Most comfortable treestand?
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Contributors to this thread:
Gunny 31-Jul-20
Old School 31-Jul-20
Gunny 31-Jul-20
Old School 31-Jul-20
bigswivle 31-Jul-20
elkster 31-Jul-20
t-roy 31-Jul-20
stringgunner 31-Jul-20
DanaC 31-Jul-20
pa10point 31-Jul-20
Gunny 31-Jul-20
Old School 31-Jul-20
BOWNUT 31-Jul-20
Rock 31-Jul-20
sundowner 31-Jul-20
Two Feathers 31-Jul-20
Gunny 31-Jul-20
Hancock West 31-Jul-20
Hancock West 31-Jul-20
Joey Ward 31-Jul-20
buckhammer 31-Jul-20
DanaC 31-Jul-20
From: Gunny
31-Jul-20
I don't know how to search archived threads so I'm going to start this one.

In your opinion, what is the most comfortable tree stand? Either lock on or ladder stand. I'm bigger than the average bear(6'3", 250lbs) and the older I get the more uncomfortable I am in my stands when I'm on long sits. I can't afford to replace all my stands with top of the line stands, but I will replace at least two on my "hotspots", with some nicer stands. I'm not rich but will step up to the plate and spend more this year.

Thanks for your input!

From: Old School
31-Jul-20
Millennium M150 - far and away the most comfortable stand I’ve used.

-Mitch

From: Gunny
31-Jul-20
Do you ever have any issues with squirrels chewing on the fabric of the seat?

From: Old School
31-Jul-20
I have not - and with other stands I’ve had that issue. My homemade wooden ones get chewed to pieces. Never had a problem with the Millennium though. I’ve only been using the Millennium for probably 3-4 yrs though.

From: bigswivle
31-Jul-20
Millennium is definitely most comfortable IMO. They don’t last down here. Rust out pretty quick. Family traditions aren’t quite as comfy but they’re built way better

From: elkster
31-Jul-20
millenium

From: t-roy
31-Jul-20
I’ve got a few of the Milleniums as well. Like you, I was concerned about the tree rats chewing up the fabric seats as well. Surprisingly, so far (3yrs) that hasn’t been an issue. Very comfortable stands, too.

From: stringgunner
31-Jul-20
Another vote for M150. My dad weighs about the same as you perhaps a touch heavier and he loves them. We ditched all other stands 5 years ago and purchased and 3 each of the M150’s. We sit for 12-14 hours a day some days and they are great.

From: DanaC
31-Jul-20
Ladder from Big Game.

From: pa10point
31-Jul-20
I have a twisted timber stand that is far and away my most comfortable. It is adjustable for any tree and sits perfectly level and has a huge platform. I believe they are out of business though. Might be able to find a used one somewhere.

From: Gunny
31-Jul-20
So I just checked out the Millenniums online. How does the edge of the seat feel on the back of your legs?

Dana, I have a cheap ladder stand we have used for years and I may replace it with a more comfortable ladder stand.

From: Old School
31-Jul-20
No issues for me on the back of my legs. I can sit for hours and not have my legs fall asleep, etc...

From: BOWNUT
31-Jul-20
I used the 150 last season. Very comfortable. My Summit Goliath climber would be a close second.

From: Rock
31-Jul-20
I really like the Lone Wolf Elite Hang-on and Ladder stands. They are big and comfortable but they do not make them any more so they can be hard to find.

From: sundowner
31-Jul-20
Mancini 360 Climbing Stand

From: Two Feathers
31-Jul-20
Of all the stands I've hunted out of the Tree Lounge has been the most comfortable.

From: Gunny
31-Jul-20
Many years ago I used a friends Tree Lounge, fell asleep in it. (there's one on Craigslist for $200 right now) Very comfortable, but I'm not looking for a climber. I want a hang on or ladder for bigger guys. Most are only rated to 300lbs. With all my hunting gear, and how much I ate that day, I'm pushing the limits. I want a comfortable one that my legs don't go to sleep and my back isn't aching after a long sit.

Not whining just can afford a few better ones and going to switch.

Thanks for the input guys.

From: Hancock West
31-Jul-20
Rivers Edge 2man ladder stand. We only use ladder stands and are very happy with this model. Not cheap but very heavy duty, big platform & are very comfortable. Its like sitting on the couch in your living room. It takes 2men to put it up unless you have some type of winch though.

https://www.scheels.com/p/rivers-edge-lockdown-2-man-ladder-stand/81160300199.html?src=google_shipping_control&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIktPZiJj46gIVgYbACh2tfQD4EAQYAiABEgL9D_D_BwE

From: Hancock West
31-Jul-20

Hancock West's Link
Rivers Edge 2man ladder stand. We only use ladder stands and are very happy with this model. Not cheap but very heavy duty, big platform & are very comfortable. Its like sitting on the couch in your living room. It takes 2men to put it up unless you have some type of winch though.

From: Joey Ward
31-Jul-20
Hancock, I sure hope that stand comes with some real good instructions. Because if they are like most I've seen from other makers, there's maybe 8......10 guys here that could put it together. LOL :-) :-) :-)

From: buckhammer
31-Jul-20
It appears that most if not all treestand manufacturers are now going with the mesh seat design. They are comfortable to sit in but the problem with the seat is that when you fold it back it is not flush with the tree. Therefore when you stand up you are not able to get flush with the tree and you are left standing about 6 inches from the tree.

In my neck of the woods that aint going to cut it. If you can not stand with your back flush against the tree the deer will pick you off every time.

From: DanaC
31-Jul-20
Gunny, this one might suit ya -

https://www.cabelas.com/shop/en/big-game-hunter-hd-15-ladder-stand

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