New Gear for Saddle Hunting 2022

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New Gear for Saddle Hunting 2022

G&F contributor Tony Hansen takes a look at new saddle-hunting gear from ATA 2022.

Saddle hunting has certainly left its mark on the bowhunting world over the past couple of years and the 2022 Archery Trade Association Show reflected that trend again this year.

From new saddles to climbing sticks to saddle-specific packs, the options available to dedicated saddle hunters is robust.

Here’s a look at a few of the new offerings.

Tethrd Phantom Elite Kit

New Gear for Saddle Hunters 2022
Tethrd Phantom Elite Kit

What happens when you pair Tethrd with First Lite? This. The Phantom Elite kit includes a quartet of items: The Phantom Elite saddle, the Most Versatile Panel Elite (a versatile back support) and two SYS storage pouches. All come in First Lite’s Specter camo pattern.

The saddle is based on the GEN 2 Phantom and thus has the Freedom Belt and Utilibridge length. The kit, of course, includes a lineman’s belt, tree tether and carabiners.

$350 | tethrdnation.com

Aero Hunter Shrike

New Gear for Saddle Hunters 2022
Aero Hunter Shrike

When you have the type of history in creating tree saddles that Aero Hunter has, you can stack up plenty of features and touches that, when combined, create one awesome product. That was the intent behind the Shrike. Combining popular features and advancements from previous models, the Shrike is Aero Hunter’s latest model.

It’s offered in a new Gorilla mesh option that reduces weight and has a couple of nice features aimed at keeping the saddle in place both while in use and while walking.

The Shrike is available in a new X size designed specifically for kids and smaller adults.

$279 | aerohunter.us

READ MORE: Innovative Bowhunting Gear That Caught Our Attention at ATA

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TrophyLine Platow Pack

New Gear for Saddle Hunters 2022
TrophyLine Platow Pack

Finding a pack that’s specifically designed for saddle hunters and their gear just got a bit easier. TrophyLine’s Platow Pack is tailored specifically for mobile-focused saddle hunters. Essentially a customized lumbar-style pack, the Platow has a designated platform area with quick-detach loops. There are seven pockets that combine for 1,200 cubic inches of storage space and the shoulder straps feature air-mesh padding.

$139.99 | trophyline.com

Cruzr Mini Seeker

New Gear for Saddle Hunters 2022
Cruzr Mini Seeker

The original Seeker platform has been incredibly popular with the saddle crowd but there was a desire by some for a more compact, packable offering. Welcome the Mini Seeker.

Weighing in at 3 pounds and measuring 12 inches wide and 13.25 inches deep, the Mini Seeker is indeed a lighter, more compact version. It’s made of cast aluminum/magnesium.

Price not available | cruzr.shop

Tethrd Skeletors

New Gear for Saddle Hunters 2022
Tethrd Skeletors

Climbing sticks are an oft-discussed piece of saddle-hunting gear and Tethrd has caused plenty of conversation over its release of the new Skeletors. These aluminum sticks feature a unique design that angles the steps out away from the tree for more sure-footed climbing.

They weigh in at 2 pounds each and are sold in four-packs. The sticks attach using a DynaLite rope system that’s quick, secure and helps reduce overall weight.

Each stick measures 20 inches in length when deployed, or 24 inches with the steps folded. This is a budget-friendly option for those looking to get into the specialized climbing stick game.

$224.99/4-pack | tethrd.com