Best Binoculars Under 100

Modern binoculars are quite flashy in both design and functionality.  Advanced technology and designs resulted in binoculars that are smaller in size yet much more powerful than older models.  The best part about these modern and more advanced binoculars is the fact that you can get them at surprisingly affordable prices.

If you are looking for a quality pair of binoculars and have around $100 to spend then you do have quite a lot of options to consider.  There are lots of binoculars available at very affordable prices but we do believe that the Gosky 10x42 is the best investment you can make if you want a crystal clear view.  

Gosky 10x42 Binoculars


Our Rating

The Gosky 10x42 binoculars don’t have the flashiest of designs but this full-size pair of binoculars is very powerful indeed.

The binoculars feature a matt black sleek design with center fitted wheel, hang rope clips and removable lens protector caps. The Gosky logo reflects modest in size on top of the binoculars.

Unlike most binoculars, this one does come out with quite a few accessories. You can buy it as a set that comes with a canvas carry case, eyepiece and lens protection covers, a cleaning cloth and neck straps that you can easily clip into the binoculars. As a bonus, you also get a Gosky Newest Smartphone Mount. This mount allows you to attach various phone types such as the Smartphone X, 8plus, 7plus, 6plus, Samsung S range and much more to your binoculars to capture what you see on camera or picture. You can accomplish this with great ease by simply mounting your binoculars on a tripod since it does have a tripod interface at the bottom. 

The binoculars are quite sturdy in design. It features an elite roof prism design and offers 10x magnification, a 307ft / 1,000 yds wide field of view and weighs only 23.88 oz. At 5.51 x 6.3 x 2.17 inches the binoculars are large yet not too big to be uncomfortable.

The view you get through these binoculars are out of this world thanks to its leading design. This pair doesn’t just offer good magnification, it is also designed with a large smart phase roof BAK4 prism that enhances the brightness of your view tremendously. The binocular lenses are coated in 42mm fully multi-layer coatings which include green film objective lens for enhanced vision in limited lighting. The binoculars are designed to offer you brighter, clearer and crisp images with limited distortion.

You can adjust the binocular focus with ease thanks to a big focus wheel in the center and the right eyepiece focus ring allows you to fine-tune your vision to compensate for vision differences in your eyes. The binoculars are also functional for spec wearers since the eye-cups can twist up and down for more comfortable viewing.

These binoculars are very sturdy in design and come with a rubber frame that offers impact protection as you take on adventures. 

And if you are still not convinced that this is the right binoculars for you then we are sure that Gosky’ lifetime warranty will do the trick. 


  • Weight - 23.88oz
  • Size - 5.51 x 6.3 x 2.17 inch
  • Objective lens diameter - 42mm
  • Magnification - 10x
  • Field of view - 307ft/1,000Yds
  • Waterproof - No
  • Lens coating - FMC Green Multi-coating optics
  • Prism type - Smart Phase BAK 4 Roof
  • Diopter system - Right eye focus ring
  • Eyecups - adjustable
  • Best suited for - outdoor activities such as climbing, hiking, driving and watching wildlife



  • Large objective lens diameter offers a much brighter view
  • An elite roof prism also enhances the view while reducing the weight of the binoculars
  • 10x magnification is quite powerful and perfect for far off viewing
  • Binoculars are tripod compatible
  • Comes with lots of handy accessories including phone adaptor
  • Lens coatings enhance your view when light is limited
  • Adjustable eyecups are perfect for spec wearers
  • Comes with a lifetime warranty
  • Lightweight is perfect for traveling
  • The binoculars are not too big to be bulky and annoying
  • Rubberized outer assists in reducing impact and protecting delicate lenses


  • 10x magnification can result in a shaky view
  • Field of view isn’t very large
  • Binoculars are not waterproof
  • Can be bulky when enjoying adventures

Final Verdict

The Gosky 10x42 binoculars are perfect for those that want to explore nature and enjoy lots of activities with lots of beautiful views. 

The durable and lightweight design of the binoculars make them perfect for traveling and accessories such as a strap and carry case also enhances flexibility. They also come with removable lens covers to protect your binoculars when not in use, although these can be quite annoying if you are out and about trying to see those quick animals. 

These binoculars do offer you a great view thanks to multi-layer lens coatings, a roof prism design and that extra-large objective lens diameter are perfect for offering a much clearer and brighter view.

The only downside is that these binoculars do not offer the biggest field of view. This, however, is to be expected when you have it on full magnification settings. 

The fact that you can hook the binoculars up to a tripod and use your smartphone to take photographs via the adapter is the biggest bonuses of buying these binoculars.   Being able to capture that once-in-a-lifetime nature event and sharing these rare images with friends and the world is a real treat.

The binoculars are perfect for outdoor activities such as bird watching, hiking, driving, wildlife viewing, scenery viewing and more. They can also be handy for watching concerts, stage plays, football games and more.

If you don’t mind the fact that these binoculars are not as pocket-sized ad compact binoculars then this is without a doubt a great set to consider. The view these binoculars offer does outsmart the view of compact binoculars and will offer you a much better view.