At first glance the Alpine Archery's Soft Loc Quiver appears to be, well, a quiver. It won't take you long, however, to realize that the similarities between this quiver and others end at the point of housing arrows. More than just an arrow holder, the Soft Loc Quiver is a unique system. It has three main components: a rubber-mounted, quick release bracket, two rails made from high impact plastic, and a hood to protect your broad heads. This quiver will work for both left and right-handed shooters and can even be mounted at a 15-degree angle on your bow for those that like the arrows tilted toward them. There are several additional accessories you can purchase, including a quick draw hip quiver and a tree stand mount.
Okay, it sounds good, but how does it actually perform? It seems as though the team at Alpine Archery considered every possible need when designing this quiver. Installation was fast and easy, less than 10 minutes. I did not need to use the spacers provided. This quiver will hold field tips and almost any broad head in existence. If you use mechanical broad heads, you just remove the inner foam from the hood, place the second arrow gripper on the two rails, and your arrows will be held securely. If you enjoy bird hunting and small game hunting with Judo points, this is the quiver for you. It will hold a Judo point securely. You can purchase additional hoods for the quiver to match almost any camo pattern you need. One of the first things I noticed is that, due to the solid rubber mount, there is no noise when attaching or detaching this quiver to my bow. Another bonus is that the rubber mount adds additional vibration dampening to your bow.
I have only been using this quiver for a short period of time, but two important issues came up during my testing of this product. First, when reassembling the quiver you need to make sure you get all the twist out of it before tightening up the screws. Second, when placing the arrows in the quiver for the first time, you will need to be mindful that the front arrow may hit your sight adjuster when taking the quiver off with arrows loaded. This was the case with my Spot Hogg sight. One other note of caution: I used this product in dry, mild to cool conditions. I have yet to see how the rubber mount holds up to the heat during early archery season and how well it holds up to the rain, snow and freezing temperatures of late season. For now the rubber mount holds the quiver securely to the bow. I will have to wait to see how securely it holds the quiver after it has been put on and off over the course of a year.
Overall, this is an above average quiver. It looks good, functions well, and with the additional features offered, is unparalleled by others I have seen and used.