Hunter Safety System Introduces a New Harness Specifically Designed for Crossbow Hunters

HSS Crossbow Harness

From Hunter Safety System:

DANVILLE, Ala.  (June 6, 2016) – As crossbow hunting continues to gain popularity across the country, today Hunter Safety System announced the introduction of a new harness specifically designed to address the unique set of challenges that are associated with safely hunting with a crossbow from a treestand. The new HSS Crossbow Harness answers all those challenges in a stylish, comfortable and affordable harness.

Unlike traditional bows, crossbows have issues related to cocking the crossbow while hunting from an elevated position. When the crossbow is cocked, the treestand safety harnesses’ tether strap tends to fall in front of the hunter, which not only is frustrating but also can tangle with the crossbow and knock off or damage the scope. To eliminate this problem, HSS has added a Tether Stow Strap to the new Crossbow Harness that will safely secure the tether when cocking the bow.

Another feature of this new harness is the deep zippered pocket specifically designed to accommodate the cocking rope which if stowed in a backpack or regular harness pocket can easily get tangled with other gear or fall out of the stand. HSS has also equipped the new Crossbow Harness with a Range Finder Rip Cord that keeps the rangefinder handy yet out of the way and always attached so an accidental drop is never a concern.

Designed on the popular HSS Hybrid Flex chassis, the new HSS Crossbow Harness features the same 1.25-inch upper-body webbing, shock absorbing tether and waist buckle. The individual, padded hexagon shoulder straps on the HSS Crossbow Harness provide comfort and maximum flexibility and the ample pockets—including a secure mesh pocket designed for a cell phone—make it easy to store all of the necessary crossbow and other hunting gear. Weighing only 2.5 lbs., the new HSS Crossbow Harness meets current industry standards recognized by the Treestand Manufacturers Association.

Featuring the popular Realtree® Xtra™ the new HSS Crossbow Harness includes a lineman’s climbing strap, an adjustable tree strap, a suspension-relief/deer drag strap and instructions. It will be available this summer at major sporting goods retailers nationwide and conveniently online at www.hssvest.com for a suggested retail price of $129.99.

Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Danville, Ala., Hunter Safety System is a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative deer hunting gear and hunting equipment for the serious hunter. For additional information, write to: The Hunter Safety System, 8237 Danville Road, Danville, AL 35619; call toll-free 877-296-3528; or visit www.hssvest.com.

Hunter Safety System Introduces the New LIFELINE™ 42

Hunter Safety System LIFELINE 42

From Hunter Safety System:

Hunter Safety System Introduces the New LIFELINE™ 42

DANVILLE, Ala. (Sept. 18, 2015) – In response to customer demand, Hunter Safety System now offers a LIFELINE that accommodated stands up to 44 feet high. The new LIFELINE 42 is ideal for hunters that are filming their hunt and need to have a cameraman in a higher stand and for those hunters that like to hunt from higher locations.

More and more hunters are discovering that using the LIFELINE not only keeps them safer, it truly makes treestand hunting more convenient and actually gets in position to hunt more quickly.

“We have found that if a hunter uses the LIFELINE just once, they’ll want one on every treestand,” said Jerry Wydner, Co-Founder of HSS. “It just makes a night-and-day difference.”

The new LIFELINE 42 features the company’s latest technology of the woven-in reflective strip that makes locating a treestand in the dark as simple and quick as pressing a flashlight switch. It also features the Recon Carabiner in a new sound-dampening Cow Bell Cover for absolute stealth while climbing and hunting.

In the past, hunters that chose to be in stands above 30 feet would have to climb 12 feet or more before hooking up to their LIFELINE. This is extremely dangerous because statistics prove that 86-percent of all treestand accidents occur while climbing in and out of the treestand. With the new LIFELINE 42 this is no longer an issue.

The LIFELINE 42 completely protects the treestand hunter from the risk of life threatening injury when getting into and out of the stand and is hands down the simplest, safest way to stay attached to the tree from the ground to the stand, during the hunt and back again. The LIFELINE accommodates stands up to 44 feet high, and the Recon Carabineer is rated at 3,500 pounds.

The LIFELINE 42 will be available only online at http://www.huntersafetysystem.com. The suggested retail price will be $49.99 for a single attachment point and $59.99 for the tandem.

Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Danville, Ala., Hunter Safety System is a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative deer hunting gear and hunting equipment for the serious hunter. For additional information, write to: The Hunter Safety System, 8237 Danville Road, Danville, AL 35619; call toll-free 877-296-3528; or visit http://www.huntersafetysystem.com.

