I just rediscovered my ultralight backpacking monocular, great for watching wildlife or checking out landscape in the distance. Even looking for lost companions.
I bought it some years ago in my quest to go lightweight and noticed an updated model recently at Out of This World, a local store in Mendocino, California where I live.
It’s doubles as a spotting scope and magnifying glass.
Made by Nikon, the 6 x 15 power optical marvel has a 9x magnifier, is 3.25 inches long, 2 inches wide and weighs just 1.7 ounces.
You can hang it around your neck and you hardly even notice it. You can also easily use it one-handed.
Be safe. Be light. Be one with the pack.