Hawke Optics Premier 10×42 Binocular Review

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The Hawke Optics Premier series binocular continues to redefine modern sporting optics by offering exceptional value without compromising optical performance or reliability. This commitment to integrity is reflected across Hawke Optics broad array of models and selected price points. 

Hawke Premier Binoculars

With a well-earned reputation for creating superior products, offering quality craftsmanship and providing affordable pricing, Hawke Optics is quickly becoming the choice of hunters and outdoorsmen worldwide.


Introducing the Hawke Optics Premier 10×42 Binocular


Polycarbonate Body


The Hawke Premier 10×42 provides the value conscience outdoorsmen with superior performance and outstanding durability. Built on a rugged full-size polycarbonate body, the Premier weighs in at a mere 22.9-ozs. Combined with its rubberized ergonomic design makes this binocular lightweight and water resistant. 

Hawke Premier Binoculars  

Multi-Coated Lenses


Images through the Hawke Premier multi-coated lenses are notably sharp and bright. Although there is some expected chromatic aberration, Hawke’s multi-coating keeps edges sharp and colors true. The BAK 4 roof prism provides consistent high-resolution images and allows proper color contrast through the entire field of view.


Center Focus


Hawke Binoculars 8x42The Hawke Premier features a center focus knob that offers user-friendly function. Its ambidextrous location makes it easy to use right or left hand for operation. Adjustment is slow and smooth with just enough tension to retain your desired focus. The Hawke Premier also offers a “close focus” feature, which delivers proper focus on items as close as six feet away.


Diopter Adjustment


Hawke Binoculars The Hawke Premier’s diopter adjustment is located on the right ocular. Hawke has conveniently incorporated more than enough adjustment in the diopter to suit a broad range of users. The diopter adjustment has definite ‘clicks’ to secure the diopter ring in the desired position. To adequately reduce glare along with accommodating the eyeglass wearer, the Premier offers twist-up eyecups for proper fit.


Options and Accessories 


If you have a color preference, the Premier is available in green, black or camo. Upon purchase of your selected optic, Hawke includes a neoprene neck strap, micro-fiber cloth, lens covers and soft case.


Summary of the Hawke Premier 10×42 binocular


Retailing at the one hundred dollar mark gives the Hawke Premier a leading edge over comparable models. Obviously, Hawke offers a broad range of optics including those of higher quality—but the Premier’s price point provides recognizable value. Coupled with the Hawke Optics Warranty the Hawke Premier 10×42 offers significant advantage for the economy conscious outdoorsman. 


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Christ follower, husband, father and founder of 365 Whitetail. Randy is the former Online Editorial Director for Petersen's Bowhunting, Petersen's Hunting, North American Whitetailand Bowhunter Magazine. His passions include fly fishing, photography and exploring wild places.

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