Trekker Bow Case Review
A modern compound bow is a high-quality, very accurate, highly useful piece of hunting equipment, but it is also a major investment. If you have bought a compound bow of even average specifications, then you have likely spent many hundreds of dollars on it, and want to protect your investment as much as possible. You do not want to risk damage to your bow – especially not when it is not actually being used for hunting, but is only being carried from place to place.
Yet, it is in the very nature of hunting that it usually involves travel. A few people may live on excellent hunting grounds and own a large tract of land abounding in their favorite game, but most will have to travel from their home to a hunting lease when the urge and opportunity to seek for some quarry coincide. You may only need to drive for an hour or two to reach your destination, or you may have a flight and then a car journey to look forward to – for example, if you live on the East Coast and are heading to the Rocky Mountains for elk hunting. You may even go further afield, seeing for game in Alaska or even overseas. Eastern European countries like Belarus offer hunting of stag, wolf, and bear to tourists, while Africa is famous a big game hunting destination.
One of the best ways to protect your bow during the trip to your chosen hunting ground is to place it in a hard case like the Trekker Bow Case. Such a case ensures that not only does your investment in the bow remain intact, but that your hunting trip isn’t spoiled by arriving to find that your bow is broken before you have even set foot in the woods. A hard case is far better than wrapping your bow in an old jacket, throwing it into a black plastic trash bag, and hoping that it arrives at your destination without any damage.
The Trekker Bow Case is designed specifically for compound bows. At 43 inches long, 20 inches wide, and 6.5 inches thick, the bow case can hold most compound bows, since the typical bow seems to have an axle to axle length of around 31 inches. The Trekker features a sturdy, relatively lightweight aluminum frame with polyboard sides – “polyboard,” of course, being a code word for “heavy plastic.” This construction is enough to keep your bow safe even if it is tossed around by baggage handlers. The case is good-looking as well, with a black and silver design, which will give you a touch of rugged elegance when you are carrying your bow from place to place. The case is quite heavy, at 18 pounds without the bow, but should match most airline baggage standards as well.
The Trekker includes two types of locks, opened by keys, which ensure that your bow case doesn’t pop open partway to its destination, and helps protect your bow from theft as well. The interior of the Trekker is lined with thick foam egg-carton, while the bow is held in place with four built-in Velcro straps. There is an arrow compartment as well, which can also be used for sights, spare bowstrings, or even an archery glove. Overall, this combination of features will keep your bow securely held in place, safe from damage thanks to the hard casing and the thick foam padding, and will also keep it clean and in perfect working condition so that when you reach your destination, you can be certain that it will be ready to shoot and bring you the trophy that your heart is set on.