New Treestands and Blinds for Fall


Summit / The Vine

The Vine ladder stand ($300) from Summit is turning heads right and left thanks to its patent-pending curved design that better blends into the environment — what Summit calls “engineered concealment.” The Vine boasts a large, weather-resistant mesh seat and backrest, a built-in footrest and padded armrest. A roomy platform measures 24 x 25 ½ inches, and the stand weighs 95 pounds and can hold up to 300 pounds. A two-person Vine ladder stand ($380) is also available.

For more information, visit www.summitstands.com or call (800) 353-0634.

Millennium / M360 Revolution

The Millennium M360 Revolution captured a lot of attention at the ATA Show — and for good reason. This unique treestand offers a swiveling seat for a 360-degree view. That gives the user a full range of motion and clear sight lines. The M360 features a 40-inch platform and a foldable ComfortMAX seat for easy standing shots, and the SilentHunt design ensures a stealthy sit. Like other Millennium stands, the M360 comes with the SafeLink, a 35-foot safety line with Prusik knot and carabiner.

For more information, visit www.millenniumstands.com or call (601) 932-5832.

Big Game / Boss Lite

Bowhunters looking for a lightweight stand to pack into the field will love the Big Game Boss Lite. Weighing in at just 15 pounds, this hang-on stand features a flip-back, removable, sling-style seat and sturdy steel construction. The platform measures 20 x 27 inches, and the seat is 14 inches wide and 8 inches deep. The Boss Lite folds flat for portability and storage.

For more information, visit www.biggametreestands.com or call (844) 745-7723.

Advanced Take-Down Treestands / Take-Down s2

Advanced Take-Down Treestands offers innovative treestands like the Take-Down s2 ($250), which takes Advanced’s patented three-piece design and packs it into a cost-effective model. The s2 features a 32×22-inch platform and a removable seat cushion. New for 2017 from Advanced is the Lock-Down. This ratchet strap/stainless-steel locking cable hybrid allows the user to secure a hang-on or ladder stand tightly to the tree. An integrated keyed locking mechanism discourages theft.

For more information, visit www.advancedtreestands.com or call(870) 725-204.

Muddy Outdoors / Sky Rise

Comfort, safety and utility meet in the Sky Rise from Muddy Outdoors. This two-person ladder stand reaches 20 feet and offers a double rail ladder for extra stability as you climb. Once you’re in the stand, the Flex-Tek zero-gravity seat boasts an ergonomic design to keep you comfortable no matter how long it takes for Mr. Big to appear, and with no foam or fabric, this seat is extremely durable. The Sky Rise also features a padded, flip-back shooting rail, quiet D-Force expanded metal, a specialty texture for a non-slip grip, nylon washers to prevent metal-on-metal contact and four durable bolted ladder sections to prevent noise.

For more information, visit www.gomuddy.com or call (844) 745-7723.

Hawk / Sasquatch

Hawk (810-626-3026; www.hawkhunting.com) certainly took the expression “Go big or go home” to heart this year, producing what it dubs its biggest and strongest stand to date. The Sasquatch ($280) offers the XXL MeshComfort Seat, which is large enough to ensure bowhunters won’t be heading home due to lack of comfort. An oversized 26 x 33 ½-inch platform and patented SafeTread ladder system provide further comfort and safety. Other features include Tree Digger teeth, silent Teflon washers and built-in grab handles. The 21-foot Sasquatch weighs 95 pounds and can handle loads up to 300 pounds.

For more information, visit www.hawkhunting.com or call (810) 626-3026.

Rivers Edge / Lockdown 21

New from Rivers Edge is the Lockdown 21, an ultra-stable ladder stand offered in both one-person ($279) and two-person ($319) models. Like last year’s Syct, the Lockdown features ratcheting criss-cross straps to hug the tree and deliver added stability during set up, while dual stability blades keep the stand secure at the top. Hand rails make climbing into the tree easy. The Lockdown features a removable shooting rail, a flip-up footrest and a contoured mesh seat. The seat on the two-person Lockdown is not divided, which means a single hunter using the stand can sit right in the middle.

For more information, visit www.huntriversedge.com or call (800) 450-3343.

Lone Wolf / Assault II

An ultra-lightweight stand is perfect for bowhunters who prefer to be mobile, as well as for hunters looking to squeeze a stand into a small space. That’s why Lone Wolf offers the lightweight Assault II hang-on stand. This stand weighs just 11 pounds but still boasts a roomy 26 x 19 ½-inch cast-aluminum platform. The seat measures 12 x 12 inches, and the stand, with its self-leveling system, fits most trees between 4 and 22 inches in diameter. The Assault II has a weight rating of 350 pounds, features the In Cast Bow Holder to hold most parallel-limb bows and includes backpack straps for easy portability.

