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Ridge Runner


The Ridge Runner by Out on a Limb Mfg.
This platform measures in at 16” X 8” and weighs right around 56 ounces. Like the Podium, The Ridge Runner is all aluminum and coated in a very durable anti-skid finish. This platform uses a cam over system with a pull strap much like the Podium. The Ridge Runner will have a few improvements that will help make the entire setup quicker, quieter and even safer. The Ridge Runner is notched all along the circumference of the platform to increase traction and to help the overall ability. Another new feature will be the leveling system. Instead of using two individual knobs like the Podium, the Ridge Runner uses a single larger leveling knob for an easier adjustment.

NOTE: All Ridge Runner orders will come equipped with the updated longer knob as well as ONE pull strap.

Please allow 3 weeks shipping for all Ridge Runner orders. We understand your excitement to receive your product and we are working hard to put it in your hands. Thank you for your patience.


  1. Derek Bull (verified owner)

    If you’re looking for a comfortable, solid platform at a small weight, look no further. The Ridge Runner is a nice platform! It has plenty of room and great traction on the surface and the sides for holding yourself in position for a great shot. The platform is also easily adjusted with a 1” threaded knob that is easy to grip, even with gloves. It has plenty of space to be comfortable at height and enough room to stand on with both feet. Side pressure is no problem with the two vertical points of contact to the tree. I would recommend this platform for any saddle hunter, beginner or experienced.

  2. Scott T. (verified owner)

    Ridge Runner is a game changer…EXCELLENT!!!

  3. Hunter N. (verified owner)

    Well built and super light and easy to use

  4. Aaron Vallette (verified owner)

    This platform is rock solid! Takes side pressure we’re well, has great traction, and is light weight. One of my favorite pieces of gear. Thanks for the quick delivery and keep up the awsome work!

  5. DEAN KEMP (verified owner)

    Very nice. Sure does make my saddle much more comfortable. Should be the best of breed when it comes to winter snow and ice.

  6. Cliff Mays (verified owner)

    Very nice platform Because it’s a little bigger than the tethrd prediter platform. The width is good. Us bigger guys would like to see the platforms a little deeper. If you made them a little deeper like lonewolf is doing you would have the best one out on the market.

  7. Reggie (verified owner)

    The platform is excellent! Size is perfect and when it cams over it is rock solid. The grip on the finish is really good.

    The only negative is the $20 shipping cost on a 3lb item. Seems excessive but I paid it to get a great product.

  8. Gregory Brown (verified owner)

    I love this stand! I packs really small but is rock solid! Never regretted this purchase! Simply awesome!

  9. Joseph M. (verified owner)

    Amazing platform, works perfect.

  10. Chris W. (verified owner)

    I ordered the ridge runner platform based on reviews from others on YouTube. It looked like the best design compared to others I saw. So I ordered it and I’m happy to report it did not disappoint in the least! I was surprised by the light weight and the aggressive coating that does not seem to let your boot slip what so ever. I love the design of the mount and how well it grabs the tree. The angle adjustment is a big knob that’s easily adjusted with gloves on and has smooth action. The real estate of the platform surface leaves plenty of room for both feet to lean or stand on and doesn’t feel awkward at any angle. It’s a rock solid platform that I feel completely comfortable and confident standing on in the tree. (And I’m not a fan of heights to begin with!) I love that it’s made by a smaller company, made in America. Thanks so much for such a great product! Highly recommended!

  11. Jason M. (verified owner)

    I’ve only mounted it on the tree once but it was much more simple to mount on the tree than my previous (homemade) platform. It’s seems to be very solid even with side pressure. I’m currently at about 230lbs without gear. I can’t wait to try it out in a couple of weeks.

  12. Christopher W. (verified owner)

    Absolutely love my Ridge Runner! Spent 2 days on it this weekend and it made a big difference in my foot comfort while in my saddle. I tried a DIY platform and tried using just the top step of my top stick. Both of those sucked and made my feet hurt. Very glad I spent the money on the Ridge Runner and I would recommend it to anyone.

  13. Stephen L G. (verified owner)

    Very impressive construction with clear made-in-the-USA pride. Surprisingly light, easily fits on the back of a pack yet has ample room to move about once in the tree. It cams down rock solid. Saddle hunters deciding between this and the Predator… the debate is over.

