November 13, 2008 at 10:37pm
I too thought Summit was the best until I bought the Equalizer (I had the Bullet Backpacker until I used my Equalizer about three times and realized I would never want to hunt out of the Summit again). The Equalizer is the best hunting product, other than my Remington model 700, that I have ever purchased. It is lighter, easier to pack, much more quiet to put up (I can literally have this stand attached to the tree is less than 20 seconds and it makes no noise) and you can adjust the angle of the stand as you go up the tree so you don't have to guess that correct angle at the bottom. The Equalizer is probably not quite as comfortable as the Summit was, but it's close and all it's other positive attributes outweighed the small difference in comfort for me. You can only buy the Equalizer direct from the company. The web site is www.Equalizer.com.
I let my stepson use my Equalizer when I took him hunting and I dreaded the days that I had to use my Summit. Most folks like the Summit just fine, and I did too, until I found the Equalizer. You might consider checking them out before you make your purchase. With the Equalizer you can use a sling type seat like the Summit or a padded seat. You can also buy it with a rifle rest if you like that sort of thing. Best of luck to you and have a great season!