Quantcast
Climber Recommendations


Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 30 of 34
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Fayetteville
    Posts
    911
    Likes
    1

    Climber Recommendations

    I'm looking for recommendations on climbers. I'm tired of lugging in my heavy as heck climber on my shoulder. I am looking for something that's light (less than 20lbs) and pretty comfortable. Doesn't have to be a lazy boy in the tree...

    I think the lone wolf hand climbers look pretty good. really like how slim they pack down to and how light they are. Anyone have anything bad to say about these?


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Farmington
    Posts
    5,994
    I have to have a rail around me ..I can relax much better .. I would be able to sit in one of those long ..


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Conway
    Posts
    3,901
    Likes
    9
    I really like my Summit, lightwght, and comfy. There are lighter stands, and the lone wolf definitely packs down slimmer, but I haven't used them personally. I'll prolly stick with summits, for no reason other than I know i can stay in em for hours comfortably, and have been in others that friends owned I wasn't so comfy in, and that's a biggy for me. If you end up getting the lone wolf, toss a review up here a few weeks after you get it, and let us all know what you think about it!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    NWA
    Posts
    10,184
    Likes
    2
    I've got a Lone Wolf Sit n Climb. I really like it, but there are definitely some others worth considering.
    In my opinion, nothing packs as well or goes on the tree as quiet as Lone Wolf.
    I'd like to see an X Stand.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Jonesboro, AR
    Posts
    12,174
    Likes
    10
    Summit!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Hot Springs
    Posts
    1,554
    Likes
    1

    Climber Recommendations

    Summit Viper or Goliath if you're a big boy. I've had my viper for 13 years and still love it!

  7. #7
    THExONE's Avatar
    THExONE is offline Moderator
    Deer Hunting
    2011-12 Deer Hunting Contest Winner
    2012-13 Deer Hunting Contest Winnerr
    2013-14 Deer Hunting Contest Winner
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Fayetteville
    Posts
    5,354
    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbshunter View Post
    I've got a Lone Wolf Sit n Climb. I really like it, but there are definitely some others worth considering.
    In my opinion, nothing packs as well or goes on the tree as quiet as Lone Wolf.
    I'd like to see an X Stand.
    I have looked at those x stands and thought about getting one. They look a little spooky though. I have a old API and it works fine. About time to retire it though.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Pope County AR
    Posts
    273

    Climber Recommendations

    I really like my summit open shot.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Indianola, MS
    Posts
    6,682
    http://www.summitstands.com/climbing.../specialist-sd
    This is next on my list. Summit Specialist SD. 14lbs and a nice sling seat. I've heard several complaints about the Lone Wolf hand climber being uncomfortable, and every Summit I've been has been more than comfortable.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Hot Springs or Shreveport
    Posts
    2,276
    Likes
    3
    I've got one of the Viper Elites. It weighs 16 lbs and has the sling seat. I like it a lot but its not perfect yet. Summits carrying straps are a pain in the neck...literally. I need some good pack straps to replace them with. The sling seat is not as comfortable as the original seat but it is acceptable since it packs so much better with this style. Another drawback that I plan on modifying is how the sling seat slides backwards when you stand. I know it's a good thing to have it do that but it moves way too easy.

    Its going to make a great stand after I fix these smaller issues.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    CENTRAL ARK
    Posts
    486

    Climber Recommendations

    Love my lone wolf sit and climb!!

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Sheridan
    Posts
    2,051
    Likes
    2

    Climber Recommendations

    Summit for sure.. I got the viper ultra

  13. #13
    cvan is offline Member
    '09 Spring Turkey Contest Team Winner
    2013-14 Bow Hunting Contest Winner
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Ouachita County
    Posts
    741
    I bought a Summit viper sd this year. I've used it several times already and the more i use it the more i like it. It's 16lbs instead of 14 since it has the bar around the front. It packs well and the sling seat is ok. It's not as comfortable as the normal Summit seats but it's fine with me. Got it for $249 at Hunter's Refuge during their sale in August. After hunting public land several times last year and doing a lot of walking, i needed a change also.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Ripley County, Missouri
    Posts
    1,277
    Likes
    3
    I have had an API Grand Slam Extreme Bowhunter for about 10 years now and I LOVE it!!! It is beat up, the paint is chipping off, the padding in the armrests has been worn off, the seat is getting threadbare, and the chains could use some new coating but it has seen many hundreds of hours of use. It is easy to put together,lightweight, and comfortable. I will be getting another one soon most likely.

  15. #15
    Its hard to beat the chains on my brothers api cuz you can just sling em around the tree and it makes it very easy to set up, i myself have a lone wolf and a summit 180 max. The summit is huge, lightweight and very comfortable, i love it for long sits. The lone wolf isnt as comfortable but its alot easier to shoot from, i find it easier to set up for a quick hunt in a new location but climbing is harder with the lone wolf. You cant really go wrong with any of these brands in my opinion

  16. #16
    Summit Viper. Aluminum. My cousin tried to save money by getting the metal (classic). That few pounds makes a difference. I can sit in mine all day. Comfortable.

