Whether you’re putting on the miles during a preseason scouting operation, deep in the backcountry chasing a trophy elk, or tucked snugly into your treestand waiting for that buck you’ve had on camera all fall to show itself, we can promise you one thing : You won’t be able to hunt what you can’t see. You’re going to need optics you can trust – optics that are ready to deliver the combination of performance and relentless reliability that a hunter like you needs. And when it comes to a binocular, the choice is clear: the new-for-2019 BX-2 Alpine from Leupold.

“We’ve designed the BX-2 Alpine to be the very best binocular in its class,” said Zach Bird, Product Line Manager for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “With it, you’re getting a combination of optical performance and rugged reliability that competitors in its class can’t match. We wanted to make sure that they delivered exactly what core hunters have been asking for – and we achieved that thanks to our in-house optical engineering team working right here every day in Beaverton, Ore., to bring our consumers the product quality that they deserve.”

Built to deliver an unparalleled combination of value and performance, the BX-2 Alpine binocular is available in 8x42, 10x42, 10x52, and 12x52 models. It starts with an optical design that comes from Leupold’s very own in-house engineers. It’s taken a step further with the company’s proprietary Twilight Max Light Management System. Capable of adding up to 20 extra minutes of glassing time, the Twilight Max system is the very same one that Leupold applies to its award-winning VX-3i and VX-3i LRP riflescope lines.

What is the Twilight Max Light Management System? Well, it’s designed to deliver the perfect balance of image color and contrast, light transmission, and glare management - so you’ll get the best picture any time of day. Most optics only focus on transmitting high percentages of midday light, whereas the BX-2 Alpine will give you maximum transmission of the entire visible spectrum. Why does that matter? The human eye is most sensitive to colors outside the middle of the spectrum (like red and blue) during dawn and dusk, which usually happens to be when game is moving. This system helps you see more in less light. Superior glare reduction, meanwhile, ensures the maximum amount of usable light gets to your eye. With Twilight Max, your prey shouldn’t be able to give you the slip in low light. Better yet, you’ll be able to see those crystal-clear images faster than ever, thanks to precision focus adjustments.

In addition to top-notch optical design, you’re getting a binocular that’s built to Leupold’s unprecedented standards for reliability. A lightweight magnesium body delivers incredible ruggedness, and the rubberized EXO-Armor helps protect against the harshest conditions – and give you a firm grip, even if you’re dealing with precipitation. Further features include a magnesium chassis designed to mount easily with a 1/4 - 20 threaded tripod adapter, and lenses that are treated with DiamondCoat2 abrasion-resistant coating.

Tested for extreme climates, the BX-2 Alpine is waterproof, fogproof, and guaranteed to perform for life. Leupold means that, too. Whereas some companies warranty failure, Leupold stands by its pledge to guarantee performance. A warranty won’t do you much good when you’re eight miles deep in the backcountry, right? You want an optic that’s going to withstand anything you can, and that’s why the BX-2 Alpine is backed by the company’s legendary Lifetime Guarantee.

Whether it’s your first set of binoculars or your 50th, your glass needs to give you a bright image, feel comfortable in your hands, and be able to take a beating. The BX-2 Alpine binocular checks all these boxes and more.

The Leupold BX-2 Alpine binocular is available now at your local Sportsman’s Warehouse.