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- Prostaff Member Steve Johnson
Climbing Sticks like non I have seen. NxtStep by EI Outdoors is the latest innovation in Climbing Stick technology. These sticks solve a lot of the issuesâ that come with the current climbing sticks on the market.
One of my biggest concerns with strap-on tree stands and climbing sticks in general is theft. I hunt lots of small wood lots that people seem to cross and sneak through all the time. I can't tell you how many tree stands I have lost over the years. EI Outdoors has come up with an easy way to use climbing sticks AND deter would be thief's. Their NxtStep climbing stick system uses patent pending innovation to allow you to remove the steps going up the tree and put them in your pack until you return to hunt. This stops people from being able to climb into your stand and hunt or worse steal.
Having your stand in place when you sneak into the woods on the perfect morning is important enough. However there are a few other reasons why NxtStep is a cut above. The steps on NxtStep have foot guards to keep your boots from slipping off (I know that's happened many times on screw in steps of mine). They have a floating V-Slide on each section which allows you to adjust where the section attaches to the tree. This is great if the tree you are climbing isn't perfectly straight, or has a nasty knot right where it needs to attach. This system uses simple strap connections and has EZ Grip knobs for removing or installing the steps.
Overall I think this is a great way to get to an elevated stand position and make sure it is there when you come back to hunt. The NxtStep is rated for 350 pounds and is Made in the USA.
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