Bear Bow Reviews

Bow Selector

Years

all years
exact:
range:

Brace Height

< 5.5 "
5.5 " - 5.99 "
6.0 " - 6.49 "
6.5 " - 6.99 "
7.0 " - 7.49 "
7.5 " - 7.99"
8.0" - 8.49"
8.5"+

AtA Length

< 31 "
31 " - 33.99 "
34 " - 37.99 "
38 "+

Draw Length

< 20 "
20 " - 24.99 "
25 " - 29.99 "
30 " - 31.99 "
32" - 33.99"
34"+

Draw Weight

< 20 lbs
20 - 29 lbs
30 - 39 lbs
40 - 49 lbs
50 - 59 lbs
60 - 69 lbs
70 - 79 lbs
80 lbs+

IBO Speed

< 260 fps
260 - 279 fps
280 - 299 fps
300 - 319 fps
320 - 339 fps
340 fps+
59 models, displaying 1 to 20
Sort by:


Bear Species
User rating:
no user reviews
Bear Species Review

The Bottom Line:Bear has always produced bows for every single shooter on the spectrum of hunting bows. The 2018 Species is designed to be an entry-level bow for adults wanting to give hunting a try, and it does not disappoint. For only $399, shooters get a great bow, backed by an outstanding name to help them get started in a sport where personal preferences force an endless number of options. Bear takes out all the guesswork, by giving shooters a fully rigged out bow with some pretty great shootability characteristics. Are the accessories the best offered on the market? Probably not, but it allows shooters to get started and get comfortable just shooting a bow, and upgrades can easily be made later on. Bear knew what they were doing in offering an entry-level bow in a single cam offering due to the smooth draw cycle and ease of shooting. However, the 320 feet per second speed rating is not too thrilling. For someone just getting started in the world of bow hunting, it would be tough to find a better package deal for $399... read full review

2018 Bear Species

Brace Height

6.75 "

AtA Length

31 "

Draw Length

23 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

45 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

320 fps

Weight

4.0 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2018
Specs were not changed


Bear Kuma LD
User rating:
no user reviews
Bear Kuma LD Review

The Bottom Line:The Kuma LD has everything shooters could possibly want in a long draw bow. The 330 feet per second is fine enough, the axel-to-axel measurement is long enough to be accommodating and short enough to be maneuverable, the 6.5-inch brace height is a mixture of forgiveness and performance, and the feel after the shot is truly outstanding. It would be nice for Bear to offer more finishes to match the other "Legend" Series bows. It would be nice for the draw let-off to be adjustable as well. However, the Kuma LD is a well-designed hunting bow for longer draw archers. The suggested retail price is only $899 as well, which makes it one of the most affordable flagship models on the market for 2018. Personal preference may take shooters to a different bow, but aside from personal preferences not fully aligning, the Kuma Ld is a legit hunting bow and should win over a lot of long draw archers looking for a new rig this year... read full review

2018 Bear Kuma LD

Brace Height

6.5 "

AtA Length

33.25 "

Draw Length

27 " - 32 "

Draw Weight

45 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

330 fps

Weight

4.3 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2018
Specs were not changed


Bear Sole Intent
User rating:
no user reviews
Bear Sole Intent Review

The Bottom Line:The Sole Intent is geared towards shooters with a shorter draw length in the 22-27-inch range. The silky smooth draw cycle of the single cam system on the Sole Intent is outstandingly smooth and easy to manage from the start of the draw cycle to the arrow release. Along with the limited draw length comes only one finish option and only one limb configuration of 45-60-pounds. However, the Badlands Approach camo looks amazing and the draw weight should meet the needs of most shooters interested in the Sole Intent. For a suggested retail price of only $699, this Legend Series bow represents the Bear Archery line up very well... read full review

2018 Bear Sole Intent

Brace Height

6 "

AtA Length

29 "

Draw Length

22 " - 27 "

