Today, four-wheelers, or ATVs, are more popular than ever. Most of those ATV users are outdoor enthusiasts and/or hunters. The two main reasons I hear echoing from the mouths of users are easier access to remote areas and less wear and tear on trucks that cost $50,000+. I even use them on occasion for that exact reason myself from time to time. If it is legal, by all means take advantage of it. I have used ATVs and UTVs for the better part of 20 years now, and when it is cold, you want to be prepared for the worst. Here are a few items that I have with me at all times when the temperature gauge dips below freezing.
10 degrees F and I’m all smiles in Aegis top and bottom from Kryptek. The Aegis cold weather glove is a must when riding when it is frigid outside. They are warm, lightweight and functional. I also use them while snowmobiling.
Owner and Operator Brent Heck mentioned that I had pretty much covered everything but a windshield. I thought windshields were for the old guys. Turns out I must be pretty old because after talking to him, I placed an order for one.
One other thing Brent mentioned was this time of year that people start storing their ATV and with today’s ethanol gas that only has a shelf life of 6 weeks, a fuel treatment additive is a must. If you want your ATV to start in the spring without some costly repairs, I recommend you spend the extra seven dollars and buy a bottle.