Remember the original Pro Series from Hunter Safety System? You’re not alone. Introduced in 2005, the Pro Series quickly became a favorite of treestand hunters — so much so that Hunter Safety System recently announced it will be introducing an updated version of that popular harness this year in response to customer requests.
“Our customers have been asking for us to bring the Pro Series back to the line,” said Jerry Wydner, president of HSS. “We wanted to make sure we had a much better version with more bells and whistles, and we wanted to bring it to market at an even lower cost.”
More bells and whistles? Hunter Safety System certainly delivered there, although because it’s HSS all those bells and whistles are purposeful. The new Pro Series offers new features and lighter, high-tech
materials. For example, the new Pro Series weighs just 2.9 pounds — that’s 40 percent lighter than its predecessor. The harness sheds weight by utilizing a lightweight interlocking fabric in the front and high-tech ventilating mesh on the back and shoulder areas. It also features Hunter Safety System’s remarkable ElimiShield scent-control technology, which uses proprietary nanotechnology to kill bacteria, mildew and other odor producers for the life of the harness.
The 2018 Pro Series boasts a number of pockets — two zippered chest pockets and six gear pockets — as well as bino/rangefinder straps and a major industry first: a charging port specifically for phones and flashlights. Now, hunters on stand can simply plug their phones into this special port to recharge so they can play Candy Crush keep updated on changing weather conditions, etc.
The Pro Series comes with sound-dampening buckles, deer drag, suspension relief strap and Lineman’s Climbing Strap. Available in S/M, L/XL and 2X/3X, the Pro Series comes in Realtree Edge and Mossy Oak Bottom Land Classic.
Oh, and that lower cost thing? HSS delivered on that, too. The 2018 Pro Series retails for $140 — 15 percent less than the original version.
Kind of hard not to be excited about an old favorite getting some major upgrades and an even better price. Look for the new Pro Series this spring.