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It's just...a little crush... - Review of the JX3 Hybrid Saddle

kyler1945

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First hunt in La this season. Just when I thought I had my system with the saddle all dialed in, this little love nugget showed up.

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I'll post a thorough review after a day hiking/hunting with it. But it has far exceeded my initial impressions, and did so in about 25 seconds of holding it. My web holds a place in my heart, but that place is not south Louisiana in October...

Video in later post but also wanted to get it here for those folks that won’t go past the first post!

 
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huck72412

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That would be new new and improved Guidos Web. I think it has a new name however.
 

cb750

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Ya know... They probably need a tester in colder weather... I might be able to help out with that. Lol
 

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Video! Can’t wait to see it!!


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Sipsey

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First hunt in La this season. Just when I thought I had my system with the saddle all dialed in, this little love nugget showed up.

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I'll post a thorough review after a day hiking/hunting with it. But it has far exceeded my initial impressions, and did so in about 25 seconds of holding it. My web holds a place in my heart, but that place is not south Louisiana in October...
I’m on that list, hope I’ll have a pict. to post soon.
 

sojourner

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I need to sell some gear to fund that purchase! I looked at the jx3 site and there were no options for different sizes. Is it a one size fits all/most? Any options available?

$saddlehunter effect!

I am definitely interested in your review, especially if you can compare it to the original GW.

Thanks!
 

sojourner

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And you can get about 4 or 5 molle quick release adjustable lashing straps and make a cargo net to carry everything you want/need.

Then add some padding on the waist strap and you’d be golden!
 

kyler1945

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First impressions are overwhelmingly positive. The level of detail, and functionality of this piece of equipment is absurd. You can tell Mr. John spent some real time and effort thinking through and prototyping to get it dialed in. Many years of hunting in a guido's probably helped!

There are some significant differences in setup and execution between this chair and your minimalist saddles. But you can leave the knee pads, fancy platforms, and anything else you might do to try and get comfortable at home. Two ameristeps under each foot and one on backside of the tree and you're in business.

I'll give a more thorough initial evaluation, but I put four miles or so through really rough terrain with the hybrid and gear with a total weight of 28lbs, and it was plenty comfortable. I had a saddle newbie with me, so we set up in the tree together so I could help him out. I've been in possession of the rig for less than 24 hours, and it was my first time in the woods with it. Setup was just like the web, but it would be very easy for a first timer to dial it in. I scooted right up the tree, set platform, and coached him perched up in my producer's chair haha.
 

IkemanTX

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First impressions are overwhelmingly positive. The level of detail, and functionality of this piece of equipment is absurd. You can tell Mr. John spent some real time and effort thinking through and prototyping to get it dialed in. Many years of hunting in a guido's probably helped!

There are some significant differences in setup and execution between this chair and your minimalist saddles. But you can leave the knee pads, fancy platforms, and anything else you might do to try and get comfortable at home. Two ameristeps under each foot and one on backside of the tree and you're in business.

I'll give a more thorough initial evaluation, but I put four miles or so through really rough terrain with the hybrid and gear with a total weight of 28lbs, and it was plenty comfortable. I had a saddle newbie with me, so we set up in the tree together so I could help him out. I've been in possession of the rig for less than 24 hours, and it was my first time in the woods with it. Setup was just like the web, but it would be very easy for a first timer to dial it in. I scooted right up the tree, set platform, and coached him perched up in my producer's chair haha.
That’s all well and dandy, but how will it fare in 90°+ weather?


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