I'm thinking on buying a climbing stand, but I'm not sure which ones are going to be worth my money. I'm looking for one that's easy to use and preferably comfortable. Please gimme some suggestions. Thanks :head:
If you will put your straps under the bar and attach the left to the right on front and back rather than the way it's designed then you'll sit up high on the stand and you'll be able to have the bottom of the stand higher. This makes it a lot easier to turn on the seat without making noise. Worked very well for me when bow hunting this year.I've got a Summit Viper and a bad back. I also have a treelounge. If you are looking for a light weight, easy to setup and climp stand that is very safe, and very cumfortable, I can personally vouch for the Summit Viper. I give it a sleight edge over the treelounge. IMO. It also depends on if you are going to use this stand as a bowhunting stand. I use mine for archery, but it is best suited for rifle or crossbow. I shoot in one position from the sitting position, all other shots require me to stand up, which is no big deal for me. I would probably go with the Summit Razor, which is also a sitdown climber, with a cumfortable Summit seat, and the sitdown climbing portion folds back under the seat for hunting, enabling more sitdown shooting options. My other choice would be the Ol man. It doesn't have as cumfortable of a seat as the Summit, but looks to be a very bowhunter/shooter friendly climber.