API Outdoors Voyager Fixed Position Treestand
good value- 1 small flaw
Ordered this stand because of the seat style-- these zero-gravity seats are very comfortable to sit in.
Upon getting the stand in the tree- discovered the drilled hole for the top strap to attach the stand to the tree too- as was small
Attempted to fix it in the field- but couldn't make it work.
Had to install 2 of my own ratchet straps to secure the stand to the tree. it seems many stand manufacturer's dont supply ratchet straps any more.
The stand is a great value and I hope my issue was isolated-- its comfortable and has a nice size platform. Make sure to fold the set up when climbing in and out of this stand.
October 30, 2014
Great product for the price
Excellent purchase, was on sale today at Basspro Shops. I was looking for another lock-on stand, and this was recommended by the sales clerk. It was easy to assemble, fairly light weight, and fairly quiet.
I put it up in a tree this evening. I liked the T bolt, made it very easy to hang it so you get on the straps. I had to adjust the depth of the T bolt, I would recommend putting a piece of tape on the bolt so you would know the depth next time. The two straps that came with the stand were fine, but I would have preferred ratchet straps. Once I got everything tightened down, I got up on the stand. I felt the two straps were not enough, so put on two ratchet straps I had in the truck. Now the stand feels very secure. The seat folds up nicely, makes it easier to get onto the stand.
I did notice that seat assembly makes a metal sound, happens to be the way put on the cloth seat. The front frame is a round rod held in place with a few metal screws. Those screws were making the noise. I will re-adjust them so they do not move and make any noise.
The platform is a. Ice size, and the seat is very large. Very comfortable to sit in, I will be using the stand tomorrow morning.
For the price it is an excellent lock-on, plenty of room, nice seat, and secure.
I would recommend to anyone.
September 13, 2014