Best Recurve Arrow Rests – Full Guide

When it comes to archery, whether for target practice or hunting, you need to have a good recurve arrow rest.

Recurve bows are a lot of fun to shoot, but you will need to have a good arrow rest if you have any hopes of actually hitting your target, while not damaging your arrows at the same time.

Let’s take a look at some of the best recurve bow arrow rests out there right now.

5 Best Recurve Arrow Rests

TRUGLO Recurve Arrow Rest

This is quite a different arrow rest from all of the others we have looked at so far. It’s one of the more expensive ones on our list, but it does work very well. We like how the TRUGLO Arrow Rest features a quick and easy installation, as no bow press is required.

It only takes a couple of minutes to mount it on your recurve bow. We also like how the TRUGLO Arrow Rest comes with a downward-moving buss cable so it can be used for both left- and right-handed shooters.

Another benefit is that the TRUGLO Arrow Rest comes with a high performance drop-down design. In other words, this helps to increase the downward speed of your arrows as they leave this rest.

Moreover, the arrow rest itself, right where the arrow sits, is made with a special material to ensure minimal friction and minimal noise, both when drawing your arrow and when releasing.

The technical rubber dampers are a big bonus. The TRUGLO Arrow Rest also comes with easy-to-use windage and elevation adjustment systems so you can aim with ease and always lock onto your target with minimal deviance.


The TRUGLO Recurve Arrow Rest is available in either camo or black.

Pros & Cons

  • Very durable
  • Minimal friction
  • Easy to mount
  • Increases downward speed
  • Windage and Elevation adjustable
  • Quiet
  • A little bit pricey
  • Not really ideal for very fast bows

Trophy Ridge Whisker Biscuit Arrow Rest 

To start things off, the Trophy Ridge Whisker Biscuit Arrow Rest is a bit more expensive than the previous option we just looked at, about 3 times more expensive in fact.

Now, this is OK, as although this option does not really come with any additional features when compared to the TRUGLO, it does seem to be of a bit higher quality and function a little better too.

When it comes to the price, although this item in itself is not all that expensive, we do think that it is worth the extra few bucks when compared to cheaper models.

Recurve Arrow Rests

First off, you can get the Trophy Ridge Whisker Biscuit Arrow Rest in a small, medium, or large size. The size which you buy is going to be determined by the type and size of arrow, plus the size of bow you are using. On that same note, this arrow rest has been designed for right- and left-handed use.

Simply reverse the convenient mounting system to make it ideal for left handed shooters. With that being said, the Trophy Ridge Whisker Biscuit Arrow Rest is also very easy to mount on a bow. The simple screw mounting system only requires a couple minutes to fully attach this arrow rest to your bow.

The Trophy Ridge Whisker Biscuit Arrow Rest features fairly soft biscuits with rubber boots; these whisker biscuits are hard enough to hold your arrow firmly in place, thus allowing for a clean and precise shot every time. On the other hand, they are also soft enough so the fletching of your arrow can pass clean through the whiskers without meeting too much resistance or suffering from much deceleration due to friction.

We also like how this rest comes with rubber boots, which helps cut down on noise when you are drawing the arrow. Finally, the Trophy Ridge Whisker Biscuit Arrow Rest is made with fairly hard and durable composite materials that can last for months, if not years to come. When all is said and done, we think that this is one of the better whisker biscuit arrow rests on the market today, and it is surely worth the investment.


The Trophy Ridge Whisker Biscuit Arrow Rest definitely has the most options available out off all the arrow rests we’ve reviewed. As we mentioned previously, it’s available in small, medium, and large.

Secondly, there are seven different color options for the whiskers in the arrow rest. All of the options come with a standard black frame but if you have a nice color pattern on your bow, colorful whiskers would be a great addition!

Pros & Cons

  • Very easy to mount
  • Reversible for left handed use
  • Rubber Boots for noise reduction
  • Lets fletching pass through with ease
  • Holds arrow firmly in place
  • Allows for windage and elevation adjustments
  • Accuracy may decrease with prolonged use
  • Plastic tends to widen out when attached to bow

Tabiger Recurve Arrow Rest 

When it comes to arrow rests for recurve bows, this has to be one of the best out there right now. Tabiger is a well-known and highly trusted name when it comes to archery, and they have not failed to deliver a solid product with this Tabiger Arrow Rest.

For one, It is made of strong composite materials from top to bottom. The composite plastic used here is not going to crack or break anytime soon, even with a bit of force applied to it. It also won’t corrode or wear down, at least not for several thousand shots at the very least.

The Tabiger Arrow Rest is excellent for safely and securely holding your arrow so you can aim with ease. It features a whisker biscuit, which in our opinion is one of the best types of biscuit out there right now.

The whiskers used here are the perfect mixture of soft and stiff. On one hand, the biscuit whiskers are more than strong enough to hold an arrow in place while aiming your bow. It won’t wobble and move around, thus providing you with a steady and clean shot. 

On the other hand, the whiskers are fairly soft and they allow arrow fletching to pass right through when the arrow is fired with minimal friction.

