I will chime in again--I ordered one of these as soon as I read up on them. My wife, and daughter are both nurses, and have taken care of patients who didn't die, but suffered life changing accidents falling from treestands--both while trying to hang them, climbing treestand accidents, and falling either transferring from a ladder onto the stand, or just plain falling out of the stand from things like falling asleep. I still encounter people who tell me things like:
--A safety harness is a pain to deal with
--It may interfer with shooting
--A harness makes me feel constricted
--A good harness is expensive
--The harness that came with my stand is always tangled, and hard to figure out, and get put on
And the list could go on, and on. I beg of all who may read this post to PLEASE wear a harness.
I know--I know--I may be speaking to the choir as they say. Also I have heard many say--"who the heck do you think you are telling me how to hunt?"
I have personally seen the results of accidents that didn't kill the person, but left them so badly injured it took several years of healing. They never went back to work, and were permanently unable to work, had to modify their homes for wheel chair use, and required VERY expensive home care. ALL things they were totally unprepared for. Don't become another statistic who may live to have regrets, severe life long pain, and disabilities creating huge amounts of burden on family, and friends. I know--every year we read, and guys like me are always harping on others abut treestand safety. I do this because just last year I encountered TWICE guys in portable stands--way off the beaten path, no harness, and one guy had NO WAY to contact anyone--he had no cell phone.
Please be safe.
You may think that folks have wised up, and absolutely no one would hunt without a safety fall restraint. You would be VERY surprised at the amount of folks who still push their luck.