API’s name certainly isn’t new in the world of climbing tree stands. For this year, the company is going light, with the Marksman. Weighing in at 16 pounds, this aluminum climbing stand, with a weight capacity of 300 pounds, will be easy to haul on your back for miles. The platform is 20 inches wide by 27 inches deep. The seat on this closed-front stand is a hanging nylon net. Both the seat and platform sections can be leveled with the turn of a knob that does not require climbing down to the ground.