Question Lightweight Binoculars for Outdoor Enthusiast?

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Hey space experts!

I am avid outdoor enthusiast and now I am looking for my first ever binoculars for stargazing.

As I learned I need less than 5lbs product with at least x7 magnification. My budget is kinda flexible since I have no idea what is the right price for binoculars I described. There are many options from some Chinese 10$ stuff to 2000$ Swarowski :D

However, most experts, amazon reviews and review websites suggest Celestron Cometron 7x50. Which weighs only 2 pounds and costs 30 $!
https://wildproofgear.com/best-binoculars-for-stargazing/ - they also say it is most rugged, waterproof and so on.

But the price seems suspicious to me. Is that a price for an astronomy device of such quality?

I would be glad if you just say whether Celestron 7x50 is okay or just suggest another brand of binoculars in 200-300 price range.

Thanks!
 
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Hey space experts!

I am avid outdoor enthusiast and now I am looking for my first ever binoculars for stargazing.

As I learned I need less than 5lbs product with at least x7 magnification. My budget is kinda flexible since I have no idea what is the right price for binoculars I described. There are many options from some Chinese 10$ stuff to 2000$ Swarowski :D

However, most experts, amazon reviews and review websites suggest Celestron Cometron 7x50. Which weighs only 2 pounds and costs 30 $!
https://wildproofgear.com/best-binoculars-for-stargazing/ - they also say it is most rugged, waterproof and so on.

But the price seems suspicious to me. Is that a price for an astronomy device of such quality?

I would be glad if you just say whether Celestron 7x50 is okay or just suggest another brand of binoculars in 200-300 price range.

Thanks!
FYI, Rod uses Bushnell 10x50 binoculars that I purchased at Cabela's, many moons ago and find they work well, they hang around my neck and I walk around with them while stargazing. The heavier the binoculars the more likely you will need a tripod mount to stabilize them. A friend of mine uses Celestron that range from 20x to 100x views for stargazing and has a tripod mount for them. I joke with him about finding the Full Moon on a clear night :) Other binoculars are Orion. https://www.telescope.com/Orion/2160.home
 
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I mean Celestron is supe cheap, but very lightweight. Other binos are expensive and heavy. Why?

When you choose a sleeping bag its meands smth like temp rating + weight = price. The lesser it weights the pricier it is:D
 
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I mean Celestron is supe cheap, but very lightweight. Other binos are expensive and heavy. Why?

When you choose a sleeping bag its meands smth like temp rating + weight = price. The lesser it weights the pricier it is:D
The heavier binoculars have more optics onboard.
 
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The heavier binoculars have more optics onboard.
In the 1993 movie, Jurassic Park, the lawyer asked the kid about the binoculars he was using in the back seat, "Are they heavy"? The kid said yes. The lawyer said "then put them down, they are expensive". Soon after such scenes, the lawyer got eaten by the T-rex :)
 

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