×32 ED
- 8×42 HD
- 8×42 ED
- 10×42 HD
- 10×42 ED
Binocular specifications, as below:
Barska Big Binoculars
When you want to go “BIG”, the Barska Big binoculars type is the equipment to go. The series for this type are the Storm binoculars.
With the fully multi-coated optics and BAK-4 prisms, the view in these binoculars will take your breath away.
The models available are:
The table below gives the specs for each Storm binoculars:
Barska Jumbo Binoculars
If you’re looking for an alternative to your decorative telescopes to use for long-range terrestrial or celestial viewing, Barska has the Jumbo type series in store for you.
These Barska Jumbo binoculars are solidly-engineered which features a very tough all-metal-construction with large objective lenses for maximum light gathering and precision eyepieces with individual focus.
These have great optics which is suitable for both day and night viewing so you’ll enjoy both the awesome views these two viewing modes has to offer.
The series that fall into this Jumbo category is the Barska Encounter binoculars. The models available are:
- 20x 40x x100
Encounter binoculars specs are as below:
18.4 @ 40x
2.5 @ 40x
63.9 (21.3) @ 40x
Barska Focus Free Binoculars
The Focus Free type binocular is Barska’s offer for those people engaged in fast movement observation like spectator sports or races.
These binoculars do not require focusing to view your subject, so it’s really handy to make that quick look of the fast action.
With its wide field of view and great optics, you will have a crisp and clear view of the images you want to see.
The models available are:
The specs of these binoculars can be seen below:
Barska Tactical Binoculars
If you’re in need of a military-style binocular, the Barska Tactical binoculars series is 100% the best one for the job!
These binoculars are ruggedly designed to withstand the most extreme environment, be it the blazing hot weather or the freezing cold, these tactical binoculars will give you the optimum performance in the field.
The series in this category is the Barska Battalion. The models available are:
- 7×50 WP Battalion Range Finding Reticle Binoculars
- 7×50 WP Battalion Range Finding Reticle With Compass Binoculars
- 7×50 WP Battalion Range Finding Reticle Binoculars
- 7×50 WP Battalion Range Finding Reticle Compass Binoculars
- 7×50 WP Floating Battalion Range Finding Reticle Binoculars
- 8×30 WP Battalion Range Finding Reticle Binoculars
- 8×30 WP Battalion Range Finding Reticle Illuminated Compass Binoculars
Specs are as follows:
Floats in Water
Barska Nautical Binoculars
For the nautical and boating enthusiast, the Barska Nautical Binoculars type is the best suited pair for you. The binoculars for this type are the Deep Sea series.
These binoculars are specifically designed to provide you clear views of marine observation whether it be sunrise or in really low light conditions.
Some models feature an internal rangefinder and directional compass to help you navigate through the sea. There’s also a model that floats on the water!
The models available are:
- 7×50 WP Deep Sea Floating Range Finding Reticle Binoculars
- 7×50 WP Deep Sea Range Finding Reticle Digital Compass Binoculars
- 7×50 WP Deep Sea Range Finding Reticle Compass Binoculars
- 7×30 WP Deep Sea Range Finding Reticle Compass Binoculars
All of the models are in 7x magnification as it is the most optimum power to provide you steady image under rough sea conditions. You can see the specifications in the table provided below:
For a more comprehensive details of the Barska Deep Sea 7×50 binoculars, read our review here.
Barska Night Vision Binoculars
The Barska Night Vision binoculars are designed for your nighttime activities, such as surveillance or just general observation during the night. The NVX Night Vision series fall into this category.
These binoculars are equipped with infrared illuminator which allows viewing in the dark up to 328 feet (100 meters).
The models available are:
Specs are illustrated below:
Barska Wide Angle Binoculars
The Wide Angle type binoculars from Barska has a sporty look and features an ultra wide Field of View (FOV) which makes it suitable for sports events, sightseeing or concerts.
The series that falls into this category is the X-Treme View binoculars. The model available is the X-Treme View 10×50.
We will review this binocular in the next articles to come. At this moment, have a look at its specification that follows:
What Is The Quality of Barska Binoculars? Are Barska Binoculars Any Good?
Barska uses the latest technology developments in their optical equipment. Their proprietary technology combined with top notch materials enables them to produce high-quality devices.
It is also worth mentioning that Barska is committed to quality and reliability so you’ll be rest assured that all of their products exude quality at a very high level.
Where Are Barska Binoculars Made?
Barska binoculars and all of their other optical devices are made in the US.
Summary & Conclusion
With all the different series for different applications, Barska perhaps has the largest selection of binoculars available in the market.
Each binocular series are designed to suit different outdoor activities, some are pretty specific, like the Floatmaster which floats in water and completely waterproof, or the Cosmos, which is meant for astronomical viewing. They also have all-rounders as well, like the Level, Level HD and X-trail series.
This means, whatever outdoor hobby you’re into, there’s a Barska binocular pair suitable to your needs. Be it bird watching, sports, hunting, wildlife viewing, etc., there’s a perfect Barska binocular for you.
When it comes to quality, you can also be sure that every product coming from their warehouse is made from top quality materials and built to the highest technological standards.
And to give you an extra peace of mind, all Barska binoculars come with a Limited Lifetime Warranty – further ensuring that you’ll have great support after you buy a Barska product.
So next time you shop for a pair of binoculars, don’t forget to check out the Barska range. You can have those perfect binoculars without having to spend too much!