The ESS Starter Kit includes the Eberhart Signature Saddle, Tether, Lineman belt, and optional platform. This is everything you need to get hunting. The Predator platform is not essential if you already have some sort of platform to rest your feet on at hunting height. This could be a ring of strap on steps, screw in steps, or DIY solution.
The Eberhart Signature Saddle (ESS) is a patent pending, two panel, fully adjustable saddle that allows an unlimited range of positions for all day comfort. The two panels can be moved independently in order to find the sweet spot for every hunter. The ESS is made with heavy duty MILSPEC components. We searched high and low for materials that were light weight, durable, and extremely strong.
John Eberhart designed the ESS based off his 40 years of saddle hunting experience. He’s hunted with his own DIY saddle since the early 1980s. Now we’re bringing his version of a minimalist saddle to the saddle hunting community. The ESS has upgraded safety features like a load bearing waist belt, integrated lineman loops, and leg straps for positioning. It also includes an adjustable webbing bridge for maximum adjustability.
The ESS is designed to fit nearly every body type. As a 2 panel system, the positioning is essentially unlimited.
The ESS includes an adjustable webbing bridge for on-the-fly adjustments in the tree.
The ESS has built in lineman loops to encourage safety while climbing. Using a lineman belt allows the hunter to climb the tree while remaining connected. Use the lineman belt to have better control of your body during the ascent. This ensures you climb quietly, safely, and more efficiently.
- 32 ounces – total weight
- fits waist sizes 30″-44″
- Rated for 300 lbs
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