Celestron TrailSeeker 8x42 binoculars review

The Celestron TrailSeeker 8x42 binoculars are compact and waterproof and amongst the finest mid-range binoculars you can buy

Celestron Trailseeker 8x42
(Image: © Jamie Carter)

Digital Camera World Verdict

Compact, lightweight and with a useful waterproof design, the Celestron TrailSeeker 8x42 binoculars boast exceptional durability and excellent image quality. Using a roof prism design and superb quality optics, they can close-focus from just 2m/6.5 feet and even come with a harness to help prevent neck-ache..


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    Excellent image quality

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    Compact and lightweight

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    Stuff sack and harness included


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    Loose lens caps

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No-frills binoculars boasting decent image quality yet little else are everywhere, but what if you want to buy a pair of step-up binoculars with brilliant optics, a bullet-proof build quality and an excellent design? Cue the Celestron TrailSeeker 8x42, a pair of mid-range, full-size binoculars whose compact design and close-up focus make them ideal for travel, birdwatching and safari.

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Jamie Carter
Astrophotography expert

Jamie has been writing about all aspects of technology for over 14 years, producing content for sites like TechRadar, T3, Forbes, Mashable, MSN, South China Morning Post, and BBC Wildlife, BBC Focus and BBC Sky At Night magazines. 

As the editor for www.WhenIsTheNextEclipse.com, he has a wealth of enthusiasm and expertise for all things astrophotography, from capturing the Perseid Meteor Shower, lunar eclipses and ring of fire eclipses, photographing the moon and blood moon and more.

He also brings a great deal of knowledge on action cameras, 360 cameras, AI cameras, camera backpacks, telescopes, gimbals, tripods and all manner of photography equipment.