Deer hunters realize that the most dangerous place they can go is a tree stand. Hunter safety courses have dramatically decreased the number of firearm accidents over the years, yet tree-stands falls continue to be a hazard for bow hunters and rifle hunters alike. Ask any deer hunter if they have fallen or know of someone who has, and the answer is invariably yes.
Hunter Safety Systems has long been a leader in promoting tree-stand safety with their safety harnesses. Now, they introduce the HSS-Patriot, a reversible vest that makes the hunt simpler and much safer. The blaze orange side is especially welcome, since it provides safety and satisfies the blaze-orange requirement that most states enforce.
For hunters who enjoy both archery and gun seasons, Hunter Safety System has announced the introduction of the new NRA-licensed Patriot safety vest. This stylish, reversible harness features Realtree Xtra on one side and blaze orange on the other to allow hunters to use the same harness throughout the entire hunting season.
“We are truly honored to be working with the NRA on this project,” said Jerry Wydner, HSS president and co-owner. “We believe that through this new partnership, our combined efforts will help to educate a great number of hunters about treestand safety and the importance of being connected to the tree from the minute your feet leave the ground.”
HSS merged all of the best and most popular features from its harness line into the all-season Patriot. Made from Tricot fabric for warmth, comfort and water resistance, this material was also carefully selected for its ability to remain quiet while moving. A front zipper closure, removable binocular straps and four deep, billow pockets with magnetic closures provide storage and access to everything the hunter may need during a long day in the treestand. The camo side also features two strips of MOLLE-style webbing to attach extra gear.
The Patriot vest features the company’s new 1.25-inch upper-body webbing, tether and waist buckle, which provide a lighter weight, more snug fit. Like all HSS products, the Patriot offers extraordinary strength for complete safety and confidence while hunting or installing equipment aloft. Blaze-orange accents highlight the buckles and zipper pulls.
Weighing just 2.5 lbs., the Patriot is the ideal harness for anyone that enjoys hunting more than one season. As expected from HSS, the new Patriot comes standard with a lineman’s climbing strap, primary treestrap and a suspension-relief strap, which doubles as a deer-drag. The Patriot will be available at retailers nationwide this summer.
“A portion of the proceeds from each Patriot purchase will go to help NRA’s critical work in both hunter safety and safeguarding our cherished liberties,” Wydner said. “So be safe in the new Patriot, and know that you’re helping the NRA keep our freedoms safe.”