What to Wear on Your ATV this Fall

what to wear on your ATV in the fall

What You Should Know About What to Wear on your ATV in Fall

We get it. The fall season is coming, but you’ve got no interest in putting your ATV away just yet; it’s still perfect riding weather! With the change of the season comes a drop in the temperatures, so just as much as you want to stay safe, you also have to stay warm and dry. If you’ve been riding around in shorts and kneepads, it’s time to put those away and invest in some quality gear to protect yourself. If you want to know what to wear on your ATV in the fall, read on.

make sure you've got a good helmet and pair of goggles for what to wear on your ATV in fall

Helmet and Goggles

No matter what the season is, your number one priority when riding an ATV should be to wear a helmet. An accident can happen at 5 mph or 50 mph, and there’s nothing more important you need to protect than your head. Additionally, most states legally require that you wear a helmet when you go riding.

Whether you’re looking for an open-faced or full-faced helmet, there are a few things you should look out for. In the pursuit of the utmost safety, you should look for “DOT” and/or “Snell” logos. These mean the helmet has passed rigorous safety standards.

Your helmet should also fit nice and snug, and should not rotate whatsoever once it’s been strapped on. Can you fit your thumb between your forehead and the helmet? Well, this indicates that the helmet is too big! It’s important to make sure that your helmet doesn’t obstruct your view. Above all, you need to have 100% of your peripheral vision when you’re riding. 

If you’re looking for an open-faced helmet, you should also shop around for goggles. You don’t want the sheer wind to hit your face, or for bugs to collide with your face!

Yamaha has a great collection of affordable helmets, all of which are DOT approved. Are you shopping around for open-face helmets? If so, be sure to check out their eyewear and check to ensure the goggles fit your helmet.

make sure you have riding jerseys and jackets, too!

Riding Jerseys and Jackets

Whether it’s hot or cold, your first layer should be some kind of long-sleeved shirt when you ride an ATV. The long sleeve shirt works in tandem with your riding jacket when you take a spill. If anything manages to pierce the lining of your jacket, you have an added layer of protection. It’s made to prevent (just about) anything from penetrating your skin.

You can wear any kind of shirt while you’re ATV riding. But we highly recommend investing in some riding jerseys for the most comfort. They’re made from moisture-wicking materials that protect you from elements like snow or rain, keeping you warm and dry. If your fall season is warm enough to ride around in just a jersey, make sure to invest in one with good elbow pads. A little insurance goes a long way when considering what to wear on your ATV in Fall.

If your fall season is a little cooler, you should invest in a riding jacket. These jackets are well-padded. They feature lining that is designed to retain your body heat, keeping you toasty no matter where you’re riding. Just like the jerseys, they’re also made from moisture-wicking materials.

Can-AM makes some great jerseys with quick-dry, antibacterial, moisture-wicking fabric and a mesh fabric for extra ventilation. If you’re shopping for jackets, check out Suzuki’s Adventure Jacket, with plenty of cargo pockets and a zip-out thermolite liner.

wondering what to wear on your ATV in Fall ? definitely riding pants!

Riding Pants

A good pair of long pants serve the same purpose as long sleeve shirts and jackets. Which is to say they protect your skin and your joints should you suffer any kind of fall. ATV safety is serious and is important from head to toe.

An ATV is hot and you need to protect your legs, but you also don’t want to overheat yourself. Here’s the issue with traditional jeans or pants. They offer no form of ventilation and very little in the way of actual protection. We recommend specially designed pants for riding.

The benefits of these start with the rugged materials that they’re made from, preventing any rips and tears. They’re also well-padded! Which is great for protecting all parts of your legs. But especially the part that typically takes the most impact: your knees. They’re designed with ventilation and flexibility in mind. Further ensuring that you’re safe and comfortable no matter what you’re riding or in what season.

