My only regret is that I left my binoculars at school on Friday and the red kites have come back in town, I saw them at least 10 different times this weekend.
Anyhoo, I got the class out there, and the science club, plus a couple teachers now- they all loved it!!! All the binos are still intact and working great; they were really great about not touching the objectives and putting the straps around their necks at all times.
If I get a couple of new birders out of this, I'd be thrilled!!!
Oetzi, I love the Edens too. They are a bit warm, but still very pleasant; the 8x56 are my favorites and I use them with a very wide strap so no pain at all- very excellent binoculars for those of us not willing to spend alpha money.