They may be small in stature, but these compact designs stand tall when you need to pack in deep.
Millennium M7 Microlite. This compact little dude packs a big punch for hunters who want to go deep and pursue trophies far off the beaten path. Millennium’s lightest treestand, the aluminum M7 Microlite ($224.99) weighs in at just 8.5 pounds yet is rated to support 300 pounds. The M7 also accepts the CamLOCK Receiver system, so you can preset multiple stand locations, then quickly hang the M7 in the best spot for that day’s hunt. Platform measures 20.5 inches wide by 26 inches deep. Millennium M60U Ultralite Hang-On. Looking for a bit more room than the M7 Microlite, but still need a lightweight portable stand? Millennium’s M60U Ultralite ($256.99) has the same basic configuration as its popular M50, but is made with aluminum rather than steel—bringing its weight down to 13.5 pounds. The stand folds flat for packing through the woods (backpack-style straps are included), the seat and platform are adjustable, and once the stand is secured, bowhunters can fold the seat up for standing shots. Platform measures 24 inches wide by 33 inches deep.Muddy Remote Beacon Illuminator. No it’s not a new stand but it’s one of the coolest new treestand accessories of the year. The new Remote Beacon Illuminator ($39.99; $99.99/3-pack) uses a remote activated green LED designed to help locate a treestand or blind in the dark, and keep you safe. The unit activates with a simple push of the remote button; it can be turned on up to 300 yards out, allowing hunters and guides to quickly locate a treestand, blind or tower without spooking nearby game. Simple to install with no special tools needed, the Remote Beacon can double as a safety feature, by illuminating climbing steps. Available in a single pack, three pack and bulk 30 pack ($999.99); main unit is powered by four (4) “AA” batteries (included); remote is powered by a CR2032 battery.Hawk Helium Pro Hang-on. All mobile hunters 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.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. This compact ultralight hang-on has won the approval of hardcore hunters across the country. 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.