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    Treestand Transport System (TTS)

    Has anyone used one of these yet. I have purchased a BowBat from GamePlan Gear and was at there website today and saw the Treestand Transport System. I'm thinking of buying ones these for my climber...looks pretty sweet. Any feedback guys?



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    A comfortable, padded harness for carrying literally any treestand to and from the woods. A universal strap connection system allows virtually any treestand to be ‘clicked’ onto the harness. Features durable, reinforced stitching and a fully-adjustable Sternum Strap and Hip-Belt. Features REALTREE ‘AP’ All-purpose pattern.
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    from what i have heard, the waist belt has been sitting on peoples stomachs instead of their waste making it uncomfortable. there was a guy a few weeks back that posted some pictures and it didnt look to be so comfortable. i just purchased a molle harness off ebay for like $30 and a lot of people on here swear by them
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    i posted the thread a while back...and it just didnt fit me.

    the pack is very well made...just not for me and a treestand!! i kept it for carrying my Double Bull.

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    I have one. I really havent used it yet since my season doesnt come in until Oct. 18th It feels very comfortable to me. I have the API Grandslam or something like that and it fits it very well. When I first installed it I was having the same problem with the hip belt on my gut instead of my hips. I made a few adjustments and now it sits right where it needs to. I would say that the weight is pretty much even between my shoulders and the hip belt. I do know that it is 100% better than the thin little straps that came on my stand. Those things were BRUTAL! If you have a big belly it probably wouldnt work real well since the hip belt sits about where your regular belt is and it would dig in. But, if your skinny and ripped like me it should work fine Kidding on the ripped part
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    I ordered one for my lone wolf and it just came in the mail yesterday so I don't have too much real use with it yet. What I can say is that it is very well made and simple to connect to your stand. What I also like, and I didn't realize this until I got it, is that you can buy additional straps to put on multiple stands so that all you have to do is unhook the backpack from one stand and hook it onto the other- takes about 15 seconds.

    I will agree with the other posters as well that felt that the hip belt might ride a little high. However, I slapped the thing together in about 2 minutes and threw it on my back so I really haven't taken any time to play with the adjustments. (as an fyi- I'm also a fairly small guy at 5-10, 165lbs. not sure it this matters though)

    My two cents.

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    I've had mine for a few weeks now, very easy to install on my LW. As far as comfort , the thing rocks!! It takes a little adjusting, but I can't see why anybody couldn't make it comfy, theres litterally about 8-12 inches of adjustment in each attatchment, I can make it ride on my hips or sinch it up tight to ride higher, but, I too am skinny and ripped just like flinginairos. I havn't hunted with it yet either so there may be undiscovered problems, none so far though.
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    Just bought a molle system on ebay. works great.
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    I just ordered one of these, I thought for the price it has to be better than the straps that come with the stand. I was going to order the one you are talking about but I have spent too much allready this year.
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    I put my treestand on at the truck, or should I say treesaddle.
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    I received mine about 2 weeks ago. I think it beats the molly I brought last year. The neatest thing is I ordered the extra straps. The hip thing you guys are talking about can be adjusted to ride on the hips.

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    Thumbs down Do not purchase this product

    I know it looks good but let me tell you after one tenth of a mile on it's maiden trip into the woods and it literally fell apart!

    First let me say that besides hunting I enjoy backpacking. Backpackers know that to travel in comfort with a heavy load you need to let your legs do all the work and that means a sturdy padded hip belt.

    This "pack" had lots of promise out of the box but in the field it's flaws became very evident. First the belt, it is comprised of three panels. Each panel is stiched all the way around and then sewn to back panel. The stiching is where it failed (as in bridge collapse...Failure). The reason the belt failed is that the weight was being transferred to the top of the belt creating torque or twist that the stiching then had to endure. Once the stiching gave way (on both sides) it began to seperate allowing the load to move down my back rather than being supported. It only stoped when the shoulder straps took the load putting all the weight back on my shoulders which is what I was trying to avoid by puchasing this product. Ie no comfort!

    In my opinion, I don't think they ever did any product testing on this thing or it would have never made it to production. Its either that or the Chinese made some "improvements" to the initial design.

