5 Best Thermal Monoculars

A good thermal monocular can be an incredibly helpful tool at night. Whether for law enforcement, patrol, hunting, or recreational viewing, a thermal monocular can heighten your senses and keep you aware of your surroundings for hours on end. Whether you're looking for an affordable option or the highest quality and clarity on the market, MidwayUSA has you covered with a range of thermal monoculars from popular suppliers. Here is a list of our 5 Best Thermal Monoculars. You can view our entire Thermal Monocular offering here.


Burris BTC35 V2 Thermal Clip-On Black

The Burris BTC35 V2 Thermal Clip-On can be used either as a handheld thermal for scanning, finding targets, and blood tracking AND to convert your traditional rifle scope to a thermal scope in seconds using a quick disconnect adaptor. With 1, 2, and 4x digital zoom, 4 color palettes, picture-in-picture, stadiametric ranging, hot tracking, and brightness and contrast controls, the Clip-On can be customized to your exact hunting needs. The included cable even allows you to connect to an external battery so you don't have to stop for a low battery when the action is hot.


  • Real-time video streaming and photo capture capability
  • Remote control of numerous device settings
  • Next-gen IR imaging performance from 12μm pixel pitch sensor allows high performance with smaller, lighter objective lenses
  • Clear and crisp imaging with high performance 35mm F1.0 lens
  • 2x 16340 (RCR123) rechargeable batteries for ultimate performance in cold weather. Battery hot-swap capable
  • Can connect to external power bank via USB-C connection (USB-C Cable included)
  • GUI uses an intuitive menu navigation system combined with rotary knob hardware to make changes rapidly and get back to the action
  • Users can select between 10 unique and customizable reticles
  • Includes an accessory M1913 Picatinny rail
  • Robust 800G shutter for shockproof performance

About Burris

In 1971, Burris Optics was founded after design engineer Don Burris believed he could build a better riflescope than what was currently available in the market. In the beginning the company made rings, bases, and open sights, but Burris soon transitioned to sporting optics. The company’s first optic was a riflescope called the Burris Fullfield, which hit the market in 1975 and has grown to be an industry icon that is still manufactured today. Burris has since expanded their offering and supplies popular optics like the Burris FastFire, Burris RT6, Burris Eliminator, & Burris Oracle X. Burris now produces rifle scopes, red-dot sights, binoculars, spotting scopes, rangefinding archery sights, and a complete line of rings and bases all backed by the no questions asked Burris Forever Warranty. Every Burris product relies on nearly 50 years of optical engineering experience to offer a perfect combination of features and performance to ensure a successful hunt or day at the range.

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InfiRay Outdoor MH25 V2 Mini Thermal Helmet Mountable Monocular 25mm 640X480

The iRay MH25 is operated by an intuitive clearly labeled menu and user friendly rotary button. This one button operation has positive clicks with each selection and allows for quick and easy operation without having to search for any buttons in the dark. The InfiRay Outdoors Mini Series is a compact and light weight multi-function thermal imager that won't weigh you down. It’s unique design allows for seamless operation as a handheld monocular, or can easily transition to a helmet mount for hands-free use. The MH25 is powered by a 50Hz 12 um sensor and features next generation MATRIX III processing for an unmatched viewing experience. Standard features of the ML25 nclude manual focus lens, video out, HD display, Stadiametric rangefinder and picture-in-picture o guarantee you have everything at your fingertips.

  • Multi-functional 17 micron monocular
  • Helmet mountable
  • Blue tooth, picture-in-picture, and rechargeable 16650 batteries
  • 5 year warranty
  • 1,375 detection range
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Pulsar Axion 2 XQ35 Pro Thermal Monocular 2-8x Matte Black

Pulsar’s pocket-sized Axion 2 XQ35 Pro thermal monocular has received an upgrade. With a 384x288 microbolometer sensor boasting a highly refined thermal sensitivity of <25mK, the Axion 2 XQ35 Pro can detect more subtle changes in infrared heat from over 1400 yards away, resulting in unprecedented image quality. This is an excellent device for outdoor observation at any hour, even over longer distances. The Axion 2 XQ35 Pro’s clear, crisp field-of-view imaging is delivered via a pristine 640x400 AMOLED display.


With 2-8x magnification, along with built-in photo and video recording, Wi-Fi connectivity, a 16GB memory card and pocket-size design, the Axion 2 XQ35 Pro is a technological wonder. The Axion 2 is also supported by the Stream Vision 2 app, enabling shooters to record and preserve all their precious shooting memories, download firmware upgrades, wirelessly transfer files, and use a smartphone or tablet as a secondary display. Weighing a mere 0.6 lbs., the Axion 2 XQ35 Pro is made of a high-quality reinforced magnesium alloy that boasts IPX7 protection and operates in temperatures between -13F to 122F. Utilizing a Pulsar APS5 Li-ion battery, the Axion 2 XQ35 Pro operates for up to 11 hours.



