Looking for a great bow for your child? We’ve researched and reviewed many youth archery bows to help you find the perfect match! Before we get to the youth compound bow reviews, here is what to look for when shopping.
Draw Weight: Draw weight is how much power you need to draw a bow. Eight- to twelve-year-olds should look for a draw weight of up to 12 lbs in recurve and up to 16 lbs in compound. Teens should top out at 16 lbs for a recurve and 28 lbs for a compound bow.
Includes Arrows: We’ll let you know if arrows are included with the bow. It’s just one less thing you have to buy, so if you are looking for an inclusive set, this icon will help you out. We’ll let you know how many are included in the description of the bow.
Type: There are several types of bows. Crossbows won’t be covered here, but we will feature compound (uses pulleys to reduce draw weight while adding power) and recurve (limbs curve away at the tips).
Dimensions: How big is the bow? We’ll give you the length, width, and height of the bow. This way you can make sure the new bow will be the right size for your child. Dimensions are always measured length by width by height, in inches.
Weight: Knowing how much the bow weights can be a big deal for a child. If the bow is too heavy, your child might not be able to lift it and hold it up long enough to line up a shot. So make sure they will be able to handle the weight by checking out this icon.
Warranty: Warranties cover manufacturing defects, problems with materials, and sometimes cover some wear and tear. Make sure the bow is covered for as long as you need it to be covered. Warranties are measured in years.
Here are the picks for our top ten favorites! If you’re short on time, check out the recommended Top Pick and Budget Pick. Both are smart children’s bow choices! Let’s get to those youth bow reviews!