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Vortex Diamondback 8x42 - RRP £219
Where better to buy binoculars than from a couple of birders? Allan and Joe have over 50 years of birdwatching experience between them and are more than happy to share their knowledge, passion and experience to help you choose the right binoculars.
This site is designed to provide you with an abundance of information about our birdwatching optics. Our range has improved from just a small selection to a much larger choice, we now stock an array of Hawke, Opticron, Swarovski, Vanguard, Viking & Vortex binoculars, as well as a variety of spotting scopes, all for very affordable prices.
Ordering online couldn't be easier; safe and secure checkout and FREE delivery available on all orders. Of course, for those local to us, coming to feathers to purchase your binoculars is advantageous as it enables you to try them in field testing conditions with the many birds that visit our feeders.
Thanks for visiting!
Allan and Joe
Thank you for the binoculars. They arrived safely and I presented them to my wife on Friday in a hide at Dungeness! She was using her old bins when I passed them to her and suggested she try these. She said, "whose are these?" I said, "Yours". To say she was delighted would be an understatement! She could see the colours like never before. She was also touched by your kindness in giving her a pin and scarf in the Swarovski logo. So thankyou again, Andy Edney.
I went to Feathers this morning knowing exactly what I "thought" I wanted binocular wise. After being greeted by Joe and him kindly giving both myself and my partner a hot chocolate and cup of coffee we had the cabinet (which was FULL of binoculars) opened and I was able to try out every sort of binocular you could ask for: shape, size, weight, price & even colour! I spent an hour and a half trying all of them and learning so much that I didn't know. Joe's knowledge, experience and brilliant personality was wonderful and so helpful. You can leave Feathers knowing full well that Joe and Allan have your full interests at heart and the product /s you leave with will be perfect for you and not just selling you the most expensive binocular!! Thank you so much Joe for everything today, we had a great afternoon and I left with a wonderful pair of binoculars that I haven't put down since getting home!!! Thank you!!! Tom & Kat, Brighton
I would like to thank you firstly for your excellent plain English reviews on binoculars. I have had the Hawke pair for a couple of months now. They have been outstanding in all respects, having been thoroughly tested in all weather conditions in and around the Tamar Valley, Cornwall. Many thanks again. Martin Williams
Hello Allan and Joe
Mike and I came over to meet you both a couple of week-ends ago. I finally chose a pair of Hawke 8.5x42 binoculars after nearly two hours of deliberation!!! We had a great three days break in Scotland watching the Ospreys. I thought of you both while I was there. The binoculars have proved to be fantastic and this is just to thank you for all the patience and guidance on that day. The bird feed I bought has also proved to be a winner with the garden birds and I shall be out again shortly for further stocks AND a coffee if I can scrounge one.
Again I am so delighted and many thanks to you both.
Kind regards, Lynn and Mike Simmonds, Uckfield
Just popped in to say a big THANK YOU for a wonderful shopping experience.
A couple of weeks ago you very kindly picked me up from the local train station and then administered a much needed cup of tea before loading me up with arms full of binoculars. I was then shown to the most wonderful hide and bird garden I have ever been in, and left alone to play with the them at my leisure.
The surroundings were beautiful, as was the weather and I was faced with an extremely busy bird haven, it was hard to choose what to focus on first, but focus I did. Long distance, short distance, birds, far off fences and flowers. After much deliberation I had a short list of 2 with a leaning to one in particular and was awarded with a lovely glass of Ginger Beer for my troubles (spiffing) on my return. Taking your advice I stuck with the pair that 'felt' right even though it was lower than the price I had budgeted to pay.
It was definitely the right decision.
I have just had a wonderful couple of days birding with my brand new bins and they didn't let me down. From a Black Kite, a Montagu's Harrier and a Crane (yes! a Crane!) in the distance, to a Wood Warbler high in a tree and a Firecrest in a bush a couple of feet away. They were light, with exceptional clarity and easy to use, just what I wanted.
I am delighted with my purchase and appreciate the time and assistance I was given to allow me to make the right choice. It was a great way to shop.
Next on my shopping list is a Digiscope , a good birding Point and Shoot Camera and assorted Birding Attire....let me know when you get them in guys and I'll be along to try to them out.
Oonagh O'Hanlon, Brighton
Super fast shipping to Denmark! Best Price and a very nice service.
Thanks a lot, Joe
Kind regards, Christian. PS. That Opticron is really good!