third hand universal bow holder

Third Hand Archery Universal Treestand Bow Holder Review

Adam Bates

The Universal Tree Stand Bow Holder from Third Hand Archery is one of those rare products that packs a big benefit into a rather small package. This versatile little accessory offers real convenience for bowhunters of any ilk.

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Third Hand Archery Treestand Bow Holder

Keeps bows in a ready position next to the hunter’s seat and gives the hunter a full range of motion on the platform.

  • Fits All Stands

  • Holds All Bows

  • Easy to Install

The mounting plates and screws that come with the product not only make the install quick and straightforward, but it also makes the bow holder genuinely customizable. It will work in a wide variety of positions on the platform or rails of virtually any tree stand on the market today. The compact “S” design of the holder along with the rubber coating makes for a tacky, silent, and secure hold that will put your mind at ease about the safety of your most valuable hunting tool.

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Once installed properly, the mounting plate will be rock solid; however, the hunter will still be able to make minor adjustments to the exact angle he or she needs by placing the bow in the holder and using the bow as a make-shift lever to rotate the holder exactly where the hunter finds it most beneficial. This product also eliminates the need for carrying a screw-in or strap-on holder of any kind. That’s right, no more “oops I forgot…” and praying there is a convenient limb on which to hang your bow. Also, no need to try to fashion a crude holder out of paracord or gear ties. Now, your bow holder is always with you! If you are scrambling to get your stuff and get to the woods like I often am, that peace of mind of one less thing to remember is invaluable.

The bow holder weighs in at a mere 8-ounces, so the mobile-minded guy is unlikely to notice the extra weight while packing deep into his favorite spot. If there is one con to this product, it is that, depending on where it is positioned, it can be one small extra piece that can protrude from the stand and snag limbs and brush when approaching your stand site. However, the list of benefits far outweighs this slight issue.

Third Hand Archery Universal Bow Holder Review Summary

With a modest price point of around $20, this is a high-value product that any serious bowhunter should consider.


  • Tacky Coating is Tacky, Silent, & Secure
  • Extremely Durable
  • Lightweight Design


  • More Expensive than Most Decoys

Ready to buy? You can find the Third Hand Archery Universal Bow Holder on Amazon.

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Adam Bates was born and raised in Shelbyville, TN where he still resides. He attended Maryville College where he majored in Writing/Communications and played NCAA baseball. His passions and interests in life include but are not limited to family, hunting/fishing, sports, and his Christian faith.

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