For more information, visit www.lonewolfhuntingproducts.com or call (309) 691-9653.

Buckhorn Outdoor Products / Higher Level

Buckhorn Outdoor Products offers the Higher Level, which combines a patented gear-leveling crank assembly and cable block in one sealed unit. The Higher Level Elite model offers 12 inches of cable adjustment, accommodating 6 inches of change in tree diameter, and it’s designed so that there’s no longer any need to incline the treestand at extreme angles to begin the ascent. This innovative climber comes with a comfortable bench seat and adjustable backrest assembly.

For more information, visit www.buckhornoutdoorproducts.com or call (919) 557-1957.

Ameristep / Supernatural

For 2017, Ameristep takes ground-level concealment to another level with the Supernatural ($250). New NaturShell exterior fabric eliminates glare and sheen. Patent-pending organic window openings blend into the environment — no straight edges and angles to tip off wary game animals here. The new daisy-chain window curtain closure system offers one-handed operation and is totally silent. The Supernatural features Ameristep’s Spider Hub frame, measures 59 x 59 x 67 inches, weighs 20 pounds, and is finished with a flat-black Shadow Guard interior and Realtree Xtra exterior.

For more information, visit www.ameristep.com.

Redneck Blinds / 6X6 Soft Side Deluxe 360 Series

The 6X6 Soft Side Deluxe 360 Series blinds ($500 to $600) from Redneck offer a spacious 6-foot by 6-foot interior which can easily hold three adults or two adults with two children. Features include a heavy-duty, double-stitched 600 denier flame-retardant camo cover with a double-zipper design, allowing one to open the windows to any possible configuration, and a black powder-coated steel frame built with the same quality as Redneck’s popular fiberglass blind stand. These premium blinds are available in camo and ghillie models.

For more information, visit www.redneckblinds.com or call (877) 523-9986.

Browning Camping / Phantom X

The Phantom X ($300) from Browning Camping offers a 180-degree view and a brushed polyester exterior that reduces noise and sheen for increased concealment. This rugged blind boasts a unique Silent-Trac window system for limitless window positions and a separating door design that makes the blind easy to take down. Other features include a bow hanger, a carry bag with padded shoulder straps and pocket for a blind chair, and a ground skirt to keep scent contained. The Phantom X measures 59 x 59 x 70 inches.

For more information, visit www.browningcamping.com or call (877) 459-2825.

Big Game / Charger

The Charger from Big Game is a hub-style blind finished in Epic Camo. Windows on this roomy blind — 66 x 66-inch shooting width, 64-inch height — are covered with removable shoot-through mesh and boast silent release hooks that can be operated with one hand. The easy-access door has a full zipper, and the Charger is secured with nine stakes and four tie-down ropes.

For more information, visit www.biggametreestands.com or call (844) 745-7723.

Primos / Double Bull Deluxe

Built with the patented Double Bull hub system, the Double Bull Deluxe from Primos sports a zipperless double-wide door for silent entry and exit. A 180-degree front window boasts Silent Slide window closures for ultra-quiet operation. The Double Bull Deluxe has a footprint of 60 x 60 inches and stands 70 inches tall. Finished in Truth camo, this ground fortress blends seamlessly into virtually any terrain.

For more information, visit www.primos.com or call (601) 879-9323.

Barronett Blinds / Ox 5

Built on the framework of Barronett’s popular five-sided Pentagon blind, the Ox 5 utilizes new OxHide fabric for better durability and concealment. Measuring 72 inches high and boasting a footprint of 41.59 feet, the Ox 5 offers plenty of room for more than one hunter. A single window wraps around three sides for a panoramic view, and the interior camo, shoot-through mesh covering and exterior flaps are adjusted via silent sliding clasps for a horizontal gap at any height. Other features include brush holders and peek windows on the two back walls.

For more information, visit www.barronettblinds.com or call (800) 345-6007.

Muddy / Bull Box Blind

Muddy describes this as the Cadillac of box blinds, and for those who prefer not to suffer in the elements, this is a luxurious way to hunt. Built with rugged PVC exterior and high-density foam for insulation, the Bull offers exceptional scent containment and a marine-grade carpet to reduce noise. Measuring 6 x 6 feet and 6 ½ feet tall, the Bull boasts five vertical windows with residential glass, easy-open latches and silent hinges. The Bull is available in a combo package with a tower and ladder ($3,200).

