Rated 4 out of 5 by storm torch Dollar for dollar a superb tree stand
After using this stand in the 2012 gun season, it is hard to imagine that DSG or the manufacturer make a profit on selling these as I was shocked to see how well built this stand is and the features you get for the price. I am 5'11" 165 lbs. and I have sciatic nerve problems. My back issues is what led my to purchase a ladder stand. In the past I have used a Lone Wolf standard stand and a climber stand from a manufacturer of which I don't recall. This is the most comfortable and functional stand I have owned. Throughout the day, I was able to sit, stand and put one knee on the seat. Having the back issues I do, sitting/standing in a static position is bad news. This stand was exactly what I needed to continue enjoying hunting from a stand.
A person with average or better mechanical ability should have no problem assembling it, you just need to read the instructions thoroughly. It also helps to have an extra set of hands to assemble. Overall it is well constructed and the seat included is pretty comfy. The padded cover on the shooter's bar is also very nice.
The only negative I would cite is the criss-cross stability straps. To really secure the stand we needed to attach a short ratchet strap to the criss-cross straps to get it firmly secured. Once we did, the stand was rock solid. Bear in mind the cost of the stand plus a ratchet strap. Still a great value IMO. It also includes a full safety harness. It does take 2-3 people to install the stand on the tree safely.
Overall very satisfied with the product and the purchase. Strongly suggest this to any hunter as a semi-permanent deer stand. For the price, you really can't go wrong. It exceeded my expectations.
Be safe and happy hunting!
November 17, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Frank you get what you pay for
For $79, what can you expect. A: less than the after season $60 stand I got 3 yrs ago. Compared to that one, this one is cheaper: 3-piece gun rest wobbley (loose joints). 1/4" Gap between uprights and foot platform (had to add bushings to get rid of wiggle/noise). Ladder flexes under tension of the straps (granted, I use more than it comes with, but no different than the other one which does not flex).
To top it off, the directions have an error; one steps says to do it one way, another step says or shows the opposite ("inside" vs. "outside" of tabs). I called the hotline #; they said they would have to call me back. Have not heard from them (that was a month ago.) An error I understand. Not following up with it unaccepatable.
December 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hunter Good stand for better price
This was my first stand that i bought and set up. Got it on sale for $80 so was a little skeptical. Turns out to exceed expetations and looking for years of hunting out of it. The folding seat is very helpful smart idea. love it!
November 27, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by ME. Lobsterman all around good deal
I think the stand is a good buy. I plan to purchase another the next time I am in the store. It's not the greatest stand out there,but at that price point you cant go wrong.
November 24, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by reg Very comfortable product
Love this stand with the full foot platform. I plan on purchasing a second one on sale.
Seat cushion prevents seat from folding completely up, still this does not impead you from standing or turning
November 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Medic Good stand for the money
I have 3 of these stands and they are very comfortable compared to a couple other brand names that I have also used. This last one was a little challenging to put together because the frame of the ladder must have been off because the holes and piece didn't line up. However, overall it is a good stand!
November 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by JoeD This is a comfortable and stable stand.
Flip seat and arm rests are great. The ratchet strap is convenient and secure.
November 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rob A product
Excellent and very comfortable. Took about 30 min to assembly. The seat fold up so you stand with plenty of room. And the seat cushion keeps you comfortable to stay for longer!
November 19, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by LDub aweaome value
Great value. Got it on sale for $80. Easy to set up. Same quality as stands twice the price.
November 19, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Dennycakes Good value for the cost
This stand is exactly as the manufacturer describes it. Very pleased with my purchase and overall value is is very good considering the competitive pricing.
November 19, 2013