Climbing tree standsconsist of two pieces...The platform and the hand climber or seat section. Your feet lock into the platform and you climb the tree by securing the upper portion and then pulling up the platform with your legs. You then raise the upper section again and pull your feet up again. It is very simple to master with a little practice.
Climbers are very versatile. You can change your position in the tree in seconds and the height of the seat is infinitely adjustable. These are my favorite tree stands, mainly because they are so comfortable. The more comfortable that you are...The longer you will stay in the tree.
These are not the same climbing tree stands that your father used to hunt from. Todays climbers are rock solid and safe. I hunt more than 200 hours a year out of my climbers and I have never had one slip.
Hang on treestands are semi permanent, meaning that they are left in the tree and accessed either from screw in steps or climbing sticks. They take a little more time to set up than say, a climber, but once they are in the tree, they are easy to get in and out of quietly and can be left in the tree all season.
Hang on treestands offer versatility as far as tree selection is concerned. The tree does not have to be perfectly straight and these stands can be attached to a wider range of tree sizes.
These stands come with either a strap or chain to attach them to the tree. I prefer to add at least one ratchet strap for a more solid connection to the tree.