Every year during riding season, you put your machine through all the mud, water, and dirt the great outdoors have to offer — but when your ATVs and UTVs are off the trail and off duty, they need to be protected from those very same elements. Leaving your machine sitting out unprotected in the beating hot sun, the pouring rain or in the snow during the offseason is a surefire way to cause extensive and costly damage.

Protect your ATVs and UTVs for storage and trailering by purchasing a reliable cover that suits your needs. To help you make the final decision, here are a few of our current picks for the best ATV covers and best UTV covers on the market.

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1. Best ATV Cover: Carrep Waterproof ATV Cover

Carrep Waterproof ATV Cover

Available in three sizes to handle just about any single-seat ATV, this Carrep ATV cover is an affordable way to protect your machine when you aren’t out riding it.

Made out of UV stabilized, medium weight woven nylon, the cover is fully waterproof to help keep moisture off your your ATV. But beyond rain and snow protection, it also keeps tree sap (have you ever tried getting that off of anything?), dust, and gifts from the birds from damaging the surface of your machine.

It is also built to last with double stitched reinforced seams. Carrep boasts it can withstand up to 2000 psi of water pressure. but we wouldn’t recommend testing out that claim yourself.

Other features include windproof straps, reflective strips, and a storage bag.

2. Best UTV Cover: Kemimoto Waterproof UTV Cover

Kemimoto UTV Cover

Perfect for most two-seat UTVs, the Kemimoto UTV cover is made of durable 420D Oxford fabric, which is waterproof, wind-resistant, and tear-resistant. You can secure it in place with three adjustable buckles/straps which, combined with the elastic band at the bottom, help provide a snug and secure fit. Finally, air vents at the top allow moisture escape to help prevent mold from becoming a problem.

This is a universal fit cover and it is compatible with Can-Am Maverick Sport/Trail/X3, Can-Am Defender, Polaris RZR, Polaris General, Polaris Ranger, Kawasaki Teryx, Kawasaki Mule, Yamaha YXZ1000R, Yamaha Viking, Yamaha Wolverine, Honda Talon, and Honda Pioneer models, among others.

3. Tusk UTV Cover

One of the best-selling and highest-rated UTV covers online, owners love the Tusk UTV Cover not just because of its durability and fit, but also for its impressive low starting price. The Tusk UTV cover was designed with heavy-duty, water-repellent polyester and UV-resistant nylon. The rugged design protects your UTV or side-by-side from water, snow, and sun damage, while breathable vents prevent moisture and mildew buildup. While perfect for outdoor storage, this cover is not for trailering.

Also, though the cover has elastics to help it fit securely, some users suggest sizing up to allow full coverage of the tires – especially if you have attachments or bumpers.

4. Badass Moto Gear Heavy Duty ATV Cover

For ATV riders willing to spend a little extra, the Badass Moto Gear ATV Cover is a durable, reliable option for storing and trailering.

For ATV riders willing to spend a little extra, the Badass Moto Gear ATV Cover is a strong option for storing and trailering. This cover is offered in three sizes for ATVs up to 95” length. Available in black or camo print, both come with reflective strips to make the cover easier to see at night. Made of a heavyweight waterproof material with taped seams, it is extremely durable and built to last against the elements.

With built-in elastics at the front and rear, as well as four-way securing straps down the sides, the cover holds in place for storage or trailering. A tank access zipper also makes it easy to fuel up on your way to the trails. With consistently great reviews from owners and a three-year warranty, this Badass Moto cover is worth the extra cost.

5. Cabela’s Deluxe UTV Cover

A staple of outdoor life, Cabela’s products rarely fall short of expectations -- and their Deluxe UTV Cover is no exception.

A staple of outdoor life, Cabela’s products rarely fall short of expectations, and their Deluxe UTV Cover is no exception. This heavy-duty cover was built to withstand anything the elements can throw at your UTV. Unlike many lighter-weight covers that disintegrate with extended sun exposure, this cover was designed with heavy-duty 600 denier nylon with a special sun-blocking UV treatment. For the damper months, a polyurethane coating resists moisture while a soft cotton liner helps prevent scratching, and a shock-cord in the bottom hem keeps it snug. Although the heavy-duty material means it is durable and long-lasting, riders with mobility restrictions should keep in mind that it is quite heavy to put on and remove by yourself.

6. Dowco Guardian ATV Cover

The Dowco Guardian ATV Cover is a suitable option at a reasonable price, which is why it makes our list of the best ATV covers.

If you’re looking for an ATV cover to simply store your machine inside your garage, the Dowco Guardian ATV Cover is a suitable option at a reasonable price. Made of a lightweight polyester, this cover can be prone to ripping and water leakage when used outdoors in inclement weather, so it is best suited for basic indoor storage. Offered in black or camouflage, it comes in a variety of sizes with an elastic hem around the skirt.

Another great perk of this cover is a built-in interior pocket made to hold a Dowco alarm system (sold separately) to protect your ATV from thieves! With a starting price at under $50, this cover is a great basic solution for indoor storage that won’t break the bank.

Recent Updates

April 13, 2021: Added Kemimoto UTV cover.

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Are all ATV covers trailerable?

In a word...no. Cheaper ATV and UTV covers typically don't work well when being towed down the highway on an open trailer. A trailerable cover will have straps that make for a secure fit to keep the cover from flapping in the wind and potentially tearing. It will also be made of a durable material that can withstand highway speeds.



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1 Comment

DesertHam says:

I have no need for a cover for my new Honda Recon. It fits very nicely inside my 5′ x 8′ cargo trailer – a portable garage. My daughter has a new Honda Rancher which she parks inside her 5′ x 8′ cargo trailer. Dry and secure inside beats an outside cover any day.

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