Are you in search of the best bow quivers? Let me help you! During my last purchase, I researched a lot to find the perfect bow quiver, and I thought I could make a blog post about it so you can save yourself the time of going through the same research.
I scanned through all the best bow quivers on Amazon, asked around on Facebook groups and in the archery club in my home town. During this time I made a list of the best bow quivers with some additional information for each one. And that is the list I will share with you today.
Before I go into more detail about each quiver, I want to say that most quivers will work for you, some do work better, but there isn’t a large difference between them all, at least not on this list. When you decide on yours, it comes down to personal preference, colors and how many arrows you want the quiver to hold.
Best Bow Quivers Tested And Reviewed
Here are the different bow quivers I have collected reviews and researched about throughout these past weeks. I hope you find the article helpful and makes your research process simpler.
Tight spot – The Best on the market
- Holds 5 arrows
- Expendables stay closed
- Keeps broad heads covered
The is no other bow quiver out there that has the same amount of users raving about their product as the Tight spot. I asked around on the different forum and this is a peak of the answers I got.
When the price isn’t a factor, the Tightspot is the winner for sure. 80% of the users on archery forums said that this was simply the best you could get. I have a lot of experience in the archery field, but when I make these guides I dont want my personal opinion to decide which brand should win or not, that is why I always ask others as well.
I personally know a lot of these users on the forum and have talked a lot with them, their opinion says a lot to me and makes me confident to say that the Tight spot is an extremely well-made bow quiver.
If you spend a lot of time with your bow and is serious with either target shooting or hunting you should take a look at this quiver. It will give you the best feeling, material, ease of use as no other quiver can.
But you will have to pay the price for it. The price for this quiver was out my budget, But if it’s within your I highly suggest you take a closer look to this beast.
Everything from the design to materials used to make this quiver is designed to be as light and sturdy as possible. From what I have heard Tight spot has implemented some great features and adjustments to make it a well balanced, reducing the torque and the vibrations.
Trophy Ridge Lite – Best Budget Bow Quiver
- Three bright green LED lights on top of the hood
- Ballistix CoPolymer construction
- Braided hanging rope for bow or detached quiver
A friend of mine in the archery club recommended me this quiver, and its actually the one I got to purchase.
I have it in my hands in writing time, and the first impression you will get when this arrives at your doorstep is the quality of the material. You can feel that it isn’t some cheap plastic quiver, but instead, a quiver that will last for years.
The clips on the quiver feel great as well; it can hold up to 5 arrows and can hold all types of arrows, both fixed and mechanical broadheads.
Another selling point for me was its user-friendliness, the mounting hardware is straightforward to use and install which is something I always look for when I am purchasing a bow quiver.
Believe it or not, there are still manufacturers out there making super complicated attachment systems for the quiver which isn’t necessary at all. I used about 30 seconds to attach this quiver to my bow, and that is just how I like it.
A neat little feature Trophy Ridge has added led lights, these are not essential, but I like them and is an extra coolness factor.
There are three led lights on the top over quiver and one inside, which makes it possible for you to see the different bolts during low light conditions easily.
Overall it’s a great, easy to use, lightweight quiver which is reasonably priced.
APEX GEAR Game Changer 5-Arrow – Best Compound bow quiver
- Full adjustability allows quiver to mount behind the sight.
- Contrasting color rubber hood liner won’t dull broadheads...
- Lightweight / compact.
The Apex gear is another excellent alternative if you are looking for a stellar bow quiver. I had the opportunity to try it in my archery club and from what I could feel and see it was a great quiver with an easy mounting system, holds the arrows nicely and with zero vibration.
It has a comfortable and soft feel to it, I believe its counted with rubber coating, at least its good to the touch. It felt very sturdy as well if you choose to invest in this quiver I am sure you dont have to buy another one.
I was struggling to decide between the Apex gear and Trophy Ridge because they both are 10/10 quivers, I started a discussion with a few people on archerytalk, they rooted for the Apex gear, but the decision depended on the price for me so I went with the trophy ridge.
If you have the budget for it and want the best of the best, then you can’t go wrong with the Apex gear game changer. The price is quite high, especially if you choose to buy it in a pro shop, but if you decide to invest, I am sure you will have a pleasant experience and life long partner to keep your arrows throughout your hunts and practices.
Bohning Chameleon 5 Quiver
- Retainer locks all shaft sizes securely
- 5 arrow quiver
- Interchangeable camo plates
The Bohning Chameleon quiver is a great quiver to consider as well, it has the features you would want from a great quiver. It was released a couple of years ago and has since then been a popular choice amongst compound bow shooters.
It can hold both fixed and mechanical broadheads and has a plastic cover on top which protects your fingers from cutting yourself.
The base is painted in black, but you have a changeable faceplate which comes in a variety of colors. If you want to switch up the colors because you are buying a new bow or just tired of your old camo color you have the option to change.
There is no clutter added to this quiver, it’s plain and simple and does the job it’s supposed to do. It does not add any extra vibration and doesn’t make any sounds when attached either. It has everything you would need from a quiver, even the price is low.
