Helllllooooo Ladies, fancy yourself a bit of huntress?
Do you usually give your significant other a run for his money and put the boys to shame?
Well if so then your in luck, because today we’re going to check out the best compound bows for women on the market at current.
Their some real upsides to having a designated bow that’s specifically designed for women, rather then constantly making your husband cry because you out-shoot him on his own bow all the time. The upside to having a woman’s bow is that you can better hone your skills, and if your constantly out-shooting your husband on his own bow, then man oh man your going to be on fire when you get setup with a proper woman’s compound bow.
Now, I want to set the record straight. By no means am I discriminating when I say it’s better for you to purchase a chicks bow. Matter of fact, chicks bows comes in all the same pull weight ranges and everything. The key differences come into play with things more like axel to axel length, and brace height and the likes.
Obviously women are generally shorter then man, so thats why chicks bows are usually a little shorter on the axel to axel length and brace heights.
But anyway, thats enough rambling from me for the time being, lets check out some of the main points that you’ll need to consider when purchasing your first bow
- Draw Weights – Some people will say that draw lengths are lower on a woman’s bow that’s simply not true anymore. I’ve seen some hella’ strong chicks out there that can draw 70 pound easy. What I would suggest though, if you’ve never really shot a compound bow much before, is start light and work your way up. Start with a bow that offers a large Draw weight range and you wont have a drama.
- Draw Length – Generally because women are shorter they’ll end up having a shorter draw length. Female bows account for this, and it’s absolutely critical that you have the correct draw length when using a compound bow.
- Quality Strings & Cams – When it comes strings and cams the big brands will come up trumps every time on the budget style brands. Does this mean avoid budget style brands? Most definatley not. They just require a bit more maintenance. Cams are also responsible for how smooth the draw cycle is on your bow.
- Let-Off – When you hear the term let off being thrown around, people are referring to how much weight your holding when you have your bow at full draw. Bows usually range from about the 70 – 80% mark, and personally I have no recommendation on this. I take let off with a grain of salt, because the difference between 70% & 80% let off is minuscule and barely makes a difference in the grand scheme of things.
- Total Bow Weight – Now, a lot of a people think that women need a lighter bow, but thats a load of shit. The chicks are just as capable as the man. But, if your going to be doing plenty of hunting where you’ll be stomping up and down hills all day, then you may want to think about bow weight.
Ok, with all that out of the way let’s start to check out whats available at the moment
PSE Stinger X, Stiletto
PSE have always had a good wrap for high quality gear, and the Stiletto, specifically designed for women, upholds that same reputation.
So what makes this bad boy (or should I say girl) so special?
Well for starters if speeds your thing ladies, then this is the bow for you. The stiletto is sending carbon fiber goodness up to 315fps, and then some.
With an axel to axel length of 29.75″ and a brace height of 6″ we’re sitting in the mid range for height. Personally, seeing as it’s a chicks bow I would have liked to have seen a bit shorter, but it’s not a huge issue.
Draw length is 23″ – 27.5″ and draw weight depends on the model you choose but anywhere between 30 – 60lbs. As you can see there’s not a huge lot of room for adjustability, but it results in a bow that has much tighter tolerances for everything and much smoother draw cycle.
The Mini EVO hybrid cam system makes the bow feel as thought the draw cycles is just one long smooth stroke, and as you hit the wall you’ll be met with a solid draw stop, and a welcoming 75% let off.
The bow is available in 3 different colors, and I’m sure the ladies will love the optional muddy girl look.
Just remember though, will that trophy buck like the muddy girl look?
Diamond Archery Infinite Edge Pro, Left Hand
Im almost getting sick of reviewing this bow. I feel like a song on repeat. I guess it goes to show just how versatile this bow is though.
Anyway, enough of my shameless plugging.
So, its made all the other posts, whats got it here?
Because its Pink. No, not really, but that is an upside for the ladies.
Im going to try some this up in a paragraph.
