Every year we give you an overview of the climbing treestands offered by Summit Stands. Their lineup has not changed much from last year, but nevertheless we want to make sure we give you the most up-to-date information about this years stands. Since we own a few of these stands, we can easily stand by the product Summit puts out. They are safe, well built, easy to use stands that work day in and day out for the most passionate hunters.
Below is their climbing stand lineup for 2014.
The Summit® Openshot SD Climbing Treestand is designed for hunters who prefer mobility and silence. Features Summit’s Dead Metal Sound Deadening Technology, and at only 15 pounds, this ultra-compact design still offers plenty of comfort. Thick padded seat folds up when you want to stand against the tree. Features patented QuickDraw cables and RapidClimb stirrups. Includes a full-body safety harness. Seat: 18". Inside Climber Frame: 19.75" x 14". Platform: 20" x 24.75". Weight: 15 lbs. Maximum weight capacity: 300 lbs. MSPR $259.99
Sit down/stand up Summit® Razor SD Climbing Treestand includes EZ climbing bar that folds out of the way when you're ready to hunt. Features Dead Metal Sound Deadening Technology, adjustable 12"x 18"x 2" seat with a 12"x 20"x 2" backrest, padded armrests, and backpack straps. Includes RapidClimb® Stirrups and a full-body safety harness. Inside Climber Frame: 19.75" x 26.5". Platform: 20" x 28.75". Weight: 21 lbs. Maximum weight capacity: 300 lbs. MSRP $299.99
3. 180 Max SD
The Summit 180 Max SD Climbing Treestand offers a comfortable vantage point in the stand with a bit more room and capacity for bigger hunters and those who prefer some extra space. Designed for flexible positioning, the Summit 180 Max is equipped with an adjustable-height, reversible surround seat that allows you to sit facing the tree or reversed with the seat against the tree. Meanwhile, the premium-quality, precision welded aluminum, extended-top frame offers an advantage for tall hunters, yet keeps the weight down to 23 pounds. The larger, 6-channel aluminum platform offers extra space to move around, with a generous 350-pound maximum weight capacity.
A perfect combination of comfort and light weight—now with Dead Metal Sound Deadening Technology! Critical sections of tubing are foam-filled for significant reductions in game-spooking sounds. Adjustable seat height; ideal for bows or guns. Features SummitLokt construction, RapidClimb stirrups, and QuickDraw cables. Cushioned armrests, padded climbing seat bar, backpack straps. Includes a full-body safety harness. Seat: 12" x 18" x 2". Backrest: 12" x 20" x 2". Inside Climber Frame: 19.75" x 26.5". Platform: 20" x 29". Weight: 20 lbs.
Maximum weight capacity: 300 lbs. MSRP $289.99
Now with Dead Metal Sound Deadening Technology, Summit’s largest climbing stand is even better! Ideal for hunters looking for maximum range of motion, the Titan features a large platform and an extended top section to optimize your legroom. Seat height is adjustable, so gun hunters can use the padded climbing bar as a gunrest. Includes RapidClimb Stirrups and a full-body safety harness. Inside Climber Frame: 21.75"x28.5". Platform: 20" x 30.75". Weight: 25 lbs. Maximum weight capacity: 350 lbs. MSRP $349.99
6. Goliath SD
The Summit Goliath SD is a full featured climber for full-framed hunters. Extra room and an ample 350 pound limit makes it the perfect stand for the bigger hunter or for anyone looking for a little extra room. MSRP $319.99
Tips the scales at just 14 lbs.! Summit® engineers cut out the weight of this new for 2012 Tree Stand, ensuring deep-woods portability is easy as pie. Features a comfy sling-style mesh seat. Notice the tree stands high-tech aluminum perimeter tube. It means less weight, yet still allows for top stability. Safe and solid, too. Gets you up there fast with the classic sit-and-stand method. A must for bow hunters who dig an open front! - See more at: http://www.sportsmansguide.com/product/index/summit-specialist-sd-climber-tree-stand-realtree-ap?a=993796#sthash.OgbAmO9i.dpuf MSRP $299.99
Climb up like a squirrel on steroids! New for 2012, this closed-front Climber Tree Stand features a comfy sling-style mesh seat. Plus, you'll notice its high-tech aluminum perimeter tube. It allows weight to be cut out of the TreeStand, yet still provides top stability. Safe and solid, too. Gets you up there fast with the classic sit-and-stand method. It's a beauty for years of use and years of hunting success! MSRP $359.99
9. Cobra SD
One of Summit's lightest sit and climb stand, the Cobra SD is our best all-round climber, with a perfect balance of roominess, comfort, features and light weight. The versatile padded seat can be raised for bow hunting and lowered for hunting with a gun. Like all Summit climbers, the Cobra SD features our RapidClimb Stirrups, QuickDraw and SummitLokt technologies. Weight Limit is 300 pounds. Overall stand weight is 18 pounds. MSRP $279.99
The Mini Viper SD is one of our best all-round climber, with a perfect balance of roominess, comfort, features and light weight. The versatile padded seat can be raised for bow hunting and lowered for hunting with a gun. The solid front bar makes climbing easy and works well as a gun rest. Like all Summit climbers, Viper features our RapidClimb Stirrups, QuickDraw and SummitLokt technologies. Weight Limit is 300 pounds. MSRP $279.99