Draw Weight

45 lbs - 60 lbs

IBO Speed

295 fps

Weight

3.65 lbs

Let-Off

75%

Manufactured: 2018
Specs were not changed


Bear Kuma
User rating:
no user reviews
Bear Kuma Review

The Bottom Line:The 2018 Kuma is the flagship model for the Bear Legend Series, and does not disappoint. Everything about the Kuma from the specifications to the shootability screams legendary hunting bow. With an $899 suggested retail price tag, the Kuma is one of the most affordable flagship hunting bows on the market for 2018. For those wanting a new hunting rig, the Kuma truly has a lot of offer shooters. Bear Archery is an outstanding company, and the heritage behind the name instills a great deal of confidence when purchasing a bow from the Bear Company. Aside from personal preference, there is nothing to dislike about the Kuma, and it deserves consideration with the other flagship models offered for 2018... read full review

2018 Bear Kuma

Brace Height

6 "

AtA Length

33 "

Draw Length

25.5 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

45 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

345 fps

Weight

4.3 lbs

Let-Off

75%

Manufactured: 2018
Specs were not changed


Bear Approach
User rating:
no user reviews
Bear Approach Review

The Bottom Line:In an industry that is becoming increasingly dependent on advertisement telling shooters what they like, it is refreshing to see a bow like the Approach that steers away from all that, and simply performs well. If the Approach was designed several years ago, when single cam bows were at their peak of popularity, it would have been a highly sought after rig.Several years later, the things making single cam bows so great are now dated and replaced with newer technology.Luckily, for 2018, the same great things shooters demanded years ago is now packaged in a budget friendly way.Bear is absolutely correct when they say, "The Approach disrupts the price to performance ratio."For a single cam bow, the Approach is an outstanding offering, when the MSRP of $399 is considered, it is difficult to find a better value in 2018.This bow is sure to get a large number of archers in the world of archery, and perhaps hunting for the first time.With Bear's heritage being so connected to Mr. Fred Bear himself, this bow, offered at this price, is sure to get people who would not be able to hunt because of cost, enjoying time in the great outdoors.For a beginning hunting bow, or a bow for shooters on a budget, the Approach should be at the top of the list of equipment to try out... read full review

2018 Bear Approach

Brace Height

6.25 "

AtA Length

32 "

Draw Length

23.5 " - 30.5 "

Draw Weight

45 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

330 fps

Weight

4.0 lbs

Let-Off

75%

Manufactured: 2018
Specs were not changed


Bear Approach HC
User rating:
no user reviews
Bear Approach HC Review

The Bottom Line:Bear claims the Approach HC breaks all the "Get what you pay for" rule, and that is an understatement. The Approach HC includes some of outstanding high-end features, has great performance, and feels outstanding for any bow. When considering the $449 price tag, this bow could be fully rigged with high-end accessories and still price out where many flagship bows start. It would be nice for the bow to come with more finish options, but even Bear's flagship models only come with two options. It is no shocker the Approach HC won the "Outdoor Life" Great Buy Award. Bear should be proud to offer such a great bow at such a favorable price point. Those on the market for a new hunting bow should seriously consider the Bear Approach HC... read full review

Bear Approach HC

Brace Height

6 "

AtA Length

32 "

Draw Length

25.5 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

45 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

340 fps

Weight

4.0 lbs

Let-Off

75%

Manufactured: 2018
Specs were not changed


Bear Moment
User rating:
no user reviews
Bear Moment Review

The Bottom Line:The Bear Moment is a high-quality, high-performing compact hunting bow backed by the legendary Fred Bear name. The specifications scream hunting rig, and shooters on the market for a high end hunting bow will surely love the MSRP of $899, which is on the low end of the going rate for an upper end hunting rig. The 340 feet per second is amazing combined with a 6-inch brace height and 80% let off. The draw cycle is a bit stiff, but it feels great, draws smoothly, and packs a lot of energy after the arrow is fired. The Hinge system is a nice addition, and should function well for the reasons it was designed. There was a time when a 6-inch brace height was a bit scary for shooters because it was considered too unforgiving. With the advanced geometries of the riser and the engineered pre load limbs, a 6-inch brace height should no longer scare anyone away. The new grip is a bit different than past Bear models, but after spending some time holding and shooting the Narogrip, it will start to feel like every grip should feel the way this one does. After the shot the bow has some kick, and it would be great to see some more camo options available. However, for shooters on the market for a quality compact hunting bow, the Bear Moment is a wonderful option for what many shooters will be looking for to take to the field with them in 2017... read full review

2017 Bear Moment

Brace Height

6 "

AtA Length

31 "

