MOOSE RACING XC1 RAIN JACKET

— UTV Action Product Test —

Moose Racing specializes in hard parts and riding gear for dirt bike and ATV riders, and the Moose Utility Division now covers UTV riders as well. The new Moose Racing XC1 rain jacket is an addition to the ADV1, Expedition, Qualifier and XCR lines of off-road gear for all OHV enthusiasts. Since we’re not big fans of full windshields on our UTVs, this time of year is a great time to test the new XC1 rain jacket.

The XC1 rain jacket and wind breaker has a vented liner and rear vent for extra protection and temperature control, and two inside pockets keep your cellphone and personal items dry and handy.

FEATURES:

The XC1 rain jacket comes in sizes small to XXXX large and has an adjustable collar, hem and cuffs. It has two side pockets for hands or gloves and two internal pockets with YKK zippers for personal items. There is also a rear fixed vent for temperature regulation.

CONSTRUCTION:

The XC1 is made of a seam-sealed, laminated nylon shell that is light-weight, waterproof and windproof. It has mid-weight nylon panels in the shoulder and elbow areas for added durability, and the main zipper is water-proof as well. Cuff and collar have hook-and-loop closures.

WHO’S IT FOR?

Anyone who likes to stay dry in the driving rain or working on our UTVs on the side of the trail.

PERFORMANCE:

We wore the XC1 in several heavy downpours, and it did a great job of keeping us dry. It also cuts the cold wind at speeds up to 75 mph (the vehicle’s top speed), and the main zipper never leaked or let in cold air. We also wore the XC1 while deep-sea fishing in Baja, and it kept us dry in the salt spray and rain. We wiped the salt off afterwards, and it was good to go.

THE VERDICT:

Moose’s XC1 rain jacket keeps the freezing rain and cold wind out of our often-soggy spring UTV rides. It fits well and keeps us warm and our cellphone and wallet dry. Our XXL XC1 even fits inside the HMF Racing X3 glove box panel kit when the weather gets warmer. Don’t leave home without it; we don’t.

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