  • <25mK NETD sensor
  • 384x288 Microbolometer
  • 1400+ yard detection range
  • 640x400 AMOLED display
  • Built-in photo and videorecording
  • Wi-Fi connectivity and Stream Vision 2 App Supported
  • 8 color palettes
  • IPX7 Fully Waterproof


About Pulsar

Pulsar has been an industry-leading optics brand with a rich heritage since its inception in 1991. With a dedication to innovation and cutting-edge technology, Pulsar Optics has revolutionized the optics market. Elevate your outdoor experiences with their top of the line thermal and night vision optics. We carry all of Pulsar’s top-selling products, including the Pulsar Digex C50 Digital Night Vision Riflescope, a night vision riflescope that pushes the boundaries of performance. For hunters, the Pulsar Thermion Duo DXP50 Multispectral Thermal Riflescope is a game-changer. The Pulsar Trail 2 LRF XP50 Riflescope features a laser rangefinder combined with impeccable image quality and a ballistic calculator, which guarantees precise long-range shots. The Pulsar Axion XM30F Thermal Monocular allows you to witness the invisible world in remarkable detail with its unrivaled thermal imaging technology. Trust Pulsar Optics to equip you with the tools you need to excel in your outdoor pursuits.

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ATN ODIN LT Compact Thermal Monocular Matte

The ATN ODIN LT has been completely redesigned from top to bottom. This thermal handheld scanner is lighter and ergonomically designed to be hand held or mounted to a helmet or headgear for observation. Slim and ergonomic, fits perfectly in your hand. Using Obsidian LT Core and Cutting-Edge sensors for sharp crisp images and extended range. Now you can use single use CR123A batteries or the optional rechargeable battery in this device. This is one tool you’ll want with you at all times. Recovery efforts will seem effortless, finding game will no longer be frustrating or hard to find. Search and Rescue operations will be quicker and more efficient!



  • Sensor Resolution: 640x480, 60 fps, 12 μm
  • Core: ATN Obsidian Core LT
  • Display Resolution: 1280x960 px
  • Color modes: White Hot / Black Hot
  • Battery life: (Li-ion): 2.5 Hrs (or Optional Rechargeable Battery with 5 Hrs of runtime)
  • Charging: USB, type C port is on the Optional Rechargeable Battery
  • IP rating: Weather resistant

About ATN

ATN was founded in 1995, and today is a leading Tech Optics company revolutionizing the Night Vision and Thermal industry. ATN is proud to be the market-leading manufacturer and developer of 4K Resolution Digital Smart Optics for Day and Night operation and Smart Thermal Imaging optics for ultimate Night Operations. ATN offers Night Vision, Thermal scopes, monoculars, and binoculars with the latest technology including popular offerings such as the ThOR along with a wide variety of accessories from thermal targets to integrated Bluetooth connectable ballistic rangefinders as well as industry-leading IR Illuminators. ATN optics are perfect for hunters, outdoor enthusiasts, the military, and law enforcement.

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AGM Taipan TM15-384 Thermal Monocular 1.5x 15mm 384x288 Resolution Matte Black

The Taipan handheld observational thermal monocular is equipped with a 384×288 infrared detector and a 1280×960 LCOS display. It supports functions of observation, highest temperature target tracking, distance measurement, Wi-Fi hotspot, and so on. The high-sensitivity built-in thermal detector provides you with clear view even in total darkness. The monocular is mainly applied to scenarios such as patrolling, law enforcement, searching and rescuing, drug enforcement, anti-smuggling, criminal seizing, hiking, travel, and hunting, etc.


  • 384x288 resolution, 12 μm, high sensitivity detector
  • Adaptive AGC, DDE, 3D DNR
  • 1280x960 resolution 0.4-inch LCOS display
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium battery
  • More than 7.5 hours continuous running
  • Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Type-C interface

What Customers Are Saying

This is a nice unit

Use this when training coon hounds you can look up a tree and find them pretty easily. You have to go through the different filters some work better than others depending on the situation
- Hound handler, 11/27/2022

About AGM

AGM Thermal is one of the fastest-growing Thermal & Night Vision manufacturers in the United States. They cover a wide range of thermal product categories, all of which are designed to provide hunters and outdoorsmen with specific solutions for their nighttime needs. The AGM Rattler thermal rifle scope is one of the most popular thermal rifle scopes on the market. AGM’s thermal scopes are built to be rugged and reliable and are designed to exceed expectations. Their night vision scopes, monoculars, scanners, and goggles are top-performing choices for professionals and enthusiasts alike. AGM offers creative, cutting-edge thermal and night vision products to a wide range of users, including, but not limited to hunters, outfitters, first responders, search and rescue organizations, and other general outdoor enthusiasts.

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