Product Reviews

Reviews of accessories, bolt-ons, and aftermarket products for ATVs, UTVs, and Side-x-Sides.

Trail Tested - Loud and Clear

The Amazing UCLEAR Helmet Communicator System
Written By: 
Wayne Davis

Some of our favorite off-road accessories have nothing to do with more power, better suspension, or conquering extreme terrain.  They’re about comfort or convenience, or sometimes they’re just cool!  One unique piece of equipment we’ve been using lately is the UCLEAR helmet communication system and after trying it, we’re hooked!

Product Test - Light Rider

We Install a Seizmik Accessory Light Bar & Lights
Written By: 
Moxie Karasek and Rick Engle

This is a really great accessory! We were excited about installing Seizmik’s light bar on our Polaris RZR 570, but when the kit arrived and we could see the quality of components and the thought that went into this kit, we couldn’t wait to get it installed and try it later that night. It only got better!

Night Rider

Trail Tested - The X-treme Gate

A New Way to Get More Out of, and Pack More Into Your Truck
Written By: 
Wayne Davis

We’re always looking for a way to get more out of every vehicle whether it’s an ATV or Side x Side or our truck.  The trouble is, with an ATV or Side x Side in the bed of our truck there’s barely any room left for any camping, hunting, or fishing gear.  While some of that can be jammed into the cab, a little more space in the back would be extremely handy.   The people from X-TREME GATE apparently had the same problem but they also came up with a unique solution.

Tie-Down Test - Mac's Security

Tips for Safe Hauling
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Until you can open the shed door and ride right to the trails, your deer blind, or the work site, you’ll need to haul your ATV or Side x Side sometimes.  That puts you squarely in the same boat as almost every other rider, and nothing would end your next adventure quicker than having your machine unload itself onto the road.  Whether you ride a Polaris, Yamaha, Can-Am or Arctic Cat, the one thing you must do is fasten it down securely.

Tech Tips - Cold Case

Winter Weather Tips for You and Your Machine
Written By: 
Frigid Staff

While western desert and dune riders rejoice as cooler weather creates prime riding conditions, the rest of the country prepares for Mother Nature’s worst as winter bites down. That doesn’t mean riding season is over for everyone outside the southwest though. There are still jobs to be done, wood to be hauled, hunting season is still open, and a trail ride through a white, wintery landscape reveals a quiet beauty all its own.

New Product Review - KFI Stealth Winch

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The great thing about ATVs and Side x Sides is their versatility.  Whether you ride across endless miles of barren desert, snow, shifting sand, or slimy mud, your ATV is uniquely suited for whatever type of terrain you come across.  There are parts you can add, though, that definitely increase your ATV or Side x Side’s versatility, and bigger tires and wheels, accessory storage, and a winch are at the top of the list.

New Product Test - Sport Shooter

Liquid Image Torque HD Goggles and Ego Xtreme Sports Camera
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By expert shooter, Pete Bengel

Sports cameras are like dandelions these days.  There are a ton of them on the market, and new ones seem to pop up overnight.  A small, mobile camera is a great tool for recording your off-road adventures.  For the average consumer, though, it can be pretty tough to decide based on specs alone, as most of the cameras are quite similar in design and features.

New Clutch Test - All Revved Up

We Test a Dalton Clutch Kit on the Polaris RZR 570
Written By: 
Wayne Davis

With all the high horsepower machines in the garage, you would think our diminutive Polaris RZR 570 would be feeling a little ignored and lonely, hardly ever getting out to the trail. Almost the complete opposite is true. On nearly every ride and adventure, regardless of how long or short the trip, the RZR 570 is at the top of our list and we sometimes force ourselves to leave it in the garage and take another machine instead. The RZR 570 is that much fun.

New Product Test - Hard Case

Testing the LifeProof Phone Case
Written By: 
Wayne Davis

Cell phones have burrowed their way into almost every type of activity these days.  They’re handy tools that can be a map, a gps system, a source of information, and even a rescue lifeline.  Thanks to countless apps, placing actual calls has almost become a secondary function, but other than a few techno-geeks who camp out overnight in front of the Apple store, most of us also feel a little too connected at times.  Nevertheless, if you’ve got a problem far from camp, you’ll happily grab your phone for help or directions.

New Product Test - Wicked Bilt Power Steering

A Great Upgraded for our RZR
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Yamaha was onto something when they introduced electronic power steering with their 2007 Grizzly ATV.  Since then more and more models either come equipped with EPS, or it’s at least an option right from the factory.  The advantages of power steering – less steering effort, reduced kickback, less arm fatigue – are hard to ignore, but not every machine has it.  Wicked Bilt can cure that!       


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