The M100 is one of the classic and most popular tree stand designs ever made; the M100U combines those design features with an aluminum-frame construction, giving it a weight of only 13.5 pounds – 20-percent lighter than the original M100. The M100U has the patented ComfortMAX seat featuring a tight, lightweight, Polytec sling-seat with back and side straps, providing the hunter a comfortable, stable seat. Its durable, non-stretch fabric doesn’t absorb water or scent and is quiet to the touch. While the seat folds up for bowhunters who want a stand-up shot, the M100U can be mounted with the M101 optional shooting rail (not included) for gun or crossbow hunters. With a Golite design for maximum portability, the all-aluminum stand is built to minimize weight without compromising strength and stability. The Silenthunt design keeps the stand quiet yet functional during the hunt. Tested under the most extreme conditions, the stand is proven to be as silent as it is comfortable. It utilizes exclusive, patented CamLOCK Receivers to lock the stand into position in seconds. Simply secure the CamLOCK Receiver to the tree, then hoist up the stand, and slide its aluminum stabilizing post onto the receiver. The CamLOCK Ratchet Strap Receiver is also available (M-102-SS, sold separately). The included SafeLink is a 35-foot rope with a Prusik knot and carabiner designed to aid in safely ascending and descending from the stand. When it’s time to switch to a new stand site, the M100U folds flat and is easily carried with the included backpack straps. This is a stand that does it all, for bow or gun hunters, season after season.