Archery | Win & Win Wiawis A-1 Magnetic Quiver Review
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Archery | Win & Win Wiawis A-1 Magnetic Quiver Review

August 20, 2019


Hey guys, this is NUSensei. Today, we’ll
be taking a look at the W&W Wiawis A-1 Quiver. W&W aren’t particularly known for their
quivers, though their discontinued model was a luxurious and costly design. The Wiawis
A-1 quiver still touches the higher end of the cost spectrum. What’s so special about
this quiver? We’ll start off with the external features.
The quiver boasts a “magnetic zipper” system, which is basically a fancy way of
saying the zippers work really smoothly, and they have a very nice W&W logo. There are two compartments on the outside
of the quiver. The width of the quiver is not much different to the slimmer designs
from other brands, though not as wide and spacious as larger quivers such as the Easton
models. It’s enough to fit in some essential tools and spares, but you might find the space
to be lacking if you use your quiver like an extended toolkit. There is a hip pouch which contains two compartments
– one intended for individual Allen keys, though I’ve used it to store multi-tools,
and one larger compartment, which I use to drop my finger tab inside. There are also a couple of neat mini-features.
There is a pen holder sewn into the quiver, and you always need a pen when shooting on
the range. There is also slit along the quiver where you can slide your bow square. The quiver comes with a belt. It is attached
by this rather stylish metal clasp, making it easy to put on and it stays on. The belt
itself is also easily adjustable. The quiver also comes with this metal hook.
This is designed to be slipped onto the belt, and you can use it to hang your release aid
or finger tab. While handy, the hook doesn’t really stay on by itself. This isn’t too
bad if you tighten the belt, but I found that you can easily lose it when taking off the
quiver, so I don’t make use of it. The A1 quiver contains three plastic tubes
– enough for most purposes. The arrows slide in quite nicely. The main draw card of the Wiawis A1 is the
fact that the quiver tubes have magnetic bottoms. This allows you to dazzle your fellow archers
by performing the magic trick of turning your quiver upside down and having nothing fall
out. It’s actually stronger than it looks. It
takes a bit of shaking to get the arrows to drop. I’m not entirely sure when you really need
this function. I’ve only dropped arrows from a hip quiver back when I used the flimsy
cheap clip-on ones, but most commercial hip quivers are quite stable. Still, it’s impressive. One benefit of the magnetic quiver is that
the arrows don’t move around as much. This has the effect of making it somewhat quieter
when walking around. Compared to my previous Easton quiver…I
think this is actually a legitimate claim. Come to think of it, the more you move the
quiver around, the more you appreciate how perfectly the shafts keep their place. Finally, should you want to store the quiver
and belt separately, they can be detached. The two parts are joined by metal buttons
and a Velcro strip. One of the benefits of this magnetic design,
which I didn’t anticipate was, it’s actually really useful for transportation. I’m the sort of person who tends to throw
the quiver in the back of the car. By the time you reach the range, your arrows are
thrown around everywhere. The magnets in this quiver stop that from
happening. You put your quiver in your car, you take
it out, and nothing’s moved. I said before that the magnets aren’t that
powerful but you really have to shake the quiver to make the arrows fall out. This will survive a regular car trip without
the arrows coming out. So if you’re that kind of person and you’re not putting your arrows
in a separate case, then this is actually pretty handy. What I like about the Win&Win quiver is that
it’s quite compact. It’s light. It’s a sleek shape. It’s very simple in design. The accents are nice. The zippers look good. Lots of W&W branding. So if you want to promote your W&W loyalty
like I am, then this looks really nice and it does come in good colours as well: blue,
red and black. I wanted black originally, but they ran out of stock so I went with blue.
It looks just as good. The magnets are nice. I think it does make
a difference. It does feel nice to put the arrow in and take it out. They do kind of
maintain where they sit in the quiver. It does have a nice feel when using it. It’s
something you don’t really measure in a quiver. But it is definitely something that has a
nice luxury factor to it. Downside: space. Because of its slim design,
there’s less space for accessories and tools. I’m the sort of person who likes carrying
everything with me. I know some people will prefer carrying things in their case, but
I make sure that I have enough spare parts and tools, so in case I need to do an immediate
repair for myself or someone else, I’ve got it in my quiver. It’s fairly common at a club or range. Compared to my older quiver, which is the
Easton hip quiver, this has much less space. While it is lighter, you don’t carry as much
in it. This isn’t a problem, for the most part. In
fact, I’ve managed to fit in most of my tools here anyway. It’s not as neatly organised because the other
quivers have more elastic bands and more carrying space, so you can sort things out quite neatly. Here, I’ve just crammed everything in, so
if I want to grab my pliers, I have to be more awkward in pulling things out. Not a big problem. You accept that because
it is a smaller, lighter design, you’re not going to fit as much in. This probably wouldn’t
affect most of you. I’m not going to care that much if I can’t carry all my hot-melt
sticks and lighters. It doesn’t matter that much. But if you are that sort of person who wants
their quiver to be a Swiss army knife, then this might be slightly limiting. The other downside is of course the price
tag. If you can get this quiver for cheap… Nice. But otherwise, this is a serious luxury buy. It’s a nice quiver. The design is good, it
functions nicely. It feels really nice against your hip. But is it worth three times the price of a
normal quiver? Definitely not. It looks good, but you can pay half this price
or a third of this price for a quiver which functions just the same. You’re really paying for the luxury of having
the magnetic tubes. Even that, arguably, isn’t that valuable. How many times will you have to accidentally
trip over to justify this functionality? I like this because it’s like showing off
your sorcery skills to your fellow archers. But as cool as this is, it’s not worth that
money. It’s a luxury buy. If you get it, it’s a good quiver. Will I
buy it just for this functionality? Definitely not. You can buy better quivers with more
carrying space, with more functionality for lower price. But if you can get this, and you want this,
then it’s nice. Anyway, this is NUSensei. Hope you found this
helpful. Thanks for watching, and I’ll see you next
time.

