Winter… the coldest and darkest season of them all. But winter doesn’t have to be all dark and gloomy. With the right equipment, you can keep riding all winter long. Winter has its own kind of beauty that is just waiting for you to explore. You just need to prepare for the weather. Here are a few of our favorite accessories to help keep you warm for your winter adventures.
Good Base Layers – Dressing warmly is obviously a must, but is one of the most common mistakes we see in cold weather. Get a good solid base layer and build up from there. There are tons of options to choose from, and they don’t have to be expensive.
Steering Wheel Heater and some nice, warm gloves – Keeping your hands and feet warm in the cold is one of the biggest challenges you’ll have. But there are a lot of products out there that will help. Starting with really warm gloves and boots is essential. Steering wheel warmers just make life all the better.
Windshield – Windshields help keep the wind, snow and rain out of your cab when it’s cold outside. Having a good windshield will make a big difference when you’re trying to stay warm. And we know where you can find the perfect one. Check out our full folding windshields at ClearlyTough.com.
Cab Heater – This one is great for keeping you out on the trail in really cold weather. These work much in the same way a heater in your car or truck does, and you can pick one up for a fairly reasonable price.
Prepping your Machine
Winch – Having a winch is so beneficial. A winch can pull you out if you get stuck, lift your plow and help clear debris. The applications for this accessory are seemingly endless.
Plow – Plow your way through sidewalks, driveways, trails and more this winter. This is a fun and useful accessory that makes winter riding much more enjoyable.
Tires with Good Tread or Chains – You don’t necessarily need snow specific tires, but you’ll want something with good, solid treads. You can also get chains for your tires that will provide you with a ton of traction. Remember not to use these on the asphalt though. They work best in pretty extreme conditions.
Lights – It gets dark a lot earlier in the day during the winter season. So make sure you have adequate lighting on your machine. If your headlights don’t seem to quite cut it, consider getting a light bar.
Winter can be a wonderful time to get out there and explore. These are just a few accessories that can make your winter riding experiences fabulous. Get out there and enjoy.