Welcome to the wonderful world of archery. You’ve taken the plunge and got yourself a bow.
You’ll very soon realize that there’s much more to archery than shooting a few arrows in the backyard. Once the bug has bitten you, you will always be looking for ways to get more from it.
You will almost certainly want to get out and test your skills in a natural environment. You might want to take part in contests and test your skills against others.
Either way, you’ll find that a bow is a rather clumsy thing to lug around. Getting on and off public transport without poking a couple of strangers isn’t that easy. Taking the bow down makes it a little easier but then you need a case to put the parts in so that you don’t lose something.
Best Takedown Recurve Bow Cases
Well, to get you started, here are the 5 best bow cases available on Amazon.
Southland Archery Supply SAS Takedown Recurve Bow Case
A great entry-level bag, the SAS Takedown Recurve Bow Case does what it is designed for. It is a simple bag with several storage compartments for your bow and accessories. Two long pockets on one side to accommodate the riser and limbs while two wide pockets on the other side will take several accessories like a stringer and extra strings. Just in case that’s not enough storage, you also have a zippered pocket on the outside.
Made from Cordura fabric, it is lightweight yet durable and water-resistant. It withstands abrasions and scuffs so it will keep its elegant look for a long time. The inside of the case is lined with soft fabric and is padded to protect your equipment and accessories.
With the set of straps fixed on the outside of the case, you can securely attach an arrow tube. The tube is not included with the case. The case comes with an adjustable, padded shoulder strap so that you can carry it comfortably in any position.
- Simple, stylish design
- Hard wearing outer fabric
- Sturdy construction and zippers
- Fits a basic bow up to 70”
- Enough pockets for a bow and accessories
- Padding is a little thin
ZSHJG Archery Bow Bag 60 Inch Traditional Recurve Bow Case
If you want to have options, the ZSHJG Archery Bow Bag 60 Inch Traditional Recurve Bow Case is a great bag. At the lower end of the price scale, this is an excellent bag to start with. It’s simple but very functional. At 60” long, it will accommodate a traditional, recurve, or horse bow. The beauty of this bag is that you can carry a takedown bow without dismantling it.
Made from waterproof polyurethane with a super-soft inner lining it will carry your bow snugly and safe from spills and scratches.
There are slots on the inside for arrows, making this a convenient all-in-one bag. With an integrated carrying strap, you can carry it comfortably and effortlessly. Thanks to the soft polyurethane material, you can roll it up quite compactly so it’s easy to carry when you have the bow in hand.
- Suitable for all types of bow
- Space for arrows inside
- Very lightweight
- Compact when not in use
- At 60”, not suitable for longer bows
XTACER Recurve Takedown Bow Case
As a starter option, the XTACER Recurve Takedown Bow Case is good value for money. On one side of the case, two long pockets will carry the riser and limbs. The other side has two square pockets for spare strings, a stringer, or other accessories. A zippered pocket on the outside provides space for a few extra small items. Straps are provided on the outside to secure an optional arrow.
With a length of 26” the case can fit up to a 68” takedown bow, albeit with a very tight fit. Lined with super soft material on the inside, the case offers good scuff and chip protection. The case is padded for extra protection of the contents.
- Simple, practical design
- Good value at the price
- Very soft interior lining
- Enough pockets for a bow and accessories
- Not suitable for frequent or long-distance travel
Southwest Archery Universal Takedown Recurve Bow Case
This is the crème de la crème of takedown recurve bow cases. Despite being at the top of the price scale, the Southwest Archery Universal Takedown Recurve Bow Case is our bag of choice. The bag is generously proportioned and will carry the biggest of takedown bows with ease.
Made with a polyester fabric that is tear resistant and durable, this may be the only case you ever need. It features a generous interior pocket with three slots to hold your riser and limbs separately. On the outside, a large zippered pocket has room enough for all the accessories you would want to take with you.
The case includes an adjustable hard arrow case that can hold 12 arrows and a stabilizer. The arrow case is secured by an elastic loop and two tie-down straps to hold it safely and snugly in place. Being adjustable, the tube holds arrows of any length.
The case comes with a standard suitcase type carrying handle as well as an adjustable, quick-release shoulder strap making it comfortable to carry in all situations.
- Generous size. Ample room for any size bow and accessories
- Includes an arrow case
- Elastic strap to hold riser in place for extra protection
- Carry handles and shoulder strap for optimum comfort
- Lightweight soft padded case.
- Price may be a little on the high side for some
KRATARC Archery Takedown Recurve Soft Bow Case
The KRATARC Archery Takedown Recurve Soft Bow Case is a great case for all but the highest levels of archers. Manufactured from a durable polyester outer layer, the case will withstand bumps and scuffs easily. A quick wipe-down will have it looking as good as new in no time.
A plush interior lining ensures that your bow is protected from nicks and scratches. Three separate slots on one side of the bag hold your riser and limbs securely without touching. The other side of the bag has two large storage pockets for accessories.
There is a small zippered pocket on the outside as well as two straps to secure an arrow tube. A big bonus with this case is the MOLLE system. Three strips of webbing provide a lot of space to attach additional pouches or a selection of tools and accessories.
- Larger size. Accommodates larger bows comfortably
- MOLLE webbing for additional storage
- Three slots to hold riser and limbs separately
- Lightweight but tough
- Adjustable carrying straps.
- Inside pockets don’t close so contents fall out
Takedown Recurve Bow Cases – Buying guide
Before you make a final choice, take the following into account:
The bag should accommodate your bow with room to spare. You also want enough space to carry all of your accessories together. Consider also that you may want to upgrade to a larger bow at some stage.
Frequency and mode of travel
If you are travelling with the bow frequently or in rugged terrain or public access areas, you may want a case that is sturdier and more substantially padded.
With so many products on the market, choosing a case for your bow is not as easy as you might think. To make it a little easier for you, we have given you a run-down on five highly recommended cases.
Whatever your budget, any of these cases will serve you for years to come. If you’re really at a loss to decide, and your budget allows, you could not do better than the Southwest Archery Universal Takedown Recurve Bow Case.