10 Best Hunting Climber

Updated on: September 2022

Best Hunting Climber in 2022


Summit Treestands Summit Viper Steel Climber

Summit Treestands Summit Viper Steel Climber
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2022

Summit Treestands 81120 Viper SD Climbing Treestand, Mossy Oak

Summit Treestands 81120 Viper SD Climbing Treestand, Mossy Oak
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2022
  • Closed-front aluminum climbing stand
  • Suspended foam-padded seat with backrest in Mossy Oak Break-Up Infinity camo
  • Weighs 20 lbs. and holds up to 300 lbs. Green Utility Strap
  • 18” W x 12” D seat size, 20” W x 26.5" D platform size
  • Includes Full-Body Fall Arrest Harness System and all necessary hardware. Versatility, comfort and functionality while being lightweight

Lone Wolf Wide Sit & Climb Combo II Climbing Tree Stand

Lone Wolf Wide Sit & Climb Combo II Climbing Tree Stand
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2022
  • Comfort meets convenience, without sacrificing an ounce of performance
  • The unique, pivoting sit & climb bar provides easy climbing; Fits trees 6" - 19" in diameter
  • 2-panel contoured foam seat pad provides all-day comfort
  • Features the full-size 30" x 19.5" platform with the distinctive 3-D camo platform design
  • Weighs just 21 pounds and has a 350-pound weight limit; Packs down to a slim 4-inch profile

OL'MAN Multivision Treestand, for Gun & Bowhunters

OL'MAN Multivision Treestand, for Gun & Bowhunters
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2022
  • LEGENDARY TREESTAND: The OL’MAN Multi-vision treestand is loved by gun and bow hunters everywhere.
  • 3 TREESTANDS IN 1: Configure the Multi-Vision for the way you hunt. Set up this legendary climbing stand with the classic OL’MAN straight bar, or with the included reversible Gun Rest/Foot Rest to accommodate both gun and bow hunters.
  • QUIET: The Multi-Vision Series is the quietest climbing stand on the market. It remains our best-selling tree stand.
  • SPECIFICATIONS: Steel Construction. Standing Platform measures 18-inches x 32-inches. Weight Limit: 300-pounds. Seat Style: 21-inch wide net. Overall Weight: 29-pounds. Seat Pad Cover: Black
  • OL’MAN EXPERIENCE: From our lightweight design to our rugged durability, OL’MAN Treestands are the highest quality treestands on the market today. We’re focused on customer service and comfort and stand behind everything we build.

Summit Treestands Mini Viper SD Climbing Treestand, Mossy Oak

Summit Treestands Mini Viper SD Climbing Treestand, Mossy Oak
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2022
  • Closed-front aluminum climbing stand
  • Suspended foam-padded seat with backrest
  • Weighs 18 lbs. and holds up to 300 lbs.
  • 18 ”W x 12” D Seat Size, 20” W x 24.75” D Platform Size
  • Includes Full Body Fall Arrest Harness System and all necessary hardware
  • Aluminum 5-Channel Platform Frame with Dead Metal, Sound Deadening (SD) Technology
  • Foam Seat with Backrest
  • Four-Point FAS (harness) with safety strap and attached SRS strap
  • Two Coated, Steel Climbing Cables
  • Stand Weight: 18 pounds

XtremepowerUS Outdoor Tree Stand Climber Climbing Hunting Deer Bow Game Hunt Portable Treestand Padded Seat

XtremepowerUS Outdoor Tree Stand Climber Climbing Hunting Deer Bow Game Hunt Portable Treestand Padded Seat
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2022
  • XtremepowerUS is a solid choice for rifle or bow hunting and for hunters who demand a highly portable stand.
  • Hanging stands connect to the tree with chains or cables at the desired height
  • Solid front bar makes climbing easier and works well as a gun rest
  • Comfortable foam padded seat that can be raised for bow hunting and lowered for hunting with a gun
  • Highly portable with a frame that nest together and packs on your back

Summit Treestands Titan SD Climbing Treestand

Summit Treestands Titan SD Climbing Treestand
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2022
  • Closed-front aluminum climbing stand with Mossy Oak Break-Up Infinity camo finish
  • Suspended foam-padded seat with backrest
  • Weighs 25 lbs. and holds up to 350 lbs.
  • 18” W x 12” D seat size, 21”W x 30.75” D platform size
  • Includes Full Body Fall Arrest Harness System and all necessary hardware
  • Wide Aluminum Seat/Climber Frame
  • 350-pound weight capacity to handle heavier hunters and their gear
  • The two-piece seat also buckles, allowing you to remove your seat quickly
  • Comes complete with 4-point safety harness, Rapid Climb Stirrups, pads, hardware, ropes and straps
  • Comfortable Foam Seat with Backrest

Summit Treestands SU81119 Goliath SD Climbing Treestand, Mossy Oak

Summit Treestands SU81119 Goliath SD Climbing Treestand, Mossy Oak
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2022
  • Closed-front aluminum climbing stand with Mossy Oak Break-Up Infinity camo finish
  • Suspended foam-padded seat with backrest
  • Weighs 25 lbs. and holds up to 350 lbs.
  • 18” W x 12” D seat size, 21”W x 30.75” D platform size
  • Includes Full Body Fall Arrest Harness System and all necessary hardware