    With some engineering adjustments and a beefed up belt it could work, heck I would have been happy to pay more had it worked as good as it looked in the pictures.

    Save your money, it will fail. Failure is built into the design of this product.
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    too late...i already purchased it. the guy who designs these (Mike) lives 15 mins. away from me so i guess if i have any problems i will be paying him a visit. i purchased a bowbat directly off of him last year and yet to have any problems. i'll cross my fingers, but my buddy just bought one of these and he loves it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bone2bWild View Post
    I know it looks good but let me tell you after one tenth of a mile on it's maiden trip into the woods and it literally fell apart!

    First let me say that besides hunting I enjoy backpacking. Backpackers know that to travel in comfort with a heavy load you need to let your legs do all the work and that means a sturdy padded hip belt.

    This "pack" had lots of promise out of the box but in the field it's flaws became very evident. First the belt, it is comprised of three panels. Each panel is stiched all the way around and then sewn to back panel. The stiching is where it failed (as in bridge collapse...Failure). The reason the belt failed is that the weight was being transferred to the top of the belt creating torque or twist that the stiching then had to endure. Once the stiching gave way (on both sides) it began to seperate allowing the load to move down my back rather than being supported. It only stoped when the shoulder straps took the load putting all the weight back on my shoulders which is what I was trying to avoid by puchasing this product. Ie no comfort!

    In my opinion, I don't think they ever did any product testing on this thing or it would have never made it to production. Its either that or the Chinese made some "improvements" to the initial design.

    With some engineering adjustments and a beefed up belt it could work, heck I would have been happy to pay more had it worked as good as it looked in the pictures.

    Save your money, it will fail. Failure is built into the design of this product.

    Rest easy brother ....Mike will hook you up, He is a good man and stands by his product, I have just about all he produces and it is quality.

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    Tts

    I have used mine 4 times this week hanging stands and it still looks like it did out of the package. I had a cheap heavy lock on and climbing sticks tied to it yesterday with no problems. Best $40 I've spent in a while.
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    Hey Bone2bWild ...I got some time to spending looking over the TTS and what you said happened just doesn't add up...... Can you take some pics and post them so we can get a look ?

    Looks pretty well constructed to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John 6 View Post
    Hey Bone2bWild ...I got some time to spending looking over the TTS and what you said happened just doesn't add up...... Can you take some pics and post them so we can get a look ?

    Looks pretty well constructed to me.
    i think you should post some pictures on how to adjust the pack to sit on your hips!!

    i could get the waist belt on my hips...but the pads would no longer be on my shoulders!!

    Mike is a great guy...and stands b his product...great company...but this product has some flaws
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    Pictures coming

    First let me say that this truely is a breakthrough product created for one purpose, namely to get a treestand deep into the woods in comfort. I have been waiting for a product like this for some time. My excitment was hard to contain that day and quickly evaporated as the load went comfortably from my hips to my shoulders.

    I was probably loaded to about 35 to 40 pounds with my stand, climbing rails, and a daypack with my safety harness thrown over the top. Had it been colder it would have weight at least 10 pounds more with food, clothing, calls, optics, etc.

    I did send their company a direct email as I am selfishly interested in the success of a product like this. Mike did get back to me quickly. I have pics of the failure that I will post. I need to get an SD Card to get them off my cell phone and will get one soon.

    Just so you don't think I'm some sort of crackpot. I studied and worked as an engineer for several years. I left engineering because of all the travel, and now work as a Category Manager for a food broker in the food industry. I love food, and my current position has me doing data analysis for the purposes of item assortment and product placement. Sort of a cool mix of engineering and marketing. I enjoy it anyway.

    I didn't notice the design flaw on first inspection. The problem was with the load bearing attachment straps on the bottom. Where they attach to the panel they were only sewn to the back piece of fabric rather than all the way through to the front. Gravity is pulling down on the straps and the hip belt is holding it all up. Those forces caused the torque. It was the seams that had to handle all those forces and they simply weren't up to the challenge. Since the attachment straps weren't connected to the belt or the front panel it all went south untill the load was on my shoulders.