Hunter Safety System Redesigns the Muff-Pak

HSS_Muff_Pack

From Hunter Safety System:

DANVILLE, Ala.  (June 15, 2015) — Staying warm on those cold bitter mornings has just gotten a little easier with the introduction of Hunter Safety System’s newly redesigned Muff-Pak. This ergonomic pack is fleece-lined for warmth in extremely cold weather conditions and has an adjustable belt design for a comfortable, personalized fit for every hunter. Carefully crafted elastic cuffs keep warmth inside the Muff-Pak and the cold out.
The new Muff-Pak has been ingeniously designed with four pockets to keep important items right at the hunters’ fingertips: two zipper pockets and an accessory pocket in the front, and a large mesh bellow pocket on the back. Designed by a hunter for hunters, the Muff-Pak also features an elastic loop that keeps a grunt call readily accessible yet out of the way.
The web belt adjusts to accommodate multiple layers of clothing with adjustment ranging from 34 inches up to 49 inches. An included 11-inch expansion strap brings the maximum adjustment length up to 60 inches.
Ideal for any cold weather event, whether hunting, tailgating or hiking, the Muff-Pack will keep your hands toasty warm. Available in the popular Realtree XtraÔcamouflage pattern, the new HSS Muff-Pak will be available at sporting good retailers nationwide and conveniently online at www.huntersafetysystem.com this spring. The suggested retail price for the Muff-Pak is $34.99.
Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Danville, Ala., Hunter Safety System is a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative deer hunting gear and hunting equipment for the serious hunter. For additional information, write to: The Hunter Safety System, 8237 Danville Road, Danville, AL 35619; call toll-free 877-296-3528; or visit www.huntersafetysystem.com.

Hoist Your Bow with the New Bow and Gear Hoist from Hunter Safety System

Bow Hoist

From Hunter Safety System:

DANVILLE, Ala.  (May 4, 2015) – With the introduction of the new Bow and Gear Hoist, HSS has addressed the issue of how to safely, silently and quickly get a bow or other gear into a treestand. The Bow and Gear Hoist is lightweight, easy-to-use and virtually tangle free, as there are no ropes or cords to contend with.

Weighing in at only 3.17 ounces, the new Bow and Gear Hoist measures just 3.75 by 3.2 inches, and it is small enough to store in a back pocket. It features a 2-inch carabiner with a rubber coating on the large end to deaden sound, and a swivel attachment allows bows or gear to spin freely to prevent binding of the ribbon.

To use, simply attach your bow to the Bow and Gear Hoist’s carabiner, use the clip on the back to attach it to your belt—or place it in a secure pocket—and begin your climb. The ribbon will unwind, practically unnoticed during your accent. Once in the treestand, use the ribbon to raise your bow hand-over-hand. Then, just wind the ribbon back into its sturdy polymer case. To lower your bow, simply clip it to the carabiner again and lower it to the ground allowing the ribbon to slowly slide through your fingers. If no rocks or hard surfaces are present below, the HSS Bow and Gear Hoist can then be dropped to the ground.

Once you are safely on the ground, unhook the bow, wind the ribbon back into the housing, and toss it into your pack for the next hunt. You will never want to be without the new Bow and Gear Hoist from Hunter Safety System.

The new HSS Bow and Gear Hoist offers a simple, tangle-free and safe alternative to get your bow from the ground to the stand. The Easy Reel is part of the HSS Elite line of accessories, and it will be available in the spring 2015 at retailers nationwide and online at www.hunterafetysystem.com for a suggested retail price of$14.95.

Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Danville, Ala., Hunter Safety System is a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative deer hunting gear and hunting equipment for the serious hunter. For additional information, write to: The Hunter Safety System, 8237 Danville Road, Danville, AL 35619; call toll-free 877-296-3528; or visit www.huntersafetysystem.com.

Hunter Safety System Contour Vest Wins a Golden Bullseye from the American Hunter

Hunter Safety System

From Hunter Safety System:

DANVILLE, Ala.  (April 27, 2015) – J. Scott Olmsted, editor in chief of the American Hunter presented American Hunter magazine’s inaugural Women’s Innovation Product of the Year Golden Bullseye Award to Hunter Safety System President Jerry Wydner for the lady’s Contour safety harness during the Golden Bullseye ceremony at the 144th NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits at the Music City Center in Nashville, TN, April 10.

