“We are so pleased to win this coveted award from Field & Stream,” says Jerrod Karr, director of sales for Ol’ Man Outdoors. “All of our treestands are designed for the ultimate in safety, usability, comfort and durability. We believe The Drone exceeds in each of these qualities, and we are thrilled the editors at Field & Stream have recognized this stand’s superiority among other stands in its class.”
The Drone, along with other products considered for “Best of the Best,” underwent extensive field testing by F&S experts.
“Our staff spent the better part of the past year finding and testing the gear that will make readers’ time in the woods more productive and more fun,” says Slaton White, Deputy Editor of Field & Stream. “The winning products not only withstood our tough testing, but they stood head and shoulders above the rest displaying absolute excellence in their field. The Best of the Best is the highest honor Field & Steam bestows on gear and the winning products are the best of the year; worth your time, worth your money.”
Unlike any other climbing treestand on the market, The Drone features the patented HEX-DRIVE TECHNOLOGY, which allows you to make adjustments to the angles of both the standing and sitting platform with a simple turn of your wrist. This design provides you with the safest and fastest way to level your treestand while climbing.
Weighing only 22 pounds, the lightweight Drone features many of the classic OL’MAN qualities but incorporates new oval tubing and an improved cable system. With fluorescent cable heads for easy assembly in the dark and oval tubing, the Drone eliminates the need for twisting a cable to align with the hole. Built-in accessory holders on either side are perfect for rangefinders, binoculars, rattling horns and other hunting gear. The ComforTech net seat is the quietest and most comfortable seat on the market.
Essentially three stands in one, The Drone provides the hunter with a shooting rest, a straight bar and a foot rest. Despite all of these features, The Drone’s unique pivot arm design allows it to pack up to less than 4-inches-thick for easy transport.
About Best of The Best
Each year the editors at Field & Stream review new products and innovations and choose the top performing items for inclusion in the annual Best of The Best round-up. Field & Stream test-team members rigorously test each item during a process dubbed the “Field & Stream Torture Tests.” Products are shot, bent, driven, dropped, and generally abused. Anything that falters is immediately eliminated. Beyond surviving the torture tests, winning products are ultimately selected based on significance of the innovation, the quality of the design, and the value they bring to outdoorsmen. Selection criteria varies, depending upon the category, but all of the winning products share one characteristic: excellence in their field.
About Field & Stream
Field & Stream®, The World’s Leading Outdoor Magazine, is the country’s largest enthusiast title and most recognized outdoor publication. Devoted to the complete outdoor experience and lifestyle, Field & Stream (www.FieldandStream.com) gives its readers the knowledge and inspiration to pursue the sports they love. It celebrates the outdoor experience with great stories, compelling photography and sound advice, while honoring the traditions hunters and fishermen have passed down for generations. Established in 1895, Field & Stream is published 11 times per year by the Bonnier Corporation.
To find out more about The Drone and other Ol’ Man Outdoors products, visit www.olmanoutdoors.com.