Hang-on stands offer a lightweight, collapsible stand that you can bring through the woods with you. They attach directly to the tree using brackets or straps, so they can be left up for a decent period of time.
Hang-on stands can be a bit tricky to get into, as the stand doesn’t offer any assistance to the hunter getting up the tree. Many hunters use hang-on stands in combination with climbing sticks, which need to be attached to the tree up to the point of attachment of the stand. If you are bringing climbing sticks, this impacts the total weight you’ll be carrying.
Hang-on stands are great choices for hunters who want to be able to leave their stands up, but can’t commit to one spot for the whole season. They offer a nice combination of security and versatility.
When choosing your hang-on tree stand, consider the size and its method of attachment to the tree.