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Solid Reliability to Send It: Hamskea Everest Arrow Rest Review

A premium arrow rest at a moderate price: The Hamskea Everest Arrow Rest has landed.

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The importance of a good arrow rest is something I personally feel is overlooked. This is essentially the hand that guides your arrow on the path to success downrange. In no way should it be looked at as “that thing your arrow sits on.”

It needs to be durable, hold its position, and have repeatable functionality. Hamskea Archery Solutions is no stranger to building arrow rests that check all these boxes, and the new Everest arrow rest is no exception to the rule.

In short: It may not have micro-adjust windage/elevation, but the Everest from Hamskea is about as reliable and solid as an arrow rest can get at a moderate price point. Bowhunters will appreciate this piece of arrow-launching gear.

Hamskea Everest Arrow Rest


  • Style Limb-driven (can be converted to cable-driven)
  • Weight 4.5 oz.
  • Adjustments Standard adjustments for elevation and windage (launcher angle has micro-adjust)


  • More affordable
  • Lightweight
  • Built like a tank


  • No micro-adjust on elevation and windage

Hamskea Everest Arrow Rest Review

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The Hamskea Everest is a full-containment limb-driven arrow rest that is built like a tank and made with precision in mind. Both right-handed and left-handed models are available.

All Everest arrow rests operate on a dual stainless steel ball-bearing system. Hamskea uses its ZTT (Zero Tolerance Technology) here, which squashes any lateral movement of your launcher. This rest mounts via a Picatinny right in line with the back of the riser.

You have three different mounting options via its C.O.R. Mount Technology: a Mathews Approved Bracket, a Riser Interface, and a Universal Bracket. Both windage and elevation adjustments are present. And lastly, there is a no-slip octagon lever arm, and, of course, the Hamskea rebound dampener. All of this weighs in at 4.5 ounces.


Micro-Adjust Launcher Angle

Hamskea Everest Arrow Rest Adjustments
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Hamskea pays attention to the details, and this feature is a prime example. With the Everest, you can micro-adjust the angle of your launcher to ensure that you’re getting the absolute best performance out of your bow.

Simply loosen a lock screw and adjust the angle of the launcher with another screw. Once you achieve the angle you want, lock down the lock screw, and you’re ready to rock.

Top Limb, Bottom Limb, or Cable

Hamskea Everest Arrow Rest Cord Attachment
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Traditionally, Hamskea rests have always been limb-driven rests, meaning the cord is tied to either the top or bottom limb of a bow. At rest, the tension of the limbs keeps the cord tight and the launcher down. Once at full draw, the flex of the limbs will loosen the cord and up will pop the launcher.

While the Everest is primarily a limb-driven rest, it can also be converted into a cable-driven rest. This is really all personal preference, but it’s a nice feature that adds to the customization of the rest.

Adjustable Torsional Spring Tension

Hamskea Everest Arrow Rest

More folks these days are veering toward shooting heavier arrows, and with that comes more weight on the launcher of an arrow rest. This can actually cause a launcher not to rise all the way, which would have a negative and inconsistent impact on tuning/arrow flight.

With the Everest, you can adjust the spring tension of your launcher to combat this. This is done by loosening a lock screw and turning the textured knob on the side of the rest — a very useful and overlooked feature.

My Experience With the Everest Arrow Rest

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Going into trying out the Everest, I already had a ton of faith in it. I’ve used Hamskea arrow rests for many years now. If two things are true about them, they’re always rock solid and dependable. Just as I thought, the Everest did not disappoint.

Hamskea Everest Arrow Rest
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Like all Hamskea rests, this Everest seems very sturdy. We got this set up with no problem with very minimal adjustments. On that note, I like how Hamskea put the elevation screws on the outside of the rest rather than the inside, like on the Epsilon. It makes getting to those screws much easier. Shot after shot, the Everest has been a performer. I didn’t notice any sticking in the launcher, and the functionality is smooth as butter.

(Photo/Josh Kirchner)

I haven’t gotten a chance to get this arrow rest into the field on a hunt yet, but I have no doubt it will do great. This is simply because of my past experience with Hamskea rests and the shot-after-shot consistency I’m seeing from the Everest. You’re gonna be accurate with this thing.

What’s Wrong

This is such a solid rest for bowhunting, and it’s almost a perfect design from where I’m sitting. The only thing I wish the Everest had was micro-adjust windage and elevation. Is it a deal breaker that it doesn’t have it? No, but having the micro-adjustments makes tuning so much easier and more efficient.

Without it, you will inevitably have those “whoops, I went too far” moments or lose your place entirely to begin with. Aside from that, the Everest is a fantastic piece of equipment, especially if you’re looking to save some money and weight on your bow.

Hamskea Everest Arrow Rest: Final Thoughts

The number of wrong turns, speed bumps, and setbacks that one can experience on an archery hunt is quite extensive. You can only have control of so many things out there. So, for me, I try to have as much control as I can with the things that allow it.

The equipment on my bow falls under that category. Do I know what’s around each corner? No. What I do know is that this new Hamskea Everest is going to fill a lot of freezers for a lot of bowhunters.

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