Hawk ladder stand review
Purchased a Hawk Denali 1.5 a few weeks back. After setting it up and hunting out of it, I would rate it a solid 4.9 out of 5 stars.
The seat is built like an oversized Millennium seat and the stand is equipped with a foot rest, flip down rest/rifle holder and solid built construction. The only reason it is not 5 stars is I think they cheapened out on the straps sent with the stand. A solid ratchet strap purchased and added to the setup made all the difference in the world in my mindset.
I paid 178 total including taxes and shipping to work. Assembly guide was well done, but it was still a slow process. It took me about an hour and half to assemble the stand minus the last 4 ladder sections.
The weight is manageable, 2 of us carried the main part and another carried the ladder sections about quarter mile without any problems. The three of us got the stand stood up and in place with no problems and in a pinch, I think 2 fairly stout guys could handle the job easily.
The stand is rock solid with no flexing or wobbly feel like with the cheap ass ladder stands. The seat is EXTREMELY comfortable, thousands of times better than the stands that make waffle prints across your ass in 10 minutes of sitting.
If you are looking for a solid, 20 foot ladder stand, check these out. My buddy bought the 2 man Hawk Denali, but I haven't set in it yet.