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Treestand carrying system?
A few months ago, someone posted something about a treestand carrying system. I can't seem to the original post. It had straps and a waist belt. Does anybody know what I'm talking about? I'd love to get one.
I've got a molly belt and strap system exactly like what you are looking for. If you want you can have mine for $80US tyd. I paid about $120 cdn and used it once. Ipack mine in my Kuiu bag. With the molly system you generally leave it on the stand. PM me if you want.
I use the molle II army ruck sack shoulder pads and belt. Works great.
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the tree stand transportation system, is built strictly for tree stands. really it was designed for the lone wolf, and could be overkill for some hang ons, however I bought it this year, from xop, strictly for my summit viper sd......
It fits a little tight on it, but it works,,,,, takes ALL of the weight off of me, I love it,,,,,,, I think it might be hard to get now, I think they are out of stock....
I give it 5 out 5 stars
Years ago I invested in a son , he's finally ready to carry my gear and stands .
I just tie mine to my Dwight Schuh pack frame. Since I can’t pack more than one pack on my back at a time why get a special set up when my meat pack frame works well enough?
I use the military molle straps. You can find them on EBay for $15 shipped in decent condition. I have the shoulder straps on two of my stands. Very good investment. Considering the belt system on my Lone Wolf as it is heavier and I pile on warm clothes in the later season making it a bit heavy at times.
I've got the Molle system on a LW climber but I took a LW assault and sticks to Wyo for my elk hunt and it all attached perfectly to my Exo pack. Much more comfortable on the Exo.
Thanks for all of the replies. The xop is what I was looking for. I guess I'll be waiting until next year. I did put padded straps on my current stand but I remember how nice it was carrying a ruck in the Army with the waist strap.
lost arra, happen to have any pics of your exo setup?
My Badlands 2200 works really well for carrying a hang on stand with four climbing sticks in the batwings plus all of my clothes in the bag. I already had the pack and didn't buy it for this purpose but it works really well.
I'll second the Badlands 2200. Use is all the time for stands.
I use surplus military "alice" pack frames. I just zip tie them to my stand and leave them attached.
Adam do you still have the molle system?
Tons of backpack frames at Thrift stores for about 10 bucks. Also think about some cheap or maybe comfortable rifle slings. Should be all you need to carry a stand and day pack.
Agree with Mike, that 2200 works great. I have a love hate relationship with it in the elk woods, but it is a very versatile pack. I finally toasted my last one, sent it to BL and they sent me a new one. I felt bad (for a moment) for actually sending the pack in for repair. I'm sure it's on their "wall of fame".
Also a mystery ranch nice frame works well.
First year with the XOP pack, I have an XOP stand but it's usable on any stand. Nice way to lug my stuff around scouting for a spot. Gonna be kinda heavy with some late season clothes strapped on, though.