Introduction to Maven Optics
The name Maven comes from a shared interest the founders had in the book The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell (2000). Gladwell discusses how mavens drive brand momentum in his book, and when one of the founders suggested that the group use the name for their newly formed brand, everyone unanimously agreed.
Since then, Maven has expanded its product line to include spotting scopes, rangefinders, and rifle scopes. Every product is designed with the same commitment to quality, value and performance.
Where are Maven Scopes made?
Maven Scopes parts are sourced from various suppliers around the world. These suppliers have been carefully selected to provide the highest quality components, ensuring that all of the finished products adhere to the strict standards of the company. The parts are then manufactured and assembled in Maven’s own factories located in the United States, Japan & the Phillippines.
For the S, B, and RS Series optics, Maven uses premium Japanese components. The S Series and B Series are assembled in a military standard (MIL-SPEC) facility in San Diego, and then shipped to Maven headquarters in Lander, Wyoming, where they are inspected and tested for quality assurance. Each batch of RS Series and C Series is assembled in Japan, and then shipped to Maven headquarters for sample testing.
Here is a great video giving a sneak peek inside the amazing Lander facility courtesy Wyoming James.
The History of Maven
Founded in 2013 by Brendon Weaver, Mike Lilygren, and Cade Maestas, Maven was the culmination of decades-long experience in the outdoor industry. After seeing product after product being lowered in quality by price points stipulated by retailers, the three decided to strike out on their own. With their combined experience, relationships, and industry knowledge, they set out to build an optics company that revolved around quality and high performance above price point.
If you are interested in their word class spotting scopes, read this article on spotting scopes used by the military
Also Read: Maven 2 Spotting Scope review
What do we think of them?
We asked our resident hunter, Stephen Fitzgerald, who owns a Maven spotting scope including the fantastic CS1.
I have been hunting for over 60 years and have used dozens of spotting scopes in my time. Recently I had the pleasure of testing the Maven Spotting Scope CS1.
The Maven Spotting Scope CS1 offers a lot of features that make it an attractive choice for hunters. The lens is large and coated with a durable, scratch-resistant coating to help protect against dust and moisture.
The scope also features a built-in sunshade and a tripod mount which makes it easy to set up and take down. The spotting scope is lightweight and easy to carry around, making it great for long trips. The image quality of the Maven Spotting Scope CS1 is excellent.
The sharpness and clarity of the image is unmatched, and the excellent color reproduction makes it easy to identify animals. The scope also has a wide field of view, making it easy to spot game in the distance.
However, there are some drawbacks to the Maven Spotting Scope CS1. The focusing mechanism is a bit clunky and can be difficult to use. The scope also lacks some features that other spotting scopes have, such as image stabilization and night vision capabilities.
The price is also on the higher end of the spectrum, making it difficult for some hunters to afford. Overall, the Maven Spotting Scope CS1 is an excellent choice for hunters. The image quality is superb and the lightweight design makes it easy to carry around. The drawbacks are minor, and the price is reasonable considering the quality of the scope. If you are looking for a spotter that you can rely on, the Maven Spotting Scope CS1 is a great choice.”
An optics enthusiast – I love bird watching as well as wildlife. Originally from South Africa, I moved to the UK at a young age. I love reviewing the latest binoculars as well as traveling. I work as a comms consultant during the day. My plan is to travel across the world so building up to that goal.