« Weaver Mounted Green Laser with Coil Switch for Paintball Guns, Tippmann Paintball, Bt Paitball, Spyder Paintball, Rap4 Paintball, Dye Dam Paintball, Tiberius Arms, Black Aluminum Triple Out Darts Walnut Dartboard Cabinet Set with 6 Brass Darts and Board » 3 thoughts on “Plano Protector Compact Bow Case (Black)” 68 of 70 people found the following review helpful Perfect bow case for me, October 17, 2010 By A. Kim (Orange County, CA) – This review is from: Plano Protector Compact Bow Case (Black) (Sports) Observation: I have been shooting my current bow (Hoyt Turbohawk) for about two months now and it’s always at my DIY Archery Target in my backyard. About a week ago, I discovered that within reasonable driving distance from my house is a municipal park with an outdoor range. I had to give it a try. I threw my bow and loose arrows along with a pack of paper plates (to be used as targets) in the back of my SUV and headed to the park. Upon arrival, I gathered all my things and with both hands full of stuff, walked the short distance to the range. After about two hours, I had my fill and was on my way home when it dawned on me. I needed a bow case to facilitate the transport of my archery gear. Bow Case Selection Criteria: Once I got home, I started researching now cases and came up with the following criteria for choosing a case that fit my needs: 1) protect the bow from dents and dings 2) the price had to be right (didn’t want to spend too much on a case) 3) have enough room to carry all that I needed for a day of shooting (or hunting) 4) be as compact as possible The solution: Plano Protector Compact bow case Overview: Shipping and Packing:I ordered the bow case from Cabela’s for $34.99 (criteria #2) after they lured me in with $5 shipping on all order over $100. More on this later. I ordered it, along with another package of NAP Thunderhead broadheads and a Remington dehumidifier. I placed the order on 10/8/2010 and received the package on 10/15/2010. 7 Days – not bad. The Plano Protector Compact bow case arrived in its own cardboard box. Inside was my brand bow case, almost ready to protect. I say almost because some assembly is required. Assembling the bow case:Run three straps for the bow and lock down two pieces that make up the arrow holder and I was in business. The bow case is a hard case with the “Pillar Lock” feature which is supposed to prevent the case from crushing under load (criteria #1). First Impression:The bow case appears to be sturdy enough to securely hold and protect my bow (Hoyt Turbohawk with a G5 Mag-Loc Riser Sight Mount Quiver) for transport to and from local destinations. I wouldn’t use it for airline travels simply because I think the case may open up if thrown or dropped hard enough. It doesn’t have waterproof/dust-proof seals, but that’s not necessary for me. I live in Southern California so rain is not an issue and I’m not concerned with dust on my bow. However, if I really needed the extra protection, I suppose I can just use tape to seal the seams during movement. The padding inside the case isn’t too thick (about 1 1/2″ thick standard density foam) but it’s enough to provide cushioning when used with the bow straps. The case is large and deep enough to easily fit my bow with a little room to spare for an accessory case (broadhead wrench, release, string wax, and a roll of tape – criteria #3). The bow case is, nevertheless, compact so the bow has to be centered for it to close properly. With my particular setup, the lid presses slightly on the quiver, slightly pushing the bow into the foam, but I think that’s a good thing. The built-in arrow holder feels secure and holds 6 arrows, both broadhead and field points. Hindsight: All in all, I’m satisfied with my purchase. The Plano Protector Compact bow case is exactly what I needed to transport my bow to and from local ranges and hunting grounds. If I was going on a major safari, I would probably opt for a beefier case, but for my intent and purpose, this case is perfect. I definitely would recommend this case to anyone with similar needs as my own. As for the $5 shipping: it did not include large items such as the bow case. Cabela’s tacked on an additional $8 for shipping. Figures. **To see pictures of the Plano Compact bow case loaded with a bow and see how everything fits, please check out my blog. Thanks for reading! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment (1) Reply 29 of 30 people found the following review helpful Perfect fit, October 1, 2014 By Karl – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Plano Protector Compact Bow Case (Black) (Sports) Just came in and in less than 5 minutes I set it up. Pretty simple. My hoyt charger fits in very snug. Any larger of a bow and I’d have to force it in. I do not have a quiver attached so I wonder how’d it fit later but for now it’s good. Also holds 6 arrows. Plastic may seem a little flimsy but I don’t plan on throwing it around so it’ll do the job just fine. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment (1) Reply 32 of 34 people found the following review helpful great for the price, January 20, 2008 By Amazon Customer Mo (Tennessee) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Plano Protector Compact Bow Case (Black) (Sports) Bought this for my husband for christmas. He has a MATTHEWS switchback compound bow. It fits nicely in this case without having to remove the quiver from bow. Has velcro ties to hold bow on bottom, sits on top of padding. Top has section to hold your arrows. Has 3 lock tite latches on outside and 3 holes for pad locks for when you travel. Is airline approved. My husband has not has a chance to take it on a plane yet so not known how it would stand up, but my 1 1/2 yr. old twins liked to knock it over and stand on it a lot when it was within their reach. So I think it would hold up well for air travel if it could stand 2 kids without damaging the bow inside. Very good case for the cheap price. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.