I recently upgraded my 9 yr. old 8x30 SLCs to new 10x42 SLCs. What an improvement! Love 'em. The one feature I really liked on the 8x30s, though, was winged eyecups. Not everyone likes them, but I do.
After discovering that Swarovski makes replacement winged eyecups for the new models, the natural question was "So, what about the rainguard?" Responses varied from "Duh, never thought of that" to "Just roll down the rubber and use the regular plastic rainguard." Nah, that would never do.
According to Swarovski, the old rubber rainguard for the 8x30 and 7x30 SLCs will fit the new models. The part number is 363-479A. This item can be ordered from Swaro dealers or from them directly for $22.20. I've got one winging its way to me now.
Thought some of you might be interested.