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.
Bryson in ID
Very nice jacket for cold weather and a cold morning. Before I would either brave the cold for the first couple hours of the ride or get hot from having to keep a jacket it on. Now with this jacket I can roll it up and use the built in waist bucket to wear it around my waist the rest of the day. I got stuck in 15 degree weather by accident and it did a good job of stopping the wind and keeping me warm.Read All Reviews
John in WA
Extremely happy with this Jacket. Bought this one to replace my old M16 Fox jacket. Primarily use this jacket for single track off-road rides, and it does great in the cold and the rain. While not water proof it's great for water resistance. Jacket is a lot less bulky than other jackets as well - highly recommend!Read All Reviews
Jon in NV
Super light weight. Very comfortable. I don't sweat in this jacket like none breathable ones I've used. You forget that you have it on. I wear the EVS F1 under jersey roost deflector and Leatt 3D elbow guards and the large jacket is perfect (6'0" 190lbs.). I normally wear XL shirts and jersey. I ordered the XL jacket first and it was WAY to big. I have pretty long arms, and the XL was down past my finger tips. Hope this helps.Read All Reviews
Tyson in California
Over the years I've tried different jackets to ride with. Anything from regular sweatshirts to windbreakers and even carhartt coats. Nothing has been quite as good as this jacket though! It kept me surprisingly warm, even in below freezing weather in the California high desert. When temperatures rose, the vents worked better than I thought they would, for being only 2 zippers. Remove able sleeves are amazing, and they stow perfectly in the rear pocket. If it becomes too hot to wear the jacket, you can even fold it up into a fanny pack. The only flaw I've found is that when folded in the fanny pack, the strap tends to ride up on your waist, especially when sitting. It's extremely tough! After smacking multiple thorny branches and grabby bushes, there wasn't even a scratch! No frayed strings or rips to be found! By far the best jacket for the value. Great product that perfectly matches my gray Thor Phase over the boot pants.Read All Reviews