Bowhunting Gear Review Broadheads, arrows, rests, bows, and more... read the latest reviews of hot new gear items related to archery and bowhunting.

hip quivers

Old 08-05-2007, 03:20 PM
Fork Horn
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2004
Location: carroll, IA/ Mountain Home AFB
Posts: 175
Default hip quivers

Do meny of you all out there use hip quivers. How do they work if you are wearing a backpack or phanypack and doing alot of hiking on an elk hunt. would you recomend them for an elk hunt and stalking in the desert. thanks for the opinions.
mac87toy is offline  
Old 08-05-2007, 05:36 PM
Francis_Qc's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Qu├ębec
Posts: 166
Default RE: hip quivers

I wanted to buy a hip quiver but decided to put my quiver on my backpack

Francis_Qc is offline  
Old 08-05-2007, 05:43 PM
Nontypical Buck
Windwalker7's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 2,621
Default RE: hip quivers

Yes,I use a hip quiver, although I just hunt whitetails.

I started using a hipquiver in place of a bow quiver a long time ago.

I did a lot of still hunting years back on a farm that was really overpopulated with deer. I found my bowarm very sore and tired after stalking around holding that bow with a quiver full of arrows attached.

I switched to a hip quiver and never went back. Much less weight on the bowarm. I usually hunt from a treestand nowadays. I just strap the hipquiver to the side of the stand now. I like that the bow quiver and arrows aren't there to scratch against the branches of the tree to alert deer.

I'd imagine you have the same problem elk hunting.( the extra weight on the bow)

Now for what I don't like about it;

I do have problems carrying a treestand with a hip quiver.

Also have a problem kneeling or crawling with it on.

I can't sit on the ground without removing it from my hip.

There is alot of movement when I walk with it and tie the strap around my knee. The hip quiver really moves around if you walk too fast.

It is harder crossing a barbed wire fence

Just wanted to throw these things out there.

I still like a hipquiver though. Just don't like all that stuff hanging on my bow.

Windwalker7 is offline  
Old 08-06-2007, 03:09 AM
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Idaho
Posts: 136
Default RE: hip quivers

Mac, this is probablyanother one of those subjective preference things. The guys I have talked to that wear hip quivers seem to be really affected by a little (normally off center of riser) additional bow weight. Guys that swear by bow mounted quivers, can't stand having something swinging from their waste, and hate them when having to pass through tangled brush etc. So far I like the Alpine archery soft-loc 5 that I have mounted on my bow. Very quiet, easy to remove from your bow if your not wanting it while at the range. But, at the range I use a Bohning hip mounted quiver for packing my arrows around. The good news is that you could probably buy both and notspend a fortune. Good luck.
Follower is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
08-23-2007 12:02 PM
Mike Hill
04-10-2006 09:08 AM
Jason N
07-19-2004 06:28 AM
Cougar Mag
Traditional Archery
03-22-2004 01:31 PM
Washington Hunter
03-06-2004 06:38 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Quick Reply: hip quivers

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.