The Tree Rest from Montie Design is a simple and innovative design. The way it works is the adjust the strap to the desireable size and clip it around a tree, power/telephone pole, street-light or basically what you want to shoot from that the strap will secure too. This is a steady platform to shoot from in any position.
A senario that comes to mind is a police/military designated marksman needing cover inside a treeline with a uphill slope. Going prone you would not be able to see a downhill objective on the other side of the hill unless you crawled to the edge of the treeline. The Tree Rest would allow you to take cover inside the tree line and with the rest mounted high on a tree you would be able to see over the hill without compromising your position.
It is very easy to put together, adjust, use break down and store. The Tree Rest is very lightweight and multi-functional. It can be used hang your bow, binoculars, or pack on while hunting out of a deer stand.
If I could change one thing about the Tree Rest it would be the plastic clip. I was going to stand on the Tree Rest while attach to a tree but was afraid I would break it. If this "buckle" was steel the Tree Rest could also be used to gain a little elevation to take shots over small hills.
Montie Designs has a good product in the Tree Rest. I look forward to more of their products because we all need a stable platform to deliver solid shots on target.