API Outdoors Alumi-Tech Quest Climbing Treestand
First time tree stand buyer
A co-worker was happy with his API climber and I checked them out and purchased the Quest.
After 4 or so practice sessions on a tall pine I got to where I could get up and down really well. Adjusting the rope that connects to seat bracket to the foot platform was critical in speeding up the climb and the descent.
Once at altitude the seating was very nice. I feel sure that when cold weather arrives that seating cushioning will offer welcome insulation from long cold hours of waiting. At this time of late September however, I'm wondering if I could loose the foam seating to save a few pounds to make the hike-in lighter.
September 24, 2014
only one thing wrong
this stand folds flat, when unfolded each section has a secured nut which braces the stand in the open position, these two nuts are secured with cable to the frame of the stand. second time I put stand into my truck the thin cables broke . lucky for me it fell into my truck and not while I was in the woods. so I leave them threaded into the stand. this solved the noise problem of the bolts banging against the frame while packing it into the woods. other than that its a great climber.
February 4, 2014
Stand of the Future
The Quest Climbing Stand is absolutely the best stand I have every used. I own a Summit, Tree Lounge & 2 other API Grand Slams. The new ideas used to make this stand like attaching the clips & knobs to put the stand together are very inovative. I have dropped pins & knobs trying to attach to a tree in the dark and no fun. The new Seat is like sitting in a Captains Chair and the additional room is just 1 of the added bonuses. & the V-bracket that folds down to transport makes the stand lay flat. I truly believe other deer hunters designed this stand because it seems to have everything you would want all rolled up in 1. I am 61 years old and it's the only one I use now, easy to assemble onto the tree & easier to climb with. Now if I can just stay awake while sitting in the new seat, I might see something.
December 9, 2013
its always nice to be climbing a tree and as your climbing up the "V" bar almost flatens and that was just with me in the stand nothing else and i weigh about 6'3 310Lbs. alittle less at times no big heavy boots on at the time either luckly i wasn't too high or out hunting i was in my back yard if its not constructed for up to 350 they shouldnt label it that way someone could get really hurt or worse because they are miss informing people about the weight and the harness barley fit to where it was very uncomfortable i will be taking this back to the store and purchasing the summit goliath SD which you can see the "V" bars construction is way better and welded into place and thicker around to me this is a safety issue that needs to addressed quickly
October 4, 2012