Bow Bat reviews... has anyone had one and what do you think about it?

Discussion in 'Bowhunting' started by 2dogs, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. 2dogs

    2dogs Well-Known Member

    I am considering buying a "Bow Bat" to haul my stuff in the woods vs. my backpack. I am looking for some bow "protection" as well as only having one thing to lift into to stand.


    Does anyone have one? I'd like to hear some reviews before I waste money on another useless gadget.

    thanks

    2dogs
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2008
  2. possum

    possum Moderator<br>2011-12 Deer Hunting Contest Winner<b

    Looks like a pretty interesting and handy rig. If you get one let me know what ya think about it. :thumb:
     

  3. 2dogs

    2dogs Well-Known Member

    Yeah it looks good... once you get up in the stand you can wrap in around a tree and it houses all the necessary toys and serves as a back rest. There is a web site for it but I cant remember what it is. Cabelas sells them and and additional picutres.
     
  4. SR4

    SR4 Super Member<br>'07/'08 Bowhunting Contest Team Wi

    First time I ever heard of one. Looks cool, but it also looks like alot of hassle to me. I bought a primos bow sling that I use in Colorado when hiking in and out a couple miles from camp. I used it around here a couple times, but found it to be in the way more than anything. Its rare that I have shot an animal walking to or from a stand, but it does happen on occassion and I dont wanna have to waste time taking it out of the sling. Best thing I've found for carrying gear is a bowhunters vest. I really like mine, but a vest wont offer your bow any protection. If ya try it and like it let us know.
     
  5. possum

    possum Moderator<br>2011-12 Deer Hunting Contest Winner<b

  6. SR4

    SR4 Super Member<br>'07/'08 Bowhunting Contest Team Wi

    That is kinda cool how it wraps around the tree like that!
     
  7. possum

    possum Moderator<br>2011-12 Deer Hunting Contest Winner<b

    I'm thinkin it could be nice addition to the goodies list. :biggrin:
     
  8. Hill Farm Hunter

    Hill Farm Hunter Well-Known Member

    I am thinking of a Badland Ultra Day pack. Looks like it would backpack a lot better and you can strap your bow to it if you like. badlandspacks.com
    You gotta love the Badlands warranty.

    Our Warranty
    We don't care what happened, or whose fault it was, we will fix it for free forever. We could care less if you bought it at a garage sale or a gear swap, as long as it says Badlands on the pack it's covered. All we ask is that you use and abuse your pack as much as possible so we can learn how to make better products.

    I just need to sell or swap the monster fanny pack I just got first.
     
  9. possum

    possum Moderator<br>2011-12 Deer Hunting Contest Winner<b

    You got pic with a bow strapped to it? I just ain't seeing how that'd work.
     
  10. Dunno, I guess I've just done it the same way for too long. Course, I don't venture too far anymore, so I don't need as much. I'll stick with carrying my bow & using a fanny pack.
     
  11. 2dogs

    2dogs Well-Known Member

    Here are some more pictures I found on the web.....
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2008
  12. ryanh_johnson

    ryanh_johnson Well-Known Member

    I have one of these and like you "thought" it would be a great idea when going to Colorado bow hunting for elk. Well.......it's a VERY nice pack don't get me wrong, but the idea of strapping your bow to it....well it don't work so great. It is very difficult to get a bow strapped in just right so its not throwing off the pack in different directions. And the one I bought only had a fold over lip design for closing the top of the bag.....and at the time I looked and bought mine they all just had a fold over flap, but once a bow is strapped to it, it then makes the bag hang open and access for things to fall out or get wet etc.... With that being said I had my mom sew me on a zipper to solve this problem.

    Unless they have made some modifications to the bag I wouldnt recommend on buying one for the reason of carrying a bow......but other than that its an EXCELLENT backpack.

    Just thought I'd throw in my 2 cents and experience with this...... :thumb:
     
  13. Hill Farm Hunter

    Hill Farm Hunter Well-Known Member

    Ultra day

    I have not seen any pics with a bow strapped on. You are supposed to be able to use the two straps on the back. I would primarily use them for strapping on bibs and a jacket to put on after the walk in I think. Only way I could stand to have my bow strapped on would be if it was too dark to shoot. They have zippers to hold it all together.

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  14. 2dogs

    2dogs Well-Known Member

    Are you talking about the Bow Bat or the Badlands pack?
     
  15. possum

    possum Moderator<br>2011-12 Deer Hunting Contest Winner<b

    I'm assuming being he quoted Hill Farms post that he's talking about the Badlands Pack.
     
  16. hogman

    hogman Well-Known Member

    I think a lot of San Francisco Bowhunters use something akin to a big purse to ferry the tools of their trade.
     
  17. possum

    possum Moderator<br>2011-12 Deer Hunting Contest Winner<b

    Do I need to ask how you might know that? :biggrin: :biggrin:
     
  18. tony r

    tony r Moderator<br>Bowhunting<br>Guns, Ammunition, Reloa

  19. 2dogs

    2dogs Well-Known Member

    I ordered one today. I will post pictures and a review of it once I try it out.