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MNBearhunter 09-16-2008 10:36 PM

Tree Saddle questions/comments
 
Hey everyone, I was wondering if anyone on this forum has ever used a tree saddle? I will be doing most of my bow hunting in public land this year where you cannot leave a portable up overnight (someone would probably steal it anyway...) so if anyone has ever used one or seen one used i'd like to hear your comments

Colorado Rick 09-16-2008 10:54 PM

Yeah... I wanna read that too... got my curiosity going.

Hoosier Huntress 09-24-2008 12:19 PM

yes I have used this product :(:(
stick with a traditional treestand system

YorkArcher 09-24-2008 12:36 PM

I would think your legs would hurt after awhile...

Not to mention loosing bloodflow to our legs...

HurricaneCreek 09-24-2008 06:32 PM

I've not used this one, but I do use the TreeSuit which is a similar product. I hunt private property and have "permanent" stands placed but the TreeSuit is great if you need to move discreetly and fast. I also take it along with me (as my only stand) on out of state trips. I've never had a problem sitting for extended periods.

Roemer 09-24-2008 11:24 PM

Ouch!

Those seem like they would be uncomfortable!
I have always utilized public ground, especally when travelling.
After using a traditional hang-on and a generous distance of climbing sticks, you get really good at hanging them and taking them down. Not to mention getting in great shape packing them in and out.

MNBearhunter 09-25-2008 09:44 PM

thanks for the input guys!

GSPKurt 11-08-2008 08:55 PM

Look here for some good input...

http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showthread.php?t=777916

bakerb 01-07-2009 03:07 PM

I just bought a Trophyline Tree Saddle and so far I really really like it.

I have a Lone Wolf Climber, a Lone Wolf Hang-on, 6 Lone Wolf Climbing sticks, and about a dozen other assorted hang-ons that I leave out year round on the private ground I hunt.

In my opinion they all have their place.

I prefer to pre-hang a hang-on in January or February, and it's always there. But I use the Lone Wolf climber for going into areas where I know there are straight trees. I use the Lone Wolf hang-on and sticks for going into areas where I either know there aren't straight limbless trees, or I've never been in there before. But I gotta tell you, a Lone Wolf hang-on, plus 6 Lone Wolf sticks, plus bow, plus pack with rattling antlers and extra clothes. . . equals aching back and shoulders

I plan to prep multiple trees for the tree saddle (I can't afford 20 more treestands right now), and I can use the saddle to go in lightly and hunt those areas. Likewise, it will be one more tool for my arsenal when I go into an area where I haven't already prepped a tree or hung a treestand. The saddle, plus pack with gear and clothes, plus Lone Wolf sticks is considerably lighter, and I can attach the saddle and sticks to my Badlands pack which carries everything comfortably

I've hunted out of it twice now, and so far I've been really comfortable. From everything I've read, it is important to get the right size or it will pinch and rub in places. Best advice is to call Trophyline before buying and ask what size you should get.

Bake

Grnmtn 01-16-2009 03:49 PM

I have been using them for three seasons now. They work excellently for hanging fix postion stands and are good for running and gunning or hunting in areas you want to leave little sign of being there. They are like every other stand system out there. Each has it's benifits and draw backs. There isn't the pinch guys like to speak of with line man style rigs. Unless you leave your wallet in your back pocket. They are based more like a parachute harnessing your back end in a big pocket. The straps you see that you step thru add support and additional saftey. They are not for every hunting set up. Even though you can hang behind the tree I don't use mine in open hardwoods unless I am rifle hunting. I do love it during archery season when there is some foilage to cover some of your shifting motion. Trees you couldn't get another stand to hang on it they rock.


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