Maven C1 Binoculars Reviewed

The introduction of the Maven C series binoculars is meant to complement the earlier B series. The C series, the C1 and the C2, both offer great features that you would look for in a binocular,  but for the price of a mid-range bino, as opposed to the high-end B-series by Maven. The features present on the C-series include a lightweight frame, low dispersion rates with fully coated lenses for improved clarity and color. We will explore both features of the full-size C1 8×42 and 10×42 binoculars.

Design

The design characteristics match the price range of the C1 binocular, with quality of upper mid-range alternatives. The characteristic feature of the C1 binoculars is the multicoated ED lenses with low dispersion rates. The overall design and sealing features is meant to safeguard the lenses from scratch and accumulation of dust particles, which is an ideal feature for hunting in a difficult terrain. In general, these binoculars will work well in all types of weather and difficult working conditions.

The polymer frame is the basis of the C1’s light weight. Adventurers who carry many things will fancy having the C1 binoculars because of its portability. The only downside about the polymer frame is that it may not be as durable as other metallic options.

The Schmidt-Pechan roof prism creates exceptionally clear and high contrast images. Both the 8X and 10X work well with little edge distortion.

Every purchase comes with a neck strap, and a double layered storage bag.

Pros

  • Easy to work with in difficult working conditions
  • Great general-purpose binos for hunting, birding etc.
  • You’re getting more quality for the price due to Maven’s direct-to-consumer business model – these have been compared to $700 in optical quality.
  • The lenses use ED technology for improved color and image clarity.
  • Dust and scratch resistant.

Cons

  • The polymer structure may not be as durable in some conditions
  • Does not have a locking diopter making it difficult to set up

These binoculars may come in as an excellent alternative to the wide array of mid-range binos that are already available on the market because of the technology used and its affordability. Their lenses gather enough light when used in low light, resulting in bright images.