Tough, quite in the woods, comfortable and excellent features. Weighs a little more than advertised. The bushings on all connections make this very quite. You can set for hours in the very padded seat and feel absoutely safe at all times. The silverback is a little more, but not worth the extra $$ unless you are a weak person, and cannot handle the extra weight.
I got this on sale for a good deal and 1 season later I am back to using this stand. Not only was it comfortable but its very light and easy to handle. The only problem I have had was with the cords that wrap around the tree, they tend to become a hassle to line up in the dark.
This stand has very nice look to it. I haven't tried it out yet but I did tote it around the yard to get a feel for it's weight. It seems to less awkward than the summit stands I've had so it's not that bad. I would recommend this stand to anyone looking to save a few bucks!