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Molle systems

Unread postby briar » Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:03 am

how many guys use a molle sytem or similar to haul their stand? It seems like a lot of buckles and straps to get in the way, and a lot hanging from the base of the stand in the tree.

Do you find it to be worth the hassle? Thanks


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Re: Molle systems

Unread postby Jackson Marsh » Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:15 am

I've used it for 7 or 8 seasons now and will always use it or something similar. No hassle and no getting busted from the straps. The only extra strap is the waste belt and you can buckle that so it doesn't hang as low.
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Unread postby <DK> » Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:54 am

As a skinny guy, its my most essential piece of gear! I walked a mile, scouted, then walked a mile back this morning. No way im doing that w standard or even Summit straps.
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Re: Molle systems

Unread postby Dewey » Mon Nov 30, 2020 6:01 am

The molle waist belt is the key to the entire system. Using that to transfer the weight to your hips greatly reduces weight at the shoulders and you can easily get away with basic shoulder straps. All they really do is balance the load with very little pressure.
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Re: Molle systems

Unread postby Bowtech1 » Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:29 pm

I'll put it simple. Shattered my back last year and had to have 5 vertebrae fused and the only way I am able to use a stand to hunt is with molle straps of I want to be able to carry in a lightweight stand even for a short distance. They are 100 percent worth buying. Don't worry about how busy they look. If your worried about the straps hanging down you could use a bungee cord or one of the gear ties to keep them from flapping around
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Re: Molle systems

Unread postby headgear » Mon Nov 30, 2020 2:35 pm

Dewey wrote:The molle waist belt is the key to the entire system.


2nd this, very much worth it. Every now and then I will hike some distance without it just to remind myself how nice it is on your shoulders and overall hike in general. I just have the waste belt and my regular LW straps and it works just fine.
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Re: Molle systems

Unread postby hunting_dad » Mon Nov 30, 2020 2:42 pm

I don’t have the actual molle belt, but to see if it helped, I took an old fanny pack and zip tied it to the bottom of my stand to simulate it. I just use my normal shoulder straps and then snap the fanny pack belt around my waist. Makes a big difference. I’ll probably end up getting an actual padded molle belt but this definitely helped.
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Unread postby mbone1327 » Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:52 pm

Dewey wrote:The molle waist belt is the key to the entire system. Using that to transfer the weight to your hips greatly reduces weight at the shoulders and you can easily get away with basic shoulder straps. All they really do is balance the load with very little pressure.


This says it all. Getting the weight off your shoulders is key for long hauls.

I use a molle from condor. Works better than the XOP tree transport system I used previously because you can adjust the straps.
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Unread postby A5BLASTER » Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:18 pm

Every stand I have ever owned are will ever own has and will have the fully molle II setup on it.

On my summit climbing stands I hard mount the shoulders and just strap the waist belt to the stand vie the lashing straps. Will post you a pic of it tommorw.
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Unread postby elk yinzer » Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:21 pm

If you regularly walk more than 400 yards, it is not even optional in my mind. Been doing it for about 12 years and never once have I felt busted by it. Molle is a good entry level mod but I stole the suspension off a Kelty pack and the additional padding is like Porsch vs. a Taurus.
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Re: Molle systems

Unread postby A5BLASTER » Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:24 pm

Forgot I had a pic of it hard mounted, here you go.
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Re: Molle systems

Unread postby bigredneck61088 » Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:45 pm

All my stands I use regularly/carry have the molle II straps, no belt but I might have to try one for those real long walks
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Re: Molle systems

Unread postby mauser06 » Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:21 pm

The belt is definitely more important than the straps. I upgrade my straps but not to the real big ones.


The difference is huge.


I agree...I hate the footprint they leave...though I've never felt like a deer saw them. I don't like the buckles on the platform. I need to figure something out there. I've stepped on them and made loud noise. Gotta be a way to fish the straps around and keep the buckles under the platform.
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Re: Molle systems

Unread postby minnesotahunter » Wed Dec 02, 2020 2:07 am

headgear wrote:
Dewey wrote:The molle waist belt is the key to the entire system.


2nd this, very much worth it. Every now and then I will hike some distance without it just to remind myself how nice it is on your shoulders and overall hike in general. I just have the waste belt and my regular LW straps and it works just fine.


This is the truth. I've hauled mine without the waist belt clipped and the difference is huge.
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Re: Molle systems

Unread postby RiverBottoms » Wed Dec 02, 2020 2:44 am

Been said already, but the waist strap is the key


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