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.
john in OH
Based upon the Klim sizing chart I'm in a Medium jacket and 32 pant (I got a tall). The pants fit pretty good. There's not a lot of extra room in the waist to grow but any bigger and the rest would be too big. The tall is probably an inch long but the regular would be too short. Thanks to RM's fit guarantee I was able try both the Medium & Large jacket. The Medium fit like a suit coat, not like a jacket. The sleeves were too short in a riding position and the chest didn't allow enough movement. A large is a little big in the chest but, is a much better fit for a jacket (especially if you want layer underneath or wear a chest protector). My measurements: Chest -- 40" Shoulders - 45" Sleeve - 30" Waist - 34" Inseam - 33"Read All Reviews