Draw Length

25 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

45 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

340 fps

Weight

4.0 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2017 - 2018
Specs were not changed


Bear Threat
User rating:
out of 2 reviews
Bear Threat Review

The Bottom Line:The Threat is a heck of a bow for $600, and the ability to add some accessories to get started straight from the factory for an additional $100 is a nice option as well. The ES cam system is a nice shooting cam offering some decent performance for such a smooth option. For shooters wanting a bow with high-end features, without breaking the bank, the threat is a great combination of value, performance, and shootability. Backed by the Bear Archery Products name and heritage, shooters wanting a comfort bow for a great deal should seriously consider hunting down a Bear Threat for a test shoot... read full review

2016 Bear Threat

Brace Height

6.25 "

AtA Length

32.25 "

Draw Length

25 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

50 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

330 fps

Weight

4.0 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2016 - 2018
Specs were not changed


Bear Cruzer Lite
User rating:
no user reviews
Bear Cruzer Lite Review

The Bottom Line:The Bear Cruzer Lite really shines with the ability to be adjusted basically from a starter bow all the way to a flagship model. This could be the only bow a shooter needs from early on all they way through being a teenager. With a fully setup bow for only $399, parents will be thrilled with the ability for the bow to adjust so much as shooters are getting bigger. Instead of buying a new bow each time, draw length can be easily adjusted, and the draw weight can be cranked a few turns to adjust the draw weight very easily. For those looking into a bow that can last through the growing years, the Bear Cruzer Lite is a really great choice. Throwing in the finish options and the cool look, the Cruzer Lite is worth a look... read full review

2016 Bear Cruzer Lite

Brace Height

6 "

AtA Length

27.125 "

Draw Length

12 " - 27 "

Draw Weight

5 lbs - 45 lbs

IBO Speed

290 fps

Weight

3.2 lbs

Let-Off

70%

Manufactured: 2016 - 2018
Specs were not changed


Bear Cruzer
User rating:
no user reviews
Bear Cruzer Review

The Bottom Line:Those looking for the adjustment of the Bear Cruzer elsewhere will have difficulty finding it. The draw length range is a massive 18-inches, and the limbs can be adjusted for 65-pounds. This bow will fit just about anyone, and coming in with a ready to hunt package for a low price of $399 makes the Cruzer a looker for anyone wanting to get started in the archery world. Shooters that are done growing may benefit from a bow that is designed with a smaller adjustability range. However, those with growing left to do will benefit a great deal from having a bow that can grow with them. The Bear Cruzer has the potential to be the only bow a shooter ever owns... read full review

2015 Bear Cruzer

Brace Height

6.5 "

AtA Length

32 "

Draw Length

12 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

5 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

310 fps

Weight

3.6 lbs

Let-Off

75%

Manufactured: 2015 - 2018
Specs were not changed


Bear LS6
User rating:
out of 1 review
Bear LS6 Review

The Bottom Line:The Bear brand is an iconic brand founded by what many believe is the father of archery, as we know it today, Fred Bear. The Legend Series takes that a step further incorporating Mr. Bear himself into the branding. Shooters interested in the LS-6 performance are already aware of some compromises needed to achieve such a high performance 355 feet per second. The LS-6, along with 33-inch axel-to-axel frame, 5-inch brace height, and 70% let off gives those chasing speed a lot to consider. It would be nice for Bear to add a few finish options to the mix. It is 2017 after all, and there are a ton of amazing patterns to choose from. The riser design may not be the best looking riser on the market either, but the functioning handle is nice, and the stabilizer mounting hole being away from the shooters hand does make any length stabilizer feel longer than it is. The LS-6 shoots well, holds on target great, and the new grip is a great feeling grip, which also promotes proper hand placement. For $899, the LS-6 is worth a shot for anyone wanting the absolute top in performance. For some shooters, higher performance allows them to cut down the overall draw weight of their bow. Other shooters like to shoot heavier arrows, so they get the most kinetic energy possible, and then others just like to use their top pin out as far as possible. Regardless of the reason why shooters are interested in a high performance bow like the LS-6, archers should have the LS-6 on their radar... read full review

2017 Bear LS6

Brace Height

5 "

AtA Length

32.25 "