Check out these polyester riding pants from Yamaha! They feature reinforced panel in the inner knee for heat. As well as abrasion protection and stretch inserts for added flexibility and comfort.

what to wear on your ATV in Fall, or any season!

What to Wear on Your ATV in Fall, or Any Season!

It’s always riding season if you’ve got the right gear. We hope we’ve provided you with some valuable information about what to wear on your ATV in the fall. Be prepared for the changing seasons and shop around for the accessories that fit your style and preference.

If your ATV isn’t quite ready to ride, we can help you find just the part that you need. And if you’re tryin’ to find some sweet spots to take the ATV, check out one of the lists we made of the best ATV parks around!

TMS Buyers Guide: Top Dirt Bike Gear of 2019

check out our list of our favorite dirt bike gear from 2019

Top of the Line Motorcross Apparel from 2019

Having good protective dirt bike gear is important as having a good dirt bike. The right knee guards and road helmets are going to keep you safe in dicey situations. However, it’s not all just about protection either. You don’t want to be riding around wearing jerseys or pants that don’t fit your aesthetic style. 

We know how hard it can be to find good dirt bike riding gear that suits your safety needs but also keeps you looking good on the track or trail. That’s why we’ve put together this list of our favorite MX gear from the latest and greatest brands in 2019.

Awesome Dirt Bike Gear to Rock from Head to Toe

For the discerning shopper, or maybe just the indecisive one, here’s a list of great dirt bike apparel to keep you riding safely and in style. 

Helmets 

some of the best dirt bike gear you can get is a helmet

Troy Lee Designs – D3 Carbon Jet Helmet

Gear experts Troy Lee Designs are always on the cutting edge of gear in the motocross dirt bike world. With the help of pro-riders like Cam Zink, Steve Peat, and Alise Willoughby (just to name a few), they created the revolutionary D3 carbon jet helmet

This helmet is made from lightweight materials and designed for high-flow ventilation. The D3 helmet was designed to be easy to wear while giving you ultimate protection. It utilizes MIPS (Multi-directional Impact Protection System) to reduce strain on your brain should you fall off your bike.

Fox Racing – V1 Matte Helmet

Fox’s redesign of the V1 Matte helmet is better than ever! One of the best safety features introduced is its MVRS or Magnetic Visor Release System. Previously, the visor was held in place with three screws. This could become dangerous in the event of ground impact. The visor could cause excessive jerking or unnatural movements upon impact.

However! The newly designed visor stays rigidly in place when you need it, so no worries. And in the event of a crash, it will safely prevent any further injury that might occur. Another great feature is the new removable inner lining and cheek pads that make cleaning your helmet a breeze.

Neck Braces

make sure your dirt bike gear includes a good neck brace

Leatt – GPX 3.5 Neck Brace 

Leatt has proven themselves to be a strong contender in the neck brace world! Their neck braces are known for reducing the risk of serious neck injuries up to 47%. They’ve done this by creating high-quality dirt bike gear. And without a doubt, the GPX 3.5 is certainly one of them.

It’s designed for ultimate safety and for comfort with every body size and type. The thoracic strut is entirely adjustable to give you the ultimate comfort while also staying safe. And it was also designed to snap off before applying an amount of pressure to the rider’s back that might cause injury. 

EVS – R3

Also makers of quality products, EVS has something special with their new R3 race collar. It has a simple design with easy locking straps and can attach to almost any chest protector. It has a soft-density core which allows for even energy dissipation on impact, and the outer ballistic nylon shell is completely washable. 

Best of all, it comes in both adult and youth sizes, so if you get one for yourself and like it, you can pick one up for the younger riders at home, too. You should start ‘em young on dirt bikes, but start ‘em even younger on dirt bike safety.

Jerseys 

gotta have a great jersey

Troy Lee Designs – Skyline Women’s Camo LS Jersey

Let’s face it, the dirt biking world is a bit of a boy’s club. But just like the rest of the world, we’re starting to see great dirt bike gear designed specifically for the rest of us. A prime example is this great women’s dirt biking jersey from Troy Lee Designs.

