SWAROVSKI OPTIK NORTH AMERICA, a subsidiary of the Austrian based company, announces that their SLC 15×56 binocular has been selected as one of Field & Stream magazine’s “Best of the Best” for 2014. Given out annually, Field & Stream’s “Best of the Best” is awarded to the best new products in the hunting and shooting market, and is considered one of the industry’s top awards.

Each year the editors at Field & Stream review new products and innovations and choose the top performing items for inclusion in the annual “Best of The Best” round-up. Field & Stream test-team members rigorously test each item during a process dubbed the “Field & Stream Torture Tests.” Products are shot, bent, driven, dropped, and generally abused. Anything that falters is immediately eliminated. Beyond surviving the torture tests, winning products are ultimately selected based on significance of the innovation, the quality of the design, and the value they bring to outdoorsmen. Selection criteria vary, depending upon the category, but all of the winning products share one characteristic: excellence in their field.

Thomas McIntyre, field tester for this award, said, “When you look at the performance of the SLC 15×56 mm, it’s not easy to outperform this binocular. SWAROVSKI OPTIK is famed for products of incredible clarity and brightness, out to the edge of the image, the result of superb glass and coatings. The ergonomics and firm feel of the retractable eyecups and center focus wheel makes it an excellent choice for ridge to ridge glassing…or scanning a sendero in first or last light, it’s the one.” 

“When we introduce a new binocular to market, there is always excitement about the product itself and how it will be embraced by our customers. Our SLC 15×56 is a very special product and we are very proud of the performance we have achieved. It is a wonderful complement to receive this prestigious award from Field and Stream,” said Albert Wannenmacher, SWAROVSKI OPTIK NORTH AMERICA CEO.

The SLC 15×56 provides exceptional quality, ruggedness, and reliability that has been proven in all hunting conditions and is the best choice for hunting and finding game in the toughest environments. Hunting at dawn and dusk and over long distances poses particular challenges for both hunters and technology. However, these binoculars stand out thanks to their excellent HD optics for twilight use. The SLC 15×56 will be featured in Field & Stream’s “Best of the Best” September 2014 issue.

To view SWAROVSKI OPTIK’s SLC 15×56 and all other Best of the Best Award Winners, visit: http://www.fieldandstream.com/articles/2014/08/best-of-the-best-2014-guns-bows-atvs-and-hunting-gear



Dean J. Capuano, Director of Communications
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