The Kahles Helia 8x42 binoculars leave a great impression. It has a great design: a compact size with an open bridge and a rubber cover. The weight of the pair is only 750 grams and as such incredibly low. This low weight, in combination with the open bridge, enables you to use the pair with one hand. But not only the design is great, the optical qualities are really surprising. A clear image that is sharp almost to the edges and the colours seem very lifelike.
The binoculars have a natural, earth colour. The body is made from magnesium and covered by vulcanized rubber. This ensures a comfortable grip. Even during long-term use, under humid conditions or in cold weather. The pair is nitrogen-filled and as such protected from condensation. The binoculars have an adjustable interpupillary distance of 56 to 73 mm. Finally, the Kahles Helia 42 binoculars can also easily be used by spectacle wearers because of the eye cups with soft rubber edges. The eye cups have three modes: Completely turned in, an intermediate position and completely turned out.
The Helia 42 comes with a carrier belt and objective cap. Both silent. This is key when hunting because you don't want to scare away the game. This underlines the exclusivity of this top-quality piece of optics. A pair such as this is something you purchase for life, and it is definitely worth every penny.
Kahles binoculars: from Swarovski
The name Kahles is connected to the historical production of rifle scopes by founder Karl Robert Kahles. In 1898 he produced the first rifle scope which he completely made by hand. After his passing his wife kept the company going and later on his sons. The sons decided to produce binoculars for hunting and sporting purposes. When it appeared that there were no heirs left Kahles sold the company to Swarovski. Ever since May of 1989 Kahles is an independent company within the Swarovski group.