Setting up to ambush even the wariest mature bucks is easier than ever with these cutting-edge stands.
Hawk Helium Pro Hang-on. If you’re a mobile hunter you need to consider this lightweight stand. Forged out of lightweight aluminum and weighing just 12 pounds, the Helium Pro ($209.99) combines comfort and mobility with a nicely affordable price. Comfortable day-long sits are possible with 3 inches of Hawk memory foam that forms to the body; you’ll also stay quiet with an ergonomic platform design that’s welded at all contact points and includes self-lubricating Teflon washers between metal-to-metal contact points. For ultimate stability the Helium Pro comes standard with included Tree-Digger teeth to bite and grip bark; optional use with the Hawk Cruzr Bracket makes hanging safe, quick and easy. Included is a 1-inch cinch strap, backpack straps and adjustable footrest. All Hawk stands are tested to TMA standards and include a full-body safety harness. Kuhnert’s Ambush Platform by Lone Wolf Custom Gear. Here’s the next level in treestand stealth and mobility. This new ultra-compact, ultralight platform (16.5×14.5 inches and just 4 pounds, 13 oz.) was designed for use with saddle-type systems for those who like to hang and hunt and travel deep into remote areas to hunt deer that see little if any hunting pressure. Built using American Made Metal with a Hammered Titanium finish, The Kuhnert’s Ambush ($299.99) can also act as a standard hang-on treestand for hardcore hunters who can do without a seat. Includes backpack straps.
Lone Wolf Custom Gear D’Acquisto Series Hang-On 1.0. Here’s the ultralight hang-on that has won the approval of hardcore hunters most everywhere. Constructed from 6061 American Made Metal and weighing in at just 8.1 pounds, this full-featured yet compact hang-on ($499.99) features in-stand grip points for effortless hanging, a patented Frame lock system for optional gear and game hauling, and a center support utility system that includes precise attachment ports for silent, effortless toting of climbing sticks. The svelte but roomy 27×19.5-inch platform combines with a 20-inch high, 10×12.5-inch seat for optimum stealth when moving in on cagey mature bucks; stand comes complete with seat cushion and shoulder straps.Summit Ledge XT Hang-On. Roomy. Safe. Affordable. That’s the new Ledge XT hang-on stand ($109.99) in a nutshell. It weighs in at 23 pounds and boasts an ultra-comfortable contoured mesh backrest and mesh seat, and a folding footrest to prevent leg fatigue. Comfort is further enhanced by the generous 30×24-inch platform that allows for even more foot room thanks to the stand’s dual post design that keeps the cables farther apart than on competitor’s stands, for maximum space. Extreme safety features include dual securing straps—a large buckle strap on top and a securing strap near the stand base. Setup is a breeze thanks to Summit’s Quick-attach straps for fast, secure hanging.Summit Viper SD Climber (Realtree Timber). For 2020 Summit paired its most-popular climber with Realtree camo, one of the most-effective camo patterns of all time, and that spells double-trouble for game animals everywhere. The Viper SD ($329.99) uses lightweight and strong aluminum construction that makes it so attractive to hardcore hunters. The padded backpack straps coupled with the upper and lower frames’ ability to pack tight against each other, allow for maximum portability no matter how far the distance. You’ll also find a suspended foam-padded seat with cushioned backrest and padded armrests; the closed front allows for simple sit-and-stand climbing and doubles as a gun and crossbow rest. The large 20”x36” aluminum platform offers plenty of foot space to stand up for a bow shot, too. The padded seat, rail and armrest are decorated in Realtree camo. summitstands.com.