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Fayetteville
    Posts
    911
    Likes
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by cropdustersteve View Post
    http://www.summitstands.com/climbing.../specialist-sd
    This is next on my list. Summit Specialist SD. 14lbs and a nice sling seat. I've heard several complaints about the Lone Wolf hand climber being uncomfortable, and every Summit I've been has been more than comfortable.
    Good to know.

  18. #18
    buck n duck is offline Super Member
    2012 Turkey Hunting Contest Winner
    2013-14 Bow Hunting Contest Winner
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    White County
    Posts
    1,199
    Likes
    1
    sorry to hijack but all of you guys that use summit vipers, do you put your seat as high as it goes or as low as it goes. I recently got one and really can't get comfortable in it because my knees are hitting the front rail

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    South Arkansas
    Posts
    27
    I use a Summit Goliath and love it. It is very comfortable and I can sit all day if needed.

  20. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by cropdustersteve View Post
    http://www.summitstands.com/climbing.../specialist-sd
    This is next on my list. Summit Specialist SD. 14lbs and a nice sling seat. I've heard several complaints about the Lone Wolf hand climber being uncomfortable, and every Summit I've been has been more than comfortable.
    I had not seen this summit until now. This will be my next climber for sure. I have almost bought the lone wolf hand climber a dozen times but the seat has kept me from spending that much on it every time. I have an API grandslam extreme that I love and will never part with, but I want superlight climber for my long walks. The X stand sucks, I thought it was a complete piece of junk and got my money back the very next morning. The lone wold sit n climb doesnt really save me much weight, I like the summit openshot but I like this one a lot better with the sling style seat.

  21. #21
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    NW Arkansas
    Posts
    451
    Quote Originally Posted by BowFreak View Post
    I really like my Summit, lightwght, and comfy. There are lighter stands, and the lone wolf definitely packs down slimmer, but I haven't used them personally. I'll prolly stick with summits, for no reason other than I know i can stay in em for hours comfortably, and have been in others that friends owned I wasn't so comfy in, and that's a biggy for me. If you end up getting the lone wolf, toss a review up here a few weeks after you get it, and let us all know what you think about it!
    Ditto. Viper is the best/most comfortable I have used.

  22. #22
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Hazen
    Posts
    3,970
    API and Summit are both good stands. I got an API now i bought for $100. Redone the heat shrink and put 3/4 clear vynal hose on it for extra protection and paint job. Jus got Hazemore seat on it and new shoulder straps. I spent few extra dollars to fix it up. Can't see buying a 300.00 stand. Find a good used one and save the money... JMO

  23. #23
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Garland Co.
    Posts
    321
    I have an API Crusader that folds flat and weighs 22lbs. and rated for 300lbs. It's brand new only been in a tree twice. I'll sell it for 150$ pm me if interested.

  24. #24
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Alexander, Saline County
    Posts
    9,875
    Likes
    27
    Quote Originally Posted by geslayton View Post
    I have had an API Grand Slam Extreme Bowhunter for about 10 years now and I LOVE it!!! It is beat up, the paint is chipping off, the padding in the armrests has been worn off, the seat is getting threadbare, and the chains could use some new coating but it has seen many hundreds of hours of use. It is easy to put together,lightweight, and comfortable. I will be getting another one soon most likely.
    Yep!! x2

  25. #25
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Conway
    Posts
    3,901
    Likes
    9
    Quote Originally Posted by buck n duck View Post
    sorry to hijack but all of you guys that use summit vipers, do you put your seat as high as it goes or as low as it goes. I recently got one and really can't get comfortable in it because my knees are hitting the front rail
    I cross my straps to put the seat right up at the rail high, then bring my lower platform up to get comfy for feet. I was too low to be comfy and still shoot, until johnf told me to hook the strap from the left to the right front and back. That got the seat high enough for a sitting shot if it is out in front or to my good side.

  26. #26
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Perry Co.
    Posts
    10,633
    I've heard good things about the tree walker, but I can't see spending money when I've already got a stand I like. I started setting my stand up like bowfreak said a few years ago. I drop it down all the way for gun hunting then I can use the rail for a gun rest.

  27. #27
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Conway, AR
    Posts
    110
    I have had two Ol' Mans for a very long time and can highly recommend them...never had to replace anything on either of them and they have been used hard.

  28. #28
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    jasper ar
    Posts
    601
    Summit all the way!!

  29. #29
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    sheridan,ar
    Posts
    398
    Quote Originally Posted by stevefulmer View Post
    I have had two Ol' Mans for a very long time and can highly recommend them...never had to replace anything on either of them and they have been used hard.
    X2. The new ol'man drone looks awesome.

  30. #30
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    North Arkansas
    Posts
    1,858
    I've got a Lone Wolf hand climber and a wide sit and climb. They are both awesome. Very light, packable, and quiet. The hand climber is very light. The hand climber is uncomfortable for long sits IMO. I do use it when hiking in long distances and sitting for 3 or 4 hours. Longer than that and I take my sit and climb.


Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •