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.
Tim in VA
When I first received the jacket and tried it on I thought I was going to need to return it. It felt very large for a large. I weigh 170 and I got the large based on a few other review I read. I even had a friend who is my size try it on as well and even at 230 he was able to zip it up all be it a little snug. I should mention that it did have the insulated quilted liner in it too. Once I adjusted the belt and arm adjustments it for much nicer. My plan for it is for winter fall and early spring in Virginia. So I will always be wearing more than a T-shirt under it. I have no doubt it's going to be very warm in the cooler months of the year. Great features and build for the price. Other jackets have better features like snaps for holding the vents open, or more reflective panels or built in removable high vis vests. But for the price, you will be hard pressed to find a system as well built and well equipped. The armor is solid and the back protection is nicer than other jackets I had been looking at. I ordered the gray version so that I don't bake if I ever make it to the South West or South America and I'm sure I'll still have this suit then because of the build quality. Side note: I didnt order the helmet from Rocky Mountain. But the Scorpion AT950 pairs very well with this setup. Hopefully ARC will start making Ladies cuts in the ARC system. When they do I will be buying a set for my wife.Read All Reviews
James A. in NV
The suit is typical great Klim quality. It does run a tad small. Inseam is longer than the norm would expect. Having worn a flight suit for many years the extra length didn’t bother me. I have not had a chance to confirm it weather resistance as of yet.After a couple of washings the suit did soften up a bit. I’m 6’4 , built like a bear and had plenty of room thanks to the built in straps. Couple this with the R1 helmet, I expect to be void of dust and mud after a long day.Read All Reviews