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How to Choose the Right Bow Case

Buying a bow is a big investment, it is important to protect that investment so that it lasts you for generations. Not only that, it’s important to protect your bow so that it works the way you need it to, when you need it. There is nothing worse than doing all the big game scouting, hiking around to find your game sign and trails, setting up your trail and game cameras, scouring through satellite images and map books, to find that perfect spot. But, when you get to your spot, and draw back your bow on that big old buck, and come to find out you broke your sights, or bent your arrows. Don’t let this happen to you, protect your bow, protect your hunt! Bow Case Features that are Important: Hard Case for ultimate protection Good amount of padding to protect your bow and components Plenty of room for your bow, or multiple bows, as well as your arrows Bow Case Features that are Nice to Have: Water Protection Lockable Extra storage space, or compartments for more gear Bow Case Types: Single Hard Bow Cases Double Hard Bow Cases Soft Bow Cases Secure Bow Cases for Air Travel Crossbow Cases Arrow Cases Single Hard Bow Cases The single hard bow cases work great to protect your bow. If you have more than one bow, whether it’s for yourself or another member of your family, you might want to go with the double bow case. The hard cases are great for protecting your bow and archery components and accessories. They don’t squish like a soft bow case, which can damage your bow, bend your bow sites, or bend your arrows. The hard bow case is a bit heavier than a soft bow case, but I think the extra weight, for the extra protection, is definitely worth it. A hard bow case also costs a bit more than the soft bow cases. Double Hard Bow Cases A double hard bow case is everything that a single hard bow case is, but carries two bows, and typically has more room for accessories. SKB iSeries 3614 Parallel Limb Bow Case The SKB® iSeries Parallel Limb Bow Case provides maximum protection for parallel limb bows. It includes a custom foam insert for secure positioning and cushioning of your bow and archery components. It holds up to a dozen arrows. Has in- line skate style wheels for easy transport. The latches are trigger release latches that can be retrofitted with TSA accepted key locking latches for added security. Has built in padlock holes with stainless steel padlock protector clips for you to lock the case up securely. Very strong and durable bow case. SKB Cases Double Bow Case The SKB® Cases Double Bow Case hard case storage system fits most of the new parallel limb compact bows available today. This bow case has plenty of protected storage for two bows, your arrows, accessories, or even your rifle. Has an ATA compliant design that ensures protection for airline baggage handling for your destination hunting trips. Has lockable metal hatches for added security. Soft Bow Cases Soft bow cases are nice because they are light, however they typically provide less protection for your bow, though some soft bow cases do have hard components that help offer more protection against squishing your bow, which could bend your arrows or bow sights. They have both single soft bow cases as well as double soft bow cases. BlackOut 2.0 Double Compound Bow Case The BlackOut® 2.0 Double Compound Bow Case offers excellent protection for 2 compound bows. Has a fully padded design with a tough and durable polyester shell. Interior pockets make it easy to keep your accessories, such as broadheads, releases, and other vital gear with your bow. This soft bow case features 10 straps to securely hold bows in place in each compartment. Also has a long arrow pocket and 3 gear pockets on the outside of the case with zipper closures. Secure Bow Cases for Air Travel The secure bow case for air travel are the most durable cases available. They are typically dust proof, water proof, and crush proof, to handle the typical abuse they incur during boarding and offboarding your plane flight. They are usually lockable, to keep your bow and archery components secure during your travels. Pelican 1745 Air Bow Case The Pelican™ 1745 Air Bow Case is extremely versatile and about 40% lighter weight than the most of the competition. This bow case offers safe and secure bow storage with the extra storage for accessories that you need. This bow case is light weight, crush proof, dust proof, and watertight. Includes arrow holders, padded divider, accessory pouch, arrow tube straps, and integrated tie down points. It features 2 TSA approved locking latches, 2 additional latches, and 4 stainless steel padlock hasps for added security. Built in wheels make it very easy to roll this bow case along next to you so you don’t have to carry the extra weight. Crossbow Cases If you have a crossbow, it’s important to protect your crossbow as well. A crossbow case will do just that, whether you are looking for a soft case, or a hard case, there are several different styles to choose from. BlackOut 1.5 Crossbow Case The BlackOut® 1.5 Crossbow Case is a lightweight and protective case for your crossbow that will help you keep your crossbow in tip top shape. It is fully padded on all sides with a tough and durable polyester shell. The interior has plush interior lining to protect your crossbow's finish. It can handle crossbows up to 28" from axle-to-axle. It has 3 hook- and-loop straps to keep your crossbow securely in place during transport. Also features a large zippered pocket on top with 2 mesh pockets with zipper closures as well. Arrow Cases Another archery hunting component that is expensive, and critical to the success of your hunt, that needs protection from damage is your arrows and broadheads. There are multiple sizes to hold six, twelve, or more arrows, depending on what you need. Plano Arrow Max Arrow Case The Plano® Arrow Max Arrow Case is rugged, and made to haul your high performance arrows and broadheads to and from your hunt in safety to protect your arrows and broadheads from damage. It has a sleek, compact, low profile design. The case opens outward at three hinge points to give you quick and easy access to your arrows and accessories inside. The Arrow Max securely holds 6 arrows with affixed broadheads. It can attach to your bow case for easy transportation, or be carried separately. Protect your arrows from getting bent, and your broadheads from getting damaged during your travels, to help ensure you have the best chance at a successful shot at that monster buck or elk you are targeting. Click the “Shop Now” button below to browse the wide variety of broadheads available at Bass Pro Shops Disclosure: This post is brought to you by the Mendenhall Outdoors team. We highlight products and services that you might find interesting. We frequently receive products free of charge from manufacturers to test. This does not drive our decision as to whether or not a product is featured or recommended. If you click a link on this page, then go on to make a purchase, we might receive a commission – at no extra cost to you, and this does not impact the purchase price of any products that you may purchase.
BlackOut 2.0 Double Compound Bow Case
BlackOut 1.5 Crossbow Case
Plano Arrow Max Arrow Case
Pelican Air Travel Bow Cases
SKB iSeries Parallel Limb Bow Case
SKB Cases Double Bow Case
Soft Bow Cases
Pros
Cons
Bow Protection
Fairly good protection
Cheaper models are squishable which can damage your bow
Durability
Fairly durable, will last many years of typical use
Not as durable as a hard case
Weight
Very light weight
Cost
Fairly inexpensive
Hard Bow Cases
Pros
Cons
Bow Protection
Much better protection for your bow
Durability
Hard bow cases are more durable than soft bow cases
Weight
Hard bow cases are a bit heaver than soft bow cases
Cost
Hard bow cases are a bit more expensive
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Secure Bow Cases for Air Travel
Pros
Cons
Bow Protection
Ultimate in protection
Durability
Most Durable
Weight
Typically very heavy, though some high end models are not too heavy
Cost
Most Expensive
Crossbow Cases
Pros
Cons
Bow Protection
Excellent Protection
Durability
Very Durable
Weight
Light Weight
Cost
Expensive due to custom design to fit crossbow
Arrow Cases
Pros
Cons
Arrow Protection
Excellent Protection
Durability
Highly Durable
Weight
Light Weight
Cost
Good Prices
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