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Vortex Solo Monocular
Vortex Optics
Vortex Optics

Vortex Solo Monocular

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Vortex Solo Monocular - This compact, easy-to-carry monocular delivers quality viewing for outdoor enthusiasts who wish to bring nature a bit closer.


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Vortex Solo Monocular - This compact, easy-to-carry monocular delivers quality viewing for outdoor enthusiasts who wish to bring nature a bit closer. You can always have a quality optic close at hand with the Solo Monocular. And with the integral utility clip, it attaches to flat edged surfaces for quick external access. From hunters to backpackers the Solo makes a great addition to any gear list. Fully multi-coated glass surfaces deliver bright images in a compact, lightweight, easy to handle unit. Waterproof, fogproof and shockproof.

  • Fully Multi-Coated Lenses
  • Waterproof
  • Fogproof
  • Rubber Armor
  • Utility Clip
  • Adjustable Eyecup

    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Vortex OpticsVortex Solo Monocular - Green
     
    4.7

    (based on 48 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (37)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Lightweight and economical

    I just spent four days scouting the Avintaquin mountains in Utah in preparation for my first Elk hunt later this Fall.  I brought along the Vortex Solo 10x36.  After testing it in...Read complete review

    I just spent four days scouting the Avintaquin mountains in Utah in preparation for my first Elk hunt later this Fall.  I brought along the Vortex Solo 10x36.  After testing it in the field I can say I'm very satisfied with my purchase, and I'm glad I bought it over some of the other optics that were available.

    Pros:
    -The Solo 10x is the same power as my hunting scope, which helps me as I familiarize myself with gauging distance
    - It weighs less than comparable binoculars while still providing the same magnification
    -It is less bulky and more portable than any binocular I've ever used.
    -It cost about half as much as any of the binoculars
    -This thing is built SOLID.  It really does feel sturdy in your hand.  And I'm reassured by the Vortex guarantee that backs up all of their optics in case of any damage. 

    Cons:
    -The saleswoman pointed out to me when I purchased the Solo that because I would be holding it one-handed I would have less control and therefor notice more shake in the image than I would with a pair of binoculars.  She referenced her own shaky hands for why she did not use one.  While this may be the experience of some, I did not find it to be the case for me.  I was able to see clearly even out to the furthest distances without any noticeable shaking of the image.

    Another thing I noted while I was shopping for optics is that because I have an unusual eyeglass prescription (one of my eyes is near-sighted while the other is far-sighted) I seem to have difficulty seeing clear, crisp images through binoculars.  Unless you want to buy a VERY high end pair of binocs you cannot find a pair that has independent diopter adjustment for each eye.  When I tried a monocular the trouble was resolved; I only had to focus the lens for one eye.  That took away a lot of distraction from using the device.  Where I found myself constantly fiddling with the binoculars, the monocular was easy to use every time.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Focus Ring WAY TO STIFF! (10x36mm)

    Ugh... you HAVE to use two hands to focus this thing! The image quality *is* their... compares with my DiamondBack 10 x 42's. But if Vortex could just make...Read complete review

    Ugh... you HAVE to use two hands to focus this thing! The image quality *is* their... compares with my DiamondBack 10 x 42's. But if Vortex could just make the focus ring on this thing able to be manipulated smoothly by one finger for one-hand operation (just like the way it feels on the DiamondBack) this tool would multiply in value exponentially!! My hope was that I would be able to use this one-handed. I read a lot of reviews and many sited the stiff focus ring. My hope was that it'd be the same level of stiff I encountered on the Leupold Yosemite BX-1 8x30 binos I have. Those are stiff, but it IS doable with one finger... but no... this monocular IS EVEN STIFFER!! I cannot turn the ring with the same hand that holds the monocular. The rubber knubs on the focus ring just bend over and then your fingertips (Index finger and thumb) lose the leverage of having anything to exert against. I'm hoping that with a lot of working the snot outta the focus ring that over time it *may* loosen up?? I'm just really let down that you can't do one-handed operation with this. I was looking to shave some weight off my pack for times when I know I'm going to pack the spotting scope as well. Also was thinking one-banded operation for when carrying a bow in the other would be optimal. Guess not. :(

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    5.0

    Now I leave my binoculars at home.....

