Alaska Guide Creations Sizing Guide

Please read through the notes below and reach out to us if you have any questions regarding sizing for your specific binoculars.

Note that personal preference for how snug, or loose, the binoculars fit in the pack plays a big role for pack selection. The recommended sizes are based on optics protection, ease of access to the binoculars, published dimensions of the optics manufacturers, our experience, and the experience/feedback of our customers.

  • Rangefinding Binoculars - most popular rangefinding binoculars that are 8-10x fit best in the Classic or Classic Max due to the thickness and design of the body of the optic.
  • Roof Prism vs. Porro Prism - most popular binoculars produced today are roof prism binoculars. Our packs are designed specifically for roof prism binoculars. Some Porro Prism binoculars still fit in our packs, but almost all require the Denali due to their extreme width. If you are unsure which type you have, please refer to the image below, or contact us for assistance. We have had many customers that still use our packs with Porro Prism binoculars, but some require them to be placed in the Denali pack sideways to allow them to fit. The Denali, to our knowledge, is the largest binocular pack on the market today.  
  • Adjustable Height - the Kiss, Kodiak Cub, Hybrid, Classic, and Denali all have adjustable lids due to the hook and bungee closure design. The height listed for each style has flexibility up to 3/4" if your optics are borderline too tall or if you run your binoculars with the eyecups extended, but this will make for a tighter fit. 
  • Measuring Your Binoculars - prior to measuring the length, width, and depth of your binoculars be sure to adjust them to the position you use them to fit your eyes, including extending the eyecups if that is how you run them in the field.

    - LENGTH - distance from the eyecups of the binoculars to the objective lens end.

    - WIDTH - distance from the widest edge of each objective lens to the other, or any spot on the optic that is wider than the end of the objective lenses.

    - Depth - thickness of the binoculars at the largest location. It is best to measure this by laying your binoculars on a smooth surface and measuring from the surface to the highest point.
  • Max Pocket Option - the Max pocket option is available on all models besides the Denali.  This is an extra pocket at the bottom of the pack, but it does not increase the main compartment size that will hold your binoculars.

  • KISS, Hybrid, Kodiak Cub, KISS Max, Hybrid Max, and Kodiak Cub Max -
         Bino Dimensions up to 6.5" Long x 6" Wide x 3" Deep

  • Alaska Classic and Alaska Classic Max - Bino Dimensions up to 7.25" Long x 6.5" Wide x 3.5" Deep

