HX 10x42

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With the innovative HX Series, you’ve got a new arsenal of optics to match your style and quarry. The high-precision roof prism design, advanced lens coatings, ergonomic rubber-armored polycarb frames, and four specific-performance models let you focus on your individual adventure like never before.

Pick your challenge, and there’s new HX to master it. From dark woods to sunlit ridges, lowland bogs to the high plains, new optical approaches and frame designs promise brighter, clearer images, extended field of view, easier handling, and all-weather toughness to bring more success to every hunt.

Included Accessories: Case, Cleaning Cloth, Neck Strap, Objective Covers, Rain Guard, Shoulder Strap


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Product Features: 

New Frame Design

makes the HX binoculars easier to grip, more comfortable for extending scouting


Bright, Crisp Images

are the result of new lens coatings that increase light transmission across the spectrum


Wider Field of View

helps you spot wildlife more quickly, at greater distances, than ever before.



central focusing wheel requires minimal rotation for quick, absolute sharpness from close up to infinity.


Ergonomic Eyecups

shield against side light and drafts for clear, crisp view.


Steiner Nano-Protection

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


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, for fogproof clarity in any condition - from artic cold to desert heat.



Item No.MagnificationObjective LensField of ViewSpecial FeatureRanging Distance
201510 x42 mm326 ft at 1000 yds--
Field of View326 ft at 1000 yds
Objective Lens42 mm
Ranging Distance-
Focus SystemFast-Close Focus™
Optics SystemsHigh Definition
Close Focus6 ft
Angle of View-
Exit Pupil4.2 mm
Eye Relief16 mm
IP Distance56 - 74 mm
Diopter Range+/- 4 dpt
Twilight Factor20.5
Rubber ArmoringNBR Long Life Rubber Armoring
WaterproofSubmersion to 10 ft.
Weight28 oz
Dimension (HxWxL)5.8 in x 4.9 in x 12 in
Neck StrapNeoprene
Neck Strap AttachmentClicLoc®
Special FeaturesSteiner Nano Protection
WarrantyHeritage™ Warranty
Nitrogen FilledYes
Objective CoverYes
Rain Protection CapYes
Carry CaseYes

HX 10x42 is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Go-To Binocular Absolutely exceptional binocular, particularly for the money. I also have Zeiss, Swarovski, & Vortex optics in my stable, and I reach for these nearly every time. They're the total package. I honestly can't fathom how they haven't become the most popular binocular in hunting.
Date published: 2021-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Had these for a couple weeks now and they feel great. Just the right size and weight. Built tough. Brightness and clarity is unbelievable. You will be able to see clearly long past legal shooting light. I like, I’m sure you’ll like em.
Date published: 2020-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reasonably light with great optics Second pair of Steiners and just as please with these as the first. My others are a pair of Commanders, which have a different prism style that gives images better depth perception but with the compromise of being much bigger and heavier. They’re great on a boat, but not to carry or pack in a smaller bag. Great for wild life spotting. Good quality— looks to be made to last for years.
Date published: 2023-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stellar Steiners Glass clarity is fantastic. Definitely better than my Nikon M7s. The field of view and eye relief is better too. The eyecup wings can be irritating for folks with glasses, or if they don't fit your head shape, but they are easily folded out of the way if it's an issue. Overall very pleased with these optics. Bought them as a gift for Dad and used them hunting.
Date published: 2023-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Optics These binoculars are incredibly clear. The zoom to weight ratio is excellent. Really a great product. The optics are on par with any high end brand. I’ve had a range of brands before, these are by far the best optics and they really bring the wow factor.
Date published: 2023-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Optics Super high quality build with equally high caliber glass. Highly recommend these. I use these for spotting and for sporting events and they are a great blend of magnification and field of view.
Date published: 2023-08-29
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Can the HX 10x42 deal with high differences in pressure, humidity, and temperatures when used at high elevations in mountains (13,000 feet or higher)?

Asked by: Teutone
Yes they can no problem.
Answered by: Steiner Technical Support
Date published: 2023-11-14

Where are the Steiner HX series made?

Asked by: RJ79
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2023-12-30

What are the dimensions of these binoculars?

Asked by: DGE8778
5.8 in x 4.9 in x 12 in
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2023-11-25

I wear glass's. Do the eye shields fold down?

Asked by: Cowboy Curt
Yes they do.
Answered by: Steiner Technical Support
Date published: 2023-10-30

Can a lens cover cap be replaced on the HX 10x42?

Asked by: Coolidge137
We can send out some replacements. Please go here to get started: https://steiner.supportsync.com/
Answered by: Steiner Technical Support
Date published: 2023-11-13
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