Hunting is often a social pursuit and parties of two make up an ideal expedition, something that’s easy to organize if you’re a spot and stalk hunter.

Pairing up in treestands can be a little tricky unless you’ve got yourself a two person ladder stand.

The two person ladder treestand is bigger and heavier than the single person stand, obviously, but moving into place with the help of a hunting buddy is easier.

The same things apply when using the ladder stand such as the need to wear your safety harnesses at all times.

Organization in the stand it critically important.

Two armed hunters in close proximity with tethers and ropes to get in the way can be a recipe for mayhem if you’re not properly prepared for that kind of teamwork.

We have put together a selection of dual person stands coming from most of the leading makers to show just what is available, the various sizes you can choose from and the range of price points.  

If you’re looking for single person ladder tree stands you will find our comparison piece here.

Comparison List of Two Person Ladder Treestands

Make / Model

Height

Platform

Dimensions

MSRP

16.5'

38" x 12"

$199.99

17'

58" x 12"

$209.99

17'

36.5" x 12"

$249.99

17'

44" x 29"

$311.99

20'

42" x 34"

$319.99

18'

40" x 32"

$438.99

18'

51" x 17"

$441.99

18'

42" x 34"

$449.99

21'

42" x 32.5"

$499.99

20'

50" x 36"

$560.79

Description of Two Person Ladder Treestands

The comparison table above gives us a brief overview of what is available among the leading dual person ladder treestands on the market.

Each of these brief ladder stand reviews aims to provide you with extra information about the stand that is not otherwise immediately apparent in the summary list such as special unique features.

It should also help you in working out which would prove to offer you the greatest value in terms of its effectiveness.

Guide Gear 16.5' 2-Man Ladder Tree Stand

Guide Gear 2-Man Ladder Tree Stand

Product Specifications

  • Stand Height: 16.5’ to shooting rail
  • Platform Size: 38” x 12”
  • Seat Size: 38” W x 12” D
  • Stand Weight: 76 lbs
  • Weight Capacity: 500 lbs

The Guide Gear ladder stand provides just enough room for two hunters to sit or, if you prefer, for a solo hunter who likes a little more room for their gear.

This is a ladder stand that takes the hunter 16.5’ off the ground.

The seat measures 38 inches wide and 12 inches deep. It is a padded cushion which will feel soft when it’s dry but is likely going to be waterlogged when it gets wet.

The platform is purely for placing the feet on while sitting with no flip-up seat function to provide extra room.

The padded shooting rail flips up out of the way to give the bow hunter plenty of room to move and make their shot.

Find out more about the company and the range of products available by visiting the Sportsmans Guide website.

Sniper Striker 2-Person Ladderstand

Product Specifications

  • Stand Height: 17’ to shooting rail
  • Platform Size: 55” x 12”
  • Seat Size: 38” W x 14” D
  • Stand Weight: 74 lbs
  • Weight Capacity: 500 lbs

This 2 person ladder stand sets the hunters up so they are slightly facing away from each other courtesy of a curved seat.

This provides a wider view of the surrounding area and also reduces the chances for getting in your partner’s way in the stand.

The seat measures 38” wide while the platform below is 55” and wraps beyond the confines of the seat. The height of the seat from the platform is 15” and uses a padded cushion and backrest in a bench configuration.

The stand comes with fasteners and an adjustable support bar to provide stability in the installation process.

Two included safety harnesses come with the stand.

There are 7 2-person ladderstands in the Sniper range providing options at varying heights and sizes. The other models to consider include the Instinct, Twin Peaks, Double Down, Alpha, Commodore and Rascal.

Find out more about the company and the full range of products by visiting the Sniper Treestands website.

Summit Steel Two Person Ladder Stand

Product Specifications

  • Stand Height: 17’ to shooting rail
  • Platform Size: 36.5” x 12”
  • Seat Size: 36” W x 12.5” D
  • Stand Weight: 70 lbs
  • Weight Capacity: 500 lbs

The Summit Two Person ladder stand is a simple design that does the job of elevating a couple of hunters into the tree line with a solid frame support.

The stand features a bench seat design that uses the ubiquitous mesh material to provide comfort and support. However the seat is only 12” deep and lacks a backrest apart from the padded bar of the shooting rest.

In addition, while the stand has a platform and footrest, the platform is really only large enough to use in the seated position.

