Best Tree Stand Umbrella in 2021

Ever hunted in near-freezing drizzle? Kinda wish you hadn’t got so wet, cold and uncomfortable?

Maybe that’s part of the game. Or maybe you can use a tree stand umbrella so’s it doesn’t have to be like that.

If you’re thinking of taking the plunge you might well be asking yourself if they actually keep you dry and, even if they do, whether they be quiet enough not to scare off the deer. The best tree stand umbrella will do both.

Reviews of the Best Tree Stand Umbrellas

Here are our top tree stand umbrellas for every hunter.

Allen Company

Specs

The Allen Camo Treestand Umbrella is a hub style, permanent setup, tree stand umbrella. It mounts to the tree with a screw-on bracket. Once installed, it does not fold down and is not vented. It comes with a carry bag for transporting into and out of the woods. It weighs about 1 lb. and is 57’’ wide when open.

The Verdict

The Allen camo stand umbrella is a great product if you are out in the woods on your own. You can easily install it by yourself. You screw it to the tree, pop it up, and you are ready to use it. Pre-drilling the hole is a good idea.

Because this umbrella is simple and light, it may only last one or two seasons. It is not a piece that you will have in your gear supply for years to come. The low price makes it easier to invest in this stand umbrella, as it is somewhat disposable. 

Availability

You should be able to pick one up from the following stores:

In Summary

Because of the low cost and easy setup, this one is excellent if you want to try out hub-style umbrellas. 

Ameristep Hunter’s Umbrella

Specs

The Ameristep Hunter’s Umbrella is a screw-in and lock-in place installation stand umbrella.

This hub-style design umbrella can wrap around the tree for more rain coverage and also double as a ground blind shield. This Mossy Oak Break-up Country camo pattern umbrella is portable, or you can install it permanently on the tree. It weighs about a pound and is 42’’ wide when open. It comes with a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty.

The Verdict

The Ameristep is one of the lowest-cost items on the list of best tree stands. It has one of the most preferred camouflage patterns, and it sports a 4.5-star rating on Amazon.

This one is an excellent stand umbrella for light rain. It is made from light and thin material, which makes for easy transport. It could struggle to hold up in heavier rainy conditions. 

Availability

You should be able to pick one up from the following stores:

In Summary

If you are tight on your hunting gear budget, the Ameristep Hunter’s Umbrella is a product worth checking out. 

Guide Gear Deluxe Treestand Umbrella

Specs

The Guide Gear Deluxe is the first rectangular stand umbrella in the line-up. Made with a solid steel frame, this umbrella weighs in at 9.6 lbs.

Its 37’’X44’’ dimensions allow two people to use it together. The Guide Gear Deluxe does not screw in but attaches to the tree with a two-cam buckle strap system. The camo pattern on this umbrella is DZX.

The Verdict

The greater weight of this product is reflected in its higher price tag. You are making a bigger investment by choosing the Guide Gear Deluxe. It may be worth it if you are hunting on public land or another area where you do not have permission to screw into the tree.

The cam buckle system attachment is one of the best selling points for this umbrella. 

Something to look out for with a rectangular umbrella is water pooling in the center on top. You can modify the setup with a slight tilt or add some cross bars to slightly bow the top. 

Availability

You should be able to pick one up from the following stores:

In Summary

With its greater weight and rectangular shape, the Guide Gear Deluxe is more likely to withstand heavier rain and wind. If you get more seasons out of a stand made with higher quality materials, it is worth the higher price tag.

Hawk Arc

Specs

The Hawk Arc is a 38.5’’X45’’ curved rectangle. It features the Hawk Chaos camo pattern on both sides of the fabric. The manufacturer claims it will fit on any size tree and is secured with a strap attachment system. You must preassemble this unit, making it a permanent set-up once you’ve got it on the tree. It weighs about 6 lbs. ($45)

The Verdict

The oversize curved rectangle shape of the Hawk Arc solves the problem of rain pooling on the top. It will withstand bad weather such as rain and wet snow better than many of the hub-style tree stands on the list. The camo pattern on the underside of the umbrella helps break up your outline when viewed by the game from the ground. 

The Hawk Arc is the second heaviest set up on the list and requires that you pre-assemble it and then attach it to the tree. You would have to plan to install this umbrella ahead of the season. Once it’s there, you won’t likely want or need to move it. 

Availability

You should be able to pick one up from the following stores:

In Summary

If you want a permanent setup that can withstand heavy rain while you are out of the woods, the Hawk Arc is a great choice for you. 

