Bear Attitude Compound Bow Review

Compound Bow Specifications

Visit our Compound Bow Guide for details on these terms
Name Price Check Draw Length Draw Weight Brace Height Bow Length Mass Weight IBO Speed Let-off Hunting Suitable?
Bear Attitude Package 25-32″ 50-70 lbs 7 1/4″ 31″ 3.7 lbs 310 FPS 80%

Available colors

  • Realtree camo with black limbs

Description

The Bear Attitude was released in 2014 and has shaped up to be another very reliable Bear compound bow. The Attitude hunting compound bow is suitable for beginner levels through to professional archers. Budget conscious shooters can rest easy with this amazing single cam, quad limb compound bow.

Materials & Design

The Bear Attitude is a single cam (Bear’s EZ3) system with rotating modules allowing the draw length to be adjusted in ½” intervals. The relatively light weight (3.7 lbs) machined straight aluminum riser has a two pad rubber grip specifically designed to manage hand torque for accuracy, and a 7 ¼” brace height. Bear’s custom flared quad limbs offer power and consistency.Bear’s Attitude comes with a single string suppressor, driven by the cam system to reduce string noise and vibration. The bowstring is made using Bear’s own proprietary engineering process, blending BCY 8125 and BCY 452X fibers for a high quality HMPE string that eliminates stretch and peep sight rotation. The standard bow comes fully assembled with the riser, limbs, cams, cables, string and string suppressor.

Cam Design

The Attitude uses Bear’s EZ3 single cam design which makes it easy to maintain and is quiet yet powerful. The cam is smooth drawing and has a rotating module system for adjustment, allowing the bow’s draw length position to be modified without a bow press in ½” increments.

Draw length changes are made by fully removing the socket head cap screws that secure the rotating module unit. Once the cap screws are removed the module can be rotated until the draw length module is lined up with the tick mark on the cam. Once the ticks are aligned you simply reinstall the screws. Remember when modifying the draw length you will also need to move the draw stop to the corresponding setting marked on the cams (located on the bottom section of the cam). This easy to use system is great for shooters who want to maintain and adjust their own equipment.

Modifying the draw length will not automatically impact the peak draw weight. The Bear Archery compound bows have an approximate 10 pound peak weight adjustment range. The peak weight is adjustable by rotating the limb bolts using a hex wrench. For the Bear Attitude, it is clockwise to increase the peak weight and counter-clockwise to decrease the peak weight. The maximum allowable turns for the Bear Attitude is 4.

Suitability for Bow Hunting

Are you planning to use this bow for hunting? Well let’s take a look at the speed and hunting capabilities of the Bear Attitude.

The Bear Attitude promotes an IBO speed of 310 fps, remembering this is an estimate only at the exact point of release, and will be impacted by external factors. For details of how we calculate Kinetic Energy at TheModernArcher, refer to our detailed Compound Bow Guide.

Assuming we use the standard IBO settings (70 lbs draw weight, 30” draw length, 350 grain arrow), an arrow shot from the Bear Attitude will possess approximately 67.4 ft-lbs of Kinetic Energy.

Based on the KE Hunting Charts, this bow is suitable for even the Toughest Game (i.e. cape buffalo, grizzly, musk ox).

Ready to Shoot Package

The Bear Attitude comes in an amazing Ready to Shoot Package which includes:

  • Trophy Ridge 3 Pin Fiber optic sight
  • Trophy Ridge Whisker biscuit arrow rest
  • Trophy Ridge Bow Quiver
  • String Peep sight
  • Nock loop
  • Trophy Ridge Stabilizer & Sling

The package offers an amazing opportunity to grab your new bow and start hunting straight away (don’t forget you will need some arrows as well!). The quality of the accessories are great, and whilst they won’t be the top of the line, they are reliable and will do any job you need them to.

Suggested Arrows

Refer to our draw weight table when designing custom arrows for your bow, otherwise these arrows will be suitable for the Bear Attitude.

Closing Shot

The Bear Attitude compound bow is a powerful and well-made hunting bow, yet extremely affordable. It lives up to the quality we expect from a Bear product with it’s easy to use, smooth drawing adjustable single cam. The bow is reasonably light but has a short axle to axle length which is not favored by some target shooters. Overall a great bow for under $500 with a fantastic Ready-to-Shoot package.

 

Pros Cons Buy Now!
  • Great for Intermediate shooters
  • Good value for money
  • Powerful
  • Suitable for hunting
  • Great RTH package
  • Short length (not a con for hunters)
  • Higher than average brace height