Best Thermal Monoculars

Updated September 2020
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16 Models Considered
6 Hours Researched
1 Experts Interviewed
172 Consumers Consulted
Zero products received from manufacturers.

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For scouting in difficult conditions, thermal monoculars are a lightweight and compact way to pick out animals and figures. Range and lens size are key determiners in the versatility of thermal monoculars, as well as the resolution of the resulting image. Many monoculars include different viewing modes to match varying conditions, and some may even adjust automatically. A zoom function is another useful feature, though the image will typically become more shaky as you zoom in. Read customer reviews that mention the controls and ease of use to see if you’ve found the right pair for your needs. Battery requirements and charge time will vary.

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  • Jacob Palmer
    Jacob Palmer
    Head of e-Commerce Content
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    Melinda Snowden
    Web Producer

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