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  1. If you like the magnetic feature, but don't want to pay over the odds for a whole new quiver, why not simply stick a cheap button magnet to the bottom of each tube in the quiver you already have? Total cost is about the price of a cup of coffee, plus five minutes of your time and a dab of glue.

  2. $140 ?!?!?! :O!!!!!!!!!!
    Definitely looks nice and wellmade though
    I like the decreased noise when moving, it honestly annoys me a little

  3. I really appreciate reviews of archery equipment. They aren't many videos like these and it helps me learn what is out there.

  4. Yo, NuSensei, I'm really happy for you, I'mma let you finish, but Arrowmaster by Safari Tuff is one of the best quivers of all time! πŸ˜›

  5. Win&Win are not known for their quivers because they look like mini golf bags. Seriously guys, who wants to go out there trying to look professional all the while looking like a caddy!!!

  6. This is actually my favorite quiver so far! The size is absolutely fine, it's flexible and light. I also tried the older Win&Win Wecouse quiver, which also has the magnetic bottom feature. If you like a classic look and more sturdiness… this is another good option. I personally found it harder to fit all the stuff I take with me inside the Wecouse (Multi-Allen-Key, tab, arrow puller, checker, pen, arrow counter, small notebook, smartphone) than in the A-1. If one doesn't like the reflective parts: I got rid of the kind of ugly reflective stripes by using some spray vinyl paint.

  7. I just got the WIAWIS A-1 quiver to replace my original Win Win magnetic quiver which I purchased soon after it was released in 2010. I got the original quiver because of the magnetic feature. I shoot full length ACE arrows due to my 32 inch draw and the fact that I shoot WA barebow where some arrow extension beyond the back of the bow is helpful for aiming. Due to the length of the arrows they would occasionally fall out when I bent over. The magnetic quiver solved the problem. Over time, I started having zipper problems which I had been able to repair with nocking pliers, probably the result of overloading the big pocket. Otherwise, just general wear and tear from years of use. There are some clear improvements. The main one is improving the buckle. The old buckle would come loose if I touched it the wrong way, causing the quiver to fall off. The cost is not a huge issue when you consider how many years a good quiver lasts. Under $20 per year is not a bad investment.By way, I got black. Sorry.

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