Portable tree stands

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  1. Bowhunter728

    Bowhunter728 Weekend Warrior

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    As the title appears, what does everybody use for portable tree stands. I’ve looked at a few already and really like the Summit Viper series.

    I know there are a few others out there as well. Just wanted insight on what’s out there, And if I should look at other ones as well.
     
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    Can't go wrong with the summit viper sd.

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    I have an open shot and I like it. If I were to do it over again, I’d get a lock on and sticks. You’re limited to certain trees that are claimable with a climber. Sticks can be spaced in between branches and on crooked trees
     
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    I like all the stuff from Hawk, cant go wrong with summit. Im at a point where the least amount of stuff I carry the better. Ill take. Cheap lock on to leave in a tree and a good lightweight set of climbing sticks any day.

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    drslyr Weekend Warrior

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    If your going climber the lone wolf is the only way to go.
     
  6. Bowhunter728

    Bowhunter728 Weekend Warrior

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    I actually have one of those on my amazon list as well as the summit.
     
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    I've had the Viper for about 15 years. I love this stand. Usually when I'm scouting I'm looking at trees too, so I know ahead of time what I'm going to use. I also have two Millenniums a 100 and a 150 and I use the Millenniem 20' stick with them. I'm 65 years old and I lug them thru the woods so can you , I think the comforts worth it. My Viper I use for stealth in and out, the Millenniems I cable to the trees and leave them for a time sometimes the season. If I can only choose one it would be the Viper.
     
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    I'm in my 60's as well and have an XOP Vanish and a set of Hawk Helium climbing sticks. Easy to carry and easy to set up.

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    Another one for Lone Wolf climber. It's tough to beat the way it folds flat and it's sturdiness. I also pick my trees during summer scouting trips. No one ever knows where you hunt and it's easy to make short moves to hone in on deer trails that you might not move sticks and a stand for.

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    I’ve used a Lone Wolf Assault for the past 8 years. It’s the perfect stand for my run and gun style hunting. Not the greatest for all day sits.
    I picked up a Viper off eBay that you guy used once. I’ll use it for all day sits now that I’ve got more time on the weekends. It’s heavier and bulkier than the LW, but I think it’ll be worth the trouble for the comfort.
     
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    Hogs need lovin too Weekend Warrior

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    I got the Viper Summit SD last year and its great. I carry it in and out of each hunt and it can be a little cumbersome (my walk is usually 1-2 miles tops), but its so damn comfortable I like to get to my spot extra early so I can sleep before sunrise lol.

    All my research on this topic last year led me to Lone Wolf vs. Viper Summit. My conclusion was comfort vs. packability. I chose comfort.
     
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    I use a Lone Wolf Assault with Lone Wolf climbing sticks. I’ve been able to get in out of spots quietly and quickly. My old summit climber was extremely comfortable but heavier and louder. I definitely prefer the hang and hunt approach better
     
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    Summit makes a great stand. I'm partial to
    I agree. I've been using my LW sit and climb for the last 15 years, yes 15 years, and zero issues. Did put the XL belts on it though. Summit makes a great stand, I just prefer LW. As far as quiet goes, NO STAND is quieter!
     
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    Pretty much this^^ Comfort Vs. Packability/portability/silence.

    I had a summit viper for ten plus years with all the extra add-ons from thirdhand archery, haz-more seat, Treestand transport system.
    The summit's comfort was unmatched and made me a very comfortable hunter.

    I also had two Lonewolf assaults hang on w/ LW sticks. LW allowed me to hunt anywhere, almost any tree. It made me a better hunter.

    80% of the time, I chose comfort to make my hunt more enjoyable.
     
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    I have a summit Viper, three Lone Wolf climbing stands, and the Lone Wolf hang on and sticks. I prefer the summit most of the time for comfort. When I need to get in a tight spot I take my Lone Wolf hand climber or sit and climb. But for all around it is summit for me because I can stay in the tree longer and it is more enjoyable.


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    I use a summit open shot exclusively, every hunt.
     
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    Comfy and light!
     
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    I do some pretty suburban deer hunting as well as hunting some WMA's up here, so I like being mobile. I have a Muddy hang on with Muddy Aerolite sticks and absolutley love the set up. I feel it is more comfortable and less expensive than the Lone Wolf, although I believe its slightly heavier. I prefer this to a climber just because I am not restricted as much as far as which tree I pick for my hunt and I feel I get set up slightly quieter than I do with my climber

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