Bowkaddy is a bow
rack. It is not a gun rack that "doubles" as
a bow rack. It is specifically designed to grip the limbs
of your bow or crossbow. If you want to store or
transport your bow without the hassle of a hard case,
Bowkaddy does it more effectively than any other product.
Regardless of your mode of transport, you can trust Bowkaddy to
deliver your equipment safely and efficiently.
The patented design offers a host of features highlighted by versatility,
practicality and security. As shown, it has four main
components: an octagonal base, a main support arm, and two swing arms. Each
part is injection-molded using high-strength plastic for durability, strength and lightness. Bowkaddy comes
complete with all the necessary fasteners for assembly and standard mounting.
has four holes by which Bowkaddy is mounted to a
variety of surfaces. The simplicity of the base makes it
adaptable to a wide array of mounting situations - wood, metal,
plastic, fibreglass, etc. Typical applications are four-wheelers, UTV's,
trucks, toolboxes, shop benches and display walls, to name a few. The
picture at left shows the base fastened directly to an Arctic Cat ATV
composite rack. Notice that the base can be fastened in two different
orientations 90 degrees to each other.
The main support arm is
fastened to the base and provides the structural frame of Bowkaddy.
It has five lockable angular positions relative to the base, also
adding to the mounting versatility.
The left and right swing arms
each fasten to the main support arm by means of a carriage bolt and
wing nut. The swing arms are designed to provide maximum
clearance of the bow riser so as not to contact sights, rests and
other attachments. At the end of each swing arm is a fixed clamp
which accepts the limbs of the bow during insertion. The rubber
lining in the clamps provide the friction necessary to hold the bow
securely in place. For added peace of mind, there's a hole in
the top of each limb grip which can accept a locking pin or
original Bowkaddy came out a
decade ago, it was designed to
fit all makes and models of bows
- compound, recurve, traditional
long and even crossbows.
But bows have changed immensely
in the past 10 years...longer
risers, more parallel limbs and
generally more funky designs.
To keep pace with the changing
technology, the Bowkaddy molds
were re-tooled in 2015.
Bowkaddy still boasts
the patented swing arms which
translate and rotate in an
infinite number of positions. It is 1/4"
wider, 1" longer (in compact
mode), stronger in key stress
areas and the limb grip angles
were increased from 30 to 45
degrees. The result... a
bigger, badder, better bow rack
guaranteed to fit over
99% of all hunting bows ever
made. In fact, of
all the hundreds of bows put to
the test, the only bow currently
known to exceed the geometric
range of Bowkaddy is the Hoyt
Carbon Spyder ZT LD.
works great for those times when
you want your bow handy, yet
protected. No longer do
you need to carry your bow loose
inside the vehicle or strapped
precariously to your
four-wheeler. And forget that
bulky hard case. They take
up precious space on your
off-road vehicle, often involve
some bow/quiver disassembly and
generally take time away from
your hunt. It only takes a
few seconds to retrieve your bow
from Bowkaddy. Now you can
have the best of both worlds -
protection AND accessibility!
It should be
noted that some states and
provinces require a bow to be
"encased" during transport.
Traditionally, this has
restricted hunters to deal with
that aforementioned hard case.
Good news - Bowkaddy,
when used in conjunction with
the Full Bow Kover, is an
approved alternative to a hard
case in these jurisdictions.
the perfect accessory when
you're traveling the trails,
Bowkaddy also offers significant
value during the off-season.
Bowkaddy can be removed from
your vehicle and fastened to
your workbench to facilitate
inter-seasonal "tweaking" of
your archery equipment. Or
mount Bowkaddy on your trophy
wall to showcase your favourite