True story: My first time bowhunting with my Q2 and I get to my stand pull up the bow and as I am undoing the VELCRO on my release it spooks a doe about 20 yards away that I hadn’t seen. That was it for velcro! Buckle is the only way to go IMO.
I just haven’t found a buckle that fits securely or as quickly and comfortably when needed. Yes the velcro makes some sound, but once on, its secure and is good all day long. I can swivel the release out of the way to climb or drive and not even need to undo the velcro.
Some buckles can have a metallic noise (clink) when the prong hits the retainer ring too…
I’m thinking of looking into the Carters, especially for 3-D shoots. The buckles and velcro can blister your wrist when shooting repetively during the afternoon heat. I found that out last summer!
My release wasn’t that loud until I had to replace the velcro on the strap. I guess the velcro I used (industrial strength?) is louder. The cuff on my coat rubs against the release and this is what causes the noise. I usually just roll up the cuff, but it causes a draft. The morning the buck spooked, all I did was move my hand @ 6″ to hook up my release. There was the noise and the buck trotted off @ 30 yards. No sight, smell, or large movement spooked him away. It was just too calm and quiet that morning, and the buck heard the velcro.
Velcro, since it’s really is adjustable. If your Velcro is slipping, use a seam ripper to remove it and replace it with military grade Velcro that is used on chute harnesses. It won’t move. If you can’t sew it, any shoe repair shop can.