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.
Brant in CA
The jacket is a great value for the money. There is no other jacket, feature for feature, that can match up at the 200 dollar price point. I am 6 feet 2 inches at 200 pounds, 44 inch chest and the XL size fits perfect. It is a little heavy, even with the liner out, but that’s the price for having shoulder, arm and back armor in place. The jacket also vents well. I would like to see an additional bellows pocket across the lower back of the jacket for additional gear placement. Overall, this is the best jacket I have owned for dual sport riding.Read All Reviews
David in UT
I am on my second copy of this jacket after 4 years. I lost some weight so I had to downsize. Otherwise, I would be wearing the original. It is a great jacket. It's very durable. It has all the pockets I need. It has protected me in more than one crash. I wear it daily commuting to work, summer, and winter. It is warm enough with a liner that I purchased separately, and the open vents cool it adequately in the summertime heat. I only have one minor complaint. I wish that the velcro collar strap was about an inch longer. It is a little difficult to use it when I wear a balaclava in the cold weather.Read All Reviews
Kyle in NV
Minus a packable foul weather jacket I never really liked the looks or idea of most purpose built riding jackets. Bought this Jacket a month ago prior to a night ride across the desert. I wear a Leatt Fusion 3.0 and needed a jacket that would fit the roost guard and neck brace while keeping me warm. I am just under 6' and weigh 220 and ordered large, which fits well with or without armor. The high when we left was 35 and the low during the ride was 19 when we got back to the house. I wore this jacket, the armor and thermal top and was pretty comfortable the whole ride even at speeds up to 75 MPH+ on the two track after leaving the singles. Since then I have worn it in a light rain for an hour and stayed dry. Also, I do some cross-training (trials on my enduro) during the chilly parts of the morning before my swing shift. I'll zip-off the sleeves and throw a hoodie under the jacket, which keeps me warm while going fast, but also breathes when the heart rate rises and the bike slows down in the heavy stuff. Overall, I am very happy with the jacket and will continue to beat the heck out of it until the heat returns.Read All Reviews