In 2011 Ohio State University released the results of a ten year study from which they concluded that falls from tree stands are the leading cause of hunting injuries and wearing a hunters safety system could prevent such falls.
Unfortunately, when hunters first began wearing safety harnesses into their tree stands the harnesses available were not very comfortable and were definitely not quiet.
Many hunters would not wear them for those reasons.
A Hunters Safety System Can Help Prevent Many Serious Falls
Early harnesses were tangled messes that were difficult to use and adjust and made enough noise to alert game to the hunter's presence in the woods.
Today's full body harnesses and hunters safety system structures have benefited from new technology and improvements in design and new modern materials.
Accidents are declining as hunters have become educated about the inherent safety risks associated with tree stand hunting.
Hunters are turning more and more to the use of new full body safety harnesses.
Single Point Adjustment Designs For Safety Harnesses Are Fast And Simple
The original Scent Blocker Tree Spider Safety Harness was a revolution in safety harnesses for tree stand hunters when it was introduced.
This hunters safety system serves as the base for three new Tree Spider Safety Harness offerings on the market today.
The best features of the original are used and combined with new simple and lightweight construction.
The shoulder strap and leg adjustments of the current Micro Speed Treestand Safety Harness designs are all accomplished from a single point.
This harness is very simple and fast to put on and quite comfortable to wear.
It comes in the Men's Micro, the Women's Micro and the Youth Tree Spider Micro Speed Treestand Safety Harness so the whole family can suit up in their safety harnesses together.
The New Safety Harnesses Have Many Comfort Options
Hunters who hesitate to wear safety harnesses complain that they are hot.
New harnesses are made with lightweight fabrics that are breathable and some are even of mesh construction so that air is allowed to circulate and sweat can wick away from the body.
Hunters have also complained of the loose ends of straps entangling together.
Many harness makers have also taken steps to reduce this problem.
New buckles have replaced weave-through fasteners to end this difficulty.
Hunters safety system offerings today come in simple harnesses, which can be worn either over or under hunting clothes, and harnesses included within hunting camo vests.
Today’s hunters have many great options in the tree stand safety harness area.
Tangle-Free Operations Are The Aim Of The New Tree Spider Speed Harness
The newest Spider safety harness is the Tree Spider Speed Harness, a revolutionary tangle-free ultra-lightweight hunters safety system operating with the patented Spider Speed Clips™ integration system.
The Tree Spider Speed Harness operates with Venom Buckles, a Sternum Strap/Buckle, Airo Mesh Back, a Bungee Tether, Easy Adjustment Straps, Spider Speed Clips, Vertical Climbing Loops, and a Suspension Relief Strap.
The Venom Buckles secure the leg loop straps through a quick push and click.
They are very easy off and on. Only three buckles are required to hook up the sternum and the whole torso harness.
The bungee tether material is very easy to grasp and attach to the tree with the provided carabineer.
Loose Ends Are A Thing Of The Past For Some Harnesses
The main support straps for the whole harness are routed into and through the vest.
The vest itself is made of Airo, which is a breathable and lightweight mesh material that feels custom fitted and can be worn under or over your regular hunting clothes.
The shoulder straps adjust both the upper and lower harness with one continuous steady pull.
The strap ends are secured inside the shoulder harness with elastic bands.
The leg straps feature a Tri-Bar adjuster, with the strap ends sewn and looped inside it.
Micro-adjustments are made by sliding the Tri-Bar down or up.
This Spider safety harness has absolutely no loose ends to entangle arms and legs.
Built-In Safety Features Make Staying Safe Much Easier
The Spider Safety Clips provided with this Tree Spider safety harness allows you to quickly attach it to the inside of a Scent Blocker jacket.
Two clips in the shoulders and two clips in the lower back let the jacket and harness merge into one unit.
There is a harness slit in the rear of the jacket for the bungee tether.
Once the jacket is on, the bungee tether is the only visible part of the whole harness.
The harness also includes vertical climbing loops which are provided for connecting a lineman's belt to the harness.
A lineman's belt is a useful hunters safety system feature when putting up a hang-on tree stand and either ascending or descending from a tree stand.
With all the new features available for a hunters safety system and safety harnesses in general, safety is becoming easier, faster and more comfortable with each passing season – make sure you start the next season injury-free!