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Backcountry Access - 10x Magnifying Loupe

Backcountry Access 10x Magnifying Loupe

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$13.96 Original price:$19.95
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    Tech Specs

    [base] metal, [lens] glass
    10 times
    1.57 x 1.25 x 0.4in
    Claimed Weight:
    Recommended Use:
    backcountry touring
    Manufacturer Warranty:
    1 year

    10x Magnifying Loupe

    Whether you're a backcountry enthusiast, in the midst of a Level II Avalanche course, or an on-duty patroller, rely on the Backcountry Access 10X Magnifying Loupe to give you a close up look at snow crystals and help you make informed decisions when you travel in avalanche terrain. This mini-sized, 10x loupe reveals microscopic views of crystal formation so you can observe, interpret, and make the most educated decisions possible.

    • Magnifying loupe lets you analyze snow like scientists while touring
    • Scratch-resistant lens magnifies 10 times
    • Folding metal base packs small

    Do yourself a favor and skip this loupe

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This loupe will provide clear 10x magnification in the controlled environment of your home. Take it out into the cold and wet backcountry and it will not.

    I experienced persistent fog and water smears with this thing, and it's extremely difficult to unfurl with any sort of glove on. It's also tiny and provides no way of focusing short of pulling the magnifier back on its hinge and manually changing the distance between it and the object being viewed (which is fine, but renders the millimeter measurements useless).

    I recommend a higher power magnification unit with an adjustable focus knob if snow crystal ID is your objective.

    Great little tool!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I've recently been more interested in really seeing the layers of snow in the pits that I dig. I bought this along with the BCA aluminum crystal card, it's super fun to see crystals up close and clear. The BCA access magnifying loupe seems pretty durable too, which I was not expecting!