Best ATV Jackets to Keep You Warm and Dry

Derrek Sigler
by Derrek Sigler

Be ready to ride when the temperatures drop

Quality ATV jackets are an essential piece of gear for those who take their off-road excursions serious. Here are some of our favorites you should consider.

If you are not in the heat of summer (and even sometimes then), the possibility of hitting cooler and wetter riding conditions is a distinct possibility. Quality riding jackets are an essential piece of gear for those who take their off-road excursions seriously, making it the perfect time to consider the various options that have made our must-have list.

To make the list, a jacket should be at least water-repellant, have ample room for movement, and (of course) look good. Here are some of the best ATV jackets available today to get you properly suited up for cool- or wet-weather riding.

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1. Editor's Choice: Klim Traverse

When you absolutely positively refuse to get wet, you should definitely consider the Klim Traverse. This is a true all-season jacket thanks to its GORE-TEX construction, keeping it both guaranteed waterproof and breathable. More durable than a normal rain jacket and less bulky than a full adventure jacket, the Klim Traverse makes for one the best ATV jackets money can buy.

Other features include 500D cordura overlays on the shoulders and outer arms, 3M Scotchlite reflective material, YKK zippers, adjustable elbow armor pad pockets, breathable open mesh liner, fleece-lined collar, two zippered hand pockets, and a whole lot more.

2. Fly Racing Patrol

The Fly Racing Patrol ATV jacket is very popular, and with good reason. They are reasonably priced, and configurable for all-day comfort. With plenty of ventilation you can keep air moving around all day, or if temperatures rise a little too high for you, the sleeves zip off and turn the jacket into a vest. It has reinforced elbow pads, and a neoprene neck collar for comfort, along with a windproof, waterproof and breathable shell.

3. Fox Racing Legion Downpour

Fox Racing makes some of the most stylish gear available, and its take on an off-road jacket is no exception—a little different, and very cool. The Legion is a form-fitting jacket with a TRUSEAL waterproof membrane, and 3L TRUMOTION 4-way stretch fabric construction. This means the jacket will allow full-range of movement, and keep you completely dry in the process. The Fox Legion Downpour riding jacket is also cut with a long tail to keep water from sneaking up on you from behind.

4. Answer Racing Ops Pack

One of the more affordable ATV jackets on our list, the Answer Racing Ops Pack jacket is designed to be folded and packed away until you need it. Great for strapping down to your ATV’s rack or shoving into a UTV glove box, the Ops Pack jacket features a lightweight waterproof shell, stashable hood, taped seams, reflective panels for added visibility, and it can be packed within itself for easy storage.

5. Carhartt Men's Dry Harbor

While not designed specifically as an ATV jacket or even for off-road recreation, the Carhartt Dry Harbor jacket would be a great option to keep around for when Mother Nature is throwing a fit. This jacket is built with Storm Defender fabric technology, which is a membrane that is applied to the fabric to keep water from reaching the rider while allowing sweat and heat to escape. Besides adding a fleece to wear underneath when it gets chilly, this jacket is all you need.

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Derrek Sigler
Derrek Sigler

Derrek's love for all things ATV started when he was a mere 11 years old, growing up on his family farm. His mom gave him and his sister a choice - get a horse, or a three-wheeler. The sister wanted the horse, and Derrek wanted the ATV. Luckily he won out, and was soon burning up the trails on a Yamaha Tri-Moto 200. By the time he was 14, he had saved enough of his own money by working on the farm and in his folks restaurant to buy a new 4-wheeler. That happened the day he and his mom were driving past the dealership and saw 1987 Banshee. His mom had no idea what he was buying, and he never looked back. He's been riding ever since, and been writing professionally for many years. He has ridden all over North America and been behind the controls of just about every machine out there. And yes, he still has his 1987 Yamaha Banshee.

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