Vortex Solo 8x36 Monocular

Vortex Solo 8x36 Monocular

Due to high demand and global product shortages due to the pandemic, please call for availability.

Looking for a compact optic to leave in your pocket, purse or glove compartment? Having a hard time looking through binoculars? Perhaps a monocular would be more suitable.

The Vortex Solo 8x36 Monocular is half a binocular, with half the weight and size, but 100% as powerful and clear. Compact, lightweight, and ergonomic, easy to carry around everywhere. Ideal for birdwatching, concerts, opera, reading street signs, and more. Don't leave home (or this website) without one.

This new model sports a 36mm objective to deliver brighter images in lower lighting conditions. The new larger objective also means you have a slightly larger instrument to carry around, but still smaller than an equivalent binocular.


  • Lightweight and compact
  • Twist-out eyecup
  • Ergonomic
  • Metal belt clip (removable - 2 bolts)
  • Rubber armored
  • Waterproof
  • Lanyard
  • Nylon carry case w/ belt loop


  • Magnification: 8x
  • Objective Lens: 36mm (1.4")
  • Eye Relief: 18mm (.7")
  • Exit Pupil: 4.5mm (.18")
  • Relative Brightness: 20
  • Angular Field of View: 7.5°
  • Linear Field of View: 131m@1000m (395ft@1000yds)
  • Close Focus: 5m (16ft)
  • Prism Type: Roof
  • Length: 12.5mm (4.9")
  • Weight: 276g (9.7oz)
  • Color: Olive green
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