The BN 7x50 DCM from Minox might just be the ultimate on-the-water pair of binoculars. In addition to being buoyant and waterproof to 16.5 feet, they are filled with nitrogen gas to prevent fogging. The binoculars feature a multifunction display where at the push of a button a digital compass, thermometer, barometer, stopwatch, or tilt display is shown on the inside the ocular, and they have a non-slip rubber coating for a better grip when using them in the rain or sporty seas.
This Memorial Day, remember those who were lost serving our country on the high seas in the U.S. Navy aboard PT Boats. Recently we were invited out for a ride on the only operational combat-veteran PT Boat, PT 305 in New Orleans.
See what it was like here. ▶