Over the past 2 years we've tested and refined a new approach to our saddle lineup. We wanted to reimagine comfort and user-friendliness. The LockDown takes the best in class features from our Phantom like our UtiliBridge™, Comfort Channels™, and integrated lineman loops and adds in our Expandable Saddle Body with LockDown Link construction to create a mega-comfortable saddle that expands and contracts with you throughout your hunt. Not only does the LockDown revolutionize comfort in a saddle, but our new oversized LockDown Haulers with integrated skeleton frame make frustrating gear access a thing of the past. Finally, our new bomb proof yoke system means you can load up your LockDown and not worry about keeping it in place. The LockDown is the next evolution in saddle hunting comfort. You're gonna LOVE it.
Our brand new LockDown Links are a fresh take on an expandable saddle. The biggest complaint with pleated saddles is the inability to close the pleat while in transport mode moving to and from your hunting area. They tend to open at the wrong time and flop around. Pleated saddles all suffer from this issue, and can lead to an annoying user experience. We re-engineered the concept and created an Expandable Saddle Body to work hand-in-hand with our LockDown Link system to solve this issue. Our Expandable Saddle Body allows the saddle to move with you while walking, climbing, and hunting. The LockDown Links are removeable, adjustable, and user replaceable. Hunters can dial in their specific comfort setting, and replace them if they wear out, get lost, or get damaged. You get two sets with the LockDown: 1 pre-installed, and 1 replacement set.
Our brand new LockDown Hauler with built in IFS (Internal Frame Structure) is the first of its kind. With IFS, gear management becomes so much easier. LockDown Haulers work like a dream by providing an incredibly simple one-handed operation. We also made the LockDown haulers plenty big for those who like to carry lots of gear. We doubled the volume compared to our original SYS Haulers, while reducing the exterior profile to make the LockDown even more sleek. They're sewn right into the saddle body which adds structure & comfort to the entire system. Finally, we added plenty of organization, and even a built-in grommet system for those who use a retractable gear hoist. Get Haulin!
LOCKDOWN MODULAR YOKE
Our brand new Yoke System takes Tethrd saddles to the next level. If you have issues with your saddle not wanting to stay put where you like it, our Yoke will solve that problem. It's light weight, modular, and bombproof. The LockDown comes with the Yoke ready to go. It's also removable in about 15 seconds. If you want to run your LockDown in minimalist mode, drop the Yoke at home and head to the woods. Finally, the Yoke is backwards compatible with our Phantom Saddle for when you want to hunt even lighter and faster.
UTILIBRIDGE™ & COMFORT CHANNELS™
Our patented UtiliBridge™ is the KING of adjustable saddle hunting bridges. Your bridge is incredibly important for comfort, durability, and 360 degree shooting. With nearly 40 inches of on-the-fly adjustability, everyone can find their saddle hunting sweet spot. UtiliBridge™ works with your setup to make every hunt as simple as possible. Our patented Comfort Channels™ provide all day, unsurpassed comfort with seven different high, medium, and low support settings. The Comfort Channels allow simple, one-handed adjustment for leaning trees and weird positions, while giving you full control over where you need support most.
MADE IN THE USA...MOSTLY
In order to protect your wallets, we chose to manufacture the LockDown in a unique way. We built the load bearing components (Saddle Chassis, Bridge Loops, UtiliBridge, Lineman Loops, etc.) here in the USA. To save you money, we imported the non-load bearing components (LockDown Haulers & Yoke) from our overseas partners and assembled everything right here in Texas. This way you get the best of both worlds: Made in America load bearing components & assembly, and wallet-friendly off-shore accessories. So rest assured, if you see any "made in china" tags or uninformed comments on social media...that only applies to the non-load bearing accessories. We want to be transparent and honest so there's no surprises.