The Skyline jersey was made specifically with the shape of the female body in mind for the ultimate comfort and full range of movement. It has lycra neck panels in the back that allow for greater ease of putting the jersey on, and reduced chaffing once you’re on the trail. Not to mention it has a scoop neck collar to give you some extra breathability in the chest area. 

O’Neal – Element Shred

With it’s V-neck collar, tagless design, and sewn in elbow pads, the Element Shred jersey was designed for ultimate comfort when you’re on your motocross bike. It comes in a wide range of sizes for adults from small all the way up to XXL, all featuring a relaxed fit. Who says looking good needs to be uncomfortable?

This dirt bike gear is made from breathable materials to keep you sweating less, which is great. And it’s moisture-wicking for when you do sweat… which is verrrrry likely, wouldn’t you say? It also has an extended tail to make sure your jersey stays tucked in, protecting you in a fall.  If you like the look of the jersey, check out the full gear set! You won’t be disappointed. 

Gloves 

if you're looking for dirt bike gear, you better add gloves to the list!

Troy Lee Designs – Yamaha GP RS1

If you know TMS Parts, you already know we love Yamaha. That’s why we had to show you these great Yamaha gloves from Troy Lee Designs. The Yamaha GP RS1 gloves come in the classic red, white, and blue Yamaha colors with their logo on the palm. That way, you can wear what you love while you ride what you love. 

The gloves feature a two-way stretch spandex design and lightly padded palms to give you the ultimate comfort in your riding gloves. With Velcro straps and fingers made from thermoplastic rubber, you can count on these for a long life of rugged use.

O’Neal – Matrix

O’Neal’s Matrix gloves were designed to be simple, but don’t let that make you think it’s not a great quality glove. Of course it’s a great glove! It’s made by O’Neal! The Matrix glove is made with lightweight materials and designed for slip-on use that makes it feel like these gloves are a second skin.

The palms are made with synthetic leather and double-layer thumb reinforcement so that no matter how much you abuse them, these gloves are going to last. 

Pants 

pants are one of the best pieces of dirt bike gear to have

Fox Racing – Flexair Honda Pants

Keeping on with our favorite Motocross brands are the Flexair Honda pants from Fox Racing. Just like Fox’s name suggests, the pants were designed for racers. They have a four-way stretch TruMotion fabric that gives you all of the mobility you could ask for while still being good, protective pants. 

This model removes the inner comfort-liner, giving enhanced breathability and comfort. This also means that they can slip easily over knee-braces, eliminating binding and improving leg-articulation. 

Fly Racing – Lite Hydrogen

Fly Racing is always getting feedback on their Lite Hydrogen pants from their team of professional and amateur riders. The Lite Hydrogen pants are all about a lightweight design for enhanced movement, while still giving the rider the ultimate comfort. 

This model is almost a full 5 ounces lighter than the previous season’s model. They are able to do this by reducing material in the back of the knee and lower leg by replacing it with mesh material. Not only does this make the pants lighter, but also gives them unparalleled breathability. 

Knee Braces 

knee braces are super important on the motocross track

Leatt – Z Frame

Leatt only makes high-quality gear. However, that doesn’t mean that it has to break the bank. That’s why they listened to their riders and made this more affordable pair of knee braces, the Z Frame

While this model isn’t as stiff as their C-Frame or X-Frame designs, they are still CE certified and reduce the risk of injury of the ACL, MCL, and meniscus. The Z-frame features injected composite chassis, and aluminum hinged knee brace covers for rigidity and endurance.

POD – K8 2.0

If you only want the best, check out these awesome knee braces from POD, the K8 2.0. They’re made with layers of military-grade carbon fiber sheets that are pressed, heated, and molded to yield the ultimate strength while remaining lightweight.

These braces are fully CE impact tested and certified, and if that’s not enough for you, they back up these braces with a 5-year warranty. Can’t find better dirt bike gear than this!