For more information, visit www.gomuddy.com or call (844) 745-7723.

Rhino Blinds / MOB-103

Finished in Mossy Oak camo, the MOB-103 ($350) from Rhino Blinds gives you 60 x 60 inches of space with a height of 71 inches. The front of the blind boasts a fully adjustable 180-degree window with silent hook and loop attachments on the sides and top, while the back features multiple windows for a full 360-degree view when needed. Tough and durable, the MOB-103 is constructed from 600 denier polyester treated with UV protection.

For more information, visit www.rhinoblinds.com or call (888) 507-2021.

X-Stand / Kingpin

New for 2017 from X-Stand is the Kingpin ($300). This ultra-tough blind is made with a military-grade DZX camo exterior and a heavy-duty steel frame, with built-in ground spikes to anchor the blind to the ground. Thoughtfully designed window covers slide from side to side or open in the middle to any size opening within the window. The Kingpin is designed to withstand wind, snow, rain and sun, and it is finished with a blacked-out interior and camo mesh window covers.

For more information, visit www.x-stand.com or call (540) 877-2769.

Tree Stand Buddy

The Tree Stand Buddy was designed to allow for safer treestand installation. The bracket system provides greater stability so the user won’t experience any wobble. In addition, the Tree Stand Buddy offers a hoisting feature, so bowhunters can climb a tree without having to carry the treestand with them. Users can purchase extra receivers and have them set up in all their hunting spots, saving time and money.

For more information, visit www.treestandbuddy.com or call (877) 987-2723.

Knight & Hale / Run & Gun Quickblind

Run-and-gun bowhunters looking for something they can take anywhere should check out the Run & Gun Quickblind ($45) from Knight & Hale. This blind is built like an umbrella for rapid, easy deployment. Perfect for pursuing turkeys, the Quickblind is cloaked in Realtree Max 5 camo and offers three magentic flaps that open for sight and shooting holes.

For more information, visit www.knightandhale.com or call (800) 500-9357.

Summit / Ground Seat

Wait for your quarry in comfort with the Summit Ground Seat ($80). This seat is quiet and shock-free, thanks to thick rubber shock absorbers. A flip-up mesh fabric seat with a flip-down backrest makes for easy sits. The Ground Seat also boasts a fold-flat design that allows the user to easily transport this chair pretty much anywhere.

For more information, visit www.knightandhale.com or call (800) 353-0634.

Treestand Safety

Hunter Safety System / Elite

Hunter Safety System made one major improvement to its Elite vest ($160) this year: the addition of ElimiShield scent-control technology. The Elite weighs just 2.8 pounds and offers a unique six-plus-two pocket design. Smart fabrics keep the wearer comfortable in a range of temperatures, and the easy-to-use leg buckles make for easy dressing in the field.

For more information, visit www.hssvest.com or call (877) 296-3528.

Summit / Harness Accessory Line

For 2017, the Summit Pro Harness is more versatile than ever thanks to a slew of new accessories. The Molle-style attachment system on the Pro Harness allows the user to add such convenient accessories as the Phone Pouch ($10), Large Utility Bag ($16), Small Utility Bag ($13), Tool Pouch ($10) and Storage Pack ($25). These nifty attachments allow you to keep your electronic equipment, calls and other necessities secured and organized. The lightweight Pro Harness ($100) is ultra-comfortable and easy to use.

For more information, visit www.summitstands.com or call (800) 353-0634.

Gorilla Gear / G-Tac Air

The G-Tac Air ($80) from Gorilla Gear is designed with maximum mobility in mind. This harness combines the three-point Ultra-Fit harness with a 30-inch EAS safety tether and quick-release micro-buckles for a user-friendly, light-as-air harness. The G-Tac boasts an integrated suspension-relief device for added safety, and three points of adjustment maximize comfort.

For more information, visit gogorillagear.com or call (855) 272-0277.

ScentBlocker / Tree Spider Speed Harness

Light, simple and safe – that’s the Speed Harness ($119) from ScentBlocker in a nutshell. Features include a contoured mesh back, separate shoulder strap and leg adjusters for an almost custom fit, and an exclusive shock-reducing bungee tether.

For more information, visit www.scentblocker.com or call (800) 397-1927.

Millennium / SafeLink

Millennium Treestands will now include the SafeLink system with its hang-on and ladder stands. This 35-foot safety line features a Prusik knot and carabiner designed for controlled ascent and descent from a stand, preventing injuries from falls that take place while the bowhunter is climbing up or down from their treestand.

For more information, visit www.millenniumstands.com or call (601) 932-5832.

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