    I'm sure Mike is a great guy but this design fell very short of its mark. I can tell you that with improvements I will be the first to buy the TTS 2.0. Because I have'nt seen anything else out there I would want to try. I looked at the Rigg Itt but it looked like the load would end up too low and end up banging the back of my leggs with every step making way too much noise.

    So for this season I'm going to have to dig my old backpacking belt back out of the trash. Pictures to come. Good hunting to you all this season.
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    TTS Failure Images

    Ok, here are the images. You can clearly see I wasn't carrying that much of a load. I also neglected to get a photo of the other side of the hip belt that was also ripped.

    Decide for yourself...
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    I bought one of these for $35 at the local military surplus store.

    Just used heavy duty zip ties to strap it on the Lone Wolf hand climber.

    Works like a charm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bone2bWild View Post
    Ok, here are the images. You can clearly see I wasn't carrying that much of a load. I also neglected to get a photo of the other side of the hip belt that was also ripped.

    Decide for yourself...
    Not that much of a load??? If you consider that not much of a load, I'd sure hate to see a load. I dont know what you expected but maybe you should of contacted the company to see what they could do for you before you go and tear their product apart. Maybe you just got a defected one, there can always be a bad one out of a group. I know Mike and he's a stand up guy and would have taken care of you. All it takes is a phone call. Most people will stand behind their products and I know Game Plan Gear does. Obviously you didnt give him a chance and instead just started bashing.

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    I'll have to agree with Tribute on this one. I tested the TTS out today on my climber and it worked flawlessly. It looks like you had about 50+ lbs hooked on there. This product is a steal at $40. You really should have contacted Mike before posting on this sight (along with others ). Mike is a stand up guy and bends over backwards for his customers...I can personally vouch for that. So before you explain to us about your engineering background and your expertise in whatever field you were talking about, maybe you should step back and think about what you are saying before you start bashing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tribute2007 View Post
    Not that much of a load??? If you consider that not much of a load, I'd sure hate to see a load. I dont know what you expected but maybe you should of contacted the company to see what they could do for you before you go and tear their product apart. Maybe you just got a defected one, there can always be a bad one out of a group. I know Mike and he's a stand up guy and would have taken care of you. All it takes is a phone call. Most people will stand behind their products and I know Game Plan Gear does. Obviously you didnt give him a chance and instead just started bashing.
    Look, this product was new and clearly untested. If carrying my steps and a safety harness are outside the load capacity... I'm sorry I kind of needed them both and wont sacrafice either on an inadequately designed product. I also could have gone into the differnces between static and dynamic loading but didn't want make peoples eyes bleed

    You guys act like I said a bad word about your mother. I'm sure Mike is a fine upstanding guy who stands behind his product. In fact he was quite intersted in the photos. Since it was made in China, maybe th factory over there too some short cuts all I know is it doesn't work for true field conditions. I'm sure he'll get it right in the TTS 2.0 And when he does I want one because your're right at $40 it's a steal.

    In the mean time, I'll gladly bash any product that deserves it no matter who the company owner is friends with and I hope you all do the same. We need honest reviews in real life conditions.

    As far as the bad apple theory goes, I considered that but upon examination of the failure it became clear to me it was the design and they would all fail in exactly the same manner. So no I just got my money back from Cabelas and sent Mike an email about the failure, my suggestions for improving the product, and later the above images.

    Mike is clearly on the right track with a truly innovative product it just also happens to have a design flaw.
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    I picked up a MOLLE harness on ebay for $25. I hooked it up to my API Bowhunter and it works great. I dont know what your old straps are like but the API's were terrible. Attached is the link below.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Summit-Climbing-...QQcmdZViewItem

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    I can't believe the flack this guy is getting for posting pictures of a product that failed. Maybe he did get a "bad" one but why not let us look at the pictures and decide for ourselfs. I'm getting sick of turning the computer on every day and seeing stories about all this junk coming out of china. Yesterday it was baby formula killing babies.
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    Any more field reports on how well this is working in the field ? I'm leaning on getting this product and could use a little more convincing. my load will consist of a LW alpha assaul , 3 LW climbing sticks and a small pack

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