Tree Saddle or Treestand? ‘The Hunting Public’ Has Thoughts

Tree saddles are growing in popularity. But treestands have their place in the woods. Which is best for you?

The guys at The Hunting Public spend a lot of time in trees. And for the past few years, they’ve leaned into a tree saddle setup from the brand Tethrd.

The packability and lightness of a tree saddle make hiking into hunting spots a heck of a lot easier. And once you get the hang of it, it’s efficient to set up, utilize, and move in.

But that doesn’t mean traditional treestands are moot. Comfort is certainly king when it comes to stands.

In 12 minutes, the fellas break it down for those of us caught in the middle. And it’s a good watch. Dig in.

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Nicole Qualtieri

Based in Montana, Nicole Qualtieri is GearJunkie's Hunt + Fish Editor. She also serves as a Board Director for Orion the Hunters Insititute, a non-profit promoting fair chase and hunting ethics nationwide. A DIY hunter, she comes from a non-traditional hunting background and began hunting and fishing in her 30s. She's been a voice for hunting, fishing, and conservation since 2014, when she got started working on the television show MeatEater. She's an avid horsewoman, bird dog aficionado, snowboarder, hiker/backpacker, food nerd, and all-around outdoorswoman. Find her online at @nkqualtieri.

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