    By 

    from Kansas City, MO, USA

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Vortex Optics Vortex Solo Monocular - Green:

    For the price, this is one darn nice piece of glass. I bought it to take to NASCAR races, and to use for seeing my target hits at the rifle range. It's super light and small enough to put in a cargo pants pocket. I wear glasses for up-close tasks, and this mono works perfectly with or without my specs. Given the clarity and convenience of this piece, I really can't justify lugging around a set of binoculars. I also have two VORTEX red dot sights, and I'm just plain sold on this brand.

     
    4.0

    chubs

    By 

    from portland, or

    Comments about Vortex Optics Vortex Solo Monocular - Green:

    this chubby little monocular is a great option if you just need a lightweight reference of a medium range target area or a quick glance at a bird on a perch. of course the field of view isn't great compared to binos, but that's not what we're talking about here anyway. the glass is crisp. this is usually where you get your money's worth with vortex. in this case, the solo 10x36's eye relief is awkward. the adjustments for glasses vs without glasses helps, but i almost always wipe the glass with my eyelashes when i use it. the focus is easy to adjust and stays put for the most part. there are also like a jillion ways to carry it. oh, did i mention it weighs almost nothing? dig.

     
    5.0

    Great mono

    By 

    from Richmond Utah

    Comments about Vortex Optics Vortex Solo Monocular - Green:

    I bought this a couple years ago for archery 3d shoots. It performed excellent. Then I started packing it while hiking and shooting because I liked it so much.

     
    4.0

    Nice Little Monocular

    By 

    from Idaho

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Vortex Optics Vortex Solo Monocular - Green:

    Love this thing. Easy to carry, easy to use, easy everything. It's not made for glassing and for it's intended use, it does a good job.

    My only complaint is that sometimes the focus seems touch, but it may just be me. I also wish the belt carry case were not velcro, just a snap would be nice. Velcro is loud.

     
    5.0

    Clean and Clear!

    By 

    from Lone Rock, WI, USA

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Vortex Optics Vortex Solo Monocular - Green:

    I bought this 2 weeks ago. I've been using for outdoor bow shoots and will be using for my 4th and 5th season turkey season here in Wisconsin! The Solo 8x25 will be put to good use during bow season to. I also have a 3-9x40 CrossFire on my 700 308 I love!!!

     
    5.0

    Great monocular for low vision

    By 

    from Undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Vortex Optics Vortex Solo Monocular - Green:

    My 8yr old son has extremely low vision and is blind in one eye. He loves this monocular, it allows him to see things past 15ft.the wide angle of view is great. He had a school monocular but it's better for indoor viewing.

     
    5.0

    Greta all around monocular !!!!!

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    from Undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Vortex Optics Vortex Solo Monocular - Green:

    Got this piece for Christmas and love it !!!!! Keep in an EDC bag for everything. Great for quick spotting of game, shooting range and just general hiking and outdoors. Another Great product from a great company !!!!!

     
    4.0

    Nice monocular

    By 

    from Upstate, SC

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Vortex Optics Vortex Solo Monocular - Green:

    Received this monocular as a gift for Christmas. It's really bright, and not too big to carry with me when hunting or hiking. The neoprene case that comes with it is very nice, and the belt clip is great. I'd buy one of the smaller solos if they came with a belt clip. Wouldn't mind having the flip-back eye-cup like on the ranging version, either.

     
    5.0

    fast target

    By 

    from bayfield co 81122

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Vortex Optics Vortex Solo Monocular - Green:

    clear optics. Compact and rugged design makes it very handy. Quick and easy to acquire sight picture.

     
    5.0

    One eyed

    By 

    from Illinois

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Vortex Optics Vortex Solo Monocular - Green:

    Having lost sight in one eye makes a sharp monocular as good as the best binocular at a fraction of the size, weight and cost.

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    Item # Color Length Weight Magnification Objective Diameter (mm) FOV at 1000 yds Eye Relief (in) Water Proof Price Quantity
     
    1255520 Green 4.9" 9.7 oz 8x 36.0 393 ft. 18mm Yes $99.99
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    1255521 Green 4.9" 9.7 oz 10x 36.0 325 ft. 15mm Yes $109.99
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