Draw Length

27 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

45 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

355 fps

Weight

4.2 lbs

Let-Off

70%

Manufactured: 2017
Specs were not changed


Bear LS2
User rating:
no user reviews
Bear LS2 Review

The Bottom Line:Bear has done it again producing a great performing bow, in a package deal, for only $550. 320 feet per second is a bit slow, but the easy draw cycle and solid hold on target is well worth the slower arrow for some shooters. 80% let off feels amazing with this rig, and the balance of the bow on target is quite shocking for a bow at this price point. It would be nice for Bear to offer this model in more finish options, but for a hunting bow, the Realtree Xtra Green pattern does as it is supposed to do. Just about any shooter can fit into the LS 2 as well having a draw length range of 23-30-inches. For shooters on the market for a high-end hunting bow, well equipped, without a massive price tag, the LS 2 is going to very tough to beat... read full review

2017 Bear LS2

Brace Height

6.75 "

AtA Length

31.125 "

Draw Length

23 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

50 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

320 fps

Weight

4 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2017
Specs were not changed


Bear LS4
User rating:
no user reviews
Bear LS4 Review

The Bottom Line:The Bear LS 4 does not have all of the latest technology created by Bear engineers for 2017. It also does not have anything that is brand new to the archery world or that will be highlighted on the cover of a magazine. However, the Bear LS 4 does everything shooters want it to. It has high let off in 80%, offers fine enough speeds of 330 feet per second, and comes fully loaded with some nice Trophy Ridge accessories. The LS 4 will more than likely appeal to new hunters wanting to give bow hunting a try without spending a fortune on top of the line equipment. It does stink for left-handed archers since the LS 4 is only built in right-handed models. The Realtree Xtra Green does look nice, but it is the only pattern offered on the LS 4. For the price, the LS 4 is tough to beat. As long as shooters do not need the latest and greatest technology, the LS 4 is a great shooter and should make lots of people happy... read full review

2017 Bear LS4

Brace Height

6.25 "

AtA Length

32.25 "

Draw Length

25 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

50 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

330 fps

Weight

4 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2017
Specs were not changed


Bear Escape SD
User rating:
out of 1 review
Bear Escape SD Review

The Bottom Line:The Bear Escape SD is a wonderful bow for shooters wanting the Escape with a shorter draw cycle and pulling between 40-55-pounds. The SD cams are designed to outperform the H15 cams at the shorter draw lengths. The Escape SD is a perfect option for some shooters wanting the high-end speed and performance of the Escape. For Bear to offer this slightly redesigned bow, it really shows how in touch they are with what their customers really want. Ultimately, shooters will have to decide for themselves, which bow model shoots the best for them, but to simply have the option to shoot a bow with a cam for shorter draw shooters is pretty cool... read full review

2016 Bear Escape SD

Brace Height

6 "

AtA Length

32 "

Draw Length

23.5 " - 27.5 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 55 lbs

IBO Speed

325 fps

Weight

4.0 lbs

Let-Off

75%

Manufactured: 2016
Specs were not changed


Bear Wild
User rating:
out of 1 review
Bear Wild Review

The Bottom Line:The Wild is a 2016 price point bow aimed at getting shooters the best bang for their buck. The largest downside for the Wild is the underwhelming speed of only 310 feet per second. With the slower speed rating aside, it really is difficult to fins something wrong with this bow for the price point it is at. The Wild really does have a great deal to offer for only $399 or $499 completely rigged out with the Ready to Hunt package. Plus, it is available in many larger box stores, so they should be fairly easy to locate and start shooting... read full review

2016 Bear Wild

Brace Height

7.25 "

AtA Length

32.25 "

Draw Length

24 " - 31 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

310 fps

Weight

4.0 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2016
Specs were not changed


Bear Escape
User rating:
out of 1 review
Bear Escape Review

The Bottom Line:The Bear Escape is a great bow for those wanting a high performance rig at a reasonable price. An MSRP tag of $899 is a good pricepoint for a flagship model from a well-known company with the performance the Escape has. The Escape has some highly desired specifications many hunters demand including weighing in at the magical 4-pound mark, measuring in at 32-inches axel-to-axel, a 6-inch brace height, and 350 feet per second. The shot experience on the Escape is phenomenal, and the noise and vibration are very minimal considering the performance this bow has. It would be nice to see Bear offer the bow in more finish options, but hunters are not always interested in how pretty the bow is. Bear has done a great job not only creating such a high performance bow, but also creating one that legitimately competes with the speed bow competition. Those wanting a 2016 bow with a whole lot of performance should take a good look at the Bear Escape... read full review

