I have a saddle, lightweight lock ons/sticks, and lightweight climbers.
I always find myself going back to the lightweight climbers and here is why
I may have not mastered the saddle completely, but i find i move entirely too much in a saddle and I always have to bring extra stuff in a saddle such as tree straps to hang a bow, find a place to put my pack, carry knee pads, etc. Saddle hunting gear consists of a lot more than just a saddle, platform, and sticks. I feel as if most people overlook the extra gear needed for saddle hunting.
My saddle hunting setup is the same weight as my climber and takes double the time to set up. I will always choose the climber if the area/opportunity presents
I have used a climber almost exclusively for the last 10 years. The one I have is no longer for sale and I'm not a big fan of the current options available. I keep coming back to the saddle setup for my mobile multi day hunts. Researching quite a bit lately and getting close to pulling the trigger. For guys that have these setups....What is one saddle accessory piece of gear you really like as well as one that was a waste to buy?