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.
Jeffrey in MA
Good jacket for the price. I bought it to extend my riding season here in New England when the temps start dropping. I don't ride a ton that time of year so I didn't want to spend to much money. This jacket works fine for me. Warm when the vents are closed and good ventilation when they are open. There is a good amount of vents and tons of pockets. What I don't like: 1) No waist cinch. Cold air can blow up into the jacket. I trail ride so it isn't to big a deal for me because I'm usually not going very fast. If I was doing lots of road riding in the cold I could see how it would be very annoying though. 2) Poor zippers and mesh vent material. Zippers don't move up and down very easy. I've already snapped one off in my hands while trying to close it. When you open the vent there is a mesh material that, I assume, is to let in air but keep bugs out. 2 of them have had the stitching let go. Not sure why as it isn't really a stress point from what I can tell. 3) The main zipper is on the wrong side. (The left) By far the most annoying part of this jacket! Is this technically a womans jacket? I don't know. I do know that, as a man who's grown up his entire life with the zipper on the right, it's annoying as hell. It's ok for the type of riding I do but if you're going to be doing much road riding I'd recommend something else.Read All Reviews