All armor is loose. On all binoculars, somewhere. Armor is NOT a permanent feature. It has to, in some instances be able to be removed so the technician can get into the guts of the binocular for repair. You can get some armor wiggle around the objectives on any binocular I've ever tried, including any Zeiss I've seen or the Swarovskis I have been recently buying/trading, including the SV 10x50 I now have. The definition of "loose armor" is likely directly related to the degree of OCD possessed by the complainer. Chances are at least 99% that it is not an issue.