Buy em. You'll feel safer, and hunt better. Safe and silent climbing on hang-on's and ladder stands.
Mechanical failure can happen on climbers too. I personally know a guy who was using a hand climber (I won't mention the brand, but it's a popular one.). The pin on the top piece sheared. He was left hanging upside down, boots stuck in bottom piece until he managed to wiggle his feet out and fall 10 feet to the ground. Luckily okay. Lone Wolf makes a nice climbing tree strap for climbers. Quicker than the traditional types. Lone Wolf Rope
Your family will thank you. Happy hunting!
William will you teach me how to write, Cassius will you show me how to fight.
I have a HSS lifeline for every lock on. Only time I don't use one is when I'm in my climber, and then I have a full body HSS, and then I'm locked in using the harness to the tree as I climb. No sense giving my retirement to my wife in the form of a death benefit.