Connect with us

Product Reviews

Fuse Posi Lite Quiver [PRODUCT REVIEW]

Published

on

Shooting your bow with a quiver attached or detached is a matter a preference when it comes to most bowhunters – but we’re not most bowhunters, so we hunt with our quivers attached to our bows. Why? Well, you never know when you’re going to get a second shot and I’ve taken plenty of second shots and even had a handful of times where a third arrow was loaded onto my bow.

Out of habit I immediately load another arrow once the first shot is fired – even if the deer drops on the spot. The reason is two-fold. One, if the deer gets up for any reason I’m ready to fire a second shot or if the deer walks off 20 yards and stops I’ll hit him with another arrow. Second, deer don’t usually travel alone and you never know what will happen after that first shot. Last Christmas Eve I shot a young buck at 10 yards and instantly loaded another arrow – I had two does directly behind me and one to my left that had no clue what happened and I still had two doe tags. Although I didn’t get a chance at either of the does, I did get a chance at another buck right before last light faded and tagged out on my bucks during the late season. Now back to the product review…

I prefer to have my arrows on my bow while I hunt so I choose a non-detachable two-piece quiver – as you may have guessed, I use the FUSE Posi-Lite four arrow quiver. The quiver features a telescoping hood with carbon rods that features four inches of travel to keep your arrows within the dimensions of your bow. Nothing is worse than having your arrows stick out 6″ past the bottom of your bow! Another great thing about the two-piece quiver is that it grasps the arrow at its furthest ends which eliminates much of the vibration when compared to detachable quivers that grip the arrow in the middle of the shaft rather than the end.

The quiver also features a pre-cut foam insert that helps prevent premature blade wear from removing and replacing your arrows in the quiver. In addition, the quiver is loaded with Shock Rod Technology – the little black rubber tubes – in strategic locations to help cut down on any excess vibration, always a plus.

If you like Realtree APG HD then you’re in luck cause that’s the only color this quiver comes in. The quiver is available in both four and six arrow combinations and can be ordered with mounts for Hoyt, BowTech, Mathews, Reflex, and PSE. I paid $115 for my four arrow quiver, but you may be able to get them for a bit cheaper at your local pro shop (my local shop is pricey, but if you want them in business you have to support them, and I sure do a good job of that!).

I suggest giving this quiver a good hard look if you’re serious about having a high-quality two-piece quiver on your bow. If you know from experience the importance of the second shot in archery then you’ll see the benefits of a quiver like this one. Check it out.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Product Reviews

Glider Gloves for Bowhunting Deer [PRODUCT REVIEW]

Published

on

PROS: touch screen smartphones (tested on iPhone) function with high degree of accuracy, comfortable lightweight material, long cuffs, 10 finger touch screen capability

CONS: fit was slightly off, fingers were a bit short on my pair, not durable enough for use as an active hunting glove, grip material on glove palm creates torque on the bow hand

MSRP: $24.99

Last season I was contacted by Glider Gloves to field test a pair of their Urban Style Touchscreen Gloves. I had previously reviewed a pair of similar gloves by a company called A glove so I welcomed the chance to review these.

Compared to the Agloves, these gloves were higher quality and had a much longer cuff which is something I always look for in a hunting glove. As social media becomes a larger part of hunting and a growing part of NYBowhunter.com I welcomed the chance to be able to easily send updated to my Facebook fans from the tree stand. The Glider Gloves made it easy to text and check email while keeping my hands warm and concealed from the eyes of any nearby whitetail deer.

One thing bowhunters should note is the gloves have a grip on the palm. Some bowhunters, including myself, prefer not to have any grip on their gloves as it helps create torque which lead to less accurate shooting.

These gloves are great at what they were designed to do – be a comfortable touchscreen glove. However, for hunting purposes, you have to remember what these gloves were designed to do. If you plan on wearing these in the field and climbing up to your tree stand day in and day out you’ll rip through these knit gloves in about a month. If you want these gloves to last as a hunting glove you’re better off waiting until you’re settled in the stand before putting them on so there’s less wear and tear on the gloves.

Overall, I’d recommend these gloves if you’re looking for a true touch screen glove. They’re way nicer to use than similar hunting gloves with a silver pad on the pointer finger and thumb. Just remember, they’re not made for hunting, so don’t expect them to last you for several seasons if you’re rough with them.

Continue Reading

Product Reviews

Fuse Mossy Oak Rugged iPhone Case [PRODUCT REVIEW]

Published

on

Last spring I was contacted by Paul at Fuse to try out a new case they had for the iPhone called the Mossy Oak Rugged Orange iPhone 4/4S Shell Case. It combined my two favorite colors – hunter orange and camo – so I gave the case a try.

The case is made up of an inner soft rubber case that acts as a shock absorber and a rigid polycarbonate frame on the out side for added protection.

What I really liked about this case was the fact that it wasn’t covered in a sticky rubber like some of my other iPhone cases so it didn’t pull my pocket out of my pants every time I reached for my phone. Another nice feature is the size of the case, it’s not oversized so you still feel like you have a slim smartphone.

My only complaint about the case was that it didn’t come with a screen protector. It wasn’t hard to find a stick on screen protector online, but it would have been nice if the case included one for 360 degree protection.

This iPhone case travelled with me on scouting missions, spring turkey hunts and fall deer hunts. I really liked the phone case and never had any issues with it coming apart on me, in fact I was really impressed on how well it stayed together. One of my previous cases from another manufacturer used to come apart all the time, but the Fuse case just stayed together.

So how did the case hold up? My phone survived a few drops off of the counter top in my kitchen, it slipped out of my hand and dropped on the floor outside several times and I dropped it in the woods more times than I care to remember, but the case took the brunt of all of the hits and the phone didn’t get a scratch. Had I dropped the phone out of the tree stand it would have been a different story, I think only a fully enclosed phone case would really protect in the event of a 20 foot fall (which I’ve done with a previous case and my phone survived).

Overall this is a quality case for the iPhone. Add a clear antiglare screen protector and you’re set. If you’re looking for a stylish phone case give the Fuse Mossy Oak Rugged iPhone Case a try.

Continue Reading

Product Reviews

Bowtech Releases its First Carbon Riser Bow the Carbon Knight

Published

on

Bowtech Archery has released it’s first carbon riser bow – the Carbon Knight. Following the lead of Hoyt with the Carbon Matrix back in 2010, the new Carbon Knight from Bowtech weighs in at just 3.2 pounds (compared to 3.6 pounds for Hoyt’s Carbon Element G3).

Most manufacturers launch their new bows in the early fall (Bowtech usually launches their new bows at the ATA Show), but this one was “just too good to hold any longer,” says Samuel Coalson, Director of Marketing for Bowtech.

The Carbon Knight is said to have a smooth draw and plenty of speed at 330 feet per second. The Carbon Knight features Bowtech’s binary cam design, the Knight Riser constructed from durable carbon, a 7-inch brace height for forgiveness and a 32-inch axle-to-axle length. Draw lengths range from 26.5″ to 30.5″ and draw weights from 50 to 70 pounds in ten pound increments.

The bow is available in Black Ops and retails for $849 (Hoyt’s carbon bows are in the $1,200 range).

The new Carbon Knight definitely looks like an interesting bow and it’s a bow I’d like to try out and compare to some of the other carbon bows currently on the market. If you get a chance to shoot one leave a comment below and let us know what you think.

Continue Reading

Trending