Nighthunter XP 10x42

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The lightest in its class, with brightness to weight performance nothing in its category can match

You often get your best results at day’s edge, when prey feels camouflaged by early sun or growing darkness. The light enhancing design of Nighthunter XP binoculars unlocks the shadows they hide in, giving you clear game-spotting vision in dim light. in full light, it lets you peer deeper into darkened woods, revealing sign and quarry that other hunters miss. Nighthunter XP is especially valued by eastern whitetail hunters who still-hunt, and western elk hunters who cover lots of ground.

  • Magnification 10x
  • Weight 28.2 oz
  • Width 4.9
  • Height 6.9
  • Item no. 5421

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Product Features: 

Optimal image and field of view

Versatile magnification and wide view help you spot wildlife at a distance to acquire game faster.


Makrolon® housing

is durable polycarbonate with NBR Long Life rubber armoring, creating a lightweight, rugged chassis that withstands 11 Gs of impact. Impervious to harsh conditions for generations of trusted use.


N2 injection™ system

seals 14-psi pressurized dry nitrogen into the optic, providing waterproof protection as deep as 10 feet. 


Lightweight roof prism design

is more compact, easier to pack, carry afield and have ready at all times. 


Di-electric mirrors

transmit more available light for game-finding color fidelity without shifting hues. 


Steiner nano-protection®

hydrophobic molecular coating creates a lens surface so smooth, water sheets off and dirt, dust, snow and fingerprints are repelled for easy cleaning and clear view. 


ClicLoc® system

attaches and releases neck strap or harness instantly with push button ease and designed so binoculars hang straight and action-ready.


Item No.MagnificationObjective LensField of ViewSpecial Feature
542110x42316 ft.Steiner Nano Protection®BUY NOW
Field of View316 ft.
Objective Lens42
Focus SystemFast-Close-Focuse™
Optics SystemsHigh Definition
Close Focus13
Exit Pupil4.2 mm
Twilight Factor20.49
Rubber ArmoringNBR Long Life
WaterproofSubmersion to 10 ft.
Weight28.2 oz.
Dimension (HxWxL)6.9 x 4.9 x 2.6
Neck StrapNeoprene
Neck Strap AttachmentClicoLoc®
WarrantyHeritage™ Warranty
Objective CoverYes
Rain Protection CapYes
Carry CaseYes

Nighthunter XP 10x42 is rated 4.875 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Optics for the $ Since I primarily bow hunt in the western US. I was interested in finding a high end optics with light weight considerations. Although, these are not the lightest weight, their optical performance far out weighs the extra ounces. They perform great in the field for stalks and are not too bulky. I am very please with the product and would consider other Steiner products for their rugged design. The Clicloc is a quick release mechanism that attaches the binocular to a hub or strap. It is more robust than I originally thought. Since I could not find any Clicloc inserts on-line, I called customer service in order receive extra Clicloc connections. You will need these, if you are planning to attach to a harness or binohub. Customer service is great about sending the Clicloc inserts.
Date published: 2014-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible Optics! I went to cabelas for an after Christmas sale and found these at a substantial discount. I had tried the other optics and had intended to purchase another brand until I looked through these WOW huge difference!!! I used these the next day for hunting a dark morning overcast and could see the field almost like night vision very impressive the way they gather light. For future customer you truly get what you pay for so before you pull the trigger think about the life of the optics and the overall value you gain with an increase in investment. Great Job Steiner
Date published: 2015-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best binoculars I have ever used I used these deer hunting in Wyoming and bought them when I came back to California. I use them deer hunting and turkey hunting. I want to purchase a pair for my wife.
Date published: 2015-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from over the year I had a few optics even had a Zeiss for a good many year then lost them or something. but I've yet to have an optic so clear as the Steiner xp 1042 Nighthunter I have now. if someone is looking for a good glass, please do yourself a favor...take time out to look what Steiner has to offer.
Date published: 2015-12-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This peoduct meet my expectation I bought this product for upcomming trips. I have 2 other brands. One is bulky and other is not clear. But this Nighthunter xp 10×42 meet my expectation.
Date published: 2015-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing clarity! When I first looked thru these binoculars I was totally stunned by the clarity of the optics and the build quality.
Date published: 2015-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great binos Light weight, great price, clarity is outstanding. Second pair of Steiners I own. All worth the price.
Date published: 2016-01-29
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Are the eye cups fixed or do they twist up.

Asked by: gwilson
They twist up
Answered by: one eye willie
Date published: 2016-01-30

I am looking at the Nighthunter XP 10x42 for hunting. I'm reading different ways in which the focus is adjusted. Is it a sports focus as my old Steiner Skipper 7x50 ? Set the eye cups and forget ? If not do you have any suggestions for low light hunting.

Asked by: Popeye
The Nighthunter XP 10x42 does not come equipped with sports auto focus and the focus must be adjusted with the center adjustment wheel. The Nighthunters are excellent for dawn and dusk use even without sports auto focus.
Answered by: SteinerCustomerService
Date published: 2015-06-09

Luninosity for the 10x42 night hunter is 17,64. Is this a typo? The 8x42 is 27.6 and the 10x56 is 31.7

Asked by: BrianW
Higher magnification requires different lenses which limit the luminosity on the 42mm model. The higher luminosity on the 56mm model directly relates to the much larger objective lens.
Answered by: SteinerCustomerService
Date published: 2015-05-14

I had two armored pair stolen predator one 10x42 other 12x50.  I do emergency management work do night light is must.  Also used them in WY for spotting.  What do you have close to them as I had them for 10 years your style has changed. 

Asked by: Roger
We still manufacture a Predator 10x42, it is now item # 2444. The 12x50's have been discontinued, Item 2444 would be the next closest item
Answered by: pharding
Date published: 2015-03-16

what is the difference between the nighthunter xp model numbers 5421 and 2015?

Asked by: kilneet73
Item # 2015 is the new number for the same pair of binoculars. They will be called the HX 1042
Answered by: pharding
Date published: 2015-04-25

Were are these Bino's made?

Asked by: chwillbill68
All Steiner binoculars come from Germany.
Answered by: jolaw
Date published: 2014-11-03
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