The Kestrel Flex saddle is everything the original Kestrel is, with improvements that put it into a whole new class. Below are the features that make the difference.
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Comfort: The Flex seat is a game-changer for hunter comfort. Instead of the flat seat of other saddles, Flex has a deep pleat that allows the seat to expand to fit you better. You can control the amount of expansion to find your personal sweet spot no matter what your shape or posture. You may already know that a saddle is generally more comfortable than sitting on a stand. Still, some hunters feel “hip pinch” or other discomforts in their saddle. When you’re sitting for hours in a Flex, discomfort will not limit your time on a hunt.
Safety: When you’re working with your gear in the dark, the safe tie-in points on your saddle have to be quick and sure to find. We moved the eyes for the lineman’s belt attachment more forward where you can see them. And they’re lined with red webbing marked with reflective tracer threads that you can see in low light conditions. We added the same reflective lining to the saddle bridge loops, too.
Customization: We offer three choices for your saddle bridge. All of these bridges are adjustable so you can customize the length for optimum performance.
—sleek built-in webbing
—webbing built in on one side and opens with a carabiner on the other side
—rope attached with a spliced eye on one side and a carabiner on the other
Appearance: We offer three camo patterns to suit your environment and your style—ASAT, Predator Fall Grey, and the new Broadside Closer.
Weight: Just under 2 lbs
Breaking strength: 5000 lbs
Safe working load: 500 lbs
Suggested maximum load, for comfort: 350 lbs. Individual comfort experience may be higher or lower. Try your new saddle in a clean location at home to test for comfort. If it doesn’t suit you, and it’s in new condition, you can return it for a full refund.
Belt structure and seat frame: 1 3/4” nylon parachute webbing 6000 lbs
Belt buckle: ADF 1 3/4” Raptor buckle 18kN (4050 lbs)
Leg straps and webbing bridge: 1” nylon milspec flat webbing 5600 lbs
Leg strap buckles: ADF 1” Raptor buckles 4000 lbs
Carabiner on webbing or rope bridge: Fusion Essence autolocking 28 kN (6300 lbs)
Rope bridge: Samson Predator 11 mm double braid climbing rope 6000 lbs
Prusik cord: 10 mm polyester 2760 lbs