XtremepowerUS Portable Hunting Tree Stand Climber Deer Bow Game Hunt with Step-On Platform

XtremepowerUS Portable Hunting Tree Stand Climber Deer Bow Game Hunt with Step-On Platform
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2022
  • XtremepowerUS is a solid choice for rifle or bow hunting and for hunters who demand a highly portable stand.
  • Hanging stands connect to the tree with chains or cables at the desired height
  • Solid front bar makes climbing easier and works well as a gun rest
  • Comfortable foam padded seat that can be raised for bow hunting and lowered for hunting with a gun
  • Highly portable with a frame that nest together and packs on your back

Summit Treestands Sentry SD Closed Front Climbing Stand

Summit Treestands Sentry SD Closed Front Climbing Stand
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2022
  • Dead Metal Technology
  • Quick Draw cable retention system
  • Mesh style seat
  • Closed front
  • Weighs 23 lbs

Apartment-hunting Tips for Michiana Students

There is a dizzying assortment of rental units available, from beachfront cottages to downtown walk-up flats to the more typical suburban apartment complexes. But seasonal changes in availability and, more importantly, in cost, are common,

Get an early start.

There is a dizzying assortment of rental units available, from beachfront cottages to downtown walk-up flats to the more typical suburban apartment complexes. But seasonal changes in availability and, more importantly, in cost, are common. A waterfront two-room unit may rent for $500 a month in winter, but you'll rarely be able to obtain a full-year's lease on beachside apartment. Even the most rudimentary dwelling near the water hits $1,500 a week - or more - after Memorial Day. Even if you can afford the cost, you may not find what you want if you wait, especially in St. Joseph, New Buffalo, Bridgman, Chikaming or Michigan City.

Check out the neighborhood.

Even in our small little towns and villages, it's a fact of life that some neighborhoods are safer than others for students and young people moving in. Before you lease anywhere, always call the local police for an update on crime stats, and proceed accordingly. Berrien County Sheriff's Department has a busy schedule of Rape-Aggression Defense (RAD) classes designed for girls and women; check it out. Also, do a few drive-bys during the day and the night to get a feel for what's up after the sun goes down. Don't rely on the word of the rental agent, who may or may not live nearby. If you can, ask a few neighbors or other tenants what the neighborhood is like.

Try getting there from there.

If you don't have a car, or you car isn't dependable, you need to know there are dramatic differences in bus and cab access. The Indiana side of the Michiana border offers the really excellent and inexpensive Transpo bus system that will get you to and from just about anywhere you need to go. In Michigan, there's just the "shoe-leather express" for folks without cars, or whose cars are out of commission.

Translation: Virtually no mass transit, and what is available through Berrien Bus is incredibly inconvenient (you need to call several days ahead) and prohibitively expensive. It'll cost you 80 bucks to take a "cab" from northern Buchanan Township into St. Joseph city, and back again. That's about 34 miles round trip. Niles, however, offers Dial-A-Ride, as does Benton Harbor. and St. Joseph. But the buses won't cross the city lines, so you'll be walking if your job or appointment is outside the city limits. And you'll likely be walking on the side of a busy road, since bike paths and sidewalks are few and far between in southwestern Michigan.

At Your Service ... Maybe

Apartments and rental units in the bigger cities, such as South Bend and Mishawaka, virtually all offer full city services, as well as access to cable TV and dependable signals for cellular service. Some spots even have wireless Internet. If that's your thing, you'll want to limit your apartment searches to the bigger communities, because most of the small towns and villages can't offer that. Some of the older neighborhoods along Lake Michigan aren't hooked up to municipal water or sewer, so you'll likely be dealing with a septic system and well water. Ditto regarding cell service and cable access. Only the most populated areas have cable, and cell service everywhere is spotty. In many locations, residents have to contract for their own trash pick-up service. On the bright side, the services that are available, and those you have to contract for, are typically very affordable compared to big-city costs.

Cost It Out

Don't fail to know what you're getting into when you rent an apartment or duplex, and cost everything out in advance to make sure you've covered all the hidden costs. And make sure you obtain insurance! Several major apartment fires in the past two years revealed that hundreds of apartment dwellers were completely uninsured. They lost everything in the fires and had no recourse without insurance. Apartment owners typically only insure the premises for the owner's losses, not the renters' losses.

For more information about renting apartments in Michiana, contact Priority One Properties LLC, a Niles-based apartment-finding and rental service, at 269-687-7189.
Or contact the area chambers of commerce for information on their apartment-owner members:

- Four Flags Area Chamber of Commerce (Niles area) at 269-683-3720;
- Buchanan Area Chamber of Commerce at 269-695-3291;
- Cornerstone Chamber (St. Joseph-Benton Harbor-Lakeshore area) at 269-925-6100
- Harbor Country Chamber (all eight waterfront communities south of Bridgman) at 269-469-2257
- Chamber of Commerce of St. Joseph County (South Bend and Mishawaka, Indiana area) at 574-234-0051.


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