Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 135
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 5 out of 5 by Ruger's Buddy Good product for the price.
Bought several of these last year for our property and was pleasantly surprised by the quality for the price. Comfortable seat, easy to assemble (slight error in directions but easy to recover from) and installing in the field was a breeze. Bought several more this year to replace our old homemade wooden stands.
January 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Frank Great Treestand
This stand is easy to assemble, transport and easy to put in place on a tree. It is stable ,sturdy ,and the height is just right. Good price ,great value, and in my opinion the best Ladder Treestand on the market!
January 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Daddy-o Comfort and safety
Bought this ladder stand because of getting older I feel more comfortable climbing a manufactured ladder vs a 2x4 nailed to a tree, too access a comfortable and safe shooting platform vs a wood stand assembled between trees.
Instructions were incorrect about making sure tabs on inside vs outside. Luckily I did not tighten bolts until almost complete so it wasn't to big a deal to partially disassemble and correct assembly order of parts.
January 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bif Great Product
I have been hunting out of these stands for several years. Bought four more last year using the fourth just to and the ladder sections to add to the other three stand because I like to be up about 20 feet. I use them for primarily bow hunting so I leave the armrest and rail off. Bought them for 59 bucks on sale so figured for 20 bucks an extension was worth it ( had to cut the top one where it widens) any serious hunter would give 5 stars for the ease of set up and price alone, not to mention the full foot platform fold up seat and excellent harness. I hunt approximately 30-40 days year and usually sit for 10-11 hours a day in comfort. Add a roof for 30 bucks and your set. My son took a nice 8 pointer in October 2 hours after setting one up. Happy hunting and remember to pass on your knowledge to a kid.
January 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CTC Lookout Deluxe Ladder Treestand
Have a number of treestands and for the money the Lookout Ladder stand is well worth it.
January 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JaxVol Great stand for the price
Great stand for the price. Not too difficult to put together. Comfortable.
January 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jimmysnacks Love it
My kids bought me this for Christmas last year, replaced a hang on/climbing stick stand due to back problems. This stand was very comfortable, I could sit in it for a long time. I love that I can bowhunt and gun hunt out of it. I have asked for another one this year.
December 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by ScubaSteve Tree stand
Excellent value for the price. Toke 2 weeks to arrive. I'm sure if it wasn't the holiday season it would have been sooner. Very good on-line purchasing experience. I'll definitely be doing more with Dicks on-line.
December 13, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by jlmflys Great value for the price!
I shopped around looking for a latter stand that was safe and wouldn't break the budget. I even had a $100 gift card for another Sporting Goods store and shopped there for a latter stand and felt they where over priced. I stopped by Dick's and choose to go with this one. I assembled it in less then an hour. The instructions said to use three people to install the stand for safety. I didn't have any help and was able to install the stand myself with a little thoughtful planning. The only negative issue I have is the two piece stabilizer needs to be longer, not all trees are straight up and down. That being said, after some adjusting of the stands position I was able to make it work.
I have been bow hunting from this stand this season and and weigh over 200 lbs and I am very please with its height, comfort and stability. Rifle season just started and I hope to get the Big Buck!
December 11, 2013