Summit Treestand Goliath SD Climbing Treestand

Product : Summit Treestand Goliath SD Climbing Treestand

Description: Climbing tree stand provides mobility while hunting. Climbs trees without a ladder.

Price: 359.99

Where to purchase: Amazon

Rank: 10 out of 10

Product Overview

This is my favorite of all my stands. A climber lets you fairly easily climb straight or semi straight trees. This stand is rated to hold 350 lbs. This stands is very light at 25 lbs. I have never had any issues with this stand. I use this stand more than any other stand I own.

The fully enclosed top rail helps keep you in the tree and also is used as part of the climbing of the tree. Basically you sit and stand up picking up the platform and setting it up higher or lower in the tree as you go. I have found it to be very safe as a way to climb up the tree.

The seat is also very comfortable for long sits. It slides silently out of the way when you stand up. I have killed many deer out of this stand. You can climb as high as you would like as long as you set the cables right. Practice makes perfect. I usually set the bottom platform at an upward angle. This angle changes depending on how fast the tree narrows.

The stand stacks nicely together and stay using the same ratchet strap used to secure the top section to the tree. The included backpack straps making caring the stand in and out a breeze. I have taken this stand in to the back forty so to speak. I’ve carried it in and out of many places that I hunt.

I’m a bigger guy and I’ve jumped up and down on the bottom platform and it didn’t budge. The platform is extremely sturdy and doesn’t creak at all when you move around the platform. The only issue that I have had with the bottom platform is that the area closes to the tree is a bit bigger and I’ve had my foot slip into the hole. Only happened once and I learned that it was there.

The included arm and front rail padding is a nice touch. It helps with long sits and adds to the comfort of the hunter. I have sat in the stand for all day sits without any issues.

I added camo saddle bags to mine. These bags help store all the stuff I carry like bow holders, hangers and folding saw. I would recommend that you carry a folding saw to cut small limbs on the way up the tree.

Wrapping it up

This stand is well worth the cost. This is my favorite stand of all the stands that I own. It is light, packs easily, and allows the hunter to play the wind. I can move from tree to tree depending on which way that the wind is blowing.

Over the years I come to really enjoy this stand. It is easy to level one you get to I feel very safe in this stand and never worried about falling out. That being said I still wear a safety harness each time I go up. I highly recommend that you wear a safety harness each time you climb. Get this stand and you won’t regret it.

I look forward to your comments or questions below. Thank you. Dan.

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2 thoughts on “Summit Treestand Goliath SD Climbing Treestand”

  1. Thank you for this great review on Summit Teestand.  It never occurred to me that a product like this would exist, but it’s nice to know that it does.  I kept staring at the product to try and figure out how it operated. You mentioned that you can use it sitting or standing.  Is there a video you could add to demonstrate the movement of this stand?  I would like that very much. I like that the product appears to be in “camouflage” material.  It’s a shame that you have to cut away small branches etc to use this stand properly.  You mentioned that you add extra saddle bags to your treestand. Does the extra weight have an effect on the operation of the treestand at all? Thanks for sharing.

    • Hello Glenys,

      It took me a little while to get used to climbing up and down the tree.  Basically you pick the upper portion of the stand and move it up or down.  Once it is reset against the tree you sit on the crossbar and either pick up the platform or lower the platform depending on which way you are going.  

      I try to not cut branches on the way up and down unless I have to.  I haven’t had any issues cutting branches and it doesn’t hurt the tree. I cut branches on trees 20+ years ago and they are still alive and thriving.  The extra weight of the bags doesn’t affect operation at all. It allows me to carry things such as bow hangers, saw, and extra hangers which I need every time I use the stand. 

      Here is a YouTube Video of the operation of this stand.

      Thank you for your comment.  Dan

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