2012 SUMMIT CLIMBERS: LESS IS MORE
2 New Summit Vipers Weigh 20% Less
|Viper Elite SD||Viper Specialist|
Summit Treestands has been the leader in the climbing treestand market since 1981.Â For most of that time the Viper has been our #1 seller.Â Last year we made them quieter with the introduction of the Dead Metal Sound Dampening Technology.Â This year we have put it all together for the greatest versions of Viper: The Viper Elite SD (closed front) and The Viper Specialists SD (open front).
The foundation for both additions to the Viper family is noticed at first glanceâ€¦the round tubing.Â This high tech aluminum tubing gives tremendous strength to the new Vipers, while also shedding a few poundsâ€¦4 pounds to be exact!
Other new features found on both the Elite SD and Specialist SD are newly designed platform slats and a comfortable mesh/foam “hammock style” seat.
Specs: Viper Elite SD-closed front climbing stand 16 pounds, padded arm rests/rail in Realtree AP, Rapid Climb stirrups, QuickDraw, back pack straps, 250 lb max weight limit. MSRP-$329.99
Specs: Viper Specialist SD-open front climbing stand 14 pounds, padded armrest/rail in Realtree AP, Rapid Climb stirrups, QuickDraw, back pack straps, 250 lb max weight limit.Â MSRP-$299.99
About Summit: Summit is a leading manufacturer of premium-quality, high-performance treestands, safety straps, and ground blinds. Founded by John Woller, Sr. in 1981, the company combines a passion for engineering and hunting, which clearly shows in the design elegance and in-field functionality of all their products. Summit holds over a dozen patents and has consistently led the industry with new innovations, comfort, and convenience features. Summit has been part of PRADCO Outdoor, a division of EBSCO Industries, since 2002.
We've been using Summit Vipers for years and they are very unpopular with the deer around these parts! I got a chance to see the new lightweight and sound dampened viper and my only concern was what I was going to do with my existing stands! This is by far the lightest and quietest stand I have used in several years and Summit has taken a great stand and made it simply magnificent. Go to your nearest box store or pro shop and check them out for yourself. I think you'll have a hard time leaving the store without one...