The Lightest Climbing Tree Stand

In the post below you will find information to help you with your search for the lightest climbing tree stand. Lugging hunting equipment out to your site can be an energy drainer in and of itself. The more weight you are carrying and for longer the distance, the more exhausted you are before you have even begun your hunt. Over the years hunting gear has grown lighter as technology has advanced and pressed manufacturers to better their products.

Weight is a huge factor when choosing a tree stand. Climbing tree stands are often heavier than the lithe hang-on models, typically offering more sizeable seats and platforms. They are, however, no longer the heavy, bulky, tedious units of yesteryear. Some new models are certainly as light, if not lighter than many hang-on tree stands.

Below are five of the lightest tree stands you can find on the market to make your hunting endeavor more enjoyable.

  • X-Stand The X-1 Climbing Tree Stand
  • Rating: 5/5
  • weighs 11 lbs
  • weight capacity 300lbs
  • 23 x 31 x 3 inches
  • Price: $$
  • Summit Treestands OpenShot SD Climbing Treestand
  • Rating: 3.9/5
  • weighs 15lbs
  • weight capacity 300lbs
  • 32 x 20 x 36 inches
  • Price: $
  • Summit Treestands Specialist SD Climbing Treestand
  • Rating: 4.2/5
  • weighs 16lbs
  • weight capacity 250lbs
  • 36 x 19.5 x 36 inches
  • Price: $$$
  • X-Stand Deluxe Hunting Climbing Tree Stand
  • Rating: 3.4/5
  • weighs 16lbs
  • weight capacity 300lbs
  • 27 x 20 x 21 inches
  • Price: $
  • X-Stand Treestands X-Stand Sit & Climb Climbing Treestand
  • Rating: 2.3/5
  • weighs 12lbs
  • weight capacity 300lbs
  • 32 x 25 x 4 inches
  • Price: $$
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Rating: 5/5Rating: 3.9/5Rating: 4.2/5Rating: 3.4/5Rating: 2.3/5
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1.) X-Stand The X-1 Climbing Tree Stand

x-stand-the-x-1-climbing-tree-standAt an incredibly light 11 pounds the X-1 is the lightest climbing tree stand out there.  It attains such lightness by being constructed by the lightest aluminum in the business: 6061 T6 Aircraft Aluminum. Despite its lightness, the X-1 is very durable and stable, and can hold up to 300 pounds.

The X-1 packs up easily with its included bungee chord that wraps around the seat and foot platform that fold to lay flat on one another. You then fasten the backpacking straps for a secure fit. The bungee chord binds the seat and foot platform together, which reduces any sound while walking, making it that much more convenient to hall around.

2.) X-Stand Treestands X-Stand Sit & Climb Climbing Treestand

x-stand-treestandsx-stand-sit-climb-climbing-treestandThe 12 pound Sit & Climb is constructed out of 6061 T6 Aircraft aluminum like its sister the X-1, making it easily portable for great distances, but safe and sturdy when fixed in a tree. It lies flay so that it is easy and quiet to pack. Allowing for a weight capacity of 300 pounds, it is equipped with a sit bar that can also be used as a shooting rail, foot rest, arm rest or simply be pushed under so as to be out of the way.

3.) Summit Treestands Open Shot SD Climbing Treestand

summit-treestands-openshot-sd-climbing-treestandThe Open Shot is an ultra-portable stand weighing a mere 15 pounds and with a weight capacity of 300 pounds. It is intended for hunters who enjoy hunting in the deepest woods. It feels quite comfortable and spacious when you are ready to hunt, despite being a compact stand.  A folding seat is set inside the seat frame and effortlessly folds up when you want to stand up beside the tree. The cushioned seat then becomes a pad for your back, permitting you to stand more contentedly for an extended period of time.

4.) Summit Treestands Specialist SD Climbing Treestand

summit-treestands-specialist-sd-climbing-treestandThe Summit Specialist weighs in at a scant 16 pounds and can hold up to 250 pounds. It has a round perimeter tube engineered of high tech which contributes to its lightness. It packs easily and quietly for transfer to your hunting station. Its sling style seat makes for comfortable, all-day hunting.

5.) X-Stand Deluxe Hunting Climbing Tree Stand

x-stand-deluxe-hunting-climbing-tree-standAt 16 pounds the X-Stand Deluxe is a convenient, lightweight tree stand to meet your hunting needs. It folds flat and comes with built-in backpack straps for easy transportation. It is equipped with safety hoops to assist you in “climbing” the tree of your choice. Once you have reached your height, you can rely on this durable and stable, albeit lightweight, aluminum engineered tree stand to hold you comfortably for hours to come.

There you have it, I hope you have determined the lightest climbing tree stand that is right for you. Make sure you check out the best rated broadheads and our best recurve bows for beginners.