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James Smith
• Monday, 30 November, 2020
• 10 min read

It attaches to the saddle and seat post with the usual Velcro straps, one of which is reflective, as is the rear light loop. The Barracuda Mini is a well-priced, fully featured saddle pack if you’re travelling light.

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A well-priced, fully featured saddle pack if you’re travelling light. With a rigid top and bottom, and sides that concertina, this 98g bag feels larger than its 0.8l capacity.

It’s very tidily made, has a loop zip-pull and our experience of Dexter bags suggests it should last for years. Velcro straps secure it to seat post and saddle, and there are reflective details.

VOC’s little fella is a weight weenie-friendly 78g, with a 0.7-litre volume that’ll take a pair of inner tubes at a push, tire levers and a multi-tool, and there’s a small elasticated pocket inside too, ideal for keys. Fitting is the usual Velcro straps affair, there are reflective details and a rear light loop, for what is a very nifty, tough-feeling bag.

The 0.8l pack will take a wide inner tube and more besides, but the end opening can make it slightly awkward to access. The flip side is that the roll-top design with elastic drawstrings keeps everything inside bone dry.

It’s easy to clip and unclip and there’s a large rear reflective patch. The Bergman Flop Like is light and small and one for the more minimalist rider.

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The zip is waterproof, it has reflective logos and a light loop, and it appears tough and well-made. Our small 98g buckle-on bag has a 0.66-litre capacity and is made from tough Cordoba coated with Teflon.

We’d have appreciated reflective details on the sides as well as the rear, but that’s the only downside on a sturdy bag that’ll take two tubes, a multi-tool and more. Below is a brief story about how my hunting season has turned out so far, why it’s lead me to seek new options, and a list of the best tree saddle kits currently available on the market.

I began doing some e-scouting one morning during another slow sit in my tree stand spot, but my options on the other public land in my area are pretty limited without having a solid hang-and-hunt setup. Determined to find a spot with fresh sign or at least a palpable sense of deer in the immediate area, I went out scouting that afternoon.

I found sign in the form of four scrapes along the edge of an AG field, and setup shop in a ground blind later that evening. I had heard about them in some videos years ago, and read a handful of articles with people raving about saddles being the ultimate light weight, mobile hunting solution.

So if you’re looking to upgrade your hang-and-hunt game, these are the best tree saddle kits on the market I was able to find. I plan to add one of these saddle kits to my lineup in the near future, so look back here for a full review later on.

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The Tree Saddle is distributed around your body making it virtually unnoticeable as you move through the woods. Patented Hammock style design Separate Lineman loops 24” Web Bridge Two rows of Molly attachment system.

It features a lightweight brushed strict fabric with great stability and comfort. It’s ideal for long walks into your hunting area and meant to be totally mobile.

Patented design Separate Lineman loops 24” Web Bridge Two rows of Molly attachment system. Square Mossy Oak Bottom land Tree Tether Accessory Pouch.

The Hawk Helium Hammock Tree Saddle is another preferable option, as this kit includes a back band for additional support. Chaos Camo Pattern Ultra Packable; entire kit fits into an 8” x 8” x 10” carrying bag Padded and removable seat Secure Setup; includes climbing grade rope and attachments Lightweight; entire kit weighs less than 4lbs.

Aero Hunter Merlin tree saddle made specifically for fall prevention while tree hunting, rated 5000 lbs Saddle bridge is 1 heavy nylon webbing rated at 6500 lbs. Tree strap made of All Gear 24-strand climbing rope rated 6300 lbs, in brown, for adjustable tree anchor, with Fusion double-locking carabiner Lineman’s belt made of All Gear 24-strand climbing rope, in green, with Fusion double-locking carabiner Eye-and-eye Prussia cord is Sterling 8 mm Flex Hitch cord, made of Techno/Polyester, strength 29 kN (6519 lbs) for secure and adjustable connection to the ropes Aero Hunter Back Band for positionable back support if and where you want it.

