Ameristep is honored to announce its HYDE Sky Walker Hang-On Treestand is the winner of Outdoor Life’s 2014 coveted Editor’s Choice Award.Outdoor Life editors put a half dozen of the best hang-on treestands to the test, and Ameristep’s HYDE Sky Walker came out on top.

“One-piece cast-aluminum platforms for sitting and standing offer weld-free construction, making the Sky Walker ideal for cold climates, where traditional wielded ferrous and aluminum tube stock have a propensity to moan and groan,” Todd Kuhn, Outdoor Life’s bowhunting editor,  said. “The stand mounts easily on a rope hanger, simplifying the usually awkward installation process, and an aggressively toothed tree bar bites into soft-bark trees, preventing slippage or shifting under weight.”

Pete Angle, VP of Marketing for Plano Synergy said Ameristep is extremely pleased that its HYDE Sky Walker Hang-On Treestand has won such a sought-after award.”We are thrilled that leading authorities in the outdoor industry acknowledge the quality, innovative technology, high standards and advanced design incorporated into the Sky Walker Hang-On Treestand,” Angle said. “We pride ourselves on producing the safest, most user-friendly stands on the market, and we appreciate that Outdoor Life recognizes our efforts.”

For each issue of Outdoor Life, the magazine’s experts go in-depth to provide readers with accurate and unbiased assessments on hunting, fishing, and outdoor-related gear on the market. Outdoor Life editors base the results on a series of scores each item receives for various categories during a specially designed and thorough testing process.  Following the tests, the scores are tallied and the top product is deemed an Outdoor Life Editor’s Choice Award winner. Going one step further, Outdoor Life also considers the costs of the products to determine which offer the most bang for the buck.

“Outdoor Life’s ratings give you the unbiased and accurate truth on outdoor gear,” said Andrew McKean, editor of Outdoor Life. “Products are thoroughly tested, and winning items earn the title based exclusively on the hard data and scores. So when we say a particular item is the best, you can take that to the bank.”

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