Now in their 13th year, the Golden Bullseyes are awarded to outstanding products in several different categories for each of the three NRA magazines, the American Hunter, the American Rifleman and Shooting Illustrated, as elected by the editorial staff of each magazine. Introduced by former NRA President Sandy Froman, the Women’s Innovation Product of the Year was a new category for 2015, created in response to the exponential growth of women in hunting and the shooting sports. The award was the highlight of the ceremony.

“Hunter Safety System answered the call for safe and innovative products with its new-for-2014 Ladies Contour Vest-and-Harness System because it understands women are the fastest-growing segment of hunters,” said Olmsted. “As someone who scampers up trees on a regular basis, Senior Editor Karen Mehall-Phillips field-tested it and immediately began blogging to tout its features.

“Designed to fit a woman’s form, the vest has three black Right-Fit stretch panels that trim bulk regardless of clothing layers to offer a contoured fit,” Olmsted continued. “HSS eliminated a bust strap in favor of a zippered-vest design—the ‘safety’ zipper releases if pressured in any direction—unlike a standard zipper. And in the event of a fall, it will not hinder a woman’s neckline. Patented adjustment features keep the vest snug and comfortable while allowing hunters to remain mobile on stand. At 2.5 pounds, it feels like a lightweight shirt. HSS even included stylish teal-colored accent lines in front of the black panels to create the image of ‘curves’—nice touch, but even that was no afterthought as HSS actually surveyed female hunters on color preference.

“The vest sports a sliding, metal adjustment bar between fabric layers for adjusting the internal straps before adjusting and securing the leg straps. A Suspension Relief/Deer Drag strap features a shock-absorbing tether sewn using “break-away” stitches to cushion the impact of a sudden stop in case of a fall. Users adjust the strap to fit and keep it handy in one of two lined pockets. In the event of a fall, users simply step into it to maintain circulation.

“An included HSS Lifeline keeps users connected to the tree whether climbing up or down, which is ideal considering hunters often move in low-light conditions. Also included is a tree strap, lineman’s climbing strap and an instructional DVD. HSS thought of everything on this one. So we think the lady’s Contour vest and harness system is an ideal choice as American Hunter’s first-ever Women’s Innovation Product of the Year,” Olmsted concluded.

Introduced last year, the Contour has been a break-through product for HSS, which has been a big hit with women hunters, but according to Wydner, it took a lot of input from the women on the company’s pro staff to get it right.

“We had three models of this particular unit that we put together and we’re pretty proud of ourselves for doing this, giving ourselves a pat on the back for thinking we did a good job,” said Wydner. “We brought all the lady hunters in, the specialty hunters that you all know, and we unveiled it in front of them.

“With us patting ourselves on the back, asking the ladies, ‘What do you think? Which model do you like the best?’ Well, we don’t have any of those models any more. As well as we thought we did, we blew it. The ladies started to tell us what we did wrong. It’s that ladies’ point-of-view that says, ‘Sometimes you men don’t get it.’ We had pockets that make their hips look big, we had things that weren’t taking care of the bust area of the vest. And, when they said those things, we looked at them and said, ‘You’re exactly right.’ As well as we thought we did, we needed room for improvement, and the ladies certainly gave it to us.

“But you know, as humorous as that little thing is, treestand safety is a serious game. And statists show that one in three of us will fall, at some time during our hunting career. One in three of us are going to fall at some point. Well that’s serious. Another scary statistic that just recently came out is that 86 percent of treestand falls have been when you’re not in the tree stand. Well that gives us areas to say, ‘We have to address that.’

“If we want to address ourselves as the safety people in this industry, we have to make sure we are coming up with those types of products. And we’re proud to say that we have, and the fact that we’re able now to be able to address the fact that a hunter can stay safe from the moment they leave the ground, until they return back to the ground. And that’s the mission of Hunter Safety System. I want to thank NRA, NRA Publications, and American Hunter magazine for recognizing those facts, for helping us stay safe while we’re out in the field and for spreading the word of treestand safety. We certainly appreciate that. I am so honored to receive this award, thank you very much,” Wydner concluded.

Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Danville, Ala., Hunter Safety System is a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative deer hunting gear and hunting equipment for the serious hunter. For additional information, write to: The Hunter Safety System, 8237 Danville Road, Danville, AL 35619; call toll-free 877-296-3528; or visit www.huntersafetysystem.com.