Meade 8x42 Rainforest Pro Waterproof Binocular (Black)

Model #125042

Meade Warranty
Meade 125042 1
Meade 125042 1
How it works
  • You name the price you want to pay for a product.
  • We send your offer to a network of Certified Retailers.
  • If the retailer likes your offer, you get that price for the product.
Greentoe Guarantee
  • All Products are New and from Manufacturer Authorized Retailers
  • 30 day return policy
  • Free Shipping
    No Additional Fees

Product Back-Ordered

We are sorry. At this time, we are not accepting offers on this product. Please click the button below to be notified when our retailers get it back in stock.

Thank you! We will be in touch. Something went wrong. Please try again later.

Prism TypeRoof

Magnification 8x
Objective Lens Diameter 42 mm
Angle of View 6.5° (actual)
Field-of-View 339' @ 1000 yd / 112.55 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 6.56' / 2 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 5.2  mm
Eye Relief 17  mm
Interpupillary Adjustment Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dioptric Correction ±4
Focus Type Center
Tripod Mount Yes (Adapter Optional)
Dimensions Not Specified By Manufacturer
Weight 25.6 oz / 726 g

Packaging Info

Package Weight 2.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.1 x 6.2 x 3.0"
Expert Reviews
1 week ago

Got the 8x42 from Ozscopes a few weeks ago when on special for $215, high quality and crystal clear easy to use binoculars, on par with the Nikon Monarchs a friend uses that are nearly double the price, only minus on these is they are let down by the low quality case and strap, highly recommended...

User Reviews
B h photo.34921152
31 July 2017

These binoculars are very bright meaning they have good coatings particularly for this price level. The eye relief is really nice, as we now don't need to remove our eyeglasses to get things focused. A real improvement from our previous inexpensive Bushnells.

B h photo.34921152
28 November 2017

These binoculars are fairly small, light and easy to hold. The image quality compares well with my Bushnell 7X50 binoculars and they are much smaller. My only complaint is with the carrying case - it is a bit too tight.

B h photo.34921152
22 June 2016

A lot of bang for the buck. The image quality on these are every bit as good as on much more expensive bins, but I guess that's why these were awarded as the best value in 2015. Meade did a very good job on these binoculars. Its amazing they can still sell them at such an inexpensive price.

B h photo.34921152
25 May 2017

We use these to watch birds out our back door. They work very well. They are light enough for hand holding, but are better on the tripod we bought. The focus was stiff at first, but got easier as we used them. We haven't tried them for astronomy yet.

B h photo.34921152
27 July 2016

Well made item that reviewed very well given its price. Features on these are usually on much more expensive binoculars and the waterproofing was a big selling point

B h photo.34921152
14 April 2019

After a lot of research, I made the decision to purchase the Meade 8x42 Rainforest binoculars for birding. The primary concerns for me was eye relief, (I wear glasses) and the quality of the optics. The binoculars work well with my glasses.

B h photo.34921152
24 April 2018

I haven't had a decent pair of binoculars in decades. I just about dropped these the first time I used them because they were so much better. And great quality. Very good fiedl of view, crisp, bright, good color, a bit heavy. These are all you need and more for birdwatching.

4 February 2018

Suffer from flare and slightly milky images in bright winter light, otherwise nice enough. Significantly worse overall performance than my old (1980's) Russian 8x30 binoculars. I cannot recommend this Meade binocular.

22 October 2017

Purchased these for an airshow and they were ideal, sturdy, rugged, comfortable yet easy to carry. For the price they felt high quality. Was very pleased.

B h photo.34921152
14 February 2017

Bought these binoculars for my friend's birthday, she went nuts over them. I checked them out before giving them to her, they are great value for the money, my only con was they were a little heavy, but otherwise great.

Product Highlights
  • Phase-Corrected BAK4 Roof Prisms
  • Anti-Reflection Fully Multicoated Optics
  • Apparent Field of View 63°
  • Eye Relief: 17mm
  • Rubber Armored Aluminum Alloy Chassis
  • Nitrogen-Filled, Water/Fogproof
  • Closed Bridge Configuration
  • Knurled Center Focus Wheel
  • Twist-Up Eyecups for Custom Eye Relief
  • Standard 1/4"-20 Tripod Mount
In The Box
  • Meade 8x42 Rainforest Pro Waterproof Binocular (Black)
  • Lens Cloth
  • Neck Strap
  • Padded Carrying Case
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
Still Have Questions?
We can help via Live Chat, Email or you can call us 1-888-840-0464


Please log in or sign up to continue


Validating Credit Card...

It will not be processed until the offer is accepted by a merchant.

Notifying Retailers...

Notifying our merchants and checking to see if they accept this offer.

Offer Submitted!

3-digit code in the back of your credit card