Looking for the safest and most comfortable single ladder stand on the Market, look no further as we have listed the Top 5 for you. And with today’s Technology there is no need to sacrifice safety and comfort for height?

Here at MWOutdoors we have tested several single-Man ladder stands and found they all have a different distinct purpose or fit. These stands come in different sizes, heights and widths. So which ones fit best for Archery, Gun, Crossbow, or is a great stand for all?

When working with these stands we took into consideration; Safety, Comfort (Standing, Sitting, Leg, and Shooting), Shooting Rail/Seat Height, Foot Platform Size, Seat Size, Seat Height, Stand Weight, Capacity Rate, and Tree Diameter.

See Also the 2022 Top Dual Ladder Stands, Climbing Stands, and Hang-On Stands.

#1 Rivers Edge Lockdown

Lockdown Wide 1-Man RE655

Rivers Edge Ladder Stands rate number one on our list for the best Single-Man Stand on the Market. The Lockdown Wide stand has the Lockdown™ Bow Pro ladder stand, which was designed with the Archer in mind. This stand is tall, getting you above the scent line (~18’), optimizing the changes that the deer will not see you, and sits tight against the tree aiding in concealing your silhouette.

No longer do you need to trade safety, comfort, or sturdiness for height as this stand incorporates it all. This is one of most stable tall ladder stands on the Market.

The Lockdown Wide Single Ladder Stand comes with an extra-wide, flip-up, TearTuff mesh seat, a large platform (35” x 26”), flip-out footrest, a 2-way adjustable shooting rail, dual tree blades, and octagonal tubing for unmatched stability.

26.2″ x 35.8″
17.2″ x 25.3″

84 lbs

300 lbs

12″ – 20″


The Rivers Edge Lockdown is suited well for the Gun or Crossbow Hunter, However the shooting rail is adjustable for height & depth or even removable for the Archery Hunter. This a nice one man stand, standing tall with lots of comfort. It comes in first for our best Single Man Stands on the Market for safety, comfort, and price.

#2 Big Game 1.5

HD 1.5 Tree Stand adjustable shooting rail

Hunt your favorite hot spot for mature bucks from the Big Game Treestands Hunter HD 1. 5 Ladder Stand. The Hunter HD 1. 5 stand has plenty of leg room to maneuver and a Flex-Tek flip-up seat that provides all day comfort for your hunt.

The Big Game Hunter 1.5 Single Ladder Stand comes with an adjustable & removable padded shooting rail, an extra wide & foldable Flex-Tek Seat, an extra wide foot platform, a flip-up foot rest, and 4 single-rail oval tubing ladder sections.

23.5” x 29″
18″ x 23″
9″ – 20″


The Hunter HD 1.5 is suited well for the Rifle, Crossbow, and Archery Hunter. The mesh designed seat with its tall backrest and four extra inches of width, provides luxurious comfort over long hours of hunting. The shooting rail is padded, adjustable, and removable, giving any hunter that perfect stand to be hunting from. You can’t go wrong with this stand!

#3 X-Stand Duke 20′

X-Stand Treestands The Duke 20′ Single-Person Ladderstand Hunting Tree Stand

The Duke is a 20′ single-person ladderstand featuring revolutionary jaw safety system. Hunt at ease knowing that your stand is safe and secure before you leave the ground. Comfort-flex mesh seat flips up and out of the way for full use of the platform. The Duke also includes padded armrest and a footrest for added comfort. Adjustable padded shooting rail can flip back or be removed. Stealth silencers – self lubricating nylon washers for no metal on metal contact, along with x-force expanded metal for added strength, durability, traction and silencing. The Duke also uses the helix oval tubing giving this stand extreme strength and sturdiness. Powder coated with weather defender to protect against the elements and help eliminate sound.

20′ for Shooting Rail

18” x 26″

12.5” x 19″

NA, Seat Size is: 22″W x 16″D

79 lbs

300 lbs

12″ – 20″


I have found hunting above the height of 15 to 18 feet that your scent carries high and far, making it extremely difficult for any Deer to catch a sniff.

It’s obvious that this stand was designed with the Archery Hunter in mind as they went tall without sacrificing safety and comfort. The stand is just above the height range of what I call the scent line, standing at 20’ (shooting rail).

What is the Scent Line? It’s the height where the hunter’s scent carries high and far, making it almost impossible for any Deer to scent you. The X-Stand Duke 20′ also puts you above the Deer’s angle of view (height Deer views or looks up when on the move), minimizing the odds of being spotted.

Archery & Crossbow Hunters, this is a great stand with quality & comfort that will hold up for years to come.

#4 Big Game Elite 17′

Warrior Elite 17’ Ultra Wide ladder stand Single

The Warrior Elite is Tall (17’ to the shooting rail) and Ultra Wide, giving the hunter plenty of room. This single ladder stand is designed with the Gun and Crossbow hunter in mind. The wide tall seat & backrest, with its Flex-Tek mesh design, gives you the room and added comfort you just have to try to believe.

10” x 18″
14” x 24”

300 lbs

9″ – 20″


If you are looking for the ultimate combination of stability and comfort for long hours of sitting, look no further. With a padded flip-up shooting rail and a foot rest for added comfort, the Warrior Elite is a great choice for the serious Crossbow & Gun hunter.

#5 Rivers Edge RE660

Rivers Edge Classic XT 1-Man 16FT Ladder Stand

The Classic XT Single Ladder stand is a simple and lightweight stand that is easy to set-up. It features a TearTuff mesh seat, padded armrest, and an 18” wide foot platform for long hours of comfort.

For those hunters that like the convenience of moving their ladder stands easily this is it. This is a great little stand, perfect for the young or beginning hunter.

17.6” x 13”
18.6″ x 10.3″

300 lbs

12″ – 20″


Rivers Edge makes great ladder stands and for those hunters that like the convenience of moving their ladder stands easily this is it. This single-man ladder stand weighs in at 46 pounds, stands 16.5′ tall, and comes at an affordable price. A great stand for the young hunter.