Boots

make sure you have the right dirt bike boots before you get on that track!

Troy Lee Designs Alpinestar Tech 7

Sometimes when you put on a boot, it feels like it wasn’t designed with a human’s foot in mind. Thankfully, that’s definitely not the case with TLD’s new Alpinestar Tech 7. The interior is designed with forefoot and lower toe boxes that make it easier to shift improve your control over the rear brake. 

The upper boot is constructed with microfiber material that is both flexible and abrasion-resistant. The contoured calf protector plate is made with a high modulus polymer and provides increased protection from impact, without sacrificing your range of movement.

Fly Racing – FR5

If you’re looking for a strong boot with some serious style, it doesn’t get much better than Fly Racing’s FR5. It has that classic all-black look of a traditional motorcycle boot. But with a level of protection that you’ll never find on a highway rider’s foot. 

The interlocking thermoplastic polyurethane heel connects to the lateral/medial pieces for full coverage of your foot, and unrivaled ankle support. On the inside, you’ll find a soft-interior foam that will cradle your foot like a cloud. 

Only the Best Dirt Bike Gear

get only the best dirt bike gear this year

Here at TMS, we only accept the best in dirt bike riding gear, and we know that you wouldn’t expect anything less from us. So we hope you enjoyed this look at some of the best dirt bike riding gear on the market in 2019. 
The quality of the bike you ride is important to how much fun you have, sure. But the quality of your gear is what’s going to protect you when the worst happens.

So make sure you’re only riding with the best! And if you’re wondering about where you could ride, check out our blog about the top-50 dirt bike tracks we love… we’ve found one for every state!

Hot HJC Helmets to Keep You Cool

Things can feel a bit hot-headed when shopping for the motorcycle helmet to best suit your needs. It can be a complicated and intense affair sifting through your options, especially with so many awesome HJC helmets to choose from!

Here we aim to give you a better idea of what HJC helmet will be the best one for you — without trying on fifteen of them one after the other!

(And, bonus, we also ship free to the lower 48 states with any order over $89!)

Trying to determine why you need a helmet in the first place? Well, that’s, pretty easy: without a helmet, you might lose your head! While years of experience and understanding of the road can create a very skilled rider, it’s not always what we are doing out there that we have to worry about. While you are a confident, safe, and aware rider, it’s often the other people that you have to keep an eye on. And, of course, you also want to keep your passengers safe and comfortable, too.

HJC Helmet on a Female Passenger

Your helmet is your lifeline if you are ever involved in an accident or are knocked off your bike for any reason. We hope this doesn’t happen, but if something does, it’s crucial you have a helmet to protect that beautiful noggin of yours! So why not pick out one of the awesome HJC helmets that are on the market now?

At TMS Parts, we are dedicated to providing you both quality and safety driven equipment. All of our HJC helmets follow the required safety standards and systems.

These Smokin’ Hot HJC Helmets Will Keep You Cool

During the summer months, the weather can be brutal for you as a rider, and also for your passengers. It’s the time of year where all of the safety gear that one might use ( i.e., jackets and other layers of riding gear) can be extremely uncomfortable and possibly deter you from riding.

Helmets are no exception. But thankfully, they don’t have to be!

HJC helmets will keep you cool on a hot open road like this one in Moapa Valley

A ventilated helmet can help with that uncomfortable summer heat. There are a few different vents available in helmets, the most common being ventilation for the back and/or top of the head and/or chin (you have customizable options!).

Bear in mind that proper positioning of the helmet is also key to optimal ventilation; these vents will help provide airflow for a more comfortable (and cool) riding experience.

So we’ve shared the importance of starting your helmet search by choosing the safest, most ventilated options. Now here is a selection of HJC helmets that will be sure to keep you, and your passengers, cool throughout the dog days of summer.