Big Game Treestand Pop-up Umbrella

Specs

The Big Game Treestand Pop-up is a 54’’ wide hub-style design tree stand umbrella featuring the Matrix Camo pattern. It comes with a carry case that can also be used as a storage sack when you take the umbrella out of the woods.

This umbrella attaches to the tree with a 90-degree screw-in setup. It has 39’’ high wind tie downs also. You can consider this unit portable or permanent. It only weighs 1 lb.

This product is also available in a 66’’ wide version.

The Verdict

The Big Game Treestand Pop-up Umbrella meets many hunters’ needs and wants. The wide umbrella provides maximum coverage. Get even more coverage from harsh elements with the 66’’ version. Tie-downs help this umbrella withstand heavy rain. It installs easily and is very light. It falls in the middle of the price range for our tree stand list.

Availability

You should be able to pick one up from the following stores:

In Summary

If you are on a limited budget for your hunting gear but want a great quality product that is light and portable, the Big Game Pop-up Umbrella is the way to go for you. Two umbrella dimensions for this product give you more options.

Muddy Universal Umbrella

Specs

Here we have one last hub style design umbrella with the Muddy Universal Umbrella. This unit is made by Big Game and Muddy refers to the camouflage pattern. You can also attach it to the tree with its screw-in system and snap-on tie-downs. The straps are 39’’ long, fitting most trees. When you leave the woods, you can take the umbrella and leave the bracket. It weighs about 1 lb. and comes with a carry case for easy transportation in your pack. When this umbrella is open it is 54’’ wide. ($31)

The Verdict

The Muddy Universal Umbrella has the second-highest Amazon rating on our list, with 4.3 stars. Since this one also falls into the middle of our price range, you get a great price to value ratio. This unit is unique in that it is removable from the bracket. You won’t have to worry about the wind blowing it out of the tree when you are not in the woods. 

The material is light, however. Like the other hub-style units on our list of best tree stand umbrellas, you will consider this unit a short-term investment. You will get multiple seasons out of it if you take it out of the tree each time you use it, though.

Availability

You should be able to pick one up from the following stores:

In Summary

The Muddy Universal Umbrella is best for you if you have a small budget for gear and you want an umbrella that you can easily take in and out of the woods with you. 

How to Choose the Best Tree Stand Umbrella

The best tree stand umbrella will be easy to attach, have great coverage, be well camouflaged and silent (after all, there’s little point making sure your ladder stand is completely silent only to have a rattling, rustling umbrella scaring the deer).

Attachment

Some types of tree stand umbrella screw into the tree. You probably want to avoid this as a) it harms the tree and b) you may be breaking the law (for example if you are hunting public land). The best tree stand umbrella is going to be one that uses a bracket. 

Shape & Coverage

Shape is another feature that you want to consider. Hub-style umbrellas closely resemble a regular umbrella. A few of the hubs on the list, such as the Allen Company and the Ameristep, wrap around the tree, which extends the coverage behind the hunter.

The Hawk Arc and Guide Gear Deluxe are rectangular and therefore more like a roof kit than an umbrella. 

Permanent or Portable

The third feature you should consider is permanence vs. portability. Many of these units are permanent or semi-permanent.

If you are hunting on your own land, then this is a matter of convenience whether you want to pack the umbrella with you on each hunt with a forecast for rain or snow. The Muddy Universal Umbrella offers the best of both permanence and portability. 

Camouflage

The last feature you should consider is the pattern. All the tree stand umbrellas on our list have unique camouflage.

If you prefer a lighter camo pattern and want the umbrella to have the pattern on the underside as well, then the Hawk Arc is the choice for you. If you are faithful to the trusty Mossy Oak, then get the Ameristep.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Tree Stand Umbrella 

Most reviews for tree stands reflect a wide dichotomy of circumstances. While they all have a few one-star ratings, most of the reviewers say that they love the product that they chose. No product is perfect.

With tree stand umbrellas, you are balancing the cost to benefit ratio more than with most other products. Hunters are resourceful people and often come up with clever ways to troubleshoot any problem they have with a piece of gear.

Our best advice is to search the reviews to see what other hunters are doing to modify their treestand umbrellas and get the best use out of them. 

The Best Tree Stand Umbrella Awards

Where value, portability, and ease of use meet, we find the Muddy Universal Umbrella. This umbrella has a medium-range price that packs a ton of value and high customer satisfaction. You’ll enjoy using this umbrella over multiple seasons since it is the most portable of all the best treestand umbrellas.

Our second award goes to the Ameristep Treestand Umbrella. This item also boasts excellent tree stand umbrella reviews and a low price. It is also versatile, doubling as a ground blind shield.