A good quality binocular that offers a combination of price, size and performance is a wonderful travel companion. Celestron upclose G2 10x50 Porro binocular is at the forefront in this category. It is ideal for all types of use, be it terrestrial viewing, leisure or star gazing. It is one of the rare binocular models that offer the features of higher priced models without the high price tag. The compact size and stylish design make it ideal to carry anywhere. Also, the Celestron 71256 is lightweight and can be used for longer time periods.