The shooting rail is padded and it flips up out of the way for the bow hunter to use as well as allowing entry into the stand.

Find out more about the company and the full range of products available by visiting the Summit Treestands website.

Big Game Spector XT Ladderstand

Product Specifications

  • Stand Height: 17’ to shooting rail
  • Platform Size: 44” x 29”
  • Seat Size: 41” W x 18” D
  • Stand Weight: 85 lbs
  • Weight Capacity: 500 lbs

The two person Spector XT ladder treestand features comfortable flip-back Flek-tek seats and a padded flip-back shooting rail.

The platform is a generous size measuring 44” wide x 29” deep. This provides plenty of room for two men to operate.

The stand takes you 17 feet high and can be attached to any tree with a minimum diameter of 9”.

The ladder section of the stand comprises 3 single rail sections and has an adjustable support bar to ensure the stand secures firmly so that there is no unnecessary movement.

As well as a couple of 1” ratchet straps and a couple of 1” stabilizer straps, the stand also comes with a couple of 4-point full body harnesses.

As well as the Spector XT Big Game also sells the Guardian XLT and the Big Buddy two person ladder stands.

Find out more about the company and the full range of products by visiting the Big Game website.

Muddy The Nexus Double Ladderstand

Product Specifications

  • Stand Height: 20’ to shooting rail
  • Platform Size: 42” x 34”
  • Seat Size: 39” W x 17” D
  • Stand Weight: 116 lbs
  • Weight Capacity: 500 lbs

The Nexus is one of 6 double ladderstands in the Muddy range and offers a lot of sitting room as well as a good sized platform.

The strength of the stand comes from steel and DXT and RS Tubing. The ladder is a 4-piece single rail construction that bolts together tightly to prevent any movement or noise.

The pair of seats are Flex-Tek mesh making them both comfortable and waterproof. They flip back, as does the shooting rail and the foot rest.

This is quite a heavy stand weighing in at 116 lbs. This extra weight is due to the fact that it is a 20 foot stand rather than 17 or 18 feet.

The other double ladderstands from Muddy offer a range of different heights plus a variety of space options for the occupants. The other models are: the Big Buddy, Nexus XTL, Partner, Rebel 2.5 and the Stronghold 2.5 XTL.

Find out more about the company along with the entire range of products by visiting the Muddy website.

Millennium L220 18 Foot Double Ladder

Product Specifications

  • Stand Height: 18’ to shooting rail
  • Platform Size: 40” x 32”
  • Seat Size: 40” W x 17” D
  • Stand Weight: 103 lbs
  • Weight Capacity: 500 lbs

The steel construction of this 18 foot double ladder stand provides a tough perch for two hunters to comfortably sit for hours.

The ComfortMax seats contour to the body shape to ensure they remain comfortable for long periods of sitting down. The seats also flip up out of the way to allow the full use of the platform.

The platform measures 40” x 32” for plenty of room and the included footrest folds up to allow access from the ladder.

The shooting rail adjusts and includes padded arm rests on the sides for added comfort.

Although the maximum height of the stand is 18 feet, it can be set up to be lower simply by removing a ladder section.

It secures to the tree using the supplied stabilizing strap along with the company’s SafeLink system which includes a 35’ rope with a Prusik knot and carabiner.

It comes with a pair of full body safety harnesses.

Millennium also produces a smaller, slightly cheaper double ladder treestand, the L205 Double Ladder Stand.

Find out more about the company along with the entire range of products by visiting the Millennium Treestands website.

Hawk Big Denali 2-Man Ladderstand

Product Specifications

  • Stand Height: 18’ to shooting rail
  • Platform Size: 51” x 17”
  • Seat Size: 24” W x 24” D
  • Stand Weight: 108 lbs
  • Weight Capacity: 500 lbs

The Big Denali is a luxuriously large two seat ladder stand that provides comfortable Extra-Wide Zero Pressure XXL MeshComfort seats for both hunters.

Not only are the seats extra wide at 24” but they offer a high contoured 23” backrest too.

The stand is built with heavy duty Oval Tubing providing a combination of great strength as well as ergonomic gip making it even safer to climb.

The padded shooting rail flips up smoothly out of the way to cater to the bow hunter who needs extra shooting room.

