WHAT IT IS: MOOSE SEATBELT SLEEVES
Moose seatbelt sleeves are fabric sleeves covered with soft, synthetic fur that prevents seat belts from chafing your neck and shoulders. The sleeves have hook-and-loop closures that allow them to install over seat belts. Moose seatbelt sleeves are 2 x 11 inches and are sold in pairs. Each pair is $9.95.
Seat belts are a must for enjoying UTVs safely, but they can cause annoying discomfort. Not every machine’s seat design, position and seatbelt routing suits every rider’s size and driving style, so some conflict is inevitable. The sleeves install over seat belts in minutes and put soft, synthetic fur between you and the pressure from the belt and its rough edges.
We used the sleeves on a Can-Am Maverick Sport Max, a machine that only caused mild seatbelt discomfort, so we adjusted the seat to make the seat belt more uncomfortable. With the seatbelt sleeves installed, the improvement in comfort was huge, and they also added comfort in a proper seat position where the belts didn’t seem annoying initially.
The sleeves don’t hamper seatbelt function at all, but if they get wet, they stay wet longer than the standard seat belt. That’s only an issue if you ride soon after you wash your machine or hit water while riding. If you’re wearing waterproof riding gear, you’ll only notice less discomfort from your seat belts.
You need seat belts to protect you, but many UTVers also need protection from their seat belts. Moose seatbelt sleeves are inexpensive, install easily and improve comfort, even on machines with belts that aren’t that annoying. You’ll really like them if your machine’s seat belts are seriously uncomfortable.
PRICE: $9.95 per pair
See UTV Action’s guide to harness seat belts here: https://utvactionmag.com/buyers-guide-utv-safety-belt-harnesses/