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Focused on creating gear that is high quality, light weight, comfortable, and mobile to enhance your overall hunting experience, Cruz saddles simply cannot be left off this list. The company offers a wide range of saddle hunting equipment, but also sells two different kits if you prefer to go that route.

The S offers a solid mesh seat and is also equipped with quick release buckles, fixed static rope bridge, and two rows of Molly loops. The top row of Molly loops are loose for ease of clipping in carabiners and other gear.

The BC boasts a pleated mesh X mansion Ch amber that when opened adds a whole new level of comfort and cupping for your backside. The BC is also equipped with quick release buckles, fixed static rope bridge, and two rows of Molly loops.

The top row of Molly loops are loose for ease of clipping in carabiners and other gear. I added the Method Saddle from Latitude Outdoors after a reader steered me in their direction.

The Method saddle features a unique dual panel design for supreme comfort to get you through even your longest days of hunting. Without having any experience with this saddle, I like the idea of being able to adjust those panels on the fly based on how my back is holding up while on stand.

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The Method starter kit contains everything needed to get started saddle hunting and it is rigged and ready to go out of the package. Choose either the Method Saddle with Australia D-Ring buckle for a redundant safety system or a featherlight, deadly silent,Op lux rope belt.

You will need to take some equipment with you but bicycle saddlebags are the perfect solution for your bike storage issues. Some are waterproof and some even come with some handy tools so that you can deal with emergency repairs when you are out and about.

Thanks to the adjustable Velcro strap, it is very easy to attach it to your bike and take it off again. The safety features include a Scotch lite reflective trim and a taillight hanger so that you can attach a light to the bag.

The strong zipper will keep your cell phone and wallet secure as you ride. The medium and large sizes even expand so that you will always have enough room for all your things.

Four sizes of this bike bag are available ranging from tiny to large. It fixes neatly below the seat and has enough room for all your cycling essentials including tire tools, keys and cell phone.

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You won’t have to worry about getting stuck in a downpour again with this waterproof bike bag. It is made out of PVC and will protect all of your valuables from both water and dust.

Thanks to the welding technology, this durable bag stays water-resistant and is easy to clean. This useful bike bag has reflective tape on both sides for improved safety and has a hanger for securely fixing a taillight.

This large bike saddlebag has an impressive capacity of 14 liters and will hold everything you need for a short ride. It secures at the top by rolling over and you can adjust its length to suit your needs on each ride.

This composite bag has three layers so it is both waterproof and resistant to oil. To clean this MTB saddlebag, you just wipe it over with a damp cloth.

For nighttime safety, there are reflective strips and the bag acts as a fender to guard your body from splashes of muddy water. This strong bike bag is made from jacquard nylon which is tear-resistant.

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Because it has a double layer, it is 100 % waterproof and all the hidden compartments are also completely sealed from water penetration. It’s very easy to put on using a Velcro strap which attaches to the seat post using two durable snap-on buckles.

The aerodynamic design eliminates drag as you are travelling along and the reflective strips keep you safe. There is even a hook to hang a bike taillight for nighttime rides.

Thanks to the 600D nylon fabric and coating of 0.1 mm CPU waterproof film, no water can make itself inside and spoil your items and the bag is strong enough to maintain its shape. Inside it, there is a larger compartment with a key clip and a useful mesh pocket.

There are also two further small side compartments so that you can neatly organize your smaller items and locate them quickly. It has a durable construction and is made from 100% polyester which is both weather resistant and keeps your belongings safe.

You can fix it on your bike in seconds using the snap-on design and the two Velcro straps which are adjustable. For added safety when cycling in low light conditions, there are reflective strips on three sides of the bag and a loop to which you can fit a taillight.

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The zipper on this bag provides a practical design that is very easy to open. It comes with durable straps and buckles so that you can fit it on easily and take it off again quickly.

The total capacity is 1.2 liters so there is plenty of room for you to store your cell phone as well as your money and your keys. It is made from an attractive PU leather and 600D polyester so you get an exterior finish that both looks good and is highly durable.

Inside, there is a net case which helps you to efficiently organize the storage space. There are also bright reflective stripes for safety when you are cycling at night and in low light conditions.

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