The hanging tree stand is not as versatile or lightweight as its cousin the climbing deer stand, but when it comes to comfort, price, and finding the prefect tree they have them beat.
Hanging tree stands are not limited to height like the ladder stands (ladder length) and the climbing stands (tree branches), thus increasing your odds of tagging a big buck. How, by making it easy to position your stand above the scent line (typical scent line is around 18’) and the Deer’s viewing angle, which will vary based on the terrain.
For safety I recommend the following; use a two man team and a pulley & rope to raise the stand up to the hunter locking it down to the tree. After the stand is secured take two ratchet straps and lock the stand down even tighter (rock solid). This will alleviate any movement or creaking while positioning yourself for a shot, and the added benefit of security will help put your mind to ease making your hunting trip so much more enjoyable.
What about the Top 5 Dual Ladder (Review), Single Ladder (Review), and it’s cousin the Climbing (Review) tree stands for 2020?
#1 Rivers Edge Hang-On Tree Stand Review
Big Foot XL Lounger
If you are looking for a stand with a great price for the added comfort then look no further. The Rivers Edge Big Foot XL is the best Hang-On Tree Stand on the Market for the price. This stand is great for both the Archery and Gun hunter, with its flip-up seat & side armrests and large platform you get the safety and comfort you have been looking for.
Rivers Edge Big Foot XL is designed with a lever action hang-on stand bite, which provides unprecedented stability at any height. For minimizing noise it comes with a noiseless strap attachment system. Then there is the extra large platform (37.5″ x 24″) with it’s Mesh flip-up seat (20.5″ x 13″) & padded armrests, and the back & foot rests.
This is the best Hang-on Tree Stand on the Market for the price. You get safety and comfort that will put your mind to ease, allowing you to stay focused on your hunt and surroundings. You can not go wrong on this stand!
The Lone Wolf Alpha II is lightweight, extremely quiet, easy to use (accepts the E-Z Hang) and has extra room for comfort. With this stand the hunter will not hesitate moving it from tree to tree narrowing in on that big buck. What’s really unique is that this stand fits trees from 4” – 22”. That’s right, trees as small as 4” in diameter, allowing you to go where no ladder or climber deer stand can go.
The ALPHA II features a convenient self-leveling seat & platform and accepts the E-Z Hang Hook accessory.
*E-Z Hang: Metal hook with strap. Allows multiple locations to be used with just one Lone Wolf hang-on tree stand, quick and easy.
This is the best Hang-on Tree Stand on the Market for portability, moving from one location to another. You get safety and comfort that will put your mind to ease, allowing you to stay focused on your hunt and surroundings. This stand will take you places other deer hunters can not go. We rated this one number two since it had a smaller platform and higher price tag. But if you want mobility this is the stand for you.
When hunting in the woods not all trees are created equal, so trying to find that perfect tree in the ideal spot can be difficult. Well the Millennium M60U Ultralite has solved that problem with an integrated InterlockLEVELING System. Now hunters can attach their stand and adjust the seat and platform to be perfectly level.
The Millennium M60U Ultralite provides safety, mobility, quietness, and comfort. It also comes with the Millennium CamLOCK system, so moving from one pre-set stand site to another is quick and easy. The comfortable mesh seat is good size at 16″ x 20″ and can be folded up for standing shots or stay seated and take sitting shots.
The Millennium M60U comes with an InterlockLeveling system, CamLock receiver (mobility), SafeLink (35-foot rope with a Prusik knot and carabiner), ComfortMAX seat, and an integrated footrest.
A great stand, especially for hunters that like moving from one location to another. This stand is lightweight, easy to attach to the tree, and easy to level. A top choice for hunters who want both mobility and comfort in a hang-on tree stand.
The perfect stand for young or smaller sized hunters (small seat, 17”), yet sturdy enough for larger hunters. This stand is a great one for first time hunters and comes at a very affordable price.
The Guide Deluxe stand comes with a flip-up seat and large platform (29.5” long) allowing you to stretch out your legs or stand up easily. The suspension style seat with back and side armrest secures you in with comfort.
This stand is easy to assemble & install and will last for years to come.
The Guide Gear Deluxe Hanging Tree Stand comes with: Sturdy steel construction; 24″ x 29.5″ mesh platform, 17″ x 10″ x 21″h. suspension-style seat, and padded armrests.
This is a great tree stand (safety & comfort) for the price and would be an incredible gift for a young or beginner hunter. The reason we rated this 4th on our top 5 list, is because of its weight and seat size.
X-Stand Patron Hang On Tree stand with Backrest and Armrest
What a stand! The Patron Hang-on looks great and the RelaX backrest, padded armrest, and footrest makes sitting long hours a breeze, and ergonomically it feels great.
The Patron is equipped to give you the ultimate comfort with its large flip-up seat (20″w x 14″d), high quality flip-down backrest, and large platform (24.5″w x 30″d). This stand was definitely designed by taking all hunters into consideration.
A great hang-on Deer Stand designed for all hunters. This stand offers safety & comfort for a good price. The stand is easy to attach and has a solid platform. If you are one to sit for long hours then here is the stand for you.