Do you go out riding in the cold? If you do, an ATV jacket is essential. You can’t be comfortable if you’re not warm, and that can put a damper on any ride. There are a lot of options when it comes to a good riding jacket, but it’s important to find one that best suits your needs.
One of the first things to consider is what temperatures you’ll be riding in with your jacket. Do you need something for the brisk fall weather? Or do you need a jacket that can handle the bitter cold of the middle of winter? Not all ATV jackets have the same level of warmth, and you don’t want to end up with something that won’t keep the chills out or that will heat you up too much.
It’s best if you can find something weather resistant. Waterproof is even better. You never know when you might get caught in the rain while out on the trails, and you’ll appreciate something that keeps the water out. Being wet on a cold day is no fun, and even an extra-warm jacket won’t cut it if the water seeps right through to you.
You’ve got to be on guard against water getting in, but you’ve also got to find a way to get water out – sweat. A little sweat can soak poorly designed gear and quickly become uncomfortable. A good jacket is breathable. If you spend a lot of time on your quad in the cold, you might even want to consider investing in a jacket that uses Gore-Tex or a similar material. This allows water out (sweat) without allowing water in (rain or other precipitation).
Finally, there are other things that you might find important, like color options or pocket locations.
Rocky Mountain ATV/MC has a number of excellent ATV jackets that meet a variety of needs. Browse through our selection and pick the one that’s perfect for you.
James in OR
It's a well made jacket, but I found it was way too small. I wear a large jacket in general, so I purchased the Terrain in XL to fir over my Dainese Wave Pro. Sadly, while the torso fit well, the sleeves were VERY tight, highly constricting movement. As a vest it's great, but I need a jacket. Only two vertical chest pockets, so it carries little. My 1st Gen Leatt GPX 5.5 jacket in XL (with the roll-down brace collar) fits really well - if a bit garish looking - and will soldier on. I returned the Thor.Read All Reviews
Keith in NE
Very comfortable and a great conforming fit. Looks nice too. The foam inserts are uncomfortable but are easy to remove. Then you have a great jacket for the low price. For extra warmth I wear a mid-layer jacket on cold days. When I want crash protection I wear my protective gear underneath it. I have one for riding and one for casual wear.Read All Reviews