The Rackstacker Guy
Field Testing by Steve Elmy
When it comes to long distance shots in the west I’m an amateur. By using the Viper binos and scope to spot goats up to 800 yards and shooting them at 220, I have to say thanks Vortex for making some awesome equipment.
Steve Elmy | October 2010
Your Essential Guide to Optics by Kevin Wison
Every hunter needs optics...I'd be remiss if I didn't mention Vortex as a relative newcomer; a company that is undeniably capturing a significant portion of the market share in Canada, and rightly so, their products are well made and suited for a range of outdoor pursuits.
Kevin Wilson | Outdoor Edge | July/August 2010
Live 2 Hunt
Field testing by Cody Robbins
To be a successful selective trophy hunter, and professional guide, there can be no compromise when it comes to optics. No question, these are my most important tools in the field. When it's time for me to call the shot on a world-class trophy, for a client or myself, I need to have confidence in my decision. I need optics that are durable, fog-resistant and most importantly crystal clear - no matter the conditions. Whether it's a pair of Razor binoculars or a Viper riflescope, Vortex gives me the confidence I need, every single time!
Throughout the 2009 hunting season, I was able to field test a variety of the different models of binoculars Vortex has on the market today. The first of the models I tested were the Razor 10x50 binoculars. The image quality and crisp focus adjustment on this model is absolultely remarkable! Every time I raised these binos to my eyes, I was blown away with the clarity. Whether near or far, whatever I focused on was tack sharp.
The second pair of binos I spent time with in the field were the Viper 10x50 binoculars. These binos are light weight, a bit more compact and tuff as nails! Plus, they lack nothing in clarity. I dragged these binos through the trenches, I treated them like a shovel and they did their job every time I called upon them. For what I need a pair of binoculars for, these are my favourite in the Vortex line!
Cody Robbins | February 2010
Bird Watcher's Digest
High-End Scopes - The Best of the Best Review by Michael & Diane Porter
Best Value in a High-End Scope
The Vortex Razor HD 85 stood out as the best value in a high-end scope. Its optical quality was excellent, holding its own against $2,300 to $4,000 rivals...
The 85mm objective lens and HD glass helped the Razor achieve its good resolution scores, and yet the weight is a moderate 65.5 ounces...It has excellent focus ergonomics, easily as good as any other scope we tested...
The Razor is Vortex's first foray into the high-end scope market. If their strategy is producing superior-quality products at budget prices, they have a winner.
Michael & Diane Porter | Bird Watcher's Digest, November/December 2009
Review of Vortex Razor HD 20-60x85 by Hugues Brunoni
Vortex invites itself into the big leagues.
Up to now only 4 brands produced high end scopes: Swarovski, Leica, Zeiss, Kowa...but now we need to include one more player...
Optical performance. The Razor HD has nothing to envy high end models. It offers one of the highest resolutions and it is almost impossible to see a difference with the Kowa (almost equal). This is reached by excellent correction of "chromatic aberration". In fact, chromatic aberration is almost un-noticeable. Images are quite bright thanks to its 85mm objective lenses. To that we add colour fidelity, a tad warm but not uncomfortable, and a high quality contrast.
Without a doubt, Vortex hit a home run with the Razor. At a much lower price, it offers about everything offered on high end scopes.
Hugues Brunoni | Quebec Oiseaux, Winter 2010 (translation by Alain Goulet)
Review of Vortex Diamondback 4-12x40 by Field Editor Ron Spomer
The Vortex Diamondback is surprising because it's surprisingly good, surprisingly priced and most of us have never heard of it...
If the 4-12x40 Diamondback I tested represents Vortex quality, performance and price-to-value ratio, it's the poster child for reasonably priced hunting scopes...
Vortex pledges to repair or replace defective scopes at no charge, no matter the cause of the problem. And they do it in Wisconsin with a [short] average turn around. Whoa. That's a pretty generous guarantee, suggesting they have considerable faith in both their product and their customers.
This is a high-quality, solid performer that looks and feels as solid as it works. I detected no parallax at 100 yards, observed no distracting optical aberrations, discovered no mechanical hitches. In short, I'd take this scope hunting anywhere, anytime, no reservations.
Ron Spomer, Field Editor | American Hunter, December 2008