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Vortex Solo 8x36 Monocular

  • mfr: S836
  • SKU: S836-Vortex Optics
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Product highlights

  • 8x magnification
  • 36mm objective lens
  • Roof prism design
  • Linear field of view of 393ft @ 1000 yards
  • Angular field of view of 7.5°
  • Eye relief of 18mm
  • Fully multi-coating
  • Waterproof, fogproof and shockproof
  • Rubber armor exterior
  • Made in the USA

Vortex Solo 8x36 Monocular

The Vortex Solo 8x36 Monocular was built to be kept close at hand, giving you a consistent high quality resolution in a highly portable package. The Solo sports fully multicoated optics that increase light transmission in the roof prism design. Housed in a robust rubber armored exterior, these binoculars are a great choice for any situation rain or shine. Keep quality optics close at hand with the incredibly compact and portable Solo 8x36 Monocular.

Optical Features

The Vortex Solo 8x36 Monocular features fully multi-coated lenses which increase light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces. The dedicated roof prism houses an objective lens with a diameter of 36mm and can magnify up to 8 times the normal view. With a linear field of view of 393ft @ 1000 yards and an angular field of view of 7.5°, this versatile monocular will help you see further than you ever thought you could.


Don't worry about the weather because the 8x36 monocular is waterproof and prevents fogging so you can see at longer distances for longer periods of time. The monocular is sealed with O-rings to prevent moisture, dust, and debris from getting inside the barrel. The barrels are filled with Nitrogen gas to inhibit internal fogging and other obstructions. The Vortex monocular features a secure, non-slip ergonomic design thanks to the tough rubber armored exterior to provide maximum comfort.


The Solo 8x36 Monocular features an adjustable eyecup that you can twist up and down for precise setting that maximizes your comfort. A multi-position utility clip easily connects to you pockets, equipment, or vests.


Magnification 8x
Focus Type Auto and Manual Focus
Objective Lens Diameter 36mm
Angle of view 7.5 degrees
Minimum Focus Distance Not Available
Exit Pupil Diameter 4.5 mm
Weight 9.7 ounces
Water-Resistant Yes
Fogproof Yes


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You have 30 days to make a return. During the holiday season, from November 1 to December 31, we extend the return window to 60 days. 
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We currently only offer camera repairs at our Brooklyn store. The item must be dropped off and collected in person as we do not accept shipped items for repair. For more information, please call our Brooklyn store on 1.718.431.7900. 
Most items can be returned within 30 days for a full refund. Click here to read our full return policy. 

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Flexible, Easy Returns

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Ratings and reviews

Vortex Solo 8x36 Monocular

Vortex Solo 8x36 Monocular SKU: S836-Vortex Optics

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well made. Great warranty. Clear glass. Good price. Fits very nicely on my pack for quick access.
Date published: 2024-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love My Bird Scope! I love my new bird scope! I used the scope for the first time to look for eagles here in northern New Mexico at the mid-year eagle count at a lake for the Army Corps of Engineers. Very good for distance and clarity. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2024-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Would buy again Quick shipment, good price. Excellent product for site-seeing.
Date published: 2023-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product Small, light, good glass. I use it for turkey hunting.
Date published: 2023-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Compact Monocular Monocular fits well in my hand. Viewing is bright and clear. The focusing ring is somewhat stiff but I imagine it may loosen up a little in time. It is compact and easily stores in a coat pocket. If you use the clip, it can be carried on a Molle loop on a backpack or attached to a pocket. It also comes with the Vortex Lifetime Warranty so if anything happens, mechanically, Vortex has you covered.
Date published: 2023-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great item It’s clear, quick to use and durable. It’s exactly what I wanted and the product is way better than the price.
Date published: 2022-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's a great compact monocular. Another reviewer recommended the 8 power lens instead of the 10 due to stability and I'm very happy with this monocular.
Date published: 2022-12-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Meh Bought this back in May for turkey season. Now using them for deer season and I am really disappointed with it. When using them with my glasses, everything looks smaller and farther away than with my naked eye. When used with my contacts, they seem ok but at the point my cheap binos work just as good if not better. Not worth the money for something that doesn’t really work. The glass is clear until u want to use them, fogs up when I bring them to my eyes. Not made for use in cool or cold weather. Might as well leave them at home.
Date published: 2022-11-26
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