The Guide Gear 16′ Deluxe Ladder Tree Stand (previously known as the Guide Gear Jumbo Tree Stand) is designed for hunters of all sizes and body frames. This is a product that is large, has a wide foot platform and users can sit comfortably. There is plenty of room to stretch out because the seat flips up. The ladder is made of steel while the seating is rugged with thick padding. Foot platform is 24 inches x 25 inches. The product’s armrests are also padded.
The ladder has 3 pinned sections that easily fold up for easy storage and transport. There are seat pad silencers designed to make the seat quiet when the user changes positions.
The seat is made of steel for durability and comfort. The seat is wide and has a padded armrest and fold-able footrest so even a heavy user will be able to use it and sit comfortably for the entire day without feeling discomfort or pain. There is ample space under the seat to put food, water or hunting gear. The seat can also be raised up if the user needs for platform space.
The ladder is 18 feet tall and gives just the appropriate height for a proper range for sighting deer and hunting them with the use of an arrow or a gun. The product can carry a user as large as 300 pounds and has stabilizer straps, ratchet straps, and a safety harness. The entire unit is easy to collapse and assemble because it comes in three ladder sections.
This is a product that is specifically for hunters and for them to have a comfortable time while waiting for the game. The structure is sturdy and will not break or bend. The ladder is strong so will not bend while the user is climbing. It stands firmly on the ground and will give the user adequate support. The stand remains quiet as well as the seat.
It comes as a complete set so you won't need to buy additional equipment or accessories. Additionally, it comes with all the tools to make the user safe while using it. It is appropriate for hunting with a rifle or an arrow.
This ladder gives you instant access to the top of the tree. There is no need to adjust the straps while climbing which can be dangerous.
The Gear Guide Deluxe is very heavy and will take two people to set up and put it upright. On top of that, many of the bolts and screws are incompatible and unlabelled. Some of the parts were shipping. The manual is unhelpful with unclear instructions. Lastly, we found the seat is on the noisy side which is not ideal!
- Made of durable steel
- Ladder is 18 feet tall
- Has 3 pinned ladder sections
- Easy to collapse and fold
- Includes a silencer embedded in the seat
- Has a wide padded seat, foot rest and arm wrests
- 300-pound weight capacity
- Comes with stabilizer straps, ratchet straps, and safety harness
The final verdict
This is a good product that is durable and hard to break. It has a large seat with ample space underneath that can be used for water, food or other hunting gear. The seat and armrests are padded, furthermore, there is a good amount of space on the platform to easily shuffle around.
The ladder is tall and will give appropriate height for the hunter to aim and hit the target. The Guide Gear 16′ Deluxe Ladder Tree Stand’s is good for hunters using rifles or arrows.
However, this is a product that is too heavy for one person to assemble alone. The product is hard to assemble and several screws are missing. The manual is hard to understand and the instructions are virtually incomprehensible.
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