Gorilla Expedition Magnum Hunter
Lone Wolf Alpha Assault
North Starr Lite ATA
Summit Deer Deck Lite
Loggy Bayou Monarch XL
Cabela's E-Z Hang
Hang It Up
The latest fixed-position stands are lightweight, affordable, and versatile
By Scott Bestul
Fixed-position stands have not been considered particularly stealthy in the past, but today's portable hang-ons, with vastly improved fastening systems, can be put up in virtual silence. You can carry them easily into remote areas; attach them to trees that leave climbers grounded; and leave them up for a day, a week, or a season. And many are comfortable enough to sit in all day. Here are six great models:
Gorilla Expedition Magnum Hunter Lite
($150; 800-241-4833; gorillatreestands.com)
Weight: 13Â¿Â¿ lb.
Construction: Welded aluminum.
Platform Size: 24x30 in.
Fastening System: Easy-cinching dual-claw nylon strap.
Extras: Leveling system, backpack straps.
The Skinny: This is the toughest stand you'll ever own. The webbed seat is surprisingly comfortable.