Nikon goes green with its latest eco-friendly offering, the Ecobins
Binoculars (msrp $169.95). Available in 10 x 25, the Ecobins binoculars
feature Eco-Glass lead- and arsenic-free lenses and prisms. Non-chloride
rubber, and no harmful inks or dyes, are used in the binoculars’
production, and they are compact, rugged, water- and fog-proof.
Additional features include aspherical eyepiece lenses that provide
distortion-free viewing; multi-coated lenses to offer maximum
brightness, contrast and true color; diopter control with click-stop
adjustment that corrects right-eye/left-eye imbalance; and 15.9 mm,
turn-and-slide rubber eyecups, which allow the binoculars to be
comfortably used by eyeglass wearers or those with uncorrected vision.
The Ecobins binoculars come with a carrying case and strap that
is equally green. Constructed from environmentally friendly Tencel
fiber — made from the wood pulp of sustainable eucalyptus forests and 50
percent more absorbent than cotton — the case is durable and makes it
easy to bring the Ecobins binoculars along on your next hiking or
Nikon Sport Optics, (800) 645-6687.