MeoStar B1 10X32 Binoculars (Meopta’s most Compact Bino)

meostar-b1-10x32Magnification: 10X
Power Variability: Fixed
Objective Diameter: 32 mm
Close Focus Distance: 49.21 feet
Dimensions: 5.24 x 4.76 x 1.93 inches
Weight: 21.16 ounces
Field of View: 333 feet/1000 yards
Eye Relief/Exit Pupil: 16.3 mm/ 3.2 mm
Optics Coatings: Fully Multi-Coated
Glass: Schott Glass
Prism System: Schmidt-Pechan
Focus System: Center
Waterproof/Fog-proof: Yes/Yes
Eye cups: Twist up
Tripod adaptable: Yes
Rangefinder: No

Best Uses: Hunting, For the Range, Wildlife Observation

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MeoStar 10X32 Review

This MeoStar B1 10X32 has their proprietary MeoBright fully multi-coated coatings with MeoShield coatings to protect the Schott glass lenses. Fully waterproof and fog-proof, they’ll stand up to the weather with its ergonomic armor design on an aircraft grade aluminum chassis.

We are yet to see some review activity on this hot little binocular. But, don’t let the lack of reviews put you off. People are yet to leave their comfort zones of their little cliques to explore what else is really good for them.

This 10X32 is one of the smallest binoculars of the Meopta line. Just because of this fact, I felt I needed to write up a review on it. While it may be on the smaller side next to its larger siblings, there’s a lot of notable qualities that Meopta squeezed into this bitty binocular.

For a full run down on how much punch it’s packing, take a whiz at the Q&A and be ready for a happy gut-wrenching awakening.

PROs:
  • Excellent quality glass
  • Excellent quality coatings
  • Schmidt-Pechan prism
  • Tripod adaptable
  • Fully weatherproof
CONs:
  • Price

 

B1 10X32 Binocular Q&A:

What is MeoBright?

Coatings are something that everyone should know about if you’re going to buy MeoStar binoculars. In fact, you should know about coatings if you’re looking to buy any sort of hunting optic. MeoBright is Meopta’s proprietary coating formula that gets applied to all air-to-glass surfaces.

This ion-assisted formula has a few purposes: to reduce or eliminate glare, reduce or eliminate reflections, reduce light loss as much as possible, and allow as much light transmission as possible. The result? Bright, clear, and sharp viewing.

Meopta claims that their formula is so good that each lens that dons MeoBright has the potential to get up to 99.8 percent of light up to the eyepiece. Feel free to do a cat call whistle right about now.

 

What is MeoShield?

Again, this is another one of Meopta’s proprietary lens coatings that has a different role to play in the optical function of the bino. To begin with, the most recognized benefit is its role as a protectant to the external lens surfaces.

Every manufacturer has their own name for this formula if they coat their lenses with this type of treatment.

As far as Meopta goes, the protectant keeps the virtue of the lenses by enabling them to be scratch and abrasion resistant. In this same way that it acts as a protectant, it also helps to repel rain drops, dirt, and snowflakes.

Secondly, when this coating is applied evenly and with the right thickness, it can increase the lens durability and hardness qualities.

Any of Meopta’s binoculars and rifle scopes, including this MeoStar B1 10X32, that has the MeoShield coatings on them will all meet the US military’s standards for optic hardness and durability.

Even though these binoculars are slightly on the smaller side, they’re no joke. Taking quality binoculars into the field can make all the difference between losing them down the cliff-side or strapping your trophy to the rack of your truck.

 

How comfortable is it to hold for extended periods of time?

This MeoStar actually has some decent qualities that make it a great, little hand-held device – even for extended periods of time. The most obvious weight-affecting trait is the 32 mm objective lens size. The larger owl eyes you want, the more weight you’re going to tack on.

The second thing is it’s made out of aircraft grade aluminum that’s extremely durable but still lightweight. This optic only weighs 21.16 ounces, and that’s on the light side for a bino in the standard class.

Additionally, this particular MeoStar has an ergonomic protective rubber armor that not only shields the bino from jarring bumps and shocking crashes, it also helps to improve grip.

To make it even better, there are sculpted thumb pockets or indents that’ll help you hold the binos in the correct position to minimize as much hand fatigue as possible.

So, it doesn’t matter if you’re lying down and observing, walking and stalking, or hitting the trail, you’re going to be able to tote and hold this bino for as long as you want.

 

What makes this Meopta weatherproof?

Not just this 32 mm MeoStar, but all of the Meopta binoculars we have reviewed, are fully waterproof and fog-proof. Meopta also guarantees that not only will they endure a sprinkling rain shower during the hunt, they can also survive and endure submersion.

Although I wouldn’t leave it in the pond for longer than you have to, it’s still nice to know that if a fit of rage puts it in the lake, you’re not instantly screwed.

They’ve also been purged of all oxygen and replaced with inert Nitrogen gas to make any fogging or condensation from humidity or super cold weather a non-issue. So, are they fully waterproof? You betcha.

 

Noteworthy Features:

  • Twist up eye cups for a custom fit for all users
  • Schott glass for exceptional image quality
  • MeoBright fully multi-coated formula for up to 99.8% light transmission
  • MeoShield for ultimate lens protection from scratches and abrasions; military approved
  • Lightweight aircraft grade aluminum chassis
  • Fully waterproof and fog-proof
  • Ergonomic sculpted rubber armor housing provides shockproof-ability
  • Backed by Meopta’s North American Lifetime Transferable Warranty

 

Our Verdict

To glass it up, the Meopta MeoStar B1 10×32 binos are an excellent buy. Yes, we did put the price down as a drawback, because who has 1000 bucks to spend on a bino? Regardless of affordability, the value in this pair of binoculars is outstanding.

If you wanted larger objectives without breaking the bank, glass by the MeoPro HD 10×42. Good news is, you’re going to save some cash with the MeoPro buy. While you will compromise by forfeiting some extra features, the MeoPro is still a very sweet buy indeed so check it out here.

Alternatively, glass by the Zeiss Conquest HD 8X42 if you want variety of brand names but you still want to keep your budget intact. The 10X42 Conquest would be the most competitive bino to the MeoStar. You might be surprised to find that the price is more in line with what you’re willing to spend. But… if this is still out of your price range you still have options! We have reviewed plenty of less expensive binoculars which you can check out here – https://www.targettamers.com/best-binoculars-for-hunting/.

Meopta really goes all out on quality – there’s no doubt about it. If you want the performance perks without the gut-wrenching cost, trust Meopta. You only need to glass through them once to see the proof.

 

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