  14. Brian Green (verified owner)

    So far a great platform. Looking foreword to continue using it, and getting more efficient at putting on the tree in a fast fashion. Its is a little big for packing in a backpack, but that is also a trade off for more foot room in the tree. Now I am just looking for a better way to carry it to and from my sits. Solid Product!!!!

  15. Larry Brown (verified owner)

    The Ridge Runner is awesome! Love it. Exactly what I wanted. The gritty texture was unexpected and I hope it doesn’t tear up my pack. Other than that it is a 5 star product.

  16. brian w. (verified owner)

    Set it up right and you will be happy. Safe as well, I just came in from a 4 hour “sit”. I love it

  17. Marsha Wolford (verified owner)

    Its nice platform but hard for me to hang on tree. I wished it just had one button in middle to attach the strap too. Just my thoughts

  18. Ryan Saucier (verified owner)

    Incredibly well made and much lighter than it looks. The Ridge Runner is rock solid when cammed over. Very happy with the purchase.

  19. Charles M. (verified owner)

    I pick up the box with on hand and walk half way across my living room. And it hit me there’s really no wieght to this box did he just send me an empty box. I open it and sure enough it’s in there I am surprized by the weight and detail of the product guys buy this no weight at all but it’s well build and that’s an understatement. If you are a large man as my dad is he still had alot of room to work. I am a short guy and the real estate I had on this is great. This item is great for all sizes.

  20. JOSHUA BARNARD (verified owner)

    Love the platform, it’s rock solid, easy to cam over, & and perfect size for my size 13 boots…. awesome job Matt….

  21. Benjamin O. (verified owner)

    Customer service in communication prior to shipment has been good. I like that. I can tell there is an actual person behind all of it, not an overseas robot secretary. Haven’t seen the product yet. I will gladly update when I receive and can check out the goods in hand!

  22. Steve (verified owner)

    Great service and product!

  23. Rod Parker (verified owner)

    The ridge runner is excellent!!

  24. Jesse W. (verified owner)

    I switched to this from a ring of steps and feel much more comfortable at hunting height now.

  25. Patrick Lagan (verified owner)

    Not only is my Ridge Runner better than my expectations, but this company is also A+.
    I ordered hoping to have it for a hunting trip to OH. Due to a delay in the shipping process, the delivery date was pushed back to a day AFTER i was leaving. I called them, and they got a hold of UPS and had the package rerouted to my cabin in OH at no extra charge, which i’m sure there was. Saved my hunting trip. Would recommend this platform or any other product that these guys sell!

  26. ryan (verified owner)

    Its better than I expected it cams over really good. It has alot of space for your feet.

  27. Alex (verified owner)

    I’m trying to talk everyone in my family into buying one. When they say it’s slip-resistant, they ain’t lying. It’s basically a miniature tree stand. I can easily shoot 360 degrees without having to do an ab routine or swing to the opposite side of the tree. Setup is easier than I imagined and it’s rock solid. Like, the thing doesn’t slip or move away from the tree on you at all. Great product and great customer service. Shipping was backed up and after reaching out to them I quickly received a follow up and received my package just 4 days after I was expecting.

    One last thing. I think you’ll appreciate the angles and overall width of the ridge runner more so than that of the p******r (you know which one I’m talking about)

  28. Justin R. (verified owner)

    Great quality, Rock solid in the tree, A+

  29. Christopher Watkins (verified owner)

    Very pleased with this platform , very light and easy to use . Worth every penny .

  30. Kirk H. (verified owner)

    Excellent product. Quick, easy and silent when attaching it to the tree. Locks on to the tree tight and feels very secure when you are on it. Used it in temps down to 15 degrees and it was perfectly quiet when moving around on it.

  31. Tyler Tankersley (verified owner)

    The Ridge Runner arrived last night and immediately after taking it out of the box I could tell that it is a high quality platform. I strapped it to a tree right away and stood, jumped and tried rocking around on it. It never made a sound or budged. Can’t wait to get it out hunting for late bow season. Well worth the investment.

  32. Dale (verified owner)

    Excellent customer service great product

  33. John Smith (verified owner)

    Love the Ridge Runner saddle platform. Tons of room and easy to hang.

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