In case you haven't noticed, good climbing stands have gotten pretty insanely expensive, like more-than-the-rifle-I-reviewed-in-the-last-post expensive. Personally, I use a climber a lot--I mean a lot a lot--so I'm willing to splurge for the best. That said, I've used the classic Viper a bunch, and it's still a pretty darn good climber: lightweight, fairly compact, well made, and still hugely popular. For $180 you absolutely can't beat it. The SD model (shown) is quieter for another $80 or so.