Tree Stands

Every experienced hunter knows how helpful tree stands are in helping them get an excellent vantage point for spotting their prey. Which is why we at Sumoshop.com strives to offer high quality stands meant for hunting. Our selection includes ladder stands, portable tree stands, deer hunting tree stands, and more.

If you’re into catching that big game more quickly and easily, you need to learn how you can choose the right stand. After all, the best hunting stand could spell a huge difference between getting a clean hit and allowing your prey to get away.

Product Types

There are three main types of tree stands which we’re going to discuss in this section. They are as follows: 

  • Climbing tree stand – this portable stand can be easily carried the same way you would with a backpack mainly due to their light weight often around 12 to 30 lbs. If you’re new to hunting, a climbing stand is a good choice for all the reasons stated above. The only problem is that you will need a straight tree with little or no branches at all to properly install your stand.
  • Hang-on stand – if you’re planning to go hunt in a dense forest, a hang-on stand is an ideal choice. Unlike a climbing stand, this type is recommended for use in trees that have a lot of branches. If you want to conceal yourself in a forest with a lot of trees, a hang-on stand is your best buddy.
  • Ladder stand – as the name suggests, a ladder stand is built with a ladder measuring 15 feet tall. It’s a good choice if you plan to carry more weight to your stand. It’s also ideal if you want to stay in a certain spot for long periods. This is actually a lot more like a hang-on stand, except that it comes with a ladder for easy climbing access. Compared to other stand types, setting up a ladder stand is also more time-consuming, not to mention it’s a lot heavier. 

Buying Guide

A tree stand offers extra comfort during waiting periods. With it, you can remain focused and comfortable at the same time as you wait for your prey. This is one reason why it’s one of the methods of choice by most experienced hunters. But how can you choose a good product?

1. Weight

A stand’s weight is an important factor to consider. Keep in mind that you will need to carry it with you to the forest, not to mention you need to set it up as well. But of course, you need to ensure that your chosen product is also durable and made of high quality material to support your weight.

2. Type

Depending on your preferences, and your chosen spot, you need to choose from one of the three types of stands as mentioned earlier. Each type has its own purpose, so it’s ideal to choose one that will suit your needs.

3. Weight capacity

Before you choose a product, make sure you keep in mind its total weight capacity. If you have to bring a lot of stuff with you, you need a stand that can withstand heavy load. Most stands in the market are capable of holding up to 300lbs.

4. Comfort

Stands are designed to offer comfort as you go hunting. Therefore, you need to pick a product that will provide you the comfort you need as you sit or stand up on your stand for several hours. It’s also a good decision to pick a stand that offers enough room for movement.

5. Safety

Most importantly, you need to consider a product with safety features. After all, you will need to set up your stand in a tree. You need a stand with a safety harness, along with a range of tools and tree accessory holders. A strong safety rail is recommended as well.

When setting up your tree stand, make sure you take note of some safety tips which include checking everything is secured and lock in place, securing your harness to the tree, and checking any weak points in your platform and harness.

Here at Sumoshop.com, we don’t just offer a selection of tree stands. We also ensure your safety by offering tools and accessories that will help secure your portable tree stand in place. What are you waiting for? Take a look at our products now!

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