In addition, the kick-out footrest also flips up to make it easier to climb up into the stand.

This is a high quality ladder stand that attaches solidly to a tree using a ratcheting tree strap and the company’s Crossing Strap Tensioner.

Find out more about the company and the full range of products by visiting the Hawk Treestands website.

X-Stand Jayhawk X 18’ Ladder Stand

Product Specifications

  • Stand Height: 18’ to shooting rail
  • Platform Size: 42” x 34”
  • Seat Size: 18.5” W x 18” D
  • Stand Weight: 122 lbs
  • Weight Capacity: 500 lbs

The Jayhawk is a large 2 person ladder treestand built from steel and powder coated to mute sound and provide an easy grip surface.

The pair of seats measure 18.5” x 18” and are made from the company’s Comfort-Flex mesh material to contour to the body in a way that ensures daylong comfort.

Each seat flips up and out of the way when it comes time to stand to take a shot. The generous platform provides plenty of space and use a honeycomb pattern for added strength as well as traction.

The shooting rail also flips out of the way which is necessary for the bow hunter.  

The ladder secures at the base using the 2 Gripping Jaws clamp which secures the stand tightly to create an extremely stable base.

Also included with the stand are 2 4-point full-body harnesses which should always be worn when on the ladder stand.

The Jayhawk X is one of four two person ladder stand in the X-Stand range. The other three are the Jayhawk 20’, the Comrade 18’ and the Meridian 17’ stands.

Find out more about the company and the full range of products by visiting the X-Stand website.

Rivers Edge Lockdown 21’ 2-Man Ladderstand

Product Specifications

  • Stand Height: 21’ to shooting rail
  • Platform Size: 42” x 32.5”
  • Seat Size: 41.5” W x 16” D
  • Stand Weight: 129 lbs
  • Weight Capacity: 500 lbs

The Lockdown 2 Man ladderstand is a large stand built with a single TearTuff bench seat to give you the option of using it either as a 2 man seat or a wide single man seat.

The platform is extremely large providing plenty of room to stand and shoot. The 21’ height of the stand meets the needs of bow hunters who prefer the added height.

The stand features the Ultimate Shooting Rail which extends out for long shots and in for steeply angled shots. It adjusts for height to conform to terrain differences. It also flips down out of the way and tucks into its own designated slot.

The stand ratchets to the tree and this can be done before you ever leave the ground using the Ground-Level Ratcheting technology.

The ladder portion of the stand comes in 5 sections, each of them 44” in length.

It will attach to trees with a diameter range of 12” to 30”. Included are two full body safety harnesses.

Find out more about the company and the full product range by visiting the Rivers Edge Treestands website.

Trophy Big Easy Ladder Stand

Product Specifications

  • Stand Height: 20’ to shooting rail
  • Platform Size: 50” x 36”
  • Seat Size: 50” W x 22” D
  • Stand Weight: n.a.
  • Weight Capacity: 500 lbs

The Big Easy Ladder Stand is one of the larger 2-person ladder stands available.

It features a pair of seats that are contoured mesh to provide maximum comfort to both individuals sitting in them.

The platform is large and uses the strength of hexagons in the metal mesh design. There is plenty of room for shooting from this platform, particularly after the seats are flipped and the foot rest is out of the way.

The stand uses the Jaw Safety System to secure the stand tightly to the tree. Once in place it is rock solid and won’t be moving.

Find out more about the company and the entire range of products by visiting the Trophy Treestands website.

The brutal truth about the majority of 2 person ladder treestands is, for two reasonably large sized men, they are going to feel overly cramped.

To be reasonably comfortable in these stands you will need to buy one of the largest (45”+ seats and platform) to be able to use them properly.

The alternative reason many people choose to use them is to take their child out hunting with them.

In this case, these ladder stands are perfect and will provide a perfect opportunity for a day’s bonding while on a hunting trip.

You simply have to make sure either the supplied safety harness is small enough to fit a child’s frame, or you must buy one separately.

Unfortunately, these days you're also going to have to protect your ladder stand if you're planning on leaving it in place over any length of time. You just need to ensure you've secured the stand against thieves by using a suitable ladder stand locking system

Other good treestand options that will suit the more mobile hunter includes the extremely agile hang-on teestands or, if you want something a little more substantial, you might prefer to take a look at climbing treestands.

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