Bear Archery Logo Deluxe Back Quiver – Best Back Quiver
- Durable, 100 percent leather quiver for right or left handed...
- Adjustable, three-point, front harness
- 22-inch depth accommodates any arrow length
If you are going to shoot with a recurve or traditional bow I recommend you to either look into a back quiver or a hip quiver. If you want to use a backquiver the Bear Archery is an option you should consider.
It has a 22-inch depth where you can fit 20 to 30 arrows. The bear archery quiver has some unique features such as zipper pocket where you can store other essentials such as your bow sight or your Bow string wax.
It’s a durable back quiver than can last you for years, this is because of the thick leather material and thorough stitching. With the quiver comes a three-point harness which makes the quiver easier and more comfortable to carry.
If want a back quiver that has separate compartments for arrows, great design, durable and comfortable to wear then you should take a closer look on the Bear Archery Back Quiver.
Krayney Back Arrow Quiver
- Lightweight and comfortable, it could hold about 24 arrows.
- Size: 22" length. Durable and easy to carry.
- It is easy to use. And easy to take off with the plastic...
The Krayney back quiver is a great option for both hunters and target shooters, it comes in two different colors, black, and camo.
Its made of nice sturdy fabric and offers a good size for dozens of arrows. There are two additional zippered side pockets as well which is perfect for storing other essentials such as your knives, bow string wax or other accessories.
The big storage can fit a lot of arrows as I mentioned, but my favorite part is that they dont fall out that easy. Not so sure why and how, but they dont. I have tried and tested a lot of quivers throughout the few months and a common problem is that the arrows keep sliding out, fixing this was a huge bonus for my part.
This quiver fits comfortable for both left and right features which not all quivers do.
Throughout a great quiver with minimal downsides, fits for both left and right-handed shooters, a lot of space, practical pockets and comfortable to wear. For this price, I wouldnt have expected this type of quality, very surprised and pleased with this one.
KRATARC Hip & Back Quiver
- Size: length approx. 21.6inch. It can hold approx. 24 arrows
- Heavy duty design: made of 900D polyester fabric. High...
- Large storage pocket with quality zipper. It can hold your...
You now how the option to use your back quiver as a hip quiver as well. The Karatarc quiver is a reasonably priced quiver made of genuine and durable black leather. With the adjustable straps, you can make the fit the quiver as needed.
It is very minimalistic and stylish, the white thorough stitching gives it a modern look that I really enjoy. When used as a back quiver I found that you have to reach a bit in order to grab the arrows, but when you are using it as a hip quiver the loading of the arrows is a breeze.
The negative aspects of this quiver are that it doesn’t drain water very well and it doesn’t fit equally as well for the left-handed shooter as for the right. I would consider other options if you were a left-handed shooter, but for a right-handed shooter, I would definitely take a closer look at this having the price, durability, and ease of use in mind.
Combine the Kratarc with a recurve bow and a arrow rest and you are set for a great shooting session!
Easton Flipside Quiver
- Reversible hook and loop pocket for ambidextrous use
- Includes arrow separator tubes, integrated bow square slot...
- Color is APX
Easton is a well-known sporting manufacturer that continuously surprises with new and clever designs and products. If you have been to the archery range lately I am sure you have spotted someone with an Easton quiver. The Easton flip side quiver is one of the most popular quivers currently on the market and this is for a good reason.
It comes in a huge variety of colors (red, black, pink, blue, and camo), it offers a big compartment with four tubes which allows you to carry 18 arrows in total, but this is if you are not afraid to rub the fletching against each other. When I shoot my rounds I usually use 6 arrows, two in each tube. That way I prevent the fletching from being messed with.
The pockets on the flipside are well thought through as well. You have a big bigger zippered pocket where you can store bigger accessories such as gloves, knives or other essentials and inside of the big pocket, you have a small one. This is where you can store more your credit card or car keys for example. I find these extra pockets extremely useful, I am known for losing smaller essentials, having a great storage system is ideal when I look either a hunting backpack or a quiver.
This is a great hip quiver, I won’t say its the absolute best, but it’s for sure amongst them.
Types Of Quivers
Same number as there are arrow rests, there are three different types of bow quivers, back quivers, hip quivers/side quivers and bow-mounted quivers.
Bow mounted quivers
The bow-mounted quivers can look clumsy, but actually, they are the opposite. They are very practical, light and makes it easy and fast for you to load your bow.
In addition to this, they are very quiet since they are mounted to the bow there are no vibration or movement while you walk around with your bow opposite to the back quivers.
The downside of the quivers is that they can add clutter to your bow, making it not look as clean and simple as many prefer.
You will have limited space as well, you will be able to fit 30 arrows on there, but more likely a maximum om 5-6 depending on which quiver you go with.
This works great for field and hunting, but when you are practicing at home you want more arrows to avoid going back and forth to re-attach your arrows.
