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.
Brian in TN
Its a Klim so yes it is expensive. I love the green color and the look so I bought. The vents are great. I did not buy the armor. I use a Alpinestars Bionic action jacket under it for Dual sport XR650L / BMW F800GS and dirt riding on a KTM 250XCW. I have also used the armor from my BMW jacket. Its very versatile. If its cold I wear a heated jacket under it. If you already have armor and stuff to wear under a jacket its very versatile and water proof. One negative is the velcro that keeps the collar closed. If it is not fastened like on a hot day the velcro digs on your neck and loves to grab whiskers. RMATV rocks1Read All Reviews
kalie in NY
I was skeptical if this jacket would be a good solution for warm weather off road riding but after 1 ride I'm sold! I would say its more of a $219 price tag item but it does have some unique features (neck brace integration) To sum it up I'm 6'2" 195lbs long arms and torso. Large jacket fits pretty darn good but with a little extra waist room. Think I'll try it layered when it gets cooler ;) I hope this helps someone as I could not find a single review ANYWHERE !!Read All Reviews