4 HJC Helmets to Keep You Cool and Safe

HJC Helmets: RPHA 11 Pro Boba Fett 

HJC Helmets - Boba Fett Helmet

Who isn’t fascinated by what’s out in space, or the stories inspired by the vast unknown? Of those, one of the most popular, elaborate tales that has spanned generations is none other than Star Wars!

The battle between the Resistance and the Empire is a classic tale that keeps us heading to the movie theaters and buying merch to show our love for one side or the other. And now you can cruise up and down the streets with one of the super cool HJC helmets, your very own Boba Fett helmet.

The Boba Fett helmet is fine-tuned helmet with a streamlined design. It’s one of the HJC helmets that is guaranteed to not only keep you safe but also keep you cool. It has a shell design for great airflow ventilation and an ACS advanced channeling ventilation system to keep your head nice and cool when the heat is on.

Just like the bounty hunter, this helmet is ready for anything thrown its way. It is made with premium integrated matrix plus (a combination of carbon fiber, aramid, fiberglass, organic non-woven fabric) to protect your head from a potentially harmful fall off your ride, or from the blaster hiding around the corner waiting for you.

The Boba Fett HJC Helmet Features:

  • Aerodynamic shell structure for extreme performance at maximum speeds
  • Max Air-flow Top Vent – new rubber trim on each vent control gives a good feel for easy and precise adjustments
  • Brand new forehead vent – air intake at the forehead gives a cooling down for the entire head
  • RapidFire II Shield Replacement System – simple and secure shield ratchet system gives a quick and easy way for installing and replacement
  • Enlarged eye port gives a much bigger range of visuals for the rider
  • Automatic shield locking system with spring controlled lever
  • Optically-superior Anti-fog Lens prepared 2D Flat-Racing Shield
  • Eyewear friendly EPS shape with special channels built into the helmet interior
  • Multicool interior – advanced anti-bacterial fabric provides enhanced moisture wicking and quick drying function (fully removable and washable interior)
  • Emergency kit (cheek pads) has an easy removal feature as part of the helmet interior and reflective patches are attached near the rear for safety enhancement
  • Recessed area for speakers molded into the EPS to allow flexibility in speaker placement for a custom fit
  • DOT & ECE approved

HJC Helmets: IS-17 Deadpool 

HJC Helmets - Deadpool Helmet

Unfortunately, we don’t have the healing powers of Deadpool. We can’t grow back that huge chunk taken out of the side of our head if we didn’t have a helmet on. We can, though, embrace the wild, free, and slightly insane attitude and spirit that is the Marvel anti-hero Deadpool with one of these awesome HJC helmets.

This crazy character is all about comfort, and daredevil antics, and that is exactly what this helmet is all about. It has an advanced polycarbonate composite shell for added protection and a lightweight feel that won’t leave you with a super hot, sweaty head. It also boasts a streamlined design that lets you push on that need for speed when you’re reeving that engine on your bike.

The Deadpool HJC Helmet Features:

    • Optically-superior Pinlock 100% Max Vision-prepared Face Shield – 3D design provides 95% UV protection, anti-scratch coating, and is prepared for the ultimate anti-fog system
    • One-Touch Integrated SunShield – 3-stage adjustable, smoke-tinted, and anti-scratch SunShield deploys quickly and easily
    • RapidFire II shield replacement system – simple and secure shield ratchet system provides quick, tool-free removal and installation
    • SuperCool Interior – moisture-wicking and antibacterial fabric (crown and cheek pads are fully removable and washable)
  • Glasses groove can accommodate riders who wear glasses
  • DOT approved

HJC Helmets: CL-Max 2 Friction 

HJC Helmets - Max Friction 

Now, this is definitely one of the slick and easy to handle HJC helmets; so much so that all of your straps and snaps lock with the capability of just one hand. Like the other HJC helmets we offer, this one is designed with ACS ventilation to keep you cool even during the hottest and most humid days of summer. The Max Friction keeps the heat and humidity out and lets in the breeze.

