I lost my first pair of these binoculars and was just heart broken. My son gave me a new pair for my birthday and I was thrilled. The only draw back that I could come up with is that they are large. However, I put them in my backpack and have no problem at all. I am 67 years old and have been hunting most of my adult life. The beauty of these binoculars is that even before daylight they draw enough light to see. I also love the automatic focusing. You just throw them up and they are right on the game. Did I mention that I am female.