The SHIKAR Lightweight Climbing Sticks & Saddle Hunting Steps
Introducing the lightest, most packable tree stand climbing stick on the market! The SHIKAR lightweight climbing sticks are designed specifically for the run and gun bow hunter!
Why is the SHIKAR the best lightweight climbing stick? Weighing only 24oz, the SHIKAR is the new standard in lightweight climbing sticks. With 90 degree rotating standoffs, you can mount them on any tree making saddle hunting a breeze.
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LIGHTWEIGHT Climbing Sticks
Weighing at only 24oz (Climbing Stick) they're the lightest climbing sticks the industry has to offer. You'll barely notice the weight on your pack.
VERSATILE Saddle Hunting Sticks
The “SHIKAR” is setting new standards in both Compatibility and Function. With the ability to rotate standoffs up to 90 degrees, you can mount them on any tree making your tree selection for saddle hunting a breeze.
SHIKAR Tree Stand Climbing Stick Specifications
- 100% American Made
- Each stick weighs 24oz (without attachment method)
- 300LB weight rating
- 17 1/8 inches step to step
- Offered in both single and double steps
- Double step sticks are 27” when folded
- Single step sticks are 23” when folded
- Width of steps are 4.5” to center of stick
- Rugged no slip design on steps
- Each stick has a built-in aider attachment hole located at the bottom of the stick
- Variety of attachment methods available
- Optional platform available (The Scout) adds only 8oz to the stick.
Advantages Of Saddle Hunting
- Extremely Lightweight Tree Saddles: Tree Saddles are lightweight, making you more mobile. Perfect for the Public Land Owner! Our new lightweight saddle hunting steps make climbing a breeze too. At 24 ounces, we offer some of the lightest saddle hunting steps on the market.
- Little to no noise: With a 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.
- Affordable: While some of our saddle hunting platforms may be a tad more expensive than some traditional tree stands, you only need 1 saddle hunting platform. Gone are the days of needing multiple stands for multiple sets. Save time and money saddle hunting.
I received my 17" stick and Scout platform today for 1 stick climbing. I also added a wire aider to the stick. In 3-4 moves I can be at hunting height. Also a ring of steps coupled with Scout makes a sweet setup. Thanks Matt
Best sticks I’ve used, compact and light. Bite the tree hard and have no issue with sliding. I had them made to 20” which is perfect for me and allows me to get to 18’ with 4 sticks. I have recommended this product to many people. I just want to say that i received a phone call to make sure i received them and that i was happy, that just doesn’t happen anymore. Thank you!!
Very innovative stick that is unrivaled in packability.
Couple of pros: surprisingly very quiet stick even before stealth stripping. The tubes if banged into each other don't make near much sound as competing sticks. Opening the steps and tighten them is dead silent as well.
Packability is absolutely unrivaled. Takes up no space on the back of your tree stand and no steps to get hung up on vegetation.
Also the steps are about 3 and a 1/2 in from the tree so it's very spacious foot room as you climb, making you feel very safe. The standoffs are unrivaled in how they bite the tree. I mean BITE like a crocodile.
Couple of cons no one seems to be mentioning.
When climbing, there is a little bit of play when both your feet are on the same step. I mean if you shift your feet around you can feel the whole step wiggling. I emphasize in no way is this a safety concern, but it's an odd feeling that makes a stick feel less premium. My beast sticks have no such play for example. Also when both your feet are on the top step there's even more play, as the stick itself begins to bend slightly. It always springs back into shape when the weight is removed but it's kinda jarring.
You also have to assemble the stick when you arrive at your hunting tree. It takes roughly 15 to 20 seconds to assemble each stick. Doesn't sound like much but it may become very annoying overtime to have to assemble and disassemble every time you climb.
Your sticks is going to take me deeper on public and there light thanks for a great product
Nothing in the industry compares. I was hesitant due to the price but once I got them it all made sense. You can waste your money on all the other sticks out there until you finally buck up and pay for these or you can buy them now and never pay for another brand. They’re that good.
I received my Shikar climbing sticks a few weeks back and have now had some time to use them.....simply put.....these are the BEST climbing sticks on the market for mobile / hang & hunt hunters!
I currently have Summit Buck steps, Lone Wolf sticks and Muddy Pro Sticks. All have their pros and cons, but NONE of them come close to the new Shikar! Out On A Limb has hit it out of the park with these sticks......GAME CHANGER!
I am 6' 3" and weigh 225 lbs. I ordered the slightly longer 20" double steps. These 20" double step sticks weigh in at ONLY 26.6 oz. each! I am using 1/8" diameter amsteel daisy chain ropes to secure them to the tree. In addition, I am using a 20" one step rope aider that easily secures behind the stick on the bottom stand off. 4 - 20" sticks and 4 - 20" rope aiders easily get me to 20+ feet. Total weight of 4 sticks, 4 amsteel daisy chain ropes and 4 aiders is only 7.76 lbs.!
The build quality on these sticks exceed my expectations! With the daisy chain ropes, securing them to the tree could not be easier. It is very easy and quiet to "open" and "close" the sticks. The stand off design bites incredibly well to any type tree I have tried so far......pine, oak, maple (one note of caution, as the stand offs are very sharp, I highly recommend wearing a pair of thin gloves when handling these sticks to avoid scratching yourself).
The stand off distance from the tree and the double steps make them very easy to stand on. The 5/8" stick bar does flex a small amount when I am standing on the top step (225 lbs.), however, that has zero impact on the stability of the stick. In addition, the bar flex is completely gone once the force is removed from the stick......I have observed no permanent bend to the bar.
4 sticks stack together very easily and I use one 24" loopable Nite Ize gear tie to keep them together. I then can easily secure the sticks to the back of my back pack.
I typically do not write product reviews for new products I purchase, however, I had to write this for the new Shikar! No wonder they won the Gold Award at the 2020 ATA show! If you have not purchased these.....what are you waiting for?! In this case.....you get what you paid for and some!
By far these are the best sticks to have for my long walk back in the woods, also they bite so good in too any tree
These sticks paired with amsteel daisy chains are the best piece of hunting equipment, as far as sticks go, that I have ever put my hands on. Excellent product Matt. For run and gun hunting these things are a must have.
Have to say I really like the new sticks. I can’t believe how much of a bite they have. They are extremely sharp. Easily got 21 foot with 3 sticks and my aider. Ground to top of step was exactly 7 foot.Probably get a different way to attach my aider but this was was actually really solid and would not slide off even with side pressure. Wish I would have got them a week ago so I could have hunted a couple times with them
Received these sticks only a week after ordering and they are awesome at first glance! We did a review video on them last night and we were really impressed by the quality of the product!