I got a Minox 8x16 monocular off of STP at a great price and for the first time, found a monocular that was worth carrying. Nothing like Swarovski EL 10x42 Binoculars (or even a decent set of compact Nikons), but they weren't $2,500 nor weigh 28 ounces.
3.6 ounces. I liked them enough that I eventually bought four and gave them to friends and family.
I'm not sure if they have the best prices, but Eagle Optics havs good prices, and LOTS of choices on their website.
It would be nice if someone did titanium binocs, lens shapes that minimized weight, etc.