Brunton Echo Pocket Scope

Brought to fame for being Jack Bauer's monocular in TV series 24 the Brunton Echo Pocket scope is a nice compact monocular for EDC carry.

The monocular is only 3.3'' long and the diameter is only 1.3'', it weights just 1.8oz. The exit pupil is 2.6mm and it has a nice 181 ft field of view at 1000 yards. It can focus in objects as near as 1 feet and as far as thousands of yards.

The optics are multi-coated the construction makes the focusing easy, just rotate the bezel while holding the monocular with the other hand, it turns smoothly so you can get the focus you need for what you are viewing.

The Echo has a very nice field of view and the opctics maginification works very well, the small aperture means the total light reflected will not be a lot so this is ideal for day activities and will not perform very well after the sun goes down.

For its size the Echo is really pocketable and comes with a neck lanyard and a pouch, it is very practical to hang from a backpack or slide into a pocket to be used when needed in hiking, golf, reading signs or why not espionage, after all it is Jack's Bauer monococular. The construction is strong so unless something hits the lens badly it will be fine for use outside without a lot of care.

You can read more and order for $30 from Brunton.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've had this monocular for a couple of weeks now. It's been leaking oil from around the focusing ring, but other than that it's OK