Article by: Beau Martonik of East Meets West Hunt
Timber Ninja offers a range of high-quality saddles designed for mobile hunting. In this blog post, we will discuss the different types of saddles available, their benefits, and considerations to help you determine which saddle is right for you. Whether you prioritize comfort, versatility, or lightweight design, Timber Ninja has options to suit your hunting style. Let's dive into the details of their saddle collection.
Types of Saddles:
There are two main types of saddles: two-panel saddles and single-panel saddles. Each type offers distinct advantages and features tailored to different hunting preferences. Two-panel saddles are designed for all-day comfort and provide adjustability for a better fit, especially when dealing with hip pinch. These saddles are built with padding to enhance comfort during long hunting sessions. Single-panel saddles, like the Nano, prioritize lightweight design and versatility.
To simplify it, if you are prioritizing extremely lightweight and minimalism - maybe a single panel is right for you. If you prioritize comfort and regularly do all-day sits - maybe a two-panel saddle is a better choice for you.
The Black Belt is Timber Ninja's original two-panel saddle, which was released in 2022. It prioritizes all-day comfort with its padded design, making it suitable for long days in the tree. Compared to other saddles, the Black Belt has a simpler design with MOLLE webbing that wraps around the sides. This feature allows you to attach pockets like their basic saddlebags or any other desired accessories. The Black Belt is a budget-friendly option that provides reliable performance without compromising on comfort.
Photo: Beau Martonik / Justin Mueller
Black Belt Nano:
The Black Belt Nano is the lightest single-panel saddle available in the market, weighing in under a pound. This saddle is designed with the minimalist hunter in mind, focusing on lightweight functionality and breathability. One notable feature is the patent-pending magnetic stick clip system on the side, which allows for convenient transportation of sticks using the platform holder. The Nano saddle can be folded up to the size of a Nalgene bottle, enabling easy portability. With a four-way stretch material on the back for a comfortable fit, as well as strategically placed padding for hip pinch relief, the Nano saddle offers a combination of comfort, versatility, and compactness.
Photo: Beau Martonik / Justin Mueller
Black Belt Ultimate Saddle:
The Black Belt Ultimate saddle combines advanced features for an exceptional hunting experience. With over 4,000 hours of testing, this saddle offers extensive functionality and all-day comfort. Like the Nano, it includes magnetic stick clips and a platform holder, but also features a mud flap stick carrier at the back, capable of securely holding up to four of our C1 carbon fiber sticks, or other lightweight climbing sticks. The Ultimate saddle incorporates a foam material on the back that molds to your body with use, ensuring a personalized fit. You can add a lumbar pocket with an orange liner for easy visibility and MOLLE webbing for attaching accessories. The Ultimate saddle is the epitome of comfort, versatility, and functionality, making it suitable for prolonged hunts.
All Timber Ninja saddles come with lineman's rope loops that are angled upward, allowing easy identification in low-light conditions. The bridge loops have a tacky material to prevent movement and aid visibility in the dark. The saddles offer one-sided AmSteel bridge adjustment for quick tightening and length customization based on the tree you're climbing.
Return Policy and Quality Assurance:
Timber Ninja takes pride in its USA-made saddles, which are tested to exceed OSHA fall restraint standards. To ensure customer satisfaction, they offer a 30-day return policy. If you try a saddle and find it unsuitable, you can return it for a full refund.
Timber Ninja saddles provide a range of options to accommodate diverse hunting preferences. Whether you prioritize comfort, lightweight design, or versatility, their collection of two-panel and single-panel saddles has something for everyone. All saddles are designed with safety, quality, innovation, and durability in mind, ensuring a reliable hunting experience.