  • Denali - Bino Dimensions up to 8.5" Long x 7" Wide x 4" Deep

  • Below is an image to reference Roof Prism vs. Porro Prism styles of binoculars as well as a table of popular models with manufacturer dimensions and pack size recommendations.
BrandModelLength (in)Width (in)Recommended Pack Family
VortexViper HD 8x42, 10x42
5.60
4.90RAVUS, Hybrid, Kodiak Cub (including MAX models)
VortexFury HD 5000 10x42
5.754.90RAVUS, Alaska Classic (including MAX model)
VortexRazor HD 8x42, 10x42
5.905.10RAVUS, Hybrid, Kodiak Cub (including MAX models)
VortexRazor HD 10x50, 12x50
6.805.10RAVUS, Hybrid, Kodiak Cub (including MAX models)
VortexViper HD 10x50, 12x50
6.505.10RAVUS, Hybrid, Kodiak Cub (including MAX models)
VortexRanger HD 10x50
6.705.20RAVUS, Alaska Classic (including MAX model)
VortexRazor UHD 8x42, 10x42
7.005.20RAVUS, Alaska Classic (including MAX model)
VortexKaibab HD 18x56
7.705.60Denali
VortexRazor UHD 12x50
7.605.70Denali
VortexVulture HD 15x56
7.605.80Denali
VortexFury HD 10x42
5.755.80RAVUS, Alaska Classic (including MAX model)
VortexRazor UHD 18x56
8.305.90Denali
VortexDiamondback HD (28, 32, 42)
5.706.10RAVUS, Hybrid, Kodiak Cub (including MAX models)
VortexDiamondback HD (50)
6.605.10RAVUS, Alaska Classic (including MAX model)
VortexDiamondback HD (56)
7.105.30Denali
VortexFury HD 5000 / 5000 AB 10x42
5.805.30RAVUS, Alaska Classic (including MAX model)
SwarovskiSLC 8x42, 10x42 WB
5.90
4.70
RAVUS, Hybrid, Kodiak Cub (including MAX models)
SwarovskiEL 8x32, 10x32 WB
5.30
5.00
RAVUS, Hybrid, Kodiak Cub (including MAX models)
SwarovskiEL 8.5x42, 10x42 WB
6.30
5.20
RAVUS, Hybrid, Kodiak Cub (including MAX models)
SwarovskiEL 10x50, 12x50 WB
6.80
5.20
RAVUS, Alaska Classic (including MAX model)
SwarovskiEL Range 8x42, 10x42 WB
6.50
5.40
RAVUS, Alaska Classic (including MAX model)
SwarovskiSLC 15x56 WB
7.56
5.55
Denali
SwarovskiNL Pure 8x32, 10x32
5.70
5.10
RAVUS, Hybrid, Kodiak Cub (including MAX models)
SwarovskiNL Pure 8x42, 10x42, 12x42
6.20
5.10
RAVUS, Hybrid, Kodiak Cub (including MAX models)
Leica
Trinovid HD – 8x32,42 / 10x32,42
5.10
4.60
RAVUS, Hybrid, Kodiak Cub (including MAX models)
Leica
Ultravid Plus – 8x32 / 10x32
5.10
4.60
RAVUS, Hybrid, Kodiak Cub (including MAX models)
Leica
Duovid - 8-12x42
6.20
4.70
RAVUS, Hybrid, Kodiak Cub (including MAX models)
Leica
Ultravid Plus – 7x42 / 8x42 / 10x42
5.75
4.75
RAVUS, Hybrid, Kodiak Cub (including MAX models)
Leica
Noctivid – 8x42 / 10x42
5.90
4.90
RAVUS, Hybrid, Kodiak Cub (including MAX models)
Leica
Ultravid Plus – 8x50 / 10x50 / 12x50
7.20
4.90
RAVUS, Alaska Classic (including MAX model)
Leica
Geovid R 8x42 / 10x42
6.80
4.90
RAVUS, Alaska Classic (including MAX model)
Leica
Geovid HD-B / HD-R 8 and 10x
7.00
4.90
RAVUS, Alaska Classic (including MAX model)
Leica
Duovid – 10-15x50
7.70
5.00
Denali
Leica
Geovid R 8x56
7.20
5.30
RAVUS, Alaska Classic (including MAX model)
Leica
Geovid R 15x56
8.30
5.30
Denali
Leica
Geovid 3200.COM 8x42
7.00
4.90
RAVUS, Alaska Classic (including MAX model)
Leica
Geovid 3200.COM 10x42
6.90
4.90
RAVUS, Alaska Classic (including MAX model)
Leica
Geovid 3200.COM 8x56
7.40
6.00
Denali
Sig SauerZ3 8x32, 10x32
5.40
NA
RAVUS, Hybrid, Kodiak Cub (including MAX models)
Sig SauerZ5 8x42, 10x42, 12x42
5.70
NA
RAVUS, Hybrid, Kodiak Cub (including MAX models)
Sig SauerZ7 8x42, 10x42
6.00
NA
RAVUS, Hybrid, Kodiak Cub (including MAX models)
Sig SauerZ5 12x50
6.60
NA
RAVUS, Alaska Classic (including MAX model)
Sig SauerZ7 12x50
6.80
NA
Alaska Classic (including MAX model)
Sig SauerZ9 9x45, 11x45
7.10
NA
RAVUS, Alaska Classic (including MAX model)
Sig SauerZ9 15x56
8.20
NA
Denali
Leupold
BX-1 All Models
NA
NA
RAVUS, Hybrid, Kodiak Cub (including MAX models)
LeupoldBX-2 8x32-10x32
4.50NA
RAVUS, Hybrid, Kodiak Cub (including MAX models)
LeupoldBX-4 8x32-10x3
4.80NA
RAVUS, Hybrid, Kodiak Cub (including MAX models)
LeupoldBX-4 8x42-10x42
5.60NA
RAVUS, Hybrid, Kodiak Cub (including MAX models)
LeupoldBX-2 8x42
6.00NA
RAVUS, Hybrid, Kodiak Cub (including MAX models)
LeupoldBX-2 10x42
6.20NARAVUS, Hybrid, Kodiak Cub (including MAX models)
LeupoldBX-2 10x50-12x50
6.50NARAVUS, Hybrid, Kodiak Cub (including MAX models)
LeupoldBX-4 10x50-12x50
6.60NARAVUS, Alaska Classic (including MAX model)
LeupoldBX-5 15x56
8.20NADenali
Maven
C2 7x28, 10x284.504.60RAVUS, Hybrid, Kodiak Cub (including MAX models)
Maven
B3 6x30, 8x30, 10x30
4.604.70RAVUS, Hybrid, Kodiak Cub (including MAX models)
Maven
B1 8x42, 10x42
6.205.00RAVUS, Hybrid, Kodiak Cub (including MAX models)
Maven
C1 8x42, 10x42, 12x42
5.005.70RAVUS, Hybrid, Kodiak Cub (including MAX models)
Maven
B2 7x45, 9x45, 11x45
7.105.70RAVUS, Alaska Classic (including MAX model)
Maven
C3 10x50, 12x50
5.306.60RAVUS, Alaska Classic (including MAX model)
Maven
B4, B5 10x56, 12x56, 15x56, 18x56
8.206.10Denali
Maven
C4 15x56, 18x56
7.75
5.78
Denali
Zeiss
Victory SF 8x42, 10x42
6.80
4.90
RAVUS, Alaska Classic (including MAX model)
Zeiss
Victory RF/HT 8x42, 10x42
6.50
5.10
RAVUS, Hybrid, Kodiak Cub (including MAX models)
Zeiss
Victory RF/HT 8x54, 10x54
7.60
5.60
Denali
Zeiss
Conquest HD 8x32, 10x32
4.90
4.50
RAVUS, Hybrid, Kodiak Cub (including MAX models)
Zeiss
Conquest HD 8x42, 10x42
6.50
4.70
RAVUS, Hybrid, Kodiak Cub (including MAX models)
Zeiss
Conquest HD 8x56, 10x56, 15x56
8.30
5.70
Denali
Zeiss
Terra ED 8x32, 10x32
4.90
4.60
RAVUS, Hybrid, Kodiak Cub (including MAX models)
Zeiss
Terra ED 8x42, 10x42
5.50
4.70
RAVUS, Hybrid, Kodiak Cub (including MAX models)
ZeissVictory SF 8x32, 10x326.004.40RAVUS, Alaska Classic (including MAX model)