Looking for info on night vision gear. It seems like a neat thing to have around “just in case”. The ability to see in the dark without a flashlight (I have plenty of those)
So to that end, I’m looking for something like a monocular or binocular that can be carried around in a pocket or bag. It doesn’t need to attach to a Crye or Team Wendy helmet (because I don’t have one) but if it does that’s not a negative. I don’t think I need or want a rifle-mounted NV scope, but if I’m wrong I’m open to being convinced.
My preliminary shopping around shows some as low as $100 and reaching into the thousands of dollars at the high-end. Some seemed geared towards hunting, some have magnification, various power sources. I did some googling for “best cheap night vision” and I see choices all over the map, and many review sites seem pretty dubious.
So can anyone with some experience point to an inexpensive (not “cheap junk”) entry into this market? What is the lowest price point where you can get something that doesn’t suck? What are the pros/cons of the various common features and why might I want one feature vs another? What are good brands to look at, and which ones to stay away from?
Maybe a quick primer on night-vision for anyone who follows after this who might be looking for a similar but different option.
Thanks to anyone who sees this!