It has a user adjustable draw length of 13-31″. Draw weight range is anywhere from 15 – 70lbs. The bow is a nice and light 3.2lbs. AtA sits at 31.5″and Brace height at 7″, making it manageable in the scrub. The bow is also spitting arrows at a crazy 310fps, AND, its all available in a package deal RTH for under $500.
There we go, I did it under one paragraph.
That ladies, is why I believe this is the best bow on the market in 2018. This is just damn good value for money.
Im not going to say anymore, because as I said I’ve reviewed this bow several times now, but you get the picture.
PSE Drive R
The PSE Drive R high quality bow at a budget price, coming in at just under $500. The bow is certainly value for money and lately the big brands have been starting to do these more budget style bows, which is great to see.
So, what do the ladies get for a touch under $500?
Well, a bow thats slamming at arrows at a crazy 336fps for starters. That’s pretty freakin’ fast even if I must say so myself.
The bow’s a nice little shooter and offers a nice smooth draw, consistent with that of PSE’s products.
Weighing in at 3.8lbs is starting to creep into the heavy side a little though, not massively, but enough to consider it.
With an AtA of 30″ and a brace height of 7″, the bow is mid range for it’s length, and personally I wouldn’t let it be a factor to hold a potential bow huntress back.
Draw length range is 25 – 30.5″, and draw weights are set up a little different on this bow. Draw weights are chosen by models in stead and are available in 40-70lbs models. As you can see the bow doesn’t offer a great deal of adjustability, but as said before these types of bows aren’t really meant to.
Overall the bow is value for money coming at under $500 but I would recommend this more for the ladies who are looking to upgrade rather then looking for their first time bow.
Bear Archery Cruzer G2
Well ladies, if your into your Bear bow’s then here’s the bow for you.
The Cruzer G2 is one hell of a bow that brings some of the most wanted things in a good compound. A budget style bow, that’s good for women, kids and men, and shoots exceptionally well. As if Bear couldn’t deliver the goods right, and deliver they did.
Try this on for size!
The Crzuer G2 has an incredible draw length range of 12-30″ and draw weight range of 5-70lbs. Those ranges are just crazy, and theirs only one other bow that I know of on the market at current that are even getting close to this and that’s the Diamond Edge SB1. Even then, they’re only getting down to 7lb min draw weight.
Bear have absolutely nailed it for bow versatility on this one.
Capable of pumping out arrows at 315fps, the Cruzer G2 is going to give any game in front of it a fair run for it’s money.
Typical of Bear bow’s, the cam system on the G2 offers a sooth consistent draw and finishes up with a comfortable let off of 70%
The bow is an RTH package and is available in a range of camo patterns, and yes they’ve got pink camo.
Overall the bow gets a thumbs up from me, and bear have done a super job on putting this one together with all the right bells and whistles.
Diamond Deploy SB RAK
Probably the biggest stand out feature of this bow is it’s nice light weight of 3.2lbs. While no the lightest on the market, it’s certainly getting down there.
Considering the weight of this bow if your a woman who plans to do a lot of hunting into the hills and plan on stomping around for a while, the nice lightweight might be a good option to consider.
With all good things there has to be a down side right, and yes, that is right. The bow doesn’t have a wide range of adjustability, so if your a teen and still growing, then this may not be the choice for you.
There are 3 different versions of the bow floating around from 2016-2018, but the specs on the latest are as follows.
Adjustable draw length of 22.5 – 27″. Draw weights are purchased in models rather then by being adjusted. Draw weights range from 40, 50, 60 & 70lbs models.
IBO speed of 330fps (super quick). AtA of 31.5″ and brace height comes in at 6.75″. Personally the overall length of the bow is starting to creep up a little into the higher side, although brace length remains reasonable.
The bow also has a string suppressor which helps to quieten down that string slap a bit plus take out a little of the vibration.
Overall Bow-techs Diamond Deploy is a nice little shooter, but will cater to the more advance huntresses in here, rather then those just starting out.CHECK PRICE ON AMAZON
Wrapping things up…
So there we have it ladies, this should give you something to ponder about for a while. Granted, there are a hell of a lot more women’s bows on the market, but these are the top 5 that we believe are currently selling on the market.
So get out there and have some fun,
Till next time,