Hanging tree stands are ideal for the widest range of hunting situations. They are lightweight, easy to set up, inexpensive, and will work on almost any tree.
Hang-on tree stands are the simplest form of tree stand that a person can buy. The thing about them though is there are other items you will need to make them useable. For instance, a way to get in it, such as foot pegs or a ladder of some sort. The good thing about hang-on tree stands is that you can set it and forget it. All you need to do when you are ready to hunt is climb up the tree and start hunting. Also, they can fit in just about any tree and do not require a tree that is cleared of all lower branches, thus leaving you some cover to hide in.
As for the bad of Hang-On Tree Stands, it is more work to move your stand if you decide you want to hunt somewhere else. A good way around this is to have other stands hung in other areas before the season starts. Another thing is the selection is lacking. With climbing tree stands there are several that offer big comfortable seats with extras. With hang-on tree stands most offer small seats and a small platform, and that’s it. Luckily there are a few out there that you wont mind sitting in all day.
Millennium makes the best tree stand that I have had the chance to try. I liked it so much after giving it a review, that I kept it (I offered to buy it but they insisted I kept it). It is by far the most comfortable hang-on tree stand I have ever sat in. The design is simple, light (14.5 lbs), and quick to install, and it comes packaged ready to hunt with no assembly required. This is a tree stand that enables a person to hunt all day in comfort.