I am wondering what is out there in a pretty specific niche - I am looking for a decent zoom monocular. I am thinking of something in the range of 7x or 8x to an upper magnification of 15x or 20x. I know this starts to get into spotting scope territory, but I a thinking of a fairly compact monocular that is really portable and meant to be handheld.
It is for a kind of survival kit. My kids have collected a few things to put in their kits that have evolved over time, so I figure in could "kill two birds with with one stone" (no actual birds were harmed in this post) - they would get something that is hopefully useable optically, and they get a bit of kit for their kits.
I see fairly cheap monoculars on ebay, but I suspect they might be disappointing. Wondering if anyone knows of anything decent out there - especially at a lower price point.