Fall is the perfect time to take out your UTV for a spin. The weather’s starting to cool off, the leaves are starting to change, offering you and those you’re out and about with some beautiful sights, the wildlife is out to play. But for the frequent rider, the season also offers some challenges, especially in terms of wardrobe choices. Before you head out on your next fall adventure, consider adding some of the best UTV riding gear to your wardrobe so you’re sure to stay both safe and comfy while you’re on the move.
If there’s a single piece of riding gear you should always add to your riding wardrobe, it’s a helmet. No matter the type of adventure you’re looking to go on, protecting your head should always be your top priority. Furthermore, if you’re planning on hitting any trail with loose debris like dirt, sand or loose rock under your tires, investing in a full-face helmet is ideal. Some of the best options include:
- HJC i50 helmet
- Scorpion EXO-AT950 Solid helmet
- Troy Lee Designs SE4 PolyacryLite Factory helmet
- Bell Moto-9 MIPS Tomac Replica helmet
Each of these offer you the coverage, performance and ventilation you need while on the move while keeping you looking sleek and stylish in any fall setting.
Pants and Jackets
As the weather cools off in the fall months, you’ll want to incorporate warm riding pants and jackets into your outdoor wardrobe. Choosing gear specifically made for riding offers you an extra layer of protection in the event of a spill, and offers you more support to keep you comfortable on those extended expeditions. Some great options for pants include Klim K Fifty 2 Straight Riding Pants and Thor Terrain Gear Pants, each of which offers a breathable yet insulated experience and proper levels of coverage. In terms of jackets, any riding jacket that’s breathable and has reflective elements to help you stay visible in any situation is ideal. Pair these with sturdy pieces of protective gear – such as chest plates – for maximum effectiveness.
Boots and Gloves
While these forms of protection are often overlooked on UTV drives, they’re imperative to staying both comfortable and safe during each and every trip. Riding gear like the Thor Blitz XP boots and Answer AR1 boots offer your ankles extra support, which is hugely beneficial in the event that you’re in a UTV accident. Gloves protect your hands from blisters and give you a better grip on your steering wheel to ensure you’re always pointing in the right direction. Furthermore, Thor Spectrum gloves and other thick, specially-designed off-roading gloves protect your hands from the elements, including the sharp winds that often accompany the fall seasons.
Expedition Enhancing Extras
Not every piece of riding gear has to directly contribute to wardrobe safety. In fact, some motorcycle aftermarket parts and accessories are simply designed to make your UTV time more fun. For example, the Jensen MS30BT Round Bluetooth Stereo allows you to listen to your favorite music while taking in those vibrant autumn sights.
Before you head out on your next UTV trip, make sure you’re prepared. Get the best OEM parts for Kawasaki KLR650 to ensure your ride’s up for the challenge, then modify your wardrobe for the obstacles and weather you’ll be facing on the trail. Regardless of where the road takes you, you can never go wrong with a good, protective layer of gear.