Bring the world into focus with these backcountry-ready optics. A good set of binoculars is the perfect item to have in your pack when out on the trail. They can help you scout out trail conditions ahead, give you an up-close view of the wildlife and wilderness surrounding you, and pull the cosmos closer at night. Buying binoculars can be perplexing, so to help make things easier, we suggest focusing on getting a set of optics that have at least an 8X magnification—that will bring something 400 yards away to 50 yards. For an objective lens, shoot for at least 40mm—the larger the lens the wider your field of vision and the brighter an object will be. Besides that, you want something that is durable, weatherproof and has a lens coating to protect them from accidental scrapes. Here are three reasonably-priced sets that we love.