19. September 2008 14:44
I must say, the padded seats that used to come with the Lone Wolf Sit and Climb are perhaps the most uncomfortable seat on a climbing tree stand I have sat in for years.... The thin nylon straps underneath the old seat dug into the back of my legs through the rather thin padding of the seat cushion in no time making an other wise pleasing sit, not so pleasurable.
Installed on all 2008 and newer Lone Wolf stands is their improved seat cushion design. It is a HUGE step above the old offering. The seat is firm rather than soft. It is also acceptable for a lengthy sit, but still not as cush and comfortable as a Summit seat.
A head on view of the new seat. As it looks, it is firm and not as soft as the Summit seats, but is not near as bulky or heavy as the Summit seats either.
A view looking down on the seat.
You can see how the nylon straps attach to the climbing portion of the stand. You just thread the straps through the plastic buckles and slide them up or down to adjust the seat to your desired height. If you like your seat to sit high, you may want to trim the excess straps length off as they are rather long.
The seats strap is nylon with a plastic buckle closure which I seem to like better than the bungee cord with metal hooks like the Summit replaceable seat. The metal hooks would always catch on things and I would seem to make unwanted noise with them at times as well.
Final words, the seat is not as comfortable for an all day sit as the Summit seats are, but is lighter, less bulky and packs better. It also lacks the metal hooks which I did not care for on the Summit seat I had on here previously.
To me it is give and take.... I think I am willing to give the extra comfort of the Summit seat for the benefits of this slimmer, less bulky design.