Camping out and exploring the back-country trails go hand in hand.All it takes is the right machine, and the right gear.Our Jeep Wrangler, our Can-Am ATVs, and our Napier Sportz SUV tent are the perfect combination.
Whether you trail ride, race, or use your ATV or Side x Side for work the one piece of gear you must own is a quality helmet. They’ll protect you during that unexpected roll in the dirt we’ve all taken, and even when your head meets the steel roll bar on your Side x Side. Luckily, there are many high quality, affordable helmets to choose from. We’ll help you find one that fits.
Busting through drifts and plowing through mud is a blast, right up until you get cold. FLY RACING can help with that, and recently we tried their wet weather gloves and two jackets that make a huge difference in trail comfort.
At first glance most goggles seem pretty similar, and many riders don’t look for anything more than the ability to keep grit from the trail or track out of their eyes as their primary concern. If it fits in their helmet and doesn’t make everything in front of the bike look like a carnival house of mirrors, they’re good to go! Experienced riders want something much better however. Try a couple different goggle types and you’ll quickly come to appreciate the differences between brands. Recently we tried an all-new goggle technology and the performance is eye opening.
A new set of gloves is always nice, but it’s not usually something we get overly excited about. After all, if they fit well and keep our hands protected or warm, we’re usually “happy, happy, happy,” as the guy from Duck Dynasty would say. Recently though, we tried a new set of gloves from Cabela’s that took hand comfort and convenience to a whole new level.
Camping is part of many people’s trail and travel plans and we’ve decided to list some of the basics needed for a riding and camping adventure. We always go for gear that is durable, compact, and easy to pack on an ATV or Side x Side. Here are our favorites:
The one injury athletes in every sport fear is devastating damage to the spine. However remote the possibility, it’s always there and for the unfortunate few who suffer such an injury, it’s almost always a life changing event. Thankfully, new materials, better methods, and advanced medical research have aided the recovery for some, but nothing beats doing all you can to avoid the injury in the first place.
Visit any ride area and you will find women, lots of women, out enjoying riding just as much as the guys. Ask any fun-loving girl if she wants to go riding and the result will almost always be an enthusiastic, “yes!” For the most part, riding an ATV or Side x Side is a pretty gender neutral sport and women can ride anything the guys can, often times even better, but there is one area where they have sadly been left behind. Women have been largely overlooked by the companies that make riding gear and mostly end up wearing gear made for guys.