Big Game Treestands Stealth Deluxe Ladder Stand
We like them enough to keep buying more
There are more expensive stands and there are cheaper stands out there.
We won't consider any of the cheaper stands because they lack a shooting rail that also adds a bit of protection from falls.
The more expensive ladder stands have a larger foot platform and generally have a more comfortable seat.
These are plenty comfortable enough, we also have some Big Game Warrior Deluxe stands and they have a different seat and they are comfortable enough too. We normally don't stay in a stand for longer than four hours at a time and come down and still hunt or take a siesta mid-day before going back into a stand in the afternoon for the evening, but if I am going to be up in one all day I have had my mom make some 1.5 inch memory foam cushions that we take up withe us.
This is important: Make sure to take time to place the stand so that the seat is level from side to side and angles just slightly back towards the tree. Not a lot, just a little bit. This will make it much more comfortable for long sits, having the seat not level side to side will kill your back after a few hours.
Take a garden ax (Mattock) with you to dig around to get the legs just right so that the seat is nice and comfy and the whole ladder stand is solidly supported.
Add a twenty foot piece of 1/8" nylon cord to haul guns and equipment up with.
October 30, 2014
Read through the directions first, and I think the chinaman that packed it left out some nuts. I wish the stand came with lock washers but i used some I have at the house. You really don't want anything coming loose at 17 ft. It is a good height and the seating area has enough space to move around a little to brace for a long shot. Can't beat the price, that is what put me over on getting one.
October 15, 2012
very nice seat
I have used this stand for two seasons now, and it is holding up very well. I never take it out of the woods and have never had any problems out of it. I love the seat!!! I am the kind of hunter that sits all day long when I'm hunting and this seat doesn't hurt as bad as many other stands that I have purchased or hunted in. I would reccomend this stand for rifle or bow hunting.
August 30, 2011
POOR PRODUCT SUPPORT
I bought several of these 4 years ago and the seats were deteriorated almost to the point of being unusable last fall (2012). I called Big Game expecting to order new seats, but was told that the version of this stand I bought was not in production anymore and seats were not available.
They told me I should bring my stands in after each season! I'll never buy Big Game again.
February 25, 2013