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Five Features to Look for in the Best ATV/UTV Gear

Posted by Adam H. on Aug 25th 2020

Five Features to Look for in the Best ATV/UTV Gear


When you’re in the market for the best ATV and UTV gear to enhance your off-road adventures, there’s a lot out there to choose from. “Gear” is also a very general term that can refer to a lot of different things, from helmets to saddlebags to covers and even premium sound systems. However, despite how things are categorized, there are some general features that you’ll always want to keep in mind to make sure that you and your vehicles are outfitted with the best.

Obviously, you’ll be able to rearrange this list however you’d like and put the emphasis where it matters most to you, but the items below are features that absolutely need to be on your list.


Brand Authority

In an industry like this, brand authority means everything. How are you going to trust a company that knows nothing about motosports to provide you with the best gear? You should always buy products from reputable motosports brands within the industry to ensure that you’re getting your gear from people who know what they’re doing. Take the time to check out customer reviews and other business information if you want to make sure that you’re working with the best.

Another area that matters is customer service—after all, what happens if you buy something online and it doesn’t fit or doesn’t meet your needs when it arrives? You're going to need to return or exchange it, and that’s when a company shows itself. Find out what their return policies are like and how available their customer service is because this says a lot about their reputation.


Quality

This isn’t an area where you want to skimp, either. When you’re out on the trails or getting into some other adventure, the last thing you want is for your bag to rip, your helmet to crack, or even for your GPS infotainment system to lose its signal because you didn’t buy the one with the extender for off-road use. It doesn’t matter what gear we’re talking about because quality definitely matters. Otherwise, you’re just wasting money on stuff that you’re going to have to keep replacing and that isn’t giving you what you need.

Some people feel that since these are accessories and extras, for the most part, they may not matter as much when it comes to quality. However, you couldn’t be further from the truth. This is one area where you want to be certain that quality is on point. Just because it’s an “extra” or add-on doesn’t mean that it deserves less than the rest of your ride.


Technology

Some of the gear that you’ll buy will be electronic. Even the non-electronics, like helmets and outerwear, have been enhanced with technological improvements. Of course, when you’re shopping for your new accessories and add-ons, you’ll want to be sure that you’re getting the latest tech and the best tech features in your items. For example, stereo systems and infotainment systems are available that include built-in Bluetooth, WiFi hotspots, and other premium features. While these are typically reserved for luxury passenger vehicles, they can also be found in the motosports world if you’re willing to shell out the cash.

Technology can also be found in performance gear and accessories. High-tech performance add-ons can give you a lot more fun on the open road or even help you enjoy more technical adventures than you could have handled otherwise. The options are nearly endless, and you should take advantage of them as much as you can.


Safety Features

We’re all looking to have a good time. When it comes to going off-road and getting into adventures, part of that comes in knowing that you’re safe. While a certain level of risk is implied, it does help to know you’re protected in as many ways as possible. Whether it’s from premium materials, high-tech features, or gear that you can add to your ride, or even the weatherproof and extended range capabilities of your sound system or GPS, the safety features that you can find will give you peace of mind in many different ways.

Although it’s not a direct safety feature, this is also a good time to consider the warranty or guarantee that comes with a product. After all, it’s only as good to you and as safe to use as it is effective. It’s not a make-or-break element but having a warranty can increase your peace of mind in your purchase decision.


Bonus Fun

Now that the serious stuff has been covered, it’s time to discuss the most important part of the gear that you’re buying: enhancing your off-road adventures. In any of the equipment and accessories that you buy, you should always be on the lookout for bonus opportunities for added entertainment and enjoyment. After all, this is a hobby that’s all about having a good time. Even the most technical gear can still be fun if you do it right.

Get the speakers in your favorite color, or choose a premium cover for your ATV that costs a little more just because you like the way it looks better. This is supposed to be an enjoyable investment, not a practical one. If you’re already investing in the gear anyway, you might as well get what you like.


Never Settle for Less

The Internet makes it easy for you to find so much variety in the selection of available ATV and UTV gear today. You should have no trouble finding everything that you want. There are tons of buying guides that will dig into the technical specs and help you decide on the best of the best, and so much more. As for the rest, that’s going to be up to you. With these features in mind, it should be easier than ever for you to find all of the best ATV and UTV gear, no matter what you’re looking for or what kind of budget you have. 


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