I will start this review from opening out of the box. When pulling out of the box you can feel the weight instantly compared to other tree stands the same size. Felt weightless in my hands and so did the sticks. When hanging the tree stand it was like a walk in the park the sticks stick to the tree with out a strap so you are able to get strap around tree without holding on. Great room for your foot when climbing up stand I comfortable all the way up. The stand is the most stand i have ever sat in and will make all day sits so much easier because half the battle is having a nice seat and Vertical knocked it out of the park with this one. I would recommend to anyone and already on planning on getting many more.