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Aero Hunter Kestrel Flex Kit

Aero Hunter Kestrel Flex Kit
Product Code: FLEXKIT
Availability: Pre-Order
Price: $385.00

Available Options

* Choose Size:

* Choose Camo Pattern:

* Choose Bridge Style:

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. For full descriptions of each component of the kit, click on the links below.

At the top of this page it says this product availability is "Pre-Order." This means Kestrel Flex 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 the huge response to the new products released this season, there will be a delay of about 8 weeks before your order will ship. Thanks for your patience and understanding.


The Kestrel Flex Kit includes the Kestrel Flex 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. 

You have a choice for the bridge on your Kestrel Flex saddle--either a 6 ft length of 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, OR a webbing bridge sewn in on both sides, OR a webbing bridge sewn in on one side and attached with a Fusion locking carabiner on the other. 

You have a choice of camo patterns for your saddle and back band--ASAT, Predator Fall Grey, or the new Broadside Closer.

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

When ordering, please choose saddle size, camo pattern and bridge style from the menus above. The color of your Back Band will match the camo 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 we are proud to recommend the SteppLadder and Perch from Wild Edge as the perfect companions to Aero Hunter saddles.


The Aero tree strap rope comes in a standard length of 6 feet, with all knots tied. We also used to offer it in a 12 ft length for use with larger trees. We found that hunters often ended up cutting the 12' strap down, because they didn't really need the extra length, and they wanted to reduce bulk in their system. If you really need a longer tree strap, call us.


  • Aero Hunter Kestrel Flex tree 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, or 1" heavy nylon webbing rated at 6500 lbs.
  • Tree strap made of Predator climbing rope for adjustable tree anchor with Fusion double-locking carabiner
  • Lineman's belt made of Predator climbing rope with protective rope sleeve and Fusion double-locking carabiner
  • 10mm eye-and-eye prusik cord climbing hitches 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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