If you are watching a movie where they are using a bow, then this is the quiver that is most often used with it. The back quiver is very comfortable to wear and is a good choice for those who want a simple quiver to use while they are practicing target shooting at home.
The benefits of having a back quiver are that simply look cool and it gives you that action movement many kids seek when they are getting into archery.
You can fit a lot of arrows in a back quiver as well. Most back quivers is just a tube so you can simply fit a lot of arrows in it and the weight won’t be much of a problem either because of the thick straps your back can easily carry a few packs of arrows.
If you are just starting out it can be tedious and a bit hard to get used to the motion, but after time and practice it will become instinct and a natural movement.
A downside of the back quiver is the movement, for every shot you take you need to reach at your back to grab a new arrow. This is a small and low energy movement, but if you are doing it 100s of times during a day you will get tired.
This tiredness mostly affects target shooters, if you are a hunter or field shooter then a back quiver can be a good alternative since its comfortable to wear and carry a lot of arrows at a time.
The Hip Quiver
This is probably the most popular quiver amongst archers because it’s fairly easy to grab your arrows and its an easy way to carry arrows around.
If you were to buy a bow and arrow kit, this is the quiver that will most likely follow along with it. Adjust the strap around your waist and fill up the pocket with arrows. It’s a straightforward and clean way to carry your arrows around while having them easily accessible as well.
The benefit of the hip quiver is that its super easy to use, and you have the arrows right beside your hand which results in an effortless movement where you dont have to spend much energy to load your bow.
Another great thing about it is that you can see the arrows while you are shooting, this doesn’t sound like a significant feature, but it`s great for a couple of reasons: The first is that you can see how many arrows you got left, which is always nice. No need to count or feel on your back to know how many arrows you have left.
By having the possibility to see the arrows at all times, you can visually see if there is any damage to the arrows, such as broken fletchings or nocks. This way you dont have to nock an arrow and later on see the damage. This will save you both time and effort.
The negative aspect of the hip quiver is that it sticks out and makes noise. While you are wearing the hip quiver you need to be aware of where your quiver is at all times, you dont want to poke a competitor or break any objects inside the clubhouse.
Lastly, the quiver can make some noise, this rarely is a problem with higher quality quivers, but for the cheaper, once they do make sound and rattle at times. If you are target shooting, then this won’t be a big issue, but you cant wear a noisy hip quiver if you are hunting. An alternative to the hip quiver for a hunter is the field quiver, which I will talk more about down below.
The Field Quiver
The field quiver looks very similar to the hip quiver. The main difference is that the field quiver is pointing in the opposite direction. It might seem like a left quiver worn on the right side, but it’s not.
The benefit of the field quiver is just that the arrows don’t face forwards, which means you won’t bump into things that easily. When you are in the field, the last thing you want to do is to hook your quiver into the trees, and that is precisely what the field quiver prevents you from doing.
The downside of this is that you won’t see the arrows without either turning or bending the quiver against you. You have to choose which one works best for you. Still, if the name says Field Quiver, it’s a popular option for target shooters.
What are the benefits of having a quiver
Yes, I have seen some archers not wearing a quiver, and in my opinion, they are just a must. If you are not convinced then are a few arguments for quivers:
Super convenient – Having a bow quiver gives the option to carry around several arrows without having to bring along a friend to carry them for you. If you are hunting, you want to have your arms free, so you can walk without using too much energy by carrying with your arms.
Functions like a big detachable pocket – When you are hunting you can detach the quiver and hang it on the tree next to your tree stand or in your sitting position. This gives you a clutter-free way to easily have tens of arrows right by your side accessible to be used.
I dont think I need to say more on that topic. I think it’s pretty evident that these quivers are just a must-have item for every archer, even you are just shooting at home.
What quiver you should get depends on two things, the function and the purpose. If you are going to be hunting 90% of the time you probably dont want a hip quiver that bumps into everything and makes noise while you are in the field.
Same goes for the back quiver if you are in the field its a great option, but if your primary style of shooting involves competitions, then the back quiver won’t necessarily be the best option since it can be quite tiring to use.
All in all, the most important thing is to find the quiver that works best for you. You know best yourself what you prefer and what feels comfortable for you.
What price range you should choose is also a factor to keep in mind, I wouldnt recommend going cheap on the quiver, such as the 20-30$ quivers. These are good enough for your first few rounds of shooting, but after a while, you will get tired of them twisting and spinning around on your back or hip.
That is why I always recommend investing in a quiver that costs a bit more. This will give you a better quality product that won’t bother you while you shoot and they will last you for a longer time.
You dont need to go overboard on the budget, because a bow quiver is a bow quiver in the end. But there is a difference in construction, materials, and features to a certain extent, so dont buy a 1000$, but the 100$ range is what I suggest since these are the perfect price point where you get an excellent quiver at a reasonable price.
Andy Ryan is an archery enthusiast who has been practising hunting and target shooting as long as he can remember. He is known for his accurate groupings and humming laughter. His texts are packed with experiences and knowledge about the archery sport that few obtain.