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I'm looking to buy me a climber for this year and I was wondering what brand ya'll use and like. I've been looking at the Summit,are they good ones? Any info would be helpful.
 

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I bought a Summit Bushmaster this year. It's inexpensive, light, comfortable, easy to use and climbs a tree like a squirrel.
 

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i have an ol' man and love it. I think any of the big name brands will be fine. Just watch out for the weight when you start looking at the climbing stands at walmart.
 

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I'm looking to buy me a climber for this year and I was wondering what brand ya'll use and like. I've been looking at the Summit,are they good ones? Any info would be helpful.
I looked long and hard to find a safe climber. I settled on the Tree Lounge. It is not only safe but very comfortable. To fall out it, you would have to jump out. It takes a little practice to use it well and safe, but is the best I've ever seen. Good for old folks too as you can take a snooze if you need one. I have the bow platform and gun holders on mine. I am scared of heights, but feel completely safe in it. It has never shifted or slipped once on me. We lost a club member this year with the foot straps type of stand. I will not use one of those. Be safe and hunt well.
 

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Lots of good ones out there to choose from I have a old warren and sweat that if it ever wears out I might buy another brand but dang its nice for a big feller- has aircraft cables and a seat with a back and headrest- you can actually sleep pretty comfortable in it without worry! But I dont recommend that:smack: Mine is alil heavier than most but straps to your back and aint too bad I will sacrifice a lil weight for the added comfort!
 

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I think the best climbing stand varies depending on how you're going to use it.
If you're hunting private land where you might leave it on a tree or not have to pack it far, just about any will do. I have a Grand Ol' Man that I love for that type of use.
If you're planning on packing in long distances on rough public land, spend the extra $ and get a Lone Wolf. I got one this year and love it. It packs slim and quiet, and it goes on and off a tree quiet.
 

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I have the summitt bushmaster and its great packs real tight and carrys quiet. I also have an ole man and its real comfortable.
 

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I use a "Grand ol'Man" climber and I really like it. It is rated to 400 lbs. so it is sturdy and a little larger that the ol'Man model.

I also like it because I can replace the arm pins with padlocks and not have to worry so much about the stand being stolen if I decide to leave it on the tree. Also my stand is 14 years old and has seen a lot of use, but still in good shape. :thumb:
 

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I think the best climbing stand varies depending on how you're going to use it.
If you're hunting private land where you might leave it on a tree or not have to pack it far, just about any will do. I have a Grand Ol' Man that I love for that type of use.
If you're planning on packing in long distances on rough public land, spend the extra $ and get a Lone Wolf. I got one this year and love it. It packs slim and quiet, and it goes on and off a tree quiet.
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Yep, is best to think about how you are going to use before deciding on which one.

Thats why it is best to have a couple. Lone wolf for packing in and short hunts, summit for all day hunts and comfort.
 

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Yep, is best to think about how you are going to use before deciding on which one.

Thats why it is best to have a couple. Lone wolf for packing in and short hunts, summit for all day hunts and comfort.
The Summit Bushmaster weighs a pound less than the Lone Wolf, though.
 

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Just looked at it, not a bad looking stand.
I like the lone wolf cause it folds flat and is real easy to tote around when you get in the thick stuff. My summit is a beast to haul around in the woods, sure is comfortable to sit in though.
 

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Just looked at it, not a bad looking stand.
I like the lone wolf cause it folds flat and is real easy to tote around when you get in the thick stuff. My summit is a beast to haul around in the woods, sure is comfortable to sit in though.
Yeah, I usually put the cables in the footrest to keep them from snagging on stuff when I'm going in or out.:thumb:
 

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I've never used a Summit, but the thing that sold me on the Lone Wolf is how quiet it goes on the stand. I almost always fumble a pin on my Ol Man, and it clanks against the metal of the stand.
 

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I looked long and hard to find a safe climber. I settled on the Tree Lounge. It is not only safe but very comfortable. To fall out it, you would have to jump out. It takes a little practice to use it well and safe, but is the best I've ever seen. Good for old folks too as you can take a snooze if you need one. I have the bow platform and gun holders on mine. I am scared of heights, but feel completely safe in it. It has never shifted or slipped once on me. We lost a club member this year with the foot straps type of stand. I will not use one of those. Be safe and hunt well.
i agree with rainbow, i love my tree lounge. i can sleep better in it than just about anywhere:biggrin: i have spent alot of days in it from before daylight until dark with no problems:biggrin:
 

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I bought a Hunters View climber 2 years ago and really like it.:thumb: It weighs 27 pounds but I like it very much. I done my own camo job on it and it looks very good and blends in with hardwoods very well also. It is also very comfortable. Retail about $125
 

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I use a summit viper. Very comfortable and easy to set up. Get a stand with some sort of sling style seat. The ones with platforms with foam get really uncomfortable a lot faster than you think. I've got another stand that has one. It sits in the storage building unless one of my nephew's call needing a stand.:biggrin:

Whatever you get, I would get a good safety harness and wear it any time you are off the ground.
 
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