$400; ( Fans of climbers should drool over The Drone, a stand that can be quickly and safely leveled during an ascent. Handles located on the top and bottom platforms can be turned easily to adjust to a tapering tree–a groundbreaking advance that not only increases safety but maximizes comfort. The Drone also collapses to a slim 4-inch profile that makes packing to a distant ridge a snap. With a Comfortech seat and slick accessory hangers, The Drone is that rare climber that offers a hunter comfort as well as maximum portability. –Scott Bestul

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