Let's see.. I think I was saying...
That looks amazing! What are your plans for the cargo straps (if you don't mind may asking)?
Mostly just copying others who I thought knew what they were doing - even if my bow's too long to carry Ursus-style on my quiver.
That said, I've had thoughts of keeping an "always ready" arrow - maybe with a crescent head
as a primitive blunt - stuck in the "boot" and use a cargo strap to keep it in place. Then just reach back, lift, and pull down to draw it. It's worth the experiment, I just haven't tried it yet.
ALSO I had my first brief outing with the quiver yesterday.
The (not so very) bad: it slips down a little more than my commercial quiver. Not badly so - I can still reach everything - it's just enough to move the fletching farther back and out than I prefer. I imagine that's because I've a single comparatively narrow strap: my commercial one is a "backpack style" I've been wearing over one shoulder, so both straps worked together to keep everything in place quite well. It's a minor issue to be sure - I may eventually try adding a side strap as Harper mentions, but I think I'll just use it a bit more and see how it shakes out. I fit the buckle while I was wearing my cloak, and took my walk in just shirt sleeves, so that may have made a difference as well.
The (very very) good - I was caught in a rain shower, and for the first time was able to just pull up a sock and protect my fletching. THIS IS AWESOME. As far as I know the "sock in a quiver" model was ahistorical and thought up by WETA, and I'm a little surprised to find it actually works quite well. Hunh.
Last thing: I did note that the snapsack on the shoulder strap - sitting against my left hip and belly more or less - interfered a bit with the bow carry I've come to adopt. Normally I carry the bow mostly crosswise across my body, arrow on string, string against my belly. There's an interesting dynamic tension set up that way just by the weight of the bow and your arms pulling against each other, so it's actually a fairly restful position you can walk in for quite some time. It's also VERY quick to pull up and aim from, and the pressure against your body of the string is an unconscious reminder of where your limb tips are. It doesn't work so well in deep brush, but on the trail it's fantastic.
Anyhow - I find the snapsack on my left forces me to shift things up a bit, so the bow points more fore-and-aft rather than across my body. It's not bad exactly - just a different enough experience to note.
Persona: Aerlinneth, Dúnedain of Amon Lendel c. TA 3010.