Bought the hand climber 3 years ago. Never looked back. Tossed all my other clinky, noisy, scratchy, clanky, heavy stands. Lone wolf beats them no holds barred. Easy to pack, light, not noisy in the least bit, stable and low profile. The hand climber is indeed not for the faint of heart, but using a safety belt should make you feel more comfortable with movement. You'll get used to the size and love the silence. I recently bought the sit and climb seat with bar. Plainly put, its awesome. If I know I want to sit all day, I will bring along the sit and climb seat. It's got all the leverage with the bar and very comfortable with arm rests and a hammock style seat. I use the bar upright in front of me parrallel to the ground if I'm in a "tricky" tree or put it under my legs if I wish to pull a shot off without having to hit the bar with a bow. Your able to face the tree and sit or the other way around with the bar too. It moves, so you can place it where you want. I'll never buy from another company I love this stand so much. My buddies can't believe how light it is, even the sit and climb version. If I packed in their summits to the places I go, I would sweat up a storm and ruin the hunt right then and there, not so with lone wolf. I was so pumped, I want to buy stock. The money is well worth it as I was skeptical at first to dig in the wallet, but man it's paid for itself and then some. I think the belt straps are easier to climb with because they are flexible too and I have no worries about the strength of them. They really know how to accomidate the serious hunter.
"I enjoy and become completely immersed in the challenge and the increased opportunity to become for a time a part of nature. Deer hunting is a classical exercise in freedom. It�s a return to fundamentals that I distinctly feel are basic and right"-F.B.