Hunter Safety System Introduces a New Harness Specifically Designed for Crossbow Hunters

By Bow StaffJune 6, 2016

DANVILLE, Ala.  (June 6, 2016) – As crossbow hunting continues to gain popularity across the country, today Hunter Safety System announced the introduction of a new harness specifically designed to address the unique set of challenges that are associated with safely hunting with a crossbow from a treestand. The new HSS Crossbow Harness answers all those challenges in a stylish, comfortable and affordable harness.448924105

Unlike traditional bows, crossbows have issues related to cocking the crossbow while hunting from an elevated position. When the crossbow is cocked, the treestand safety harnesses’ tether strap tends to fall in front of the hunter, which not only is frustrating but also can tangle with the crossbow and knock off or damage the scope. To eliminate this problem, HSS has added a Tether Stow Strap to the new Crossbow Harness that will safely secure the tether when cocking the bow.

Another feature of this new harness is the deep zippered pocket specifically designed to accommodate the cocking rope which if stowed in a backpack or regular harness pocket can easily get tangled with other gear or fall out of the stand. HSS has also equipped the new Crossbow Harness with a Range Finder Rip Cord that keeps the rangefinder handy yet out of the way and always attached so an accidental drop is never a concern. 

Designed on the popular HSS Hybrid Flex chassis, the new HSS Crossbow Harness features the same 1.25-inch upper-body webbing, shock absorbing tether and waist buckle. The individual, padded hexagon shoulder straps on the HSS Crossbow Harness provide comfort and maximum flexibility and the ample pockets—including a secure mesh pocket designed for a cell phone—make it easy to store all of the necessary crossbow and other hunting gear. Weighing only 2.5 lbs., the new HSS Crossbow Harness meets current industry standards recognized by the Treestand Manufacturers Association.

Featuring the popular Realtree® Xtra™ the new HSS Crossbow Harness includes a lineman’s climbing strap, an adjustable tree strap, a suspension-relief/deer drag strap and instructions. It will be available this summer at major sporting goods retailers nationwide and conveniently online at for a suggested retail price of $129.99.

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