Comedian Ron White once had a joke about a guy who claimed he could withstand the wind from a category 5 hurricane. White’s punchline was, “It wasn’t THAT the wind was blowing, but rather WHAT the wind was blowing. If you get hit with a Volvo, it doesn’t matter how many sit-ups you can do.” It’s a funny bit, but also really quite true, and it has a bearing on whether or not you think UTV helmets are necessary.
To the uninitiated, all you need to start riding an ATV or UTV is to go out and buy a vehicle. Technically speaking, it’s hard to argue with that logic. But in practice, there are a number of things we think every off-roader should have before ever going out for a rip – and an even longer list of things that would be very helpful (or at least nice) to have.
Shopping for the best kids ATV helmets can be tough with so many brands and features you have to take into consideration. We help make your shopping simple with our list of best helmets that are sure to fit every budget while keeping your little rider as safe as possible.
When it comes to your safety, no piece of powersports equipment in your arsenal will ever be so important as your helmet. Scrapes and scratches can ruin your ride, and broken bones can leave you down for the count for a season, but a head injury is much more serious than that. Given how high the stakes are, you would be wise to think carefully about the piece of equipment you’re entrusting with the task of protecting your noggin from damage. Read reviews, pay special close attention to specs, and when in doubt, stick to well-known, reputable brands. If that all sounds like a Herculean effort, we’re here to help ease the pain with our “Everything You Need To Know” series, which aims to arm you with all the information you need to find the right helmet for you. In this article, we’re taking a look at the Fox V3 helmet, examining its features, designs, available sizes, possible alternatives, and real owner reviews.
For many of us, it was our father, or father-figure, who helped start us onto our path with ATVs and UTVs. He got us our first machines and taught us the right and wrong ways to ride. Or, perhaps you were the one to introduce him to the sport and now he loves it as much as you do. Either way, you and your dad now share a mutual love of ATVs and off-roading. What better way to celebrate this Father’s Day than by helping him enjoy it that much more?
Off-road helmets are a must have piece of safety equipment for every rider and passenger. We all know this, too. Anyone who has ever taken a serious spill on an ATV, UTV dirt bike or other fun toy, and had any sort of contact with his/her head, can attest that helmets are truly necessary. Helmet technology has taken massive leaps forward in safety lately. The Multi-Impact Protection System, or MIPS system was adapted by most of the manufacturers, but some have looked to surpass it, looking for ways to offer more protection. One of the latest helmets to offer extended protection is the new Fly Racing Formula Carbon Fiber helmet. We’ve been testing one for a while now and feel it is one of the best carbon fiber helmets you can buy.
There are two main reasons to take the time to dress properly for a day of riding in the sand dunes – safety and comfort. Not adhering to those two tenants can ruin your day, your riding season and much more if you’re not careful. But have no fear! We’re here to give you some helpful pointers that will help make your dune-shredding fun and comfortable as well as safe.
Kali Protectives usually has a strong presence at big industry events and the inaugural American International Motorcycle Exhibition in Orlando, Fla. is no exception. We picked up one of the lightest off-road helmets ever made in the Kali booth this year.
Weighing under 1000 grams (about two pounds), Kali says its Shiva helmet ($499) incorporates a 30% smaller and lighter profile than any of its competitors.