What to wear when riding ATV/UTV in the desert

Excited about your next off-road riding adventure, but you’re still thinking about what clothing to wear? We all know that off-road trails mean fun and getting dirty. If this is your case, no worries, you’re in the right place. This post is intended to provide you with some tips for choosing trail riding clothes and accessories.

First of all, let’s think about the desert. When you’re going to the desert, you need to protect yourself from the external elements. It is essential to protect yourself from the harsh sun and the blowing sand. Depending on the season, you need to prepare yourself for hot or cold weather conditions. Let’s see what the appropriate clothes and shoes that you should wear when riding side by side in the desert are.

What should you wear for a ride in the desert?

During summertime, it’s crucial to wear clothes that protect your skin from the harsh sun and blowing sand. Cotton is a good fabric for this type of weather, as wearing loose cotton clothes with long sleeves and long trousers is the best option to protect your skin and feel comfortable at the same time.

When it’s colder or during wintertime, you will be good to go with your favorite winter clothes. Warm trousers, thick sweaters, and a comfortable and thick winter jacket are necessary.

We recommend trying the clothing first before going to the desert trail. You’ll want to make sure that you’re able to run, sit down and, of course, drive feeling free.

Desert footwear

We recommend you to bring along comfortable, closed shoes. Make sure they also have good grip, which is essential for the terrain. Sneakers, trainers, and walking shoes are suitable too.

What to avoid

  • Flip flops
  • Short sleeves

Protective gear is a must. You can learn more about it in our FAQs.

Final thoughts

We hope we have provided useful information for your next ride in the desert.

Aside from all the previous recommendations, you need to be aware that the most important factor is your comfort. You need to feel free to make any movements from sitting on the ground and riding your vehicle to walking, etc.

When it’s cold, having an extra layer of clothes is never a bad idea, as the temperatures can vary quite a bit.

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