And just like our other high-quality helmets, this one is coated with an advanced polycarbonate shell to give you that extra protection without the added insulation. It comes with all of the bells and whistles of our higher-priced products, but it won’t break the bank. If you’re looking for an understated, sleek design that comes in a variety of style options, this is just what you are looking for.

The CL-Max 2 Friction HJC Helmet Features:

    • Ready for Bluetooth communication
    • Adjustable Polycarbonate Chinbar – lightweight, superior fit and comfort using advanced CAD technology.
    • Single-button Chinbar/Face Shield Release
    • Optically Superior Face Shield 95% UV protection.
    • QuickSlide Shield Replacement System (HJ-17 Shield)
    • Bioceramic Nylex Moisture-wicking Interior – anti-bacterial, removable, and washable.
  • Standard Certification: DOT approved

HJC Helmets: IS-17 Ironman 

HJC Hemlets - IS-17 Ironman

Not all of us can be genius, billionaire, playboy philanthropists, but wearing this helmet might help you indulge your inner child and become Ironman. Like the armor of Tony Stark, this helmet is guaranteed to keep you safe and protected, which the HJC brand promises.

You don’t have to fear your face shield losing visibility; it’s anti-scratch, anti-fog, and offers 95% UV protection. In the Marvel Universe, Stark Industry is known for providing top of the line and state of the art technology. You have that same guarantee with this HJC helmet with its advanced CAD technology. It provides you with the ultimate comfort and fit. Put on the suit! Or at least put on the helmet, and let’s hit the road! 

The IS-17 Ironman HJC Helmet Features:

    • Advanced Polycarbonate Composite Shell – advanced CAD technology
    • One-Touch Integrated SunShield – 3-stage adjustable, smoke-tinted and anti-scratch SunShield
    • RapidFire II shield replacement system provides ultra-quick, tool-less removal and installation
    • SuperCool Interior – moisture-wicking and antibacterial fabric (crown and cheek pads are fully removable and washable)
  • Glasses groove can accommodate riders who wear glasses
  • Standard Certification: DOT approved

Before We Wrapup These Sweet HJC Helmets, Let’s Talk Helmet Safety

Understanding Helmet Safety Systems

Helmet safety follows one of three different safety standard systems. Those safety standard systems are DOT, SNELL, and ECE.

The DOT (Department of Transportation) standards are the American federally mandated standard requirements. Your state’s DOT set the minimum public standard criteria of riding motorcycles on public streets.

The SNELL (Snell Memorial Foundation) is an American non-profit organization that focuses on both helmet and head-related safety gear for motorcycles, bicycle racing helmets, auto racing helmets and more. As a private voluntary standard guide, it allegedly has higher standards than the DOT.

The ECE (Economic Commission for Europe) is a European set of standards created in the late 50s via an agreement with the United Nations. These sets of rules are accepted in 47 countries and are quite similar to the DOT standards.

These three systems of standards assist in determining helmet safety and are vital towards making the right decision for quality riding gear. They are determined because of their impact capabilities. All of the HJC helmets here fall under one, or more, helmet safety certifications.

Toss Your HJC Helmet on and Hit the Road

The open road is calling out for you to jump on that beast and go! You don’t want to be spending your time trying to look for the right helmet for you, helmet after helmet, and fit after fit.

Where is that guarantee for something reliable, tough, stylish, and that will keep your head safe, comfortable, and cool?

Why not embrace the kid that got into a bit of trouble or mischief, and be that Superhero for a moment. Become that bounty hunter or the man that breaks the fourth wall all the time.

Become Ironman with the HJC helmet

And while you’re out on the open road, there’s that guarantee that you will be safe and protected. Oh, and you will keep nice and cool thanks to the ACS ventilation on your HJC helmet. Lose the heat and hit the gas!

Other pieces of armor or tech needed before you adventure off?

TMS Parts has all the gear and accessories you’ll need!