Their powerful 10x magnification enables detailed observations of distant subjects, while the generous apparent angle of view produces an immersive visual experience with greatly reduced appearance of the distracting hand shake that is often associated with holding high-magnification optics such as this. Styled and engineered with an ergonomic profile, a non-slip focusing wheel, and twist-up eyecups, they offer a comfortable viewing experience for long observation sessions. This version of the Companion includes Swarovski’s dark green Wild Nature-edition carrying bag and neck strap, in addition to tethered objective lens covers and a one-piece eyepiece rainguard that allow users to react quickly while offering protection from the elements without the fear of losing the covers.
Swarovski's SWAROBRIGHT phase-correcting coatings applied to their premium roof prisms eliminate color fringing and aberrations for enhanced color fidelity and contrast, while their SWAROTOP coatings on the other optical surfaces maximize light transmission, transmit neutral and natural color fidelity, and improve contrast and clarity. The outer lens surfaces are further coated with Swarovski's SWARODUR coatings, which offer scratch resistance and allow oils, saps, and water to bead off. This not only helps to keep the surfaces clear, it makes cleaning them easier.
Weighing just 17 ounces, the CL Companion chassis is made of a lightweight and strong magnesium alloy, with a short and compact bridge to further reduce weight. The bridge design, along with thumb depressions on the underside of the optical tubes, provides a large surface area for the hands with a comfortable and balanced feel in the hand. This trim form factor is relatively light and small enough to pack and travel with ease and won't cause strain when worn around the neck for prolonged periods. Their green non-slip full rubber armoring provides shock resistance. The optical tubes are nitrogen filled to prevent internal fogging and O-ring sealed to be waterproof and submersible for short periods of time.