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Saddle Hunting


Hunting is an exhilarating and challenging sport that requires the right gear and right equipment. One of the most essential pieces of equipment for hunting is a comfortable and durable hunting saddle. A hunting saddle is a harness that connects to a rope and attaches to the tree which allows the hunter to sit or stand comfortably while hunting.

There are various types of hunting saddles available in the market, from traditional rope or webbing-based saddles to more modern and advanced designs. The choice of saddle will depend on the type of hunting you’re doing, your budget, and your personal preferences. Its always recommended to try a few different ones out to see which works best for you. Perhaps at a hunting or outdoors expo!

One brand that stands out in the market for tree saddle hunting is Tethrd. Tethrd offers a wide range of hunting gear, including their patented tree saddle, the Tethrd Mantis. The Tethrd Mantis is a lightweight and compact saddle that is designed for extreme mobility and versatility. It features a unique, patent-pending design that allows for quick and easy adjustments, making it easy to switch between sitting and standing positions while hunting.


The Tethrd Mantis I am using is made with high-quality materials, including a durable and breathable mesh seat, and is built to last. I have been using one for the last 3 seasons and it still looks as it did the day it was purchased.  It also can be customized with a variety of accessories that can be added or removed to suit your needs, such as the SYS hauler or the One Stick roll up Pouch. Compared to other brands the Tethrd Mantis offers a unique combination of comfort, durability, and versatility.


When choosing a hunting saddle, comfort is an essential factor. The size and fit of the saddle are crucial for comfort and safety. A saddle that is too big or too small can be uncomfortable and unstable. It is important to try out different sizes and styles of saddles to find the one that works best for you.


To prolong the lifespan of your hunting saddle, it is essential to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for care and maintenance. This includes regularly inspecting the saddle for any signs of wear or damage, and taking appropriate action. It is also important to store the saddle in a cool, dry place when not in use and during the off season. Prior to the season I hand wash in warm soapy water and hang dry. I use that opportunity to inspect the saddle prior to the upcoming season.


Safety should always be a top priority when hunting, and this applies to saddle hunting as well. It is essential to use a saddle that is designed for hunting and is certified by a reputable organization. It is also important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for use, and to use appropriate safety equipment.


When hunting from a tree, accessories such as a HYS strap or a recliner for back support can be helpful. Don’t forget to pair your tree saddle with the perfect platform to stand on. With plenty of options available for packs carrying your gear couldn’t get any easier. And last but not least climbing sticks. Using a tree saddle will require a way to climb a tree to get to hunting height and Tethrd makes a variety of options for climbing sticks.


In conclusion, a comfortable and durable hunting saddle is an essential piece of equipment for any hunter. Tethrd’s tree saddle hunting gear, such as the Tethrd Mantis, offers a unique combination of comfort, durability, and versatility. When choosing a hunting saddle, it is important to consider comfort, durability, and safety. With the right gear and equipment, tree saddle hunting can be a fun and rewarding experien

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