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Lone Wolf treestands
What are your thoughts on Lone Wolf stands. I just ordered an Assault II that I am kinda excited to try out. I wanted a lightweight stand for packing in sometimes miles.
If you have pics, mods, or suggestions, let loose.
They are excellent stands, IMO. I’d suggest pairing your stand with, at least 3 of their climbing sticks. The sticks nest very well in the stand, for easy transport. If you do get the climbing sticks, I’d also suggest painting the tops of the steps (where you place your foot) white. It helps tremendously to be able to see where to step, when getting down in the dark.
They hook up to a tree real solid with zero movement after settled in. Very safe stand to me. I don't leave it out like my $40. Stands and mostly use it for the run an (bow) approach. weigh nine and a half pounds and carry in hand over a mile no problems the bottom sets FaIrly center of the trunk and the top can be offset a notch for crooked trees . The seat as well as the platform have leveling adjustment . Mines at least ten years old and just as good/solid as new.
They are having a sale right now for Black Friday. $50 off $199 or more. On their website.
Whisper quiet no matter how cold. Hunted as cold as -10 and no creaks. This is where the cast aluminum shines
Have had my sit-and-climb for 12 years. Still going strong. Lightweight.
I have 6 Lone Wolf stands and 8 sticks. The best stand there is, in my opinion. Quiet no matter how cold it is. Now, if I gun hunted and wanted a stand to nap in, the big Milleneum would be hard to beat.
Is that your warm suit rolled up on the pack? Nice setup. I was thinking just to strap it to the back of my X2 like I carry my current stands. I generally sit all day so need to bring several items like boot insulators, water, food, binos, rf, gloves, etc. It's nothing for my current pack to go 35 pounds, the new stand will take 4 off of that.
They are great stands. No popping during the cold times, simple, easy to use. I do put black felt tape at all of the points that metal to metal contact could happen during transport.
Not bashing anybody’s setup, but if you have a good frame pack (for western hunting or otherwise), just strap it on.
No need for a special strap system made for tree stands.
Love my Lone Wolf. Best climber on the market in my opinion. Solid as a rock and great platform size
I'm with backstraps, a frame pack makes it a piece of cake.
The xop stands are a little better. Also made by Andre. Have some of both. Xop a little less
Had several before my Lone Wolf and haven’t found anything better since.
I have one that is older than any I have seen on here. Have killed deer in several states with mine. However I now mainly use a ground blind or ladder stand since I am hunting out of my back door in my own woods and can leave my stands up. I just check the wind and go to the best stand for the wind on that day.
Agree with Rgiesey. Have both, like the XOP stands a little more, like the XOP sticks much more. Best stands I have used, and as said by several...quiet!
I had a few LWs and they are great stands but for hang and hunts I prefer my tiny Chippewa Wedge Lok stands. Under 7#s and very easy to hang. Not a big platform but it's all I need. Shawn
I have had them, and my last one was just stolen. They are great stands. I always like the smaller ones and the one stolen was an original from over 25 years ago...... I like the xop, and the Millenium M7 which I have now, because of being so light, but the lone wolf is a great stand
This is my hang and hunt set up, I used XOP pack straps and 5 muddy sticks and used the rope on the seat to make a shelf. I put my backpack on the shelf and use a piece of para cord to tie on the backpack.
Nice setups gents.
Looks like I need the sticks too. Tired of screw in steps spinning all over the place half way up the tree.
I always screwed my steps in at a slight angle so that the bottom bend made contact with the tree and couldn't spin
Best I have ever used......
Great stands. Since you already bought I won’t tell you to check out XOP ;) But you’ll love it. Yes next step is getting rid of screw ins once you use sticks you’ll never screw another step in again.
Great stands but I have shifted to the Wedge Loc Ghost and most recently the Millennium M7. Can`t go wrong with any of them including the XOP....just a matter of personal preference.