NEW FOR  2019, THE KESTREL FLEX incorporates ideas from our customers’ ultimate saddle wish list. The Kestrel Flex literally transforms and expands, eliminating hip pinch, to become a game changer when it comes to tree saddle comfort with its deep pleated seat.

The Kestrel Flex is now easier and safer to use. When working with your saddle in low light conditions, the tie-in points on the Kestrel Flex are quick and sure to find. We moved the loops for the lineman’s belt attachment far forward to where you can physically see them. They are lined with red webbing and marked with reflective tracer threads that glow in low light conditions. We added the same reflective lining to the saddle bridge loops.

It’s more versatile, too. Choose from three bridge types, and three camo patterns to suit your environment and your style—ASAT, Predator Fall Grey, and the new Broadside Closer.

At the New Tribe workshop, we are making Aero Hunter saddles and accessories at top speed, working to keep up with the astonishing success of this product line. We know you want to practice with your new gear before the season opens, and you will have plenty of time to do that this year.


Here’s the good news: Thanks to new sewing experts, new sewing machines, and smoother production operations, Aero Hunter delivery schedules have come down to 1 or 2 weeks after we receive an order. We expect that time to become even shorter as time goes on.

Here’s the bad news: The huge response to our launch of the Kestrel Flex has temporarily changed this. Using our rule of first-come, first-served shipping, you may have a longer wait to receive yours.

If you order today, please be prepared to wait up to 6 weeks for shipment of your order. We always have saddles in the works, but if your choice is sold out at the moment you order, it will be listed in the Aero Hunter store as “Pre-Order.” Read about our Pre-Order Policy here.

Placing an order will secure your place in line for shipment, and you’ll get yours on a first-come, first-served basis. When you order we will give you our best estimate for a shipping date. Of course, if you prefer not to wait, let us know and we will cancel your order and immediately refund your payment.

After the rush has quieted down, we can return to the shorter shipping schedule. We are pleased that, even with the longer waits at the moment, you will still receive your Aero Hunter goods with plenty of time to practice with them before your season opens. Thanks for your patience, and your confidence in Aero Hunter!

You could be one of the many hunters turning to a tree saddle instead of using a tree stand. Suspended in an Aero Hunter saddle, it is possible to perch more naturally in a tree, like a hawk, unnoticed by wildlife below.

You can face the tree trunk, concealing your presence, yet move about freely and quietly at hunting height. Your mobility and line of sight extend 360° around the tree, ready for game to approach from any direction.

And as you wait for your shot, you can quietly shift your position as needed for hours of sustained comfort.

No tree stand can pack down smaller than the size of a half gallon jug and weigh under 5 pounds, like the Aero Hunter setup does. And that weight includes the saddle, lineman’s belt, tree strap and back band. The Kestrel saddle alone weighs only 2 lbs 14 oz, and the new Kite is even lighter, at 1 lb 8 oz.

You don’t even have to carry it to your hunting tree, you can wear the Aero saddle and walk any distance hardly knowing you have it on.

All this, plus safety that is not possible in a tree stand: you cannot fall from a properly used Aero Hunter tree saddle.