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Rivers Edge ladder stand?
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Anyone have any experience with the Rivers Edge Lockdown 21 foot 1-man ladder stand? I'm considering one of these for next season. Any feedback would be appreciated.
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I have a double and it is an excellent stand. Heavy though. I think it took 4 of us to put it up but we likely could ha s done it with 3.

It’s rock solid. Very stable and comfortable. I’ve had it up for two seasons now and I’m very pleased with it.


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Also of note, I have three ladder stands and this one I think is the best. The other two are a 15’ Summit and then an 18’ X-Stand. The Rivers Rdge is hands down better in comfort, construction, and stability.


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thanks. the lockdown 1-man is advertised that you can put it up by yourself and secure it to the tree before climbing it. also, the ladder pieces lock together without rattling. i like those features, which is why i'm leaning towards this brand. i have a summit viper climber that i love, but i have found myself sitting the same tree often. a ladder stand would make climbing the tree faster, quieter, and less impact to tearing the bark up.
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(01-01-2020, 03:29 PM)Carcass Wrote: thanks. the lockdown 1-man is advertised that you can put it up by yourself and secure it to the tree before climbing it. also, the ladder pieces lock together without rattling. i like those features, which is why i'm leaning towards this brand. i have a summit viper climber that i love, but i have found myself sitting the same tree often. a ladder stand would make climbing the tree faster, quieter, and less impact to tearing the bark up.


Im as fan of ladder stands. I like 15-18’ and brush them in.


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the below item makes putting up even double wide stands a one man operation

https://www.sportsmansguide.com/product/...?a=1945968
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https://www.sportsmansguide.com/product/...?a=1859987

I got this on sale before season for $179. They also gave a free harness - not the cheap one that comes with them but a better one. I sold it on Ebay for $30.

I put it up by myself with no problem.

I also got a Hunt Comfort FatBoy Ultra Premium GelCore Hunting Seat. Makes any stand an all day sit.
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(01-07-2020, 12:56 AM)BiggBirdd Wrote: https://www.sportsmansguide.com/product/...?a=1859987

I got this on sale before season for $179. They also gave a free harness - not the cheap one that comes with them but a better one. I sold it on Ebay for $30.

I put it up by myself with no problem.

I also got a Hunt Comfort FatBoy Ultra Premium GelCore Hunting Seat. Makes any stand an all day sit.


So, I really think the quality of this stand is much less than the Rivers Edge lockdown. I have an X-stand and I would describe it as more rickety than my Rivers Edge. The Rivers Edge just feels so much more solid going up the ladder and definitely the floor when I stand and look around the tree. I am a big dude and that is important to me.

The X-Stand is comfortable sitting, but it definitely has more play and due to that makes a little more noise when I shift around looking in different directions or looking for a shot.

My Summit, although less comfortable, I think is a better made/more solid stand than the X-Stand.


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the thing i don't like about either of those stands is the seat. those mesh seats will break down in a year or two and then what do you have?
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(01-07-2020, 11:26 AM)67gt390fb Wrote: the thing i don't like about either of those stands is the seat. those mesh seats will break down in a year or two and then what do you have?

yes, i thought of that too. i wish the seat was removable and i could pack it in and out of the woods with me to prevent being left out in the weather 24/7. since that's not possible, i think i'll cover it with an old piece of waterproof canvas i have. that should help keep the rain, sun, and bird poop off of it and easily and quietly be rolled up out of the way when i go to use the stand. i think i'm gonna keep a tree umbrella with the stand too so i don't have to pack one in and out of the woods with me on rainy days.
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