The Ridge Runner by Out on a Limb Mfg.
This platform measures in at 16” X 8” and weighs right around 56 ounces. Like the Podium, The Ridge Runner is all aluminum and coated in a very durable anti-skid finish. This platform uses a cam over system with a pull strap much like the Podium. The Ridge Runner will have a few improvements that will help make the entire setup quicker, quieter and even safer.
The Ridge Runner is notched all along the circumference of the platform to increase traction and to help the overall ability. Another new feature will be the leveling system. Instead of using two individual knobs like the Podium, the Ridge Runner uses a single larger leveling knob for an easier adjustment.
NOTE: All Ridge Runner orders will come equipped with the updated longer knob as well as ONE pull strap.
Ridge Runner Saddle Platform Specs/Features
- 16" Wide X 8" Deep.
- Only 56 ounces.
- Uses one strap.
Why The RIDGE RUNNER Saddle Hunting Platform?
Advantages Of Saddle Hunting
- Extremely Lightweight Tree Saddles: Tree Saddles are lightweight, making you more mobile. Perfect for the Public Land Owner! Make sure to check out our new Ultra-Light saddle hunting steps for the ultimate lighweight hunting pack.
- Little to no noise: With tree saddle, you don’t get the noise typically associated with pulling up tree stands.
- Hunters Safety: While there have been lots of hunters who have fallen from conventional tree stands, when saddle hunting you are tethered to the tree from the moment you leave the ground until you step back on it after the hunt, making it almost impossible to fall.
SHIPPING TO CANADA?
All Canada orders will be shipped via USPS and charged $75 up front to cover the fluctuating cost of shipping. Once your order ships we will refund you the difference! So if your order cost $55 to ship then we will refund you $20! Contact us if you would prefer another shipment method!
I have a size 13 boot and I have no problem staying comfortable for an all day sit. I looped Paracord through the base for a carrying strap. Mobility in the tree is just fine - platforms can’t beat a ring of steps though. However, I’ve seen guys put Tree Hopper steps on the straps which I would imagine solves that. I will consider doing this in the future. Love this platform - seriously considering buying a second.
I’ve used the platform several times, very easy to hang. Love the large slip resistant grating. The only improvement i would like to see is more adjustability in leveling the platform.
Wowwwww!!! They have knocked this platform out of the park. Kicking myself for being late to the party. I have stood on several others big name platforms, as well as homemade platforms. None are comparable. Packability plays a huge role for me being a mobile hunter. This one does that perfectly. Comfort while on stand is unmatched. Really impressed and will probably buy another before the end of season.
Solid is probably the best word to describe this platform. I’m 230lbs, can put my full body weight on the side and it will not move. The coating and notches that are cut into it make it near impossible to slip off even with muddy boots. Light easy to pack all around great product.
I purchased this to use with my JX3 saddle and wow is it stable. Good for side pressure to walk around the tree and the grip on the step is fantastic.
Love the design and weight but I would recommend a better attachment system. I do knot like the slide buclkles. I can never get the strap tight enough. I have modified it already with a ratchet.
Super solid. Only flaw is the buckle system. Can be noisy, falls off of the pegs, and can be pain in *** running strap through buckle. Definitely could have come up with better system such as the versa strap that Tethrd makes.
Fantastic product but I expected nothing less from Matt and the crew. Ridge runner is a beast of a packable platform!
A great product and great company. I’ve hunted a dozen times now using this platform and it performs wonderfully. Light weight, easy to use, durable, quiet. Everything I needed in a platform. The strap started to fray after my 3rd hunt but the company has already recognized this problem and is sending out new straps to everyone who wants one. Love it!
Very pleased with the size/weight. Plenty big enough to stand and shoot and it takes side pressure no problem. Highly recommend!
I have used this a couple of times so far and really love the gripping notches on top of the platform. This will be excellent for those rainy or snowy hunts. I used a ratchet strap with loops and it worked great. Nothing wrong with the other straps but for the first couple of times I felt more comfortable with the ratchet strap.
After doing a ton of research, I decided to order the Ridge Runner platform from Out on a Limb Mfg. The design is very functional, but made like a tank and lightweight. The no-slip non-skid paint and built in book cleats grip your boots without any noise. Once cammed onto the tree, you can stand , lean on either side and it doesn’t budge. This is a cant miss platform. Five stars all day long.