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.
Alexander in NS
Picked these up a couple months ago and so far no complaints. I am taller so the sleeves are just a hair short for me, probably could have fixed this with the next size up but the body would be to large for me then. Comfortable fit, great wind resistance and good venting when it got warm. Zipper on the neck to make room for neck brace also worked well if you had a hooded layer underneath and wanted more neck room. Overall for the price not much out there that can beat this combo for what you get.Read All Reviews
Dean in WI
6'4" 225lbs 35" Inseam, 38" waist, 48" chest, 36 sleeve length. Long skinny limbs. Well made, jacket fit well. Unfortunately forearms of XXL were too tight with any layer under except bare arms. Felt like arm pump just bending elbows. Found liner was bunching up due to larger diameter sleeves than outer jacket. Returned jacket, found more room in Tourmaster and Alpine jackets which cost more.Read All Reviews
adam in MS
I was looking for an enduro shell type jacket and got the Orange Patrol Jacket. It is vibrant, but not obnoxious. A good looking piece of gear. I wanted to wear it over my pressure suit, and at 5'8 160 athletic build, a Med fits perfectly. Its a generous "American" cut, but not too baggy in the mid section. I'd say the sizing chart is spot on. No need to size up or down. Its a newer design, with zip down front panels and a large rear panel. This is appreciated, as it will replace my Fly mesh jacket which has help up perfectly over the past 5 years of adventure riding. The zip down mesh panels flow on the front and a VERY large one on the back will flow a lot of air. These zip down panels aren't shown very well on the website. Its a great feature and FLY seems to not realize this in their marketing to retailers. Zip vents on the sleeves would have been an amazing feature, but they do zip off. Not sure that i'll use this feature, but its nice to have options. Build is decent. Lots of loose hanging threads that made me worry that velcro or seams aren't stitched on well, but everything looks to be ok, just poor QC. Overall, I'm very pleased and would buy another, and/or recommend it. I rely on reviews in part to make my purchase decisions, so I felt I'd give back and hopefully help someone out.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