We showcase the best windshield options the aftermarket has to offer
The Polaris General and General 4 have taken command of the recreational Side-by-Side market by having offering up comfort, power and versatility. The accessory market is fast to fall into formation and offers up a plethora of products to allow people to tailor the machine to their personal style and needs.
Windshields are a very popular accessory for UTVs, with everything from lower-cost poly windshields, to half windshields and even automotive-quality glass windshields available for those that like to control just how much wind they feel on their face. There are pros and cons to each style of windshield. Poly windshields are less expensive, but unless you get the coated ones, are prone to scratching and will eventually become cloudy. Glass windshields are far superior, but the cost can be prohibitive. Half windshields, or wind deflectors, work well, but in some cases gather dust when following other machines on dusty trails. To help you decide what works best for you, we’ve put together list of what we think are the five best windshields for the Polaris General and General 4.
Polaris Lock & Ride Pro-Fit Fixed Glass Windshield
It’s pretty hard to beat a factory accessory option for a windshield. After all, they had the most development time to come up with the best fit. The Polaris glass slips on in minutes and can be removed just as easily. It has a full-seal against the ROPS frame and is made of sturdy laminate glass. You can even get a windshield wiper kit for it. Click here for more information.
Moose Half Utility Windshield
Moose Utility, that prolific maker of parts and accessories, has a sweet-fitting half windshield that is made from polycarbonate. It has stainless-steel and rubber mounting clamps for long life and vibration-free use. Rubber trim at the bottom helps keep dust and debris from sneaking in as you blast down the trail. Click here for more information.
Seizmik Versa-Vent Vented Windshield
The Versa-Vent is a cool idea in that you can get either a poly or a hard-coated poly windshield that has built in, adjustable vents to allow you to let in just enough air to help cool you down on hot days, or act as defogging vents on days when the outside moisture is conspiring against your vision plans. The whole unit goes in without tools and is sealed for tight fit. Click here for more information.
Kolpin Full Scratch Resistant Windshield
Kolpin makes some of the vest best ATV and UTV accessories and its windshield is no different. Made from ultra-thick ¼-inch MR10 GE Lexan polycarbonate, the Kolpin shield is as close as you can get to glass, without being glass. It is designed to last and is amazingly durable. Plus it fits just as well as an OEM ‘shield, so installation won’t be an issue. Click here for more information.
SuperATV Half Windshield
SuperATV offers a Made-in-USA half windshield that is available in either clear or tinted and in regular or scratch-resistant models. Super ATV uses ¼-inch thick Makrolon polycarbonate, which is designed to be very strong and durable. The best part may be the price, which is outstanding for this level of quality. Click here for more information.