Although it’s been around awhile, the Hoist’N Lok Tree Stand Hoist is pretty cool. Created by knife designer and professional hunting guide Russ Kommer, the hoist allows the hunter to get the stand up the tree while the hunter remains safely in the ground. The Tree Stand Hoist mounts easily around the tree with a heavy duty nylon strap and ratchet. Angled prongs sit against the tree to prevent the hoist from shifting and slipping after you’ve secured it. The Hoist’N Lok Tree Stand Hoist is rated to haul capacity of 100 pounds, yet it’s lightweight and portable at just over 1.5 pounds.
They’ve also adapted the hoist for use with Big Game.