— The UTV Action team selected five of our favorite jackets we like to wear during off-roading excursions in the winter months. The companies that make these jackets have had years of experience at keeping off-roaders happy. They’re regularly bought by dirt bike riders, quad riders, snowmobilers and they have the features UTV drivers like as well. Their adjustability, unzipped ventilation and clever pockets come in handy while out on the trails.
AXO GLIDE JACKET, $169.99
Axo’s Glide jacket is designed for riding in inclement weather and offroad. The Glide jacket is lightweight and packed with different configurations for comfort and safety. It has an anti-bacterial and anti-sweat perforated lining. It has removable sleeve vents on the front, arms and back for great airflow. It also offers large internal and external pockets, back pocket for hydro-pack, and a frontal grommet to hold the hydro-pack’s hose. The Glide also has arm, waist and bottom adjustments and reflective inserts for safety in low light. This jacket comes in several colors, including black, blue, red, and orange. Sizes run from small to 3XL.
CONTACT: 661-257-0916 or www.axo.com
FOX LEGION NECK BRACE JACKET, $169.99
The Fox Legion jacket transforms from a warm, fully padded jacket to a fully ventilated vest with only a few zipper pulls. It’s constructed of Dobby polyester fabric; it also features a multitude of intelligent, secure and weatherproof storage options for all conditions. The best feature of this jacket is its collar. It allows you to mount your neck brace into the collar that will keep it from bouncing around. This collar is also removable if you want to ride without a neck brace. The Legion jacket has YKK zippers throughout the design, removable sleeves, rear storage pocket, 3M DWR water-repellent coating, large zippered vents on the main body and hydration hose access. This jacket comes in black/gray only. Sizes range from small to 2XL.
CONTACT: 888-369-7223 or www.foxracing.com
MOOSE RACING QUALIFIER JACKET, $99.95
Moose Racing’s new Qualifier enduro jacket is a lightweight, entry-level jacket that is ideal for ATV and UTV enthusiasts alike. It offers a high-denier woven polyester chassis with double-stitched seams, along with a water-resistant shell on the exterior. Two-in-one design with zip-off sleeves for summer rides. There are five adjustable vents: one back, two front chest, and two pit vents under the arms for great ventilation without removing the jacket. Breathable and moisture-wicking polyester mesh is used for the jacket lining. For now, the only color option is a black/gray/white colorway. Sizes range from small to 3XL.
CONTACT: www.moosracing.com for their dealer locator
O’NEAL BAJA JACKET, $99.99
The O’Neal Baja is a windproof and water-repellent enduro jacket. It offers a width adjuster in the collar for added comfort, a waterproof front zipper, nine water-resistant pockets, zippered vents, size-adjustable sleeves, stretch areas for added flexibility and a large rear pocket for storage. This jacket is available in black and in sizes small to 2XL.
CONTACT: 800-32-ONEAL or www.oneal.com
THOR PHASE JACKET, $129.95
Thor’s Phase jacket is its price-point line of all-weather jackets. For warmer days, it has zip-off sleeves that convert it to a vest. A rear cargo pocket is for essentials or to store the sleeves. A cool option: pack the jacket into itself and wear it as a fanny pack with the included waist belt. Other features include a two-way front zip that adapts to your riding position, precurved elbows, interior drawstring waist closure, hook-and-loop gaiter cuffs, internal fleece-lined audio pocket, oversized front/rear exhaust vents that prevent over-heating, and reflective strip for increased visibility. This jacket comes in three colors: black, cement/navy, charcoal/orange. Sizes range from small to 3XL.