Alpen Optics Improves Eye Cup Design to its Popular


It has been our privilege to work with the fine products and the even finer people of Alpen Optics since the came on the scene nearly a decade ago. Over that short period of time, we have watched their steady growth and the depth of their product line increase. Not only do they produce a wide variety of quality outdoor optics for the serious outdoor person, but they market that product at a price the average person can afford.

If you have not looked into the Alpen product line (and that’s what one should always do with an optical product), you owe it to yourself to check out both their products and their competitive prices. The service of this company is one of its most unsung attributes and makes any Alpen product an even better value to its owner. Take it from the HBM staff, their products, their people and their service are the best value for your dollar you will find anywhere. Here is the latest improvement from the fine folks at Alpen Optics.


For 2006 Alpen has improved the eye cup system for its Shasta Ridge compact waterproof binoculars. The new eye cup system is now a fully twist-up and lock design replacing the previous pull-up design. Vice President Tony Proper says, "Our customers love the Shasta Ridge compact’s optical performance but they asked us to improve the eye cups to be the more popular twist up style.

We listened and made the change which we believe make these compacts better than ever." Shasta Ridge compacts come in 8x26 and 10x26 configurations and feature a fully multi-coated BaK4 optical system, long eye relief for eye glass wearers, and are fully waterproof and nitrogen filled for fog proof performance.

These compact binoculars are great when you want to travel light but still demand top quality optics with the peace of mind of weatherproof performance.

The long eye relief optical system provides full field viewing even when wearing eye glasses. Full rubber armoring is ergonomically styled to handle anything Mother Nature can throw at them while providing superior holding comfort and they are backed by Alpen’s lifetime warranty.

Shasta Ridge compact waterproof binoculars retail at well under $200.

For more information on Alpen Optics products, or to find a dealer nearest you, visit Alpen’s web information center at to check the online dealer locator, or call 877-987-8370 for friendly customer service.

Specifications for Alpen Shasta Ridge® Waterproof Compact Binoculars