I don't hunt with a trad bow, but do own a LW hand climber. It is very light weight at around 14 lbs. I carry it with my pack on it and don't notice much difference. It is very quiet all around - packing, unpacking, setting up, climbing, etc. The only noise is usually from the bark on the tree I'm climbing, which has brought in deer several times. There's nothing more than a seat and platform, so nothing to get in the way. It is basically like sitting in an older lock-on stand and that's the only drawback - it's not as comfortable as most of the newer stands.
Lone Wolf is by far the best stand i have ever had. I have the sit and climb. Very quite to climb: folds down flat, so its not like caring a wheel barrel on your back like some stands. I put the net hazemore seat on mine and really like it better than the one that came on it. They are $$ but worth it to me.
I had the hand climber and really liked it better than any other climber I have ever owned!!!! Now I have the assult with climbing sticks, since I have the only permission to hunt 40 acres less than 1/2 mile from the house.
I have 3 lockons set out and the LW are s the best one!!!!!