Q&A – The Function of Arrow Wraps

What exactly is the function of arrow wraps? Can’t quite work out if they’ll be beneficial to your setup or not? Andrew Tippins explains!


An arrow wrap is a small piece of self-adhesive vinyl that is wrapped around the rear of the arrow to coat the shaft in a very low weight plastic sleeve. The primary function of an arrow wrap is to provide an excellent surface to fuse a vane to. It’s much easier to bond plastic to vinyl than directly to a carbon or aluminium shaft. If an archer decides to strip the arrows in the future they won’t have to scrape the delicate surface of the arrows to remove adhesive, possibly causing damage to the arrow.

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