LAST UPDATED: February 27th, 2023
The year’s best new treestands and climbing sticks have been unleashed! They are lighter, quieter, and more hunter friendly than ever before.
Check out the best new treestands and climbing sticks for 2023 below.
Elevate Element Ultra
Run and gun bowhunters will love the new Element Ultra treestand released for 2023 by Elevate Stand Co. Weighing in at just 6.25 pounds, it’s a great option for the minimalist that wants to go in light and come out heavy. It’s built with 6061-T6 aluminum in a rigid design that can be setup with ratchet or cam buckle. The stand’s adjustable base and seat make leveling out on most any tree easier than ever.
- Platform – 17″ x 23.75″
- Seat and Cushion – 10″ x 8″
- Height from Platform to Seat – 19.5″
- Climbing stick attachment
Timber Ninja Carbon Fiber Treestand
The team at Timber Ninja is proud to release their Carbon Fiber Treestand, an industry first, weighing in right at 6.5 lbs, making it another great option for the mobile hunter wanting to shed the weight. The stand features Amsteel cables, a big 27” platform, yet with minimal weight. Price and pre-order info coming soon.
- Platform – 27” x 17”
- Seat Size – 9.5” x 12”
- Weight – 6.5lbs
Elevate Ascend Climbing Sticks
The new Elevate Ascend climbing sticks come in a 17″ or 20″ version. These sticks have a patent-pending magnetic design that keeps them together when stacked. They also were built to work in tandem and easily pack onto the Element Ultra stand.
These sticks are made in the USA and come with a single cam strap for attaching to the tree. They can be purchased in a 3 or 4 pack, and prices start at $99 per stick.
- Step-to-step length – 15″ (17″ stick) / 18″ (20″ stick)
- Weight – 1.6lbs (17″ stick) / 1.75lbs (20″ stick)
- Can be used with Amsteel Aiders
MSRP: 17″ ($99 per stick) / 20″ ($109 per stick)
Muddy Outfitter Hang On
Muddy’s Outfitter Hang On treestand gives hunters a rock solid platform with ample space to maneuver for the shot. It’s a heavy-duty powder coated steel design built on a wide-stance platform. It offers one-hand platform leveling for simple comfort adjustments, even in a crooked tree. The seat is also adjustable to maximize comfort on long sits in the tree.
- Platform – 24” x 34”
- Seat Size – 15” x 11”
- Seat Style: 3” triplex foam cushion provides all-day comfort
- Flip-back Seat
- Weight – 18lbs
- Weight rating – 300lbs
Millenium Bowlite Single Ladder Stand
Ladder stands are a great option when it comes to comfort, convenience and safety. Unfortunately, they are typically very heavy, bulky, and tough to setup. However, for 2023, the crew at Millennium designed a ladder stand that changes everything. It’s light and simple to move around throughout the season. Weighing in at only 53 lbs, the Bowlite Single Ladder Stand is made to be mobile, versatile, and nimble. The stability and versatility the Bowlite Single Ladder Stand provides are unmatchable when it comes to hunting from a ladder stand.
- 16′ Stand height
- Powder-coated steel construction
- 300-pound capacity
- Platform – 20″ x 18″
- Seat – 19.75″ x 17″
- ComfortMax Sling Seat
Tethrd Gen 3 ONE Stick
The ONE Stick from the crew at Tethrd has easily raised the bar by which all climbing sticks are now measured. They are the lightest thing going, weighing in at just one pound per stick. They’re pretty much half the weight of most other climbing sticks on the market. The sticks are built with Grade 9 aerospace titanium. It is immune to corrosion, 50% lighter than steel, and 300% stronger than aluminum. It’s the ultimate in strength-to-weight ratios.
- 16 ounces per stick (includes rope attachment)
- 18.5″ total height
- 17″ step to step
- 8.5″ step footbed
- 300 lb weight limit
MSRP: $349.99 / 3 sticks
Latitude Outdoors Carbon SS Climbing Sticks
Another super light climbing stick option for 2023 is the new Carbon SS stick from Latitude Outdoors. These are 18″ sticks and weigh in just over 1 pound. They are a fixed double steps offering plenty of comfort and safety when ascending and descending the tree.
The Carbon SS Climbing Sticks are a single, continuous piece of carbon fiber material. There are no moving parts and no hardware, so there’s nothing to come loose, no matter how hard you run the sticks. You’ll also find a new attachment method that eliminates noisy cam buckle straps. This new attachment method also enables flat stacking, so the sticks pack really well. The Carbon SS Climbing Sticks are made in the USA.
- Length – 18″
- Weight – 19 oz.
- New Rope Attachment Method
- Made of Carbon Fiber Material
- Easily Stackable
MSRP: $239.99 (3-pack) / $85.99 (single)
Summit Universal Backpack System
Summit makes the stand hauling chores an easier job with their new Universal Backpack System. The system was designed to reduce the stress load on your body, increase ease in transportability, and drastically minimize the noise your stand makes on the walk in to your stand site.
You’ll find beefy padding on the backpack base and shoulder straps and six neoprene covered buckle attachment points. Adjustable straps help distribute the load and can serve as a lumbar support when nestled properly. The system works for both Summit stands, as well as other treestands on the market.
- Weight: 1 lb.
- Backpack: 9.5″ W x 6.5″ H
- Shoulder Strap Pad: 17″ L X 3.25″ W
- Breathable padded mesh backpack base
XOP Cold World Stand
The Cold World Stand by XOP was designed with the mobile treestand hunter in mind. At just 7.5lbs, it’s an ultralight stand that features a 17.5″ by 26″ platform with an 8″ by 11″ seat. While transporting, the seat transitions into a shelf with XOP’s Quick-Lock system.
The full Cold World Stand package includes the stand with 2 cam straps, a seat cushion, adjustable carrying straps, and a lightweight safety harness. XOP is planning to make this stand available later this summer.
- Weight – 7.5lbs
- Platform Size – 17.5″ x 26″
- Seat Size – 8″ x 11″
- Dura-Grip Technology for traction
- 4-point Bracket for easier placement in tree
NOVIX Raider Hang On
The crew at NOVIX expands on their new and growing line of treestands with the introduction of their Raider series of stands for 2023. Their Raider Hang On Treestand was designed to give the hunter plenty of room for and comfort for long sits on stand. Hang it, leave it, and hunt with comfort and confidence every time you climb up. It’s built with an oversized textilene seat that contours to your body in the seated position. The unique welded platform makes the stand light to hang and provides a no-slip grip for cold and icy conditions. The stand provides the perfect blend of comfort and mobility with its lightweight design.
- 10.3 lbs
- 30.5” x 19.5” Standing Platform
- Weight Rating: 300 lbs
- All-Aluminum Construction
NOVIX Raider Ladder Stand
Another new stand in the NOVIX Raider lineup is their new Raider Ladder Stand. This zero assembly, all-aluminum, easy-to-hang, American Made ladder stand is the first of its kind. It’s built with NOVIX’s VersaLinks in the ladder’s rails so there’s no metal-to-metal contact, keeping the ladder stand completely silent. It’s built with an over-sized platform and textilene seat, this ladder stand folds flat and has a super light weight for a ladder stand at just 47 lbs.
- 18 ft Height (to Seat)
- 47 lbs
- 30” x 24” Standing Platform
- Weight Rating: 300 lbs
- All-Aluminum Construction