Here is some of the basic items of equipment worn by the archer.

Bracer – Protection used on the bow arm to stop the string from causing bruising.

Release Aid – A trigger mechanism used to release the string on a compound. Against GNAS rules for other bow types.

Tab – Protection worn over the fingers of the drawing hand. Some longbow archers use a shooting glove. Compounds use a release aid.

Quiver – A container used to hold arrows and other equipment, normally worn on a belt. Back quivers hang over a shoulder onto your back – used by some longbow archers. Ground quivers are a metal frame pushed into the ground.

Chest Guard – To protect the chest from the string on release.