Kowa SV II 8x42 Binoculars

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Key Features

  • Fully waterproof and nitrogen filled
  • Large central focus wheel
  • High quality Japanese eco-glass
  • Protective KR coating
  • Lightweight and tough polycarbonate housing
Regular price £244.95

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Kowa 8x42 SV II Binocular: Cost effective with superior optical performance

The Kowa SV II 8x42 binocular has all lenses and prisms fully multi-coated providing superior optical performance. A lightweight fully waterproof and nitrogen filled body protects against the elements. Compact and lightweight, these tactile binoculars are the perfect everyday binocular for nature, outdoor and general use. The ergonomic, stylish design makes these binoculars not only look great but they are also extremely comfortable to operate and easy to use. Twist up eye-cups and easy dioptre adjustment makes tailoring the binocular to your own individual requirements a quick and simple task.

Superior Optics

The Kowa SV II Roof prism binoculars infuse over 60 years of heritage in optical design and manufacture and boast superb features such as Kowa Repelling (KR) lens coatings and 100% waterproofing. The SV II Series represents the perfect balance between optimal performance and lightweight construction, with one of its most striking attributes being aesthetic beauty and ease of use.

Engineered for comfort

The SV II Series incorporates a set of practical features that help to enhance the daily user experience. Kowa has substantially increased the size of the large, centrally-positioned focus wheel, and used an inner grip design to ensure that the wheel responds well to fine-tuned movements. This inner gripping has also been applied to the dioptric adjustment ring, which is conveniently located under the right eyepiece. The next feature is three-click turn and slide eyecups which allow the user to optimise the distance between pupil and eyepiece. These eyecups are also designed to accommodate spectacle wearers, so they too can enjoy a complete field of view. Finally, a centrally positioned tripod socket allows the binoculars (with use of an adapter) to be attached to a tripod. The body is sleek and tactile to hold making use out in the field a fantastic experience.

Built for the outdoors

As well as making the binoculars robust, Kowa have also designed their SV II Series to be fully optimised for use in any climate. Firstly, all body joints and cavities have been fully sealed to make the binoculars 100% waterproof. Kowa engineers have added a final level of climate protection by injecting and sealing each barrel of the binoculars with nitrogen gas. This measure counters any internal fogging of the lenses, a common problem when the binoculars are subjected to varying temperatures.

Why should you buy these Binoculars?

The Kowa SV II 8x42 Binoculars strike the perfect balance between quality of optics and value for money and are a reliable choice for a range of leisure activities.

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Highly recommended

These binoculars have allowed me to spot and identify birds with ease, especially with such clarity- a really great buy! Prompt delivery and great service

John T
Brilliant Birdwatching BInoculars

Have been using these binoculars for the past few weeks now and couldn't be happier with them. Build quality is phenomenal and the clarity and brightness of image is seriously impressive. Was a little worried that they'd be on the heavy side but they are incredibly lightweight and very comfortable to wear round my neck for few hours use. I love the wide field of view. HIghly recommend

Absolutely delighted with them

After weeks of researching, and reading reviews I decided to purchase this rather than a pair of Opticron's which had picked up some award and many decent reviews. But there is a maxim "pay as much as you can afford on binos" so in the end I opted for this more expensive pair, which has excellent reviews. I have had them now for a couple of weeks and have not been disappointed. The image clarity is superb with no fringes on edges of birds. They feel well made and are fairly lightweight considering the size - miles better than my old pair of Nikon binos they replaced.

The focus action is effortless and smooth, and it comes with a good carry case for transportation and storage. The dioptric adjustment is firm and stays where it has been adjusted to. The image is bright and sometimes brighter than with the naked eye thanks to the larger 42mm lens. I simply can't fault them!


I can't recommend these binoculars highly enough! Brilliant quality

Expensive but worth it

Great binoculars for birdwatching. Well made and comfortable to use. Focus wheel is excellent and the quality of glass is impressive. Very happy