What to Wear When Axe Throwing

What you wear when axe throwing can either be a blessing or a hindrance. Just like most sports, axe throwing requires some specific attire, albeit much more casual, to allow you to perform your best. Whether you’re axe throwing for the first time or are a frequent flier at the Bisbee Hatchet House, there are just a few things you’ll want to keep in mind as you get dressed for your visit. 

Rule No. 1: Closed-Toe Shoes are a MUST

boots man and woman closed toe shoes for axe throwing

Axes, hatchets, and knives are sharp! Therefore, flip-flops, sandals, and slip-on shoes aren’t going to protect your little piggies from their wrath. Closed-toe shoes are required for anyone who enters the Bisbee Hatchet House—axe throwing or not. 

Wearing the appropriate footwear is incredibly important for your overall safety and enjoyment of the axe-throwing experience. Choose a boot, sneaker, or other comfortable footwear that protects your whole foot. In the event that you do come in sandals or heels, we’re prepared: We have a collection of shoes our patrons can borrow while visiting us (think of it like bowling).

Rule No. 2: Dress for Comfort and Function

comfortable clothes, easy to move around in for axe throwing. Man with dog sitting outside

Axe throwing is a sport, which means you’ll be moving both arms and shoulders a lot to practice and perfect your throwing skills. We recommend wearing comfortable, slightly loose-fitting tops to allow for the best range of motion. As for pants, the choice is yours! We’ve seen it all—from kilts to jeans—but recommend avoiding short shorts, skirts, and dresses. 

Ideally, your favorite pair of jeans and a long-sleeved shirt or flannel are best; the more coverage the better. Although the odds of injury are small, it is possible to get splinters from the target boards, so ensuring you’re well-protected is always wise.

Throwing is a physical event and you’ll be doing quite a bit of bending to pick up axes, hatchets, and knives, as well as lifting overhead to throw, so choose your attire with that kind of physicality in mind.

And last, but certainly not least, don’t forget…

Rule No. 3: A Smile

friends smiling while traveling to bisbee arizona and trying axe throiwng

Axe throwing is fun! We opened with the goal of bringing the spirit, passion, and joy of the Old West and Old Bisbee to everyone who walks through our door—we’re all friends and family here!

Our knowledgeable staff will guide you through your soon-to-be-favorite pastime and ensure you’re comfortable and safe in our space. Whether you want to compete with friends and family for points, perfect your throw, or just have an exciting night out, a visit to the Bisbee Hatchet House is sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face!

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