I use my summit goliath most of the time. sometimes if I have enough cover I will use 3 short lone wolf sticks and a loc on I havent bought yet. lol I also have a 10 ft ladder thats fairly easy to move around. Might just use that. for safety you cant beat a ladder
the treesaddle, no question about it for me. About 3 pounds and you shoot all the way around the tree, hide behind the tree trunk, wash it to keep it scent free. One will last you a lifetime. No noise, no one can steal it, because it is always with you. Takes a little practice to learn to use it and be comfortable, then you are all set. All sorts of step options: screw in, rope on, strap on ladders, tree spikes, tree branches, etc.
Everyone has preferences though. 20 bowhunters, 20 opinions....haha. At least we live in America and can use whatever we like.
i love my lonewolf sticks four get me somewhere around 18-20 ft plenty high enough, but i to am still searching for a lightweight easy to set stand. ive been looking at the loc on's but apparently im to fat for the ones i like
For maximum portability and flexibility and minimal weight and setup time I would suggest to you my setup, which is a Tree Saddle for the 'tree stand' and Climbpaws for the tree steps. Folks who say the Tree Saddle is uncomfortable may not be using one of the proper size - mine is plenty comfortable.
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