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November, 30, 2016

What to Pack on Your Next ATV or UTV Excursion

The Best ATV Accessories of 2016 that you need to have! 

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Being the owner of an ATV or UTV is extremely fun and rewarding, but one must keep in mind the risks that come along with owning such a large and powerful piece of machinery. Riding is a great way to get outside and explore, but it’s important to prepare with safety equipment as well as communication gear to keep in touch with fellow riders. Conquering the wilderness is a rush but one must always be prepared for the unexpected, as nature has a way of taking us by surprise and we want you to be prepared for any challenges along the way.

Safety Equipment

Safety is by far the most important thing to take into consideration and there are a quite a few four wheeler accessories that riders should always have on hand in case of emergency. Although most trips run smoothly, it’s a must to travel with the gear you’ll need to get you out of any sticky situation. Whether you blow a tire, get stuck in a ditch, or get caught up in an unexpected storm, this first section of necessities has got you covered.

  • Helmet
  • First aid kit
  • Winch
  • Lights
  • Tool kit
  • Cell phone charger & External battery
  • 12 Volt Air Pump
  • Tire plugs
  • Rain & Weather gear
  • Extra gas
  • Matches
  • Food & water

Food Storage

Day trips or overnight trips involve planning and packing food and plenty of water. Packing food involves some more specific types of quad accessories to ensure the freshness and protection of the food you bring. Depending on the area in which you are taking your ATV or UTV always keep in mind the threat of animals such as bears being attracted to food you have packed for your trip. Bear resistant containers are a must for overnight trips in many areas throughout the United States.

  • Drybox
  • Cooler
  • Bear safe containers

High-tech Accessories

In the market for some new tech toys? Well, then this section is for you. Take your adventures to the next level with action cameras, communication, and much more. When you’re cruising through the woods at high speeds over rocks and all sorts of rough terrain, Bluetooth communication is essential. No longer shout over your rides roaring engine to get your buddy’s attention. The ability to have your whole crew chatting over a Bluetooth intercom, right in your ear is the magic of Sena communication devices.

Sena Prism Action Camera – Out on the road, it’s always great to have a camera ready to go in order to capture the action. The prism comes with plenty of mounts for the body of your ATV, your helmet or anywhere you choose to place it.   

Sena 20S Bluetooth Communication – This communication device does it all. The 20S was engineered for use with motorcycles, but knows how to get the job done when it comes to ATV adventures. Mount the 20S to your helmet and install the microphone and speakers within the helmet and you’re ready to listen to music and freely chat with multiple riding companions.

Sena 10C Bluetooth Communication and Camera – The 10C is a Bluetooth communication device and camera all in one. No matter where you are, easily snap photos or video of your ride. Listen to music, hear GPS navigation and more through the 10C.  

Sena Tufftalk Bluetooth Communication Headset – Tufftalk is a new product from Sena that offers Bluetooth communication in a protective earmuff. Not only can you communicate through Tufftalk and listen to music, but it protects your ears from harmful noise of your ATV.  

General Accessories

As far as ATV accessories go the list is really endless. New products come out regularly and one can go as crazy as they please with buying new and innovative products to enhance their experience with their all-terrain vehicle. Safety first, but after that it is always exciting to add to the ever-growing lineup of ATV accessories. At the top of our list is a great cargo basket so you don’t have to cut corners when it comes to packing for a trip. In addition to everything listed it’s always a good idea to pack extras of EVERYTHING, you never know what the road, or lack of road will throw your way.

  • Extra Bungee Cords  
  • Cargo Basket
  • Good company

For both newcomers and professionals alike, the items found on this list can make ATV adventuring a more enjoyable and safer experience. When venturing in the great outdoors you can never be too cautious packing ahead of time and preparing for the unknown is a must. ATV’ing is all about the adventure, but also be prepared for any hazards that might come your way.  And with the above mentioned high-tech accessories, you will have everything you need to communicate and capture your entire adventure in crystal clear HD quality to share with friends and family. For more ATV gadgets and accessories, please visit our Outdoor section for a wide variety of Sena products that are perfect for ATV excursions.

Until next time… Have fun, ride safe and #RideConnected.