Good afternoon to everyone! I'm in the market for a *very* compact binocular set to take with me hiking, bikepacking and the like. I've narrowed down between the Pentax 8x25 A-Series AD and the Nikon 8x25 Trailblazer ATB (but open to anything else!)
The reviews on both seem great, and both are very similar in dimensions and weight (>10oz). The Pentax's reviews say the build quality isn't great, but they have 21mm eye relief vs 10mm on the Nikon (i don't wear glasses, but would like people with glasses to be able to use this).
Does anyone have any insight into which of these (or a similar size for under or around $100) would be better? I would be sitting in a camp chair at the end of the day and doing some very casual birdwatching... Or watching out to sea from the docks. My dream of course would be something like the Leica Ultravid but that's *way* out of the price range.