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Aero Hunter Kestrel Tree Hunting Kit

Aero Hunter Kestrel Tree Hunting Kit
Aero Hunter Kestrel Tree Hunting Kit Aero Hunter Kestrel Tree Hunting Kit Aero Hunter Kestrel Tree Hunting Kit Aero Hunter Kestrel Tree Hunting Kit
Product Code: AHKIT
Availability: Pre-Order
Price: $344.75

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For hunters who are new to tree hunting with a saddle, here is the basic setup to get started with Aero Hunter. If you already have your own tree strap or lineman's belt, you won't need this kit. Instead, just order separately the components you want to complete your tree hunting system.

At the top of this page it says this product availability is "Pre-Order." This means Kestrel is in production now. By paying for your order now, you secure your place in line for first-come-first-served shipping. Read about our Pre-Order Policy here.

Please note: Due to current events, the Aero Hunter production staff is working from home. We're happy to be producing saddles for you, but it's taking longer than usual to get them out the door. If you order today, please be prepared to wait 4-5 weeks for shipment of your order. Thanks for your patience and understanding.


The Kestrel Kit includes the Kestrel saddle, a Lineman's Belt for climbing the tree, a Tree Strap for safely connecting to the tree, and a Back Band to extend your comfort options. 

The saddle design is light, strong and comfortable. It is lightly equipped with molle webbing on the belt for attaching your gear. 

The Kestrel is surprisingly lightweight and compressible. The sling seat is contoured to the shape of your backside, so you can sit in it for hours in comfort. The saddle has an adjustment strap on each side that allows you to balance the pressure of your weight between your thighs and your backside for your best comfort on a long sit.

The bridge on the Kestrel saddle is Samson Predator 7/16 diameter double braid climbing line, attached to the saddle with a spliced eye on one side and a Fusion locking carabiner on the other. 

The complete kit with all its components weighs only 5 lbs 5 oz.

When ordering, please choose saddle size and color, and Tree Strap length, from the menus above. The color of your Back Band will match the color you choose for your saddle.

IMPORTANT: YOU WILL NEED climbing sticks, steps or ladder attached to the tree to climb on while ascending with a Lineman’s belt. You may also want a platform device to support your feet on the tree, and knee pads for resting against the trunk. We don't sell these, but a short online search will show you several options.



  • Aero Hunter Kestrel tree climbing saddle made specifically for fall prevention while tree hunting, rated 5000 lbs
  • Saddle bridge is Samson Predator 7/16" diameter double braid climbing line, tensile strength 6,000 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 rated 6300 lbs, in green, with Fusion double-locking carabiner
  • Eye-and-eye prusik cord is Sterling 8mm Flex Hitch cord, made of Technora/Polyester, strength 29kN (6519 lbs) for secure and adjustable connection to the ropes
  • Aero Hunter Back Band for positionable back support if and where you want it


  • Made in Oregon, USA by New Tribe, with 35 years experience building life-safety equipment for tree climbers
  • Prevents a fall when set up and used as directed
  • You face the trunk, hiding your presence and controlling your position with your feet
  • You can smoothly and silently move around the trunk to shoot in any direction
  • You can shoot directly below you
  • Comfort and safety while you wait
  • Quiet, low visibility, lightweight
  • Compact, you can hike in wearing it


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