UTV helmets are an excellent way to add an extra layer of safety to the emerging sport of side-by-sides. With proper headgear, you can enjoy traversing any terrain without fear. A larger chassis and steel frame doesn’t make head protection any less important for extreme off-road riding.
UTVs present a unique environment that provides more helmet options than ATV or dirt bike riders have. The protection required isn’t so much for impacts against the ground as it is for the side-by-side’s frame or interior objects. For example, since a seatbelt restrains you within the vehicle in the event of a crash, traditional motocross-style helmets aren’t necessary if you want to go for something a little different. Both open face and closed face helmets are appropriate for UTVs. Do you prefer the easier communication afforded by an open face helmet? Or do you seek the maximum protection offered by a closed face helmet? Whatever you want, we’ve got a solution here.
Since UTVs incorporate room for at least one passenger, they present a unique circumstance that other off-road vehicles don’t face. It is imperative that you provide proper safety equipment for your passengers, and that starts with the most important piece of gear: the helmet. Your passengers will appreciate it, and you’ll ensure that everyone is safe at all times.
Helmets for UTV riders aren’t just an important safety decision; they’re also mandatory depending on what state you ride in. That’s right; legislatures around the country are starting to reevaluate helmet laws and incorporate side-by-sides into existing (or even new) requirements. In strict cases, this applies to everyone; in other situations, it only applies to children. Of course, it’s best to always ensure you have enough helmets along with you. That way, regardless of where you go or who you’re with, you’ll be able to comply with the law and be safe.
UTV helmets come in many designs and styles, and we stock hundreds to make sure that you find the perfect one for you. Take a look at our extensive selection to find one that meets your requirements of comfort, style and fit.
Andrew in TX
I've owned this helmet for a while now, and overall I'm happy with it (now). My reservation about it is using their sizing chart, I measured my head and bought the recommended XL size. Once I received the helmet, I tried it on and MY GOD it was so tight, once I finally was able to put it on, my head was under so much pressure, it gave me a headache. The next problem was trying to remove the helmet. It was so difficult, I thought it was going to tear my ears off! It was painful. As an experiment, I pulled the cheek pads out of the helmet and put them under a board and put weights on the top of the board, hoping it would make them slimmer. It didn't work. Then I contacted Leatt, and found that they sell replacement cheek pads. I bought a size smaller than what is shipped in the helmet. The new pads are size 53. Even with the smaller cheek pads, the helmet was still difficult to don and remove, but (thankfully) it got better after a month or so. Now it fits comfortably, but jeeez. So the good thing is that it fits well now (snug and safe), and I do like the styling. It's also much lighter than the cheap Bilt helmet that I used to own. Bad news is that I had to pay an extra $40 for the replacement cheek pads, and also the hassle of dealing with getting the helmet to fit. Not to mention the delay of waiting for the cheek pads to arrive. I don't know if buying a larger than the recommended size is the answer. It might be too large to protect you in the event of a crash. With Ricky Mountain's return policy, I suppose you can try one size larger, and return it if it's too large.Read All Reviews