(16 customer reviews)

Mantis Saddle


**2 Week or less Delivery Schedule**

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The Tethrd Mantis Saddle is the culmination of years of combined research and testing. At barely 1 pound, it’s easily the world’s most ultralight elevated hunting system. Don’t mistake it’s diminutive size and weight to mean light duty. The Mantis is strong…real strong. Its constructed of premium materials that are rated for many thousands of pounds. It could make a saddle hunter out of a Jeep if a Jeep could climb a tree and shoot a bow.

The Mantis is constructed with the same MILSPEC mesh used to build the U.S. Military’s Improved Outer Tactical Vest (IOTV), better known to civilians as body armor. This ultra strong, weather resistant knit fabric provides 2 way stretch, and ultimate air circulation for extreme comfort. The load bearing components of the saddle are made with 6,000 lb webbing as well as load-bearing rated hardware in the belt. The bridge loops and load bearing lineman belt loops are then reinforced with 3,000 lb tubular webbing for extreme abrasion resistance and durability.

To keep the Mantis in place we designed a load bearing waist belt with a load rated buckle and quick attach adjustable leg loops (not load bearing). With the load bearing belt and the leg loops attached, it’s virtually impossible for the hunter to fall from the saddle. The Saddle body holds the user’s weight, while the belt and leg loops only function to hold the Mantis on the hunter.

Oh yeah…it’s 100% made in America.

If you’re looking for the most ultralight and efficient way to hunt, you found it.

For a complete list of details and features, check out the Mantis Story here.

Sizing tips:

  • If you are new to saddle hunting, assume you will be more of a “sitter”
  • If you add bulky layers for colder weather, we recommend you go one size larger
  • If you are between sizes, go one size larger


  • INCLUDED – Fixed 1/4″ Amsteel Blue bridge at 30″
  • INCLUDED – Dedicated lineman loops
  • INCLUDED – Molle attachment system for modular accessory upgrades
  • INCLUDED – MILSPEC Mesh construction with 2-way stretch for ultimate comfort
  • MicroFit Ready
  • SBW Ready
  • Recliner Ready
  • SYS Hauler Ready

15 ounces – Size M
17 ounces – Size L
19 ounces – Size XL

*300 lb weight limit

Additional information

Weight 17 oz

M, L, XL

16 reviews for Mantis Saddle

  1. Matt

    Review for Mantis Saddle

    • admin

      This is awesome! Thanks for giving it a chance!

  2. Jake

    Review for Mantis Saddle

  3. Adam Fronius

    Great product! Such a fun way to hunt. The saddles are well made and everything they sell is top notch. Super happy!

  4. Art

    I decided to try a saddle this year for mobile hunting on a trip to hunt Public Land in Ohio after last year when I struggled to find a straight enough tree for my hang on stand. The Mantis is very comfortable, extremely light weight, and so much easier to use than traditional tree stands. I’ve sold my XOP stand as I won’t be needing any more. Thanks for making such a great product!

  5. pat.rogers

    Wow. I thought I was light weight and mobile with my Lone Wolf climber, which is a great stand that I never thought I’d stop using, them I stumbled onto this absolute game changer! I don’t get the opportunity to hunt private much so I am slowly being forced to hunt more public and we all know that story. Deeper and farther is the name of the game. With that said. The learning curve was surprisingly easy and very small. Was completely comfortable after 2 climbs. Find the sweet spot on your tether and hunt! Thanks to Tethrd for putting their hard earned money and Vision on the line for all to enjoy! A true show of the American spirit and entrepreneurship that is actually still alive! Thanks again guys and I’m hooked!

  6. chad_klotz

    I hunt big woods with no agricultural land around, and have always used pre sets to hunt elevated. Carrying all the gear to be mobile made hunting not enjoyable for me. I’ve been lucky enough that the presets have worked but I always venture into new far away areas that are basically impossible to preset. This Tethrd setup has made scouting the big woods trees I hunt so much easier, I can check trees quickly and decide wether they are suitable or not, setup or move on.

    Many days elk hunting I’ve wished I could get up in a tree and wait out the morning; now I can. The possibilities are endless, I’ve even setup on the ground, as your behind the tree you would typically sit in front of.

    Thank you Tethrd for making a one stop shop for saddle hunting.

  7. Clint

    Made the switch to saddle hunting last year. I hunt predominantly public land and every sit is usually a fresh set up and a breeze to make mid-day moves with my Tethrd rig. I won’t be going back to a stand. My only regret is I didn’t try saddle hunting sooner!

  8. Jason Hrelec (verified owner)

    I have waited many years for a company like this to come about. I hunt highly pressured land in PA and after following hunting tactics learned from books by John Eberhart this was the only piece of the puzzle I couldn’t find until now. The transition was different at first but I made it work for me and I can’t wait for the upcoming season! I hope this company sticks around for a long time. Believe me this product is worth the wait and I am eager to see what they will develop next. Keep up the good work!!!


  9. Jonny

    This thing is a game changer. Safer, more comfortable, more portable, more shot opportunities, more fun.

  10. Paul G

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    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

  11. Joshua Trolinger

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    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

  12. Thomas26280 (verified owner)

    So this was my first saddle and I wasn’t sure how this was going to go, I am a perfectionist and Was buying tree stands more often then I go grocery shopping to find the perfect stand for weight and comfort. There was no surprise I was having to heavily mod those premium stand to get them to where ide even use them. That’s when I decided there needed to be a change and that change for me was a mantis saddle, it’s light, comfortable, and easy. Yes there is a learning curve but you catch on quick or atleast I did and my buddies who strapped mine on did aswell. They now plan to purchase the whole kit from tethrd, I guess they got jealous of me carrying in a fraction of the weight at double the mobility and quieter and more versatile….. yeah Shoulda bought one sooner! Quality gear.

  13. Trevor Rochester

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    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

  14. Jared Johnson (verified owner)

    Amazing saddle! Lightweight and super comfortable. I just wear it on the hike into my set up and can hardly even notice it.

  15. Kevin

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    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

  16. Chris (verified owner)

    Saddle is fine, shot a doe out of it, but customer service sucks. Kinda uncomfortable without the adjuster straps, and Tethrd never sent them! When I inquired, they said it was backordered (not what the website says!) and it’s been 2 months but no adjusters.

    • admin

      You’re right about the Microfit Adjusters. They’ve been a thorn in our side with multiple delays in production. Send an email to hello@tethrdnation.com and reference this review. We’ll get you sorted out.

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