The Aero Hunter product line is currently sold only through us, by phone or at our online store here. If you want to see and handle the Aero Hunter product line before you buy, our Pro Staff hunters (see list below) might be able to meet up with you.
You can also learn a lot about Aero Hunter by visiting the online forums listed on our Resources page. The hunting community is knowledgeable and friendly, and by posting there you may find a local person who can show you Aero Hunter.
Finally, we have a great return policy. If you buy Aero Hunter and are unhappy with it for any reason, return it to us. If we find that it is in new condition when we get it back, we will accept the return for refund of your purchase price (shipping costs are not refundable).
Pro Staff Hunters
To connect with Pro Staff, please use the email form at Contact Us, and we will forward your message to the person nearest you.
Joe O’Connor, SE Pennsylvania
Bobby Boswell, Utah
Chris Wilson, Central Missouri
Roger Mulrooney, New York/New Jersey
Ian Munnoch, Wisconsin
Although a tree climbing saddle will work for hunting safety, it is not ideal for comfort on long waits the way Aero Hunter is.
A tree climbing saddle is a sit harness designed for climbing on rope. It consists of a waist belt and leg straps. The climber’s weight is supported by hanging upright as if he were sitting in a playground swing. But a tree climber does not spend much time waiting in silence–the saddle also needs to secure the climber’s waist and legs to allow for both support and freedom of movement when actively climbing, descending, and reaching within a tree.
By comparison, hunters tend to spend time leaning back into a hunting saddle, tethered to the trunk above, with feet or knees braced against the tree. The best design for long hours of comfort in that case is a sling to lean back in, not a sit harness. That’s why we make Aero Hunter more like a sling than a seat, for comfort and support the way most hunters will use it. Aero does support the hunter’s waist, seat and legs for safety and movement on the tree, but it is specialized support that provides for long hours of ease that hunters need.
This material is adapted from an article on Wesspur’s website, used with permission. We highly recommend WesSpur as an excellent source of tree climbing gear and information.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Spur Climbing:
As a technique for climbing trees, spur climbing can be fast and efficient. It does require good technique, practice and physical strength to be truly safe. It is used by loggers and tree care workers, but is only appropriate for use in trees that are being removed, and in emergency aerial rescue situations. This is because spurs damage the tree’s vascular tissue, forming entry points for disease and insects. more…