2016 Bear Escape

Brace Height

6 "

AtA Length

32 "

Draw Length

25.5 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

45 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

350 fps

Weight

4.0 lbs

Let-Off

75%

Manufactured: 2016
Specs were not changed


Bear Marshal
User rating:
out of 1 review
Bear Marshal Review

The Bottom Line:The Marshal looks and feels like a typical Bear bow with the S& single cam system. Aside from the price, and the slightly lower performance in regards to kinetic energy and speed, the Marshal could very well be a top of the line model. It is important to note that with a 31 1/8- inch axel-to-axel measurement, some shooters are going to find the Marshal a bit on the small side in regards to being a little too compact, especially as the shooters get closer to the peak draw length offered on the S7 cam system. Those wanting a smaller axel-to-axel model though will love the single cam smoothness added to this designed hunting bow. For $499, it really is hard to find anything wrong with the Marshal and how it performs... read full review

2016 Bear Marshal

Brace Height

6.75 "

AtA Length

31.125 "

Draw Length

23 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

50 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

320 fps

Weight

4.0 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2016
Specs were not changed


Bear BR 33
User rating:
out of 2 reviews
Bear BR 33 Review

The Bottom Line:The BR 33 is a nice multipurpose bow from Bear considering they do not have a dedicated target bow division. Bear Archery has a great following, and many shooters appreciate the history and symbolism that comes from the tradition of the company. For shooters wanting performance, but demanding a smoother draw cycle, the BR 33 is a fantastic offering. The BR 33 as a flagship model for 2016 has all the technology Bear has to offer at this point, all combined into a fine shooting model. Those interested in a nice shooting bow, without much concern for speed should be stoked about the 2016 Bear BR 33... read full review

2016 Bear BR 33

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

33.25 "

Draw Length

27 " - 32 "

Draw Weight

45 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

330 fps

Weight

4.2 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2016
Specs were not changed


Bear Arena 34
User rating:
out of 3 reviews
Bear Arena 34 Review

The Bottom Line:Bear Archery has created another exceptional product in the Arena 34. On paper, the bow matches or exceeds what most shooters are interested in when thinking about a longer axel to axel hunting bow. When favoring in the feel of the H15 cam system and its many adjustments to give the bow some personal tweaks, the Bear Arena 34 is worth a look for anyone wanting a new hunting bow. For $899, the bow is priced with the industry's top of the line bows, but the price tag is a bit hard for some shooters to swallow. The strings are not bad quality, but they will take a few shots to completely settle down without the peep wanting to twist. After the initial break in period though, shooter should be good for a while. The bottom line is that the Arena 34 is a nice offering for those on the market for a longer hunting bow... read full review

2015 Bear Arena 34

Brace Height

6.5 "

AtA Length

34.5 "

Draw Length

26.5 " - 31 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

340 fps

Weight

4.0 lbs

Let-Off

75%

Manufactured: 2015 - 2016
Specs changed, see full specs


Bear Traxx
User rating:
out of 2 reviews
Bear Traxx Review

The Bottom Line:The Bear Traxx is a great bow with it being pretty difficult to find any major flaws with. Bear has always done well producing bow models that fit a large variety of customer needs. Bear designed the Traxx to be the best bang for the buck so to speak. They incorporated as many new technologies as possible while still being able to maintain a lower than flagship price tag without sacrificing much performance. Shooters needing to have the latest and greatest equipment may not be interested in the Traxx. However, for hundreds less than the Bear flagship models, and minimal sacrifice in performance, the Traxx deserves a serious test shoot. Ultimately, the final decision will be based on personal preference, but this bow should make the short list of those to try from Bear... read full review

2015 Bear Traxx

Brace Height

6.75 "

AtA Length

31.625 "

Draw Length

26.5 " - 31 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

338 fps

Weight

4.0 lbs

Let-Off

75%

Manufactured: 2015 - 2016
Specs changed, see full specs


59 models, displaying 1 to 20
Sort by: