Traveling with your Ravin Crossbow and Gear
Having the opportunity to travel for an archery hunt is always exciting, but it does come with its own caliber of stress. Traveling with expensive gear and the expectation of your equipment arriving at your destination securely and ready to hunt can cause great anxiety.
If you are traveling by car, and have more control over how your crossbow case and gear are handled, you can keep confident that all will be well. However, if you’ve ever sat on the tarmac while airport personnel tossed your luggage onto a conveyor belt into the belly of your plane, you know terror that can inspire. If you are flying internationally, the stress of flying with your crossbow and gear can cause even more anxiety.
Having quality cases for your crossbow and gear is imperative if you want to keep your investment protected. Ravin Crossbows offers superior solutions for traveling with your crossbow and gear, and there is a case solution for every Ravin crossbow model.
Ravin Soft Case
Ravin Crossbows offers soft case solutions custom-designed for the R26/R29X/R500 Series and the R10/R20 Series. These cases allow for storage of the fully assembled crossbow with a mounted scope. The exterior is durable denier nylon with reinforced, heavy-duty nylon handles and a 3/4-length zipper to allow full access to the interior. The inside is thickly padded with a soft lining and customizable divider walls, which allow for additional storage. Both series offer two large zippered exterior pockets for arrow, quiver, or other gear storage.
What makes both these Ravin soft cases stand out is their backpack-style straps, which allow you to conveniently carry them on your back with your hands free. Ravin soft cases are the perfect protection for carrying a crossbow on an ATV in arid, dusty areas or for those early, dew-laden mornings traveling to your stand.
Ravin Hard Case
One of the most popular cases Ravin offers is the Ravin Hard Case, often referred to as a coffin case. The Ravin Hard Case for R10/R20/R500 Series and the R26/R29/R29X are similar in both design and features. This durable hard-shell case is a water-resistant reinforced polymer with a manual ambient pressure equalizer valve. Cam-over latches secure the lid, and four padlock holes offer additional security. The case has custom pre-cut foam inserts designed to stow your Ravin Crossbow fully assembled with mounted scope, quiver, and arrows. Storage areas are built into the case for accessories to be stored securely. The two in-line style smooth glide wheels make it convenient for traveling.
SKB iSeries Crossbow Case
If you plan to travel internationally, investing in a custom-fit SKB Case can be critical to your gear’s survival. For travel on commercial planes, SKB Cases offers the iSeries Ravin R26 and R29X Crossbow Case and iSeries Ultimate Waterproof Crossbow Case which fits the R9, R10, R15, R20, and R20 Sniper models.
SKB Case iSeries cases provide the most secure protection of all the options mentioned here and they come with an Unconditional Lifetime Warranty and $1,500 Content Coverage Warranty to back it up. These cases are the largest and heaviest in this line-up, but they provide plenty of peace of mind.
Each iSeries case has a laser-cut interior, custom-designed for the Ravin R26/R29/R29X/R29X Sniper or the Ravin R9, R10, R15, R20, and R20 Sniper. They are compatible with Garmin, Tactacam, and other electronics.
The military-grade impact-resistant construction of iSeries cases is watertight, dustproof, resistant to UV, harsh solvents, corrosion, fungus, and has an ambient pressure equalization valve. The molded-in hinge lid offers added protection with a trigger release latch system. There are three cushion grip handles for lifting convenience and one oversized snap-down rubber molded cushion grip handle for easy pulling and maneuvering of the case on silent glide roller-blade style wheels. There are four stainless steel reinforced padlock holes for TSA-approved or any other style padlock for extra security.
Ravin Arrow Case
Most bow cases offer a solution for arrow storage that works well in most situations. However, on trips where road vibration, engine vibration, or even air turbulence are factors, there remains a risk that arrows can dislodge from the inner case storage slots and they’ll end up free-floating in the case.
Traveling with an arrow case can keep your arrows secure and protect the fletching. The Ravin Arrow Case is a molded semi-rigid construction that measures 23” x 4.5” x 2” and offers complete protection to your arrows and fletching. The interior allows for the storage of six arrows securely in the notched foam holders. A heavy-duty zipper allows the case to open and lay flat. When zipped closed, it can be hung by the hanging loop or stacked on any flat surface. A convenient nylon side handle makes carrying these cases simple.
Ravin Broadhead Case
For travel, storing broadheads is the only safe way to insure against damage to your gear. The new Ravin Broadhead Case is a unique compact design that uses magnets to store sharp broadheads safely. The case offers two sides and can store six broadheads total. The transparent covers allow you to see the broadheads when the case is closed and securely latched shut.
When traveling with your Ravin Crossbow, arriving at your hunting destination with your gear in good condition is the goal. Investing in a case solution is just as important as investing in the right crossbow.