Critical sections of tubing are foam-filled for sound reduction
Adjustable seat height
Ideal for bows or guns
Padded climbing seat bar
Includes a full-body safety harness
Weight: 20 lbs.
A perfect combination of comfort and light weight—now with Dead Metal Sound Deadening Technology! Critical sections of tubing are foam-filled for significant reductions in game-spooking sounds. Adjustable seat height; ideal for bows or guns. Features SummitLokt construction, RapidClimb® stirrups, and QuickDraw™ cables. Cushioned armrests, padded climbing seat bar, backpack straps. Includes a full-body safety harness. Seat: 12" x 18" x 2". Backrest: 12" x 20" x 2". Inside Climber Frame: 19.75" x 26.5". Platform: 20" x 29". Weight: 20 lbs. Maximum weight capacity: 300 lbs.
Rated 5 out of 5 by prsce13 Excellent Climber!!!
This is the first climber I have ever owned and I couldn't be any happier! It's light, easy to use, and extremely comfortable! Purchased it last season and spent several 8 hour plus days in it. I'm 6'1" 230lbs and have had no issue with it whatsoever. With proper care I can see this climber lasting for years. I have no need right now, but it Summit seems to make it very convenient to get replacement parts either from them directly or from Bass Pro at great prices. Thanks to Summit for making an excellent quality product!
April 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LouisianaBoy85 Well worth the money
I bought this stand a couple years ago. I actually got the model without sound deadening technology. This stand is easy to get up and down the tree with. Very comfortable. I could easily go to sleep in this stand if I don't watch out. Easy to pack up and light to carry. I'm glad I went with Summit for my first climber. Their stands are second to none. Don't settle for anything less, get a Summit.
November 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by SkeeterZX200 Great Stand
I bought this climber this year for my oldest son as he has been hunting out of ladder stands, he practiced going up and down for about 20 minutes and had it down with no problem now he can get to his tree set up his stand and be at the height he wants, pull his gear bag and gun up and be ready to hunt in about 15 minutes
November 4, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by DocG1976 Quality product
Quality product very east to use however for the price you would think that a foot rest would be included. Nope that's another $39.
October 22, 2012
So I have never owmed a treestand, and the only one I have ever used is a ladder stand that my friend keeps up all year long. If I get this climber stand, can you take it hunting with you, put it up, and take it down everytime you go hunting? Or is that impractical? Is it a big hassle to put up and take down everytime you go on a hunt? Is it meant to be kept up in one place for long periods of time?
It takes practice to get yourself in a routine to quickly put up and takedown in a single hunt, but it can be done. Most of the time when I hunt I back pack it in and out with me. The only time I leave it is if I am coming back the next day for a morning hunt, otherwise it always leaves with me due to trespassers that have stolen equipment before. Carry a hand saw with you at all times to cut limbs if you do alot of moving around.
Yes, you can easily take a climbing stand in and out of the woods after each hunt, or leave the stand attached to the bottom of the tree is if you choose. I use my climbing stands primarily for bow hunting and take the stand in and out every time so I leave as little human scent in the area as possible. If you are hunting with a rifle this becomes less critical. Once I find the tree I am going to climb I'm typically 20 off the ground (my desired hunting height) and ready to hunt within 15-20 minutes from the time I attach the stand to the tree. Good luck!
You can do either that you choose, if you hunt in heavily hunted woods I wouldn't leave it on the tree because if someone stumbles across it they my steal it, or you could get a chain and lock it to the tree and take the chain off when you were ready to hunt. Is it impractical..NO. These stands are lightweight and easily backpackable, I take mine off the tree when I'm done hunting because I don't want to take a chance on someone stealing it, it's easy to put on or take off a tree, about 3 minutes. If you decide to purchase one you will never regret it
This stand is very easy to use. I backpack into the woods, and out with me every time I go hunting. The advantage to a climber is its versatility to set up in one spot in the morning and in another in the evening. The Summit Goliath SD stand is very nice, secure, and comfortable.
The cable on Summit climbers are not very flexible. They are steel cables wrapped in a rubber compound to help quiet them when setting up. As for climbing, they work fantastically. If you take your time and do it properly, you won't have any slippage on the tree.
This will be my first climber purchase. I have used a really old climber that belonged to a friend in the past and the bar got in the way while trying to shoot out of it. This has lead me to believe the razor would be better for bow hunting. However, I have read several different reviews that say the Viper is fine for shooting a bow. I was wondering what your opinions are? does the bar get in the way, especially on straight down shots? Thanks a lot.
I use my Viper hunting with bow, muzzleloader, and rifle. I have never had an issue with the bar being in the way. When archery hunting, I just lean into the bar when I am taking a shot. The bow is extended well beyond the bar and no issues with clearance. You can also set your seat and footrest closer together so that the bar is lower when you use bow. I can't say anything about straight down shots, never had that situation occur.
Think it's alright? I think you'll be lucky if it's still there. If it is there I'd definitely recommend checking out the strapping on the seat, as with anything else left out in the elements that long it could deteriorate. Also check the rubber on the tree straps, I had to replace mine.