All new for 2019, Lone Wolf Custom Gear introduces the D’Acquisto Series 1.0 Hang-on Treestand and Climbing Sticks. The D’Acquisto series is, as Cody D’Acquisto puts it, “the ultimate mobile hunting setup.” Upon first impressions, I can certainly see why he would think so.
The D’Acquisto Hang-on weighs a mere 7.5 lbs., making it one of the lightest, if not the lightest hang-on treestand on the market. When you pick up the stand, you can instantly tell that it would be easy to carry and handle while hanging. In addition to being ultra lightweight, Lone Wolf Custom Gear has cleverly engineered the stand to include built-in grips on both the center support post as well as the inner edge of the platform. Both of which should aid in the hanging process. The D’Acquisto Series Hang-on also features a 6-point cleat at the rear of the seat that is made to allow the stand to be hung on both straight and crooked trees. The bottom cleat features reverse tooth technology that encourages the stand to tighten down on the tree without the need to perform a typical camming process.
The hang-on stand also includes a lot of great built-in features to help you keep your gear organized. In-seat accessory hooks provide a convenient location to hang grunt tubes and range finders. The D’Acquisto Hang-on also features accessory hooks on the back of the center support post which will accommodate up to 25 feet of paracord which can be used as a bow tow rope. Last but not least, the stand has a frame-lock feature that allows you to lock the seat in a perpendicular position to the platform. This essentially turns your treestand into a frame pack. You can carry your backpack on the seat, and utilize the additional accessory hook that will fit most backpack hanging straps to help keep your pack secure to the stand.
Without a doubt, the best feature of the D’Acquisto Series Hang-on is how the climbing sticks attach. Each stand contains four climbing stick ports which accept buttons found on the back side of each stick. The D’Acquisto series climbing sticks come in two different sizes, the full stick and the mini stick (both fit the D’Acquisto Series Hang-on). The full stick measures 32 inches in length, weighs 2 pounds, and has 3 steps. The mini stick measures 17 inches, weighs 1.5 pounds, and has 2 steps. Both fold down to a mere 3/4″ in profile. Regardless of which stick size you use, the D’Acquisto Hang-on will accommodate 3 sticks on each side, for a total of 6 sticks on the stand. You can mix and match sticks to carry whatever you need to suit your setup/style. This system is by far the most compact hang-on setup you will find.
The D’Acquisto Hang-on is definitely a quality stand. For anyone in the market for a good mobile setup, this stand is going to be a top consideration. For more information, be sure to visit their website at https://www.lonewolfcustomgear.com.