Few things get me as excited for fall hunting than hanging treestands for the still-distant hunting season. My anticipation was running high recently when myself and another hunt-club member hung the new Summit Vine Series ladder stand on one of our long road beds.

This is one of the coolest ladder stands I’ve ever hung, but even better, its new design really does help it blend into the forest background. When Summit engineered this stand from the ground up, it decided to get rid of the straight lines. In doing so, the ladder consists of a series of bends as the tube frame flows upward to the platform, which also incorporates the flowing design. What I wasn’t expecting is how sturdy this stand would be once cinched tight with the pull straps. Instead of sitting on two pointed sections of a ladder — as a traditional ladder sits — the flat bottom offers a three-sided footprint that creates one of the most solid platforms I’ve climbed up and into. The single ladder is rated for up to 300 pounds and the double ladder will hold two adults up to 250 pounds each. The single ladder sells for $299 and the double for $380.

We’ll see how the deer react to the new Vine series this fall, but so far I’ve surprised four different hunters when we pulled right up next to the treestand and they didn’t notice its existence until I said something. Not only is this a quality stand that will be enjoyable and effective to hunt from, it has a serious cool factor to it. Check out the quick video below to see the features for yourself.