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Leupold PinCaddie 2 Rangefinder Review
If you are looking for a great entry-level laser rangefinder that is accurate, easy to use, durable and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, the Leupold PinCaddie 2 Rangefinder is what you have been hoping for. Its simple design makes it easy to use while still having all the most important features of the more expensive models. The PinCaddie is compact and easy to carry, making it easy to carry in your bag or in your front pocket for 18 holes. With its stylish red design, it is also something you will not be embarrassed to take out of your pocket.
With any rangefinder that is so affordably priced, one would expect to lose out on many of the benefits. However, the PinCaddie does all the main jobs one would need for a rangefinder, and does them well. It has a range of up to 300 yards and a 6x magnification.
This means that you can easily zoom in to locate the pin, and the laser will provide an accurate measurement over a long distance. A range of this distance may not blow anyone away, but the combination of that with a 6x zoom is nearly unheard of for a device of this size and that is this compact.
The simplicity of this model makes it incredibly easy to use and sets it apart from more overly complex rangefinders that are currently flooding the market. When all you need to do is measure the distance from the ball to the pin, you do not need unnecessary settings, features and annoyances getting in the way.
That is why the PinCaddie with only one button. You press the button to turn it on, hold it to zoom and press it again to get your measurement. There really is no need to overcomplicate things, and the folks at Leupold understand exactly what a golfer is looking for with a laser.
Another wonderful aspect of the PinCaddie is that it has a certain aesthetic appeal that is lacking in many mainstream rangefinders. It seems that the modern trend is to try and make the lasers look like some sort of mini jet engine. That is not the case with this model.
It has a certain simplicity to its design with the one button, compact box and black LCD display, but it is not just plain. The red color really makes this model stand apart from the competition without appearing like something so ridiculously complex. It also has a nice golf design on the upper side and black rubber around the sights.
The compact design is not only important for the looks of the device, but also in its practicality. So many other rangefinders are bulky with strange (and unnecessary) wing designs that make
them impossible to carry around easily. Not only does the PinCaddie fit easily in any extra pocket of your bag, it can also be easily carried in the front pocket of your pants for all 18 holes. It is easy to store, pull out, use and put away, making it the ideal rangefinder for an entry-level golfer who needs some help with measurements.
It is all these factors that combine to make the leupold PinCaddie 2 rangefinder one of the best values available. It is less expensive than most other laser rangefinders without losing out on any of the core benefits or accuracy. Leupold is usually known to make rangefinders for hunting use, but they have made some of the best golf lasers on the market since beginning over a decade ago.
- Very affordable without giving up any of the core features
- 300 yard measurements with a 6x zoom
- Simple, compact design is easy to carry and use
- Leupold is one of the most trusted brands of laser rangefinders
- One-button usage takes away any unnecessary confusion while trying to get measurements
- Known to be one of the most accurate rangefinders, with accuracy within one yard
- Lacks the “bells and whistles” of more expensive models
- No auto-stabilization
- One-button for all functions
- High-contrast LCD display
- Exclusive Pinhunter 2 Laser technology
- USGA 14-3 compliant
- Sleek, compact design
- Incredible accuracy
- Completely waterproof
- 6x zoom and accurate up to 300 yards
Normally, when something is said to be a “good value” that is insinuating that it is lacking many features of better models. That really is not the case with the PinCaddie 2. While it does not have some of the more advanced features of more expensive lasers, many of them are totally unnecessary for someone simply looking for an accurate measurement. It not only does precisely what a laser rangefinder is designed to do, it actually does it much better than many of its competitors at a very affordable price.