Three Things to Consider Before Buying Microfiber Cloths for Hunting Optics

Keep the glass of your binoculars and spotting scope clean and smudge-free in the field so you can see what your companions might be missing.

hunter using binoculars
Before using a cloth on any optics, blow or brush large pieces of dirt or debris away or risk scratching your lenses.Elle Hughes

Microfiber cleaning cloths are true technological wonders. Made from two different materials (polyester and polyamide) spun together, the cloths have microscopic loops and bristles that scrub dirt safely from the most fragile surfaces. Then, instead of the crud scratching and smearing a glass surface, it’s channeled away through the tiny grooves formed in the weave. For cleaning scopes and binoculars, nothing works better, or easier, and it’s smart to carry one or more in your pack. When you’re ready to buy, here are three things to think about when it’s time to get a clearer view of things.

12 Pack Microfiber Cleaning Cloths - 6" x 7" Microfiber Glasses Cloth - Great for Cleaning Eyeglasses, Cell Phones, Screens, Lenses, Glasses, Screens and All Delicate Surface
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Microfiber cloths and towels come in a huge range of sizes, and for hunting optics, you don’t want a cloth designed for buffing your truck to a shine. Small 6x6-inch cloths have plenty of cleaning power for even the largest spotting scopes, but they’re still small enough to reach into the hard-to-reach areas around lens hoods and eyepieces to clean surfaces from edge to edge.

10 Pack Assorted Colors Microfiber Cleaning Cloths - 6" x 7" Microfiber Glasses Cloth - Great for Cleaning Eyeglasses, Cell Phones, Screens, Lenses, Glasses, Screens and All Delicate Surface
This product absorbs dust, oil, fingerprints, and dirt without chemicals.HOUSE AGAIN

Microfiber optic cloths are thinner than many other cleaning cloths, so don’t be turned off if you use a rather thin cloth. Thicker fabrics are better for absorbing water if you’re out in the rain or humid conditions, but you’ll always want a thin cloth handy. They don’t absorb as much water and can leave your lens more smudge-free than a thicker cloth.

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Some optic cloths are pre-moistened with a quick-drying chemical that will clean the dirtiest lenses. But even the best ones can tend to leave behind streaks and smudges. Use pre-moistened cloths to clean very dirty lenses after you blow away all sand and grit. Then polish with a microfiber cloth.

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