The fact the Tabiger Arrow Rest can hold arrows firmly in place, while also allowing the arrow’s fletching to pass through uninhibited is a big deal; in other words, it won’t slow your arrow down at all.

The Tabiger Arrow Rest features an easy-to-attach function. Simply use the included screw to attach it to your bow. It really could not be any easier. To make sure that your shot is always lined up and on point, this rest comes with windage and elevation adjustment capabilities.

What is also pretty cool is that the Tabiger Arrow Rest is designed for left- and right-handed shooters. All in all, we think that this is one of the best recurve bow arrow rests around at this time.


The Tabiger Arrow Rest does not come with any customizable options.

Pros & Cons

  • Very Durable
  • Biscuit has a good mix of stiffness and softness
  • Suitable for left and right handed shooters
  • Allows for windage and elevation adjustments
  • Easy to attach
  • Some users find it a little loud when drawing arrow back

Hsakei Arrow Rest

Yet another good option to go with, the Hsakei Arrow Rest is a fairly inexpensive model that still works fairly well. It may not have the fanciest features around, nor the most solid build of all arrow rests, but it is very inexpensive.

This makes it more than ideal for beginners and people who are just getting into bow shooting. As you can tell, we like whisker biscuits quite a bit, as they tend to work the best out of all arrow rests out there.

For one, the Hsakei Arrow Rest can be used by left- and right-handed shooters. When mounted, it is meant for right-handed shooters. However, the mount features a reversible design so you can turn it around, thus making it ideal for left-handed shooters.

When it comes to mounting the Hsakei Arrow Rest, it is about as easy as can be. Simply use the included Allen wrench and hardware to mount it on your recurve bow. It really should not take more than a few minutes to complete the mounting process, even when reversed for left-handed shooters. 

We like the Hsakei Arrow Rest due to the fact that it comes with a simple windage and elevation adjustment system. This helps to ensure that your shot is always centered and on point, especially with your sighting system. It’s easy to make adjustments and it’s accurate too.

In terms of silent arrow loading, the Hsakei Arrow Rest comes with custom rubber boots to ensure that your arrow does not make much noise when being drawn or fired. This feature is very useful.

The whiskers are specially designed to ensure proper arrow firing. The whiskers are soft enough to that arrow fletching can pass through them with ease and with minimal friction.

However, they are also hard enough so that the arrow does not fall through them before you even fire it. They seem to come with a good mix of softness and stiffness for accurate, quiet, and fast shooting.


It is only available in one size but you can choose the color. Either black or camo to match your bow.

Pros & Cons

  • Ideal stiffness and softness of biscuits
  • Windage & Elevation adjustable
  • Easy to mount
  • Reversible for lefthanded shooters
  • Rubber boots for quiet arrow drawing
  • Camouflage option for decreased visibility
  • Some users have expressed concerns about its durability

Aketek Recurve Arrow Rest

If you are looking for a very inexpensive arrow rest for your recurve bow, one that is ideal for beginners to get some training in, the Aketek Arrow Rest is a good way to go. So far on this list, it is the least expensive option to go with.

Whether you are left or right handed, it really does not matter because the Aketek Arrow Rest is reversible. In other words, its normal mounting position is for right-handed shooters, but it can be reversed for left-handed shooters as well. Being versatile is one benefit you get here.

The mounting system is also very simple to deal with. All you need to do is use a small Allen wrench to mount it. It’s about as easy as can be. In terms of making sure that your shot is always on point, the Aketek Arrow Rest comes with a simple-to-adjust elevation and windage system. Simply adjust the screws accordingly so you can zero in on your target every time with ease.

In terms of durability, the Aketek Arrow Rest is not bad. It is made with aluminum, which is admittedly not the strongest material around, but also not the weakest by far. If you are careful with it, and treat it right, it should last for quite some time.

The Aketek Arrow Rest features a biscuit of whiskers, which is something that we always like to see when it comes to recurve bow arrow rests. The whiskers here are specially designed for full arrow shaft contact. They are more than hard enough to keep your arrow stable and in place while drawing and aiming.

At the same time, the whiskers are also designed to allow an arrow and its fletching to pass through with ease.

Although this arrow rest does not make too much noise when drawing, it is somewhat audible. The biscuit is made so that it does not damage your arrows or fletching when you take your shot.


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Pros & Cons

  • Decently Durable biscuit
  • Allows for smooth pass through
  • Inexpensive
  • Allows for deviation and elevation adjustments
  • Reversible design
  • Easy to mount
  • Bristles tend to wear out rather quickly
  • Fits some arrows quite tight
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As you can see, when it comes to arrow rests for recurve bows, there are quite a few good options to go with.

Of course, there are more than the five options we have reviewed here, but in our opinion, these are the best recurve bow arrow rests around right now.

Just remember to look for an easy mounting system, that it is easy to change windage and elevation, where your arrow stays securely in place, and that the rest does not inhibit flight or damage fletching.

As long as you keep these factors in mind, choosing the right arrow rest for you should not be too difficult.

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