Cold-weather gear to help extend ATV season
Cold-weather ATV riding is growing as owners look to expand their riding season. But many riders become discouraged and park their ATV for winter because of the wet and cold. The right riding gear, however, can make long winter rides a blast instead of a drag.
BRP has taken its expertise in designing extreme conditions gear for Ski-Doo snowmobile riding and applied it to a collection of ATV-specific winter riding gear, including jacket ($299.99), highpants ($249.99), riding gloves ($84.99) and riding mitts ($74.99). Like with its Can-Am ATVs, BRP is improving the winter riding experience with technology and smart design.
The RPM MAX fabric used in the jacket and highpants is windproof and waterproof – but also breathable to allow perspiration to escape. Snow, mud and rain are further kept at bay by sealed seams and logos, a powder skirt and quadruple front zipper flap (jacket), and gaiters (highpants).
According to BRP, premium Primaloft Cresta insulation in the jacket and high pants won’t break-down and lose warmth, even after dozens of rides and washings. Also, critical areas, such as the knees and seat, have warmer insulation than the rest of the garment.
Designed specifically for ATV riding, the jacket and highpants are lightweight with excellent comfort and freedom of movement thanks to sleeves and legs pre-shaped into a riding position and accordion joints at the knees. The gloves and mitts include winter-riding features such as a Primaloft insulation, large gauntlets, wipers for clearing goggles or visors and antibacterial moisture management linings that not only keep hands dry, but help prevent odors. BRP says the technical fabrics of all these pieces dry quickly at a rest stop or after a ride.
The Can-Am Winter Jacket, Highpants, Riding Mitts and Riding Gloves are available now at Can-Am ATV dealers.