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Straps for stands/steps
I want to order new straps for my treestands and steps. I know they can be ordered from Lonewolf, but I'm told I can get equally good straps for 1/4 or 1/3 the cost at other places. I see people refer folks to stapworks and other sites, but I can't figure out which straps to actually get. Can someone please provide a link to the specific straps I should get for my Lonework stand and steps? Thanks!
I recently replaced a bunch of straps on my hang-on treestands and on my climbing sticks. I leave my stands out all year (private property) and after a few years the straps need to be replaced. I like a ratchet strap for stands with a minimum of 500 pound load rating. Ratchets make it easier to tighten and loosen your strap. You can get a 4-pack from Amazon for about $20. Pay attention to the hook on the end of the strap as some will fit a stand easier than others. You will pay extra for any strap that is camo or has a picture of a deer on it.
I'd much prefer to not use ratchet straps- this is for a stand and steps that will go up and down with me every time I hunt. I prefer ratchet straps when I'll be leaving them up for a while. In fact, I usually use them when I'll be leaving a my stand up for a while.
I'm looking at the strap in the link here or the one below. Any idea if these are good options? Is one better than the other?
Scoot, The straps I use need to have a loop on two ends, are yours the same? The links you have do not show those types of straps, or else I am just not seeing it. The reason I did use LW is because I could not find suitable replacements elsewhere, but will quickly change for the right price if you find something different!
Habitat, the ones I sent in the link are called "Loop Straps" and have loops on both ends. I'm finding that Strapworks may be a little cheaper, but not a lot compared to Lonewolf. Once you add in the buckle and 4' or 5' of strap, it totals about $7.75/strap for no camo and about $9/strap for camo. A little cheaper than Lonewolf, but not a lot. I don't care if I have a camo strap or not, so I could save about $2.25/strap, or around $11 total in saving.
For $11, I'm not interested in messing around with it. Not exactly the savings some have suggested it would be. But, if I can save $11 and have a better product, I'm interested. I'm just not sure if it's a better product. In fact, for all I know, it's not as good. Any info or thoughts on this would be appreciated.
I need to replace some also. I was going to do the rope mod, but if I can get a couple longer straps for the bottom two I may go back with straps. I hunt some trees with bigger trunks and a couple longer straps for the bottom would be nice.
Modify the steps and go with 8mm Rescue Cord/Accessory cord ... I do 10 ft on the bottom two sticks and 9 ft on the top two sticks, all black now, instead of the blue rope... also went to 11 mm Static rope for my Linemans harness using a Ropeman #1 Ascender lighter weight, easier to use... I still use the LW straps on the stand, and I have extensions for those straps .... I can go up trees 30+" in diameter with gives me more options than a climber ever will ...
the line mans harness... btw, the prussic is no longer on it and I'm using different carabiners
the Carry support system ..
the how to vid for the rope ..... see link ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bF8Yz9wMno4
another how to rope vid .. see link
Actually the LW straps can be had fairly cheap if bought in quantity. Shawn
JTV- thanks much for all the info!
Shawn, just curious- how many straps are needed to buy them in "quantity"? I don't see anything on their website about it. I assume I'm not interested in enough of them for it to be relevant.
I’ll go in with you, scoot, if it will help to get a better price. I could use 20-30 of them.
t-roy- I'll do a little digging and get back to you on that. Hopefully something will work out! Thanks!
I spoke with someone at Lonewolf-- no bulk order discounts at this time.
I ended up ordering from strapworks simply because I wanted to give them a shot. I'm curious to see what their product is like. If I'm not satisfied I'll be out $50. Not the end of the world.
I’d be interested in your thoughts on them when you get them, scoot. How much$ did they run?
Once I got shipping paid for it came to $60 for seven straps. That was for a solid color...
Tractor Supply offers some heavy poundage straps at a reasonable price. This is an item that should not be "low ball" priced. You life depends on then especially a loc-on.