Having a good optic at hand when out walking is something I always consider before heading out.

Finding the ideal optic for your adventures can be challenging when working within a budget. This is where the Silva Pocket Scope comes in.

The Silva Pocket Scope is fairly small with it measuring only 82mm long with a weight of a tiny 46 grams. The body of the scope is finished with a light rubberised coating which helps the scope achieve a IPX6 rating which is a surprising rating for a scope that costs so very little (between £10 to £15 GBP). Having a IPX6 rating means that the scope should be able to cope with heavy splashing and rain without issue.

Optical performance

The scope is optically rated at 7×18 and utilises a BAK4 prism which means that it is capable of 7x magnification with a 18mm lens and this provides a 60m field of view with very little distortion which is more than adequate for use in a woodland environment. The focus bezel is simple and operates very smoothly making the scope capable of being operated one handed.


The Silva Pocket Scope is supplied with a small nylon belt pouch and cleaning cloth both of which are of good quality. Storing the scope in its pouch is a good idea as it does not have lens caps so when it is  sitting in your pocket it is kept relatively dust free by the pouch.


Having used this scope while walking through the Scottish hills, I have found it to be an excellent addition to by EDC (every day carry) gear. It is small, tough and performs very well optically. It packs a punch!

Silva Pocket Scope - Review

Overall Design - 9
Image Quality - 8
Value for Money - 9



It is small, tough and performs very well optically. It packs a punch!


Weight: 46 grams
Optics: 7×18 – BAK4 prism
IPX Rating: 6
Available From: Amazon

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