GECO Gold 10x50 binoculars: practical test by a professional hunter

GECO binoculars are basically divided into 2 series: the GECO and GECO Gold product lines. While binoculars of the GECO line are high-quality entry-level models, the optics of the GECO Gold line play in the premium class. However, both lines amaze with extremely low prices in their comparable equipment and quality classes.

With a total length of 175 mm the GECO Gold 10x50 binoculars offer a 10x magnification and a 50 mm objective lens diameter. Very high performance and quality are found in the observation optic, that impresses with its simple and elegant design

The completely black binoculars housing is made of magnesium. This high-quality material combines maximum ruggedness and minimum weight and is very comfortable to use. The high-quality aluminum eyepieces also contribute to the low weight and comfortable handling of the GECO Gold 10x50.

GECO Gold 10x50 binoculars for long distance observation
The GECO Gold 10x50 is ideal for observing and spotting game at long ranges. At 1000 m the binoculars offer a field of view of 103 m. 

GECO Gold 10x50 binoculars: ergonomics and practicality

The special ergonomics also immediately catch the eye: the slim design of the lenses is completed by a compact, high-quality coated microbridge. Diopter adjustment can be made with the central focusing knob. 

GECO Gold 10x50 binoculars close-up
With the GECO Gold 10x50, effective design and high-quality materials combined with unlimited ruggedness ensure that the binoculars are lightweight.

Like all GECO binoculars, the GECO Gold 10x50 is characterized by high user-friendliness and a fast and simple handling. Whether for raised hide hunting, driven hunt, stalking or demanding nature observation – the GECO Gold 10x50 binoculars are ideally suited for a wide range of applications.

But especially for stalking, the low weight of the binoculars – just 33.8 oz/960 g – ensures better mobility to the hunter.

This is where the lightweight construction of the GECO Gold binoculars pays off thanks to high-quality materials and makes a noticeable difference to the hunter's comfort on the hunting ground. The binoculars are therefore absolutely practical.

GECO Gold 10x50 Binoculars: a bright field of view

During the practical test in early summer, the glass showed what it's made of. The GECO Gold 10x50 delivers an extended, very good field of view for optimal observation. At 1000 m it is 103 m. The exit pupil is 5 mm, the close focus is 3 m. This makes the GECO Gold 10x50 suitable for safe observation and game spotting even at longer ranges.

Hunters with GECO Gold 10x50 binoculars in low light conditions 
Even in the most adverse lighting conditions, the GECO Gold 10x50 binoculars deliver a surprisingly bright and sharp image.

In the field, the impressive performance of the GECO Gold 10x50 also became apparent. The use of HD glass together with the most modern multi-coating makes the binoculars immediately noticeable with their pin-sharp vision. No wonder, because GECO achieves optical top values for transmission, field of view, edge definition, close focus and color fidelity with its Gold line.

GECObright is the name given by the manufacturer to the property of its lenses that even in the worst light conditions still provide high transmission. Even in advanced twilight, GECO Gold optic still delivers amazingly bright, sharp and high-contrast images

GECO Gold 10x50 Binoculars: workmanship and features

Despite the low weight and optical brightness of the binoculars, there is no need to compromise on their robustness. The HD binoculars score points with their absolute scratch resistance.

GECO Gold 10x50 binoculars in practical test with professional hunter and hunting instructor Sascha Schmitt
Professional hunter Sascha Schmitt has made very good experiences with the GECO Gold 10x50 and is enthusiastic about the price-performance ratio.

By means of the hydrophobic coating – called GECOdrop – GECO Gold binoculars are protected against dirt and water. We were not able to see water fog or drops on the optics after drying. So you are prepared for all weather conditions in daily hunting use throughout the year. 

As with all binoculars from the manufacturer, the GECO Gold 10x50 is equipped with a tripod connection and a hard-shell carrying case for safe transport.

The particularly high quality and reliability of the GECO Gold optics is also reflected in the manufacturer's warranty: GECO offers a full 10 years guarantee for its binoculars.

GECO Gold 10x50 binoculars specs

Model:GECO Gold 10x50 
Objective Lens Diameter:50 mm
Exit Pupil:
5 mm
Field of View at 1000 m:103 m
Close Focus:
3 m
Light Transmission:91 %
Dimensions:6.88 x 5.31 x 2,52 in (175 x 135 x 64 mm)
33.8 oz/960 g
1249 euro

The recommended retail price for the GECO Gold 10x50 is 1249 euro. For the quality offered, this is really an extremely fair price-performance ratio.

GECO Gold 10x50 binoculars: wrap-up

Not just quality and workmanship of the GECO Gold 10x50 binoculars is top class, but also their price-performance ratio. Here you get a lot of features for a reasonable price.

Whoever makes high demands on binoculars and at the same time has a very fair price in mind will find the GECO Gold 10x50 an ideal companion for hunting as well as nature observation.

Sascha Schmitt is a professional hunter as well as district hunting master and hunting school director of the nature and hunting Schloss Lüdersburg school in Lüneburg, Lower Saxony (Germany). For our practical test he took the GECO Gold 10x50 binoculars to the hunting ground. There the binoculars impressed him all along the line: "As a professional hunter, I can say in conclusion that you are definitely well advised to use these binoculars.”

Further information about the GECO and GECO Gold binoculars can be found directly on the manufacturer's website.

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