After waking up half the woods trying to clamp my climber around a tree, let alone get up it, I am sold on the Tree Saddle. Might be too late in the season for me to make the investment now with having to take the time to do a few practice climbs and shoots, but I'm convinced this thing is the way to go. Definately think your safer in one of these than a hang on or climber...but the portability and stealthness of these things is what has me sold. You can scout out your stands ahead of time, use screw-ins or ladders to get to your desired height, tie in and hang out. Not to mention the idea of concealing your profile behind the tree makes total sense to me. Might be awkward at first but I'm sure you'd get used to it pretty quick. As for the comfort, based on watching the video and seeing actual feed back and testimonials there are varying positions, all look more comnfortable than my stand positions and if need be I can rest my knees agaist the trunk of the try. I'll let everyone know what i think when i actually get one and try it out...but like the Turkey guy said, i can easlily see a lot of people giving up their hang -ons and climbers in lieu of this option.