So far the new Companion CLs have been giving me great results. I've taken them to Michigan camping, the Florida Springs camping, the beach on numerous trips, the hammocks, the local parks, Lake Okeechobee, and out to the agricultural fields. Each time they have been easy to use, light to carry, and given me nice looks at not only the bird life but also the interesting features of the landscape. Yesterday I used them on the beach to watch a hang-glider come sailing down the shoreline. Then I passed them to my friend to see her lifer Sandwich Tern. These little bins are perfect for traveling.